Category: Lenses

Friday, April 9, 2021

The new Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame E mount cameras has been specially optimized for astrophotography.

Weighing only 230g and measuring just 71mm in length, the Samyang 24mm F1.8 lens features a new function called “Custom Mode” which automatically move the focus directly to infinity, complete with an LED indicator.

The Samyang 24mm F1.8 for Sony is priced at £459.99 in the UK and will be available from early May.

The new Samyang AF 24mm F1.8 FE wide-angle prime lens for Sony full-frame E mount cameras has been specially optimized for astrophotography. Weighing only 230g and measuring just 71mm in length, the Samyang 24mm F1.8 lens features a new function called “Custom Mode” which automatically move the focus directly to…

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sony have just unveiled three new full-frame lenses - the FE 50mm F2.5 G, FE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G.

Each of the new super-compact, aluminum-bodied G-series lenses comes equipped with a physical aperture ring with an on/off click switch, AF/MF switch and a customisable focus hold button, and each one is the same size and almost the same weight as the others, as well as having the same filter diameter.

We can't help feeling that Sony have been somewhat "inspired" by Sigma and the recent introduction of their identically-sized 24mm, 35mm and 65mm DG DN lenses, which are also very compact and sport a high-quality metal construction complete with an aperture ring.

All three lenses will be available in May priced at $800 / £630.

Sony have just unveiled three new full-frame lenses - the FE 50mm F2.5 G, FE 40mm F2.5 G and FE 24mm F2.8 G. Each of the new super-compact, aluminum-bodied G-series lenses comes equipped with a physical aperture ring with an on/off click switch, AF/MF switch and a customisable focus hold…

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Ideal for portraits, wedding photography, video and more, Sony have just announced the FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens. This new E-Mount lens promises to deliver excellent resolution, dramatic bokeh, industry-leading AF capabilities and professional control and reliability in a compact and lightweight design.

The Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM will be available in April 2021 priced at £2,100 / €2,300 / $2,000.

Ideal for portraits, wedding photography, video and more, Sony have just announced the FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens. This new E-Mount lens promises to deliver excellent resolution, dramatic bokeh, industry-leading AF capabilities and professional control and reliability in a compact and lightweight design. The Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM will…

Thursday, March 4, 2021

The new APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. is the most compact 35mm lens that Leica have ever made.

It is constructed of ten lens elements divided into five groups, boasts a closest focusing distance of just 30 centimetres, has a focus ring with a large throw of 300° and a circular 11-blade aperture.

This lens can be used on any current and future model of the M series, Leica SL2 and SL2-S.

It joins the APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH., which was released in 2012.

The Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. is available now priced at £6,700 in the UK and $8,195 in the US.

The new APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. is the most compact 35mm lens that Leica have ever made. It is constructed of ten lens elements divided into five groups, boasts a closest focusing distance of just 30 centimetres, has a focus ring with a large throw of 300° and a circular…

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Ricoh have just announced three new HD PENTAX-FA Limited lenses which feature the original PENTAX HD coating, significantly enhancing the lenses by minimising light reflections and ghosting. They are:

  • HD PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited / £1,099.99 / 30th April 2021
  • HD PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited / £649.99 / 30th April 2021
  • HD PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited / £799.99 / 30th April 2021

Ricoh have just announced three new HD PENTAX-FA Limited lenses which feature the original PENTAX HD coating, significantly enhancing the lenses by minimising light reflections and ghosting. They are: HD PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited / £1,099.99 / 30th April 2021HD PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited / £649.99 / 30th April 2021HD PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited / £799.99 / 30th April 2021

The Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary is a new compact standard zoom lens for L-Mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.

The Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens is priced at £759.99 / $899 / €849.

The Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary is a new compact standard zoom lens for L-Mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens is priced at £759.99 / $899 / €849.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Leica have added the first true wide angle lens to their range of of SL lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28 f/2 ASPH. joins the existing focal lengths of 35, 50, 75 and 90mm in the series, featuring exactly the same dimensions and filter size.

The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28 f/2 ASPH. lens is available now priced at £4,050 in the UK and $5,195 in the US.

Leica have added the first true wide angle lens to their range of of SL lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28 f/2 ASPH. joins the existing focal lengths of 35, 50, 75 and 90mm in the series, featuring exactly the same dimensions and filter size. The…

Panasonic have unveiled a new telephoto zoom lens for the L-Mount system of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Key features include a rounded aperture with 11-bladed iris diaphragm, dual image stabiliser worth up to 5.5-stops, and a rugged dust/splash-resistant design.

The 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. has a minimum focusing distance of 0.54m and a maximum magnification of 0.5x for half-size macro capabilities.

The Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 will be available from the beginning of May at RRP £1259.99 / $1,247.99.

Panasonic have unveiled a new telephoto zoom lens for the L-Mount system of full-frame mirrorless cameras. Key features include a rounded aperture with 11-bladed iris diaphragm, dual image stabiliser worth up to 5.5-stops, and a rugged dust/splash-resistant design. The 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. has a minimum focusing distance of 0.54m…

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Fujifilm have updated the XF 27mm F2.8 pancake lens that we reviewed way back in 2013, by making it weather-resistant, adding aperture ring markings and an A (Auto) Position Lock, and including a dome-shaped lens hood.

Optically the Mark II version of this lens is identical to the original version.

The Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR will be available from 18 March 2021 priced at £419 / $399.

Fujifilm have updated the XF 27mm F2.8 pancake lens that we reviewed way back in 2013, by making it weather-resistant, adding aperture ring markings and an A (Auto) Position Lock, and including a dome-shaped lens hood. Optically the Mark II version of this lens is identical to the original version…

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO is a high- resolution, super telephoto zoom lens that is equipped with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter and covers a wide focal length of 300-1000mm equivalent.

