Category: Lenses

Friday, July 24, 2020

Venus Optics Adds L-mount to 6 Laowa Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Six Laowa lenses are now available for L-mount, which can currently be used on Panasonic S1 series , Sigma FP and Leica SL/CL cameras. They are:

  • Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6
  • Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D
  • Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D
  • Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro
  • Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro
  • Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO

Pricing is the same as the other available mounts and shipping will start from August onwards.

Six Laowa lenses are now available for L-mount, which can currently be used on Panasonic S1 series , Sigma FP and Leica SL/CL cameras. They are:Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-DLaowa 15mm f/2 Zero-DLaowa 15mm f/4 Wide Angle Macro Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro…

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Kit Lens for Nikon Z5

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is the new kit lens for the Z5 entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. This portable lens features a retractable design that is extended by rotating the zoom ring.

It doesn suffer somewhat from having a rather modest 24-50mm focal range, wide but pretty short for an all-in-one lens, and very slow f/4-6.3 maximum apertures, but there is a customisable control ring and Nikon claims that the focusing is quiet enough for video use.

The Nikon Z5 looks like such a capable camera that we'd probably skip this lens entirely and invest in some decent glass, like the Z 24-70mm f/4 S, unless the price for the Z5 kit is simply too tempting.

The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is the new kit lens for the Z5 entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. This portable lens features a retractable design that is extended by rotating the zoom ring. It doesn suffer somewhat from having a rather modest 24-50mm focal range, wide but pretty short for an…

Nikon Update NIKKOR Z Mirrorless Lens Roadmap, Z 14-24mm f/2.8 Due in 2020

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Nikon has announced that it will continue to expand the NIKKOR Z lens line-up with a variety of high-performance lenses that help to "stimulate photographers' creative intent".

Nikon has announced that it will continue to expand the NIKKOR Z lens line-up with a variety of high-performance lenses that help to "stimulate photographers' creative intent".

Nikon Announces 1.4x and 2x Teleconverters for NIKKOR Z Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Nikon have unveiled two new teleconverters, the traditional 1.4x and 2x variants, for their NIKKOR Z range of full-frame mirrorless camera lenses.

The first lens to be compatible with these teleconverters is the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, which hasn't actually been released. We can probably expect the teleconverters and 70-200mm to be launched alongside each other sometime in "late Summer 2020".

Nikon have promised that "as the NIKKOR Z lens line-up expands, more lenses will be compatible with the Z Teleconverters", which seems to suggest that they aren't compatible with any of the Z lenses that have already been released.

Pricing is somewhat predictably on the eye-wateringly high side - £549 | €649 for the 1.4x and £599 | €699 for the 2x.

Note that Nikon have significantly one-upped Canon by releasing teleconverters that actually work with their 70-200mm f/2.8 mirrorless lens...

Nikon have unveiled two new teleconverters, the traditional 1.4x and 2x variants, for their NIKKOR Z range of full-frame mirrorless camera lenses.The first lens to be compatible with these teleconverters is the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, which hasn't actually been released. We can probably expect the teleconverters and…

Monday, July 20, 2020

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Canon EF

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 from ZY Optics is the World’s only f/0.95 lens designed for DSLR systems. This new lens for Canon EF cameras joins the mirrorless version that is already available in Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z mounts.

The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Canon EF is now available priced at $799.

The new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 from ZY Optics is the World’s only f/0.95 lens designed for DSLR systems. This new lens for Canon EF cameras joins the mirrorless version that is already available in Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z mounts.The Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for Canon EF…

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Canon Launch Four New RF Lenses and Two Extenders

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Canon have launched four new RF lenses and two RF extenders today, bringing telephoto capabilities to the RF line-up as well as additional portrait and macro photography creative possibilities. The four lenses are the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM, RF 600mm F11 IS STM and RF 800mm F11 IS STM, and the RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM.

Canon have launched four new RF lenses and two RF extenders today, bringing telephoto capabilities to the RF line-up as well as additional portrait and macro photography creative possibilities. The four lenses are the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM, RF 600mm F11 IS STM and RF 800mm F11 IS STM…

Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

We've spent a little time with the brand new RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM zoom lens for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

We've spent a little time with the brand new RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM zoom lens for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

Canon RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

We've spent a little time with the brand new RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM prime lens for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

We've spent a little time with the brand new RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM prime lens for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM and RF 800mm F11 IS STM First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

We've spent a little time with the intriguing new RF 600mm F11 IS STM and RF 800mm F11 IS STM prime lenses for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

We've spent a little time with the intriguing new RF 600mm F11 IS STM and RF 800mm F11 IS STM prime lenses for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

Canon Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

We've spent a little time with the new Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

We've spent a little time with the new Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x for Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras, so ahead of our full review, check out our first impressions now...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is World’s Widest F2.8 Zoom Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is a compact and versatile ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that's ideal for shooting landscapes, starry skies and architecture.

The Sony 12-24mm F2.8 will be available in Europe from August 2020, priced at approximately £2,900 / €3300.

