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.
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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.
lens newsApr 20, 2018 at 18:15
Chinese accessories brand Meike has announced it will introduce an 85mm F1.8 lens for Canon and Nikon full frame DSLRs that will feature autofocus. This will be the company’s first AF lens.
lens newsApr 20, 2018 at 14:17
Venus Optics has unveiled four new lenses that will ship later this year: a wide-angle zoom for Sony FE, a circular fisheye for Micro Four Thirds, a wide-angle lens for the medium format Fujifilm GFX, and a 2x Ultra Macro for multiple full-frame mounts.
lens newsApr 17, 2018 at 16:41
Pricing and availability have been announced for Tokina's high-end Fírin 20mm F2 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount. If you're curious about this lens, you'll be able to pick up your own starting in June for $950 USD.
lens newsApr 12, 2018 at 05:00
The longest telephoto lens in Fujifilm's medium format lineup has arrived with the introduction of the GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR. The lens features image stabilization, a linear AF motor and a weather-sealed body. It will be available in late May for $3299.
lens newsApr 10, 2018 at 17:24
This new CINE lens lineup from SLR Magic features five lenses in all, four of which will be ready to ship next month: a 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2, and 75mm T1.5. An 18mm T2.9 will follow "by Q3 2018."
lens newsApr 9, 2018 at 14:21
The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH is the first ultra-wide angle zoom for Leica's full-frame mirrorless SL-system. It promises "unparalleled imaging performance and versatility, coupled with supremely quick and quiet autofocus."
lens newsApr 6, 2018 at 16:26
Filter maker NiSi surprised everyone this week by unveiling a set of cinema primes. The new NiSi F3 cinema lenses can cover a full-frame sensor and will be available in PL, Canon EF, and Sony E mounts.
lens newsApr 5, 2018 at 23:05
Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign for the 3-in-1 Neptune Convertible Art Lens System, Lomography has added the new ultra-wide front lens to the lineup. Meet the Naiad 15mm F3.8 Art Lens.
lens newsApr 2, 2018 at 14:25
Meyer Optik Gorlitz has redesigned its super-fast 50mm F0.95 lens both inside and out, and has added a Leica M mount option to the existing Fuji X and Sony E fittings.
lens newsMar 22, 2018 at 18:33
The new Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is "the world’s widest rectilinear f/2.8 lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras." It boasts a 113° angle of view, fast F2.8 aperture, and a Zero-D design that promises "close to zero" distortion.
lens newsMar 7, 2018 at 20:14
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.
lens newsMar 7, 2018 at 17:02
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.
lens newsFeb 28, 2018 at 16:14
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.
lens newsFeb 27, 2018 at 07:01
The Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro offers true 1:1 reproduction and emphasizes optical performance over autofocus speed.
lens newsFeb 27, 2018 at 06:18
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.
lens newsFeb 26, 2018 at 17:00
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.
lens newsFeb 26, 2018 at 16:07
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.
lens newsFeb 23, 2018 at 14:17
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.
lens newsFeb 22, 2018 at 20:19
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.
lens newsFeb 22, 2018 at 16:01
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.
lens newsFeb 22, 2018 at 07:00
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.
lens newsFeb 22, 2018 at 07:00
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.
lens newsFeb 20, 2018 at 14:35
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.
lens newsFeb 19, 2018 at 19:18
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.
lens newsFeb 15, 2018 at 11:00
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.
lens newsFeb 15, 2018 at 05:00
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.
lens newsFeb 14, 2018 at 14:37
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.
lens newsFeb 9, 2018 at 05:00
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.
lens newsFeb 8, 2018 at 16:51
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.
lens newsFeb 7, 2018 at 17:44
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.
lens newsJan 31, 2018 at 05:00
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.
lens newsJan 15, 2018 at 14:00
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.
lens newsJan 9, 2018 at 02:00
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.
lens newsJan 8, 2018 at 15:22
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.
lens newsJan 5, 2018 at 16:29
The Moment filter adapter kit allows you to attach any filter with a 62mm thread to its iPhone accessory lenses.
lens newsJan 5, 2018 at 07:04
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.
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