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Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 Lens Rumored to be in Development

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 Lens Rumored to be in Development

Fujifilm is rumored to be working on a XF 23mm f/2 wide-angle prime lens for its X-mount mirrorless cameras.

Trusted sources are reporting that the company has listened to its fans and that the Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 lens is in the works. The wide-angle optic is said to become available this year at the Photokina 2016 event in September.

If it becomes a reality, then the lens will be compatible with all X-mount cameras, including the flagship X-Pro2 model. It will have a maximum aperture of f/2 and provide a full-frame focal length equivalent of 35mm.

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XF 23mm F2 R WR$449.95Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Olympus Patent for 24mm f/1.4 Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Olympus Patent for 24mm f/1.4 Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Olympus has patented a new 24mm f/1.4 lens in Japan designed for full frame mirrorless cameras.

Actually the patent application consists of two Olympus lenses with 24mm and 50mm focal lengths and f/1.4 maximum aperture. The interesting part is that both lenses are developed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

Currently there are no rumors for a Oly full frame mirrorless camera model but this is the third patent filed in Japan. This could refer to a future product like an Olympus full-frame mirrorless camera but on the other hand we might not see these products in mass production.

Previously we have seen the 28mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.4 mirrorless lenses, this 24mm f/1.4 prime lens is also designed for full frame image sensored cameras. Sure all these prime lens patents might refer to a premium fixed lens full-frame compact camera like the Sony RX1R series.

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens Officially Announced with Autofocus

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens Officially Announced with Autofocus

Zeiss has introduced a Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens with autofocus support for full-frame mirrorless cameras made by Sony.

The new Batis-series lens is the widest model in the lineup and sure a great welcome for landscape and architecture photographers. The brand new wide-angle prime optic features an OLED screen, just like its siblings.

The first two Batis models are the 25mm f/2 and the 85mm f/1.8 as these optics deliver a very high image quality and provides the same dust and weather seals.

Nikon 9mm f/1.8 lens patent for 1-series mirrorless cameras

Nikon 9mm f/1.8 lens patent for 1-series mirrorless cameras

Nikon is working on a 1-series Nikon 9mm f/1.8 lens as the new patent application appeared in Japan.

The wide-angle prime lens with a fixed focal length of 9mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.8 is designed for their mirrorless cameras with 1-inch-type sensors.

When mounted on a 1-series Nikon mirrorless camera, the Nikon 9mm f/1.8 lens will offer a full-frame focal length equivalent of approximately 24.5mm.

Fujifilm XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro Lens Delayed until Q4 2016

Fujifilm XF 120mm f/2.8 R Macro Lens Delayed until Q4 2016

Fujifilm XF 120mm f/2.8 R macro lens is rumored to have been delayed and expected to be announced by the end of 2016.

According to recent Fuji rumors, the company will first launch the XF 23mm f/2 lens and it will become available this year at the Photokina 2016 event in September.

The official Fujifilm roadmap for 2015-2016 showed that the XF 120mm f/2.8 R OIS WR Macro lens will come in mid-2016. Now trusted sources states that the launch of the XF 120mm f/2.8 R macro lens has been postponed until Q4 of 2016.

The upcoming Fujinon XF 120mm f/2.8 R macro lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 180mm on X-mount cameras.

Budget-Friendly Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens announced

Budget-Friendly Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens announced

Sony has unveiled the budget-friendly FE 50mm f/1.8 lens model SEL50F18F designed for E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The FE 50mm f/1.8 lens is the perfect solution and a compact, lightweight optic for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The bright prime lens gives photographers a considerably less expensive option compared to the Zeiss 55mm F1.8 currently on the market. The price and release date of the lens is also published at $249 and will ship in May.

Olympus 25mm f/1.2 lens Rumored To Be Released in Mid-2016

Olympus 25mm f/1.2 lens Rumored To Be Released in Mid-2016

Olympus is rumored to announce a new 25mm lens sometime around the middle of 2016 and it will feature a fast aperture of f/1.2.

According to latest rumors, Olympus 25mm f/1.2 lens is on the horizon and it will be the first lens in a series of fast primes, which will most likely join the company’s PRO-series.

Olympus PRO series lenses for MFT cameras are freezeproof, splashproof, and dustproof. We can clearly expect the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens is to be announced at Photokina 2016 which will happen in September.

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Announced

Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Announced

Sony officially announced the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens designed for E-mount mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

The brand new Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens is a telephoto zoom model which offers more shooting options to action and sports photographers. With a model number of SEL70300G the lens provides cutting-edge image quality across all focal and aperture ranges, while delivering quick, quiet autofocusing.

The telephoto zoom optic reduces optical aberrations and distortions, thus allowing photographers to capture high-quality stills and videos.