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Nikon announces Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S sports prime lens

Nikon has officially announced the Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S – a professional telephoto prime lens for the mirrorless Z mount. Click through for more information.

Rockstar's new budget-friendly 10mm F8 fisheye and 27mm F2.8 lenses cost less than $80

Let's be honest—these aren't going to have the best image quality. But for only $75 for the 10mm F8 fisheye and $60 for the 27mm F2.8 prime lens, Rockstar is driving a hard bargain for both of the compact prime lenses.

Irix teases T1.5 cine lens, set to be released two days from now

According to the teaser video, the lens will feature a T1.5 through T16 aperture range, have a nine-blade aperture diaphragm and use the same 95mm lens hood diameter as Irix's other cinema lenses.

Sigma CEO says it couldn't keep up with demand in Q4 2021, might see chip shortage affect production in 2022

It's not just camera manufacturers being impacted by the semiconductor shortage. Sigma CEO, Kazuto Yamaki, confirmed on Twitter that 2022 could see its production impacted by a shortage of semiconductors.

Moment's new CineFlare Streak filters promise anamorphic-style flares without a specialized lens

If you want to get classic Hollywood-like lens flare in your photos and videos, you can either purchase an expensive, specialized anamorphic lens. Or, you can check out Moment's new CineFlare Streak filters that promise anamorphic-like lens flare.

Viltrox unveils $469 13mm F1.4 AF lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras

The autofocus lens offers a 20mm full-frame equivalent focal length of Fujifilm's APS-C X-mount cameras. Pre-orders are expected to ship next month.

Samyang sneakily shares its first teaser for a forthcoming 135mm F1.8 lens for Sony E-mount cameras

Samyang managed to sneak an unreleased lens into its New Year's celebration post shared to Instagram.

TTartisan's 90mm F1.25 lens is now available for five new camera mounts, costs $435

Previously only available for Leica M-mount cameras, the ultra-fast 90mm F1.25 lens is now available for Canon RF, Fujifilm GFX, Leica L, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems—and retails for $305 less than the M-mount version.

Venus Optics releases $799 Laowa Argus 45mm F0.95 lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

This manual-focus 45mm F0.95 lens is the third in Venus Optics' growing Laowa Argus lineup that also includes a 35mm F0.95 and 33mm F0.95 CF APO lens.

Tamron warns its 20mm, 24mm and 35mm F2.8 primes have AF issues with Sony a7 IV cameras

According to Tamron Japan, the three prime lenses will switch from autofocus to manual focus mode when shooting videos on Sony's full-frame a7 IV camera system.

New optical fabrication method uses liquid polymer for faster & cheaper custom lenses

Researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have developed a faster and more affordable method for fabricating custom, freeform optical lenses. Could this fabrication process be used for camera lenses?

Tokina’s second-generation 400mm F8 mirror lens is available in eight mounts for $260

This lens is an updated version of the 400mm F8 mirror lens Tokina released back in 2020. It features an upgraded optical design and is available for eight different camera mounts.

Viltrox announces $400 50mm F1.8 AF lens for E-mount and Z-mount, adds E-mount option for its 35mm F1.8 AF lens

Viltrox has added a Sony E-mount version of its 35mm F1.8 and introduced a new 50mm F1.8 AF lens for both Nikon Z-mount and Sony E-mount camera systems.

Cosina announces its fastest full-frame lens, the Nokton 50mm F1 VM

The lens, which is rather compact considering its ultrafast F1 aperture, is set to ship in January 2022 for a retail price of around $2,000.

Hands-on with the K-Lens, a light field lens that captures 3D data for post-capture refocusing

K-Lens captures nine images in a single shot—each with a slightly different perspective on the subject —and uses these to determine the depth of objects in the scene. The depth map created makes distance-based editing easy, allows post-capture refocusing and 3D creations

Zhong Yi announces $600 Speedmaster 90mm F1.5 lens, a budget-friendly Leica Summilux M alternative

According to Zhong Yi Optics, the lens is designed to be a more budget-friendly version of Leica’s legendary Summicron M lens.

