B&H has the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph. lens for $797.99 (reg. $997.99) along with 4% rewards through September 19. This is the equivalent of a 24-70mm standard zoom on Micro Four Thirds cameras thanks to the 2x crop factor. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Note: This is likely a gray market item with no USA warranty. ebay seller Red Tag Camera has a 99.9% positive feedback rating at the time of this post.
I loving seeing these displays of lenses and other photo product cutaways at trade shows and expos. At the Canon Expo in New York last week, Canon had its EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lenses on display with them cut perfectly in half.
This gave us a view of the incredible engineering that goes into these modern professional lenses.
Zeiss has announced a collection of 6 lenses in its new Milvus line for Canon (ZE) and Nikon (ZF.2) mount cameras.
The new lenses consist of the following:
- Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8
- Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2
- Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4
- Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4
- Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2 Macro
- Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro
The lenses are manual focus only; however, the communicate electronically with the camera body to provide compatibility with program, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes. Additionally, they will communicate lens EXIF data to the camera.
The focus ring is a longer throw for precise focusing and enhanced use with video. Zeiss says the lens quality meets the latest standards for 6K video capture. The ZF.2 lenses offer the ability to declick the aperture for video use.
The new Zeiss Milvus lenses range in price from $1177 to $1843 and will be available in October 2015.
B&H has a pair massive lenses on display in its used department right now and are a couple of real deals. You can grab the pair of lenses for $197,000 total. [Read more…]