Alongside the new X-A3, Fuji has announced the XF 23mm f/2 R WR lens, a wide-angle prime with a 35mm equivalent focal length on Fuji’s X-Series cameras. The new XF 23mm lens is built with speed in mind thanks to a stepping AF motor for silent and fast operation. [Read more…]
Tamron has announced the SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro lens for the Sony A-Mount. It offers a max 1:1 magnification, Tamron’s USD AF motor and full-time manual focus.
We knew the lens would be coming when Tamron announced the Canon and Nikon versions earlier this year. The new Sony version differs from the Canon and Nikon models only by the absence of built-in Vibration Compensation due to sensor-based image stabilization in Sony A-mount bodies. The Sony version carries the same $649 price tag though.
The new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro should ship next week and is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Panasonic has announced its new Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The new lens features a rounded 9-blade diaphragm and uses one ED element and two UED elements. It offers an aperture range of f/1.4 to f/16 and is a weather-sealed construction.
The new lens should be available in August 2016 for $1299. You can pre-order it now here at B&H Photo.
While AF lenses have been in the rumor mill for a while now for the company, Samyang has finally announced a pair of new AF lenses for Sony full frame E-mount cameras like the A7 II, A7R II and A7S II.
The new lenses are the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC and Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC. The new lenses are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors found in Sony E-mount cameras.
The new lenses should be available in July 2016. No official word on price yet but they are rumored to be under $600…
Alongside the Cinema Kit for the ME20F-SH camera, Canon also unveiled a new Compact-Servo 18-80mm cinema lens. It is compatible with EF-mount Super 35 and APS-C cameras and features a T4.4 constant aperture throughout the entire focal range.
The lens also works with Canon Cinema EOS cameras that use Dual Pixel AF for reliable autofocus and offers a number of camera controls on the lens body and servo unit, including push auto iris, record start and stop, as well as remote lens control with industry-standard controllers.
The Canon Compact-Servo 18-80mm lens and ZSG-C10 accessory grip are scheduled to be available later in 2016 for an estimated retail price of $5,500 and $499 respectively. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
As with the existing Batis lenses, the 18mm lens offers autofocus and an OLED display for focus distance and depth of field info. It uses a floating element system and Zeiss’ Distagon optical design.
The new Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens will be available in early May 2016 for $1499. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Chinese lens maker Zhongyi Optics has updated its Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 with a new Mark II version. The good news is that it is smaller and lighter but ZY Optics also claims it offers drastic improvement in sharpness and better control of chromatic aberration.
As with its predecessor, this is designed as a lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. It is available for Sony E, Fuji X and Canon EOS-M mounts. It looks like ZY Optics swapped the Micro Four Thirds mount on the Mark I for the Canon EOS-M mount on the Mark II model. More good news is that the price remains $599 – like its predecessor. [Read more…]
We now know that Tamron’s new stabilized 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens retails for $749 and will be available by the end of this month for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. A Sony A-mount option is also coming along shortly but won’t feature the internal image stabilization since A-mount cameras offer sensor-based stabilization.
You can pre-order the new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens for each of the mount options here at B&H Photo.
ebay (via GetItDigital) has the Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens for Sony E-Mount cameras for $699 (reg. $999) in limited quantity. The last time they had this lens at this price, it didn’t last long. Check it out here on ebay.
Note: This is labeled as a gray market lens. ebay seller GetItDigital has a positive feedback rating of 99.6% at the time of this post.