The Olympus 150-400mm lens will be available from the end of January priced at £6,499.99 in the UK and $7,499.95 in the US.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO is a high- resolution, super telephoto zoom lens that is equipped with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter and covers a wide focal length of 300-1000mm equivalent. The Olympus 150-400mm lens will be available from the end of January priced at £6,499.9…

Friday, November 13, 2020

Venus Optics have just released two new variants for the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO - Pentax K-mount and Canon EF-mount with manual aperture.

The retail price of both the Canon EF mount and Pentax K mount version in the US is $449.

Venus Optics have just released two new variants for the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO - Pentax K-mount and Canon EF-mount with manual aperture. The retail price of both the Canon EF mount and Pentax K mount version in the US is $449.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Panasonic S 85mm F1.8 is a new compact, lightweight prime lens for its full frame S Series cameras.

In addition, Panasonic have revealed that 24mm, 35mm and 50mm F1.8 lenses will also be coming in the near future.

These four F1.8 lenses will be the same size, have identically placed controls, and use the same filter size.

The Panasonic S 85mm F1.8 will be available from the end of November 2020 priced at £599.99 / €679.99.

The Panasonic S 85mm F1.8 is a new compact, lightweight prime lens for its full frame S Series cameras. In addition, Panasonic have revealed that 24mm, 35mm and 50mm F1.8 lenses will also be coming in the near future. These four F1.8 lenses will be the same size, have identically…

Canon are introducing two new RF lenses today - the the RF 50mm F1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM.

The RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM is the world’s shortest and lightest f/4 interchangeable lens in its focal range. It weighs just 695 grams and measures 11.9cm long. It has a Dual Nano USM focusing motor, just like the F2.8 version, up to 7.5-stops of image stabilisation when used with the EOS R5 and EOS R6, 3 different IS modes and is fully weatherproof.

The RF 50mm F1.8 STM is the newest ‘nifty fifty’ lens, succeeding Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. The RF 50mm offers better image quality than the EF version, and is quieter too. It features 7 stops of image stabilisation when used on the EOS R5/6 cameras, a metal mount and a de-clicked control ring.

The RF 50mm F1.8 STM is priced at £219.99 / €249.99 / $199.99 and the RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM will cost £1699.99 / €1969.99 / $1599.99.

Canon are introducing two new RF lenses today - the the RF 50mm F1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM. The RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM is the world’s shortest and lightest f/4 interchangeable lens in its focal range. It weighs just 695 grams and measures 11.9cm long. It…

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a new ultra-wide zoom lens with weather resistance.

Based on the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS which it replaces, this new version has been updated with an f-stop scale on its aperture ring, an Auto-position lock, a new weather-resistant structure, improved OIS and slimmer focus and zoom rings.

The XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR will be available in late November 2020 priced at £899.

The Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR is a new ultra-wide zoom lens with weather resistance. Based on the XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS which it replaces, this new version has been updated with an f-stop scale on its aperture ring, an Auto-position lock, a new weather-resistant structure, improved…

Fujifilm has just unveiled the latest lens roadmap for its X-Series mirrorless camera range, adding the XF 18mm F1.4 and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS lenses.

Both new lenses are due to be released in 2021.

Fujifilm has just unveiled the latest lens roadmap for its X-Series mirrorless camera range, adding the XF 18mm F1.4 and XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 OIS lenses. Both new lenses are due to be released in 2021.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sigma have just announced a brand new macro lens designed exclusively for full frame mirrorless cameras.

The 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art comes in Sony E-Mount and L-Mount flavours. It offers superb optical and AF performance typical of Sigma’s Art lens line-up, a full range of functionality including aperture ring with de-click and lock options and an AFL button, fast AF performance, and excellent build quality with dust- and splash-proof construction.

The Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art will be available from 23rd October priced at £699.99 in the UK.

Sigma have just announced a brand new macro lens designed exclusively for full frame mirrorless cameras. The 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art comes in Sony E-Mount and L-Mount flavours. It offers superb optical and AF performance typical of Sigma’s Art lens line-up, a full range of functionality including aperture…

Friday, September 25, 2020

The 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. It measures 5.8 in. in length, weighs 19.2 oz. and has a maximum diameter of 77mm.

The new Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is now available for pre-order, with sales starting from October 29th onwards.

The suggested retail price will be £649.99 in the UK and $549 in the US.

The 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. It measures 5.8 in. in length, weighs 19.2 oz. and has a maximum diameter of 77mm. The new Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD is now available for pre-order…

Monday, September 14, 2020

The AF 35mm F1.8 FE is a new addition to Samyang's 'Tiny Series' lens range for Sony E full-frame mirrorless cameras, weighing in at just 210g.

The Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE will be available from the beginning of October priced at £359.99 in the UK (including VAT).

The AF 35mm F1.8 FE is a new addition to Samyang's 'Tiny Series' lens range for Sony E full-frame mirrorless cameras, weighing in at just 210g.The Samyang AF 35mm F1.8 FE will be available from the beginning of October priced at £359.99 in the UK (including VAT).

Friday, September 4, 2020

The new Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is a super-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Offering an ultra-wide 126° angle of view, this is the world’s widest rectilinear lens with a front filter thread.

Available in Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts, the US price for the Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is $799 (Leica M mount) and $699 (Sony FE, Nikon Z and L).

The new Laowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL is a super-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Offering an ultra-wide 126° angle of view, this is the world’s widest rectilinear lens with a front filter thread.Available in Leica M, Leica L, Sony FE and Nikon Z mounts, the US price for…

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm X-T4 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR lens, mounted on the Fujifilm X-T4 camera.