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Sigma announces 24mm F1.4 DG DN lens for L-mount, E-mount camera systems

Sigma’s new 24mm F1.4 DG DN lens for L-mount and E-mount features a physical aperture ring that can be de-clicked, stepping motors with full support for Sony MF assist modes, a rear filter holder and more.

Sigma reveals 20mm F1.4 DG DN lens for L-mount and E-mount

Sigma's new 20mm F1.4 DG DN lens for L-mount and E-mount offers a unique set of features for Astro and landscape photographers, including a rear filter holder, a Manual Focus Lock switch and a Lens Heater Retainer.

Leaked images show off Pentax's new HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro lens

The images, which appear to be screenshots from a press briefing, reveal some of the details of the forthcoming lens.

Nikon adds linear focus mode to three of its Z-mount lenses via firmware update

Nikon has updated the firmware for its Nikkor Z 50mm F1.2 S, Nikkor Z MC 105mm F2.8 VR S and Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S to add new linear focus ring modes and more.

Samyang announces second-generation $799 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Sony E-mount

This second-generation lens is smaller than its predecessor and uses a stepping motor, compared to the linear ultrasonic motors used in Samyang's first-generation 85mm F1.4 AF lens.

Tamron announces development of 50–400mm F4.5–6.3 Di III VC VXD lens for Sony E-mount

Tamron doesn't share the optical construction of the lens, nor what the expected retail price will be, but does say the lens should be available in 'Fall 2022,' pending the 'global health crisis.'

Tokina rebrands and raises prices of 13 lenses, discontinues three other lenses

Tokina is restructuring its product lineup by announcing price increases on 13 of its lenses, each of which will receive a slight rebrand in the process. In the meantime, the older versions of the lenses - and three other lenses - are being discontinued.

Meet Venus Optics’ new $299 10mm F4 ‘Cookie’ lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

Venus Optics has announced its newest lens, a $299 10mm F4 rectilinear 'Cookie' APS-C lens that's barely larger than a few body caps stacked on top one another.

Meyer Optik Görlitz adds native Canon RF, Nikon Z options for all of its lenses

After successfully launching its two latest lenses with native Canon RF and Nikon Z mount options, Meyer Optik Görlitz is going back and adding native options for all of its previous lenses.

Canon announces new 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM, 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses

The new wide-angle prime and ultra-wide-angle zoom feature optical image stabilization and are currently available to pre-order. The first units are expected to ship in ‘late August.’

Nikon confirms it's increasing lens prices in the United States on August 1

Until now, the United States was spared from Nikon's price increase that went into affect on April 1. While cameras appear to be absent from this price increase, lenses will see a bump in cost come August 1.

Meike announces new $250 50mm F0.95 manual lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

The lens is fully manual and is available for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount camera systems.

Nikon announces $3,295 400mm F4.5 VR S super-telephoto lens for Z-mount cameras

The Nikkor Z 400mm F4.5 VR S is incredibly compact, measuring just 104mm (4.1”) in diameter by 235mm (9.3") long and weighing 1245g (2lb 12oz) with the tripod collar. It's set for a July 2022 launch.

Meike releases $200 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Sony E-mount cameras

The lens comes in at an incredibly reasonable price point, complete with a stepping motor autofocus system and an onboard Micro USB port for updating firmware.

Tamron announces $799 17-70mm F2.8 image-stabilized lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras

The standard zoom lens features Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) image stabilization technology and a constant F2.8 aperture across its entire focal length range.

Meike announces $399 8mm F2.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds camera systems

The lens is fully manual and offers a 16mm full-frame equivalent focal length. It features a physical aperture dial, a minimum focusing distance of 25cm (9.8") and weighs 480g (1lb).

Venus Optics announces $499 Laowa 90mm F2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

The lens offers a maximum 2x magnification ratio and is available to purchase today for Canon RF, L, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Meike releases $189 12mm F2 manual lens for APS-C camera systems

Meike's new 12mm F2 lens is fully manual and extremely affordable at just $189. It's available for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E mount mirrorless camera systems.

