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.
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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.
Yongnuo has unveiled a new Canon-mount lens. This time, they're offering an alternative to Canon's ultra-wide angle 14mm F2.8L II, and while you can be sure the quality will fall short of Canon's version, the Yongnuo is likely to be a whole lot more affordable.
lens newsDec 20, 2017 at 15:23
Hasselblad has announced an adapter that will allow owners of its XPan film camera to mount their lenses on the digital medium format X1D. The new adapter’s launch coincides with yesterday’s X1D firmware update, which introduced an XPan crop mode to the viewfinder and rear LCD.
lens newsDec 19, 2017 at 16:26
Cosina Japan has announced pricing and availability for the long-awaited E-mount Voigtlander Nokton classic 35mm F1.4. Sony shooters will be able to grab it starting in February 2018, for about $750 USD.
lens newsDec 14, 2017 at 20:58
It's the end of an era. Two years after releasing the Milvus line, Cosina Japan has announced that it has ceased production of the Zeiss SLR Classic series of lenses.
lens newsDec 13, 2017 at 18:50
After raising over half a million dollars on Kickstarter earlier this year, Lomography has finally put its Neptune three-in-one lens system on sale for the general public.
lens newsDec 7, 2017 at 23:13
Meyer Optik Goerlitz is resurrecting yet another classic lens. This time, the company has set its crowdfunding sights on the Primoplan 75mm F1.9, a lens originally manufactured in a run of just 2,000 back in the 1930s.
lens newsNov 30, 2017 at 16:45
Leica has released yet another lens this week. This time, it's a special 'LHSA' edition of the APO-Summicron-M 50mm F2 ASPH that merges the styling of the 1954 Summicron 50mm F2 with the optics of the modern lens released in 2012.
lens newsNov 29, 2017 at 14:45
Leica's Noctilux family just got a new member! Meet the Noctilux-M 75mm F1.25 ASPH: a lens that promises 'impeccable speed', 'exceptional imaging performance', and 'hair-thin depth of focus.'
lens newsNov 20, 2017 at 20:35
Sigma is discounting 13 different high-performance 'Art' series lenses from today until November 30th. The company is calling it an 'unprecedented' sale.
lens newsNov 15, 2017 at 21:01
The Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm F1.4 lens is being relaunched in 7 different mounts, including: Sony A, Sony E, Canon EF, Nikon F, Fujifilm G, Pentax K, and Leica L. Got an extra three grand lying around?
lens newsNov 9, 2017 at 16:47
Sigma has officially announced pricing and availability for its 'world's first' 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens for crop-sensor Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras.
lens newsNov 8, 2017 at 09:00
Panasonic has announced its Leica DG Elmarit 200mm F2.8 Power OIS tele-prime. This hefty, weather-sealed lens has 15 elements, 2 of which are 'ultra extra-low dispersion,' along with a triple linear motor system and support for Panasonic's Dual I.S. system. A 1.4x teleconverter is bundled for even more range.
lens newsNov 3, 2017 at 16:05
Hasselbald has released its lens roadmap for 2018, announcing a new 135mm F2.8 and promising to deliver an 80mm that will be "the highest aperture lens that Hasselblad has ever introduced."
lens newsOct 26, 2017 at 19:39
Ricoh has announced two new Pentax 'Star-series' lenses, designed to be optimized for high megapixel sensors; there's a 50mm F1.4 covering a full 35mm image circle as well as an 11-18mm F2.8 for crop sensor cameras.
lens newsOct 26, 2017 at 13:44
Tamron just released the new 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD—a lightweight ultra-telephoto zoom lens that Tamron says offers ''superior image quality" as well as "fast and precise AF."
lens newsOct 25, 2017 at 19:00
Olympus is announcing two new high-end F1.2 primes: a 17mm and 45mm. The company has paid much attention to optimizing the bokeh each lens produces, and offer Pro-series touches like weather-sealing and a snap-back focus clutch.
lens newsOct 25, 2017 at 19:00
We take a hands-on look at the new 17mm F1.2 Pro and 45mm F1.2 Pro lenses from Olympus, a pair of fast primes that promise excellent optical performance and beautiful bokeh in a compact, lightweight package.
lens newsOct 25, 2017 at 06:30
Sony is adding even more versatility to its full-frame mirrorless lens line by introducing the FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS. Priced at $1299, this lens is smaller and lighter than the competition, according to Sony.
lens newsOct 24, 2017 at 16:00
Meet the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN |Contemporary lens: "the world’s first interchangeable lens for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras in the APS-C format to offer a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent) and F1.4 brightness."
lens newsOct 18, 2017 at 15:43
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.
lens newsOct 17, 2017 at 16:12
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.
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