Category: Lenses

Friday, August 18, 2017

Canon Wins Three EISA Awards

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Canon has been awarded three accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EOS 5D Mark IV (pictured) has been named ‘EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018’, the EOS 77D has been awarded ‘EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018’ and the Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM has won the ‘EISA Professional DSLR Lens 2017-2018’ title. “Canon has a long-standing reputation within the industry for delivering high-quality products that enable users to tell the best story of their lives through unlocking their creative shooting potential with the support, reliability and consistency needed,” commented Lee Bonniface, Marketing Director, Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “Feedback on our products through award recognition such as EISA, is paramount as we strive to produce pioneering and class-leading solutions that enable photographers around the world to discover, capture and share their own unique stories through photography.”

Canon has been awarded three accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). The EOS 5D Mark IV (pictured) has been named ‘EISA Professional DSLR Camera 2017-2018’, the EOS 77D has been awarded ‘EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2017-2018’ and the Canon EF 16-35mm F2....

Friday, August 11, 2017

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Venus Optics have announced the World’s widest rectilinear f/2 native lens for Sony full frame E-mount cameras, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics have successfully minimized the weight of the lens to around 500g (~1.1 pounds) and 8cm long. The optical fromula comprises 12 elements in 9 groups with 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion glass elements. Unusually for an ultra-wide lens, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D has a flat front surface and a 72mm filter thread so polarisers ND grads and other filters can be mounted easily. Additionally, the lens is specially designed with an aperture switch which allows users to quickly switch between click-less and clicked aperture. This added feature will be extremely useful for videographers. The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D is currently available to pre-order in the official website of Venus Optics and their authorised resellers. The recommended retail price id $849.

Venus Optics have announced the World’s widest rectilinear f/2 native lens for Sony full frame E-mount cameras, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics have successfully minimized the weight of the lens to around 500g (~1.1 pounds) and 8cm long. The optical fromula comprises 12...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sigma “Total Solar Eclipse” Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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Sigma Corporation of America today announced its “Total Solar Eclipse” promotion that features instant rebates for the following Sigma Global Vision telephoto lenses and mount converter: the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary and Sports lens models, the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens, and the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter for Sony E-mount camera systems. The new Sigma instant rebate programme pays homage to the rare total solar eclipse phenomenon taking place on 21 August 2017. Sigma customers will receive a $200 instant rebate off the purchase of a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens (normally $1,999 USD) and a $100 instant rebate off the purchase of a Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens (normally $1,089 USD). Sigma customers will also receive a $50 instant rebate off the purchase of a Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens (normally $799 USD). The promotion features an additional $100 instant rebate off the purchase of a Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter for Sony E-mount, full-frame and APS-C sensor cameras (normally $249 USD) when purchased with either of the 150-600mm F5-6.3 or the 100-400mm F5-6.3 lens models. The “Total Solar Eclipse” promotion ends on 21 August 2017.

Sigma Corporation of America today announced its “Total Solar Eclipse” promotion that features instant rebates for the following Sigma Global Vision telephoto lenses and mount converter: the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary and Sports lens models, the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

MTF Services Offer New Fujinon MK Lens Conversion Service

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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MTF Services have designed brand new solutions to convert the new FujinonMK lenses to Micro Four Thirds and FZ mount systems. Fitting the new mount options for the Fujinon MK lenses will be offered as a service from the team at MTF Services. Simply ship your lens over to MTF’s London-based workshop (Unit 4 Kingfisher House, Trinity Park, Trinity Way, London, E4 8TD), and the team will fit your preferred mount before shipping back to you, fully tested, professionally adapted, cleaned and ready for use.

MTF Services have designed brand new solutions to convert the new FujinonMK lenses to Micro Four Thirds and FZ mount systems. Fitting the new mount options for the Fujinon MK lenses will be offered as a service from the team at MTF Services. Simply ship your lens over to MTF...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass, Chrome Plated Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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The Lomographic Society has launched the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass, Chrome Plated edition. The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens has been designed by Lomography’s technicians based on an 1839 design – and condensed into a bold brass lens for modern analogue and digital cameras – available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. "Photographers and videographers can delve into an extensive variation of moods and special effect: silky soft focus at f/2.9, crisp sharp shots from f/5.6 onwards, and a focal length of 64mm," the society says. The Daguerreotype Achromat Lens works with a Waterhouse Aperture Plate system, which allows full creativity with depth of field and bokeh effects. Now, the much talked about Art Lens is back with a brand new design: a sleek chrome plating for a classic, timeless look that protects your brass lens from wear and tear. Priced at just €499, the Chrome Plated Daguerreotype Achromat is available now from the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide.

