While Sigma stole headlines earlier this week with its new 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, it also announced a fast and affordable 30mm lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds lens mounts. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is the first truly affordable f/1.4 lens in the mirrorless market at just $339. [Read more…]
Panasonic has announced its new Lumix G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. [Read more…]
All XEEN cinema lenses cover up to a full frame image circle in five different mounts – PL, Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds. Samyang touts their optical performance as capable of supporting 4K+ resolutions. The are available with metric or imperial units on the focus scale and feature standard gearing for aperture and focus rings.
The new 14mm T3.1 and 35mm T1.5 retail for $2495 and will be available in March 2016. The current line of XEEN lenses sell for $2145 each. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
I stopped by Olympus’ meeting room at CES 2016 (no Olympus booth this year), to get a closer look at the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens. I was able to try out a preproduction unit for a few minutes with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. In short, it is an impressive addition to Olympus’ line-up. [Read more…]
When I reviewed the ExoLens for iPhone 6 last year, my chief complaint was the poor image quality when using the lenses kitted with the ExoLens frame. That problem may be solved now that Zeiss has jumped into the lens game with ExoLens with a lens kit that includes the Mutar 0.6x wide angle, Mutar 2x telephoto, and Vario-Proxar macro lenses. [Read more…]
Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens for Micro Four Thirds mounts. It provides an equivalent 600mm field of view. It has optical image stabilization that provides up to 4-stops of shake reduction. It also offers 5-Axis Sync Image Stabilization that works in conjunction with the sensor-based image stabilization on certain Olympus cameras. [Read more…]
The new Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens is the longest Micro Four Thirds lens you can find. It offers an impressive 200-800mm equivalent zoom range and has some neat tricks up its sleeve on the body’s build. [Read more…]