Venus Optics Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Mirrorless Lens

Venus Optics announced their new Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 mirrorless lens. This is one of the 8 new Laowa lenses introduced at Photokina 2018 event. The price of the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is $849. Check pre-orders at Adorama and B&H

Designed primarily for travel photography, this is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The full frame lens will also be available in Canon R / Nikon Z mounts in a few months period.  … 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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Tamron will Fix 28-75mm f/2.8 FE Lens’s AF Issue via Firmware Update

Tamron today has announced that they are going to release a new firmware update for Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens (AmazonBhphotoAdorama) to fix the AF issue “When focusing on movies, We confirmed the phenomenon that AF does not operate properly under circumstances “. … Continue reading


Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Priced $799, Available for Pre-Order!

Great News! The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens (Model A036) now available for pre-order. The first third-party that is created natively for the Sony full frame E-mount is priced for $799.

The new high-speed lens offers a minimum focus distance of 19cm/7.5in at wide-angle, will measure 11.7cm/4.6in long and weigh in at 19.4oz/1.2lb. Tamron claims the lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An ‘RXD’ stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant.

The standard zoom can be found at major stores in US. Check out the pre-orders at AmazonBhphotoAdorama. … Continue reading


Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD Lens Price for Sony Around $850!

The new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount is priced around $850 in China. The release date of the lens will be from mid-2018.

This is the Tamron’s first ever lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount system. The standart zoom lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An ‘RXD’ stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant.

If you want to get notified when the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens becomes available for pre-order, check out B&H Photo. … Continue reading


Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD vs Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM – Comparison

Japanese website Photosku has published the specs and size comparison of new announced Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD vs Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens.

This is the Tamron’s first ever lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount system. Tamron claims the lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An ‘RXD’ stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant.

Photosku published the specs of the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD (B&H) compared to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM (Amazon) lens. Tamron says this lens is designed to compete against the Sony equivalent. … Continue reading


Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens officially announced

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens. This is the latest lens in its line of F2.8-4 zooms and the final,third model in the series. The other lenses in this range, are the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, and the wide-angle Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0.

The 100-400mm equivalent zoom designed in collaboration with Leica for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. stabilization is included and works with Dual I.S. on compatible Lumix cameras. The lens covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from wildlife to indoor sports, and even supports portrait shots, taking advantage of the f/2.8-4.0 high-speed performance.

Offered in, metallic black, it  matches the current LUMIX range, as well as complimenting existing lenses in the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 will be available in June for $1700… Continue reading


Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 lens announced for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras

Tamron is working on a 28-75mm F2.8 lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. This is the Tamron’s first ever lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount system.

The new high-speed standard zoom lens, 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD will offer a minimum focus distance of 19cm/7.5in at wide-angle, will measure 11.7cm/4.6in long and weigh in at 19.4oz/1.2lb. Tamron claims the lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An ‘RXD’ stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant.

The lens incorporates an all-new high-speed and precise AF driving system called RXD(Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) which operates with remarkable quietness, making it perfect for video use. It’s also compatible with the “Direct Manual Focus (DMF)” feature that enables Sony cameras to instantly switch between autofocus and manual focus. … Continue reading


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Reviews

Here are the latest Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens reviews published on the web.

The E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-sensor mirrorless bodies with the lightweight of just 325 g in weight. The lens features 2 ED and 1 aspherical elements, a minimum focus distance of 45cm. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds.

The price of the new standart zoom lens is $598 in US. Check out the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens reviews by Cameralabs and Digitalphotopro. … Continue reading


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Sample Images

Here are the first official Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens sample images.

The E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-sensor mirrorless cameras with the lightweight of just 325 g. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds.

The price of the new standart zoom lens is $598 in US. Cheak out the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens sample images below.  … Continue reading