Category: Lenses

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.

Three New Laowa Lenses for Canon RF and Nikon Z Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Venus Optics have just anounced that three of their Laowa branded lenses will soon be available in Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. They are the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO and 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lenses.

Venus Optics have just anounced that three of their Laowa branded lenses will soon be available in Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. They are the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO and 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro lenses.

Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro is a new Super Macro Lens for full frame cameras. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts will be available.

The Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens is now available to ship and purchase, priced at $499.

The Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro is a new Super Macro Lens for full frame cameras. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts will be available.The Zhongyi Mitakon 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens is now available to…

Friday, November 15, 2019

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Price and Availability Announced

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount is the second newly-designed “Art zoom” dedicated for mirrorless cameras.

It features best-in-class performance and large-aperture standard zoom lens that offers high resolution throughout the entire zoom range.

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be available in both L-mount and Sony E-mount in early December 2019 priced at £1049.99 / $1099.99.

The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount is the second newly-designed “Art zoom” dedicated for mirrorless cameras. It features best-in-class performance and large-aperture standard zoom lens that offers high resolution throughout the entire zoom range. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be…

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. and LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Panasonic has unveiled two new interchangeable lenses based on the L-Mount system for its LUMIX S Series full frame mirrorless cameras - the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. and LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4.

The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 will be available to purchase for RRP £2,599 (€2,949 Ireland) from the beginning of January 2020.

The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 will be available to purchase for RRP £1,499 (€1,699 Ireland) from end of December 2019.

Panasonic has unveiled two new interchangeable lenses based on the L-Mount system for its LUMIX S Series full frame mirrorless cameras - the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. and LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4. The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 will be available to purchase for RRP £2,599 (€2,94…

Friday, October 25, 2019

Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF Lens for Canon EOS R Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Samyang have announced the AF 14mm F2.8 RF, their first auto-focus lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera system. This ultra-wide-angle prime lens is comprised of 14 lens elements in 10 groups, with 6 special elements including 3 aspherical, 1 high refraction and 2 extra-low dispersion elements.

The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF lens will be available in November 2019 priced at £629 in the UK.

Samyang have announced the AF 14mm F2.8 RF, their first auto-focus lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera system. This ultra-wide-angle prime lens is comprised of 14 lens elements in 10 groups, with 6 special elements including 3 aspherical, 1 high refraction and 2 extra-low dispersion elements. The Samyang…

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS mirrorless camera lens,including a side-by-side comparison with the outwardly identical non-DS version.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS mirrorless camera lens,including a side-by-side comparison with the outwardly identical non-DS version…

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM DSLR lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L…

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera.

Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM Lens for EOS R Full-frame Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Completing Canon’s F2.8L trinity series for the mirrorless RF mount, the new RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is the world's shortest and lightest lens with a focal length of 70-200mm and maximum aperture of f/2.8 for 35mm full-frame cameras.

The Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM will be available from the start of December 2019 priced at £2,699.99 / €3149.99.

Completing Canon’s F2.8L trinity series for the mirrorless RF mount, the new RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is the world's shortest and lightest lens with a focal length of 70-200mm and maximum aperture of f/2.8 for 35mm full-frame cameras. The Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM will be available from…

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS for EOS R Full-frame Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS is a complementary lens to the RF 85mm F1.2L USM, with a unique DS coating to achieve a softer bokeh look.

With its shallow depth of field capabilities, it’s an ideal choice for capturing portrait shots with smooth backgrounds and drawing attention and focus on the subject.

The Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS will be available from the start of December 2019 priced at £3,249.99 / €3799.99.

The new Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS is a complementary lens to the RF 85mm F1.2L USM, with a unique DS coating to achieve a softer bokeh look. With its shallow depth of field capabilities, it’s an ideal choice for capturing portrait shots with smooth backgrounds and drawing attention…

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E-Mount Mirrorless Cameras

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 is currently under development, with the exact launch date and price still to be confirmed by Tamron. Availability of this new zoom is planned for Spring 2020.

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…

Tamron 20mm, 24mm, 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lenses for Sony E-Mount Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Tamron have announced three new prime lenses for Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The compact, lightweight Tamron 20mm, 24mm and 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lenses all feature a 67mm filter diameter, magnification ratio of 1:2, moisture-resistant construction, and are all the same length (64mm).

The 24mm and 35mm lenses will be available on November 20th 2019 and the 20mm will be available in January 2020. All three lenses will be available in the USA for approximately $349 each.


