Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens patented for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Sigma has patented a 25mm f/1.2 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

The patent application is describing a bright wide-angle prime optic developed by Sigma for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds cameras. If becomes real the Sigma 25mm f/1.2 will be great for users of Micro Four Thirds system.

However we have to underline that this is only the patent application, so don’t expect the product become available on the market in the near future.

It is also mentioned that Sigma has most likely designed this optic for Olympus. More details about the Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens can be found below.  … Continue reading


First Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens reviews available online

First Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens reviews published on the web with several sample images and hands-on video tests.

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN optic which is designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems combines an amazing image quality with a lightweight and compact design. The latest addition to the Contemporary series is a prime lens with a 30mm focal length and a maximum aperture of f/1.4.

We have covered the latest Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens reviews and tests. The lens is available for a price tag of $339. … Continue reading


First Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 Lens Reviews

First Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 lens reviews now available on the web with new tests, sample images and videos.

The new Batis-series lens 18mm is a super wide optic designed for A7-series full-frame cameras. The lens delivers a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 27mm when attached to Sony E-mount mirrorless shooters with APS-c sized image sensors.

The design of the lens is based on Distagon and comprises 11 elements in 10 groups, and four of those elements are aspheric on both sides. Maximum aperture of the Zeiss Batis 18mm lens stands at f/2.8, where the minimum one is f/22.

After the launch of the wide-angle optic several Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 lens reviews appeared online.  … Continue reading


Olympus 30mm macro lens scheduled for Photokina 2016

Olympus 30mm macro lens is rumored to be in development which will be released sometime in the second half of 2016.

The new prime optic with macro capabilities will deliver a full-frame equivalent of 60mm and the maximum aperture is currently unknown. If the aperture seems to be fast than this lens might compete against the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 prime model.

As we are approaching the Photokina 2016, the worlds biggest digital imaging event in September. Olympus 30mm macro lens will likely be unveiled during or around the Photokina show. The macro lens for Micro Four Thirds system should become available in the market sometime in the second half of 2016. … Continue reading


Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses unveiled with AF support

Samyang has finally unveiled the company’s first lenses that support autofocus. Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 are the first two optics comes with autofocus technology that are aimed at Sony FE-mount mirrorless cameras.

The first Samyang lenses with autofocus support will be offered in Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. Both models are claimed to be fully compatible with contrast-detect as well as phase-detect AF systems.

Both the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses come with a filter diameter measuring 67mm and a minimal design. These products have a metal-housing. The focusing system is internal and, as usual, this means that the front element will remain in place when focusing. … Continue reading


Canon EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens officially announced

Canon has introduced the EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM lens which is capable of focusing at both infinity and at 1.2x magnification.

The EF-M 28mm F3.5 Macro IS STM from Canon is the world’s first autofocus lens which has two user-controllable built-in LED macro lights and offers true 1:1 reproduction.

The macro optic provides a full-frame equivalent of 45mm focal length with a maximum aperture of f/3.5. It uses an STM motor and offers a hybrid image stabilization for a claimed 3.5 stop compensation. … Continue reading


Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses unveiled with AF support

Samyang Optics has announced the company’s first autofocus lenses. Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 are the first two optics comes with autofocus technology.

The first lenses with autofocus support will be offered in Sony’s E-mount mirrorless camera that are designed to cover a full-frame sensor. Both models are claimed to be fully compatible with contrast-detect as well as phase-detect AF systems.

Both the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.4 lenses come with a filter diameter measuring 67mm and a minimal design. These products have a metal-housing. The focusing system is internal and, as usual, this means that the front element will remain in place when focusing. … Continue reading


Panasonic Leica 12mm lens coming in the second half of 2016

Panasonic Leica 12mm lens is rumored to be in development which will be released sometime in the second half of 2016.

The new Leica-branded wide-angle optic with a focal length of 12mm will deliver a full-frame equivalent of 24mm and the maximum aperture is currently unknown.

Trusted sources are reporting that the Panasonic Leica 12mm prime lens is scheduled to be released during the second half of 2016.

As we are approaching the Photokina 2016, the worlds biggest digital imaging event in September. Panasonic will likely reveal the new 12mm optic with Leica name on it. We might see the announcement of this lens around the Photokina show. The wide-angle optic should become available in the market sometime in the second half of 2016. … Continue reading


Additional Coverage of the Sony G Master Lenses

Here is a recap of the new, ultra-high-resolution Sony G Master lenses designed for E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

A new series of Sony G Master lenses lineup includes the 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 new high-end Sony G master lenses optimized for its full-frame E-mount cameras, also known as GM series sits above the current ‘G-series‘ lenses with a premium price.  … Continue reading


Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Additional Coverage

Here is a recap of the new FE 70-300mm F4.5-F5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens designed for E-mount mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

Additional coverage of the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens includes sample images, MTF chart and size comparison with the 70-200mm F2.8 GM and 70-200mm F4 G OSS lenses.

First samples of the telephoto zoom optic captured with the Sony A7RII full-frame mirrorless shooter can also be found in the following article. … Continue reading