The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens is now officially announced. Two new bundle options with the SL2 and SL2-S were also introduced. The US price of the lens is $2,795 and available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama.
The telephoto zoom lens consists of 19 elements in 15 groups, with three of the elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group is made up of a single element and is driven by a quiet stepping motor
The body is weather-sealed and uses 82mm filters. Lighter than the older Leica Vario Elmarit SL 24-90mm ASPH, (856g / 1.9 lb compared to 1,140g / 2.5 lb), the new lens offers similar build-quality, and a high standard of construction.
Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens: $2,795 at B&H, Adorama.
Leica SL2 with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $8,795 at B&H, Adorama.
Leica SL2-S with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $7,195 at B&H, Adorama. Continue reading “Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced”
Leica released a new firmware version 2.0 for Leica SL2-S mirrorless camera. The latest firmware for the Leica SL2-S provides the following new functions.
Designed for stills and video, Leica SL2-S features a new 24mp BSI CMOS sensor, and 4K CINE video recording.
Leica SL2-S: $4,895 at B&H, Adorama. Continue reading “Leica SL2-S Firmware Update Version 2.0 Released”
The TTArtisan 21mm f/1.5 lens is now available for Nikon Z, Sony E, Canon R, and Leica L mounts.
Fast and wide, the 21mm f/1.5 from TTArtisan is an ultra-wide prime designed for mirrorless cameras. The broad field of view is complemented by the bright f/1.5 maximum aperture, which excels in low-light conditions as well as for isolating subjects using selective focus techniques. The lens’s manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3′ away and it features a 10-blade diaphragm that contributes to a smooth bokeh quality. Additionally, a lens hood is included that protects the front of the lens as well as reduces stray light from causing flare.
The lens is currently available on Amazon.com and B&HPhoto ranges from $250 – $429. Continue reading “TTArtisan 21mm f/1.5 lens for Nikon Z, Sony E, Canon R and Leica L”
Leica has announced the D–Lux 7 Street Kit aimed at travel and street photographers. The US price is $1,549 and it is now in stock and shipping at B&HPhoto.
Leica is now offering its D-Lux 7 Black camera version in a “Street Kit”. The camera kit includes a hand grip, a black paracord wrist strap (made by COOPH), a lens cap with automatic opening mechanism, and a spare battery, which are ideal as light luggage for street photography and when traveling.
The new Street Kit gets most of its features from the black-finish Leica D-Lux 7. Looks like a more rebranded Panasonic LUMIX LX100 II, the Street Kit D-Lux 7 offers a 17MP Four Thirds sensor with a Leica DC Vario-Summilux 10.9–34mm F1.7–2.8 ASPH lens in front (24 – 75mm full-frame equivalent). Continue reading “Leica D-Lux 7 Street Kit for Spontaneous Photography”
The Meyer-Optik Gorlitz brand has expanded its range with a new full frame lens – the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II. As expected, this new lens has been released for various mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F, M42, Pentax K, Sony E, Fujifilm X, Leica L, Leica M, as well as Micro Four Thirds.
The Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens is marketed by the manufacturer as a “reborn” version of the original lens, developed by Meyer-Optik designer Paul Schefter 80 years ago. Then this lens became popular due to the extremely high aperture for that time, as well as the ability to create a wide range of bokeh effects – from swirling to “creamy” with small details in a blur.
The manufacturer focuses on the quality of the optics assembly, high-quality color reproduction with high sharpness of the image, and, of course, on the possibility of creating an expressive bokeh effect (see sample images on the Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 II).
Price and availability
The cost of the Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II lens is $899 and it can be purchased via the B&HPhoto website. Here are all updated/new Meyer Optik Görlitz lense. Continue reading “Primoplan 58mm F1.9 II Lens for Canon EF, Nikon F, MFT, Pentax K, Sony E, Fuji X, Leica M & L”
7artisans released the new 7artisans 35mm f/5.6 Photoelectric Lens for Sony E, Panasonic/Sigma/Leica L, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mount mirrorless cameras. The lens has a very compact dimension, almost like a lens cap. The manual focus optic offers f/5.6 constant aperture and stylish design.
