Category: Lenses

Friday, December 14, 2018

First Real-World NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Photo

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Instagram user Yusuf Kathawala (@yusufk1207) has published the first real-world shot of the upcoming NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens mounted on the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera.

You can't actually see all of the lens in the photo, but even so, it's clearly going to be huge!

Accroding to yusufk1207, who seems to be an employee of Nikon Professional Services in India, the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens will be available in January 2019 "most probably".

Instagram user Yusuf Kathawala (@yusufk1207) has published the first real-world shot of the upcoming NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens mounted on the Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera.You can't actually see all of the lens in the photo, but even so, it's clearly going to be huge!Accroding to yusufk1207, who…

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Photography Blog Lens of the Year Award 2018

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog , Lenses

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018.

The Lens of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art.

“Overall, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art concedes a couple of mm in wide-angle focal length to its 12-24mm sibling, but gains a faster f/2.8 aperture, better weather-sealing, wider focus ring, less barrel distortion, and, somewhat surprisingly, a lower price-tag, making it worthy of our highest Essential! accolade.”

Read our full Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art review.

Congratulations to Sigma!

Honorable mentions go to the Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO and the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2.

We're revealing our favourite products from 2018 in our annual awards, looking back at the essential photography kit that helped to define 2018. The Lens of the Year 2018 award goes to the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art. “Overall, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art concedes a couple…

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Irix 150mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Available Now for 595 Euros

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The new Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1: 1 is the most compact and lightest macro telephoto lens in its class.

The new Irix 150mm f / 2.8 Macro 1: 1 is the most compact and lightest macro telephoto lens in its class.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Kipon Elegant Full-frame Lenses for Nikon Z mount and Canon R Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Kipon are the world's first third-party manufacturer to release new lenses for the Nikon Z and Canon R full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The new Kipon Elegant range of lenses will feature 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 optics.

Kipon are the world's first third-party manufacturer to release new lenses for the Nikon Z and Canon R full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The new Kipon Elegant range of lenses will feature 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm and 90mm f/2.4 optics.

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Price Announced

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Sigma today announced the pricing and availability of the highly anticipated flagship Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens.

Sigma today announced the pricing and availability of the highly anticipated flagship Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports telephoto zoom lens.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 Full-Frame Lens Now Shipping

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Sigma has announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00.

Sigma has announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens for Fujifilm GFX Mirrorless Medium Format

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Zhong Yi Optics has released the first third-party lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. The new Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens provides a focal length equivalent to 46mm in 35mm terms. It's also the fastest lens currently available for the Fujifilm G mount.

Zhong Yi Optics has released the first third-party lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. The new Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens provides a focal length equivalent to 46mm in 35mm terms. It's also the fastest lens currently available for the Fujifilm G mount.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 for Canon EF

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 is the World's first 35mm lens for Canon EF with a constant F1.2 aperture.

This manual-focus-only lens is compatible with the latest 50 megapixel or higher DSLR cameras and 8K filming. It features a 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful background blur and bokeh and is comprised of 12 elements in 10 groups, including a special aspherical lens, a high refractive lens, and an extra refractive index lens.The Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 weighs 1106g and measures 117.4mm in length. Minium focusing distance is 0.34m and the maximum magnification ratio is x0.17.

The availability and price of the Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 are yet to be announced. Note that it will not be released in Europe for the time being.

The Samyang XP 35mm F1.2 is the World's first 35mm lens for Canon EF with a constant F1.2 aperture. This manual-focus-only lens is compatible with the latest 50 megapixel or higher DSLR cameras and 8K filming. It features a 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful background blur and bokeh and is…

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

110 Million Nikkor Lenses Produced for Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Nikon has announced that the total production of NIKKOR lenses for its interchangeable lens cameras has reached 110 million as of October 2018.

Nikon has announced that the total production of NIKKOR lenses for its interchangeable lens cameras has reached 110 million as of October 2018.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Price Announced

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The retail price of the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be £1349.99 including VAT in the UK. SIGMA SA and Canon EF mount will be available in December and Nikon F mount will follow in early 2019.

The retail price of the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be £1349.99 including VAT in the UK. SIGMA SA and Canon EF mount will be available in December and Nikon F mount will follow in early 2019.

