Category: Lenses

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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 and in the UK for £399.

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…

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…

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Hands-on Photos

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses…

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Price, Specs and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon has just expanded its line-up of f/1.8 S-Line mirrorless prime lenses with the launch of the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S.

The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S will be available from the 17th October 2019 priced at £1,049 in the UK.

Nikon has just expanded its line-up of f/1.8 S-Line mirrorless prime lenses with the launch of the new NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S. The NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S will be available from the 17th October 2019 priced at £1,049 in the UK.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE Lens for Sony Full-Frame Alpha Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Samyang have lauched the new AF 18mm F2.8 FE, the lightest and smallest 18mm super-wide-angle auto-focus lens currently on the market for Sony E-mount cameras.

The Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE will be available during September with a suggested retail price of £349.99.

Samyang have lauched the new AF 18mm F2.8 FE, the lightest and smallest 18mm super-wide-angle auto-focus lens currently on the market for Sony E-mount cameras. The Samyang AF 18mm F2.8 FE will be available during September with a suggested retail price of £349.99.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G Hands-on Photos

Amy Davies | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Want to see exactly what the new Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G APS-C lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G APS-C lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G lens.

Sony E 16-55mm F2.8 G and E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS APS-C Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sony has added two new lenses to its E-mount line-up, the E 16-55mm F2.8 G standard zoom lens and the E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens.

The SEL1655G and SEL70350G will ship in October 2019 priced at approximately £1200 and €1300 and £830 and €900 respectively.

Sony has added two new lenses to its E-mount line-up, the E 16-55mm F2.8 G standard zoom lens and the E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens. The SEL1655G and SEL70350G will ship in October 2019 priced at approximately £1200 and €1300 and £830 and €900 respectively.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Canon has just unveiled the first of its trinity RF F2.8L lenses, expanding the pioneering RF lens line-up for the EOS R System, with the launch of the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM.

Both lenses will be available in September 2019 priced at £2,329.99 / €2,749.99 / $2,299.99 each.

Canon has just unveiled the first of its trinity RF F2.8L lenses, expanding the pioneering RF lens line-up for the EOS R System, with the launch of the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM. Both lenses will be available in September 2019 priced at £2,329.9…

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