5 New Leica S System Lenses

Leica S System Lenses

Leica has unveiled five new S system lenses for the S2 medium format camera, all of which are now available in a CS version with a central leaf shutter.

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

Canon 15.5-47mm T2.8 and 30-105mm T2.8 Cinema Lenses

Canon 30-105mm Cine Zoom

Canon 30-105mm Cine Zoom

Along with the Canon EOS 1D C and EOS C500, Canon also unveiled a pair of new Cinema Zoom lenses today – each in PL and EF mounts.  The CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S/SP and CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S/SP lenses are designed to cover Super 35 frames and deliver top notch performance at 4K resolution.

Canon 15-47mm Cine Zoom

Canon 15-47mm Cine Zoom

No word yet on price or release dates; however, given the $45K+ price tag of the last Canon cinema zoom lenses announced, I wouldn’t expect these to be much less.

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

Zeiss 15mm T2.9 and 135mm T2.1 CP.2 Lenses Announced

Zeiss CP.2 15mm T2.9

Zeiss CP.2 15mm T2.9

Zeiss has unveiled two new compact prime lenses – the CP.2 15/T2.9 super wide angle lens and the CP.2 135/T2.1 lens.  The new CP.2 lenses offer full frame coverage in multiple mount options - PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts.

Zeiss CP.2 135mm T2.1

Zeiss CP.2 135mm T2.1

The lenses will retail at $5700 each and will have their official coming out party at NAB 2012.

More info in the press release below. [Read more...]

Sigma 19mm & 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lenses Hands-On

Sigma EX DN Lens

A couple of upcoming lenses that I’m looking forward to trying out are the Sigma 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 models for NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras.  I’m particularly looking forward to getting a production model of the 30mm f/2.8 lens in the NEX mount since it works out to a 45mm-equivalent (60mm-equivalent for Micro Four Thirds models). [Read more...]