Category: Lenses

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 F, MF 14mm F2.8 Z and MF 85mm F1.4 Z Nikon Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Samyang have launched three new Nikon lenses - one auto-focus lens designed for the Nikon F mount, the AF 85mm F1.4 F, and two manual-focus lenses for the new Nikon Z mount, the MF 14mm F2.8 Z and MF 85mm F1.4 Z. All three new Nikon lenses are Ultra-Multi-Coated (UMC), in order to provide excellent image quality and contrast from the centre to edges of the image, and all three feature weather- sealing to enhance anti-dust and water-protection capabilities.

Price and availability will be announced soon.

Samyang have launched three new Nikon lenses - one auto-focus lens designed for the Nikon F mount, the AF 85mm F1.4 F, and two manual-focus lenses for the new Nikon Z mount, the MF 14mm F2.8 Z and MF 85mm F1.4 Z. All three new Nikon lenses are Ultra-Multi-Coated (UMC)…

Monday, April 8, 2019

Canon Sumire Prime Cinema Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Canon Sumire Prime lens series is a new range of seven fast T-stop cinema prime lenses, all with an interchangeable PL mount, which can be modified to an EF mount. The new lenses - CN-E14mm T3.1 FP X, CN-E20mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E24mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E35mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E50mm T1.3 FP X, CN-E85mm T1.3 FP X and CN-E135mm T2.2 FP X – are compatible with any PL mount cinema cameras equipped with either a 35mm full-frame format sensor or a Super 35mm format sensor.

The Canon Sumire Prime lens series is a new range of seven fast T-stop cinema prime lenses, all with an interchangeable PL mount, which can be modified to an EF mount. The new lenses - CN-E14mm T3.1 FP X, CN-E20mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E24mm T1.5 FP X, CN-E35mm T1.5 FP…

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is now available for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Offering a 100-degree field of view and close-to-zero distortion, this lens provides a more natural perspective for Panasonic GH5 or Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPCC4k) videographers.

The retail selling price of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D MFT mount is $499.

The Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D is now available for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Offering a 100-degree field of view and close-to-zero distortion, this lens provides a more natural perspective for Panasonic GH5 or Blackmagic Pocket Camera (BMPCC4k) videographers.The retail selling price of the Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D MFT mount is…

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lensbaby ​Composer Pro II with Edge 35 Optic

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 35 Optic is a new wide angle tilt lens for use on Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X, and Micro 4/3 interchangeable lens cameras.

The Composer Pro II with Edge 35 Optic will be available in April for $449.95, and by itself as an Optic for those who already own a Composer series lens, for $249.95.

The Lensbaby Composer Pro II with Edge 35 Optic is a new wide angle tilt lens for use on Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Fuji X, and Micro 4/3 interchangeable lens cameras.The Composer Pro II with Edge 35 Optic will be available in April for $449.95, and by itself…

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

Distributed by Hahnel in the UK, the Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 is an affordable wide-angle lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLR cameras.

This lens has a complex optical design with 15 elements in 13 groups, low distortion and low light falloff, a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism, and Silent Drive autofocusing.

The Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 is priced at £699 / $699.

Check out our gallery of hands-on photos of this exciting new DSLR lens.

Distributed by Hahnel in the UK, the Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 is an affordable wide-angle lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLR cameras.This lens has a complex optical design with 15 elements in 13 groups, low distortion and low light falloff, a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism, and Silent Drive autofocusing.The…

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Samyang Spring 2019 Lenses Hands-on Photos

Korean manufacturer Samyang have been gradually releasing details of 8 new lenses this Spring.

Samyang are showcasing four of them at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the latest Samyang lenses.

Korean manufacturer Samyang have been gradually releasing details of 8 new lenses this Spring. Samyang are showcasing four of them at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the latest Samyang lenses.

Nikon Z Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon are showcasing six new Z-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK.

Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the latest Nikon Z lenses and the Nikon stand.

