Articles tagged "lens-news"

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Nikon introduces ultra-fast AF-S 105mm F1.4E ED prime lens

Nikon has unveiled a world's first: a 105mm F1.4 full-frame lens with autofocus. Arriving in late August, it will cost $2200. Read more

Venus Optics to launch 'world's widest F2.8 rectilinear lens'

Chinese lens manufacturer Venus Optics is preparing to introduce a 12mm lens that it claims will be the world’s widest F2.8 lens with fully corrected distortion. Going under the Laowa brand name, the lens will be called Laowa 12mm F2.8 Zero-D. Read more

Samyang introduces XEEN 135mm T2.2, first 'summer blockbuster' lens

Samyang is making good on its promise of a new lens every week for five weeks, kicking things off with a XEEN 135mm T2.2 cinema lens. Read more

Phase One introduces first Schneider Kreuznach 'Blue Ring' zooms

Phase One has announced the 40-80mm LS F4.0-5.6 and 75-150mm LS F4.0-5.6 Schneider Kreuznach 'Blue Ring' zoom lenses, both optimized for the company's full frame (53.7 x 40.4mm) medium format system. Read more

Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements

Korean lens manufacturer Samyang has announced that it intends to enjoy a summer of new lenses in what it is calling a ‘Samyang Blockbuster’, starting on Monday 18th July and running until 15th August. Read more

Sony 35mm FE lens firmware update improves manual focus reliability

Sony has issued firmware updates for its 35mm full-frame primes which claim to improve focus point reliability when using manual focus for long periods of time. Read more

Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens

Sony has announced a new full-frame 50mm F1.4 FE lens. Bearing the Carl Zeiss label, this fast prime offers an 11-blade aperture and Zeiss T* coating. It's also incredibly sharp across the frame even wide open, with little axial CA to speak of and pleasing bokeh. Read more

Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600

Sony's premium telezoom for full-frame will cost $2600 when it reaches US consumers in July. The 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters designed for the 70-200 will each cost $550 and are also expected to ship in July. Read more

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6

German lens manufacturer Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has announced a portrait lens that it claims has unique coatings to reduce flare. The Trimagon f2.6/95 is the latest in a line of lenses that the company has produced that use only three elements in the design. Read more

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz unveils titanium and gold-plated Trioplan 100mm F2.8 limited edition lenses

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz recently announced limited edition titanium and plated gold versions of its Trioplan 100mm F2.8 'soap bubble' lens. Read more

Panasonic introduces splash-proof Lumix G Leica Summilux 12mm F1.4

Panasonic is introducing a new prime lens to the Micro Four Thirds family: the dustproof and splashproof Lumix G Leica DG Summilux 12mm F1.4 ASPH. Read more

Kerlee 35mm F1.2 is 'World's fastest' 35mm for full-frame SLRs

Industrial lens manufacturer Shenzhen Dongzheng Optics Technology has announced the Kerlee 35mm F1.2 – which it claims is the fastest 35mm designed for full frame SLR cameras. Read more

Affordable reach: Ricoh announces Pentax 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 lens

Ricoh Imaging has announced the HD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens for Pentax APS-C format cameras. Headline features include weather-resistant construction, a new AF motor and an affordable $400 price tag. Read more

SLR Magic announces 35mm and 75mm CINE primes for E-mount

SLR Magic has announced two new E-mount prime lenses aimed at videographers and filmmakers. The CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 lenses provide fast maximum apertures and include geared barrels for use with follow focus rigs. Read more

Sigma says three of its lenses are not fully compatible with the Canon EOS-1D X II

Sigma has announced that use of three of its lenses, the 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art and the 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM, with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II may result in some exposure issues. Read more

Lensbaby Circular 180+ ultra-wide-angle GoPro lens launches on Kickstarter

Lensbaby has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Lensbaby Circular 180+, a lens that attaches to a GoPro Hero's waterproof housing. Read more

