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Fujifilm goes long with Fujinon XF 200mm F2 lens and teleconverter kit

Fujifilm has announced the XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR telephoto lens along with a matching 1.4x teleconverter. This weather-sealed lens - 'matte silver' in color with a bold green hood - has a total of 19 elements, a nine-blade aperture and five stops of shake reduction according to Fujifilm. The lens and teleconverter kit will be available in late October for $6000.

Fujifilm adds 33mm F1.0, 16mm F2.8 and 16-80mm F4 lenses to X-series roadmap

Fujifilm has updated its X-mount lens roadmap with three intriguing new models, which include 33mm F1.0 and 16mm F2.8 primes and a 16-80 F4 zoom.

Fujifilm's XF 8-16mm F2.8 ultra-wide zoom arrives in November

Fujifilm's widest X-series zoom lens to-date, the XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR, will hit the market in late November for $2000. The weather-sealed lens features ED, Super ED and aspherical elements along with a Nano GI coating.

Voigtlander releases details and price of its 110mm F2.5 Macro APO-Lanthar for Sony E-Mount

Lens manufacturer Cosina's Macro APO-Lanthar 100mm F2.5 E-mount lens is due to begin shipping in August 2018, and is quoted on the Japanese website as having a price of ¥148,000 – approximately $1350/£1050 before tax.

Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW lens shipping in July for $1199

First announced last October, Ricoh is ready to ship the HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW, a weather-sealed fast prime for the company's full-frame DSLRs. It will be available in late July for $1199.

Sony's 400mm F2.8 G-Master will arrive in September for $12,000

Sony's previously announced 400mm F2.8 GM OSS received a full introduction today. The pro-grade lens will ship in September for $12,000, and aims to deliver superior autofocus and handling.

Samyang releases 85mm F1.4 AF lens for Canon DSLRs

Samyang has launched its latest lens, the Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF. This telephoto prime is a direct competitor to Canon's $1,600 alternative—and considering it's expected to retail for half the price, it looks like quite the bargain.

Nikon developing compact and lightweight 500mm F5.6 lens

Nikon has announced the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR lens. Thanks to its use of 'phase fresnel' optics, Nikon claims that the lens will be small and light enough to be used handheld.

Samyang officially announces 24mm F2.8 AF lens, available in July for $400

One week after it was first seen in leaked images, Samyang—also known as Rokinon in the US—has unveiled a ‘tiny but wide’ 24mm F2.8 lens for full-frame Sony cameras.

Canon launches updated EF 70-200mm F4L IS II

Canon has announced a new version of its popular 70-200mm F4L tele-zoom. The new Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS II USM features numerous improvements over its predecessor, including 5 stops of stabilization and a reduced minimum focus distance.

Canon unveils Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS III USM for professional photographers

The third version of Canon's 70-200mm F2.8L features the same optics and 3.5 stop image Stabilization system as its predecessor but adds Air Sphere Coating and fluorine coating on front and rear elements.

Lemuro launches line of high-end iPhone accessory lenses

German brand Lemuro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund mass production of its iPhone accessory lenses.

Kamlan 28mm F1.4 APS-C lens unveiled with upcoming Kickstarter campaign

Chinese company Machang Optics is preparing to launch its new Kamlan 28mm F1.4 mirrorless lens on Kickstarter. The company plans to offer the lens in Canon EOS M, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and Fuji XF mounts for an eventual retail price of $200.

Sigma announces price and ship date of 105mm F1.4 'bokeh master' Art lens

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.

Zeiss launches new lineup of lightweight and compact 'Supreme Prime' lenses

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.

Nisi shares more details on its full-frame cine lenses and launches Mist filter range

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.

Yongnuo unveils YN50mm F1.8 II: Version 2 of its 'Nifty Fifty' clone

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.

Sigma's 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art lens costs $570, ships this month

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.

Meike introduces full-frame Sony edition of its 50mm F1.7 lens

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.

Yongnuo reveals YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens

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.

Lomography releases gold-plated Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm F2.9 lens

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.

Hasselblad unveils its widest lens ever: the XCD 21mm F4

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.

Tamron launches 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE, costs $800

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.

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz unveils 'world’s fastest' 75mm F0.95 Nocturnus lens

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.

Meyer Optik is reviving Dr. Rudolph's APO Plasmat 105mm F2.7 lens

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.

Meike announces full-frame 85mm F1.8, its first autofocus lens

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.

Venus Optics reveals four new Laowa lenses for Sony FE, Fuji GFX, and more

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.

Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens will ship June 1st, costs $950

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.

Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR medium format lens announced

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.

SLR Magic announces new MicroPrime CINE lenses for Sony E-Mount

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."

Leica unveils Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16-35mm F3.5-4.5 ASPH zoom lens for the SL system

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."

NiSi jumps into lens game, unveils five full-frame cinema prime lenses

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.

Lomography adds ultra-wide Naiad 15mm F3.8 front lens to the Neptune system

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.

Meyer Optik unveils Nocturnus III 50mm F0.95 with new mechanics and Leica M mount

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.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lens for mirrorless APS-C cameras

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.

Venus Optics officially launches the Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro

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.

Cosina announced three new Voigtlander lenses at CP+

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.

Tokina unveils 'top premium' Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens for Canon and Nikon

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.

Sigma unveils 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master'

The Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is the longest F1.4 lens in the Art line to date, earning a spot as the series' flagship model.

Sigma introduces 70mm F2.8, first Art series macro

The Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro offers true 1:1 reproduction and emphasizes optical performance over autofocus speed.

Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes

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.

Panasonic officially unveils 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH

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.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D and 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro lenses

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.

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art will cost just $1,300, seriously undercuts Nikon

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.

Tokina unveils the FíRIN 20mm F2.0 FE AF autofocus lens for Sony E-Mount

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.

Leaked: Tokina to announce Opera 50mm F1.4 FF and FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lenses

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.

Tamron announces 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD for full-frame DSLRs

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.

Tamron is working on a 28-75mm F2.8 lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras

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.

Samyang unveils 'premium' XP 50mm F1.2 lens for 50MP sensors and 8K capture

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.

Photos of Tamron 70-210mm F4 lens leaked, announcement February 22nd

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.

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