New T4i and the 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens

Categories Photography & Art

Oops, I’m a little slow, but if you haven’t heard yet, Canon just announced some new products.

T4i/650D

T4i

Continuous AF during HD Video Recording
For the first time in a Canon EOS DSLR, the EOS Rebel T4i includes Canon’s new Movie Servo AF for recording video. When used with Canon’s new EF and EF-S STM lenses, the camera can provide smooth and quiet continuous AF while recording video.

Canon’s First Touch-Screen DSLR
Another Canon first, the EOS Rebel T4i includes a best-in-class Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II featuring 1.04 million dot resolution for unparalleled, clear viewing. The electro-static touch-panel screen is the most advanced that Canon has released to date with multi-touch capabilities allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures. Camera operation has been simplified through this feature allowing for Touch Focus or Touch Shutter controls via the vari-angle touch-screen.

Pre-order the T4i at B&H Photo

New EF 40mm f2.8 STM Pancake Lens

New Canon EF 40mm f2.8 Pancake Lens

Specs:

  • STM – Continuous Autofocus for Shooting Video
  • Bright f/2.8 Aperture
  • Lightweight 4.6 oz Lens
  • Unobtrusive–Less Than 1″ Long
  • Aspherical Element–High Image Quality
  • Optimized Coatings Reduce Ghost & Flare
  • Exceptional Color Balance
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm for Beautiful Bokeh
  • Close Focusing to 11.81″
  • 64mm Equivalent If Used on APS-C Camera

One of the first lenses I suggest to friends who are just getting into photography is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Autofocus Lens, but now I think I’ll have to add this 40mm lens to the list.

Talk to me, Goose.