Samyang announces three T1.3 'Meister' cine primes, 50mm T2.3 2x anamorphic lens

The lenses stand as Samyang's flagship XEEN cine lenses. All three 'Meister' primse are color-matched and feature nearly identical external specifications for easy hot-swapping of filters, follow focus systems and more.

TTartisan announces compact 23mm F1.4 wide-angle prime for APS-C camera systems

The 23mm F1.4 wide-angle prime will offer a 35mm equivalent focal length and be available for Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems.

Nikon releases non-'SE' Nikkor Z 28mm F2.8

Nikon has officially released the Nikkor Z 28mm F2.8 - the non 'SE' version of a lens that we've been fans of for a while. The only differences between this version and the previously released 'SE' variant are cosmetic. Click through for more details.

TTartisan unveils compact, lightweight 28mm F5.6 prime for Leica M mount cameras

The new TTartisan 28mm F5.6 manual prime lens for Leica M mount cameras weighs just 151g and measures only 19mm (.7") long.

Video: Two clever DIY methods to create your own 'Deakinizer' lens

The 'Deakinizer' lens was made and popularized by cinematographer Roger Deakins when he used a modified Arri Macro lens to capture dreamy, tilt-shift like shots for the movie Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Panasonic teases 18mm F1.8 Lumix S prime lens a day after revealing its new 35mm lens

The lens will be a part of Panasonic's F1.8 Lumix S prime lens lineup and will fill the gap between the current 14mm and 20mm prime lens options in the L-mount lens lineup.

Viltrox launches $400 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Canon RF mount cameras

The lens marks Viltrox's first AF lens for Canon's lineup of RF mount mirrorless cameras.

Samyang announces $500 12mm F2 AF lens for Fujifilm X mount cameras

The Samyang 12mm F2 AF lens for Fujifilm X mount cameras appears to be a re-mounted version of the company's 12mm F2 Sony E mount lens revealed earlier this year.

Samyang's updated 50mm F1.4 AF lens for Sony E mount is $750 and lighter than ever

This second-generation 50mm F1.4 for Sony E mount cameras improves the optical design and manages to pack it all inside a smaller, more lightweight package.

Travel-friendly 20mm F1.4 PRO becomes first OM System lens

OM Digital Solutions has just launched the first lens under its new brand, 'OM SYSTEM'. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO is billed as a high-performing, fast and lightweight (247g / 8.7oz) prime lens for Micro Four Thirds.

Venus Optics brings 3 Laowa prime lenses, including its wild 24mm F14 Macro Probe lens, to Canon RF and Nikon Z mount cameras

The three lenses aren't new, but the additional options should make it easier to use these niche lenses on Canon and Nikon's mirrorless camera systems.

Funleader has converted 300 Contax 45mm F2 G mount lenses to Leica M mount

Funleader managed to get its hands on 300 Contax G45 F2 lenses, which it's converted from its native G mount to Leica M mount.

Samyang 135mm T2.2 VDSLR gets the MK2 upgrade with new iris and design

Samyang's telephoto cine lens gets the MK 2 treatment, with weather sealing, a nine-bladed iris and the newer VDSLR design style

Nikon announces Nikkor Z 24-120mm F4 S for Z-mount mirrorless cameras

Nikon has formally announced the Nikkor Z 24-120mm F4 S, tacking some extra reach onto the 24-105mm lens that was originally promised on its Z-mount lens roadmap.

Nikon announces Nikkor Z 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 VR S telephoto zoom

Nikon has officially announced the Z 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 VR S telezoom. The lens had been on the company's Z-mount lens roadmap for some time, but we now have full details, including including pricing and availability.

Nikon updates Z roadmap with 400mm F2.8 TC VR, 26mm FX, 24mm DX and 12-28mm DX lenses

Nikon just updated its Z-mount lens roadmap, which has seen the addition of several new lenses, including 400mm, 600mm and 800mm telephoto prime lenses and two DX lenses. Nikon also provided some details about the 400mm f2.8 – click through for what we know.