Go wide or go home: Voigtlander 15mm Super-Wide-Heliar lens gallery

Voigtlander's 15mm F4.5 Super-Wide-Heliar is newly available for Sony E-mount, so we put it to work on the Sony a7R II shooting landscapes. See gallery

Sigma offers part replacement to prevent lenses scratching Pentax K-1

Lens manufacturer Sigma has announced that it will replace parts on its Pentax-mount lenses that are known to scratch the new Pentax K-1 full-frame camera. Read more

Bright idea: Canon debuts EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro with built-in LEDs

Canon is introducing the first macro lens for its EOS M system, offering two built-in LEDs to illuminate close subjects. Read more

Samyang announces 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 autofocus FE lenses

Samyang has announced its first autofocus lenses. The 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras and will be available in July. Learn more

Meyer-Optik launches Kickstarter campaign for 50mm 'Soap Bubble Bokeh' Trioplan lens

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has begun a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce a modern 50mm F2.9 version of its Trioplan lens. The design is known for its exaggerated circular bokeh which earned it the nickname 'Soap Bubble Lens' in its original version. Read more

Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8

Zeiss has added the 2.8/18, a super wide-angle AF lens, to its Batis line for Sony E-mount. The full-frame lens joins the current 25mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 offerings. Read more

Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens

Lensbaby has announced the Twist 60, a new lens for creative photography which is all about bokeh, with a twist. Similar to 19th-century designs by Joseph Petzval, the Twist offers strong separation between subject and background, with the latter having a 'swirly' appearance and enhanced vignetting. Read more

Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens launches on Kickstarter

Lomography is seeking funds in its latest Kickstarter campaign for a Daguerreotype Achromat F2.9 to F16 65mm Art Lens, a recreation of the first photographic optic lens from 1839. The lens is designed to work with modern analog and digital cameras, and will be available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Read more

Sony announces 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 full-frame lenses

Sony today announced a pair of FE-mount full-frame lenses. One is an inexpensive 50mm F1.8 standard prime, while the other is a 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 tele-zoom with optical image stabilization. Read more

Leica announces price and details of its 35mm F1.4 lens for the T system

Leica has formally announced the specifications and price of the Summilux-TL 35mm F1.4 lens for its T-series mirrorless camera. The lens, which is available now, will cost $2395/£1650. Read more

New arrival: Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 launches later this week

Tamron has announced pricing and availability for its recently released SP 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD. According to the company, the lens will launch this Thursday, March 24 in Canon and Nikon mounts for $749. Read more

Irix 15mm F2.4 'Blackstone' and 'Firefly' lenses for DSLRs to launch this spring

TH Swiss has introduced the Irix 15mm F2.4 lens for DSLR cameras. This manual focus lens will be offered in more durable magnesium-alloy 'Blackstone' and lightweight 'Firefly' varieties. Designed to cover a full-frame sensor, the lens will be offered in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts. Read more

Leica announces price and availability of 90-280mm F2.8-4 zoom for SL camera

Leica has announced the price of its second lens for the SL system and says it will go on sale within the next couple of weeks. The Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90-280mm F2.8-4 is set to cost £4650/$6395, and will join the existing 24-90mm F2.8-4 standard zoom lens that was released with the SL body. Read more

Venus Optics launches Laowa 105mm F2 with apodization element

Chinese lens manufacturer Venus Optics has announced the Loawa 105mm F2, a portrait lens that uses an apodization element and dual diaphragms in an effort to produce better looking out-of-focus highlights. Read more

SLR Magic’s Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x lenses now shipping with revised specification

Lens manufacturer SLR Magic has announced 'significant' changes to the optical and mechanical specification of its Anamorphot-Cine 1.33x anamorphic lenses, which it says are now available. The lens set was first shown at IBC at the end of last year, but the company says the latest versions have crucial differences – although they don’t say exactly what those differences are. Read more

Panasonic adds weather-resistant Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 Power OIS to lens lineup

