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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

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

Venus Optics Announces 8 New Laowa Lenses for Photokina 2018

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
Samyang AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens to be Announced Soon

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.