Canon Announces the Development of Six New RF Lenses

Along with the new Canon EOS RP (B&HAdoramaAmazon.) full frame mirrorless camera, Canon also announced the development of six RF lenses: RF 85mm F1.2 L USM, RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS, RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM, RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM, RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM, RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.

Pricing and specs are not yet announced. These six new RF lenses expected to be released in later 2019. Continue reading “Canon Announces the Development of Six New RF Lenses”

NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Announced, Price $2,296.95

Nikon has officially announced NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S standart zoom lens for Nikon full frame mirrorless system.

The US price for this lens is $2,296.95, now available for pre-order at Amazon. Release date is in Spring of 2019. Continue reading “NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S Lens Announced, Price $2,296.95”

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Lens to be Announced Soon

Fujifilm is rumored to announce a new  XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR lens. This will be a bright aperture wide-angle prime for Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras.

In addition to the upcoming Fujifilm X-T30 mirrorless camera, Fujifilm will also announce a new XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR lens ahead of CP+ 2019. Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 16mm f/2.8 R WR Lens to be Announced Soon”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens officially announced

Olympus officially announced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens boasting a class-leading 16.6x magnification.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 24-400mm equiv. Even it’s not a PRO designated lens, Olympus claims that it offers the same dustproof and splashproof build quality as those lenses.

Check out the early specs and press text of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens. 

The 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 does not offer built-in stabilization, and will rely on camera body IS. The lens uses Olympus’ MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism and provides quieter operation – particularly useful for shooting video. The company’s ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating is also employed to reduce flare and ghosting.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens will start shipping from March with a price tag of $900, pre-orders: B&H. Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 lens officially announced”

Canon RF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens Patent

Here is a Canon patent application (2019-020679) for a RF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS lens. Designed for Canon full frame mirrorless camera system, this lens is the EOS R version of the budget-friendly telephoto zoom for the consumer market.

EOS R is the first camera to feature the RF lens mount with a 12-pin connection, flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm mount diameter enabling even greater flexibility in lens design.  The EOS RP is also coming. Continue reading “Canon RF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens Patent”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT Lens to be Announced Soon

Olympus is rumored to announce a new M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens soon.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 24-400mm equiv. Official announcement is expected ahead of CP+ 2019 event probbaly on February 14th.

Check out the early specs and press text of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens.  Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT Lens to be Announced Soon”

Confirmed : Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lens to be Announced Soon

Finally it is now confirmed that the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lens will be announced soon. The fast telephoto prime lens will be designed for Sony full frame E-mount.

Official announcement of the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lens is expected happen ahead of CP+ Show 2019 on February 14th.

It can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 202.5mm equivalent focal length. Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture is good for low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.

Check out the list of upcoming Sony mirrorless lenses in 2019. There will be four new lenses and Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lens is one of them.

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Version 3 Firmware Released

Tamron released a new firmware update version 3 for the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens. Firmware Update V3 for Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE lens improves continuous shooting stability over long periods of time.

This first third-party standard zoom is created natively for the Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The Model A036 high-speed standard zoom lens is a perfect companion for Sony A7 III.

The Tamron 28-75 mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony E-mount becomes very popular and already being on back-order with most retailers. The price is $800 USD at AmazonBhphotoAdoramaContinue reading “Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens Version 3 Firmware Released”

Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Firmware Ver.03 Released

Sony released a new firmware update for the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM wide-angle zoom lens.

Sony’s FE 1635mm f/2.8 G Master is the first wide-angle G Master lens, ideal for a range of situations including landscape, portraiture, and general action.  The lens features exceptional corner-to-corner sharpness, with an optical design that includes five aspherical elements.

This Firmware Update Ver.03 for Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens solves a rare issue where some SEL1635GM lenses are not properly initialised when used with ILCE-7M3 or ILCE-7RM3 cameras. Continue reading “Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Firmware Ver.03 Released”

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens Reviews

The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM lens is a super-fast zoom for R-series full-frame mirrorless system.

This durable, weather-sealed Canon lens features UD lens elements as well as Air Sphere, Super Spectra and fluorine coatings. It has a nine-blade aperture, 39cm (15″) minimum focus distance and uses 95mm filters.

Additionally, unique to RF lenses, this 28-70mm incorporates a configurable Control Ring for intuitively adjusting exposure settings, including ISO, aperture, and exposure compensation, from the lens itself.

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens – $2,999 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama Continue reading “Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM Lens Reviews”