Archive: Tag: Lens

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens in Stock and Shipping

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens is now in stock and shipping from several camera stores in US. The price of the telephoto zoom lens is $1,599 and available from AmazonB&HAdorama.

The lens previously delayed due to production challenges but now in stock and shipping. So if you have pre-ordered this lens before, you have to see it released soon. Remember, when using your Canon R5 and Canon R6; if you need a budget version in this focal length, this is the ideal option.

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Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Lens Announced

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 links:

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

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Laowa Unveils Argus line of f/0.95 Prime Lenses

Venus Optics has released the Argus line of f/0.95 prime lenses. There are five new manual Laowa lenses, including three for full-frame camera systems, one for APS-C camera systems and one for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems.

Laowa has unveiled f/0.95 prime lenses that comprise its new Argus line – three for full frame, and one each for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

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Nikon Z Mount Patents: Z 16-34mm f/2.8, Z 18-50mm f/2.8-4 & Z 16-50mm f/4 Lenses

Nikon has filed three new patents for Z mount mirrorless cameras. The application describes NIKKOR Z 16-34mm f/2.8 Lens, NIKKOR Z 18-50mm f/2.8-4 Lens and NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/4 Lens.

We can say that all Z-mount lenses are designed for Nikon full frame mirrorless camera system. As you remember, in a CP + 2021 event interview, Nikon manager stated that the company is considering to release many new cameras and lenses in 2021.

Nikon plans to have a total of 27 lenses and 2 teleconverters on the Z lens roadmap by 2022. Nikkor Z lens roadmap: Continue reading…

Sigma Confirms New DG DN Sports Lenses in Development

During the CP+ event Sigma streamed a new chat video. In this CP+ presentation Sigma confirmed that a new DG DN Sports lens is currently in the final stage of development.

On February 26, Yasuhiro Osone, general manager of Sigma’s product planning department, stated that the new DG DN | Sports full-frame mirrorless telephoto lens is under development. Our guess is this “DG DN” Sports zoom lens could be the 70-200mm f/2.8 that was rumored for some time. More details about the New Sigma DG DN Sports Lenses after the break!

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Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens to be Announced Soon

It is among the leaked information that Sony will soon announce its 50mm lens with f/1.2 fast aperture for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Accordingly, we can say that the next GM-series lens will be  (SEL50F12 GM). Designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens  will be officially announced on March 16th, 2021.

Sony G Master (GM) lenses are the company’s high-end lenses that sit above its ‘G-series’ lenses with a premium price. These Sony lenses feature dust and moisture resistance, and also dedicated control buttons like AF/MF and Focus Hold is ergonomically useful. Each G Master lens employs a different drive mechanism for optimal AF performance. More FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens buzz after the break!

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Ricoh Updates HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8, 43mm f/1.9, 77mm f/1.8 Limited Lenses

Ricoh officially announced three new Pentax HD PENTAX-FA limited lenses for PENTAX K-mount DSLR cameras. These lenses are the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited lensHD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited lens and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited lens.

Three new Pentax HD PENTAX-FA limited lenses are now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in April 2021.

Pre-orders:

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens: $1,049.95 at B&HAdorama.

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens: $599.95 at B&HAdorama.

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Lens: $799.95 at B&HAdorama.

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World’s Lightest Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Announced

Sigma has announced a new Contemporary-series full-frame mirrorless zoom lens, the .  The US price is $899 and it is now available for pre-order at  B&H Photo / Amazon and Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on March 12, 2021.

Available in Sony E and Leica L mounts, the 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN C lens is based on Sigma’s existing 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens, but starting the new zoom’s focal length at 28mm results in a significantly smaller and lighter lens without sacrificing optical performance. It will compete against the Tamron 28-75mm FE. Normal-length zoom lens is designed for Sony Full Frame E-Mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 42mm – 105 equivalent focal length.

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2021 Black Friday Camera & Lens Deals

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…

Three HD PENTAX-FA Limited Lenses & New Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 Camera Coming Soon

Three HD PENTAX-FA Limited lenses and a new Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 camera to be announced soon. Ricoh will soon announce three new HD PENTAX-FA Limited lenses and a new Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 camera.

Pentax K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 camera that will be announced at CP+ 2021 and will start shipping in late April. The new Mark II J Limited was described to have a “black & gold viridian scarlet rouge LX75 metallic”.

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