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”

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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Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 L-Mount Lens Officially Announced

Panasonic officially announced the new Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 lens for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras. The US price is $447.99 and the lens is available for pre-order at Adorama | B&H. Shipping is scheduled to start in July 2021.

Its 50mm focal length is ideally suited for portraiture, landscapes, and all-purpose shooting and provides a modestly bright f/1.8 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field control. Three aspherical lenses including an extra-low dispersion element and an ultra-high refractive index element reduce chromatic aberration and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy. The lens has a nine-blade aperture to ensure out-of-focus highlights remain circular as you stop the lens down, and its focus group is driven by a linear motor.

Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 L-Mount Lens Key Features

  • Fits S-Series Full-Frame digital cameras
  • F1.8 large aperture excels in video recording
  • Lightweight for all-day and comfort
  • Stunning image quality from center to edges
  • Dust/splash*/freeze-resistant
  • Fixed Focal Length: Focal Length: 50mm
  • Lens Type: Standard Lens
  • Image Stabilization: Image Stabilization: No
  • Special Features: Aspherical, Bokeh Effect, Dustproof/Splashproof
  • Filter Size: Focal Length: 67mm

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TTartisan 17mm f/1.4 APS-C Mirrorless Lens Announced

The TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 lens now officially announced. The Manual Focus Lens is available for Sony E, Canon EOS-M, Fuji X, MFT Mounts. You can get the lens from Amazon.

TTArtisan 17mm f/1.4 only weighs 247g which is very portable. That makes it can be used to record beautiful scenery during the journey and complete environmental humanistic creation in a narrow space. The large aperture of F1.4 ensures the high-speed shutter shooting in the street at dusk or low light situation can be achieved.

The large aperture makes it easier to contrast the portrait with the environment and show the structure curve of the portrait. The portraits with strong perspective effects make the photo more story-telling.

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE  Continue reading “TTartisan 17mm f/1.4 APS-C Mirrorless Lens Announced”

TTArtisan 21mm f/1.5 lens for Nikon Z, Sony E, Canon R and Leica L

The TTArtisan 21mm f/1.5 lens is now available for Nikon Z, Sony E, Canon R, and Leica L mounts.

Fast and wide, the 21mm f/1.5 from TTArtisan is an ultra-wide prime designed for mirrorless cameras. The broad field of view is complemented by the bright f/1.5 maximum aperture, which excels in low-light conditions as well as for isolating subjects using selective focus techniques. The lens’s manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 2.3′ away and it features a 10-blade diaphragm that contributes to a smooth bokeh quality. Additionally, a lens hood is included that protects the front of the lens as well as reduces stray light from causing flare.

The lens is currently available on Amazon.com and  B&HPhoto ranges from $250 –  $429. Continue reading “TTArtisan 21mm f/1.5 lens for Nikon Z, Sony E, Canon R and Leica L”

OM Digital Announced New Four Thirds Website

OM Digital Solutions Corporation1 and Panasonic Corporation2 co- released the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008, and promoted its adoption throughout the camera industry. The Four Thirds System Forum Secretarial Office3, which operates and manages this standard, proudly announced today that the official Micro Four Thirds website (https://www.four-thirds.org/en/) has been redesigned to coincide with Four Thirds Day, April 3, 2021. The redesigned site uses the latest technology to enhance the overall user experience. It is equipped with a search function for Micro Four Thirds products, making the website easier for customers to use, and offers mobile-friendly compatibility for responsive viewing of images and content that render beautifully, across all popular devices, such as PCs, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading “OM Digital Announced New Four Thirds Website”

Reviews : Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds

Here are the latest reviews of the Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds.

The Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens is an extremely compact ultra-wide angle lens. Designed specifically for the micro four thirds mount, such as Panasonic, Olympus and Blackmagic cameras. This 10mm Zero-D lens pairing with f/2 large aperture easily handles a variety of different shooting situations.

Designed for the MTF system, Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens costs $399. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&H. In today’s post we will cover the latest reviews of the Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds. Continue reading “Reviews : Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds”

7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II Fisheye Lens for Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, Canon M, and Nikon Z

7Artisans has introduced a new 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II fisheye lens for APS mirrorless and Micro Four Thirds cameras. The new lens comes offers a whopping 190° field of view (on 1.5x APS-C) and comes in five different mounts.

The 7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II Fisheye lens is available to buy now for $139 in Sony EFuji XNikon Z and Micro Four Thirds mounts.

The manual focus lens is comprised of 11 elements in 9 groups to provide that wide f/2.8 maximum aperture, with a 7-blade diaphragm. They say that two HOYA Ultra-low Dispersion elements help to improve colour and contrast across the 190° field of view.

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7artisans 7.5mm F2.8 Mark II Fisheye Lens for Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, Canon M, and Nikon Z”

7artisans 35mm f/5.6 Photoelectric Lens for Sony E, Leica L, Canon RF and Nikon Z

7artisans released the new 7artisans 35mm f/5.6 Photoelectric Lens for Sony E, Panasonic/Sigma/Leica L, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mount mirrorless cameras. The lens has a very compact dimension, almost like a lens cap. The manual focus optic offers f/5.6 constant aperture and stylish design.

7artisans 35mm f/5.6 lens for Sony E, Panasonic/Sigma/Leica L, Canon RF, and Nikon Z mount is now available to order on the Bhphotovideo.com store for $138.

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “7artisans 35mm f/5.6 Photoelectric Lens for Sony E, Leica L, Canon RF and Nikon Z”

Panasonic unveils LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS lens

Panasonic has announced a new telephoto lens, introducing the LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS, which is priced at $1,249. Pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama ($250 off).

The new LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS is an L-mount lens for Panasonic’s full-frame Lumix S series cameras. Its construction is comprised of 17 elements in 11 groups, which includes one Ultra Extra-low Dispersion lens, two Extra-low Dispersion lenses and one Ultra-High Refractive element.

The Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm has been on the Panasonic L-mount roadmap. See all current Panasonic L-mount lenses. Continue reading “Panasonic unveils LUMIX S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO OIS lens”