Sony to Announce FE 24mm f/1.4 GM & FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lenses

Sony will allegedly announce the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lenses on September 20. Previous rumors said that Sony will have a product announcement on September 18, now it seems journalists will have two days time to play with the new gears before the official announcement on September 20.

Sony and Zeiss will hold a major product announcement and introduce new gears to photo enthusiasts. As we know that Zeiss is on the verge to announce Batis 40mm FE while Sony introduce the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lenses.

Currently the GM lineup consists of 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. … Continue reading


Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF FE Lens Specs Leaked

First specs of the  lens has been leked on the web. It will be announced in the next several days, just ahead of Photokina 2018.

According to the specs sheet, the weight for this lens is 361g. The lens construction is 8 groups 9 elements, the minimum shooting distance is 24 cm, the filter diameter is 67 mm, optical vibration reduction is not installed. From the FE mark in its name, we can easily say that the new lens will be designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras.

This will be the fifth lens in the series. Check out all the Batis lenses at major stores for availability (B&H Photo Video | Adorama | Amazon). … Continue reading


Samyang AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens to be Announced Soon

Samyang / Rokinon is rumored to announce a new AF 24mm f/2.8 FE lens for Sony E-mount cameras. The announcement should happen soon in June, 2018.

This will be the fifth in the lineup of autofocus lenses that are designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. The pancake lens will have the same size of the current Samyang 35mm f/2.8 AF model.

Three existing autofocus lenses are the AF 14mm F2.8 FEAF 35mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE. Samyang / Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.4 FE lens is currently selling for a retail price of $799 in US… Continue reading


Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art Lens Priced $569, Available for Pre-Order

Excellent news!! Sigma announced the US price and release date of Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art lens. The price for the bright macro optic is $569.00 and now available for pre-order.

The dust- and splash-resistant Sigma lens will be available for Sony E-mount cameras as well as Canon EF, Nikon F mount DSLRs. Check out the major stores below.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Canon EF: $569 at B&HAdorama.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Sony E: $569 at B&HAdorama.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Sigma SA: $569 at B&HAdorama. … Continue reading


Meyer-Optik Goerlitz Unveils Nocturnus 75mm F/0.95 Lens

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has announced its latest ‘world’s fastest’ f/0.95 lens, launching the Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95, priced at €1,899 on an early bird special.

The German lens maker says the Nocturnus 75mm f/0.95 will have a May 2018 release date and be available in SonyLeica M and Fuji X mounts.

For similar bright aperture models see the Meyer Optik lenses like the Nocturnus 50 f/0.95 II and Nocturnus 35mm f/0.95 lenses for Sony E-mount … 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


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


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