Category: Lenses

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hasselblad XV Lens Adapter

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Hasselblad XV Lens Adapter allows V System lenses to be used on the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera. With over sixty lenses with focal lengths from 30 to 500mm in the V System, the XV Lens Adapter represents expansion of the X System and capabilities of the world’s most compact digital medium format camera.

The XV Lens Adapter is available now for purchase with a MSRP of €199 / $249 / £179.

The Hasselblad XV Lens Adapter allows V System lenses to be used on the X1D-50c mirrorless medium format camera. With over sixty lenses with focal lengths from 30 to 500mm in the V System, the XV Lens Adapter represents expansion of the X System and capabilities of the world’s most…

Monday, August 13, 2018

Leica Elpro 52 Macro Lens for Leica M- and TL

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Lenses
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Leica has created a new close-up attachment, the Leica Elpro 52, in the Leica Camera accessories portfolio.

Leica has created a new close-up attachment, the Leica Elpro 52, in the Leica Camera accessories portfolio.

Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art, 135mm F1.8 Art and 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art Lenses for Sony E-Mount Now Shipping

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Sigma has announced availability of three of its interchangeable Art prime lenses for Sony E-mount camera systems – Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,599 USD), Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO ($569.00 USD) and Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,399 USD).

Sigma has announced availability of three of its interchangeable Art prime lenses for Sony E-mount camera systems – Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,599 USD), Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO ($569.00 USD) and Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,399 USD).

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

​Lensbaby Sol 45 Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Lensbaby announces the launch of their most playful and accessible lens yet, the Sol 45. The Sol 45 is made specifically for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and is compatible with Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Sony E, and Fuji X. The lens will also be available in a 22mm version specifically for Micro 4/3rd shooters. Retail price is for $199.95.

Lensbaby announces the launch of their most playful and accessible lens yet, the Sol 45. The Sol 45 is made specifically for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, and is compatible with Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Sony E, and Fuji X. The lens will also be available in…

Monday, August 6, 2018

Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD for Nikon and Canon Full-frame DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD is a small and lightweight ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras.

The Nikon mount model will be available from September 4, 2018 priced at £629.99 inc. Vat / $599 USD. The launch date of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.

The Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD is a small and lightweight ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. The Nikon mount model will be available from September 4, 2018 priced at £629.99 inc. Vat / $599 USD. The launch date of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe is the world’s first consumer-grade probe lens that has been developed to provide photographers and videographers with a new perspective. The Laowa 24mm Probe lens can create a Bug-Eye perspective that cannot be done by a conventional macro lens.

The Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe lens is expected to retail at USD $1499. It is currently available to pre-order via Kickstarter at a discounted price. The earliest expected delivery date is September.

The Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe is the world’s first consumer-grade probe lens that has been developed to provide photographers and videographers with a new perspective. The Laowa 24mm Probe lens can create a Bug-Eye perspective that cannot be done by a conventional macro lens. The Laowa 24mm f/1…

Fantasea-AOI UWL-09Pro Wet Wide Angle Conversion Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Fantasea-AOI UWL-09Pro is the finest and most professional wet wide angle conversion lens available, featuring a quality optical glass dome and offering the most impressive optic specifications. The UWL-09Pro wet wide angle lens provides an exceptionally wide field of view and a zero minimal focus distance.

The Fantasea-AOI UWL-09Pro is the finest and most professional wet wide angle conversion lens available, featuring a quality optical glass dome and offering the most impressive optic specifications. The UWL-09Pro wet wide angle lens provides an exceptionally wide field of view and a zero minimal focus distance.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Official Adobe CC Profile Support for Irix Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Irix 11mm f/4.0 and Irix 15mm f/2.4 lenses are now officially supported by Adobe CC profiles, which allow for automatic correction of distortion and chromatic aberration.

Irix 11mm f/4.0 and Irix 15mm f/2.4 lenses are now officially supported by Adobe CC profiles, which allow for automatic correction of distortion and chromatic aberration.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR Telephoto Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR is the first super-fast F2 telephoto lens for the mirrorless X Series system. It boasts ultra-high image quality and pairs perfectly with new 1.4x XF teleconverter.

The Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR will be available from late October 2018 priced at £5399

The Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR is the first super-fast F2 telephoto lens for the mirrorless X Series system. It boasts ultra-high image quality and pairs perfectly with new 1.4x XF teleconverter.The Fujifilm XF 200mm F2 R LM OIS WR will be available from late October 201…

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR is an ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 that uses cutting-edge technology to achieve outstanding edge-to-edge image sharpness.

