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Sigma announces pricing and availability of its 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens

Sigma says its 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sport lens is set to hit shelves by the end of December 2018 at a retail price of $1,499.

Kipon announces five 'Elegant' F2.4 prime lenses for Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts

The new 'Elegant' lens series includes entirely manual F2.4 lenses in 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm focal lengths.

Samyang announces 35mm F1.2 'XPert' lens for EF mount cameras, due out in January

Lens manufacturer Samyang has announced the impending release of the fourth lens in its 'Xpert' lineup, a 35mm F1.2 lens for Canon EF mount cameras.

Tamron adds Nikon Z7 compatibility to three of its F-mount lenses

Tamron has released firmware updates for three of its Nikon F-mount lenses making them compatible with the Nikon Z7 via Nikon's FTZ adapter.

Nikon France says the Z-mount can theoretically support an F0.65 autofocus lens

A recently-published interview with Nicolas Gillet, director of marketing and communications for Nikon France, details just how far Nikon could push optics with its new Z-mount.

Tamron firmware updates brings Nikon Z6/Z7 compatibility to select lenses

New firmware for three Tamron zoom models makes the lenses work with Nikon's new Z mirrorless models and FTZ adapter.

Irix 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens preorders arrive ahead of December release

Irix has opened up pre-orders for its 150mm F2.8 Macro 1:1 lens, which is expected to ship in December 2018.

Sigma releases official pricing for trio of Photokina lenses

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.

MS Optics has developed the Sonnetar 73mm F1.5 FMC, a lightweight lens made for portraits

MS Optics has created its latest Sonnar-inspired lens, the Sonnetar 73mm F1.5 FMC.

Sigma releases interchangeable lens compatibility notes for Nikon Z7 and Canon EOS R

Sigma has clarified which of its lenses will and won't work with Canon and Nikon's latest mirrorless cameras.

Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company is insolvent, backers won't get lenses or money returned

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.

Zeiss expands Batis lens range with 40mm F2 Close Focus

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.

Venus Optics shows eight new Laowa models, including the widest Fujifilm GFX lens

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.

Photokina 2018: Hands-on with Tamron's 2nd-gen 15-30mm F2.8  lens

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.

Hasselblad announces three XCD lenses, including its fastest lens ever

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.

Sigma announces 70-200mm F2.8 Sport, 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport

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.

Three new lenses added to Fujifilm's G-mount roadmap

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.

Panasonic is developing a 10-25mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

Micro Four Thirds users will soon get a super fast, constant aperture wide angle zoom.

Sony announces lightweight FE 24mm F1.4 G Master prime

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.

Moment launches Battery Photo case for iPhone X and XS

The case was first announced earlier this year as a Kickstarter campaign and comes with a range of features aimed at iPhone photographers.

Canon 400mm F2.8L IS III and 600mm F4L IS III are lighter than predecessors

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.

New 32mm F1.4 STM joins Canon's EF-M lens collection

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.

Four RF-mount lenses kick off Canon's new full-frame mirrorless system

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.

Tamron introduces 2nd-generation 15-30mm F2.8 full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon

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.

Nikon's three-year lens roadmap includes 58mm F0.95 Noct

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.

Nikon Z-mount launches with 24-70mm F4, 50mm F1.8 and 35mm F1.8 lenses

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.

Pricing and availability announced for 'compact' Nikon 500mm F5.6E

The previously-announced 500mm F5.6E uses a Phase Fresnel design for a lighter and smaller body, and will arrive in September for $3600.

Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 launches in September for Nikon F-mount

Previously available for Canon shooters, Rokinon's ultra-wide 14mm F2.8 with autofocus will be available this fall for Nikon.

Sigma 14mm F1.8, 135mm F1.8, and 70mm F2.8 macro Art lenses for Sony E-Mount now shipping

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.

Tamron introduces affordable 17-35mm F2.8-4 full-frame lens for Canon and Nikon

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.

Venus Optics launches 'weird but revolutionary' macro probe lens

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 goes long with Fujinon XF 200mm F2 lens and teleconverter kit

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 adds 33mm F1.0, 16mm F2.8 and 16-80mm F4 lenses to X-series roadmap

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 XF 8-16mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom arrives in November

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.

Voigtlander releases details and price of its 110mm F2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar for Sony E-Mount

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.

Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW lens shipping in July for $1199

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.

Sony's 400mm F2.8 G-Master will arrive in September for $12,000

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.

Samyang releases 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon DSLRs

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.

Nikon developing compact and lightweight 500mm F5.6 lens

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.

Samyang officially announces 24mm F2.8 AF lens, available in July for $400

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 launches updated EF 70-200mm F4L IS II

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.

Canon unveils Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS III USM for professional photographers

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.

Lemuro launches line of high-end iPhone accessory lenses

German brand Lemuro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production of its iPhone accessory lenses.

Kamlan 28mm F1.4 APS-C lens unveiled with upcoming Kickstarter campaign

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.

Sigma announces price and ship date of 105mm F1.4 'bokeh master' Art lens

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.

Zeiss launches new lineup of lightweight and compact 'Supreme Prime' lenses

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.

Nisi shares more details on its full-frame cine lenses and launches Mist filter range

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.

Yongnuo unveils YN50mm F1.8 II: Version 2 of its 'Nifty Fifty' clone

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.

Sigma's 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art lens costs $570, ships this month

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.

Meike introduces full-frame Sony edition of its 50mm F1.7 lens

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.

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