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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Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens Features, Price:$1,398

Here is everthing you need to know about the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens including features, construction, impressions and hands-on videos.

The new FE 24mm F1.4 GM utilizes Sony’s most advanced optical technologies to satisfy the needs of the most demanding photographers. The lens is the most compact and lightweight in its class measuring approx. 75mm x 92mm (3.0 x 3.64 inches) and weighing only 445 grams (15.7 ounces), with a filter diameter of 67mm.

The FE 24mm F1.4 GM has 10 groups with 13 elements, including two XA (extreme aspherical) and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements. Sony’s Nano AR Coating is applied to reduce lens flare and ghosting. The US price for this lens is $1,398, check availability at Amazon | B&H Photo Video. … Continue reading


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