Panasonic has announced a pair of new Micro Four Thirds lenses – the 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MACRO OIS lens and the 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER OIS lens. Both lenses should be available in May 2015. [Read more…]
These new lenses are priced the same as their predecessors and should be solid additions to mirrorless kits – particularly the NEX versions due to the limited selection of available lenses thus far. I own the 30mm in the older version in NEX mount and have been more than happy with the performance it delivered at the $199 price point.
You can order the new, improved versions from B&H at the below links.
Sigma’s new 30mm F1.4 DC HSM lens will be available later this month for $499. The new lens is designed for APS-C sensor DSLRs and will be offered in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Check it out at B&H Photo at the following links.
The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN is the closest thing to a “fast 50” that we can get right now for Sony’s NEX models in the native E-mount. I’ve been playing with it for a couple of days and, in short, I think it’s a nice complement to the 18-55mm kit lens. At $199, it’s certainly a lens that NEX owners should consider adding to their kit. [Read more…]