Photographer David Oastler got his hands on an early copy of the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Sony FE lens, and while he couldn't take pictures with it, he did get to test its focusing capabilities. The great news: this thing focuses just as fast a Sony native lens.
Articles tagged "lens"
May 10, 2018 at 13:00
Award-winning wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his experience shooting polar bears with the new Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR in one of the harshest places on Earth. Find out why Galitz calls his $12,000 behemoth "a dream lens."
Budget camera gear brand Yongnuo has debuted a new lens. Made for the Canon EF mount, the YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens offers a 1:1 magnification ratio at a minimum focusing distance of 23cm. No word yet on how much (or how little) it will cost.
lens newsMay 9, 2018 at 17:48
The limited edition lens joins the original black and brass versions, as well as the chrome-plated version released last year. You just have to be willing to pony up an extra $150.
lens newsMay 8, 2018 at 15:36
Hasselblad is finally releasing the previously announced XCD 21mm F4 lens for the mirrorless medium format Hasselblad X1D system. According to Hassy, the 17mm full-frame equivalent lens is the company's widest lens ever.
lens newsApr 26, 2018 at 14:34
German lens manufacturer Meyer-Optik Goerlizt is expanding its range of F0.95 aperture lenses with the release of the Nocturnus 75mm. That makes it the world's fastest lens for that particular focal length.
lens newsApr 20, 2018 at 19:55
The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105mm F2.7 is Meyer Optik's latest Kickstarter lens revival, and it promises "natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture" ... whatever that means.
lens newsApr 20, 2018 at 18:15
Chinese accessories brand Meike has announced it will introduce an 85mm F1.8 lens for Canon and Nikon full frame DSLRs that will feature autofocus. This will be the company’s first AF lens.
lens newsApr 17, 2018 at 16:41
Pricing and availability have been announced for Tokina's high-end Fírin 20mm F2 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount. If you're curious about this lens, you'll be able to pick up your own starting in June for $950 USD.
lens newsApr 10, 2018 at 17:24
This new CINE lens lineup from SLR Magic features five lenses in all, four of which will be ready to ship next month: a 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2, and 75mm T1.5. An 18mm T2.9 will follow "by Q3 2018."
lens newsApr 9, 2018 at 14:21
The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH is the first ultra-wide angle zoom for Leica's full-frame mirrorless SL-system. It promises "unparalleled imaging performance and versatility, coupled with supremely quick and quiet autofocus."
lens newsApr 6, 2018 at 16:26
Filter maker NiSi surprised everyone this week by unveiling a set of cinema primes. The new NiSi F3 cinema lenses can cover a full-frame sensor and will be available in PL, Canon EF, and Sony E mounts.
videoApr 6, 2018 at 14:59
In 2010, wildlife filmmaker Ivo Nörenberg asked Canon to create a lens with a seemingly impossible set of specifications. Four years later, Canon delivered the $78,000 CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens.
lens newsApr 5, 2018 at 23:05
Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for the 3-in-1 Neptune Convertible Art Lens System, Lomography has added the new ultra-wide front lens to the lineup. Meet the Naiad 15mm F3.8 Art Lens.
lens newsApr 2, 2018 at 14:25
Meyer Optik Gorlitz has redesigned its super-fast 50mm F0.95 lens both inside and out, and has added a Leica M mount option to the existing Fuji X and Sony E fittings.
mobileMar 29, 2018 at 17:17
Smartphone accessory maker Moment has launched a new product line targeted specifically at mobile filmmakers. The lineup includes an anamorphic lens, a gimbal counterweight, and a smartphone filter mount.
sample galleryMar 14, 2018 at 13:00
The Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE is a budget-friendly option for users of Sony's a7-series that are looking to get into the 35mm focal length.
Mar 2, 2018 at 08:41
The Leica DG Vario 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH is the third and final lens in Panasonic's latest premium zoom lens lineup, and we had the chance to handle it in person at this year's CP+ show in Japan. Check out how this high-end tele-zoom handles in our slideshow.
lens newsFeb 23, 2018 at 14:17
Sigma announced pricing and availability for its much-anticipated 14-24mm F2.8 Art lens today, revealing that the ultra-wide zoom will begin shipping mid-March for $1,300 USD.
lens newsFeb 19, 2018 at 19:18
Tamron is teasing another lens announcement, but this time leaked images reveal what it is. On February 22nd, expect Tamron to unveil the 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD.
Feb 19, 2018 at 14:00
There was a time when Fujifilm mirrorless camera users may have felt the need to go to another system to shoot video. Thanks to a new camera and a couple of lenses, they suddenly have some sweet options.
Feb 12, 2018 at 23:35
The much-anticipated Sony 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens announced back in October has allegedly been spotted in the wild, being tested by the pros at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
reviewJan 18, 2018 at 14:00
The Handevision Iberit 35mm F2.4 is a budget manual-focus prime lens for Leica's M-mount, and a slightly-less-budget alternative for Fujifilm X-mount and Sony E-mount photographers. We've been trying it out for a few days.