Nikon announces new FTZ II, a smaller version of its F-mount to Z adapter

Nikon has announced a new version of its FTZ F-mount to Z-mount adapter. The FTZ II offers the same functionality as the original FTZ, but in a smaller form factor, and minus the built-in tripod mount.

Tokina releases its atx-m 23mm, 33mm and 56mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E mount cameras

The 23mm, 33mm and 56mm F1.4 prime lenses, which were previously available in Fujifilm X mount, offer full-frame equivalent focal lengths of 35mm, 50mm and 85mm, respectively.

Ricoh announces new $1,400 21mm F2.4 ED Limited DC WR lens, set for November release

The weather-resistant lens works on full-frame and APS-C Pentax DSLR camera systems.

You can now pre-order the new Voigtlander 90mm F2.8 Apo-Skopar Leica M-mount lens for $799

The M-mount Voigtlander 90mm F2.8 Apo-Skopar M-mount lens can now be pre-ordered for $799 at authorized Voigtlander retailers.

Sigma launches 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN for E- and L-mounts

Sigma has announced the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | C, a compact, fast aperture APS-C standard zoom for E and L mount mirrorless cameras.

Sony releases totally redesigned FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II

Sony has announced a completely redesigned 70-200mm F2.8 GM with a different optical design, linear motors for the autofocus system and a higher price tag.

Nikon announces DX 18-140mm F3.5-6.3 VR for APS-C Z-mount

Nikon has officially released the DX 18-140mm F3.5-6.3 zoom for APS-C Z-mount cameras as listed on its lens roadmap.

Pergear announces $89 10mm F5.6 fisheye lens for APS-C camera systems

The ‘pancake’ (more akin to a muffin than a pancake, in our opinion) fisheye lens is available for Fujifilm X mount, Micro Four Thirds mount and Sony E mount APS-C camera systems.

Canon announces $1,999 5.2mm F2.8 Fisheye Lens for virtual reality applications

The 5.2mm F2.8 lens is the world’s fist digital interchangeable lens that captures stereoscopic 3D 180º images onto a single sensor.

Omnar Lenses reveals its first lens, a 26mm F6 M-mount lens made from Canon P&S optical elements

Omnar Lenses is a collaboration between photography publication 35mmc and manual lens specialist Skyllaney Opto-Mechanics.

TTartisan teases its first AF lens, a 32mm F2.8 for multiple full-frame, APS-C camera systems

Little information is shared about the lens. All we know at this time is its basic specifications and the mount options expected to be available at launch.

Tamron announces 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD and 28-75mm F2.8 G2 for E-mount

Tamron has announced a 35-150mm F2-2.8 fast, flexible zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies, alongside a second-gen version of its 28-75mm F2.8 standard zoom lens for the same system.

Tamron releases 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A travel zoom for Fujifilm X-mount

Following an earlier development announcement, Tamron has officially announced the pricing and availability of the 18-300mm F3.5-5.6 superzoom lens for Fujifilm X-Mount, following the availability of the lens for Sony E-mount.

Irix announces new 30mm F1.4 ‘Dragonfly’ lens for Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mount cameras

The lens is a stills version of the 30mm cine lens Irix released a few months back.

Viltrox announces $399 35mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z mount cameras

The budget-friendly lens offers autofocus, EXIF support and a built-in USB-C port for installing future firmware updates.

TTartisan teases a new 40mm F2.8 1:1 macro lens for APS-C mirrorless camera systems

TTartisan hasn't shared the price or release date of the lens, but has confirmed it will be available for Canon EOS M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E mount APS-C camera systems.

Canon goes far and wide with new RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 and 16mm F2.8 lenses

Canon has just introduced a portable 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM tele-zoom lens along with an ultra-compact 16mm F2.8 STM for its RF-mount. The 100-400 is easy to hand-hold and has up to 5.5 stops of shake reduction. The 16mm F2.8 won't take up much room in your bag and is priced at under $300.

Nikon officially announces the Nikkor Z 40mm F2 compact prime

After confirming in June that it would be available in 2021, Nikon has officially announced the Nikkor 40mm F2, a compact, affordable prime lens for the mirrorless Z-mount.

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