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

Sigma 30mm F1.4 Lens DxOMark Review: Best Prime in the Range!

DxOMark published their test results for Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens.  Tested on the Sony A6000, the new optic achieved an excellent result overall.

The standard prime lens achieved a score of 29 points. It has become is the highest-ranked Sony E-mount lens in their database. It’s also the brightest, boasting great light transmission of 1.8 TStop thanks to its wide maximum aperture setting.

According to DxOMark test, the lens has noticeable corner shading at the maximum f/1.4 aperture setting. Chromatic aberrations are well-controlled across large parts of the frame. Although some fringing in the very far corners affected the overall score. … Continue reading

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens DxOMark Review: Best Zoom in the Range!

DxOMark published their test results for Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens.  Tested on the Sony A7R, the new optic achieved an excellent result overall.

The standard zoom lens achieved a score of 29 points, with a combination of 17 P-Mpix Sharpness, 2.8 TStop Transmission, 0.7% Distortion, -1.6 EV Vignetting and 10μm chromatic aberration. It has become the best-performing zoom in the maker’s range.

According to DxOMark test, the lens has some astigmatism throughout the zoom range. It’s quite noticeable at 70mm wide-open. Fortunately, the sharpness improves significantly on stopping down. … Continue reading

Olympus Patent for 28mm f/1.4 Full Frame Mirrorless Lens

Olympus has filed a new patent for 28mm f/1.4 lens designed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The patent application refers to a prime optic. It consists of 28mm focal length with a maximum bright aperture of f/1.4. This makes it a perfect companion for lo-light photography. On the other hand we might not see these product in mass production.

Currently there are no rumors for a Oly full frame mirrorless camera model but this is the fourth patent filed in Japan. This could refer to a future product like an Olympus full-frame mirrorless camera. … Continue reading

Fujifilm patent for XF 16mm F1.8 lens

Fujifilm has patented a new wide-angle lens for its X-series mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. It is the XF 16mm F1.8 lens model.

The new wide-angle prime optic will be the f/1.8 version of the current XF 16mm F1.4 model. It provides a 24mm focal length, when mounted on an APS-C sensor X body.

From the patent application the optical design of the XF 16mm F1.8 is very similar to the f/1.4 version. It might be a good answer to the budget-friendly models with a bright aperture one. … Continue reading

Additional Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews

Additional Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews now available online with hands-on videos, sample images and tests.

The standard zoom lens for Sony A7 series cameras became the best 24-70mm lens to date. It is the ultimate choice for those seeking the highest possible optical performance. The optic is ideal for portrait, travel and event photography or even simple everyday shooting.

The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM is currently priced for $1,699.95 at Amazon store. It features special elements for reducing aberrations and increasing resolution. The coating is dust and moisture resistance, and a compact design. The optic has a 9-bladed aperture, special coatings for reduced reflections. It also comes with a direct drive SSM for fast and quiet focusing.   … 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

Canon patent for 30mm F2.8 DO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Canon has patented for an optical formula that appears for a 30mm F2.8 DO lens designed for company’s future full-frame mirrorless camera.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors. We can also say the upcoming 30mm F2.8 DO will be a new prime model with DO featuring diffractive optics.

Canon lenses which feature the diffractive optical (DO) are smaller and lighter compared to the same focal length lenses but the price becomes generally higher when the lenses have optical formual for DO. … Continue reading

Fujifilm Patent for XF 13mm F1.8 Lens

Fujifilm has filed a patent for a new wide-angle lens in Japan. The new patent describes a XF 13mm F1.8 lens designed for company’s APS-c size sensor X-series mirrorless cameras.

It is a 20mm equivalent focal length wide-angle prime optic with a bright aperture of f/1.8. However the patent application refers to a Fujinon XF 13mm f/1.8 when considering the crop factor.

It seems that a new Fujinon XF 13mm f/1.8 lens is in the works. Even the translation is not perfect this also explains the significant savings on the Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 R model. … 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