The new Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift lens received an official price tag of $999 and is now available for pre-order in Canon, Nikon and Sony versions. Compare that to the $2200 price tag for the Canon EF 24mm f/3.5L tilt-shift lens.
Voigtländer has announced the Nokton 42.5 mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds mount. The lens features 11 elements in 8 groups and 10 aperture blades for smooth bokeh. At 42.5mm, the lens will offer an equivalent field of view of 85mm on a Micro Four Thirds camera thanks to the 2x crop factor – making it a potentially great portrait lens for cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M5.
The lens should be available in Summer 2013 with no price yet announced. Based on the price points of the Nokton 25mm f/0.95 and the 17.5mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds, I would guess that a $1200-$1300 street price would be expected for the 42.5mm f/0.95 when it finally ships.
The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 is a new prime lens available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma mounts for full frame or crop sensor DSLRs. The guys at Learning Cameras have put together this nice 10-minute review of this lens.
Check it out below.
Raise your hand if you ever fog up your lens with your breath to clean it off… (I know I’m very guilty.)
Ok, so maybe it won’t kill your lens. According to Nikon though, there are acids in breath that can damage lens coatings. Instead, Nikon recommends via its support site to use a blower bulb, then brush, and wipe the lens with a lint free cloth. [Read more…]
The recently-announced Nikon 1 Series 11-27.5mm lens is available and now shipping for $189.95.
The telephoto zoom lens offers an equivalent focal range of 30-74mm equivalent, and is smaller and lighter than the 10-30mm kit lens that ships with Nikon 1 cameras.
Check it out in white or black here at B&H Photo.
Optical construction is the same as a standard version of the 85mm lens, including the 8-blade aperture for smooth bokeh wide open. This new version, however, is designed specifically for cinematography with focus gearing and a silent aperture ring.
No word yet on price, release dates or mount options; however, past Samyang cine models have been available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.