Category: Lenses

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH is a versatile, standard focal length lens for the Leica SL and other L-Mount full-frame camera systems from Panasonic and Sigma.

The APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is on sale now priced at £3,750 / $4,495.

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH is a versatile, standard focal length lens for the Leica SL and other L-Mount full-frame camera systems from Panasonic and Sigma. The APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. is on sale now priced at £3,750 / $4,495.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras is a new lens that can capture a massive 210° field of view.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019.

The Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras is a new lens that can capture a massive 210° field of view.The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX Lens for Fujifilm GFX Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX is the World’s widest native lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics have managed to compress the size of the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D to be the smallest in its class and include an 86mm filter thread.

The lens is currently available to pre-order, priced at $1199, with first shipments expected to start in mid August 2019.

The new Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D GFX is the World’s widest native lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics have managed to compress the size of the Laowa 17mm f/4 Zero-D to be the smallest in its class and include an 86mm filter thread.The lens is…

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Specs, Price, Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a bright new standard portrait lens for Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S will be available in September 2019 priced at £799 / 949 EUR / $799.95.

The new NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a bright new standard portrait lens for Nikon Z full-frame mirrorless cameras.The NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S will be available in September 2019 priced at £799 / 949 EUR / $799.95.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR Mirrorless Camera Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR is a new 5x zoom lens for mirrorless cameras that provides a focal range equivalent to 24-122mm in the 35mm film format.

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens will be available in mid September 2019 priced at £769 / $799.

The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR is a new 5x zoom lens for mirrorless cameras that provides a focal range equivalent to 24-122mm in the 35mm film format. The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens will be available in mid September 2019 priced at £769 / $799.

Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR Mirrorless Medium Format Camera Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR is a new lightweight and compact prime lens for the GFX series of mirrorless medium format cameras.

The Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR will be available in mid September 2019 priced at £949 / $999.

The Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR is a new lightweight and compact prime lens for the GFX series of mirrorless medium format cameras. The Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR will be available in mid September 2019 priced at £949 / $999.

Monday, July 15, 2019

HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED DSLR Lens

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5E is a redesigned zoom lens featuring the latest HD coating and new exterior to match the latest digital SLR models. This fish-eye zoom lens provides a zoom range covering fish-eye to ultra-wide angles.

The HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED will be available in August 2019, priced at £499.99.



The HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5E is a redesigned zoom lens featuring the latest HD coating and new exterior to match the latest digital SLR models. This fish-eye zoom lens provides a zoom range covering fish-eye to ultra-wide angles. The HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED will be available in…

Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D and Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 for Nikon Z and Canon RF

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is the widest f/2 lens for Nikon Z and Canon RF mount cameras, while the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 is the widest full frame zoom lens for Nikon Z mount cameras (this lens will not be available in Canon RF mount).

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D and Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 are currently available to order, priced at $849 each.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D is the widest f/2 lens for Nikon Z and Canon RF mount cameras, while the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 is the widest full frame zoom lens for Nikon Z mount cameras (this lens will not be available in Canon RF mount). The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D…

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E-mount and L-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art is a new high-performance wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Available in Sony E-mount and L-Mount (Sigma, Leica and Panasonic), the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art goes on sale in August priced at £1459.99 / $1,399.

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art is a new high-performance wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Available in Sony E-mount and L-Mount (Sigma, Leica and Panasonic), the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art goes on sale in August priced at £1459.99 / $1,399.

Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E-mount and L-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art is Sigma's first evet F1.2 maximum aperture, large-diameter prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Available in Sony E-mount and L-Mount (Sigma, Leica and Panasonic), the Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art goes on sale this month priced at £1459.99 / $1499.99.

The Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art is Sigma's first evet F1.2 maximum aperture, large-diameter prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Available in Sony E-mount and L-Mount (Sigma, Leica and Panasonic), the Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art goes on sale this month priced at £1459.99 / $1499.99.

Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary​ Lens for Sony E-mount and L-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary is a very compact, lightweight prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Available in Sony E-mount and L-Mount (Sigma, Leica and Panasonic), the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary goes on sale this month priced at £549.99 / $549.

The Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary is a very compact, lightweight prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Available in Sony E-mount and L-Mount (Sigma, Leica and Panasonic), the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary goes on sale this month priced at £549.99 / $549.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Mirrorless Camera Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sony has just announced the latest addition to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of a FE 35mm F1.8 large-aperture wide-angle prime lens, model name SEL35F18F.

The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 will ship in Europe in August 2019, priced at approximately €700 and £630 in the UK.

Sony has just announced the latest addition to its E-mount full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of a FE 35mm F1.8 large-aperture wide-angle prime lens, model name SEL35F18F.The Sony FE 35mm F1.8 will ship in Europe in August 2019, priced at approximately €700 and £630 in the UK.

Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens.

Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Mirrorless Camera Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Canon has just launched the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens, a highly versatile, compact, 10x zoom lens for the EOS R mirrorless camera system.

The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM will be available from September 2019 priced at £899.99/€1059.99.

Canon has just launched the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens, a highly versatile, compact, 10x zoom lens for the EOS R mirrorless camera system. The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM will be available from September 2019 priced at £899.99/€1059.99.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony Alpha Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras is an extremely compact and lightweight, fast aperture, ultra wide-angle zoom. It weighs just 420g with an overall length of 99mm, yet still offers a large f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range.

The Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD will be available in the UK from late July 2019 priced at £899.99 and in the US at $899.99.

The new Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras is an extremely compact and lightweight, fast aperture, ultra wide-angle zoom. It weighs just 420g with an overall length of 99mm, yet still offers a large f/2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range. The Tamron 17-28mm…

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the 11 new Sigma 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 all of Sigma's upcoming L-mount lenses and new converter for Canon lenses.

Want to see exactly what the 11 new Sigma 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 all of Sigma's upcoming L-mount lenses and new converter for Canon lenses.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Hasselblad X1D II 50C First Impressions

Gavin Stoker | Digital , Compact System Camera , Lenses

Some three years almost exactly since the announcement of its predecessor, a new compact digital medium format camera from Hasselblad has landed in the shape of the X1D II 50C. What has been tweaked this time essentially boils down to speed and performance. As its name suggests, the camera still has a 50 MP sensor at its heart, along with an OLED EVF and 3.6-inch touchscreen. With the Phocus Mobile 2 app unveiled alongside it allowing images to be shared to your iPhone, the idea is that with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C, we’ll be able to “take the beauty of medium format anywhere.” Compatibility is offered with its maker’s state-of-the-art leaf shutter XCD lens family, for which we also have a new addition in the XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom.

Some three years almost exactly since the announcement of its predecessor, a new compact digital medium format camera from Hasselblad has landed in the shape of the X1D II 50C. What has been tweaked this time essentially boils down to speed and performance. As its name suggests, the camera still…

Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 medium format mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.

Want to see exactly what the Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 medium format mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Hasselblad XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.

Sandmarc Anamorphic Lens for iPhone Filmmaking

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones , Lenses

The Sandmarc Anamorphic lens for iPhones is designed with professional mobile filmmaking in mind, providing a 2.4:1 wide aspect ratio and enabling cinema-like videos.

The Sandmarc Anamorphic lens for iPhones is designed with professional mobile filmmaking in mind, providing a 2.4:1 wide aspect ratio and enabling cinema-like videos.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

​Hasselblad X1D II 50C Mirrorless Camera and XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a 50 megapixel mirrorless medium format digital camera. New features include a higher resolution 3.6-inch 2.36-million-dot touch display, higher resolution enhanced OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 3.69-million dots and a high magnification of 0.87x. Live view now features a faster refresh rate, reduced shutter lag and black out time between frames, plus there's an improved continuous capture rate and a startup time cut almost in half from the first generation.

The XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 is the ninth addition to the X System lens range. This extremely high performance, compact mid-range zoom covers moderate wide angle to short telephoto focal lengths.

The X1D II 50C is priced at € 5000 / $ 5750 / £ 4500 excl. VAT. Delivery in July 2019. Available to order immediately.

The XCD 3,5-4,5/35-75 Zoom lens is priced at € 4500 / $ 5175 / £ 4050 excl. VAT. Estimated delivery in October 2019.

The Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a 50 megapixel mirrorless medium format digital camera. New features include a higher resolution 3.6-inch 2.36-million-dot touch display, higher resolution enhanced OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 3.69-million dots and a high magnification of 0.87x. Live view now features a faster refresh rate, reduced shutter…