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Cosina has discontinued the Zeiss SLR Classic series of lenses

It's the end of an era. Two years after releasing the Milvus line, Cosina Japan has announced that it has ceased production of the Zeiss SLR Classic series of lenses.

Lomography's 3-in-1 Neptune lens system is officially on sale

After raising over half a million dollars on Kickstarter earlier this year, Lomography has finally put its Neptune three-in-one lens system on sale for the general public.

Meyer Optik Goerlitz launches P75II F1.9 lens with coverage for medium format

Meyer Optik Goerlitz is resurrecting yet another classic lens. This time, the company has set its crowdfunding sights on the Primoplan 75mm F1.9, a lens originally manufactured in a run of just 2,000 back in the 1930s.

Leica unveils retro version of the APO-Summicron-M 50mm F2.0 ASPH to honor the LHSA

Leica has released yet another lens this week. This time, it's a special 'LHSA' edition of the APO-Summicron-M 50mm F2 ASPH that merges the styling of the 1954 Summicron 50mm F2 with the optics of the modern lens released in 2012.

Leica unveils Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH lens with 'hair-thin depth of focus'

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.'

Sigma's high-end Art lenses get $100 Black Friday discount

Sigma is discounting 13 different high-performance 'Art' series lenses from today until November 30th. The company is calling it an 'unprecedented' sale.

Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm F1.4 lens relaunched with 7 mount options

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?

Sigma's new 16mm F1.4 will cost $450, ships this month

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.

Panasonic announces Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS telephoto prime

Panasonic has announced its Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS tele-prime. This hefty, weather-sealed lens has 15 elements, 2 of which are 'ultra extra-low dispersion,' along with a triple linear motor system and support for Panasonic's Dual I.S. system. A 1.4x teleconverter is bundled for even more range.

Hasselblad unveils 135mm F2.8 for X1D, promises 80mm with fastest aperture yet

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."

Ricoh announces new lenses for both APS-C and full-frame Pentax cameras

Ricoh has announced two new Pentax 'Star-series' lenses, designed to be optimized for high megapixel sensors; there's a 50mm F1.4 covering a full 35mm image circle as well as an 11-18mm F2.8 for crop sensor cameras.

Tamron unveils lightweight 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom for $800

Tamron just released the new 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD—a lightweight ultra-telephoto zoom lens that Tamron says offers ''superior image quality" as well as "fast and precise AF."

Olympus 45mm and 17mm F1.2 Pro lenses emphasize bokeh quality

Olympus is announcing two new high-end F1.2 primes: a 17mm and 45mm. The company has paid much attention to optimizing the bokeh each lens produces, and offer Pro-series touches like weather-sealing and a snap-back focus clutch.

Hands-on with the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses

We take a hands-on look at the new 17mm F1.2 Pro and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses from Olympus, a pair of fast primes that promise excellent optical performance and beautiful bokeh in a compact, lightweight package.

Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens

Sony is adding even more versatility to its full-frame mirrorless lens line by introducing the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS. Priced at $1299, this lens is smaller and lighter than the competition, according to Sony.

Sony developing a 400mm F2.8 G Master lens

Sony is keeping good on its promise to support professional sports shooters by announcing the development of a 400mm F2.8 GM lens.

Sigma developing 'world's first' 16mm F1.4 lens for crop sensor E-Mount and MFT

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."

Zeiss reveals Milvus 25mm F1.4 lens, the 11th in the manual-focus family

The Zeiss Milvus family of manual-focus full-frame lenses just gained a new member. Meet the Zeiss Milvus 24mm F1.4: a fast, rugged new lens designed primarily for landscape and architecture photography.

Leica is resurrecting the soft-focus Thambar 90mm F2.2 portrait lens from 1935

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.

Samyang unveils 35mm F1.4 autofocus lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless

Samyang has announced its fourth autofocus prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras: meet the long-rumored and much-anticipated Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE.

Sigma to reveal new lens at PDN PhotoPlus Expo 2017

Sigma will showcase most of its product line-up at the upcoming trade show, but the company also plans to launch a brand new lens as well.

Voigtlander reveals pricing for 40mm F2 Ultron and 40mm F1.2 Nokton lenses

Voigtlander's updated 40mm F2 Ultron for Nikon and brand new 40mm F1.2 Nokton for Sony E-Mount will cost $515 and $1,000, respectively. They're ready to ship next week.

iZugar launches 220-degree super fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds

The new iZugar 3.25mm F2.5 super fisheye lens offers an insane 220-degree angle of view. That means it can basically see behind itself... good luck keeping your feet out of the shot.

Oprema Jena revives Biotar 58mm F2 lens with record-setting 17 aperture blades

After successfully crowdfunding the Biotar 75mm F1.5, Oprema Jena is at it again. This time they're bringing back the Biotar 58mm F2: the world's only lens with a 17-blade aperture.

Tamron developing lightweight, compact 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 lens

Tamron is working on a lightweight, durable and compact 100-400mm tele-zoom lens that will be available for Canon and Nikon cameras by the end of the year.

SLR Magic announces CINE 18mm F2.8 lens for Sony E-Mount

SLR Magic's latest lens for Sony E-Mount cameras looks like a good option for landscape and architectural photographers, as well as video-shooters.

Kenko Tokina updates 400mm mirror lens with better coatings

A new version of Kenko’s 400mm mirror lens is to be released this month that is said to feature better anti-reflective coatings for improved flare performance.

