Ricoh has unveiled that the full frame Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens for K-mount cameras will ship in July for $1199.
The lens features a rounded, 9-blade diaphragm, along with a redesigned ring motor for better AF response. While compatible with K-mount cameras for shooting operations, the electromagnetic diaphragm-control mechanism is only available when the lens is mounted on a Pentax K-1 Mark II, K-1, K-3 II, K-3, KP, K-70, K-S2 or K-S1 camera body.
You can view more specs and pre-order the new Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens here at B&H Photo.
SLR Magic introduced its new MicroPrime CINE lenses for Sony E-Mount cameras this week at NAB 2018. Out of the gate, we’re getting 4 lenses – 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2 and 75mm T1.5. In June, SLR Magic is adding the 18mm T2.9 to the MicroPrime CINE lineup. [Read more…]
Sigma just announced its new 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens. It offers full frame coverage and is designed for 50MP+ cameras.
The new lens features three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element. If offers near zero distortion (less than 1%) and minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting.
The new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mount features brand new electromagnetic diaphragm, whereas the Canon mount is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
No word yet on pricing or availability. Sigma typically staggers this info, so I’d expect an announcement on the final details in a month or two. Stay tuned.