Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 – Cyber Monday Deal Alert

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 - Cyber Monday Deal Alert

In addition to the previously mentioned Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens sale, B&H has the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lens on sale for $149 (reg. $199) as one of its Cyber Monday deals. It is available for Sony NEX cameras and Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. This deal ends Nov. 27. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 DI VC Macro & 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC Lenses Priced, Available This Month

70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD Zoom Lens

Tamron has put a price tag and availability date on its new 90mm Macro and 70-200mm zoom lenses.

The Tamron 90mm f/2.8 DI VC Macro lens will be available in Canon mount starting November 30 for $849.  Nikon and Sony mounts to follow thereafter.  Pre-order options are at the links below.

Likewise, the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 DI VC lens will also be available on November 30 for $1499 with Nikon and Sony versions to follow.  Pre-order options are at the links below.

Sony A99 and NEX-6, PLUS More New Cameras, Lenses and Accessories Coming Sept. 12

Sony is dropping a massive load of new gear next week.  According to massive leakage at Photo Rumors, the full frame Sony A99 and NEX-6 will be officially unveiled on September 12.  But that’s not all…

There are several new lenses and accessories for these cameras coming, as well as an impressive NEX-VG900 full frame camcorder priced at $3300 and a new NEX-VG30 camcorder (presumably serving as an update to the NEX-VG20) priced at $1800.

Check out the full list of new Sony gear below. [Read more...]

Carl Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 Announced

Compact Zoom CZ.2 28-80/T2.9

Carl Zeiss has announced a new cine zoom lens, the CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9, which will be available in 5 different mounts (PL, EF, F, MFT and E).  It features a full frame 36 x 24mm image circle for compatibility with HDSLRs like the 5D Mark III and cine cameras like the Canon C300 and Sony NEX-FS700.  This new lens will mate nicely with the Zeiss 70-200mm T2.9 that was announced earlier this year.

The Zeiss CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 will be available in the second quarter of 2013 at a retail price of $19,900.

More details in the full press release below. [Read more...]

New Samyang Cinema Lenses

Samyang Cine Lenses

Samyang Optics has launched three new cinema lenses for Nikon and Canon mount HDSLRs.

  • 14mm T3.1 ED AS UMC
  • 24mm T1.5 ED AS UMC
  • 35mm T1.5 ED AS UMC

These new cine lenses accompany the existing Samyang 8mm T3.8 Fisheye cine lens and feature “follow-focus gearing on focus and decoupled aperture. Such alterations allow the user to smoothly and quietly change focus and aperture / depth of field whist filming. Another feature is the visibility of the aperture and focus scale on the side of the lens.”

The new lenses should be available in August/September 2012.

5 Killer Canon Lenses for Video

SMAPP put together the above video that highlights 5 Canon lenses that are great for shooting video on Canon HDSLRs.  While I haven’t used all of these, I found their insight to be particularly compelling for uses of the 14mm and 135mm.  And, while I use the 24-105mm regularly, I hadn’t considered the 135mm + 1.4x extender as an alternative to the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens in my kit.

The full list of “killer” lenses is as follows.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM

Canon 1.4x EF Extender III

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

[via FStoppers]