Category: Lenses

Friday, April 20, 2018

Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D and 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Venus Optics has announced 4 new and unique lenses - the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO,  17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D and 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT lenses.

The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. The Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX is currently the widest available native lens option for Fujifilm G-mount cameras. The 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT delivers aunique circular fisheye field of view on Micro four thirds cameras.

All four lenses will be available for trial at Venus Optics’ booth (T225) in Beijing P&E Imaging fair during 3rd-6th May 2019. They are expected to be shipped in mid/late 2018.

Venus Optics has announced 4 new and unique lenses - the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D and 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT lenses. The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount…

Meyer Optik Görlitz APO-Makro-Plasmat 105mm f2.7

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 f2.7 is the latest lens from Meyer Optik Görlitz. The Plasmat lenses, especially the Makro Plasmat (Makro meaning for 35mm film), are probably the most famous lens of the Meyer portfolio. The Apo-Makro Plasmat will launch on Kickstarter on May 1st for $2999.

The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 f2.7 is the latest lens from Meyer Optik Görlitz. The Plasmat lenses, especially the Makro Plasmat (Makro meaning for 35mm film), are probably the most famous lens of the Meyer portfolio. The Apo-Makro Plasmat will launch on Kickstarter on May 1st for $2999.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sigma Announces Pricing for Seven New Sony E-mount Art Prime Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Sigma have just announced the pricing and delivery dates for the seven new Sony E-mount Art prime lenses.

Sigma have just announced the pricing and delivery dates for the seven new Sony E-mount Art prime lenses.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fujifilm GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR and 1.4x Teleconverter

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Fujifilm is set to release the "FUJINON GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR" lens and accompanying “FUJINON Teleconverter GF 1.4X TC WR" in May 2018, the seventh and eighth lenses in the GF lens series.

The GF250mm, GF1.4x TC, MCEX18/45G will be available at the end of May 2018, priced as follows:

GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR Lens £2,899.00

Macro Extension Tube for GF Lenses -18mm (MCEX-18G WR) £ 289.00

Macro Extension Tube for GF Lenses -45mm (MCEX-45G WR) £ 289.00

1.4x Teleconverter for use with GF250mm lens (GF1.4X TC WR) £ 749.00

Fujifilm is set to release the "FUJINON GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR" lens and accompanying “FUJINON Teleconverter GF 1.4X TC WR" in May 2018, the seventh and eighth lenses in the GF lens series.The GF250mm, GF1.4x TC, MCEX18/45G will be available at the end of May 2018, priced…

Monday, April 9, 2018

Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH.

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. is a new wide-angle zoom lens for the Leica SL camera.

The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. will be on sale from 23 April priced at £4500 / $5495. A new firmware version (3.2) for the Leica SL will also appear at the same time as the new wide-angle zoom lens.

The Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. is a new wide-angle zoom lens for the Leica SL camera. The Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35/3.5–4.5 ASPH. will be on sale from 23 April priced at £4500 / $5495. A new firmware version (3.2) for the Leica SL will also appear at the same time as the new wide-angle zoom lens.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

NiSi Full-frame Cine Prime Lenses to Debut at NAB 2018

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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NiSi Cinema Filters are introducing a new range of full-frame, prime lenses at the NAB show 2018. They boast an original full-frame camera design, high resolution, extremely low dispersion and special flare performance and will launch in 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0 and 100mm CF T2.0 formats.

NiSi Cinema Filters are introducing a new range of full-frame, prime lenses at the NAB show 2018. They boast an original full-frame camera design, high resolution, extremely low dispersion and special flare performance and will launch in 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0 and 100mm CF T2.0 formats.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Launches Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The third edition of the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50 mm f0.95 comes in a new design and now features mounts for Sony-E, Fuji-X and Leica-M. Within the next 14 days, the lens is offered in a pre-order sale, where it is available for less than 60% of its future MSRP.

