Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Tamron has filed a new patent in Japan. This patent describes a Tamron 485mm f/5.8 lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.

If we see this in mass production than it would be Tamron’s second optic for Micro 4/3rds. First one released back in mid-2014 as the Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III ($399). Tamron 480mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds will offer a 960mm equivalent range in 35mm format and probably use a stepper motor for silent autofocus.  Continue reading “Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds”

Announced : 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II lens announced for mirrorless cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. The new mirrorless lens will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and MFT mounts.

Fisheye manual focus prime lens designed for mirrorless cameras and provides a 12mm equivalent focal length for APS-c and 15mm for  mounts.

The price is expected to be around ¥24,000 excluding tax or around $210 (the current version sells for around $140).

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “Announced : 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Lens for Mirrorless Cameras”

7Artisans 12mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2 Mirrorless APS-C Lenses Now Available

In addition to the , the 7Artisans 12mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2 APS-C mirrorless lenses are also available for sale on Amazon US.

Both lenses are manual focus and provide bright aperture. 12mm at f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2. These 7Artisans lenses in Sony-E, Canon EOS-M, Fuji-X and Micro Four Thirds mounts. 7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7Artisans 12mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/1.2 Mirrorless APS-C Lenses Now Available”

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Announced for APS-c Mirrorless

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens announced for APS-c mirrorless cameras. The new mirrorless lens will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and MFT mounts.

Portrait-length manual focus prime lens is designed for APS-C-format mirrorless cameras and provides a Micro Four Thirds 91mm equivalent focal length.

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Announced for APS-c Mirrorless”

Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras

Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras. Looking for recommended lenses for Micro Four Thirds camera? Here are top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses.

Both Panasonic and Olympus cameras can use Micro Four Thirds lenses, so you can use the Olympus Micro Four Thirds (sometimes shortened to MFT or M43) lenses on Panasonic cameras, and vice versa. There are plenty of Micro Four Thirds lenses available on the market, made by Panasonic, Olympus, Sigma, Samyang, Voigtlander, Leica and many others, and all Micro Four Thirds lenses are fully compatible on either brand of camera. Keep in mind that Micro Four Thirds cameras have a 2x crop factor, meaning that a 25mm lens will behave like a 50mm lens on a 35mm camera.

Here are the top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses for Olympus and Panasonic cameras.  All the recommended lenses would cover virtually all shooting scenarios. Below are the top recommended Micro Four Thirds lenses for Olympus and Panasonic cameras. You can choose the one you need. Continue reading “Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Olympus and Panasonic Cameras”

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”

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”

Updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020

In addition the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, and  lens, the company released an updated Micro Four Thirds lens  roadmap for 2019 – 2020, including a new 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro lens coming in 2020.

There will be plently of new lenses coming in 2019 to 2020. Olympus is planning to release new zoom and fast prime Pro lenses as well as less expensive super telephoto and travel zoom lenses. Continue reading “Updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020”

Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens with Built-in 1.25X Teleconverter in Development

Along with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, Olympus today also announced the development of a new super telephoto zoom lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 300-800mm equiv. and with a built-in 1.25X teleconverter it becomes 375-1000mm equiv., at the cost of 2/3-stop of light. The lens will also be compatible with Olympus’ new MC-20 2X teleconverter.

The Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro lens will be stabilized and work with the 5-axis IS systems built into modern Olympus cameras for extra shake reduction. Fully weather-sealed lens from Olympus could work at temperatures as low as -10°C/+14°F.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens will be available in 2020, and pricing has not yet been disclosed. Continue reading “Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens with Built-in 1.25X Teleconverter in Development”