Category: Lenses

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a new professional telephoto zoom lens from Nikon. Offering improved AF tracking, exposure control and edge-to-edge performance, a new VR SPORT mode and configurable buttons on the barrel; the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is lighter and more portable than its predecessor. The new optical design includes an electromagnetically controlled diaphragm, six ED glass elements, a fluorite lens element, and a High Refractive Index (HRI) element. Nano Crystal Coat reduces ghosting and flare for greater image clarity, whilst colour fringing and distortion are controlled throughout the zoom range. The closest focus distance is now an impressive 1.1 m, and the maximum reproduction ratio has increased from 0.11x to 0.21x. The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR will become available next month, priced at £2,649.99/$2,799.95.

The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a new professional telephoto zoom lens from Nikon. Offering improved AF tracking, exposure control and edge-to-edge performance, a new VR SPORT mode and configurable buttons on the barrel; the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Lensbaby Trio 28

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Designed specifically for compact system camera users, the new Lensbaby Trio 28 features three selective-focus optics in one compact lens design. The Twist optic gives photographers a large sharp central area of focus surrounded by twisty, swirling bokeh, the Velvet has a sharp yet dreamy central area of focus with delicate glow from edge to edge, whilst the Sweet optic creates a sharp central sweet spot of focus surrounded by gradually increasing blur. The Lensbaby Trio 28 has a focal length of 28mm and a fixed aperture of f/3.5. The lens will go on sale on 26 October 2015, priced at $280.

Designed specifically for compact system camera users, the new Lensbaby Trio 28 features three selective-focus optics in one compact lens design. The Twist optic gives photographers a large sharp central area of focus surrounded by twisty, swirling bokeh, the Velvet has a sharp yet dreamy central area of focus with delicate...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ExoLens Introduce PRO and PRIME Lenses for iPhone 7

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Camera Phones, Lenses
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ExoLens have announced the upcoming launch of their PRO and PRIME ranges of high-quality accessory lenses for the Apple iPhone 7. Leading the collection is the ExoLens PRO line, which feature Optics by Zeiss, to offer truly professional-grade mobile lenses to photographers, artists and journalists. First to market will be the ExoLens PRO Wide-Angle and Telephoto Kits for iPhone 7. All PRO Kits come with the new machined aluminium ExoLens Edge mount, which features an integrated cold shoe accessory mount (compatible with accessories such as external video light) and key ring loop. Available from December 2016, the ExoLens PRO Wide-Angle Kit ($199.99) with Optics by Zeiss includes a Zeiss Mutar 0.6x Asph T* Wide-Angle lens, which provides virtually no distortion and exceptional edge-to-edge contrast, resulting in an image quality that is unmatched by any other iPhone accessory lens. The ExoLens PRO Telephoto Kit with Optics by Zeiss, also available from December, features a Zeiss Mutar 2.0x Asph T* Telephoto lens, and sells for $249.99. The ExoLens PRIME product line allows for artistic expression and non-technical social sharing to step up your iPhone photography and videography game. The lenses offered for PRIME Kits are the Wide Angle 0.6X, the Telephoto 2X and the Super Wide-Angle/Macro Combo. The PRIME product line will be available starting Q1 2017.

ExoLens have announced the upcoming launch of their PRO and PRIME ranges of high-quality accessory lenses for the Apple iPhone 7. Leading the collection is the ExoLens PRO line, which feature Optics by Zeiss, to offer truly professional-grade mobile lenses to photographers, artists and journalists. First to market will be the...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 Lens Delayed by 3 Months

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Sony have announced that the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens has been delayed by 3 months for new orders. In an official statement on Sony Japan's website, Sony say that it will take 3 months for them to catch-up with the production. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 lens was originally announced back in February 2016.

Sony have announced that the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens has been delayed by 3 months for new orders. In an official statement on Sony Japan's website, Sony say that it will take 3 months for them to catch-up with the production. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 lens...

Friday, September 23, 2016

Voigtländer Nokton f/1.4, 65mm Macro and Heliar 50mm Prototype Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Voigtländer are showing off prototypes of a Nikon F-mount Nokton f/1.4, a Sony E-mount Macro Apo-Lanthar 65mm f/2 and an M-mount Heliar 1:3.5 50mm lens at Photokina. All three lenses are expected to be available in Spring 2017.

Voigtländer are showing off prototypes of a Nikon F-mount Nokton f/1.4, a Sony E-mount Macro Apo-Lanthar 65mm f/2 and an M-mount Heliar 1:3.5 50mm lens at Photokina. All three lenses are expected to be available in Spring 2017.

