The Opera designation is reserved for Tokina's most premium lenses, built for high resolution full-frame DSLRs. The 50mm F1.4 is the first in this lineup to come into production – take a closer look.
Articles tagged "lenses"
Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography. These days licensed by Japanese lensmaker Cosina, the Voigtländer brand is still going strong. We're at Photokina, where we got our hands on the company's newest lenses.
Tamron's 2nd-generation full-frame wide-angle zoom features new coatings, faster AF speeds and improved vibration control. We got some hands on time with it, here's what we thought.
Sigma took the wraps off five new lenses at Photokina this year, and we were there to see (and handle) them for ourselves. Click through for more information, and some early first impressions.
At Sony's press conference at Photokina the company announced that 12 more E-mount lenses will be arriving over the next two years. In addition, the company is working to utilize artificial intelligence in its technologies, with one application being Eye AF trained to detect animal eyes.
Amid all the excitement surrounding the launch of the Nikon Z-series recently, you could be forgiven for missing the official unveiling of Nikon's new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR. In this article, wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his impressions.
Alongside the new RF system, Canon announced the EF-M 32mm F1.4 STM, which offers an equivalent focal length of just over 50mm when attached to an M-series mirrorless body.
The higher resolution Z7 might be getting most of the attention, but Nikon's new Z 6 also has a lot going for it. We're at the launch of the Z system in Tokyo, where we took a closer look at the Z6 and three forthcoming S-line lenses.
You can't launch a new camera system without lenses, and Nikon has three Nikkor Z-mount lenses available at and slightly after the launch of the Z 7 and Z 6. They include a 24-70 F4 S, 50mm F1.8 S and 35mm F1.8 S.
Nikon's new Z-mount marks a major departure for the company, which (barring the short-lived 1-Series) for almost 60 years has relied on the 1950s-era F-mount for its interchangeable lens cameras. In this article we go hands-on with the first three 'Z' lenses: the 24-70 F4, 35mm F1.8 and 50mm F1.8.
Nikon will offer an FTZ adapter, allowing full compatibility with over 90 AF-S lenses and functionality with many more Nikkor F lenses. The adapter will sell for $250 starting September 27th; when purchased with a Z7 or Z6 before the end of the year, Nikon will offer $100 discount.
Fujifilm has announced plans to ramp up its lens production capacity. Operations in new facilities at its existing Taiwa Factory in Japan will start in September, the ultimate goal being a 70% production capacity increase by 2020.
70-200mm F4 zoom lenses may not get as much attention as their faster F2.8 siblings, but for many photographers these lenses hit the perfect sweet spot of price, performance, and weight. This week, we shoot the new Tamron 70-210mm F4 alongside the equivalent Canon and Nikon models to see how they stack up.
According to a report, The Washington Post has seen concepts and prototypes of phones that feature 'between five and nine' camera modules developed by Light.
Sigma has announced that five of its Sony E-Mount Art-series primes, announced earlier this year, are now shipping.
The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is an affordable F2.8 standard zoom for full frame Sony E-mount cameras. What's it like, what are the trade-offs, and what are the alternatives? Chris and Jordan take a closer look...
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.
Canon Rumors is reporting with near-certainty that Canon will unveil two new 70-200mm L-lenses in early June. The site says it is 100% certain the 70-200mm F4L IS II is on the way, and 95% certain the 70-200mm F2.8L IS III will also be announced.
Award-winning wildlife photographer Roie Galitz shares his experience shooting polar bears with the new Nikon 180-400mm F4E TC1.4 FL ED VR in one of the harshest places on Earth. Find out why Galitz calls his $12,000 behemoth "a dream lens."
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.
In Lensrentals testing, the Veydra Mini Primes wipe the test bench floor with the equivalent Zeiss CP.2 lenses, which cost more than three times as much. In Roger Cicala's words: they kick some serious resolution butt.
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.
YouTuber Devin Graham recently got to do something very few of us will ever get to: he purchased and unboxed nearly a quarter million dollars worth of cinema lenses.
Owners of the medium format Hasselblad X1D can now mount a series of full-frame lenses to their medium format body, in some cases with minimal vignetting, thanks to a new range of adapters launched by Novoflex.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Though it has a slow maximum aperture, the Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens covers a very useful focal range, and more importantly is sharp throughout said range. Its image stabilization is also very good.
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.
Researchers at Harvard have made a huge breakthrough in metalenses—flat 'lenses' that use nano structures to focus light—making it possible these flat lenses will some day replace the bulky, multiple-element lenses we use today.
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.
In 2018, Tamron is debuting a 'VIP Club' for owners of at least four registered Tamron lenses. There are Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels, each offering progressively nicer perks for loyal Tamron users.
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.
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.
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.
NatureTTL's Matthew Saville compares three of the most popular ultra-wide astrophotography prime lenses out there: The Samyang/Rokinon 14mm F2.8, the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm F2.4, and the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art.
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.
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.'
Sigma is discounting 13 different high-performance 'Art' series lenses from today until November 30th. The company is calling it an 'unprecedented' sale.
Considering buying Sigma's exciting new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for crop-sensor E-Mount and M43? Check out these official full-res samples first!
Ricoh is showing off two upcoming lenses at the Photo Plus Expo show in New York this week. The HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm F2.8.
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.
Tamron just announced a new 100-400mm telezoom, pitched at enthusiasts and professionals. The 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD is the lightest in its class, and packs some impressive features. And we just got our hands on one.
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