The FUJINON XF 8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR will be available from late November 2018 priced at £1799.

The Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR is an ultra-wide angle zoom with a constant maximum aperture of F2.8 that uses cutting-edge technology to achieve outstanding edge-to-edge image sharpness. The FUJINON XF 8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR will be available from late November 2018 priced at £1799.

Fujifilm XF 33mm F1 R WR, XF 16mm F2.8 R WR, XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR Added to Lens Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Fujifilm has unveiled their latest development roadmap for interchangeable lenses for the X Series range of digital cameras, expanding the lineup of high-performance lenses even further by adding the XF 33mm F1 R WR, XF 16mm F2.8 R WR and XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR.

Fujifilm has unveiled their latest development roadmap for interchangeable lenses for the X Series range of digital cameras, expanding the lineup of high-performance lenses even further by adding the XF 33mm F1 R WR, XF 16mm F2.8 R WR and XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR.

Fujifilm to Boost Production Capacity for Interchangeable Lenses By 70%

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Addressing the ever-increasing demand for mirrorless digital cameras, Fujifilm is set to boost its production capacity for interchangeable lenses by 70% by 2020.

Addressing the ever-increasing demand for mirrorless digital cameras, Fujifilm is set to boost its production capacity for interchangeable lenses by 70% by 2020.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Win a Tokina FíRIN 20 F2 FE Lens!

Mark Goldstein | Lenses , Competitions
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Tokina are currently running a giveaway to win a FíRIN 20 F2 FE lens.

Tokina are currently running a giveaway to win a FíRIN 20 F2 FE lens.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Version 2 Firmware Update

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Tamron have just released a new firmware update for the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens. This update improves known issues for autofocus with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, when the range of focus search distance is broad, in video recording mode.

Tamron have just released a new firmware update for the 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD lens. This update improves known issues for autofocus with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, when the range of focus search distance is broad, in video recording mode.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master is the first large aperture super-telephoto prime to join the E-mount line-up. Weighing in at only 2897g, the new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens provides a level of portability and handheld manoeuvrability that has never before been achieved in a lens of its class. Built to order, the new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS will ship in Europe in September 2018, priced at approximately £10,500 / $12,000 US / $16,250 CA.

The Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master is the first large aperture super-telephoto prime to join the E-mount line-up. Weighing in at only 2897g, the new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS lens provides a level of portability and handheld manoeuvrability that has never before been achieved in a lens of its…

Monday, June 25, 2018

Fantasea-AOI UWL-04F Underwater Super-Wide-Angle Conversion Lens

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Lenses
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The Fantasea-AOI UWL-04F is a new super-wide-angle conversion lens for underwater use. It features a field of view of 160 degrees (when used with a 28mm lens), a magnification of 0.42X and a remarkably short minimal focus distance.

The Fantasea-AOI UWL-04F is a new super-wide-angle conversion lens for underwater use. It features a field of view of 160 degrees (when used with a 28mm lens), a magnification of 0.42X and a remarkably short minimal focus distance.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Nikon UK Summer Cashback - Save up to £275/€300

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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Nikon UK launches its Summer Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. The promotion runs from 15th June 2018 until 31st August 2018.

Nikon UK launches its Summer Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. The promotion runs from 15th June 2018 until 31st August 2018.

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF for Canon DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for £599.99.

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is a Full Frame Canon EF Mount lens that sets new standards for portrait lenses thanks to its compact size and light weight construction. The new Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens will be available from July 2018 for £599.99.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The release date and recommended retail price will be provided at a later date. 

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR fixed focal length super-telephoto lens for Nikon FX-format digital SLR cameras. Currently under development, the Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 lens uses the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element used in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR (pictured). The…

Monday, June 11, 2018

Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a new, budget, autofocus lens for Sony mirrorless shooters. Weighing in at 93g and measuring just 37mm long, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system and a minimum focusing distance of just 24cm. Available from July 2018, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE will cost £279.99 in the UK.

The Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE is a new, budget, autofocus lens for Sony mirrorless shooters. Weighing in at 93g and measuring just 37mm long, the Samyang AF 24mm F2.8 FE delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system and a minimum focusing distance of just 24cm. Available from July…