Irix has opened up pre-orders for its 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens, which is expected to ship in December 2018.
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lens newsNov 2, 2018 at 17:58
Sigma has announced the prices for three of the lenses it announced at the Photokina trade show in September. The 40mm F1.4 DG Art, 56mm F1.4 DC DN for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras and the Sony E-mount version of its 105mm F1.4 Art will all be available this month.
lens newsOct 30, 2018 at 14:45
MS Optics has created its latest Sonnar-inspired lens, the Sonnetar 73mm F1.5 FMC.
lens newsOct 26, 2018 at 21:41
Sigma has clarified which of its lenses will and won't work with Canon and Nikon's latest mirrorless cameras.
lens newsOct 18, 2018 at 13:45
If you've backed one of the company's crowdfunding projects, the reward will not arrive and you won't get your money back either as Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company, Net SE, is completely dead.
lens newsSep 27, 2018 at 19:11
Zeiss has announced the Batis 40mm F2 CF, bridging the sizable gap between their 25mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 offerings. As with other Batis offerings, the 40mm F2 has autofocus and is compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras.
lens newsSep 27, 2018 at 08:00
A dramatic flurry of lenses has emerged from independent manufacturer Laowa at Photokina as the company shows a total of eight new models in a wide range of mounts.
lens newsSep 26, 2018 at 15:10
Tamron's 2nd-generation full-frame wide-angle zoom features new coatings, faster AF speeds and improved vibration control. We got some hands on time with it, here's what we thought.
lens newsSep 25, 2018 at 18:03
Hasselblad is expanding their X System with their announcement of three new lenses: the XCD 80mm F1.9, XCD 65mm F2.8 and XCD 135mm F2.8, along with a teleconverter. The 80mm F1.9 is the fastest in the system. Get all the details and check out Hasselblad's official sample images here.
lens newsSep 25, 2018 at 18:01
Sigma has announced an updated 70-200mm F2.8 Sport, alongside 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport lenses for several full frame lens mounts, including Canon, Nikon and, in the case of the Art lenses, Sony E.
lens newsSep 25, 2018 at 13:00
Fujifilm is adding a trio of new medium-format lenses to its G-mount roadmap. GFX owners will soon be able to get their hands on 100-200mm F5.6, 45-100mm F4 and compact 50mm F3.5 lenses. Pricing and availability have not been announced.
lens newsSep 25, 2018 at 12:12
Micro Four Thirds users will soon get a super fast, constant aperture wide angle zoom.
lens newsSep 20, 2018 at 14:00
Sony has taken the wraps off of its new 24mm F1.4 GM full-frame lens, which the company claims is the lightest in its class. Despite its fast aperture, the 24mm F1.4 is remarkably light, weighing just 445 grams (15.7 ounces). The lens will set you back $1400 when it ships next month.
lens newsSep 13, 2018 at 17:00
The case was first announced earlier this year as a Kickstarter campaign and comes with a range of features aimed at iPhone photographers.
lens newsSep 5, 2018 at 09:15
Amid its full-frame mirrorless announcements, Canon has also made room for some L-series lens updates, with new 400mm F2.8L and 600mm F4L super-tele primes.
lens newsSep 5, 2018 at 08:30
Alongside the new RF system, Canon announced the EF-M 32mm F1.4 STM, which offers an equivalent focal length of just over 50mm when attached to an M-series mirrorless body.
lens newsSep 5, 2018 at 07:15
With the launch of the RF mount, four lenses have debuted alongside the consumer-grade EOS R, providing a tantalizing glimpse into Canon's future ambitions.
lens newsAug 31, 2018 at 07:00
Tamron has updated its 15-30mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom with a 'G2' model. The lens features new elements and coatings, a new autofocus processor and an enhanced Vibration Correction with 4.5 stops of shake reduction. The lens will be available in Canon and Nikon mounts.
lens newsAug 23, 2018 at 08:33
Nikon has laid out its ambitious plans for the next three years of Z-mount lenses. The most eye-catching is a 58mm F0.95 'Noct' lens and, naturally, standard focal lengths such as an 85mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 70-200mm F2.8 will be appearing in due course, as well.
lens newsAug 23, 2018 at 08:33
You can't launch a new camera system without lenses, and Nikon has three Nikkor Z-mount lenses available at and slightly after the launch of the Z 7 and Z 6. They include a 24-70 F4 S, 50mm F1.8 S and 35mm F1.8 S.
lens newsAug 23, 2018 at 08:29
The previously-announced 500mm F5.6E uses a Phase Fresnel design for a lighter and smaller body, and will arrive in September for $3600.
lens newsAug 21, 2018 at 19:00
Previously available for Canon shooters, Rokinon's ultra-wide 14mm F2.8 with autofocus will be available this fall for Nikon.
lens newsAug 10, 2018 at 10:00
Sigma is now shipping the FE versions of its 14mm F1.8 DG HSM, 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO, and 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lenses that were announced in February.
lens newsAug 6, 2018 at 07:00
Tamron has introduced the 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD zoom lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon bodies. This compact lens is weather-sealed, features a minimum focus distance of 28cm (11") and uses an 'Optimized Silent Drive' AF motor.
lens newsAug 2, 2018 at 18:50
Venus Optics has announced a new probe-shaped macro lens that captures 2x life size images down a 40cm / 15.7in barrel. The Laowa 24mm f/14 Macro Probe lens is designed to produce extreme macro on full frame bodies, and to reach subjects that are hard to approach.
