Category: Lenses

Monday, June 18, 2018

Nikon UK Summer Cashback - Save up to £275/€300

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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Nikon UK launches its Summer Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. The promotion runs from 15th June 2018 until 31st August 2018.

Nikon UK launches its Summer Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. The promotion runs from 15th June 2018 until 31st August 2018.

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF for Canon DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for £599.99.

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for £599.99.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The release date and recommended retail price will be provided at a later date. 

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The…

Monday, June 11, 2018

Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a new, budget, autofocus lens for Sony mirrorless shooters. Weighing in at 93g and measuring just 37mm long, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system and a minimum focusing distance of just 24cm. Available from July 2018, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE will cost £279.99 in the UK.

The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a new, budget, autofocus lens for Sony mirrorless shooters. Weighing in at 93g and measuring just 37mm long, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system and a minimum focusing distance of just 24cm. Available from July…

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Canon Updates EF 70-200mm f/2.8L and f/4L Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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Canon has upgraded two of its most loved and well-regarded L-series lenses with the launch of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM.

The EF 7-200mm f/4L IS II USM is available from summer 2018 with an SRP of £1,299.99/€1,519.99 / £1,299.00 The EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is available from summer 2018 with an SRP of £2,149.99/€2,499.99 / $2,099.00.

Canon has upgraded two of its most loved and well-regarded L-series lenses with the launch of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM.The EF 7-200mm f/4L IS II USM is available from summer 2018 with an SRP of £1,299.99/€1,519.99 / £1,299.00 The EF…

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Tamron to Fix AF Issue with New 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Sony Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Tamron have announced that they are going to issue a firmware update for the new 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens to fix an auto-focus issue that occurs when recording movies. The Tamron 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony cameras has proved to be very popular, already being on back-order with most retailers.

Tamron have announced that they are going to issue a firmware update for the new 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens to fix an auto-focus issue that occurs when recording movies. The Tamron 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony cameras has proved to be very popular, already…

Friday, May 25, 2018

Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Will Cost £1500 / $1600

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The new Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £1499.99 in the UK and $1,599.00 USD in the US.

The new Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will have a suggested retail price of £1499.99 in the UK and $1,599.00 USD in the US.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fantasea-AOI UWL-400F Underwater Wide-angle Conversion Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Fantasea-AOI UWL-400F is a new wide-angle conversion lens for underwater use. It features a field of view of 120 degrees (when used with a 25mm lens), a magnification of 0.50X, a zero minimal focus distance and exceptional overall sharpness.

The Fantasea-AOI UWL-400F is a new wide-angle conversion lens for underwater use. It features a field of view of 120 degrees (when used with a 25mm lens), a magnification of 0.50X, a zero minimal focus distance and exceptional overall sharpness.

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…