With the start of CP+ 2016 just one day away, Panasonic is introducing the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH Power O.I.S. to its family of Micro Four Thirds lenses. Featuring a splash and dustproof design, the lens is compatible with Panasonic's Dual IS feature, currently available on the Lumix DMC-GX8. Read more

Sigma announces 30mm F1.4 for E-mount and Micro 4/3 and 50-100mm F1.8 Art for APS-C

Sigma has added two new fast-aperture lenses to its Art and Contemporary lineups. For owners of Canon, Nikon and Sigma APS-C bodies there's the 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art, which is equivalent to 75-150mm. This lens has a redesigned Hyper Sonic Motor, nine-blade rounded aperture and internal zoom. The other lens is for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds bodies, and it's a fast 30mm F1.4 prime, equivalent to 45mm and 60mm, respectively. Read more

Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 adapts Sigma lenses to E-mount cameras, supports autofocus

Sigma has announced an adapter for Sony E-mount cameras, making it possible to use Sigma's most recent lenses in Canon and Sigma mount on full-frame or APS-C E-mount bodies. The MC-11 is able to use phase detect AF with adapted lenses, and makes use of both camera and lens stabilization when present. Read more

Tamron releases stabilized 85mm F1.8 and 90mm F2.8 macro full-frame lenses

Third party lens-maker Tamron has released a pair of new full-frame, stabilized primes. First is an 85mm F1.8 Di VC USD which has LD and XLD elements, 9 circular aperture blades, a fluorine coating to keep moisture off of the front element and 3.5 stops of shake reduction. Lens number two is a 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD Macro which has many of the same specs as the 85mm but allows for life-size close-ups. Both lenses are weather-sealed and will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts. Read more

Tamron announces TAP-in console to customize lens AF, firmware and more

Tamron has announced the TAP-in console, enabling firmware updates and customized setup for select SP-series lenses. Much like the Sigma Dock for Sigma lenses, Tamron's console mounts to the back of compatible lenses and connects to a PC/Mac utility, allowing users to optimize focus calibration, set focus limiters and optimize vibration compensation on lenses that support these functions. Read more

Canon offers EF-S 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM, power zoom adapter and directional microphone

Introduced alongside the Canon EOS 80D is an updated 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, which uses a new 'Nano USM' focus motor. Complementing the 80D's video features, Canon has also announced a power zoom adapter for use with the 18-135mm as well a directional microphone. Read more

Ricoh adds 15-30mm F2.8 SDM WR and 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR to full-frame lens range

Ricoh has expanded its full-frame lens range, announcing the HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm F2.8 and FA 28-105mm F3.5-5.6 alongside the introduction of the full-frame K-1 DSLR. Read more

ZY Optics launches improved Speedmaster F0.95 35mm lens, claiming 30% better resolution

The Shenyang Zhongyi Optical & Electronic Company Limited has introduced an updated version of its super-fast 35mm lens for APS-C sensor cameras that it claims has better resolution and reduced chromatic aberration. The manual focus Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm F0.95 II is also smaller and lighter than the original model, with a length of 60mm instead of 82mm, a filter thread of 55mm instead of 58mm and a weight of 460g/1.06lb versus 680g/1.5lb. Read more

SLR Magic announces anamorphic lenses for filmmakers

SLR Magic, a company known for making affordable optics and accessories for filmmakers, has announced a new set of anamorphic cinema lenses that can be adapted to a variety of lens mounts. The PL mount ANAMORPHOT-CINE line of lenses includes the 35mm T2.4, the 50mm T2.8 and the 70mm T4, all of which can be adapted for Canon EF, Nikon F, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount. Read more

Samyang adds 14mm and 35mm lenses to Xeen cinema system

Korean lens manufacturer Samyang has added two new wide angle lenses to its Xeen series of full-frame video lenses. The new focal lengths are 14mm and 35mm, and while the 35mm conforms to the family-standard maximum aperture of T1.5, the 14mm opens only to T3.1. The Xeen system now contains a total of five lenses as these two join the existing 24mm, 50mm and 85mm. Read more