Fujifilm has announced the XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens along with a matching 1.4x teleconverter. This weather-sealed lens - 'matte silver' in color with a bold green hood - has a total of 19 elements, a nine-blade aperture and five stops of shake reduction according to Fujifilm. The lens and teleconverter kit will be available in late October for $6000.
Fujifilm has updated its X-mount lens roadmap with three intriguing new models, which include 33mm F1.0 and 16mm F2.8 primes and a 16-80 F4 zoom.
Fujifilm's widest X-series zoom lens to-date, the XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR, will hit the market in late November for $2000. The weather-sealed lens features ED, Super ED and aspherical elements along with a Nano GI coating.
lens newsJul 3, 2018 at 00:10
Lens manufacturer Cosina's Macro APO-Lanthar 100mm F2.5 E-mount lens is due to begin shipping in August 2018, and is quoted on the Japanese website as having a price of ¥148,000 – approximately $1350/£1050 before tax.
lens newsJun 28, 2018 at 22:00
First announced last October, Ricoh is ready to ship the HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW, a weather-sealed fast prime for the company's full-frame DSLRs. It will be available in late July for $1199.
lens newsJun 27, 2018 at 14:00
Sony's previously announced 400mm F2.8 GM OSS received a full introduction today. The pro-grade lens will ship in September for $12,000, and aims to deliver superior autofocus and handling.
lens newsJun 18, 2018 at 15:46
Samyang has launched its latest lens, the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF. This telephoto prime is a direct competitor to Canon's $1,600 alternative—and considering it's expected to retail for half the price, it looks like quite the bargain.
lens newsJun 14, 2018 at 04:00
Nikon has announced the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR lens. Thanks to its use of 'phase fresnel' optics, Nikon claims that the lens will be small and light enough to be used handheld.
lens newsJun 11, 2018 at 17:13
One week after it was first seen in leaked images, Samyang—also known as Rokinon in the US—has unveiled a ‘tiny but wide’ 24mm F2.8 lens for full-frame Sony cameras.
Canon has announced a new version of its popular 70-200mm F4L tele-zoom. The new Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS II USM features numerous improvements over its predecessor, including 5 stops of stabilization and a reduced minimum focus distance.
lens newsJun 7, 2018 at 04:00
The third version of Canon's 70-200mm F2.8L features the same optics and 3.5 stop image Stabilization system as its predecessor but adds Air Sphere Coating and fluorine coating on front and rear elements.
lens newsJun 1, 2018 at 18:56
German brand Lemuro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production of its iPhone accessory lenses.
lens newsMay 31, 2018 at 18:25
Chinese company Machang Optics is preparing to launch its new Kamlan 28mm F1.4 mirrorless lens on Kickstarter. The company plans to offer the lens in Canon EOS M, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Fuji XF mounts for an eventual retail price of $200.
lens newsMay 25, 2018 at 14:47
The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens—colloquially referred to as the 'bokeh master'—will cost just $1,600 USD when it ships for Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts in 'late June.' That's $600 less than the Nikon 105mm F1.4E.
lens newsMay 25, 2018 at 13:10
Zeiss has announced a new lineup of 13 'Supreme Prime' lenses for large format cinematographers who want smaller and lighter glass that still produces top-quality results. The kind of lenses that make your salivary glands work... and your wallet groan.
lens newsMay 18, 2018 at 13:39
In a bid to clear up online speculation, surprise entrant to the full frame cinema lens market Nisi has answered some questions about its relationship with brands marketing lenses very similar to its own F3 series.
lens newsMay 14, 2018 at 15:26
Yongnuo has released version II of its ultra-affordable nifty fifty lens for Canon EF Mount: the 50mm F1.8 II. Version II drops the minimum focusing distance to 35mm, adds a focus distance indicator to the lens, and more, but costs only $75.
lens newsMay 11, 2018 at 15:32
The Sigma 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art lens—the first macro lens to join Sigma's much-beloved "Art" lens lineup—will be available in Canon EF mount at the end of this month for $570. Sigma shooters will have to wait until June.
lens newsMay 11, 2018 at 14:42
Chinese lens manufacturer Meike has added a new version of its existing 50mm F1.7 lens to its range—this time for full frame Sony users. The previous model was aimed at users of mirrorless cameras systems and comes in APS-C and MFT mounts.
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 27, 2018 at 14:06
Tamron has officially launched the 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens—the first third-party standard zoom to be created natively for the Sony FE mount—will arrive at the end of May and cost $800.
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.
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