Category: Lenses

Thursday, October 10, 2019

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Officially Announced Priced at £8,299

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon have officially announced the long-awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system.

The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens will be available from 31st October 2019 priced at £8,299.

Nikon have officially announced the long-awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system. The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens will be available from 31st October 2019 priced at £8,299.

Nikon Z Series Lens Roadmap 2018-2021

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon have unveiled a new lens roadmap for the Z series, with 13 new lenses scheduled for release by the end of 2021.

Interestingly, only one new Z DX lens, the 18-140mm zoom, will be added to the two new Z DX lenses that were announced along with the Z50 camera earlier today.

New Nikon Z Prime Lenses

  • 20mm F1.8
  • 50mm F1.2
  • 28mm
  • 40mm
  • Micro 60mm
  • Micro 105mm

New Nikon Z Zoom Lenses

  • DX 18-140mm
  • 14-24mm F2.8
  • 70-200mm F2.8
  • 24-105mm
  • 100-400mm
  • 24-200mm
  • 200-600mm


Nikon have unveiled a new lens roadmap for the Z series, with 13 new lenses scheduled for release by the end of 2021. Interestingly, only one new Z DX lens, the 18-140mm zoom, will be added to the two new Z DX lenses that were announced along with the Z5…

Monday, October 7, 2019

Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar for Sony E-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar is a new fast-fifty prime lens exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras.

According to a report on German photo news site, photoscala, Voigtlander are releasing the new lens to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their Classic lens range.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar will have 12 circular aperture blades, "so that not only at aperture F2.0 but also at aperture F2.8 creates a circular opening".

The optical construction is "to aspheric lens elements, five with anomalous partial dispersion, an integrated floating-focus system and an optical calculation that reduces chromatic aberrations to near zero ensure outstanding performance."

The aperture can be selected in 1/3 stop steps via a manual ring, which can be de-clicked for video use.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar weighs 364g and measures 62.6mm in length.

It has a 49mm filter thread and a minimum focusing distance of 45cm.

The release date and price have still to be officially confirmed by Voigtlander.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar is a new fast-fifty prime lens exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras. According to a report on German photo news site, photoscala, Voigtlander are releasing the new lens to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their Classic lens range.The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar will have 12 circular…

Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Lenses for Canon EF-M Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.

Pricing

  • 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)
  • 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD)
  • 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD)

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.Pricing16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary…

Monday, September 9, 2019

Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses , Digital Video Cameras

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 is a new cine lens offering an extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and a large image circle of 43.3mm.

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be offered in the following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL. The price and availability will be announced shortly.

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 is a new cine lens offering an extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and a large image circle of 43.3mm.The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be offered in the following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL. The price and availability…

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Hands-on Photos

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses…

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Nikon D6 Pricing, Specs and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

Nikon have just announced that the Nikon D6 DSLR camera is in development, billing it as "Nikon’s most advanced digital SLR to date".

In addition, Nikon have also announced the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens.

The price and availability of the Nikon D6 have yet to be announced. We'll update this article as soon as Nikon share that information.

Nikon have just announced that the Nikon D6 DSLR camera is in development, billing it as "Nikon’s most advanced digital SLR to date".In addition, Nikon have also announced the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens.The price and availability of the Nikon D…

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Price, Specs and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon has just expanded its line-up of f/1.8 S-Line mirrorless prime lenses with the launch of the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S.

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S will be available from the 17th October 2019 priced at £1,049 in the UK.

Nikon has just expanded its line-up of f/1.8 S-Line mirrorless prime lenses with the launch of the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S. The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S will be available from the 17th October 2019 priced at £1,049 in the UK.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE Lens for Sony Full-Frame Alpha Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Samyang have lauched the new AF 18mm F2.8 FE, the lightest and smallest 18mm super-wide-angle auto-focus lens currently on the market for Sony E-mount cameras.

The Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE will be available during September with a suggested retail price of £349.99.

Samyang have lauched the new AF 18mm F2.8 FE, the lightest and smallest 18mm super-wide-angle auto-focus lens currently on the market for Sony E-mount cameras. The Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE will be available during September with a suggested retail price of £349.99.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G Hands-on Photos

Amy Davies | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G APS-C lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G APS-C lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G lens.

Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS APS-C Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sony has added two new lenses to its E-mount line-up, the E 16-55mm F2.8 G standard zoom lens and the E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens.

The SEL1655G and SEL70350G will ship in October 2019 priced at approximately £1200 and €1300 and £830 and €900 respectively.

Sony has added two new lenses to its E-mount line-up, the E 16-55mm F2.8 G standard zoom lens and the E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens. The SEL1655G and SEL70350G will ship in October 2019 priced at approximately £1200 and €1300 and £830 and €900 respectively.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Canon has just unveiled the first of its trinity RF F2.8L lenses, expanding the pioneering RF lens line-up for the EOS R System, with the launch of the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM.

Both lenses will be available in September 2019 priced at £2,329.99 / €2,749.99 / $2,299.99 each.

Canon has just unveiled the first of its trinity RF F2.8L lenses, expanding the pioneering RF lens line-up for the EOS R System, with the launch of the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM. Both lenses will be available in September 2019 priced at £2,329.9…

Speed and Resolution Top Priorities for New Canon EOS Duo

We've spent some time shooting with the Canon EOS M6 Mark II and the EOS 90D DSLR cameras. Here are our initial first impressions...

We've spent some time shooting with the Canon EOS M6 Mark II and the EOS 90D DSLR cameras. Here are our initial first impressions...

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm L-Mount Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Panasonic has unveiled a new interchangeable standard zoom lens, the LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 (S-E2470), based on the L-Mount system for the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm lens will be available to purchase from 26th September 2019 priced at £2,249.99 (€2499.99 Ireland).

Panasonic has unveiled a new interchangeable standard zoom lens, the LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm F2.8 (S-E2470), based on the L-Mount system for the LUMIX S Series full-frame mirrorless cameras. The LUMIX S PRO 24-70mm lens will be available to purchase from 26th September 2019 priced at £2,249.99 (€2499.99 Ireland).

Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm F1.4 II ASPH. Micro Four Thirds Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Panasonic has upgraded its LEICA DG 25mm fixed focal length lens for the Micro Four Thirds system standard, adding a new splash/dust-resistant construction and compatibility with max. 240 fps sensor drive for high-speed auto focusing.

The Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm F1.4 II ASPH. lens will be available from 24th October 2019 priced at £579.99 (Ireland €649.99).

Panasonic has upgraded its LEICA DG 25mm fixed focal length lens for the Micro Four Thirds system standard, adding a new splash/dust-resistant construction and compatibility with max. 240 fps sensor drive for high-speed auto focusing. The Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm F1.4 II ASPH. lens will be available from 24th…

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH is a versatile, standard focal length lens for the Leica SL and other L-Mount full-frame camera systems from Panasonic and Sigma.

The APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is on sale now priced at £3,750 / $4,495.

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH is a versatile, standard focal length lens for the Leica SL and other L-Mount full-frame camera systems from Panasonic and Sigma. The APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is on sale now priced at £3,750 / $4,495.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras is a new lens that can capture a massive 210° field of view.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019.

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras is a new lens that can capture a massive 210° field of view.The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX Lens for Fujifilm GFX Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX is the World’s widest native lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics have managed to compress the size of the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D to be the smallest in its class and include an 86mm filter thread.

The lens is currently available to pre-order, priced at $1199, with first shipments expected to start in mid August 2019.

The new Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX is the World’s widest native lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics have managed to compress the size of the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D to be the smallest in its class and include an 86mm filter thread.The lens is…

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Specs, Price, Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a bright new standard portrait lens for Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S will be available in September 2019 priced at £799 / 949 EUR / $799.95.

The new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a bright new standard portrait lens for Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless cameras.The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S will be available in September 2019 priced at £799 / 949 EUR / $799.95.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR Mirrorless Camera Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR is a new 5x zoom lens for mirrorless cameras that provides a focal range equivalent to 24-122mm in the 35mm film format.

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens will be available in mid September 2019 priced at £769 / $799.

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR is a new 5x zoom lens for mirrorless cameras that provides a focal range equivalent to 24-122mm in the 35mm film format. The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens will be available in mid September 2019 priced at £769 / $799.