Nikon are showcasing six new Z-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the latest Nikon Z lenses and the Nikon stand.

Canon RF Lenses Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Canon are showcasing six new RF-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK.

Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the new Canon RF lenses and the redesigned Canon stand.

Canon are showcasing six new RF-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Check out our extensive gallery of photos of the new Canon RF lenses and the redesigned Canon stand.

Sigma L-Mount Lenses and MC-21 Converter Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 24mm, 50mm and 85mm F1.4 L-mount lenses and the MC-21 Canon EF-L mount converter look like in the flesh?

Then check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of these three new L-mount lenses and exciting new converter.

Want to see exactly what the new Sigma 24mm, 50mm and 85mm F1.4 L-mount lenses and the MC-21 Canon EF-L mount converter look like in the flesh?Then check out our extensive gallery of hands-on photos of these three new L-mount lenses and exciting new converter.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 March 2019 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

An updated version of the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds lens is being showcased at The Photography Show in the UK.

With a constant aperture of F1.7 throughout its 20-50mm effective focal range (in 35mm terms), this is a pretty big and heavy lens by Micro Four Thirds standards, as demonstrated by it's 77mm filter thread - but then we can't think of another lens quite like it.

Still in prototype format, the latest iteration of this mirrorless camera lens is now almost fully working. The zoom mechanism works so that you can see how far the lens extends at 10mm, 14mm (the shortest length) and 25mm, the clickless aperture ring rotates, and the manual focus collar pulls back to reveal focus distance markings. There's also a marking on the front that reveals the close focusing distance to be 0.28m.

There's still no word yet on availability or pricing of the Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7, other than 2019, but this latest prototype shows definite progress has been made on this exciting Micro Four Thirds lens.

An updated version of the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 Micro Four Thirds lens is being showcased at The Photography Show in the UK.With a constant aperture of F1.7 throughout its 20-50mm effective focal range (in 35mm terms), this is a pretty big and heavy lens by Micro Four…

Friday, March 15, 2019

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE Lens for Sony Alpha Full-frame Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE prime lens offers stunning resolution, bokeh and excellent AF performance.

This lens will be unveiled for the first time at The Photography Show in the UK between March 16th and 19th. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE will be available Spring 2019, pricing to follow.

The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE prime lens offers stunning resolution, bokeh and excellent AF performance.This lens will be unveiled for the first time at The Photography Show in the UK between March 16th and 19th. The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 FE will be available Spring 2019, pricing to…

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Voigtlander Launch 3 New Lenses at CP+ 2019

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Lenses

Voigtlander has unveiled 3 new lenses and 6 new adapters at the CP+ show in Japan. They are:

  • NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical E-mount
  • NOKTON 21mm F1.4 Aspherical E-mount
  • NOKTON Vintage Line 75mm F1.5 Aspherical VM
  • VM -Z Adapter
  • VM -Z Close Focus Adapter
  • VM -RF Adapter
  • VM -RF Close Focus Adapter
  • VM -X Close Focus Adapter
  • E -Z Adapter

Voigtlander has unveiled 3 new lenses and 6 new adapters at the CP+ show in Japan. They are:NOKTON 50mm F1.2 Aspherical E-mountNOKTON 21mm F1.4 Aspherical E-mountNOKTON Vintage Line 75mm F1.5 Aspherical VMVM -Z AdapterVM -Z Close Focus AdapterVM -RF AdapterVM -RF Close Focus AdapterVM -X Close Focus AdapterE -Z Adapter

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH L-mount Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH is a new L-Mount lens for the Leica SL full-frame mirrorless camera. The new 35mm Summicron-SL prime lens delivers extremely high image performance at its largest aperture and is ideal for shooting in difficult lighting conditions.

The APO-Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH will be on sale in the UK from April 2019 priced at £3,900.