Sony unveils the 10-20mm F4 PZ G lens, a compact power zoom for APS-C E-mount cameras

Sony's new 10-20mm F4 PZ G lens offers an ultra-wide-angle zoom range at a constant F4 aperture, all while coming in at just 175g (6.2oz).

Sony announces 11mm F1.8, 15mm F1.4 G lens for APS-C E-mount cameras

Sony's new 11mm F1.8 and 15mm F1.4 G offer full-frame equivalent focal lengths of approximately 17mm and 23mm, respectively, as well as autofocus systems powered by Sony's dual linear motors.

Sigma announces 16-28mm F2.8 Contemporary for L and E mounts

Sigma has announced the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, a fast wide-angle zoom for full-frame stills and video shooting.

Fujifilm's XF 18-120mm F4 LM PZ WR lens is parfocal, weather-sealed and will cost just $899

The power zoom lens offers a full-frame equivalent focal length range of 27-183mm with a constant F4 aperture. It features a non-extending design thanks to its internal focus and zoom design and is set for a September 2022 release date.

Fujifilm launches the 150-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR, its longest super telephoto zoom to date

Fujifilm has lifted the veil on what will be its longest super telephoto zoom to date, the 120-600mm F5.6-8 R LM OIS WR. The lens offers a full-frame equivalent focal length range of 229-914mm, with the option to bump that to 1350mm or 1828mm equiv with the 1.4x and 2x converters, respectively.

Meike announces $150 7.5mm F2.8 fisheye lens for six APS-C camera mounts

The lens is fully manual and is available to purchase for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems.

Kipon announces $1,780 40mm F0.85 Ibelux lens for six APS-C mirrorless mounts

This 'Mark III' lens offers a few improvements over its predecessors to get even better image quality out of its ultra-fast design. The lens is available for Canon EOS R, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount APS-C camera systems.

Tokina releases $400 33mm F1.2 manual lenses for Fujifilm X, Sony E mount APS-C cameras

The lenses lack autofocus and image stabilization, but offer a fast maximum aperture in an all-metal body that provides a roughly 50mm full-frame equivalent focal length on Fujifilm and Sony APS-C cameras.

Laowa launches its campaign for its ultra-compact APS-C Nanomorph anamorphic lenses

Venus Optics has launched its Indiegogo campaign for its new Nanomorph lenses, revealing additional details about the world’s smallest anamorphic lenses.

Panasonic announces $500 Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

The compact lens offers an 18mm full-frame equivalent focal length with a fast F1.7 aperture. It's set to go on sale 'late July' for $499.99.

Cosina announces $930 Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras

The lens, which was previously avaialble for Sony E-mount, is fully manual, but chipped to provide support for focus confirmation and in-body image stabilization with compatible Nikon Z-mount camera systems. Cosina says the lens is set to go on sale next month, June 2022.

Venus Optics teases Laowa Nanomorph, a lineup of the 'world's smallest' 1.5x anamorphic cine lenses for Super 35mm

Venus Optics says the lineup will kick off with three primes: a 27mm T2.8, a 35mm T2.4 and a 50mm T2.4, all of which offer 1.5x squeeze in incredible compact form factors.

7artisans announces $299 28mm F5.6 rangefinder-coupled lens for Leica M-mount

The 28mm F5.6 prime lens weighs just 130, features a petal-shaped aperture diaphragm and is avaialble to purchase for $299.

Xingyao Optical Shows off its new Brightin Star 16mm F2.8 lens for full frame mirrorless cameras

The lens will be available for Canon RF, Leica L, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems, and is expected to retail for around $280 when it ships in June 2022.

Viltrox releases limited-edition matte white 23mm, 33mm and 56mm F1.4 X-mount lenses

These matte white lenses are identical to their black counterparts in the specifications department, but offer a unique colorway that's sure to make them stand out on your X-mount camera body, for better or worse.

Vazen announces 135mm T2.8 1.8x Anamorphic lens, completing its full-frame trio

Vazen, a Chinese manufacturer specializing in anamorphic lenses, has announced its third full-frame (PL/EF) lens, the 135mm T2.8 1.8x Anamorphic. The lens joins 50mm T2.1 and 85mm T2.8 anamorphic cinema lenses.

