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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.

Meyer Optik launches modern version of historic Lydith 30mm F3.5

The original lens was launched in 1964 and the forthcoming version will remain true to the basic design of five elements in five groups, but the new company will be updating a number of its features.

Samyang targets Sony E mount users with new 35mm F2.8 AF lens

Korean optical manufacturer Samyang has released details of its third AF lens – a full frame 35mm F2.8 lens designed for Sony E-mount cameras.

Fujifilm's MK 50-135mm cine lens will arrive in July for $4000

Fujifilm has officially launched the MK 50-135mm first introduced in February.

Nikon adds to fast prime series with AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.4E ED

Nikon has added a sixth lens to its collection of fast F1.4 primes. The AF-S Nikkor 28mm F1.4E ED has a nine-blade aperture and weather-sealing and will hit stores in late June.

Full-frame Nikon 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED fisheye zoom now available

Nikon has announced a full-frame 8-15mm F3.5-4.5 fisheye lens. The lens is circular at its wide end and non-circular at its long end on FX bodies, and will set you back $1249.

Nikon announces budget-friendly AF-P 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR lens for DX bodies

Nikon has unveiled the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm F4.5-5.6G VR an affordable ultra-wide zoom for its crop-sensor DSLRs, offering an equivalent focal range of 15-30mm.

Sony adds 16-35mm F2.8 GM to G-Master pro-focused lens range

Sony has added a 16-35mm F2.8 wide-angle zoom to its G-Master range of premium lenses. The widely anticipated lens addresses a common need among professional and amateur landscape shooters. Read more

Sony unveils FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide-angle full-frame zoom

Sony has announced the FE 12-24mm F4 G, a full-frame, ultra-wide angle zoom for E-Mount. Read more

Lomography plans convertible lens system with three focal lengths

The Neptune Convertible Art Lens System would allow users to achieve three different focal lengths by switching the elements in the front half of a lens. 

Venus Optics announces spec and price for 7.5mm F2 Micro Four Thirds lens

Venus Optics has released more details of a forthcoming lens it claims will be the widest rectilinear F2 for the Micro Four Thirds system. The Laowa 7.5mm F2 MFT was first seen at Photokina last year, and will offer the 110° angle of view we'd expect from a 15mm lens on a full-frame camera. Read more

Speedmaster 65mm and 85mm fast primes for Fujifilm GFX on the way

Chinese manufacturer Zhong Yi Optics has shown of a pair of fast primes for Fujifilm's medium format GFX 50S at a tradeshow at Beijing. The 65mm F1.4 and 85mm F1.2 are the fastest G-mount lenses to date. Read more

Samyang announces VDSLR 16MM T2.6 cine lens

The new VDSLR 16mm T2.6 cine lens is designed for video shooting with uncoupled gear rings with T numbers and brings Samyang's total number of cine lenses up to 19. Read more

Sigma announces 14mm T2 and 135mm T2 Cine Prime lenses

Just in time for NAB, Sigma has announced an expansion to its Cine Prime line of lenses, adding the Cine High Speed 14mm T2 and Cine FF High Speed 135mm T2. Read more

Canon introduces Compact-Servo 70-200mm T4.4 lens for aspiring filmmakers

Canon has announced the 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S, a lens designed for small-scale filmmaking. Read more

Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens

Along with the a9, Sony announced a FE 100-400 F4.5-5.6 OSS G Master lens, which will ship next month for $2500. Read more

Fujifilm releases GF 23mm and 110mm lenses, updates roadmap

Fujifilm has released two new medium format GF lenses, the 23mm F4 R LM WR and 110mm F2 R LM WR, and has announced what lens is up next. Read more

Panasonic introduces Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH lens

Panasonic has announced its new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 8-18mm F2.8-4 ASPH lens, which it first teased back at CES. Read more

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