The third edition of the Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50 mm f0.95 comes in a new design and now features mounts for Sony-E, Fuji-X and Leica-M. Within the next 14 days, the lens is offered in a pre-order sale, where it is available for less than 60% of its future MSRP.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D Lens Officially Launched

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is the widest angle lens (113°) among wide-angle lenses for mirrorless APS-C cameras. 3 special low dispersion lenses (ED lens) and 2 glass aspherical lenses are used extensively, with Laowa promising zero distortion. The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D will be available in Fujifilm X, Canon EF-M and Sony E mounts, with the scheduled release date around early April 2018, priced at £499 in the UK.

The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D is the widest angle lens (113°) among wide-angle lenses for mirrorless APS-C cameras. 3 special low dispersion lenses (ED lens) and 2 glass aspherical lenses are used extensively, with Laowa promising zero distortion. The Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D will be available in Fujifilm X, Canon…

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens.

Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro and Laowa 9mm F2.8 Zero-D lenses.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Nikon AF-S 180–400mm f/4 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR lens.

Pentax K-1 Mark II, FA 50mm f/1.4, DA 11-18mm f/2.8 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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At The Photography Show Pentax are showing their new Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera, prototypes of their upcoming FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW and DA 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lenses, and a newly updated lens roadmap with 5 new lenses pencilled in for release in "2019 or later".

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of all these new Pentax products.


At The Photography Show Pentax are showing their new Pentax K-1 Mark II DSLR camera, prototypes of their upcoming FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW and DA 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW lenses, and a newly updated lens roadmap with 5 new lenses pencilled in for release in "2019 or later"…

Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art lens.

Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens.

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for 35mm full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras.

Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for 35mm full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras.

Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras.

Want to see exactly what the new Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD lens for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Citograph 50mm f/2.8 Lens Launches on Kickstarter

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Citograph 50mm f/2.8 lens has just been launched on Kickstarter. Billed as "the most versatile & lightweight creativity lens ever with razor sharpness, dreamy bokeh and intense colors", the Citograph 50mm f/2.8 is scheduled to be shipped to backs by November 2018, if it meets its goal of £21,577. It will be available in the following mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X and Leica M (manual only).

The Citograph 50mm f/2.8 lens has just been launched on Kickstarter. Billed as "the most versatile & lightweight creativity lens ever with razor sharpness, dreamy bokeh and intense colors", the Citograph 50mm f/2.8 is scheduled to be shipped to backs by November 2018, if it meets its goal of £21,577…

Leica Camera and pmdtechnologies Develop Lenses for 3D Sensor Systems

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Leica Camera and pmdtechnologies have announced a strategic alliance to jointly develop and market 3D sensing camera solutions for mobile devices. With tailor-made optics, together Leica and pmd will address the increasing demand, especially from the mobile device segment, for highly efficient lenses with compact dimensions.

Leica Camera and pmdtechnologies have announced a strategic alliance to jointly develop and market 3D sensing camera solutions for mobile devices. With tailor-made optics, together Leica and pmd will address the increasing demand, especially from the mobile device segment, for highly efficient lenses with compact dimensions.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Three New Voigtlander Lenses Launched at CP+ Show - 110mm F2.5 and 21mm F3.5 Aspherical E-mount, 50mm F1.2 M-mount

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Cosina Japan have launched three new Voigtlander lenses at the CP+ show in Japan - the Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm F2.5 E-mount (pictured), Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 21mm F3.5 Aspherical E-mount and Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical VM lenses.

Cosina Japan have launched three new Voigtlander lenses at the CP+ show in Japan - the Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm F2.5 E-mount (pictured), Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 21mm F3.5 Aspherical E-mount and Voigtlander NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical VM lenses.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF Lens for Canon and Nikon Full-frame DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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The Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a new lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to the Tokina AT-X series, which has been highly evaluated in the past, Tokina will expand the Opera series as a top model group for full frame in the future.

The Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF is a new lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs. In addition to the Tokina AT-X series, which has been highly evaluated in the past, Tokina will expand the Opera series as a top model group for full frame in the future.