Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 ED AS UMC CS Lens Available for Pre-Order

Rokinon 16mm f2 Lens

Rokinon’s new 16mm f/4 ED AS UMC CS lens is now available for pre-order for $479 with expected availability on August 8. This lens is built for APS-C sensors. As such, the Canon EF-S version offers a field of view equivalent to 25.6mm on a full frame camera. While Nikon, Sony, Fuji X-Series and other APS-C cameras will get a 24mm equivalent field of view. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens Coming Soon?

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM

Holy cow! What a lens for APS-C shooters if this is for real.

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens appears to have leaked out ahead of an official announcement. The lens would be a boon to Nikon D7100 and Canon 7D shooters if this turns out to be real. With the crop factor taken into account, we would be looking at a field of view equivalent of a 27-52.5mm lens on a full frame camera.

And that’s at a constant f/1.8 aperture throughout the range! [Read more...]

Ricoh GR Compact APS-C Camera Announced

Ricoh GR

Ricoh has announced the new Ricoh GR, a 16.2MP compact APS-C camera. It features an 18.3mm lens (28mm equivalent) and has no optical low-pass filter.

Ricoh GR Key Features

  • 16.2MP APS-C Format CMOS Sensor
  • GR ENGINE V Image Processor
  • No Optical Low-pass Filter
  • 18.3mm f/2.8 Lens (28mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1,230k-dot White Magic LCD Screen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Capture
  • ISO Range of 100-25600
  • High Speed AF and 4 fps Burst Shooting
  • Image Effects and Macro Mode
  • Compact Magnesium Alloy Body

The Ricoh GR retails for $800. Check availability at B&H Photo and Adorama.