The new Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is a compact and versatile ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that's ideal for shooting landscapes, starry skies and architecture.The Sony 12-24mm F2.8 will be available in Europe from August 2020, priced at approximately £2,900 / €3300.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Fujifilm Announces the Fujinon GF 30mm F3.5 R WR Medium-Format Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR is a portable, high resolution prime lens that's ideally suited for landscape and everyday adventure. It's compact, lightweight and has a weather-proof design that's resistant to dust and moisture.

The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR will be available in in late July 2020 priced at £1649 in the UK and $1695 in the US.

The Fujifilm GF 30mm F3.5 R WR is a portable, high resolution prime lens that's ideally suited for landscape and everyday adventure. It's compact, lightweight and has a weather-proof design that's resistant to dust and moisture. The GF 30mm F3.5 R WR will be available in in late July 202…

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sigma TC-1411 1.4x and TC-2011 2x Teleconverters for L-Mount Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Sigma TC-1411 teleconverter increases the focal length of L-mount lenses by 1.4x, and the TC-2011 by 2x. They are compatible with the new 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens.

The Sigma TC-1411 and TC-2011 Teleconverters will be available in July 2020 priced at £369.99 / $399 for the TC-1411 and £399.99 / $429 for the TC-2011.

The new Sigma TC-1411 teleconverter increases the focal length of L-mount lenses by 1.4x, and the TC-2011 by 2x. They are compatible with the new 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens. The Sigma TC-1411 and TC-2011 Teleconverters will be available in July 2020 priced at £369.99 / $399 for…

Sigma USB Dock UD-11 for L-Mount and Canon EF-M

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Sigma USB Dock UD-11 is designed for two types of mirrorless camera mount, L-Mount and Canon EF-M mount.

The Sigma USB Dock UD-11 will be available in July 2020 priced at £39.99 in the UK and $59 in the US.

The new Sigma USB Dock UD-11 is designed for two types of mirrorless camera mount, L-Mount and Canon EF-M mount. The Sigma USB Dock UD-11 will be available in July 2020 priced at £39.99 in the UK and $59 in the US.

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Sigma have just announced the exciting new 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary telephoto zoom lens for E-mount and L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens will be available on 10th July 2020 priced at £899.99 in the UK and $949 in the US.

Note that the new TC-1411 1.4x and TC-2011 2x Teleconverters are only compatible with the L-mount version of this lens, and not the Sony E-mount version.

Sigma have just announced the exciting new 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary telephoto zoom lens for E-mount and L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens will be available on 10th July 2020 priced at £899.99 in the UK and $949 in the US.Note…

Sigma 16mm, 30mm and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lenses for L-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Sigma have just launched the popular 16mm F1.4 DC DN, 30mm F1.4 DC DN and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

These three lenses will be available in July 2020 priced at £449.99 / $449 for the 16mm, £329.99 / $339 for the 30mm, and £399.99 / $479 for the 56mm.

Sigma have just launched the popular 16mm F1.4 DC DN, 30mm F1.4 DC DN and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. These three lenses will be available in July 2020 priced at £449.99 / $449 for the 16mm, £329.99 / $339 for the 30mm, and £399.99 / $479 for the 56mm.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD All-in-one Zoom Lens for Sony E-mount Full-frame Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Tamron has launched the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD, the world’s first F2.8 all-in-one zoom lens, for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Tamron 28-200 F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD will be available from 25th June 2020 priced at £799.99 in the UK and $729 in the USA.

Tamron has launched the 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD, the world’s first F2.8 all-in-one zoom lens, for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Tamron 28-200 F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD will be available from 25th June 2020 priced at £799.99 in the UK and $729 in the USA.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Save Up To £250 Off Samyang Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

You can now save up to £250 off Samyang Lenses until Sunday 28th June 2020.

You can now save up to £250 off Samyang Lenses until Sunday 28th June 2020.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF Lens for Canon EOS R Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is a brand new autofocus, fast-aperture, short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Samyang AF 85mm f1.4 RF will be available in the UK and Ireland in late June priced at £599 (including VAT).

The Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 RF is a brand new autofocus, fast-aperture, short telephoto prime lens for Canon RF mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Samyang AF 85mm f1.4 RF will be available in the UK and Ireland in late June priced at £599 (including VAT).

Thursday, May 28, 2020

HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4ED SDM AW Lens for Pentax K-Mount DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

Pentax have today announced a new-generation Star series lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA★85mmF1.4ED SDM AW.

This large-aperture, medium telephoto lens is the second prime lens in the new-generation PENTAX Star (★) series line up. Designed for use with K-mount DSLRs, these lenses boast the highest imaging performance out of all the Pentax lenses.

The HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4ED SDM AW will be available on 26th June 2020 priced at £1,999.99.

Pentax have today announced a new-generation Star series lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA★85mmF1.4ED SDM AW. This large-aperture, medium telephoto lens is the second prime lens in the new-generation PENTAX Star (★) series line up. Designed for use with K-mount DSLRs, these lenses boast the highest imaging performance out of all…