Category: Lenses

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Full-frame Mirrorless Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the first f/2.8 pro lens for the Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless camera system. The Nikkor Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S is a professional lens that boasts an exceptionally compact build, advanced optics, and extensive weather sealing.

The Nikon Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S will be available from April 2019 priced at £2199 / €2599 / $2299.

The Nikon Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the first f/2.8 pro lens for the Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless camera system. The Nikkor Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S is a professional lens that boasts an exceptionally compact build, advanced optics, and extensive weather sealing. The Nikon Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S will be…

Fujifilm X-T30 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera, including side-by-side comparisons with the X-T3 and the X-T20.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-T30 APS-C mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera, including side-by-side comparisons with the X-T3 and the X-T20.

Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR is a compact, lightweight and stylish wide-angle lens for X Series mirrorless cameras. This lens features a focal length equivalent to 24mm (in the 35mm format) and has a maximum aperture of F2.8.

The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR will be available in silver and black and will be available from March and May/June 2019 priced at £349 / $399.

The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR is a compact, lightweight and stylish wide-angle lens for X Series mirrorless cameras. This lens features a focal length equivalent to 24mm (in the 35mm format) and has a maximum aperture of F2.8. The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR will be available…

Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR lens.

Canon Announces Six New EOS R Lenses for 2019

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Canon has announced the development of six new lenses for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system for release in 2019. They are the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM, Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.

Canon has announced the development of six new lenses for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system for release in 2019. They are the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM, Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, Canon RF 70-200mm…

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is a new all-round lens that delivers the most powerful zoom of all lenses for mirrorless cameras released so far. Packing a high-speed and high-precision autofocus (AF) into an amazingly compact and lightweight form with a dust-, splash- and freezeproof design, this versatile lens is ideal for landscape, street and portraits.

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 will be available from late March 2019 priced at £799.99 / $899.99.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 is a new all-round lens that delivers the most powerful zoom of all lenses for mirrorless cameras released so far. Packing a high-speed and high-precision autofocus (AF) into an amazingly compact and lightweight form with a dust-, splash- and freezeproof design, this versatile…

Monday, February 11, 2019

Leica Unveils New Color Variations For Three Leica M Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Leica have released new color variations for three established Leica M lenses: the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH., Leica Summilux-M 28 f/1.4 ASPH. and the Leica Summaron-M 28 f/5.6.

Leica have released new color variations for three established Leica M lenses: the Leica APO-Summicron-M 50 f/2 ASPH., Leica Summilux-M 28 f/1.4 ASPH. and the Leica Summaron-M 28 f/5.6.

Limited Edition Leica M10-P ‘Safari’

Mark Goldstein | Digital , Lenses

Leica Camera is releasing the latest model of the olive green ‘Safari’ series: the limited-edition Leica M10-P ‘Safari’.

The Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ body is priced at £6,900 / $8,450, while the Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Edition ‘Safari’ lens is £2,300 / $2,750.

Leica Camera is releasing the latest model of the olive green ‘Safari’ series: the limited-edition Leica M10-P ‘Safari’. The Leica M10-P Edition ‘Safari’ body is priced at £6,900 / $8,450, while the Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Edition ‘Safari’ lens is £2,300 / $2,750.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Panasonic S1R and S1 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Panasonic S1R and Panasonic S1 are two new full-frame mirrorless cameras, offering 47 megapixels and 24 megapixels respectively and using the Leica L-mount. In development for the last 4 years, the Lumix S Series promises to offer “Full frame without compromise”.

We were shown a very early prototype version of the S1R/S1 back in September 2018 by Panasonic. We weren't allowed to take any photos of the camera or presentation slides, such was the high level of secrecy at the time.

Early prototype versions of the S1R and S1 were then displayed under glass at Photokina 2018, with a promised simultaneous launch date for both models of “early 2019”.

Fast forward to 31st January 2019, and we've been able to shoot with a working version of the Lumix S1R and S1 at the Global press launch in Barcelona, Spain. We've updated our initial first impressions of the cameras and new lenses with some more detailed observations.

So read on for our first impressions of the new Panasonic S1R and S1 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras...

The Panasonic S1R and Panasonic S1 are two new full-frame mirrorless cameras, offering 47 megapixels and 24 megapixels respectively and using the Leica L-mount. In development for the last 4 years, the Lumix S Series promises to offer “Full frame without compromise”. We were shown a very early prototype version…

Panasonic S1 and S1R Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and three new Lumix S lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and the three new L-mount lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and three new Lumix S lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras and the three new L-mount lenses…

Panasonic L-Mount Full Frame Lens Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Panasonic have released an updated lens roadmap for their L-mount full-frame lenses.

In addition to the three lenses that have already been announced today, Panasonic will launch 3 more new lenses in 2019 - a 24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8 and 16-35mm F4 - plus 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.

Then in 2020 they will add a super telephoto lens, 2 fixed focal length lenses and a macro lens to their L-mount range, bringing the total to 10.

In a separate announcement at the launch of the Panasonic S1R and Panasonic S1 cameras, Sigma have revealed that they will release 14 new L-mount lenses by the end of 2019, plus a Canon EF/Sigma SA converter.

In total, together with Leica's existing range, this means there will be 42 L-mount lenses available by the end of 2020, an impressive start to the new L-mount alliance.