 

Sony releases three premium 'G Master' lenses for FE-mount

Sony has created a new lineup of lenses for its full-frame cameras known as G Master (GM). These are the company's high-end lenses that sit above its 'G-series' lenses and, as you might imagine, command a premium price. The first three GM lenses include FE 24-70 F2.8, FE 85mm F1.4 and FE 70-200 F2.8. In addition to the lenses, Sony also released a pair of 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Read more

Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens

Lomography has resurrected another classic Russian lens to sit next to its Petzval 85mm and 58mm lenses. This time, the company has revived one of the Jupiter designs that are so popular in our Adapted Lens Talk forum. The 50mm F1.5 lens is offered in L39 mount with an included M-mount adapter. Read more

Fujifilm XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 OIS WR lens moves from roadmap to reality

Fujifilm has officially announced its Fujinon XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, which has been on the company's roadmap since early 2015. This weather-sealed lens, equivalent to 152-609mm when mounted on an X-series body, has nine rounded aperture blades, 5 ED and 1 Super ED elements, and a fluorine coating. It also features a 5-stop image stabilization system and a linear motor. Read more

Leica updates wide-angle M lenses with new optical and design features

German camera brand Leica has introduced upgraded versions of three of its wide-angle M lenses that offer improvements to both build and performance, according to the company. The trio of reportage favorites are the Leica Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH, the Leica Summicron-M 28mm F2 ASPH and the Leica Elmarit-M 28mm F2.8 ASPH. Each is a direct replacement for the current equivalent model. Read more

Lensbaby Edge 50 Optic launches for pre-order

Lensbaby has announced that its Edge 50 Optic lens is now available to existing Muse and Composer owners for pre-order. Previously sold only in combination with the Composer II lens body, the Edge 50 Optic is part of Lensbaby’s Optic Swap System for Muse and Composer series lenses, and was released in October 2015. Read more

Olympus launches M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 IS Pro as sharpest-ever lens

Olympus has launched the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 IS Pro, which it claims it the sharpest lens in its lineup. The 600mm equivalent prime lens features built-in IS that also works in conjunction with the OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 II bodies to offer 6 stops of stabilization, measured to CIPA standards - the best we've yet encountered. Olympus says it expects the lens to be used for bird photography, landscape and sports. Read more

Panasonic adds Leica 100-400mm F4-6.3 tele-zoom to Micro Four Thirds lens lineup

Panasonic is adding a high-end super telephoto zoom lens to the Micro Four Thirds lineup: the Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm F4-6.3 ASPH. This lens is equivalent to a whopping 200-800mm when attached to a MFT body and features much-needed 'Power' optical image stabilization to keep things steady. The lens has several aspherical and extra low dispersion elements, a nine-blade aperture, and a minimum focus distance of 1.3m. The lens also features a compact tripod collar that rotates with the camera and it's weather-sealed, too. More details

Nikon brings stepping motors to its DSLRs with two 18-55mm AF-P lenses

Nikon is bringing stepping motors to its DSLR lens lineup for the first time with a pair of 'AF-P' lenses, both of which are collapsable 18-55mm zooms (one with vibration reduction, the other without). Nikon says that its stepping motor lenses are both faster and quieter than their predecessors, making them quite appealing for video recording. These lenses have two aspherical elements as well as a Super Integrated Coating, with the VR model reducing shake by 4 stops. Read more

Tokina announces ultra-wide 14-20mm F2 lens for Canon and Nikon crop sensor DSLRs

Kenko Tokina has launched the Tokina AT-X 14-20mm F2 Pro DX lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs with APS-C sensors. This ultra-wide zoom has a pair of super low dispersion elements, nine aperture blades, a one-touch focus clutch mechanism and internal focusing. Read more.

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