The Lomographic Society has launched the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens Brass, Chrome Plated edition. The Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens has been designed by Lomography’s technicians based on an 1839 design – and condensed into a bold brass lens for modern analogue and digital cameras – available in Canon EF...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Reinventing the Emil Busch Glaukar 91mm f/3.1 Lens

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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More than 100 years after the Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 was introduced, two top German photographers have reinvented this classic as a modern portrait lens. Fashion photographer Benedikt Ernst and portrait photographer Firat Bagdu have partnered with optical engineer Wolfdieter Prenzel for this project, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the Glaukar 97mm f/3.1 into the modern age. The new Glaukar 3.1 will have the same brass appearance and silhouette as the original but will be constructed from high-end aluminium with a brass-like finish, which ensures the durability and mechanical precision of a modern lens. And while the new lens will look very much like the classic, the inside has been redesigned by Prenzel, completely from scratch to meet today’s high-tech demands. Planned for release in Canon, Fujifilm, Leica M and T, MFT and Sony fit, the new Glaukar 91mm f/3.1 will be manufactured in Wetzlar, Germany.

More than 100 years after the Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 was introduced, two top German photographers have reinvented this classic as a modern portrait lens. Fashion photographer Benedikt Ernst and portrait photographer Firat Bagdu have partnered with optical engineer Wolfdieter Prenzel for this project, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sigma Announce US Pricing for 14mm and 135mm T2 Cine Prime Lenses

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Just a few days after a similar announcement by Sigma UK, Sigma Corporation of America has revealed pricing for the Sigma 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF Cine Prime lenses. Based on the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art announced earlier this year, these two new lenses are aimed at professional videographers. Available in PL, Canon EF and Sony E mounts, each new lens carries an MSRP of $4,999. The two lenses will also be available as a set, complete with a carrying case, for $10,499. Videographers can also buy the entire Sigma Cine Prime lens series, comprising seven lenses and two cases, for $24,799.

Just a few days after a similar announcement by Sigma UK, Sigma Corporation of America has revealed pricing for the Sigma 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF Cine Prime lenses. Based on the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art announced earlier this...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Nikon have announced a full-frame version of their AF-P 70-300mm ED VR lens. The new Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is a third of a stop faster than the existing AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR, and projects an image circle that's large enough to cover the full frame on an FX-format DSLR. As an AF-P lens it boasts Nikon’s proprietary stepping motor, which brings subjects into focus quickly and quietly, enabling video footage to be recorded with practically no drive noise. The "E" designation means the AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR has an electromagnetic diaphragm delivering consistent automatic exposure control even during high-speed bursts. The lens features a minimum focus distance of 1.2m (3.94 feet) throughout the entire zoom range, and comes with Nikon's Advanced Vibration Reduction technology on board, offering up to 4.5 stops of image stabilisation and a dedicated Sport VR mode. The dust- and moisture-resistant Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR lens will have a suggested retail priceof $699.95 / £749.99 / € 899.00, and availability will be announced at a later date.

Nikon have announced a full-frame version of their AF-P 70-300mm ED VR lens. The new Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is a third of a stop faster than the existing AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR, and projects an image...

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a brand new professional zoom lens for full-frame cameras. The new Dual MPU (Micro Processing Units) provide rapid autofocusing with improved accuracy and the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class (a full 5 stops of image stabilisation according to CIPA standards). The use of specialised, high-quality glass materials assures accurate color reproduction and superior sharpness, perfect for today’s high-pixel-density cameras. The optical formula comprises 17 elements in 12 groups including 2 XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements, 3 LD (Low Dispersion) elements, 3 GM (Glass-Molded aspherical) and one hybrid aspherical lens element. Tamron’s exclusive eBAND Coating substantially curbs ghosting and flare, while a protective Fluorine Coating on the front element provides added convenience. The new lens also benefits from a moisture resistant construction a locking lens hood. In the UK, the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 will be available in July, pricing to be announced. In the USA, the Tamron SP 24-70mm G2 in Nikon mount will be available in August and the Canon mount in September priced at $1199.

The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a brand new professional zoom lens for full-frame cameras. The new Dual MPU (Micro Processing Units) provide rapid autofocusing with improved accuracy and the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class (a full 5 stops of image...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lensbaby Velvet 85

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Lensbaby's new Velvet 85 lens is now available for preorder. Manufactured in Canon EF, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Sony A and Sony E mounts; the Lensbaby Velvet 85 delivers a velvety, glowing, ethereal look at brighter apertures, and beautifully sharp but subtly unique, film-like images as you stop down. Building on the strengths of the existing Velvet 56 lens, the Velvet 85 is said to combine "lustrous skin tones with the added compression and sublime bokeh of high-quality 85mm portrait lenses." This manual-focus lens has a minimum focus distance of 9.5 inches, enabling close-up photography. The optical formula comprises 4 elements in 3 groups and a 12-bladed diaphragm. The maximum aperture is f/1.8 and the lens takes 67mm filters. The Lensbaby Velvet 85 is priced at $499.95 and will begin shipping on 11th July.

