New Opteka 12mm f/2.8 Lens Announced for Mirrorless Cameras

Opteka announced  a new 12mm f/2.8 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-c and MFT sensor. The ultra wide-angle prime optic is available for Nikon 1, Canon EF-M, Fuji X, MFT and Sony E mounts.

All-metal construction is durable and depth of field and focus distance scales have been engraved on the lens barrel for pre-focusing needs.

Individual lens element feature an HD anti-reflection coating to control surface reflections, flare, and ghosting in order to realize a high degree of contrast and color accuracy, even when working in bright and backlit conditions.

The aperture varies between f/2.8 and f/22. Manual focus lens has 9-blade diaphragm. The price of the Opteka 12mm f/2.8 lens is $199.99. Check out all Opteka lenses here. … Continue reading

Zonlai 22mm F1.8 and Kamlan 50mm F1.1 now available for Fuji X-mount

Zonlai 22mm F1.8 and Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 manual focus lenses now available for Fuji X-mount mirrorless cameras. The fast aperture prime lens specifically designed for APS-c sensor.

The budget-friendly optics is now compatible with Fujifilm X series interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras. You can use this lens on the XT-1/XT-2/X-Pro 1/X-Pro 2/XE-1/XE-2/XE-2S/X-T10/XT20/X-A10/X-A3/X-M1 etc.

The lens provides amazing bokeh and excellent photographic. You can buy this Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens at Amazon for only $169.99 and Zonlai 22mm F/1.8 lens for $159. Check pricing and availability at Amazon USAmazon DE and Amazon UK. … Continue reading

Sony a7 III Has Better Dynamic Range and High ISO Performance than a7 II

Sony a7 III Has Better Dynamic Range and High ISO Performance than a7 II. The new Sony a7 III a comparatively affordable full frame mirrorless camera that incorporates a host of advanced features derived from the a9 and a7R III.

DPReview has tested the dynamic range and high ISO performance of Sony a7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) mirrorless camera – The results show Sony a7 III has much better dynamic range and high ISO performance than a7 II.

Where to find Sony A7 III camera in stock? Here is an in stock / availability tracker for Sony A7 III mirrorless camera. … Continue reading

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD vs Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – Comparison

Japanese website Photosku has published the specs and size comparison of new announced Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD vs Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens.

This is the Tamron’s first ever lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount system. Tamron claims the lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An ‘RXD’ stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant.

Photosku published the specs of the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (B&H) compared to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (Amazon) lens. Tamron says this lens is designed to compete against the Sony equivalent. … Continue reading

Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ Lens in Stock and Shipping

The new Fujifilm XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens is now available and in stock and shipping in the US.

Fujifilm has launched a new lens in the compact shape of the Fujinon XC 1545mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ in early 2018. This is the smallest and lightest zoom lens available for the Fujifilm X-Series cameras that covers the frequently used focal length from 23mm to 69mm in the 35mm format equivalent.

It is the first electric-powered zoom lens for the X Mount. The lens has the minimum working distance of just 5cm, ideal for clear close-up shots.

Fujinon XC 15-45: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama … Continue reading

Fujifilm XH1 vs Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A7SII

Vistek released a comparison of video performance between the Fujifilm XH1 vs Panasonic GH5 vs Sony A7SII.

The Fujifilm X-H1 is the top performing mirrorless camera in Fuji’s range. It is the most advanced X-series mirrorless camera to date comes with in-body image stabilisation, touchscreen control and improved video settings. Check out the video below how this high-end video centric camera competes against the Panasonic GH5 and Sony A7SII.

The X-H1 camera for body-only is priced for $1,899.95 and with Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit costs at $2,199.95… Continue reading

Sony a7S III & Sony a6700 Specs Predictions

The next cameras from Sony will most likely be the Sony a7S III and Sony a6700.

The announcement for Sony a7S III is expected to be around Photokina 2018 event in September. The official announcement for the Sony a6700 could be before the show in the second half of 2018.

So the Sony A7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) full frame mirrorless camera has been released. Where to find Sony A7 III camera in stock? Here is an in stock / availability tracker for Sony A7 III mirrorless camera. … Continue reading

Sony a7 III Hands-On Field Test

TheCameraStoreTV has just posted their hands-on field test of newly announced Sony a7 III. You can watch the full video below.

The a7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama) comes with a 24MP back-illuminated full-frame sensor, a 693-point AF system, 4K video with advanced features. It has 5-axis stabilization, ISO 204800, 10fps shooting, dual SD slots, weather-sealing, and a 3-inch tilting touchscreen.

Where to find Sony A7 III camera in stock? Here is an in stock / availability tracker for Sony A7 III mirrorless camera. … Continue reading

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens Coming Soon

According to recent rumors, Sony will announce a new FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens for full-frame E-mount cameras soon.

The ultra-high-resolution G Master series lens lineup consists of mid-range FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom, a near-perfect FE 85mm f/1.4 GM portrait prime, and a telephoto staple in the form of the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS.

The collection of includes the much desired focal lengths and apertures from 24 to 200mm, almost all the bases are covered but lacks a wide-angle GM prime lens. So next lens will probably be the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM lens, sources say. … Continue reading

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens becomes official

The manual focus Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras officially announced.

Featuring a compact form factor at only 2.9″ in length, the Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Lens from Zeiss is a wide-angle prime is based on the Distagon optical concept, providing an image that is notably sharp and free of distortion from edge to edge.

The wide angle lens for Sony E-mount is well-suited for street and travel photographers who want high-quality images. 

The ZEISS Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens will be available from March 2018 with a MSRP of $1,299 in US. Pre-Order –at B&HAdoramaProduct photos and sample images captured using the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25 can be downloaded here and here. … Continue reading