Category: Lenses

Friday, May 18, 2018

NiSi Allure Cinema Filters

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Lenses
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NiSi’s new Allure cinema filters make the perfect companion to the recently released F3 cine lens system. In addition to the filters, NiSi has released an updated FAQ information sheet to answer queries about the F3 system and provide additional technical information.

NiSi’s new Allure cinema filters make the perfect companion to the recently released F3 cine lens system. In addition to the filters, NiSi has released an updated FAQ information sheet to answer queries about the F3 system and provide additional technical information.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Pricing Announced - £499 / $569

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £499.99 including VAT in the UK and $569 in the US. The Canon mount will be available at the end of May and the Sigma mount in June. The release of the Sony E-Mount version will be announced later.

The new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £499.99 including VAT in the UK and $569 in the US. The Canon mount will be available at the end of May and the Sigma mount in June. The release of the Sony E-Mount…

Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 for Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Lenses
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The chargeable installation service of the Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 for the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens for Canon starts from 18th May. The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is an accessory which enables photographers to use a sheet filter on the lens.

The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is available now with a Suggested Retail Price of £34.99 including VAT. The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 and installation service by Sigma Imaging UK Ltd is £59.99 including VAT.

The chargeable installation service of the Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 for the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens for Canon starts from 18th May. The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is an accessory which enables photographers to use a sheet filter on the lens.The Rear Filter Holder FHR-11 is available…

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tamron Apologizes for 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Delays

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Tamron has issued a statement apologizing for delays in the shipment of its new 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony mirrorless cameras, blaming pre-orders that greatly exceeded their expectations. The new lens is due to start shipping on 24th May.

Tamron has issued a statement apologizing for delays in the shipment of its new 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony mirrorless cameras, blaming pre-orders that greatly exceeded their expectations. The new lens is due to start shipping on 24th May.

Yongnuo Macro Lens YN 60mm F2 MF

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo, best known for their affordable versions of Canon lenses, have announced the YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens. The nearest focus distance can reach 0.234m and it has a 1:1 magnification ratio. The built-in electromagnetic aperture supports automatic exposure in M/Av/Tv/P/B and other shooting modes, it has a half-press shutter manual focus prompt, and there are 7 aperture blades. No word yet on availability or pricing.

Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo, best known for their affordable versions of Canon lenses, have announced the YN 60mm F2 MF macro lens. The nearest focus distance can reach 0.234m and it has a 1:1 magnification ratio. The built-in electromagnetic aperture supports automatic exposure in M/Av/Tv/P/B and other shooting modes, it has…

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 Lens Now Available for $3750 / £2749

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 wide-angle lens is now available for sale. The XCD 21mm lens will begin shipping mid-May 2018 with an MSRP of € 2999 / $ 3750 / £ 2749 excl. VAT.

The Hasselblad XCD 21mm f/4 wide-angle lens is now available for sale. The XCD 21mm lens will begin shipping mid-May 2018 with an MSRP of € 2999 / $ 3750 / £ 2749 excl. VAT.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95 Pre-sale Started

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95 is the world's fastest 75mm lens for Leica M, Sony E and Fuji X cameras.

The Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95 costs €3,999 and will be released at 12 December 2018

The Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95 is the world's fastest 75mm lens for Leica M, Sony E and Fuji X cameras. The Meyer-Optik Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95 costs €3,999 and will be released at 12 December 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Available on May 24th for $799 / £699

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Tamron has officially announced the launch of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, a high-speed standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens will be available at Tamron's authorized USA retailers on May 24th priced at $799 and in the UK it will retails for £699.

Tamron has officially announced the launch of the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, a high-speed standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens will be available at Tamron's authorized USA retailers on May 24th priced at $799 and in the UK it will retails for £699.

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"…