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

Fujifilm XF 18mm F2 Mark II lens in development

Fujifilm is allegedly working on a new XF 18mm F2 Mark II wide-angle prime lens.

The rumor mill is back in business again. According to recent reports, the Fujinon XF 18mm F2 Mark II is high on Fuji’s “To Do list.

If it becomes a reality, then the lens will provide a full-frame focal length equivalent of 27mm. The optic will be compatible with all X-mount cameras, including the X-Pro2 and X-T2. … Continue reading

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE lens for Sony E-mount System

Venus Optics released the first video showing the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D lens which comes with extreme specifications and promising impressive performance.

Designed specifically for Sony Full-Frame E-mount cameras, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE is currently the world’s fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for full-frame cameras.

It features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape or architecture shots with straight lines retained. … Continue reading

SLR Magic 8mm f/4 MFT lens offcially announced

SLR Magic 8mm f/4 mft lens officially announced for Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

SLR Magic claims their new wide angle lens is perfect for interior photography, as well as architectural and landscape cinematography and photography.  The wide-angle lens offers a 16mm focal lenght in 35mm format. It is ideal for aerial photography as well as multi-camera setup 360 VR.

The SLR Magic 8mm f/4 lens price stands at $349 (check availability). It will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers from March 2017. … Continue reading

Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 WR lens to be announced in 2017

Fujifilm is rumored to announce a new wide-angle zoom lens which will be named as the XF 8-16mm f/2.8 WR. 

First rumors has begun to surface at the beginning of 2016. But the company didn’t unveil the XF 8-16mm f/2.8 in the following period, including Photokina 2016.

The reason behind the delay could be to complete the WR series prime trio. As a result Fuji prioritized smaller WR lenses, such as the XF 35mm F2, XF 23mm F2 and the XF 50mm F2… Continue reading

5 Most Popular Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Want to buy a new lens for your mirrorless system camera, but you can not decide which one to get? Here are the 5 most popular Micro Four Thirds lenses for recommendation.

Although most loyal MFT system users know very well, it is useful to repeat some information for new users. Micro Four Thirds system has a 2x crop factor, so we’ve included the 35mm equivalent in the specs as a point of reference.

One of the first things to do when buying a new lens is to do internet surveys or the advice of the people around us. Taking a look at what people buy is a good way to see what works the best for the majority of photographers out there. Our picks of popular Micro Four Thirds lenses below cover the leading models from Olympus and Panasonic. … Continue reading

Olympus Released Firmware Update for Three PRO Lenses

Olympus released new firmware updates for 8mm fisheye PRO, 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO and 300mm f/4 PRO lenses.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO models updated to version 1.1, while the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO lens gets version 1.2 update.

All optics mentioned in this update gets stability. The company also adds support for the newly announced E-M1 Mark II for the 40-150 and 300mm lenses. See the firmware details and download links below. … Continue reading