Photokina 2016 Interview: Hasselblad on the X1D and Fujifilm GFX Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Digital, Lenses
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We sat down with Ove Bengston, Hasselblad Product Manager, to discuss the Fujifilm GFX system, the X1D and lenses, the V1D concept camera, and the True Zoom smartphone device.

We sat down with Ove Bengston, Hasselblad Product Manager, to discuss the Fujifilm GFX system, the X1D and lenses, the V1D concept camera, and the True Zoom smartphone device.

Meyer-Optik Trioplan 100 Prototoype Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of Prototype Number 0003 - the third prototype ever made - of the Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan F2.8/100 manual-focus lens.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of Prototype Number 0003 - the third prototype ever made - of the Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan F2.8/100 manual-focus lens.

Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter

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The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a durable metal housing with a premium finish.

The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a...

Zeiss Lenses Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Lenses
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Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Zeiss Loxia, Milvus and Lightweight Zoom lenses, ExoLenses with Optics by Zeiss and Zeiss VR One Plus headset.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Zeiss Loxia, Milvus and Lightweight Zoom lenses, ExoLenses with Optics by Zeiss and Zeiss VR One Plus headset.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Handevision Iberit Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Handevision Iberit lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Handevision Iberit 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 lenses, which are available for Sony E, Fuji X, Leica SL and Leica M mount systems.

Want to see exactly what the new Handevision Iberit lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Handevision Iberit 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 lenses, which are available for Sony E, Fuji X, Leica SL and Leica M mount systems.

Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM telephoto zoom lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM telephoto zoom lens.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED telephoto lens.

Want to see exactly what the new AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED telephoto lens.

Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens.

Want to see exactly what the new AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon AF-P DX Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR telephoto zoom lens.

Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm 1:3.5 Macro lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm 1:3.5 Macro lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm F3.5 Macro lens.

Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic 8-18mm, 12-60mm, 50-200mm Leica DG lenses.

Fujifilm XF 23mm, XF 50mm, XF 80mm Macro, X-A3 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR, XF 50mm F2 R WR, and XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lenses and the X-A3 camera look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 23mm, XF 50mm and XF 80mm Macro lenses and the X-A3 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR, XF 50mm F2 R WR, and XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro lenses and the X-A3 camera look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 23mm, XF 5...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Photokina 2016 Interview: The Sigma 85mm f/1.4, 12-24mm f/4 and 500mm f/4 Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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We sat down with Paul Reynolds from Sigma UK to discuss the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4, 12-24mm f/4 and 500mm f/4 lenses that have just been unveiled at Photokina.

We sat down with Paul Reynolds from Sigma UK to discuss the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4, 12-24mm f/4 and 500mm f/4 lenses that have just been unveiled at Photokina.

Three More Tokina FíRIN Lenses for Sony E-Mount, with Auto-focus!

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Tokina are planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for the Sony E-Mount full frame cameras. In addition to the manual focus FíRIN 20mm F2 FE lens that was announced at Photokina 2016, Tokina will also launch a Super Wide Prime, Fast Wide Prime and Standard Zoom, all with auto-focus.

Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE Hands-On Photos

Tokina are planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for the Sony E-Mount full frame cameras. In addition to the manual focus FíRIN 20mm F2 FE lens that was announced at Photokina 2016, Tokina will also launch a Super Wide Prime, Fast Wide Prime and Standard...

Irix 11mm f/4.0 Blackstone and Firefly Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Lenses
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The Irix 11mm f/4.0 is an extremely wide full frame rectalinear lens with an angle of view of 126°. It employs 4 high refractive lenses, 2 ED lenses, 3 aspherical lenses to guarantee very low distortion, as low as 3,13%, which makes Irix 11mm f/4.0 lens unique in its class. The special Blackstone version of the lens has engraved UV light reactive markings enable easy operation in low light conditions to facilitate the perfect photo. The Irix 11mm f/4.0 will be available next year in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts.

Irix are also showing a very early prototype of a 45mm f/1.4 full-frame lens at the Photokina show in Germany.

Check our our hands-on photos of the Irix 11mm f/4.0 and the Irix 45mm f/1.4 lenses

The Irix 11mm f/4.0 is an extremely wide full frame rectalinear lens with an angle of view of 126°. It employs 4 high refractive lenses, 2 ED lenses, 3 aspherical lenses to guarantee very low distortion, as low as 3,13%, which makes Irix 11mm f/4.0 lens unique in its class. The...

Irix 11mm f/4 and 45mm f/1.4 Hands-On Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Irix 11mm f/4 and 45mm f/1.4 lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Irix 11mm f/4 and 45mm f/1.4 lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Irix 11mm f/4 and 45mm f/1.4 lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Irix 11mm f/4 and 45mm f/1.4 lenses.