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

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

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

Sigma FE Art lenses for Sony E-mount Available for Pre-Order

The newly announced Sigma FE ART lenses now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video and The US price for these lenses are same as Canon/Nikon version.

At the CP+ 2018 event, Sigma introduced their nine ART-series lenses for Sony E-mount. According to Sigma, the E-mount versions will offer a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed.

The new Sigma FE Art lenses for Sony E-mount are basically the existing lenses for DSLRs with an added Sigma MC-11 lens adapter. … Continue reading

New Sigma MC-11 Lens Adapter Firmware Ver1.09 Released

Sigma released a new firmware update version 1.09 for the MC-11 lens adapter.

The firmware update ver1.09 for the Mount Converter/Lens Adapter for Sony E-mount  improves AF performance with the “Eye AF” function is selected. It also adds compatibility for the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens.

The Sigma MC-11 lens adapter priced for $249. Designed for Sony full frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras mount converter is available at AmazonB&H stores. With the MC-11 model Sony camera users will be able to utilize 19 Global Vision lenses in Sigma Canon Mount (EOS) and Sigma Mount (SA). … Continue reading

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Images at CP+ 2018

Sony has showed off their upcoming super telephoto prime; Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at CP+ Show 2018 in Japan. Here are first Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens images.

The bright telephoto prime lens will be compatible with Sony FE 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters. The optic will offer a 600mm equivalent, in 35mm equivalent terms, when used on Sony’s APS-C cameras such as the Sony A6500.

This lens is scheduled to be released in September, 2018. Price is not available yet. You can check price and pre-order option at B&H Photo Video. … Continue reading

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens officially announced

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens. This is the latest lens in its line of F2.8-4 zooms and the final,third model in the series. The other lenses in this range, are the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, and the wide-angle Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0.

The 100-400mm equivalent zoom designed in collaboration with Leica for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. stabilization is included and works with Dual I.S. on compatible Lumix cameras. The lens covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from wildlife to indoor sports, and even supports portrait shots, taking advantage of the f/2.8-4.0 high-speed performance.

Offered in, metallic black, it  matches the current LUMIX range, as well as complimenting existing lenses in the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 will be available in June for $1700… Continue reading