B&H has Zeiss Touit lenses on sale for both Fuji X-mount and Sony E-mount cameras. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 lens is $999 (reg. $1250) and the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 lens is $720 (reg. $900). Check them out here at B&H Photo.
SLR Magic has announced a new HyperPrime CINE 12mm T1.6 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. It is a mechanical upgrade over the original 12mm T1.6 CINE lens redesigned to better suit cinema needs with gearing on the aperture and focus rings; however, the optical design remains the same. [Read more...]
Though this lens has been in development for some time, Zeiss has finally taken the official wraps off of its 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* lens. The new lens is available in Nikon and Canon mounts for $3,999. It is expected to ship in November for both mounts.
Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Key Features
- Optimized for Full-Frame Camera Sensors
- f/1.4 – f/16 Aperture Range
- Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Lens Coating
- Floating Elements Design
- All-Metal Lens Housing
- Manual Focus, 20″ Close Focus Distance
- 77mm Filter Thread
- Highly Visible Yellow Scale Markings
This is the first lens in this new family of Zeiss lenses that is supposed to take optical excellence to the next level. Perhaps we’ll see another lens “in development” at or around PhotoPlus 2013…
Tokina has announced a new cinema lens – the 16-28mm T3.0 cine lens. It has its optical roots in the popular Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens. Of course, the cine version is kitted out with standard gearing for the focus and aperture rings.
Additionally, the new cine lens gets a substantially higher price tag. In Japan, it retails for ¥580,000, which is slightly less than $6,000 when converted to US dollars. That would make it close to 10x more expensive than Tokina’s standard AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
The PL-mount version of the lens should ship sometime in September, while the EF-mount option is expected to be available in November. Stay tuned for official pricing and availability.
The various Rokinon 24mm lenses are now available with a $75 mail-in rebate through October 31. These rebates include:
- Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens
- Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 Aspherical Lens
- Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens
The rebates apply to all mount versions in which the lens is available. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.