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Venus Optics officially launches the Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro

The Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro lens offers professional and amateur macro photographers alike a compact, lightweight option that can get you extremely close to your subject.

Cosina announced three new Voigtlander lenses at CP+

Japanese optical manufacturer Cosina has announced three new Voigtlander lenses at the CP+ show in Yokohama. The trio consists of two lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, and a new 50mm F1.2 Nokton lens for Leica M shooters.

Tokina unveils 'top premium' Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens for Canon and Nikon

Full-frame Canon and Nikon shooters have a new 50mm F1.4 lens to consider. The Tokina 50mm F1.4 FF features an ultrasonic motor, weather-sealed design, and a focus ring that rotates the same direction as native Canon and Nikon glass.

Sigma unveils 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master'

The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is the longest F1.4 lens in the Art line to date, earning a spot as the series' flagship model.

Sigma introduces 70mm F2.8, first Art series macro

The Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro offers true 1:1 reproduction and emphasizes optical performance over autofocus speed.

Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes

Sigma has announced plans to bring seven of its full-frame Art lenses to native E-mount, plus versions of the 70mm F2.8 and 105mm also announced today.

Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH

Panasonic has formally announced the Leica DG Vario 50-200mm, the latest lens in its line of F2.8-4 zooms. It's the third lens in the series, and the final model Panasonic promised at CES 2017 when it announced the 12-60mm.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D and 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro lenses

Venus Optics just debuted two interesting new lenses. For mirrorless APS-C shooters, the company released the wide-angle Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D; for full-frame shooters, the company released the 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro lens.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art will cost just $1,300, seriously undercuts Nikon

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.

Tokina unveils the FíRIN 20mm F2.0 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount

The Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is a followup to the MF version released in 2016, which adds (you guessed it) autofocus capabilities. Optically, the two lenses are identical.

Leaked: Tokina to announce Opera 50mm F1.4 FF and FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lenses

The Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a full-frame lens for Nikon and Canon mounts, while the FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF for Sony E-Mount replaces the FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF announced in September of 2016.

Tamron announces 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD for full-frame DSLRs

Tamron has announced a full-frame 70-210mm F4 tele-zoom, boasting moisture-resistance, a minimum focus distance of 0.95m/37.4in and up to 5 stops of stabilization – all for $800.

Tamron is working on a 28-75mm F2.8 lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras

Details are thin at this point, but the 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD will offer "superb optical performance" and a moisture-resistant construction.

Samyang unveils 'premium' XP 50mm F1.2 lens for 50MP sensors and 8K capture

The third Excellence in Performance (XP) lens from Samyang, the XP 50mm F1.2 for Canon full-frame cameras is meant to resolve over 50MP for photography and easily capture 8K resolution for video.

Photos of Tamron 70-210mm F4 lens leaked, announcement February 22nd

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.

Lensbaby introduces Burnside 35 with variable vignetting

Lensbaby has announced the Burnside 35, which it calls an adaptation of the Petzval lens design with the added benefit of an effect slider to adjust the strength of vignetting and bokeh.

Fujifilm's MKX lenses bring affordable cinema glass to X-mount

With the release of its Fujinon MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and MKX 50-135mm T2.9 cinema lenses, Fujifilm finally gives X-mount shooters access to some great lenses that have already been available to E-mount shooters for months.

Tamron teases new lens ahead of CP+

Tamron just published a teaser image that seems to show a new mirrorless zoom lens is "coming soon." An official announcement is probably planned for CP+, but join us for some good ol' fashioned speculation in the meantime.

Zeiss unveils 'small, robust and versatile' Loxia 25mm F2.4 lens

The Loxia 25mm F2.4 joins four other manual-focus Loxia lenses designed specifically for Sony's full-frame mirrorless cameras—a "small, robust and versatile" lens that will keep your kit light and inconspicuous when you're on the go.

Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens

Sigma has announced a new full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens for Canon, Nikon and the company's own SA-mount. This ultra-wide zoom features a 9-blade aperture, 26cm (10") minimum focus distance and a weight of around 1.2 kg (2.5 lb). Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

Leaked: Sigma preparing to release 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens

Sigma has sprung a major leak ahead of CP+. It seems the lens and camera maker is planning to add a 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art series ultra-wide zoom lens to its lineup very soon.

Meike teases three new lenses: 50mm F1.7, 25mm F2.0 and 25mm T2.2

Chinese accessory and optical manufacturer Meike has posted a picture on its website of three new lenses it plans to launch in the coming months. Two stills lenses are promised, a 50mm and a 25mm, as well as a 25mm designed for video shooters.

Fujifilm introduces XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 lens, its first X-series power zoom

Fujifilm has announced its first power zoom lens for X-series cameras: the XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ. This compact, stabilized lens, equivalent to 23-69mm on X-series bodies, has a minimum focus distance of 5 cm and weighs just 136 g.

Leica announces APO-Summicron-SL 75mm and 90mm F2 lenses

Leica has announced a pair of short telephoto lenses for its SL full-frame mirrorless camera. The APO-Summicron-SL 75mm and 90mm F2 ASPH lenses feature an apochromatic design to reduce chromatic aberration, one aspherical element and minimum focusing distances of around 0.5m.

Nikon's 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens features built-in teleconverter

Nikon has announced a new full-frame zoom lens, aimed at professional sports and wildlife photographers. The AF-S Nikkor 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR features a built-in 1.4x teleconverter and a claimed 4 stops of shake reduction.

Samyang unveils AF 14mm F2.8 EF, its first autofocus lens for Canon

Meet Samyang's first autofocus lens for Canon EF-Mount: the AF 14mm F2.8 EF. At just 700 Euro (~$840 USD), this new third-party offering gives Canon shooters a much more affordable option to Canon's own $2,100 14mm F2.8L II IS USM.

Moment filter mount lets you add 62mm filters to its smartphone lenses

The Moment filter adapter kit allows you to attach any filter with a 62mm thread to its iPhone accessory lenses.

Sony introduces E-mount 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens for APS-C bodies

Sony has introduced an optically stabilized 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 E-mount lens that is 'an ideal fit' for its a6000 series of mirrorless cameras.

Yongnuo announces YN 14mm F2.8 in Canon mount

Yongnuo has unveiled a new Canon-mount lens. This time, they're offering an alternative to Canon's ultra-wide angle 14mm F2.8L II, and while you can be sure the quality will fall short of Canon's version, the Yongnuo is likely to be a whole lot more affordable.

Hasselblad unveils XPan lens adapter for the mirrorless medium format X1D

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.

The Voigtländer Nokton classic 35mm F1.4 for E-Mount ships in February, will cost $750

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.

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.

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