Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC Lens Patent

Tamron has filed a new standard zoom lens patent in Japan. The application describes the Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC lens designed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

Egami has spotted the file as the optic features a focal range between 28mm and 70mm along with a maximum aperture range of f/3.5-5.6. The standard zoom lens seems to feature built-in image stabilization technology.

This would be good news for the current users of Sony A7-series E-mount cameras with full frame image sensor. As Tamron produce such good lenses with an affordable price. See the image and patent details below. … Continue reading


Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 WR lens rumored to be in the works

Fujifilm is allegedly working on a new wide-angle zoom lens and it will be the new Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 WR lens.

Fuji is a busy company this year as they are expanding X-mount lens line-up seriously. The optic in mention is a new wide-angle zoom that will be weather sealed. It will have a focal range between 8-16mm for APS-c sized sensors which corresponds to 12-24mm in 35mm full-frame equivalent.

As a result a new Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 WR lens rumored to be in the works but it is not expected to become official soon.  … Continue reading


Konica Minolta 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Patent

Konica Minolta has patented a new macro optic in Japan. The new patent describes a Konica Minolta 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-C- sized image sensor.

A new lens patent spotted by Egami. The new 60mm f/2.8 lens seems to be optimized for contrast AF and video. It has macro capabilities.

When we look at the patent application the macro optic will have a lens construction with 10 elements in 10 groups. It also has 1 ED element. The lens expected to become official by the end of 2016.  … 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


Canon EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM mirrorless lens patent

Canon has patented a new wide-angle to standard zoom lens in Japan. It is the EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens designed for company’s mirrorless interchangeable lens system.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new wide-angle to standard zoom lens with a maximum aperture range between f/3.5-5.6. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras.

We can also say the upcoming optic will feature STM motor for silent and fast AF operation. Sure the IS designation refers to image stabilization technology.  … Continue reading


Canon Patent for EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 mirrorless lens

Canon has filed a patent in Japan. It is the EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 lens designed for company’s mirrorless interchangeable lens system.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new super wide-angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture range between f/3.5-5. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras.

Canon EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 patent describes a lens with a 35mm equivalent of 14.5-27mm and a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.  … Continue reading


Olympus 300mm F4 reviews roundup & additional coverage

Olympus 300mm F4 reviews are now available online from several photography websites, along with hand-on videos and plenty of sample images.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO telephoto prime lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras provides a 600mm equivalent field of view into a 1.27kg (2.8 pound), complete with image stabilization, weatherproofing and an impressive close focusing distance.

This post contains latest Olympus 300mm F4 reviews, several hands-on videos with first impression peviews and sample photographs. … 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


Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens Test Results

DxOMark published their test results for the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 prime lens which is designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The test results shows the fast prime lens scored 39 points and performed an excellent optical performance. Currently selling for a price tag of $1,199, the optic has been tested using the Sony A7R full-frame E-mount camera.

From the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 test results, DxOMark finds that the lens offers uniform and strong resolution between f/4 and f/11. When aperture settings gets wider, good center resolution is recorded, with just a little drop-off in the outer field, and at f/22, sharpness levels drop to around 60%, but remain homogenous across the frame. … Continue reading


Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 WR lens rumored to be unveiled for Photokina

Fujifilm is rumored to unveil the XF 23mm f/2 WR lens before the Photokina 2016 event.

As mentioned earlier that the company has listened to its fans and the Fujifilm is actively working on a 23mm wide-angle prime optic. Now the trusted sources are claiming that the Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 WR lens will become official at the Photokina 2016 event.

Looks like this Summer then the lens will be compatible with all X-mount cameras. XF 23mm f/2 WR lens will have a maximum aperture of f/2. It will provide a full-frame focal length equivalent of 35mm.

Check the camera stores for availability
XF 23mm F2 R WR $449.95 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

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