Samyang XEEN 135mm T2.2 Officially Announced

Samyang, Rokinon has announced XEEN 135mm T2.2 video-cine telephoto lens. This is a new full-frame optic available for PL, EF, F, E, and Micro FourThirds mounts.

The Samyang XEEN 135mm T2.2 lens comes with two different focus scales, displaying distances in either imperial or metric units. The lens has a click-less aperture ring and a near-circular iris diaphragm with 11 blades.

The Samyang, XEEN 135mm T2.2 will start shipping in August. The price tag will stand £1799.99 / €2200.00.  … Continue reading

Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens officially announced

Sony has officially announced the new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens for its full-frame E-mount cameras.

The design of the Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA consists of 11-blade aperture for circular out-of-focus highlights even as you stop down. It has advanced aspheric and ED lens elements and Zeiss’ T* coating.

The optic features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution. Sony says that the lens’ Planar design minimizes distortion. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-Mount Lens Roadmap for 2016

Fujifilm has released an updated X-Mount lens roadmap for 2016.

Three new lenses have been added to the lens roadmap. These are the XF 23mm f/2 R WRXF 50mm f/2 R WR and the XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR.

We can say that the previously listed the XF 120mm F2.8 R Macro model has been replaced with a new model. It is the XF 80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR to meet the market demand for compact and lightweight lenses.

The expanded 25-lens lineup covers extensive angles of view from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto. Fuji will now expand the macro category to further enhance photographic versatility. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera Officially Announced

Fujifilm X-T2 officially announced with new autofocus system and 4K video recording capabilities.

The camera uses the same 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor found on the flagship X-Pro2 model. It also comes with an upgraded hybrid AF system with more focus points, as well as an AF-point selection joystick.

Fujifilm X-T2 provides a faster top mechanical shutter speed of 1/8000 sec (1/32000 sec electronic), an improved AF-C algorithm. It has an unchanged 2.36 million-dot OLED EVF from its predecessor. … Continue reading

Techart Pro Leica M to Sony E AF Lens Adapter

TECHART PRO adapter is the world’s first autofocus adapter for your manual focus camera lenses. It is able to turn your manual Leica M lens into an autofocus lens and use it under the Sony A7 cameras.

Not only does it immediately give lives to all the manual Leica M lenses. It also changes the experience we had with these lenses. You can now use your favourite Leica lenses for taking snap shots, motion pictures or candid photos.

Teacart Pro adapter is available for pre-order at the manufacturer’s official site with a price tag for $349.00. … Continue reading

Hasselblad X1D Announced: The First 50-Megapixel Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera

Hasselblad X1D announced as the worlds first medium format mirrorless digital with an 50-megapixel CMOS sensor.

Along with the medium format MILC two new lenses are also announced. They are the XCD 90mm f3.2 and XCD 45mm f3.5. An 30mm optic will be added to these XCD lenses shortly at Photokina 2016.

Hasselblad X1D uses a very familiar 50-megapixel medium-format CMOS sensor. It offers a native ISO sensitivity between 100-25600 range and is capable of 1080/30p HD video. The company also claims 14 stops of dynamic range and an ISO range 100 of 25,600. … Continue reading

Panasonic Lumix G Leica Summilux 12mm F1.4 Lens Announced

Panasonic 12mm F1.4 prime lens has been introduced today and added to the company’s Micro Four Thirds lineup.

The Panasonic 12mm F1.4 ASPH is a new ultra wide-angle prime lens that consists of 15 elements in 12 groups. The lens construction features two aspherical lenses, two UED lenses and an ED lens. Designed for capturing wide scenes in dynamic detail, the MFT optic has a rugged splash/dustproof design.

The Panasonic 12mm F1.4 offers a dedicated ring to control its nine-bladed aperture. The lens not only performs smooth aperture changes to eliminate sudden jumps in exposure, its silent design also enhances audio capture in any scene. … Continue reading

SLR Magic CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 Lenses Announced

SLR Magic has announced the new CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.

Aimed at videographers and filmmakers, the CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 lenses provide fast maximum apertures, include geared barrels for use with follow focus rigs, and are compatible with Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras.

Both lenses have several features in common, including manual diaphragm with 13 aperture blades that stop down to F16, 52mm filter threads with non-rotating front elements, and a black anodized finish. … Continue reading

Novoflex unveils Canon EF electronic adapter for Leica SL

Novoflex has introduced its new SL-EOS adapter which allows around 30 Canon EF lenses to be used with the Leica SL mirrorless camera.

The new Novoflex SL-EOS adapter allows certain Canon EF lenses and teleconverters to be used on the Leica SL, with support for several functions including autofocus.

The adapter transmits focal distance and aperture EXIF data. Also, the adapter has an AF/MF mode, and supports autofocus, aperture control, and depth of field indication. However, the adapters can work fine with “around 30” Canon EF lenses and teleconverters image stabilization is not supported. … Continue reading

Fujifilm announces the XF2X TC WR Teleconverter & LH-XF23 Lens Hood

Fujifilm has announced the FUJINON XF2X TC WR teleconverter and the LH-XF23 lens hood for XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens.

The Fujinon XF2X TC WR is a new 2x teleconverter extending the telephoto reach of two X-mount lenses, the Fujinon XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.

The Fujinon Teleconverter XF2X TC WR features an optical construction of 9 elements in 5 groups. It is weather and dust-resistant when used with the X-T1 and X-Pro2 camera bodies.

Phase detection AF is still available when using the XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR with the teleconverter mounted. With the XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, photographers can use CDAF. The camera’s optical image stabilization performance is unaffected by the addition of the teleconverter. … Continue reading