Hasselblad has announced that they will release four new lenses in one year period for its X1D mirrorless camera. The first lens to arrive will be the XCD 3.5/120mm model.
The XCD 120mm F3.5 macro lens offers a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2 and a minimum object distance of 43cm, as measured from the image plane.
Like the other XCD lenses, XCD 120mm Macro lens has an integral central shutter offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronization up to 1/2000th of a second.
The lens uses 10 elements in 7 groups and an internal floating focusing mechanism. It will weigh 970g and will measure 150mmx81mm. … Continue reading
Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras, Kowa Prominar 90mm f/2.5 lens is in development. The prototype of the high-definition macro lens has been on display at CP+ 2017 show.
The lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 180mm when mounted on MFT cameras. It offers a f/2.5 brightness and macro telephoto function minimum focus distance of 0.1m.
Cosina announced the development of three new Voigtlander lenses for full frame Sony E-mount system. The lenses are the Voigtlander APO-MACRO LANTHAR 65mm f/2, NOKTON 35mm f/1.4 and NOKTON 40mm f/1.2.
The new lenses support the 5-axis image stabilization system and EXIF transmission to camera body. They are all manual focus with 1/3 step aperture selection.
Cosina displayed the new optics at the CP+ 2017 event. There is yet no info about the price or shipping date. … Continue reading
ZY Optics has released the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X super macro lens for full-frame cameras.
The optic offers a maximum magnification ratio of 4.5:1. This gives the opportunity to fill the frame of a 35mm-sized camera with objects four and a half times smaller than the camera’s sensor. Photographer’s can focus as close as 20cm with the lens.
The Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro lens comes in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts. … Continue reading
Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens test results now available online. The lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras performed well and shows excellent sharpness.
According to DxOMark, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens scored a point of 41. They have tested the macro optic by using the Sony A7RII full-frame E-mount camera.
The test results show that the lens has well controlled chromatic aberration. Even with an expensive price tag, it is lightweight and portable. More details after the break! … Continue reading
The new patent from Tamron filed in Japan. The application describes the Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC lens designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.
We can see that this macro optic also comes with built-in Vibration Compensation technology. This means that users will benefit from camera shakes.
Olympus has unveiled the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens for Micro four Thirds system cameras.
This is a new macro lens with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1.25:1 and a close-focus point of 9.5cm. It is claimed to autofocus faster than previous Olympus macro lenses.
Another crucial feature for would-be nature specialists is the lens’ near-silent focus mechanism and lightweight design, which in tests improved AF response by 20-30% compared to conventional macro lenses. Shipping will start from October 2016 with a price of $299.99. … Continue reading
Fujifilm has released an updated X-Mount lens roadmap for 2016.
Three new lenses have been added to the lens roadmap. These are the XF 23mm f/2 R WR, XF 50mm f/2 R WR and the XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR.
We can say that the previously listed the XF 120mm F2.8 R Macro model has been replaced with a new model. It is the XF 80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR to meet the market demand for compact and lightweight lenses.
The expanded 25-lens lineup covers extensive angles of view from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto. Fuji will now expand the macro category to further enhance photographic versatility. … Continue reading
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