Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm and Sony

Tamron has announced the development of the 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens – the first Tamron lens for Fujifilm X-mount, which will also be available in Sony E-mount.

With a minimum focus distance of 6 inches, the 18-300mm can deliver an impressive maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.

The Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A2 VC VXD is expected to be available later this year, but pricing information has yet to be released.

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Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D Lens Announced, Price $499

Venus Optics officially announced the new Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D Lens for DSLR full-frame cameras. Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. The US price is $499 and the new Venus Optics Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D Lens in stock  at Adorama and B&H. Continue reading “Laowa 14mm f/4 Zero-D Lens Announced, Price $499”

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens Announced for Fujifilm X-mount

The new Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Fujifilm X mount is now officially announced. The Japanese suggested retail price is ¥78,000 (excluding tax). The US pricing has not announced yet, and it will be released in August 2021.

The NOKTON 35mm F1.2 X mount is a large aperture standard lens designed exclusively for the Fujifilm X mount. The lens configuration uses a traditional double-Gauss type. A large aperture of F1.2 is realized in the style of “8-element” in which all lenses arranged almost symmetrically around the aperture position are composed of spherical surfaces. Despite its compact size, it has stable descriptive power even when the aperture is wide open, allowing you to enjoy smooth and large bokeh. Continue reading “Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens Announced for Fujifilm X-mount”

Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Officially Announced

Ricoh officially announced the new Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens for for K-mount. The US price is $1,399.95. Shipping is scheduled to start at the end of August 2021.

PENTAX K3 Mark III is now available at Amazon.comB&HAdorama websites for $1,999.95 for the body only or $2,299.95 for Premium Kit. Continue reading “Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 16-50mm f/2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Officially Announced”

Tokina atx-m 56mm f/1.4 X Lens Officially Announced

Tokina unveiled the atx-m 56mm f/1.4 X Lens for Fujifilm X mount system cameras. The bright prime lens will start shipping on August 6, 2021. Here are the details.

Highlighted Features:

  • Extremely compact and lightweight – perfect combination with Fujifilm X mount APS-C mirrorless cameras.
  • f/1.4 aperture for creamy and beautiful front and back bokeh and great light intake as a huge advantage in low light shooting.
  • Fast, but silent AF realized by ST-M focus motor.
  • Fully communicable with the camera body to support 5-axis in-body image stabilization.
  • Color balance tuning to fit Film Simulation modes of Fujifilm camera.
  • Click-less aperture ring to smoothly control aperture manually in video mode.

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Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens Officially Announced

Panasonic today officially announced the new Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens for the Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The US price is $1,797.99 and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start at the end of August 2021.

Versatility within a short telephoto range, the Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH., from Panasonic, is a 50-100mm-equivalent zoom for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Ideal for portraiture, fashion, events, and other mid-range subjects, this lens pairs the useful focal length range with an impressively bright constant f/1.7 maximum aperture, advanced optics, and a portable form factor. Continue reading “Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm f/1.7 ASPH Lens Officially Announced”

Yongnuo Unveils the YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSN Lens for Canon RF Mount

Yongnuo officially announced the new YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM Lens for Canon RF mount mirrrorless cameras – an extremely affordable 85mm lens for Canon RF.

The US price is $398 and it is now available for pre-order at Amazon.

Yongnuo YN 85MM F1.8R DF DSM Lens is for RF-mount mirrorless camera, it’s an ideal travel companion for versatile photographers, featuring a f/1.8 maximum aperture for beautiful bokeh, 2.62 ft. minimum focusing distance, it covers your portrait, macro, low-light and video needs with outstanding image quality. Continue reading “Yongnuo Unveils the YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSN Lens for Canon RF Mount”

Canon Announces RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Canon has updated its RF lenses with the 14-35mm F4L IS USM which is the widest RF lens to date.

The RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM lens comes with a fixed f/4 aperture, 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation, UD elements and a focal length perfect for landscape photography.

The US price is $1,699, and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping will start August 2021.

RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM Key Features:

  • High quality, ultra-wide 14-35mm focal length
  • Fixed f/4 aperture for shooting in low-light conditions
  • Three aspherical and three UD elements, one which is both UD and aspherical, ensure the highest resolution from edge to edge of the image
  • 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation or 7-stops when used with a camera with in-body image stabilisation (IBIS)
  • Nano USM motor for fast, smooth, quiet operation ideal for video
  • Control Ring – giving direct control over Tv/Av/ISO settings
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.2m with 0.38x magnification
  • SWC (Sub Wavelength structure Coating) and ASC (Air Sphere Coating) prevents flare and ghosting

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Nikon Launches the Retro-styled Z fc 20.9MP APS-c Mirrorless Camera

Nikon has announced the new Nikon ZFc, a retro styled APS-C mirrorless camera with the Nikon Z-Mount. The new Nikon Z fc comes with “iconic” classic styling, giving external control for shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation. Nikon Z fc has a 20mp APS-C sensor, and a vari-angle touch-screen which can be tilted forwards, making it suitable for vlogging and selfies. The Z fc will also record 4K UHD video, has an electronic viewfinder, and features human and animal eye and face detection AF.

The price of the Nikon APS-c Mirrorless Camera is $956.95 for body-only. The Z fc will be available from late July 2021. See pre-order links below.

Six alternative color versions of the Z fc will also be available in limited quantities, costing $1200 with the 16-50mm zoom. In the US these will be exclusively available direct from Nikon’s website.

Pre-order links:

Nikon Z fc: $956.95 at Amazon, B&HAdorama.

Nikon Z fc with 16-50mm Lens: $1,096.95 at Amazon, B&HAdorama.

Nikon Z fc with 28mm Lens: $1,196.95 at Amazon, B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Nikon Launches the Retro-styled Z fc 20.9MP APS-c Mirrorless Camera”

Venus Optics Announces Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens with Automatic Aperture Control

Venus Optics has announced an updated version of its Laowa 7.5mm f/2 Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens that has electronic aperture control.

This lens is currently the widest rectilinear lens available for Micro Four Thirds. It gives a field of view equivalent to a 15 mm lens on 35 mm sensors. This allows MFT users to enjoy an impressive 110° ultra wide angle of view for a broad range of shooting.

The new lens features the same optical construction as its fully-manual predecessor (13 elements in nine groups), but adds an electronically-controlled aperture at the cost of reducing the number of aperture blades to five.

Designed for the MFT system, Laowa 7.5mm f/2 lens with electronic aperture control costs $549. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&HYou can view a gallery of full-sized sample images on Venus Optics’ Flickr album.

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