Category: Lenses

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Development of Pentax Full-Frame DSLR is Officially Underway

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In an interview with Photography Blog, Ricoh's European Product Manager Laurence Bouly has confirmed that development of a Pentax full-frame DSLR camera is officially underway. No launch date has yet been set, but she said that the launch itself would be communicated through the usual formal channels, rather than Facebook (as Ricoh France did earlier this week). In addition, the two DFA lens prototypes (high magnification super-telephoto zoom lens and large diameter telephoto zoom lens) on show at Photokina are actually full-frame lenses, rather than APS-C. Exciting news for ever-patient Pentax users...

Zeiss Photokina Presentation

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Zeiss have launched several new products at Photokina, including the Loxia lenses for Sony Alpha full-frame compact system cameras, Otus 85mm f1/4 DSLR lens, and the Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 lens for the Leica M system. We attended the Zeiss press event - here are all forty of the presentation slides that were shown.

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1.6/35mm, Xenon 1.4/50mm and Macro Symmar 85mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1.6/35mm, Xenon 1.4/50mm and Macro Symmar 85mm lenses for full-frame DSLRs look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 1.6/35mm, Xenon 1.4/50mm and Macro Symmar 85mm lenses.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 PRO Hands-on Photos

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Olympus are displaying a prototype verion of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 PRO lens at Photokina. Displayed behind glass, the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO also looks like a finalised product, like its 7-14mm sibling. Olympus also provided us with a graphic showing the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4 PRO alongside a typical 600mm DSLR lens to highlight the massive size difference between the two.

Leica SUMMARIT-M 75mm/f2.4 ASPH Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica SUMMARIT-M 75mm/f2.4 ASPH lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SUMMARIT-M 75mm/f2.4 ASPH lens.

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11–23 mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. lens.

Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica APO-Vario-Elmar-T 55-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. lens.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Olympus are displaying a prototype verion of the Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO at Photokina. Displayed behind glass, the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm F2.8 PRO certainly looks the part, so much so that some retailers are already listing it as a new item (but not for actual purchase yet).

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 lens.

Zeiss Loxia 2/35 Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Loxia 2/35 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Loxia 2/35 lens.

Zeiss Loxia 2/50 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Loxia 2/50 lens.

Sigma 150-600mm Sports Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 150-600mm Sports lens.

Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens.

Leica SUMMARIT-M 35mm/f2.4 ASPH Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica SUMMARIT-M 35mm/f2.4 ASPH lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SUMMARIT-M 35mm/f2.4 ASPH lens.

Leica SUMMARIT-M 50 mm/f2.4 ASPH Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica SUMMARIT-M 50 mm/f2.4 ASPH lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SUMMARIT-M 50 mm/f2.4 ASPH lens.

Leica SUMMARIT-M 90mm/f2.4 ASPH. Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica SUMMARIT-M 90mm/f2.4 ASPH. lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SUMMARIT-M 90mm/f2.4 ASPH. lens.

Leica SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SUMMILUX-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH lens.

Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH. Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH. lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica Summicron-S 2/100mm ASPH. lens.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sony 28-135mm Power Zoom Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses, Photokina 2014
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS lens.

Sony FE 28mm F2 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 28mm F2 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 28mm F2 lens.