Category: Lenses

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Canon have just unveiled two brand new lenses for EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, an ultra-wide-angle prime and a super-telephoto zoom.

The RF 16mm f2.8 STM is an ultra-wide angle prime lens that is the same size as the RF 50mm f1.8, making it well-suited to vlogging and astrophotography.

Weighing just 635g, the RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 IS USM is a lightweight, compact super-telephoto lens designed for budding sports and wildlife photographers.

The RF 16mm F1.8 STM is priced at £319.99 / €369.99 / $299.99 and the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM will cost £699.99 / €799.99 / $649.99.

Canon have just unveiled two brand new lenses for EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, an ultra-wide-angle prime and a super-telephoto zoom. The RF 16mm f2.8 STM is an ultra-wide angle prime lens that is the same size as the RF 50mm f1.8, making it well-suited to vlogging and astrophotography. Weighing…

The new Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 is a compact and lightweight prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system.

This bright, standard prime lens offers a natural angle of view that is ideal for candid portraits, interviews, and how-to videos.

Available from 30th September 2021, the Nikon 40mm is priced at £249 in the UK.

The new Nikkor Z 40mm f/2 is a compact and lightweight prime lens for the Nikon Z mount system. This bright, standard prime lens offers a natural angle of view that is ideal for candid portraits, interviews, and how-to videos. Available from 30th September 2021, the Nikon 40mm is priced…

Friday, September 10, 2021

Laowa have just announced the World’s Fastest 35mm lens for full frame cameras, the Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF.

Priced at $899 and available now, the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF offers extraordinary shallow depth of field and dreamy bokeh.

This auto-focus lens has an aperture ring click switch mechanism, internal focusing, low focus breathing, long focus throw and 15-aperture blades.

Laowa have just announced the World’s Fastest 35mm lens for full frame cameras, the Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF. Priced at $899 and available now, the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF offers extraordinary shallow depth of field and dreamy bokeh. This auto-focus lens has an aperture ring click switch mechanism, internal…

Thursday, September 9, 2021

The new Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary is a wide-angle prime lens for the L-Mount and Sony E-mount camera systems.

Offering superb optical performance, a bright F2 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, the Sigma 24mm F2 joins four existing I series lenses as well as the new 90mm F2.8.

The Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary will be available from 24 September 2021, priced at £549.99 in the UK.

The new Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary is a wide-angle prime lens for the L-Mount and Sony E-mount camera systems. Offering superb optical performance, a bright F2 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, the Sigma 24mm F2 joins four existing I series lenses as well as…

The new Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary is an affordable portrait prime lens for Sony and L-mount mirrorless cameras.

Offering superb optical performance, a bright F2.8 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, the Sigma 90mm F2.8 joins four existing I series lenses as well as the new 24mm F2.

The Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary will be available from 24 September 2021, priced at £549.99 in the UK.

The new Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary is an affordable portrait prime lens for Sony and L-mount mirrorless cameras. Offering superb optical performance, a bright F2.8 aperture, an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, the Sigma 90mm F2.8 joins four existing I series lenses as well as the…

Olympus have just announced the development of two new Micro Four Thirds lenses, both from the M.Zuiko PRO series.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO is a compact large-diameter single-focal-length lens. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO is a compact telephoto zoom lens.

The launch date and pricing have yet to be announced.

Olympus have just announced the development of two new Micro Four Thirds lenses, both from the M.Zuiko PRO series. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 PRO is a compact large-diameter single-focal-length lens. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO is a compact telephoto zoom lens. The launch date and pricing…

The new Mitakon 135mm f/2.5 APO portrait lens is available in Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z and Sony FE mounts.

This manual-focus-only lens is an updated version of Mitakon's old 135mm f/2.8 lens, with an improved optical design, internal focus design and no focus breathing.

The new Mitakon Creator 135mm f/2.5 lens is available now priced at $299.

The new Mitakon 135mm f/2.5 APO portrait lens is available in Canon EF, Canon RF, Nikon F, Nikon Z and Sony FE mounts. This manual-focus-only lens is an updated version of Mitakon's old 135mm f/2.8 lens, with an improved optical design, internal focus design and no focus breathing. The new…

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera.

The Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR is a brand new, affordable kit lens for the GFX medium-format camera system, making a perfect partner for the also-just-released GFX 50S II.

Offering an effective focal range of 28-55mm in 35mm terms, the 35-70mm zoom is fully weather-resistant despite having a retractable design that makes it physically shorter when in the "stored" position.

The Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR is a brand new, affordable kit lens for the GFX medium-format camera system, making a perfect partner for the also-just-released GFX 50S II. Offering an effective focal range of 28-55mm in 35mm terms, the 35-70mm zoom is fully weather-resistant despite having a retractable design…

The new Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR wide-angle prime lens for Fuji APS-C mirrorless cameras is a direct replacement for the original version which was released way back in September 2013.

This updated optic offers the principal improvements of weather-resistance and a faster Linear auto-focusing motor, as well as closer 19cm minimum focusing, smaller 58mm filter size, and an A position lock.

The Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR will be released in November 2021 priced at £819 / €949 / $899.

The new Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR wide-angle prime lens for Fuji APS-C mirrorless cameras is a direct replacement for the original version which was released way back in September 2013. This updated optic offers the principal improvements of weather-resistance and a faster Linear auto-focusing motor, as well…

The Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR is a brand new standard prime lens for the Fuji-X APS-C camera system, offering an effective focal length of 50mm in 35mm terms.

Sporting an identical external design to the XF 18mm F1.4 lens, the new 33mm optic is weather-resistant and has a faster Linear auto-focusing motor than the current XF 35mm f1.4 R.

The Fujifilm XF 33mm F1.4 R LM WR is a brand new standard prime lens for the Fuji-X APS-C camera system, offering an effective focal length of 50mm in 35mm terms. Sporting an identical external design to the XF 18mm F1.4 lens, the new 33mm optic is weather-resistant and has…

Fujifilm has updated its X-System Lens Roadmap with the addition of two new lenses, the 150-600mm and 18-200mm.

Slated for release sometime in 2022, the 150-600mm super-telephoto zoom will offer an effective focal range of 229-914mm in 35mm terms. It will be a "red badge" zoom lens complete with a removable tripod collar/mount.

The new 18-200mm is aimed squarely at videographers who want an all-in-one zoom, offering an effective focal range of 27-183mm in 35mm terms.

Fujifilm has updated its X-System Lens Roadmap with the addition of two new lenses, the 150-600mm and 18-200mm. Slated for release sometime in 2022, the 150-600mm super-telephoto zoom will offer an effective focal range of 229-914mm in 35mm terms. It will be a "red badge" zoom lens complete with a…

Fujifilm has updated its GFX Medium-Format System Lens Roadmap with the addition of three new lenses, the 55mm F1.7, 20-35mm and a Tilt-Shift lens.

Slated for release sometime in 2022, the GF 20-35mm ultra-wide-angle zoom will offer an effective focal range of 16-28mm in 35mm terms.

Fujifilm has updated its GFX Medium-Format System Lens Roadmap with the addition of three new lenses, the 55mm F1.7, 20-35mm and a Tilt-Shift lens. Slated for release sometime in 2022, the GF 20-35mm ultra-wide-angle zoom will offer an effective focal range of 16-28mm in 35mm terms.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm GFX 50S II camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm GFX 50S II camera.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Tamron has just announced the development of its first lens for Fujifilm X-mount, the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD super-zoom, which will also be available in Sony E-mount.

It features a massive 16.6x zoom ratio covering a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm, fast and precise AF thanks to the VXD linear motor focus mechanism, and a minimum focusing distance of of 0.15m at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.

The price and availability of the new Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Fujifilm and Sony mirrorless cameras are yet to be announced.

Tamron has just announced the development of its first lens for Fujifilm X-mount, the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD super-zoom, which will also be available in Sony E-mount. It features a massive 16.6x zoom ratio covering a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm, fast and precise AF…

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Nikon have just announced the development of the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a zoom lens for the company's APS-C format mirrorless cameras. The lens is scheduled for release later in 2021.

Nikon have just announced the development of the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a zoom lens for the company's APS-C format mirrorless cameras. The lens is scheduled for release later in 2021.

The new RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is the widest full-frame mirrorless Canon lens to date.

It offers quiet autofocus, 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation and a class leading minimum focus distance of 0.2m and a 0.38x magnification, and weighs just 540g.

The Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is scheduled to be available in August 2021 priced at £1,749.99 / €1,999.99 / $1,699.00.

The new RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is the widest full-frame mirrorless Canon lens to date. It offers quiet autofocus, 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation and a class leading minimum focus distance of 0.2m and a 0.38x magnification, and weighs just 540g. The Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is scheduled…

Monday, June 14, 2021

Venus Optics have just announced an automatic aperture version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens.

With the same optical structure as the standard version of 7.5mm f/2, this new version features a control chip which provides metadata in EXIF and allows aperture control over the camera.

The new Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT (auto aperture) is priced at $549 and is available now.

Venus Optics have just announced an automatic aperture version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens. With the same optical structure as the standard version of 7.5mm f/2, this new version features a control chip which provides metadata in EXIF and allows aperture control over the camera. The new Laowa…

Zhong Yi Optics has just launched the first ever 50mm f/0.95 prime lens for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for L mount is available now priced at $799.

Zhong Yi Optics has just launched the first ever 50mm f/0.95 prime lens for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for L mount is available now priced at $799.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO is a new 16-50mm equivalent, constant F4 aperture lens for Micro Four Thirds System mirrorless cameras.

It features a retracting mechanism to ensure a compact size, Olympus’ acclaimed weather sealing, a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x, and is highly portable at just 411g.

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO lens including the LH-76E lens hood will be available from the beginning of July priced at £899.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO is a new 16-50mm equivalent, constant F4 aperture lens for Micro Four Thirds System mirrorless cameras. It features a retracting mechanism to ensure a compact size, Olympus’ acclaimed weather sealing, a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x, and is highly portable at just 411g…