Jan 5, 2018 at 16:04
Two high-resolution leaked product images show that Samyang/Rokinon is preparing to release its first ever autofocus lens for Canon EF mount: the AF 14mm F2.8 EF.
Jan 3, 2018 at 19:52
How does one of the best cameras of 2017 handle Canon's beastly 200mm F2L IS USM? Photographer and YouTuber Manny Ortiz took the combo to a family photo shoot he was doing to find out.
sample galleryDec 21, 2017 at 13:00
If you're on a budget and want a Sony FE 35mm F1.4 lens with autofocus, this new Rokinon lens may do the trick – though it's not without some compromises.
lens newsDec 20, 2017 at 15:23
Hasselblad has announced an adapter that will allow owners of its XPan film camera to mount their lenses on the digital medium format X1D. The new adapter’s launch coincides with yesterday’s X1D firmware update, which introduced an XPan crop mode to the viewfinder and rear LCD.
lens newsDec 19, 2017 at 16:26
Cosina Japan has announced pricing and availability for the long-awaited E-mount Voigtlander Nokton classic 35mm F1.4. Sony shooters will be able to grab it starting in February 2018, for about $750 USD.
sample galleryDec 17, 2017 at 22:27
If you're on a budget and want a Sony FE 50mm F1.4 lens that'll autofocus, this one is worth consideration. But as is usually the case, you get what you pay for.
Dec 15, 2017 at 16:53
Canon might be planning to bring catadioptric 'mirror' lenses back from the dead. A new Canon patent spotted in Japan describes a 400mm F5.6 catadioptric lens that would use a variable density ‘electrochromic’ filter to 'stop down' the lens.
Dec 5, 2017 at 18:50
The Pinhole Pro S comes in two flavors. The S11 is an 11mm lens with a 120 degree FOV designed for mirrorless cameras, while the S36 is a 37mm lens with a 60 degree FOV designed for DSLRs.
Dec 4, 2017 at 20:08
Sigma's 14mm F1.8 Art lens has been called the astrophotographer's dream lens. Ultra-wide and ultra-fast, watch how this lens actually makes it possible to capture a hand-held shot of the Milky Way!
Dec 1, 2017 at 14:00
2017 has been a pretty good year for lenses, but the one that had the biggest impact for editor Dale Baskin was the Sigma 14mm F1.8 prime, a lens that lets him capture big sky and magic light.
lens newsNov 29, 2017 at 14:45
Leica's Noctilux family just got a new member! Meet the Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH: a lens that promises 'impeccable speed', 'exceptional imaging performance', and 'hair-thin depth of focus.'
sample galleryNov 23, 2017 at 12:00
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. At #2 we have another staff favorite – the Sony Alpha a9.
sample galleryNov 22, 2017 at 12:00
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017 – the Fujifilm X100F takes the bronze and the #3 spot.
Nov 20, 2017 at 17:52
Considering buying Sigma's exciting new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for crop-sensor E-Mount and M43? Check out these official full-res samples first!
sample galleryNov 19, 2017 at 12:00
We're counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. Drum roll please... the #6 spot belongs to none other than the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DH HSM Art.
lens newsNov 15, 2017 at 21:01
The Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm F1.4 lens is being relaunched in 7 different mounts, including: Sony A, Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fujifilm G, Pentax K, and Leica L. Got an extra three grand lying around?
sample galleryNov 15, 2017 at 12:00
Between now and the end of the year we'll be counting down our top 10 most popular sample galleries of 2017. Coming in at #10 is a fast wide prime and part of the highly-acclaimed Sigma Art series.
lens newsNov 9, 2017 at 16:47
Sigma has officially announced pricing and availability for its 'world's first' 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens for crop-sensor Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras.
lens newsNov 3, 2017 at 16:05
Hasselbald has released its lens roadmap for 2018, announcing a new 135mm F2.8 and promising to deliver an 80mm that will be "the highest aperture lens that Hasselblad has ever introduced."
Oct 27, 2017 at 20:20
Sigma has used the Photo Plus Expo show in New York as a launchpad for an all-new lens – the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. It's a fast, high-quality prime for cropped-sensor Sony E-mount and M43 cameras.
Oct 27, 2017 at 16:59
Leica's newest lens is one of its oldest. The Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 is a (slightly) modernized recreation of a classic 1930s design, famed for its unique soft focus look. We just got our hands on one.
lens newsOct 24, 2017 at 16:00
Meet the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN |Contemporary lens: "the world’s first interchangeable lens for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras in the APS-C format to offer a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent) and F1.4 brightness."
Oct 18, 2017 at 17:18
In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, camera and lens maker Sigma is extending its standard product warranty to cover damage caused by these three natural disasters.
lens newsOct 17, 2017 at 16:12
Leica is resurrecting a portrait lens from the 1930s: the Thambar-M 1:2.2/90. This lens features just 4 lens elements, and was famous for its spherical aberration that creates extremely soft images.
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