Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Lens for 645D MF Camera

Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Lens

The new Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR lens is designed for Pentax’s 645D medium format camera.  The 90mm lens offers an equivalent focal length of 71mm compared to a standard full frame camera.

The macro capabilities of this new lens offers a maximum magnification of 0.5x. The D FA 90mm lens features Pentax’s new HD coating for higher light transmittance and reduced reflection.  Additionally, the lens offers built-in Shake Reduction for up to 3.5 stops of compensation.

The Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR will retail for $4499.95.  Check availability here at B&H Photo.

Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Available July 27

Sigma APO Macro 180mm

Pricing and availability are now official for the new Sigma APO Macro 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens.  It will be available on July 27 for $1699 for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony and Pentax mounts.  It’s currently available for pre-order at B&H Photo.

More info on the new lens in the latest press release below. [Read more...]

Yashuhara Nanoha x5 Macro Lens Hands-On

Yasuhara Nanoha Macro Lens

The Yashuhara Nanoha x5 macro lens is available for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX cameras.  The 5:1 magnification of this little lens is incredible.  It sports a zoom range that goes from 4x to 5x as well as built-in illumination.  In the video below, you’ll see a little over from NAB 2012, as well as some sample video and photo through the Panasonic GX1. [Read more...]

Sony NEX-C3, 30mm Macro Lens & F20S Flash Announced

The Sony NEX-C3 is a follow-up to last year’s NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras.  Based on the feature set and price point, the NEX-C3 appears to serve as more of a direct replacement for the NEX-3.

The NEX-C3 offers a 16.2MP APS-C sensor and captures 720p HD video.  The NEX-C3 covers a broad sensitivity range of ISO 200-128000 and is capable of capturing images at a frame rate of 5.5 frames per second. [Read more...]

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

Earlier this week, Sigma announced a 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens with its great HSM AF motor inside.  The new macro lens offers a 1:1 magnification ratio, along with a 9-blade circular diaphragm.

While Sigma showed off the new lens at Photokina 2010, it has not released further details concerning its price or availability.  For the sake of reference, the current 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens is available in Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Nikon mounts and carries a street price of around $730.

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