B&H has the Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine lens in stock for Canon, Nikon and Sony (both NEX and Alpha) mounts. The lens features standard geared focus and aperture rings for use with follow focus units. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eepJqyWjuTo&w=640&h=360]
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.
Zeiss has three prime lenses in development now – a 2.8/12, 1.8/32 and 2.8/50 macro. What’s more is that the lenses will be AF lenses. The Fuji X-Series versions will also feature a manual aperture setting.
Pricing is said to be similar to the Zeiss Sonnar 24mm f/1.8 for Sony Alpha cameras, which runs about $1100 USD. Expected availability on the new Zeiss lenses is in the Spring/Summer of 2013.