Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced

Venus Optics announced a new lens, the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO for designed specifically for mirrorless camera systems.

The Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO sells at $499 and is available at Venus Optics and available for Canon R, Leica L, Nikon Z and Sony E mount. Venus Optics lenses are sold at AmazonAdorama and B&H.

This manual focus macro lens offers a maximum 2:1 magnification ratio for larger-than-life macro photos. The 58mm lens is constructed of 14 elements in 11 groups, including 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements. It uses a 13 blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F2.8 through F22, has a minimum focusing distance of 18.5cm (7.3”) and uses a 67mm front filter thread. The lens measures 74mm (2.9”) in diameter by 117mm (4.0”) in length and weighs 595g (1.3lbs).  Continue reading “Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced”

Pre-Order : Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD for Fujifilm X

The Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD for Fujifilm X is now available for pre-order at $1,499. You can find the press-release here.

The lens is will be on sale October 13, 2022 at $1499. The new 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VC VXD offers a 225-750mm full-frame equivalent focal length.

The lens is constructed of 25 elements in 16 groups, including one XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) element, five LD (Low Dispersion) elements, and two Hybrid Aspherical elements.

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Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VXD Lens for FUJIFILM X Announced for $1,499

Tamron has officially annnounced the new Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD (Model A057) for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. It is a compact and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens well suited to capture a wide array of subjects ranging from landscapes and birds to sports and wildlife photography.

This new lens costs $1,499, first available for pre-order at B&H Photo.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8 Lens Announced for $1,196.95

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F2.8 lens.  This ultra-wide-angle zoom manages to mix speed and compactness while presenting a broad field of view that’s perfect for anything from landscapes to architecture subjects to handheld vlogging applications.

The Nikon Z 17-28mm F2.8 Nikkor lens will be available in late October for $1,199.95.

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Meyer Optik Görlitz – Biotar 58 f1.5 II Now Available

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens is now officially released. The new Biotar 58 f/1.5 II lens is available for most camera mounts. The new lens is now available at BHphoto. Here are the details : Continue reading “Meyer Optik Görlitz – Biotar 58 f1.5 II Now Available”

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Officially Announced, Price $999

Panasonic officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens. The US price is $699 and it will be released in October 2022. Now the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens is available for pre-order at BHPhotoAdorama.

Pre-order links:

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens: $999.99 at BHPhoto, Adorama.

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Key Features

  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • 1x Ultra ED, 3x ED Dispersion Elements
  • 1x Ultra-High Refractive Element
  • 3x Aspherical Elements
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.09″
  • Linear AF Motor
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Includes Lens Hood

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Tamron Launches 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon’s Z-mount

Tamron has announced the launcg of the 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon Z-mount camera systems. This would make it the first third-party zoom lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras with autofocus capabilities. The US price of the lens is $699 and available at B&H.

Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Specifications

Focal Length 70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperture f/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture f/22 to 32
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Angle of View 34° 21′ to 8° 15′
Minimum Focus Distance 31.5″ / 0.8 m
Optical Design 15 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 5.8 x 3″ / 148 x 77 mm
Weight 1.2 lb / 545 g

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Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens Announced, Price $1,299

Tamron officially announced the new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless. The US price is $1,299 and it will be released on September 22, 2022. The new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens is available for pre-order at B&H.

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Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E: $1,299 at B&H

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Tamron Announces the Development of 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens

Tamron has announced the development of 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD ; an ultra wide-angle to standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount.

The new Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062), will be available in US sometime during fall 2022. Further details, including pricing, will be available in due course. Tamron is well known for making for E-mount. See Tamron lenses here.

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Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless

Meike announced a new manual lens for APS-c mirrorless cameras the Meike 50mm F/0.95.

The US price of the Meike 50mm F/0.95 is $250 and available for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. Check availability at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

The lens is constructed of seven elements in five groups and has an aperture range of F0.95 through F16. Its minimum focusing distance is 45cm (17.7”), it uses a 13-blade aperture diaphragm and it has a 62mm front filter thread. Continue reading “Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless”