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Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF & MF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lenses

Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF & MF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lenses

Both the Samyang MF 14mm f/2.8 RF Lens and Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF Lens now available for purchase. The two new Samyang lenses are RF mount and designed  for Canon full frame mirrorless camera.

The US price for Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 MF lens is $499, US price for Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 MF lens for Canon RF mount is $399. You can check availability at major stores like B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

Samyang has plans to announce 8 new lenses by the end of Q2 in 2019. The first one from the roadmap was the XP 10mm f/3.5 lens which was announced in February

Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Telephoto Prime Lens for Sony E-Mount

Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Telephoto Prime Lens for Sony E-Mount

The _Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM _is a new prime _lens_ for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras that’s designed to deliver the ultimate bokeh. The mid telephoto prime lens features 13 elements in 10 groups including a recently developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element that reduces aberration and increases resolution, as well as Super ED (extra-low dispersion) and ED elements.

It has a near-circular 11 blade diaphragm, the most ever used in an Alpha lens, which creates a very attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image, Sony’s Nano AR Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, a fluorine coated front element, and it’s also dust and moisture resistant.

The US price for this lens is $1,898.00 (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) shipping in late April, 2019. 

Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III lens for Nikon Z, Canon RF/EF and Sony E mount full frame cameras now available.

Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III is an ultra large diameter standard lens designed as a mirrorless camera for full-frame image sensor. While achieving the phenomenal brightness of aperture opening F value of 0.95, it is also equipped with portability, design has been designed considering balance with the mirrorless machine.

Utilizing the features of the ultra-large aperture lens, it is possible to take handheld photographs in places where there is little light intensity, or to take advantage of beautifully large blur taste.

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for APS-c Mirrorless

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for APS-c Mirrorless

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens is now available for mirrorless system cameras with APS-c image sensor. The lens will  be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

Portrait-length manual focus prime lens is designed for APS-C-format mirrorless cameras and provides a 91mm equivalent focal length.

Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture balances a compact design with lens speed for working in difficult lighting conditions and controlling depth of field. Ideal for macro shooting, this lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 65mm to suit working with close-up subjects. More details about the _7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens_ can be found below.

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS.

Six New Canon RF Lenses in Development

Six New Canon RF Lenses in Development

Along with the entry-level Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless camera, six new Canon RF lenses are also in development. These RF lenses are expected to be released in 2019.

The most captivating has to be the RF 70-200 F2.8L IS USM. The 70-200 will be stabilized. Canon will be offering two versions of its RF 85mm F1.2L USM: a ‘regular’ model and a ‘DS’ variant. DS stands for Defocus Smoothing, which Canon says ‘offers a combination of beautifully smooth defocused bokeh.

Meanwhile, there are two fast zooms on the way: the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and the RF 24-70 F2.8L IS USM. Finally a travel zoom lens in the works too – the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.

  • Canon EOS RP Body w/ EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter – $1,299.00 – Pre-order at B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon
  • Canon EOS RP Body w/ RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter – $2,199.00 – Pre-order at B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon
  • Canon EOS RP Body w/ EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter – $1,699.00 – Pre-order at B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon
Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 Cameras

Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 Cameras

Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras.

As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May.

You might familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. Another significant upcoming feature is the ability to output ProRes RAW video to an Atomos Ninja V. This would make the Nikon Z6 and Z7 the first stills/video hybrid cameras to support RAW video output. Check out the details below.

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Lens

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Lens

The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR is a compact and lightweight wide-angle prime for the company’s APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens is equivalent to 24mm when mounted on an X-series camera, such as the new X-T30. It has a total of 10 elements, two of which being aspherical, and nine rounded aperture blades.

The lens, which weighs just 155g/5.5oz, uses a stepping motor for ‘fast and quiet autofocus’ and can focus as close as 17cm/6.7in. The lens is weather-sealed at nine points around the barrel and can function at temperatures as low as -10°C/+14°F.

The XF 16mm F2.8 R WR will be available in black from March, with the silver version to follow in May. The suggested retail price for both is $399. Check out the Product Page and Samples.

Fujinon XF16mm f/2.8: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama