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


Sigma FE Art lenses for Sony E-mount Available for Pre-Order

The newly announced Sigma FE ART lenses now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video and Adorama.com. The US price for these lenses are same as Canon/Nikon version.

At the CP+ 2018 event, Sigma introduced their nine ART-series lenses for Sony E-mount. According to Sigma, the E-mount versions will offer a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed.

The new Sigma FE Art lenses for Sony E-mount are basically the existing lenses for DSLRs with an added Sigma MC-11 lens adapter. … Continue reading


New Sigma MC-11 Lens Adapter Firmware Ver1.09 Released

Sigma released a new firmware update version 1.09 for the MC-11 lens adapter.

The firmware update ver1.09 for the Mount Converter/Lens Adapter for Sony E-mount  improves AF performance with the “Eye AF” function is selected. It also adds compatibility for the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens.

The Sigma MC-11 lens adapter priced for $249. Designed for Sony full frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras mount converter is available at AmazonB&H stores. With the MC-11 model Sony camera users will be able to utilize 19 Global Vision lenses in Sigma Canon Mount (EOS) and Sigma Mount (SA). … Continue reading


Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens Images at CP+ 2018

Sony has showed off their upcoming super telephoto prime; Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at CP+ Show 2018 in Japan. Here are first Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens images.

The bright telephoto prime lens will be compatible with Sony FE 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters. The optic will offer a 600mm equivalent, in 35mm equivalent terms, when used on Sony’s APS-C cameras such as the Sony A6500.

This lens is scheduled to be released in September, 2018. Price is not available yet. You can check price and pre-order option at B&H Photo Video. … Continue reading


Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens officially announced

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens. This is the latest lens in its line of F2.8-4 zooms and the final,third model in the series. The other lenses in this range, are the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, and the wide-angle Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0.

The 100-400mm equivalent zoom designed in collaboration with Leica for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. stabilization is included and works with Dual I.S. on compatible Lumix cameras. The lens covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from wildlife to indoor sports, and even supports portrait shots, taking advantage of the f/2.8-4.0 high-speed performance.

Offered in, metallic black, it  matches the current LUMIX range, as well as complimenting existing lenses in the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 will be available in June for $1700… Continue reading


Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 lens announced for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras

Tamron is working on a 28-75mm F2.8 lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. This is the Tamron’s first ever lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount system.

The new high-speed standard zoom lens, 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD will offer a minimum focus distance of 19cm/7.5in at wide-angle, will measure 11.7cm/4.6in long and weigh in at 19.4oz/1.2lb. 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.

The lens incorporates an all-new high-speed and precise AF driving system called RXD(Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) which operates with remarkable quietness, making it perfect for video use. It’s also compatible with the “Direct Manual Focus (DMF)” feature that enables Sony cameras to instantly switch between autofocus and manual focus. … Continue reading


Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens spotted at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Here is the first image of upcoming Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

This lens is scheduled to be released in September, 2018. Price is not available yet. You can check price and pre-order option at B&H Photo Video.

The bright telephoto prime lens will be compatible with Sony FE 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters. The optic will offer a 600mm equivalent, in 35mm equivalent terms, when used on Sony’s APS-C cameras such as the Sony A6500. … Continue reading


Meike to Announce 50mm f/1.7, 25mm f/2.0, 25mm T/2.2 Mirrorless Lenses Soon

Meike will soon announce three mirrorless lenses. These will be the Meike 50mm f/1.7, Meike 25mm f/2.0 and Meike 25mm T/2.2 CINE lens.

The three new APS-C mirrorless manual focus lenses will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Nikon 1, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mounts. 

Price and release date is not available yet but they will be affordable like the previous models. Check Amazon US for availability. … Continue reading


Sigma FE Lens and 50mm f/1.4 DC DN Lens Coming at CP+ Show

A new Sigma FE lens and 50mm f/1.4 DC DN lens is rumored to be announced at CP+ 2018 show.

At the end of last year, Sigma released a new APS-C E-mount lens for Sony mirrorless cameras: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN lens. They have also released a new lens roadmap for Sony E-mount cameras. According to the graph Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens will be the next lens in the DN-series lineup and to be announced in 2018.

Along with APS-C E-mount lens, Sigma is also rumored to unveil their first FE lens designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. Both lenses will be announced around CP+ Show in Japan on March 1st. More details after the break! … Continue reading


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Reviews

Here are the latest Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens reviews published on the web.

The E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-sensor mirrorless bodies with the lightweight of just 325 g in weight. The lens features 2 ED and 1 aspherical elements, a minimum focus distance of 45cm. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds.

The price of the new standart zoom lens is $598 in US. Check out the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens reviews by Cameralabs and Digitalphotopro. … Continue reading