Lensbaby's new Velvet 85 lens is now available for preorder. Manufactured in Canon EF, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F, Pentax K, Samsung NX, Sony A and Sony E mounts; the Lensbaby Velvet 85 delivers a velvety, glowing, ethereal look at brighter apertures, and beautifully sharp but subtly unique, film-like...

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Pricing & Availability Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Sigma have unveiled pricing and availability for the new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art lens. Featuring a brand new optical stabiliser and highly efficient and fast AF system, the revamped 24-70mm F2.8 Art covers a wide range of shooting scenarios, the lens includes three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon version additionally features a brand new electromagnetic diaphragm. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £1,399.99/$1,299.00. Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts will be available to purchase in early July.

Sigma have unveiled pricing and availability for the new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art lens. Featuring a brand new optical stabiliser and highly efficient and fast AF system, the revamped 24-70mm F2.8 Art covers a wide range of shooting scenarios, the lens includes three SLD (Special...

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Availability and Pricing Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Sigma have announced pricing and availability for their 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art lens. Boasting outstanding image quality from centre to edge, the 14mm F1.8 Art features the largest glass mold (80mm) in the industry, offering photographers an ultra-wide prime with virtually no distortion, flare or ghosting. Three lens elements are made with FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to calcium fluorite in performance, and four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, which reduce chromatic aberration. The all new Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon version features a brand new electromagnetic diaphragm. The Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £1,679.99/$1,599.00. Sigma and Canon mounts will be available to purchase in early July with Nikon mount following towards the end of July

Sigma have announced pricing and availability for their 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art lens. Boasting outstanding image quality from centre to edge, the 14mm F1.8 Art features the largest glass mold (80mm) in the industry, offering photographers an ultra-wide prime with virtually no distortion, flare or ghosting. Three lens elements...

Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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The Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is the World's first 22.2x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. Weighing in at 705 grams, the 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is remarkably compact and lightweight for a lens covering such an extremely wide zoom range. The focal length of 400mm at the telephoto end enables photographers to bring distant subjects closer as well as the perspective-flattening effects that only extreme telephoto settings can achieve. The optical construction of the lens comprises 16 lens elements in 11 groups. The use of specialised glass elements such as LD (Low Dispersion) and aspherical lens elements effectively minimises chromatic aberrations and geometric distortion. The AF drive system uses Tamron’s exclusive HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) motor. The power-saving HLD motor produces outstanding driving torque, and adjusts motor rotation from low to high speed to enable accurate and quiet focusing. The lens is equipped with Tamron’s original VC (Vibration Compensation) system, which effectively curbs camera shake under low-light conditions. The electromagnetic diaphragm system, which enables superior aperture control, will be incorporated into both the Canon and Nikon vrsions of the lens. The Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD will be available from July, at a suggested retail price of £649.99/$649.00.

The Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is the World's first 22.2x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. Weighing in at 705 grams, the 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD is remarkably compact and lightweight for a lens covering such an extremely wide zoom...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Zeiss have launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon - the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35. With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, Zeiss have given the lens a completely new optical design. “This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations," says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at Zeiss. Thanks to their excellent edge-to-edge imagery the Zeiss Milvus lenses are designed for high-performance digital cameras. "The resolutions of camera sensors are constantly becoming higher, and this also increases the demands made on the lenses. For Zeiss Milvus lenses this is no problem. They are a solid investment in the future." The new Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35 will be available from specialist dealers and in the Zeiss Online Shop from July 2017. The recommended retail price is €1,999.

Zeiss have launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon - the Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35. With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, Zeiss have given the lens a completely new optical design. “This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations," says...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Nikon 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models Now On Sale

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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Nikon's range of commemorative models and goods celebrating the company's 100th anniversary are now available to purchase. The Anniversary range, which features the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and details, includes Nikon’s two flagship digital SLR cameras - the D5 100th Anniversary Edition (£7,699.99 / €9,399.00) and the D500 100th Anniversary Edition (£2,599.99 / €3,199.00) -, a telephoto zoom lens - the Nikkor70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition (£3,599.99 / €4,399.00) -, a special set of three Nikkor lenses (£7,699.99 / €9,399.00), and finally, commemorative editions of three binoculars. A special collection of commemorative goods are also available, including the Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I - a beautiful crystal reproduction of the first Nikon 35mm camera from 1948, £1,299.99 / €1,500.00 -, the Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection, the Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera - a 1/2-scale model of Nikon's first flagship model, £129.99 / €149.00 - and the Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap (£99.99 / €109.00).

