Rokinon 16mm f/2 AS UMC CS Lens Key Specs
- For APS-C Sized Image Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.0-22
- 25.6mm Equivalency in 35mm Format
- Two Aspherical Lens Elements
- One Extra-low Dispersion Element
- UMC Lens Coating
- Manual Focus
- Canon EF-S
- Nikon F
- Canon M
- Fujifilm X
- Micro Four Thirds
- Pentax K
- Samsung NX
- Sony Alpha
- Sony NEX
Last week, Panasonic quietly introduced an updated 20mm f/1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The original version of this lens was well-regarded throughout its lifespan and served as a solid walkaround lens with its 40mm equivalent field of view.
The new 20mm f/1.7 II APSH. lens should be available in black or silver finishes next month for $399. It is currently available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
The Canon 24-70mm f/4L IS USM appears to have received another $100 price drop. It was originally selling for $1,499 until it received a $100 price drop earlier this month. Now, it is showing up for $1,299 here at B&H Photo.
I suspect that Canon has had a hard time moving these at $1,500 a pop when the long-time favorite EF 24-105mm f/4L IS zoom is available for $1,149 retail and they’re always available refurbished for under $1000. In fact, right now, the Canon Store has a sale on refurb 24-105mm units at under $800. [Read more…]
DxO Labs has rated the best lenses for the Nikon D600 according to their overall scores based on tests in DxOMark. 72 different lenses were tested with the highest score going to the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4G and the AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lenses both getting a DxOMark score of 40.
It’s interesting to see the dropoff in scores from prime to zoom lenses. The highest rated zoom lens was the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED with a DxOMark score of 28.
Below are the top 10 primes, followed by the top 10 zoom lenses. [Read more…]
Rokinon’s new 16mm f/4 ED AS UMC CS lens is now available for pre-order for $479 with expected availability on August 8. This lens is built for APS-C sensors. As such, the Canon EF-S version offers a field of view equivalent to 25.6mm on a full frame camera. While Nikon, Sony, Fuji X-Series and other APS-C cameras will get a 24mm equivalent field of view. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Adorama is now shipping the new Olympus M. Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Check it out here at Adorama.