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH is a new L-Mount lens for the Leica SL full-frame mirrorless camera. The new 35mm Summicron-SL prime lens delivers extremely high image performance at its largest aperture and is ideal for shooting in difficult lighting conditions.The APO-Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH will be…

Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 RF and MF 85mm F1.4 RF Lenses for Canon RF

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Samyang has launched its first two lenses in the Canon RF mount: MF 14mm F2.8 RF and MF 85mm F1.4 RF. The Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 RF is an ultra-wide-angle, manual-focus lens with excellent sharpness, even at its maximum aperture. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF is ideal for top quality portraiture and still images with its vivid colours and smooth out-focus quality.

The first two RF lenses from Samyang will be displayed at CP+ 2019. The Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 RF and MF 85mm F1.4 RF will be available during March 2019, suggested retail pricing to follow.

Samyang has launched its first two lenses in the Canon RF mount: MF 14mm F2.8 RF and MF 85mm F1.4 RF. The Samyang MF 14mm F2.8 RF is an ultra-wide-angle, manual-focus lens with excellent sharpness, even at its maximum aperture. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.4 RF is ideal for top…

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens.


Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM lens.

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM is a full-frame, large-aperture telephoto prime lens equipped with Sony’s most advanced optical technologies. The new FE 135mm F1.8 GM offers exceptionally high resolution and exquisite bokeh, two qualities that are signature attributes of Sony’s flagship G Master brand.

The FE 135mm F1.8 GM will ship in Europe in April 2019, priced at approximately €2000 / £1750 / $1900 US.

The new Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM is a full-frame, large-aperture telephoto prime lens equipped with Sony’s most advanced optical technologies. The new FE 135mm F1.8 GM offers exceptionally high resolution and exquisite bokeh, two qualities that are signature attributes of Sony’s flagship G Master brand. The FE 135mm F1.…

Sigma Announce 11 L-Mount Lenses and MC-21 SA/EF Mount Converter

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma today announced 11 of its Art prime lenses will soon be available in L-Mount, plus the launch of the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, which will allow Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to be used on L-Mount camera bodies.

Pricing and availability will be announced later.

Sigma today announced 11 of its Art prime lenses will soon be available in L-Mount, plus the launch of the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, which will allow Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to be used on L-Mount camera bodies. Pricing and availability will be announced later.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 Lens for Full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 is a new wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. This new zoom offers superior resolving ability coupled with high contrast and beautiful bokeh rendering, fast f/2.8 constant aperture throughout the zoom range and accurate AF drive system.

Available from March 15th, the Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 is priced at £699 / $699.

The Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 is a new wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs. This new zoom offers superior resolving ability coupled with high contrast and beautiful bokeh rendering, fast f/2.8 constant aperture throughout the zoom range and accurate AF drive system. Available from March 15th, the…

Speedmaster 50mm F 0.95 III Lens for Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Shoten have announced the Speedmaster 50mm F 0.95 III lens for Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mirrrorless cameras. The third version of this large-aperture manual focus lens improves image quality by reviewing the optical performance.

The Speedmaster 50mm F 0.95 III lens is dues to be released in April will be on show at this week's CP+ show in Japan.

Shoten have announced the Speedmaster 50mm F 0.95 III lens for Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mirrrorless cameras. The third version of this large-aperture manual focus lens improves image quality by reviewing the optical performance. The Speedmaster 50mm F 0.95 III lens is dues to be released in…

Samyang XP 10mm F3.5 for Canon and Nikon DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The new Samyang XP 10mm F3.5 is the World's widest, non-fisheye, distortion free prime lens for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. Now you can capture super-wide landscapes with 130° angle of view as well as architecture and indoor shots in super-high resolution and distortion-free.

The Samyang XP 10mm F3.5 lens will be available during March 2019 with a suggested retail price of £949.99.

The new Samyang XP 10mm F3.5 is the World's widest, non-fisheye, distortion free prime lens for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. Now you can capture super-wide landscapes with 130° angle of view as well as architecture and indoor shots in super-high resolution and distortion-free. The Samyang XP 10mm F3.5 lens…