Category: Lenses

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E-Mount Mirrorless Cameras, £1350 / $1200

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD completes the holy trinity of F2.8 Tamron lenses for Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras, joining the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD and the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD.

The Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD features a compact and lightweight design, quiet and quick autofocus, very short 0.85m focusing distance, 67mm filter diameter, and a moisture-resistant construction.

This new lens will be avilable from 14th May 2020 priced at £1349.99 / $1199 in the UK / US.

The new Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD completes the holy trinity of F2.8 Tamron lenses for Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras, joining the 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD and the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD. The Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD features a compact and lightweight design, quiet…

Thursday, March 26, 2020

HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4 SDM AW Lens In Development

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Ricoh have announced the development of a high performance prime lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4 SDM AW.

Scheduled for late 2020, this new 85mm optic aims to provide the best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.

Ricoh have announced the development of a high performance prime lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4 SDM AW. Scheduled for late 2020, this new 85mm optic aims to provide the best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.

Phase One XT Camera Lens Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Phase One has announced its new Lens Roadmap for the XT Camera System.

The current XT Rodenstock Lens Range is set to expand significantly, and with it grow the applications of the XT Camera System

In 2020, three new lenses will be available for the XT. A 50mm, which will already begin shipping in May, a 90mm and a tele-photo lens.

Phase One has announced its new Lens Roadmap for the XT Camera System. The current XT Rodenstock Lens Range is set to expand significantly, and with it grow the applications of the XT Camera System In 2020, three new lenses will be available for the XT. A 50mm, which will…

Monday, March 9, 2020

Irix 45mm F/1.4 for Canon, Nikon and Pentax DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The Irix 45mm F/1.4 is a new fast standard prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts. The date of launch and the price are still to be confirmed.

The Irix 45mm F/1.4 is a new fast standard prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras. The Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts. The date of launch and the price are still to be confirmed.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Panasonic Updates L-mount Lens Roadmap for 2020/21

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Panasonic have released a new roadmap for 2020/21 for the Lumix S series of L-mount lenses. There are sixe new additions:

  • 24mm f/1.8 lens
  • 50mm f/1.8 lens
  • 85mm f/1.8 lens
  • Fast wide-angle zoom lens
  • Standard zoom lens
  • Telephoto zoom lens

The 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens that was on the previous version of the roadmap has now been removed.

Panasonic have released a new roadmap for 2020/21 for the Lumix S series of L-mount lenses. There are sixe new additions: 24mm f/1.8 lens50mm f/1.8 lens85mm f/1.8 lensFast wide-angle zoom lensStandard zoom lensTelephoto zoom lensThe 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens that was on the previous version of the roadmap has now…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Wide-angle Prime Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G is a compact, lightweight, ultra-wide prime – the widest full-frame prime lens in the E-mount line-up - with excellent G Lens resolution and bokeh.

The FE 20mm F1.8 G will be available in Europe from March 2020, priced at approximately €1100 Euros / £950.

The Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G is a compact, lightweight, ultra-wide prime – the widest full-frame prime lens in the E-mount line-up - with excellent G Lens resolution and bokeh. The FE 20mm F1.8 G will be available in Europe from March 2020, priced at approximately €1100 Euros / £950.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Launched, RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM in Development

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM is a lightweight, compact and versatile zoom lens that's the perfect partner for the EOS RP mirrorless camera.

This versatile and affordable zoom boasts 5-stops of Image Stabilization, an STM motor that's well-suited to both stills and video, and is smaller and lighter than the EF version.

It also features a brand new 0.5x “Centre focus macro” mode, which offers 13cm macro mode when using Manual Focus at the 24mm focal length. Only the centre-point is in perfect focus and there will be some vignetting, but this new mode opens up the world of macro shooting.

It weighs in at just 880g combined with the EOS RP camera with battery and memory card fitted, making it an ideal entry-level kit choice.

The Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM will be available from April priced at £459.99 / €549.99.

In the US, the Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $399.99 for the lens only. It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the EOS R and RP cameras.

Canon have also announced the development of the new RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM super-zoom lens, and also the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x.

Canon has also confirmed that it will release five more RF lenses this year (as yet unspecified), bringing the total to nine new RF lenses in 2020.