Test the New Irix 150mm Macro Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses , Competitions

Irix is inviting all photo enthusiasts to take part in a competition and become Irix 150mm lens testers. Entries close at the end of the 22nd November.

Irix is inviting all photo enthusiasts to take part in a competition and become Irix 150mm lens testers. Entries close at the end of the 22nd November.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Up to $150 Off Sigma Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Sigma has just announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale, featuring impressive savings on its award-winning Global Vision lens line, with a large focus on Art lenses.

Sigma has just announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale, featuring impressive savings on its award-winning Global Vision lens line, with a large focus on Art lenses.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F Super Macro Wet Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F is the finest Super Macro Wet Lens available. The UCL-900F +15 Super Macro Lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating impressive images sharp on the corners and great on the details. It is perfect for shooting close-ups of tiny creatures, fish, corals and textures.

The Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F is the finest Super Macro Wet Lens available. The UCL-900F +15 Super Macro Lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating impressive images sharp on the corners and great on the details. It is perfect for shooting close-ups of tiny creatures, fish…

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8 Will Cost 595 Euros

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8 lens will retail for 595 Euro and be available at the beginning of December 2018.

The new Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8 lens will retail for 595 Euro and be available at the beginning of December 2018.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Now Available

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is now available for $1999 USD in Sigma, Canon and Nikon camera mounts.

We've already published our full review of this excellent lens here.

The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is now available for $1999 USD in Sigma, Canon and Nikon camera mounts. We've already published our full review of this excellent lens here.

Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Prices Announced

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The pricing details of 2 of the lenses that Sigma announced at Photokina have been unveiled. The SRP (including VAT) of the 56mm F1.4 DC DN C will be £399.99 / $479. The SRP (including VAT) of the 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A will be £1099.99 / $1399. Pricing on the other lenses is still to be announced.

Availability will be as follows:

SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art – Sigma, Canon & Nikon November 2018. Sony January 2019

SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary – Sony and MFT November 2018

In addition, Sigma is now shipping the Sony E-mount version of its “Bokeh Master” – the 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($1599 USD).

The pricing details of 2 of the lenses that Sigma announced at Photokina have been unveiled. The SRP (including VAT) of the 56mm F1.4 DC DN C will be £399.99 / $479. The SRP (including VAT) of the 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A will be £1099.99 / $1399. Pricing on…

Friday, November 2, 2018

Up to £275 / €300 Cashback on Nikon Cameras and Lenses

Nikon UK has today launched its Winter Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses in time for the festive period.

Nikon UK has today launched its Winter Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses in time for the festive period.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Using Sigma Lenses with the Canon EOS R

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma have issued a lens compatibility notice for their lenses when used with the new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera. There are no known issues with general operation, but Sigma do state that the Digital Lens Optimizer located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used and must be set to Off. This will be fixed by Sigma in a future firmware update.

Sigma have issued a lens compatibility notice for their lenses when used with the new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera. There are no known issues with general operation, but Sigma do state that the Digital Lens Optimizer located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used and must…

Current Sigma Lenses Will Work on the Nikon Z7 Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma has confirmed in a statement that its current lenses will work on the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera via the FTZ adapter without any issues.

Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus, while some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate.

Sigma has confirmed in a statement that its current lenses will work on the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera via the FTZ adapter without any issues. Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus, while some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November…

Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 for Sony FE Now Available to Pre-order

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 full frame zoom lens for Sony FE cameras is now available to pre-order. The price will be £899 / $849 and stock is due at the end of November 2018.

The lens is currently available to pre-order in authorized resellers and in Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/). The first 50 orders through Venus Optic’s webstore will get a 100mm Magnetic Filter Holder System for FREE. The ex-VAT retail price in US is USD 849/pc and the first shipment is expected to commence in late November.

The Laowa 10mm f/4.5-5.6 for Canon R and Nikon Z mounts will be released in a few months.

The new Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 full frame zoom lens for Sony FE cameras is now available to pre-order. The price will be £899 / $849 and stock is due at the end of November 2018. The lens is currently available to pre-order in authorized resellers and in Venus Optics official…