Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens officially announced

Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 standart zoom lens introduced at the CES 2017 event.

The lens is the first in the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4 premium series. The optic provides a focal length equivalent to 24-120mm on a Micro Four Thirds cameras. It has the support of Panasonic’s Dual IS system on compatible bodies to reduces camera shake.

Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens will be available in metallic black option. Shipping will start from March with a price of $999. … Continue reading

Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens announced for mirrorless cameras

Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens becomes official for APS-c sensor mirrorless cameras.

The lens construction consists of 6 elements in 5 groups with 9 aperture blades. Its compact size makes it easier to carry and only weighs 300g. When it comes to the build, the supeiror multi-layer nano coating reduces the flares.

Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens is compatible with Sony, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji mirrorless mounts. The price tag will stand at $149. Check Amazon US for availability. … Continue reading

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G Master Lens Reviews

We have tried to summarize all the details about Sony’s new FE 85mm f/1.4 G Master lens reviews. This includes all the buzz captured as the sample images and hands-on videos.

The FE 85mm f/1.4 GM is a new short telephoto prime lens for the Sony A7-series full-frame E-mount cameras. It features 11 elements in 8 groups including a newly developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element. These glasses reduces aberration and increases resolution, as well as three ED glass elements.

Now let’s take a closer look at the excellent portrait model of the GM lineup that Sony offers in this upper class. … Continue reading

Metabones Smart Adapter IV Firmware Update 0.54 Announced

Metabones announes a new firmware update for its Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x products.

The version 0.54 upgrade fixes issues with Tamron lenses. Also adds an option in Metabones App to enable the use of Digital Zoom in Advanced mode.

This Smart Adapter has the electronic aperture, EXIF, image stabilization and autofocus features. True electronic integration of aperture diaphragm lets camera automatically choose aperture in P or S exposure modes.

More information about the Metabones firmware update version 0.54 which the stability also improved.  … Continue reading

5 Most Popular Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Want to buy a new lens for your mirrorless system camera, but you can not decide which one to get? Here are the 5 most popular Micro Four Thirds lenses for recommendation.

Although most loyal MFT system users know very well, it is useful to repeat some information for new users. Micro Four Thirds system has a 2x crop factor, so we’ve included the 35mm equivalent in the specs as a point of reference.

One of the first things to do when buying a new lens is to do internet surveys or the advice of the people around us. Taking a look at what people buy is a good way to see what works the best for the majority of photographers out there. Our picks of popular Micro Four Thirds lenses below cover the leading models from Olympus and Panasonic. … Continue reading

New Panasonic Leica DG f/2.8-4.0 MFT zoom lenses coming in 2017

Panasonic is allegedly working on more MFT zoom lenses. New Leica DG f/2.8-4.0 Micro Four Thirds lenses are expected to be seen in the first half of 2017.

The company will focus on lenses aimed at high-end products in 2017. The trio of Leica DG lenses consists of 8-18mm wide-angle, 12-60mm standart zoom and 50-200mm telephoto zoom models. All optics will provide f/2.8 and f/4 aperture through out the zoom range.

The new flagship video-centric Panasonic GH5 camera launch date is January 2017. More details after the break! … Continue reading

ZY Optics releases the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

ZY Optics has released the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X super macro lens for full-frame cameras.

The optic offers a maximum magnification ratio of 4.5:1. This gives the opportunity to fill the frame of a 35mm-sized camera with objects four and a half times smaller than the camera’s sensor. Photographer’s can focus as close as 20cm with the lens.

The Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro lens comes in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts.  … Continue reading

Meyer-Optik Releases Nocturnus 50mm F0.95 II lens

Meyer-Optik USA has announced the Nocturnus 50mm F0.95 II manual-focus lens for the Sony E-Mount cameras.

The  super fast bright prime lens is optimized for use with full-frame image sensors, but also works with APS-C cameras.

The lens construction consists of ten elements in seven groups and a near-circular iris diaphragm with fifteen steel aperture blades. The manufacturer says the 15 aperture blades with anti-reflective coating create a pleasant bokeh with circular highlights. … Continue reading

New Sony full-frame E-Mount lenses rumored for 2017

Sony is rumored to be developing six new lenses for its full frame E-mount system cameras. The new Sony lenses to be announced in the next six months period, sources say.

The FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM will be the next model in the GM-series. As expected it will have premium price because of the GM lens special feaures.

According to recent gossips, new Sony full-frame E-Mount lenses will be released before the next a7-series camera announcement. This is also another hint of there will be a high-end MILC to be announced before mid-2017.  … Continue reading

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens tested : Outstanding Sharpness

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens test results now available online. The lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras performed well and shows excellent sharpness.

According to DxOMark, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens scored a point of 41. They have tested the macro optic by using the Sony A7RII full-frame E-mount camera.

The test results show that the lens has well controlled chromatic aberration. Even with an expensive price tag, it is lightweight and portable. More details after the break! … Continue reading