Nikon's range of commemorative models and goods celebrating the company's 100th anniversary are now available to purchase. The Anniversary range, which features the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and details, includes Nikon’s two flagship digital SLR cameras - the D5 100th Anniversary Edition (£7,699.99 / ...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Meyer-Optik to Revive Historic Lydith 30mm Art Lens

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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German lens maker Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the historic Lydith 30mm f/3.5 art lens back to life. Designed in the late 1950s and introduced to the market in 1964, the modern version of the Lydith will be updated with high-performance lens coatings and a short minimum focusing distance of 16cm. It will use high-quality Schott and O’Hara glass and its 12 aperture blades will produce a soft, dreamy background and foreground bokeh with a very sharp centre of focus. Meyer-Optik has dubbed it “the embracing bokeh,” which inspired the theme of the current Kickstarter campaign as a lens that can capture the magic moment. The Lydith is expected to ship in March 2018 and will be available in Canon, Fujifilm, Leica M, Leica SL, M42, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon and Sony fit.

German lens maker Meyer-Optik-Goerlitz has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the historic Lydith 30mm f/3.5 art lens back to life. Designed in the late 1950s and introduced to the market in 1964, the modern version of the Lydith will be updated with high-performance lens coatings and a short minimum focusing...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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The Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is a new full-frame auto focus lens for Sony's E-mount compact system cameras. The optical formula comprises 7 elements in 6 groups, including one HRI and two aspherical lens elements, plus an iris diaphragm with 7 rounded aperture blades. Weighing in at around 85 grams, the Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE lens takes 49mm screw-mount filters and offers a close-focus point of 35cm (as measured from the sensor plane). Available from July, the lens carries a suggested retail price of £279.99/$299.95.

The Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is a new full-frame auto focus lens for Sony's E-mount compact system cameras. The optical formula comprises 7 elements in 6 groups, including one HRI and two aspherical lens elements, plus an iris diaphragm with 7 rounded aperture blades. Weighing in at around 85 grams, the Samyang...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Leica SL System Firmware Update 3.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Firmware version 3.0 for the Leica SL-System is now available for download. The update significantly reduces the time required for saving DNG raw image files to SD memory cards and enhances the speed, accuracy and handling of the autofocus system. Video and photo exposure settings are now independent of each other, no longer needing to be adapted when switching from one mode to the other. By making these settings separate of each other, the new firmware makes shooting photo and video faster and more convenient, speeding up a mixed-media workflow.  Photographers also now have the options to capture photos exclusively with the electronic shutter. This enables completely silent exposures in a shutter speed range from 1s to 1/16,000s. Version 3.0 also includes built-in automated firmware updates for the Leica Vario-Elmarit–SL 24–90 mm f/2.8–4 ASPH. and Leica APO-Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 mm f/2.8-4 lenses, for further performance optimisation. In total, the new firmware update brings 31 improvements to the photo and video functions.

Firmware version 3.0 for the Leica SL-System is now available for download. The update significantly reduces the time required for saving DNG raw image files to SD memory cards and enhances the speed, accuracy and handling of the autofocus system. Video and photo exposure settings are now independent of each other,...

Lomography Adds 15mm Focal Length to Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Lomography today announced the addition of a new additional focal length to the Neptune Convertible Art Lens system. Presently raising funds on Kickstarter, the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System is a prime lens kit for every photographer who has ever lamented the size and weight of high quality prime lenses. It comprises a base element which mounts to a wide range of film and digital cameras, and four front lens elements of fixed focal lengths: the Thalassa 3.5/35, the Despina 2.8/50, the Proteus 4.0/80 and now the Naiad 15mm.Available as an add-on, from now until the end of the campaign, on 7th June, backers will be able to purchase the lens for just $249 – saving 45% on the estimated retail price.

Lomography today announced the addition of a new additional focal length to the Neptune Convertible Art Lens system. Presently raising funds on Kickstarter, the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System is a prime lens kit for every photographer who has ever lamented the size and weight of high quality prime lenses....

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 Cinema Lens

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Fujifilm will release the E-mount version of the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 telephoto zoom cinema lens in July 2017. Offering a fast maximum aperture of T2.9 across the entire zoom range plus a 9-bladed iris diaphragm, the lens is compatible with E-mount cameras with a Super 35mm / APS-C sensor, and an X-mount version is also in the works. The lens design is optimised for shooting movies, minimising focal and optical axis shift while zooming and focus breathing – negative traits that are typically observed in still lenses for digital cameras. The lens also features three rings to enable manual and independent adjustment of focus, zoom and aperture. The expected user price is £3,300+VAT.

Fujifilm will release the E-mount version of the Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 telephoto zoom cinema lens in July 2017. Offering a fast maximum aperture of T2.9 across the entire zoom range plus a 9-bladed iris diaphragm, the lens is compatible with E-mount cameras with a Super 35mm / APS-C sensor, and...