The new Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM is a lightweight, compact and versatile zoom lens that's the perfect partner for the EOS RP mirrorless camera. This versatile and affordable zoom boasts 5-stops of Image Stabilization, an STM motor that's well-suited to both stills and video, and is smaller and…

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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, boasting the company's most powerful AF system yet.

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 Nikon D6 will be available in Spring 2020 priced at £6,299 / $6,499.95.

Nikon have just announced that the Nikon D6 DSLR camera is in development, boasting the company's most powerful AF system yet. 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 Nikon D6 will be available in Spring…

Nikon Z 20mm f/1.8 S and Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR Mirrorless Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Nikon have introduced two new Z full-frame mirrorless lenses - a 20mm prime and a 24-200mm travel telephoto zoom.

The Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S will be available from 19th March 2020 priced at £1,049 / $1,049.95.

The Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR will be available from 16th April 2020 priced at £849 / $899.95.

Nikon have introduced two new Z full-frame mirrorless lenses - a 20mm prime and a 24-200mm travel telephoto zoom. The Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S will be available from 19th March 2020 priced at £1,049 / $1,049.95. The Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR will be available from 16th April 2020 priced at £849 / $899.95.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO is a new standard zoom lens that's lighter, more compact and more affordable than the existing M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO.

The weather-proof Olympus 12-45mm weighs in at just 254g, is comprised of 12 elements in 9 groups, has a ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, and usefully features 0.5x magnification and a close-focusing distance of 12cm for macro shooting.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO lens will be available from late March 2020 in black priced at £599.99.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PRO is a new standard zoom lens that's lighter, more compact and more affordable than the existing M.Zuiko Digital ED 12–40mm F2.8 PRO. The weather-proof Olympus 12-45mm weighs in at just 254g, is comprised of 12 elements in 9 groups, has a ZERO…

Friday, January 24, 2020

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Venus Optics have just announced the pricing and availability of the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO, a compact macro lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors with 2:1 magnification and invisible chromatic aberrations.

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO is available now priced at $399.

Venus Optics have just announced the pricing and availability of the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO, a compact macro lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors with 2:1 magnification and invisible chromatic aberrations. The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO is available now priced at $399.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm F4 ED SDM WR Telephoto Zoom Lens

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm F4 ED SDM WR is a new telephoto zoom lens for Pentax's range of 35mm full-frame K-mount digital SLR cameras.

This lens features a compact, lightweight body with weather-resistant construction, multi-layer HD Coating, minimum focusing distance of 0.95 meters and a maximum magnification of 0.32x, and weighs approximately 819 grams.

The HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm F4 ED SDM WR will be available from February 15th 2020 priced at $1099.95.

The HD PENTAX-D FA 70-210mm F4 ED SDM WR is a new telephoto zoom lens for Pentax's range of 35mm full-frame K-mount digital SLR cameras. This lens features a compact, lightweight body with weather-resistant construction, multi-layer HD Coating, minimum focusing distance of 0.95 meters and a maximum magnification of 0.32x…

Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR and GF 80mm F1.7 R WR Medium Format Lenses Announced

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Two new GFX medium format lenses, the Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR and GF 80mm F1.7 R WR, have just been announced.

The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR is a compact wide prime lens for landscapes with a focal length equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm format.

The GF 80mm F1.7 R WR has the widest aperture in the GF lens range and has a focal length equivalent to 63mm in the 35mm film format.

There's no word yet on pricing or availability of the two new GFX lenses.

Two new GFX medium format lenses, the Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR and GF 80mm F1.7 R WR, have just been announced. The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR is a compact wide prime lens for landscapes with a focal length equivalent to 24mm in the 35mm format. The GF…

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR Medium Format Lens Unveiled

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR is a new standard zoom lens for the GFX medium format camera system.

The GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR lens offers an equivalent focal length range of 36-79mm on a smaller 35mm format system, a maximum aperture of F4, 5-axis image stabilisation, near-silent, high speed autofocus motor, and dust- and weather-resistant construction.

The Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR is priced at £2049 and will be available from 27th February 2020.

The Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR is a new standard zoom lens for the GFX medium format camera system. The GF 45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR lens offers an equivalent focal length range of 36-79mm on a smaller 35mm format system, a maximum aperture of F4…

Fujifilm X-T200 Mirrorless Camera and XC 35mm F2​ Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new Fujifilm X-T200 mirrorless camera offers intuitive touch-screen controls, a new image sensor and processor combination, and beautiful image quality within a compact body.

New features include a newly designed EVF, quick face detection AF, the ability to create 24.2MP stills at 8 FPS, and the option to record 4K UHD video.

The Fuji XT200 will be available as a kit with the XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens in three colours (Silver, Dark Silver, and Champagne), priced at £749 and available from 27th Feb 2020.

Fujifilm are also introducing the new XC 35mm F2 lens in Black and Silver, priced at £169 and available from 27th Feb 2020.

The new Fujifilm X-T200 mirrorless camera offers intuitive touch-screen controls, a new image sensor and processor combination, and beautiful image quality within a compact body. New features include a newly designed EVF, quick face detection AF, the ability to create 24.2MP stills at 8 FPS, and the option to record…

Friday, January 17, 2020

Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE for $500

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is the first lens in the atx-m series of mirrorless lenses designed to fit Sony E-mount full frame cameras.

Worldwide sales of the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will begin on February 7, 2020,priced at $499.

The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is the first lens in the atx-m series of mirrorless lenses designed to fit Sony E-mount full frame cameras. Worldwide sales of the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will begin on February 7, 2020,priced at $499.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hasselblad ​XCD 4/45P Medium Format Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Weighing 320g (0.7 lbs) and measuring 47mm (1.85 in) in depth, the Hasselblad XCD 45P is the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today.

The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P will be available in in late January 2020 priced at $1099 / €1199 / £1030.

Weighing 320g (0.7 lbs) and measuring 47mm (1.85 in) in depth, the Hasselblad XCD 45P is the world’s lightest digital medium format autofocus lens on the market today. The Hasselblad XCD 4/45P will be available in in late January 2020 priced at $1099 / €1199 / £1030.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR and NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lenses

The latest in the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 is an indispensable workhorse lens which is great for capturing action and portraits. Equipped with the technological benefits of the Nikon Z mount, a versatile focal range, fast f/2.8 aperture, an impressive 5 stops of built-in optical VR image stabilization and a premium optical design complete with Nikon’s newly developed SR element, this lens gives mirrorless shooters the flexibility to capture astonishing images and videos.

Ideal for sports, wildlife and portrait photographers, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8 is a fast telephoto lens that offers sharp image quality across a range of focal lengths, replacing the need to carry multiple lenses.

The AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR will be available from early spring 2020, priced at £9,499 / $9,499.95.

The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S will also be available from early spring 2020, priced at £2,399 / $2,599.95.

The latest in the ever-expanding NIKKOR Z lens lineup, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 is an indispensable workhorse lens which is great for capturing action and portraits. Equipped with the technological benefits of the Nikon Z mount, a versatile focal range, fast f/2.8 aperture, an impressive 5 stops of built-in…

Monday, December 16, 2019

SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Chinese company SIRUI have just unveiled a new 50mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic lens. Available for pre-order on Indiegogo, the SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 anamorphic lens covers APS-C sensors and comes in Sony E-mount, Fujifilm X-mount and Micro 4/3 mount versions.

The new SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic lens is priced at $599 with the Early Bird Deal (MSRP €699/ US$699). Estimated shipping time is at the end of February 2020.

Chinese company SIRUI have just unveiled a new 50mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic lens. Available for pre-order on Indiegogo, the SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 anamorphic lens covers APS-C sensors and comes in Sony E-mount, Fujifilm X-mount and Micro 4/3 mount versions. The new SIRUI 50mm f/1.8 1.33x Anamorphic lens is priced at…

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Leica Summilux-M 90 mm f/1.5 ASPH Lens for $12,995

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Leica Summilux-M 90 mm f/1.5 ASPH is a new telephoto lens in Leica's portfolio of extremely fast prime lenses for the M-System.

The Summilux-M 90 mm f/1.5 ASPH. is on sale now priced at $12,995.

The Leica Summilux-M 90 mm f/1.5 ASPH is a new telephoto lens in Leica's portfolio of extremely fast prime lenses for the M-System.The Summilux-M 90 mm f/1.5 ASPH. is on sale now priced at $12,995.