Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras

Tokina has announced the release of its new atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. It is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses that will include lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.

The Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens features a clean design with high quality optics housed in a beautifully anodized, semi-satin black metal lens barrel. The fast f/1.8 aperture is perfect for portraits, low light shooting and produces beautiful bokeh.

Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will hit shelves around the world on February 7, 2020 for an estimated street price of $500 (preorder it now at BHphoto and Adorama). It will compete against Sony’s already budget-friendly and affordable product, FE 85mm f/1.8 currently sells for $599. Continue reading “Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras”

Best Micro Four Third Lenses of 2019

Looking for the best Micro Four Thirds lenses? Here are the best Micro Four Thirds lenses, from zooms to primes, from ultra-wide-angles to super-telephotos.

DPreview posted a list of the best MFT lenses seperated into categories.

In this buyers guides you’ll find the best Olympus and Panasonic lenses for portraits, telephoto, macro and wide! Continue reading “Best Micro Four Third Lenses of 2019”

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens now in Stock

The new Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens is now in stock and shipping at major US stores. The US price is $996.95.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens: $996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

The wide-angle prime is the company’s seventh native Z-mount lens, and is one of three remaining lenses on the roadmap for 2019 – the others being the 70-200mm F2.8 and the much-hyped 58mm F0.95 Noct. Continue reading “Nikon NIKKOR Z 24mm f/1.8 S Lens now in Stock”

Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH Lens Images

First images of the Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens have been leaked online. The Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens was first rumoured way back in 2017 now the rumours getting hotting up for a 2020 release for this.

There’s still no official announcement from Leica yet, but the first photos have been leaked online. Check it out! Continue reading “Leica Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH Lens Images”

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens to be Announced Soon

Fuji is rumored to announce the  in early 2020. The official announcement of this sleek short telephoto prime will happen in January to February, 2020.

The XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR for Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras will offer a 76mm equivalent focal length to suit a variety of applications, including portraiture and still lifes. The lens is expected to be big and heavy and bright f/1.0 maximum aperture benefit working in low-light conditions and also afford a high degree of control over depth of field. Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens to be Announced Soon”

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF Lens for Canon RF Mount

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF lens is the first auto-focus lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera system.  The new model joins the company’s similar AF 14mm f/2.8 EF lens for Canon EF, featuring a 113.9-degree wide angle of view (89.8-degree APS-C) thanks to 14 elements in 10 groups, including one high-reflective element, two extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements.

The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF will be released globally in November. It will be priced at £629 in the UK. Continue reading “Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF Lens for Canon RF Mount”

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability

Venus Optics announce price, specs and availability of Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens – a compact, approachable and fast lens for exquisite performance.

Retailing for just $149, the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is the most affordable lens that manufacturer Venus Optics has ever released.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 lens provides the equivalent of a 34mm angle of view on a full-frame sensor. The lens houses nine elements in seven groups, and has a seven-blade diaphragm to give a pleasing sunstar rendering. The lens is compact and weighs just 6oz (172g). It has a minimum focus distance of 15cm and comes with a 46mm filter thread. Continue reading “Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability”

Nikon Camera Range Positioning 2019

Nikon posted current camera range positioning of 2019 during the launch event of Nikon Z 50 (AmazonB&HAdorama) APS-C Z-mount mirrorless camera. See the image above.

The newly announced Z 50 is positioned alongside the D500 and D7500 as an enthusiast camera. Continue reading “Nikon Camera Range Positioning 2019”

Pre-order Links: Nikon Z50, NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens, MB-N10 Battery Pack

The newly announced Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera with NIKKOR Z DX lenses, NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens, MB-N10 Battery Pack and Nikon EN-EL25 Battery are now available for pre-order.

Pre-order links:

Nikon Z50 Body: $856.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm Lens: $997.95 at B&HAdorama.

Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm and 50-250mm Lenses: $1,347.95 at B&HAdorama.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens: $7,997.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon MB-N10 Multi-Battery Power Pack: $196.95 at B&HAdorama.

Nikon EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery: $69.95 at B&HAdorama.

Nikon MH-32 Battery Charger: $51.95 at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Pre-order Links: Nikon Z50, NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens, MB-N10 Battery Pack”

Nikon Updated the Z-mount Lens Roadmap (until 2021)

Along with the Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera, two new kit lenses and NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, the company also unveiled updated Z-mount lens roadmap until 2021.

The roadmap adds a 20mm F1.8, 50mm F1.2 and 105mm ‘Micro’ lens to the high-end ‘S-Line’ of lenses. There will also be a 28 and 40mm lens as part of what Nikon calls a ‘Compact Prime’ series and a non-S 60mm Micro close-up lens. The ‘S’ line will also gain a 14-24mm F2.8 zoom and a 70-200mm F2.8 for sports and photojournalism. These will be accompanied by a 24-105mm S-line zoom and, while no aperture range has been specified, this is grouped with the existing F4 zooms, An S-line 100-400mm lens is also listed.

For Nikon DX mirrorless camera, on the APS-C side, there will be a 18-140mm (equivalent to 27-210mm), as with the compact primes, no maximum aperture is specified. Continue reading “Nikon Updated the Z-mount Lens Roadmap (until 2021)”