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 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

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

Leica unveils the APO Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 and 90mm f/2 ASPH lenses

Leica Camera announces the first two editions of a new line of high-performance Summicron-SL lenses for the Leica SL-System; the APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

Both lenses seamlessly work with the SL-System’s lightning-fast autofocus and, as with all SL-Lenses, have been designed and constructed in Germany with exceptional materials for a long work life, even withstanding the rigors of professional use while always providing superior image quality.

In the USA the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. will start shipping from February. The 75mm model will retail for $4750 while the 90mm will set you back $5150. In the second half of 2018, Leica will launch two more lenses, the Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. … Continue reading

Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for Sony E-mount officially announced

Cosina Japan officially announced the Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E-mount users. According to the translated webpage, the lens is scheduled to ship in February of 2018, at a price of ¥ 85,000, or approximately $750 USD.

Shipping is scheduled to start in February 2018. You can see the official sample images at Cosina Japan. … Continue reading

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. Lens Officially Announced

Leica has just announced the Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH. lens. This is the new low-light monster and according to Leica, it boasts ‘impeccable speed’ and ‘exceptional imaging performance’ as well as “hair-thin depth of focus [that] isolates subjects with extreme precision.”

The Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH. is the ideal optic in portrait and close-up photography, including a shallower depth of focus than that of the Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH. and a close focusing distance of 0.85m, making for a reproduction ratio of 1:8.8 for even more precise isolation of subjects. Additionally, the eleven blades of its iris ensure a soft and harmonious bokeh in out-of-focus areas.

The Leica Noctilux-M 75 mm f/1.25 ASPH will be available at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers at the beginning of 2018. According to Leica, the lens will retail for $12,795. … Continue reading

Leica CL Camera and Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 ASPH Lens Announced

Leica has just officially announced the new mirrorless camera: Leica CL. It is a compact APS-C camera with a touchscreen LCD, customizable twin dials and a beautiful 2.36M-dot EVF, featuring  an ISO range of 100-50000 and shoots at up to 10 fps, 4K/30p video and Wi-Fi for transferring photos to a smartphone.

Leica Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 ASPH lens is a compact fixed prime lens, featuring  8 elements (4 of which are aspherical,) a minimum focus distance of 30cm and a light weight of only 80g.

The Leica CL and Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH will both be available from Leica stores, boutiques and dealers at the end of November. The Leica CL body, in black anodized finish, will be $2,795.00 while the Prime and Vario Kits will be $3,795.00 and $3,995.00 respectively. The new Leica Elmarit-TL 18 mm f/2.8 ASPH, in black or silver anodized finish, will be $1,295.00. You can pre-order Leica CL at AmazonB&H Photo Video & … Continue reading

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro Lens Sample Images

Here are the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro lens sample images.

After the 25mm F1.2 Pro, these two lenses expand the company’s series of F1.2 lenses, which are equivalent to 35 and 90mm F2.4 lenses for full frame.

These fast aperture PRO lenses from Olympus has feathered bokeh that provides an ultra smooth transition from the sharp to the defocused areas of the image to provide an overall softer background.

Here are several Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro lens sample images taken with Olympus E-M1 Mark II. Click on the pictures to see the full-sizes. … Continue reading