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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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 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens In Stock & Shipping

Great news for Micro 4/3rds and Sony E-mount users. The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is now available in stock and shipping. at B&H and Adorama.

This new lens costs $449. Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens – B&H and Adorama.

The lens is designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems. It is the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm F1.4 DC DN. … Continue reading


Pre-Order the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens, Price: $449

Great news for Micro 4/3rds and Sony E-mount useres. The newly announced Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is now available for Pre-Order at B&H and Adorama.

This new lens costs $449 and shipping will start on November 22nd.

The lens is designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems. It is the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm F1.4 DC DN. … Continue reading


Sigma announces the development of 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma officially announced the development of the new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds.

The release date and price information to be determined later. The lens hood will be available as an accessory (LH716-01).

The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens would be the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm version. We expect the price will stand around $399 just like the 30mm F1.4 DC DN. … Continue reading


Sony FE 20mm f/2.8 lens rumored for late 2017

Sony is on the verge to announce a new FE 20mm f/2.8 lens designed for its full-frame E-mount system.

This would be another budget-friendly optic just like the 50mm f/1.8 FE and 28mm f/2.0 FE. Official announcement of the product expected by the end of 2017.

The upcoming FE 20mm f/2.8 lens would be a relatively compact model like A-mount version. It is expected to be in a slim and lightweight package. More details after the break!

Sony FE 20mm f/2.8 lens to be announced soon

The Tokyo-based company already has the Sony E 20mm f/2.8 for its mirrorless system cameras. This will be the FE (full-frame E mount) version of the current lens.

This means you will be able to use this lens with Sony full-frame E-mount cameras like the A7 and A9, or with APS-C sensor cameras, such as the A6500. Cameras with crop factor gets an effective 30mm equivalent focal length.

The wide-angle is more suitable for most types of photography, including landscape, portrait, and street. We expect the lens to be lightweight as the E-mount version. That model weighs only 69 grams / 2.4 ounces.

When it comes to the price, the FE 20mm f/2.8 lens is expected to be priced around $399. Stay tuned with us for more information.

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Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G vs Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L – Comparison

Let’s compare the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G vs Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L wide-angle zoom lenses.

The FE 12-24mm f/4 G is a full-frame-compatible ultra-wide angle lens for Sony’s E-mount mirrorless system. The lens uses a ‘Direct Drive Supersonic Wave Motor’ and it is dust and weather resistant.

Sony users can also use the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM on an E-mount camera with the help of the EF-E Smart Adapter. So here is a side by side comparison of the Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G vs Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L lenses. … Continue reading


Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens Reviews, Samples

First Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens reviews and samples now available on the web.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 from Venus Optics comes with Black and Silver color options. Recommended Retail Price in US (without tax) is $499 for standard version and $519 for light-weight version.

Laowa 7.5mm f/2 lens produced by Venus Optics and designed for Micro 4/3rds cameras. It is the widest f/2 rectilinear lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 15mm. … Continue reading


Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Wide-Angle Lens Becomes Official

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra wide-angle lens officially announced to grow their lineup of full-frame E-mount lenses.

Offering 18-36mm focal length on APS-C sensor cameras, the optic uses a Direct Drive Supersonic Wave Motor. Sony’s widest full-frame E-mount lens offers a dynamic perspective for landscape, architecture and interior photography, and is well-suited for both stills and video shooting.

The lens is dust and weather resistant. The construction includes Sony’s ‘Nano AR’ coating to improve transmission and reduce internal reflections.  The new FE 12-24mm F4 G lens will start shipping this July sold for about $1,700 US and $2,300 CA. … Continue reading


Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM wide-angle lens announced

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens announced for full-frame E-mount cameras.

The company expands the G-Master series with a wide-angle zom lens. The optic joins the acclaimed FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM and FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS to round out the F2.8 large aperture zoom lenses.

The lens features an 11-blade aperture design. Rounded aperture blades are designed to give near-perfectly circular rendering of out-of-focus detail between F2.8 and F5.6.

The new FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM lens will start shipping this August. It will be selling for about $2,200 US and $3,000 CA. … Continue reading