Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro Firmware v2.0.0

Canon released a new firmware update for the RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro lens. The compact and lightweight prime lens is a great performer that pairs perfectly with the EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

The RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM is a great wide-angle lens for portraiture and street photography, capturing detail and sharpness even at low shutter speeds. A fast f/1.8 maximum aperture lets you shoot authentic ambience, even when light levels are low.

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens: $499.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Check out the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens Firmware Ver 2.0.0 details. … Continue reading


Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1 R WR Lens Will Be Huge in Dimensions

Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1 R WR lens were on display at the 2019 CP+ event in Japan. First pictures of the bright prime optic shows that a huge glass in dimensions is waiting for us.

The ultra-fast XF33mmF1 R WR will be the first mirrorless lens with a maximum aperture of F1.0 with AF capability. Fujifilm XF 33mm f/1 R WR Lens price is also rumored to be around $3,000. … Continue reading


Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF & MF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lenses

Both the Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF Lens and Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens now available for purchase. The two new Samyang lenses are RF mount and designed  for Canon full frame mirrorless camera.

The US price for Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 MF lens is $499, US price for Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 MF lens for Canon RF mount is $399. You can check availability at major stores like B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Samyang has plans to announce 8 new lenses by the end of Q2 in 2019. The first one from the roadmap was the XP 10mm f/3.5 lens which was announced in February … Continue reading


Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens

The Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E-mount will start shipping form April 2019. (check Adorama and B&H).

In addition, Voigtlander announced two new lenses – Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical lens for Sony E-mount and Voigtlander Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount – and six different mirrorless lens adapter. … Continue reading


Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Telephoto Prime Lens for Sony E-Mount

The Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM is a new prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras that’s designed to deliver the ultimate bokeh. The mid telephoto prime lens features 13 elements in 10 groups including a recently developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element that reduces aberration and increases resolution, as well as Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and ED elements.

It has a near-circular 11 blade diaphragm, the most ever used in an Alpha lens, which creates a very attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image, Sony’s Nano AR Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, a fluorine coated front element, and it’s also dust and moisture resistant.

The US price for this lens is $1,898.00 (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) shipping in late April, 2019.  … Continue reading


Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Lens

The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR is a compact and lightweight wide-angle prime for the company’s APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens is equivalent to 24mm when mounted on an X-series camera, such as the new X-T30. It has a total of 10 elements, two of which being aspherical, and nine rounded aperture blades.

The lens, which weighs just 155g/5.5oz, uses a stepping motor for ‘fast and quiet autofocus’ and can focus as close as 17cm/6.7in. The lens is weather-sealed at nine points around the barrel and can function at temperatures as low as -10°C/+14°F.

The XF 16mm F2.8 R WR will be available in black from March, with the silver version to follow in May. The suggested retail price for both is $399. Check out the Product Page and Samples.

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New Kamlan FS 50mm f/1.1, 28mm f/1.4 and 7.5mm f/3.2 mirrorless lenses

Kamlan has three new mirrorless lenses – FS 50mm f/1.1, 28mm f/1.4 and 7.5mm f/3.2. Here are the google translated specs. Lenses should be available soon on Amazon US. The 50mm lens is a new updated version of an existing lens. … Continue reading


7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 Mirrorless Lens

The 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 is a fast manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras. The bright prime optic is available in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mount.

7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 is a classic style lens designed with consideration of balance with the camera body and portability. Aluminum alloy is used as the material of the appearance, and it has become a fine finish.

The 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 is a perfect choice for portrait and street photography. Check out the additional 7Artisans 35mm f/1.2 mirrorless lens coverage. 7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. … Continue reading


Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Lens Announced, Price: $1,299

Zeiss has announced the new Batis 40mm f/2 CF (Close Focus) lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. According to Zeiss this is “the most versatile lens in the Batis family.”

The new  lens is designed specifically for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Batis lineup now covers five focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 135mm.  Check out all the Batis lenses at major stores for availability (B&H Photo Video | Adorama | Amazon).

The Batis 40mm f/2 CF has a minimum focusing distance of 9.45 inches (24cm) with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.3. The new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF will be available in November 2018 with a price tag of $1,299. … Continue reading


Venus Optics Announces 8 New Laowa Lenses for Photokina 2018

Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, to unveil 8 new and unique lenses in Photokina.

The Photokina 2018 event begins on September 26. It will be the home to numerous new cameras, lenses, and other products related to the digital imaging industry for about one week.

Companies will have the chance to get a lot of exposure therefore they cannot afford to miss this trade fair.  Venus Optics is one of them and they are going to announce 8 new Laowa lenses, below are the list of new lenses:

  • Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T/2.9 Cine
  • Laowa 7.5mm T2.1 Cine
  • Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine
  • Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine
  • Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT
  • Laowa 12mm f/1.8 MFT
  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D (DJI DL)
  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D MFT
  • Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE
  • Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO
  • Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D
  • Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT

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