New Laowa Lenses: 10-18mm FE, 100mm f/2.8 2X Macro, 17mm f/4 and 4mm f/2.8

Venus Optics announced four new Laowa lenses: 10-18mm FE, 100mm f/2.8 2X Macro, 17mm f/4 and 4mm f/2.8.

The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. The Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX is currently the widest available native lens option for Fujifilm G-mount cameras. The 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT delivers aunique circular fisheye field of view on Micro four thirds cameras.

All four lenses will be available for trial at Venus Optics’ booth (T225) in Beijing P&E Imaging fair during 3rd-6th May 2019. They are expected to be shipped in mid/late 2018. … Continue reading


Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Unveils Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 Lens

Meyer-Optik-Görlitz launches new Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 with mounts for Sony-E, Fuji-X and Leica M cameras.

The new Nocturnus has a minimum focus distance of 50 cm and weighs 790 grams. The new mechanical design of the Nocturnus III makes this lens also an interesting option for videography: Manual focus control and the step less aperture ring operate almost silently.

Like its predecessor, the new Nocturnus comes with a focal length of 50 mm and an aperture range from f0.95 to f11. Thus, the lens features a lot of versatility both when shooting in available light conditions and in terms of depth-of-field. Its 15 aperture blades with anti-reflective coating, make the new Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 a unique tool to create a pleasant bokeh with circular highlights whilst creating great sharpness in the focused areas.  … Continue reading


Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price for Sony Around $850!

The new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount is priced around $850 in China. The release date of the lens will be from mid-2018.

This is the Tamron’s first ever lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount system. The standart zoom 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.

If you want to get notified when the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens becomes available for pre-order, check out B&H Photo. … Continue reading


Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM Lens Coming at Photokina 2018

Canon is rumored to announce a new EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for its mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The new prime lens is scheduled to be announced in late August / early September for Photokina 2018.

The Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM will feature smooth and continuous AF with a built-in stepping motor. The lens will be lightweight and small enough to carry around with you everywhere.

This lens will be an excellent companion for the Canon EOS M50 camera – $779 (Amazon | B&H Photo). … Continue reading


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