Panasonic have released an updated lens roadmap for their L-mount full-frame lenses. In addition to the three lenses that have already been announced today, Panasonic will launch 3 more new lenses in 2019 - a 24-70mm F2.8, 70-200mm F2.8 and 16-35mm F4 - plus 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Then in…

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 Lens for Pentax DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 is a new wide-angle lens for Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras. This compact lens features the latest lens coatings to further upgrade image quality.

The HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 lens will cost £399.99 and be available in February 2019.

The HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 is a new wide-angle lens for Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras. This compact lens features the latest lens coatings to further upgrade image quality. The HD PENTAX-FA 35mm F2 lens will cost £399.99 and be available in February 2019.

HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW Lens for Pentax DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW is an ultra-wide-angle, Star-series lens for Pentax DSLRs, featuring a large F2.8 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range to deliver exceptional optical performance.

The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW will cost £1,399.99 and be available in February 2019.

The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW is an ultra-wide-angle, Star-series lens for Pentax DSLRs, featuring a large F2.8 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range to deliver exceptional optical performance. The HD PENTAX-DA* 11-18mm F2.8 ED DC AW will cost £1,399.99 and be available in February 2019.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Version 3 Firmware Update

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Tamron have just released a new firmware update, version 3, for the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens. This update improves the stability of control signal communication in continuous shooting for a long time.

Tamron have just released a new firmware update, version 3, for the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens. This update improves the stability of control signal communication in continuous shooting for a long time.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus 150-400mm lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus 150-400mm lens.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Professional Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is a new professional mirrorless camera offering enhanced reliability and performance.

The most compact and lightweight camera system in its class, the EM1X features a 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Cinema 4K movie recording, 18fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, the world’s best image stabilization, a re-developed and fast autofocus system, an integrated vertical grip, and two TruePic VIII image processors allowing for high-speed responsiveness and handheld High Res Shots.

The Olympus E-M1X will be available from late February, body only, priced at £2799.99 / 2999 EUR.

In addition, Olympus are introducing the FL-700WR high-performance electronic flash and the Wireless Commander FC-WR andWireless Receiver FR-WR accessories.

Finally, Olympus have announced the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens and the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. Combining both products will make handheld super telephoto shooting possible at 2000mm (35mm equivalent). Both products are scheduled to go on sale in 2020.

The Olympus OM-D E-M1X is a new professional mirrorless camera offering enhanced reliability and performance. The most compact and lightweight camera system in its class, the EM1X features a 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Cinema 4K movie recording, 18fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, the world’s best image stabilization, a…

Olympus Lens Roadmap January 2019

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Olympus have just released a new lens roadmap that contains at least 8 new future lenses.

They are:

  • M.Zuiko Pro Telephoto Zoom Lens (possibly 50-225mm)
  • M.Zuiko Pro Telephoto Zoom Lens (possibly 70-250mm)
  • M.Zuiko Pro Wide Zoom Lens (possibly 8-25mm)
  • M.Zuiko Pro Standard Zoom Lens (possibly 12-40mm)
  • M.Zuiko Pro Bright Prime Lenses
  • M.Zuiko High Magnification Zoom Lens (possibly 14-210mm)
  • M.Zuiko Super Telephoto Zoom Lens (possibly 100-400mm)

The Olympus lens roadmap doesn't indicate each of these lenses will actually be released, other than referring to them as "future lenses".

Olympus have just released a new lens roadmap that contains at least 8 new future lenses. They are:M.Zuiko Pro Telephoto Zoom Lens (possibly 50-225mm)M.Zuiko Pro Telephoto Zoom Lens (possibly 70-250mm)M.Zuiko Pro Wide Zoom Lens (possibly 8-25mm)M.Zuiko Pro Standard Zoom Lens (possibly 12-40mm)M.Zuiko Pro Bright Prime LensesM.Zuiko High Magnification Zoom Lens…

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Kenko TELEPLUS HD 2x and 1.4x Teleconverters for Nikon and Canon DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Lenses

Kenko have released new 2x and 1.4x teleconverters for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. The TELEPLUS HD pro 1.4x DGX and TELEPLUS HD pro 2x DGX feature redesigned optics and multi-layer coatings to match contemporary high-resolution DSLR cameras and lenses.

Kenko have released new 2x and 1.4x teleconverters for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. The TELEPLUS HD pro 1.4x DGX and TELEPLUS HD pro 2x DGX feature redesigned optics and multi-layer coatings to match contemporary high-resolution DSLR cameras and lenses.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR is a new telephoto zoom Lens for the GFX medium format camera system. The lens is the first telephoto zoom lens of its kind that has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 79-158mm. Thanks to its optical image stabiliser and weather resistant construction, the GF100-200mm is ideal for photographers shooting landscape and nature photography.

The GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR will be available from 14th February 2019 for $1999.

The Fujifilm GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WR is a new telephoto zoom Lens for the GFX medium format camera system. The lens is the first telephoto zoom lens of its kind that has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 79-158mm. Thanks to its optical image stabiliser and weather…

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Will Cost £1099 / $1399, Available January 2019

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The official price of the new SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is £1,099.99 including VAT. Sigma, Canon EF and Nikon F mounts will be available later this month. The ETA of the Sony E-mount version is currently TBA.

The official price of the new SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens is £1,099.99 including VAT. Sigma, Canon EF and Nikon F mounts will be available later this month. The ETA of the Sony E-mount version is currently TBA.