7artisans 35mm f/5.6 lens for Sony E, Panasonic/Sigma/Leica L, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mount is now available to order on the Bhphotovideo.com store for $138.
7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7artisans 35mm f/5.6 Photoelectric Lens for Sony E, Leica L, Canon RF and Nikon Z”
Leica has announced the release of the APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH. The compact 35mm F2 is the closest-focusing M-mount lens, with a minimum focus distance of just 30cm (11.8″). The US price of the lens is $8,195 and it is now available for pre-order at B&H.
The lens has a close focusing distance of 30cm, and has been designed to give maximum image performance, with 10 elements, in 5 groups, with 3 aspherical elements, and 6 of the elemtns are designed to reduce chromatic and apochromatic aberrations. The lens has 11 aperture blades for an almost circular aperture circle, and the lens has been designed to give exceptional image quality even when used wide-open.
Pre-order Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens: $8,195 at B&H.
Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens Key Features
- Leica M-Mount Lens
- Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
- Apochromatic Design
- Three Aspherical Elements
- 10 Elements in 5 Groups
- Manual Focus Design
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 11.8″
- Filter Thread: 39mm
- Included Lens Hood and Leather Pouch
Continue reading “Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens Announced”
Here are the best 2021 Black Friday Camera and Lens deals, sales, rebates, specials and discounts this holiday shopping season. If you are looking for the best 2021 Black Friday Camera and Lens deals here is an excellent buying guide for you!
We are getting ready for 2021 Holiday Camera Deals & Sales, along with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Green Monday digital camera and photo gear deals. Here you can easily find all the best camera and lens deals & sales from the biggest online retailers, including DSLR Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Point & Shoot Compact Cameras, Sports & Action Cameras, Lenses, Drones, Camera Bags, Memory Cards, Speedlites, Camcorders, software and other accessories.
So, we’ve created the detailed saving page for every brand, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Leica, Sigma, Tamron, GoPro, DJI, Samyang/Rokinon, Tokina and Zeiss. All the pages (by brands) will be updated on a rolling basis, you can bookmark the page now, and check back later to find the latest Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Green Monday/Holiday deals. Continue reading “2021 Black Friday Camera & Lens Deals”
Atomos has just released the latest AtomOS firmware 10.61 for the Ninja V. With this firmware update Ninja V has now benefits of a Time-lapse function, HDMI to SDI cross conversion, and RAW over SDI.
The RAW over SDI option is already activated for those purchasing the new NINJA V Pro Kit. However, thanks to the new firmware 10.61 existing Atomos Ninja V owners can also purchase the $99 activation license (directly from Atomos) and record ProRes RAW over SDI from the Sony FX6, FX9 and other compatible cameras.
- Atomos Ninja V 5″ 4K HDMI Recording Monitor (B&H)
- Atomos Ninja V Pro Kit (B&H)
What’s new in AtomOS 10.61 for NINJA V:
Continue reading “Atomos Ninja V Firmware Update 10.6.1 Released”
Here are the best SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The SD memory card format might be the most widely used and the speed of your SD memory card is extremely important.
With cameras being able to shoot 10 frames per second at 20 megapixels, and 4K video at 60fps, you need an SD card that can write these large files quickly. Not only do the best memory cards need to offer large capacities for storing photo and video files, they also need to be able to transfer data quickly and effectively.
Most card manufacturers offer ranges that give you a choice of SDHC and SDXC, which both broadly do the same thing, just at slightly differing speeds and capacities. It can be quite overwhelming trying to figure out if a certain card is fast enough and compatible with your camera, so we’ve decided to check out everything available. Use our best SDHC/SDXC memory cards guide. Continue reading “Best SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards in 2021”