Sony announces new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens for E-mount cameras

The second-generation 24-70mm F2.8 E-mount lens from Sony brings an all new optical design and focusing mechanism for improved image quality and focusing performance, as well as other new and improved features.

Omnar and Skyllaney convert non-rangefinder lenses to M-mount bayonet

Do you have a non-rangefinder lens you'd like to use on an M-mount rangefinder? If so, you're in luck because Omnar and Skyllaney now offer a custom lens conversion service to turn a non-rangefinder lens into a converted rangefinder optic.

MS Optics' latest handcrafted lens is a $955 Sonnetar 50mm F1.3 lens for Leica M-mount

As with all MS Optics, this Sonnetar 50mm F1.3 lens for Leica M-mount cameras is handmade by Mr. Sadayasu Miyazaki in Chiba, Japan.

Venus Optics releases updated Laowa 15mm F4.5R Zero-D Shift Lens for $1,199

The only notable physical difference between this new ‘R’ version of the lens is an upgraded aperture diaphragm, which sees the blade count increase to 14, compared to five on the previous iteration.

Leica unveils $4,495 limited-edition matte black Summicron-M 28mm F2 ASPH lens

In addition to the new matte black paint job, the lens also gets an updated lens hood that is now integrated into the lens so you don’t have to screw it in every time you want to use it.

Nikon reveals its new $6,500 800mm F6.3 VR S super telephoto lens for Z-mount cameras

This new 800mm F6.3 VR S lens is the longest super telephoto yet for Nikon's Z series cameras and comes in at almost half the weight, and less than half the price, of its 800mm F5.6 F-mount predecessor despite being only 1/3EV darker.

Venus Optics shows off footage captured with its upcoming Laowa anamorphic lenses

Almost no information is provided regarding the forthcoming lens series, but the teaser video does show off the signature anamorphic look, complete with streaked lens flares and oval bokeh.

Kickstarter: Thingyfy Pinhole Pro Max lens offers 18-36mm zoom and 6 aperture settings

Thingyfy has expanded its Pinhole Pro family of lenses with the new Pinhole Pro Max, launching first on Kickstarter. The 18-36mm lens breaks new ground for pinhole lenses by combining zooming capabilities with an adjustable aperture.

Samyang releases updated 35mm F1.4 AF lens for Sony E-mount cameras

The second-generation 35mm autofocus prime lens offers better color rendering and improved autofocus performance when shooting video, according to Samyang.

Sony unveils new $1,200 16-35mm F4 Power Zoom lens for E-mount camera systems

Sony has announced the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G, a lightweight wide-angle power zoom for its E-mount system.

Venus Optics unveils $399 25mm F0.95 Argus APO lens for Micro Four Thirds

The lens offers a 50mm full-frame equivalent field of view and an ultrafast F0.95 aperture in a compact, all-metal form factor.

Lensbaby Soft Focus II includes an adjustable aperture & promises creative photo fun

Lensbaby has announced the Soft Focus II, an updated member of its Optic Swap system. The manual focus 50mm prime lens includes a new 12-blade manually adjustable internal aperture while retaining the same drop-in aperture system of other Optic Swap lenses.

Cosina announces $780 Voigtländer Nokton 23mm F1.2 for Fujifilm X-mount cameras

This manual-focus prime lens offers a roughly 35mm full-frame equivalent field of view a fast F1.2 aperture. It's expected to launch next month for ¥90,000 / ~$780.

Japan sends a modified Pentax 300mm F4 lens into space aboard its Kitsune 6 microsatellite

Ricoh Imaging Japan has announced that its Pentax DA 300mm F4 lens is aboard the Kitsune 6 nanosatellite launched into space last month. The satellite, operating from the International Space Station, performs high-resolution imaging of Earth.

Yongnuo releases $350 85mm F1.8 autofocus lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras, but it's limited to China for now

This portrait prime looks to offer decent image quality considering the price point, but as it stands the lens isn't available to purchase outside of China.

TTArtisan releases titanium-grey versions of its 17mm F1.4, 35mm F1.4 and 50mm F1.2 APS-C prime lenses

The three lenses in this kit remain unchanged from their black and silver counterparts. The kit is available for $307 for Canon EOS-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount APS-C camera systems.

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