Fujifilm XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro offers 1:1 reproduction

Fujifilm is officially announcing the XF 80mm F2.8 Macro, a lens that previously appeared on the company's X-mount roadmap. The 80mm F2.8 is equivalent to 122mm on Fuji's X-series bodies, and gives full 1:1 macro reproduction.

Fujifilm adds GF 45mm F2.8 R WR, expands medium-format lens roadmap

In addition to announcing a weather-resistant 36mm equivalent prime, Fujifilm has updated its medium-format GF system lens roadmap and detailed an upcoming GFX 50S firmware update.

ShareGrid publishes the 'Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test'

What do you get when you mix 42 anamorphic lenses with a volunteer crew of professional filmmakers? The Ultimate Anamorphic Lens Test. You don't need to be a filmmaker to appreciate these tests, and as we discover, anamorphics are for still photographers too.

Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens

Canon has announced the EF 85mm F1.4L IS USM stabilized portrait prime. It's Canon's first F1.4 offering at that focal length and is expected to ship in November for $1600.

Canon launches a trio of tilt-shift lenses: 50mm, 90mm and 135mm

In addition to a new portrait prime, Canon has introduced three new 1:2 macro tilt-shift lenses: the TS-E 50mm F2.8L Macro, TS-E 90mm F2.8L Macro and 135mm F4L Macro. The lenses include usability enhancements and advanced anti-reflective coatings.

Oprema Jena is also resurrecting the Biotar 58mm F2.0 lens, will cost $2,000

Oprema Jena is on a roll. After a wildly successful Kickstarter to bring back the legendary Zeiss Biotar 75mm F1.5 lens, the company is sweetening the pot by resurrecting the Biotar 58mm F2 as well.

Venus Optics' long-awaited Laowa 15mm F2 for Sony FE is finally available

Venus Optics has announced the price and delivery date of the second lens to join its Zero-D line up: the 15mm F2 for Sony’s E mount. A lens they've dubbed, "the world's fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame."

Oprema Jena seeks to resurrect the legendary Zeiss Biotar 75mm F1.5

The company behind the new Meyer Optik Goerlitz lens manufacturing business has formed a new brand to bring back the Biotar 75mm F1.5 that was made by Carl Zeiss Jena in the 1940s and 50s.

Lomography unveils chrome-plated Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens

To celebrate the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 lens' successful Kickstarter campaign, Lomography has announced a chrome-plated version of the lens in Nikon and Canon DSLR mounts.

Voigtlander says the new 65mm F2 E-Mount macro is one of its finest lenses ever

Lens manufacturer Voigtlander has introduced a 65mm F2 macro lens for Sony E-mount that it says "rates as one of the finest in the history of Voigtländer."

Photographer duo reinvents Emil Busch’s 1910 Glaukar portrait lens on Kickstarter

A portrait lens from 1910 might be coming back to life if two photographers from Germany succeed in a new Kickstarter project—the latest development in the craze to remake vintage optics.

7Artisans teases 50mm F1.0 lens, in case the 50mm F1.1 isn't quite fast enough

After showing off a series of four exciting new lenses for various mounts, Chinese company 7Artisans is teasing another one: a 50mm F1.0 lens that hasn't been officially announced yet.

Sigma announces pricing and availability of 14mm and 135mm T2 Cine Prime lenses

Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its new Cine Prime lenses. The 14mm and 135mm T2 primes will be available from later this month, for $4999.

Nikon reveals full-frame AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR

Nikon has announced its first full-frame lens with a stepping motor: the AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR. In addition, this latest 70-300 has improved image stabilization and a shorter minimum focus distance.

7Artisans unveils range of low cost, fast lenses for mirrorless cameras

Chinese optical manufacturer 7Artisans recently introduced an odd assortment of mirrorless camera lenses—four lenses that are intended to provide low-cost alternatives to branded optics.

C.P. Goerz launches 'always-in-focus' Citograph 35mm lens on Kickstarter

German startup C.P. Goerz just launched its new 'always-in-focus' Citograph 35mm f/8 lens on Kickstarter. The lens is designed to shoot photos 'instantly,' by removing the need to manually focus.

SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras

Chinese manufacturer Sainsonic has released a 50mm F1.1 lens for Sony E and Canon EOS M mounts, with a Fujifilm variant coming soon. The price for all that speed? A paltry $170 USD.

Latest Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 lens improves AF speeds, image stabilization

Tamron has announced the next generation of its 24-70mm F2.8 lens. The 'G2' version sports a new Micro-Processing Unit for faster and more accurate focusing, and the image stabilization system can now reduce shake by up to five stops.

Handevision Iberit 90mm F2.4 lens launches for Leica M-mount

Handevision is now shipping its all-metal Iberit 90mm F2.4 short telephoto lens for Leica M-mount 35mm and full-frame cameras.

Lensbaby announces Velvet 85 F1.8 lens for 'lustrous skin tones'

Lensbaby has announced the Velvet 85 F1.8 for interchangeable lens cameras. The lens is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony E, Sony A, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Fuji X and Micro 4/3 mounts.

Tamron introduces 'ultra-telephoto' 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 zoom lens

Tamron has announced the longest all-in-one zoom lens currently available, the 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD. Designed for Canon and Nikon crop-sensor cameras, the lens will be available in July.

Pricing for Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM and 24-70 F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses announced, undercuts the competition

Pricing and shipping have finally been revealed for two highly anticipated lenses from Sigma, announced in February.

Zeiss launches Milvus 1.4/35 full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon

Zeiss says its new lens is particularly suited for portrait photography but also a good all-rounder and can be used in video applications.

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