Tamron have announced three new prime lenses for Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras. The compact, lightweight Tamron 20mm, 24mm and 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lenses all feature a 67mm filter diameter, magnification ratio of 1:2, moisture-resistant construction, and are all the same length (64mm).The 24mm and 35mm lenses…

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 Lens for Ultra HD 8K Cinema Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Irix has expanded its range of cinematographic lenses with the new full-frame 45mm T1.5, designed for shooting with Ultra HD 8K cinema cameras.

The Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 lens will be available in the four most popular industry mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, Olympus / Panasonic MFT and Arri PL-mount.

Price and availability of the Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 lens will be announced soon.

Irix has expanded its range of cinematographic lenses with the new full-frame 45mm T1.5, designed for shooting with Ultra HD 8K cinema cameras. The Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 lens will be available in the four most popular industry mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, Olympus / Panasonic MFT and Arri PL-mount…

Monday, October 21, 2019

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The pricing, availability and full specifications of the new Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens have just been announced.

Retailing for just $149 / £189, the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is the most affordable lens that manufacturer Venus Optics has ever released.

The 17mm lens provides the equivalent of a 34mm angle of view on a full-frame sensor. The lens houses nine elements in seven groups, and has a seven-blade diaphragm to give a pleasing sunstar rendering. The lens is compact and weighs just 6oz (172g). It has a minimum focus distance of 15cm and comes with a 46mm filter thread.


The pricing, availability and full specifications of the new Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens have just been announced. Retailing for just $149 / £189, the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is the most affordable lens that manufacturer Venus Optics has ever released. The 17mm lens provides the equivalent of a 34mm…

Thursday, October 10, 2019

NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Officially Announced Priced at £8,299

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon have officially announced the long-awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system.

The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens will be available from 31st October 2019 priced at £8,299.

Nikon have officially announced the long-awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a fast, standard prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system. The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens will be available from 31st October 2019 priced at £8,299.

Nikon Z Series Lens Roadmap 2018-2021

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon have unveiled a new lens roadmap for the Z series, with 13 new lenses scheduled for release by the end of 2021.

Interestingly, only one new Z DX lens, the 18-140mm zoom, will be added to the two new Z DX lenses that were announced along with the Z50 camera earlier today.

New Nikon Z Prime Lenses

  • 20mm F1.8
  • 50mm F1.2
  • 28mm
  • 40mm
  • Micro 60mm
  • Micro 105mm

New Nikon Z Zoom Lenses

  • DX 18-140mm
  • 14-24mm F2.8
  • 70-200mm F2.8
  • 24-105mm
  • 100-400mm
  • 24-200mm
  • 200-600mm


Nikon have unveiled a new lens roadmap for the Z series, with 13 new lenses scheduled for release by the end of 2021. Interestingly, only one new Z DX lens, the 18-140mm zoom, will be added to the two new Z DX lenses that were announced along with the Z5…

Monday, October 7, 2019

Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar for Sony E-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar is a new fast-fifty prime lens exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras.

According to a report on German photo news site, photoscala, Voigtlander are releasing the new lens to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their Classic lens range.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar will have 12 circular aperture blades, "so that not only at aperture F2.0 but also at aperture F2.8 creates a circular opening".

The optical construction is "to aspheric lens elements, five with anomalous partial dispersion, an integrated floating-focus system and an optical calculation that reduces chromatic aberrations to near zero ensure outstanding performance."

The aperture can be selected in 1/3 stop steps via a manual ring, which can be de-clicked for video use.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar weighs 364g and measures 62.6mm in length.

It has a 49mm filter thread and a minimum focusing distance of 45cm.

The release date and price have still to be officially confirmed by Voigtlander.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar is a new fast-fifty prime lens exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras. According to a report on German photo news site, photoscala, Voigtlander are releasing the new lens to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their Classic lens range.The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar will have 12 circular…

Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Lenses for Canon EF-M Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.

Pricing

  • 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)
  • 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD)
  • 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD)

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.Pricing16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary…

Monday, September 9, 2019

Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses , Digital Video Cameras

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 is a new cine lens offering an extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and a large image circle of 43.3mm.

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be offered in the following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL. The price and availability will be announced shortly.

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 is a new cine lens offering an extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and a large image circle of 43.3mm.The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be offered in the following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL. The price and availability…