Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens now In Stock & Shipping

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens now finally in stock and shipping at major stores in US. The price of the lens is $2,699 and available at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

The new standard prime lens is the first Canon RF lens to pack Canon’s proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) Optics technology, which greatly reduces chromatic aberration in faster lenses. Continue reading “Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens now In Stock & Shipping”

Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens Tested at DxOMark

Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens tested at DxOMark website. According to test results the brigh prime Nikon lens achieved an overall score of 38 points. 

Tested on the high-resolution 45.7MP Nikon Z 7 full frame mirrorless camera, the Nikkor Z 35mm F1.8 S ranks as the highest-scoring Nikon 35mm lens with an impressive sharpness sub-score of 30 PMpix at f/4.

With its retail price of $849, the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 S is not a cheap lens, especially considering that its F-mount version, the Nikon 35mm f/1.8G ED retails for $529. Check out the test results below with comparison chart. Continue reading “Nikon Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 S Lens Tested at DxOMark”

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Tested at DxOMark

Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens tested at DxOMark website. According to test results the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens achieved an overall score of 38 points. 

The lens tested on the Canon EOS R, the company’s 30.3Mp full-frame mirrorless camera, and it compares well with Canon’s previous 50mm f/1.2 lens.

This score puts the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L among the top five 50mm lenses in DxOMark’s rating. However, it’s clearly below the score of lenses that costs much less, e.g. the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSMand the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4. Continue reading “Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Tested at DxOMark”

Pre-order : Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens, Price $899

Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD DSLR lens is now available for pre-order at major US stores. The US price is $899.

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens for Canon EF: $899 at B&HAdorama.

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens for Nikon F: $899 at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Pre-order : Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens, Price $899”

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Lens in Stock & Shipping in the US

Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, the new Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens is now in stock and shipping at major stores in US. Order now if you are interested.

The ZEISS Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens is the latest addition to the Otus line up. The 100mm joins the 28mm f/1.455mm f/1.4, and the 85mm f/1.4.

Continue reading “Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Lens in Stock & Shipping in the US”

Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II Lens Released

Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II lens now officially released. The fast prime lens is available in Sony E, Fujifilm X, MFT and Canon EOS M mounts. The US price is $249.95 and now available for pre-order at AdoramaFirst version of the lens is priced for $179Shipping of the lens will start on August 25th, 2019. Continue reading “Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II Lens Released”

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Announced for full-frame Canon, Nikon DSLRs

Tamron has announced what it calls ‘the finest lens in its history’, introducing the new SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (Model F045)  for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

The new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD features an optical construction of 14 elements in 10 groups, with four Low Dispersion and three Glass Molded Aspherical lens elements. Tamron says this combination of elements ‘eliminates’ chromatic aberrations and other optical distortions. Continue reading “Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Announced for full-frame Canon, Nikon DSLRs”

Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical FE Lens Release Date in June, Price $1,100

The new Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical FE Lens for Sony E-mount will be released in June, 2019.

The Japanese price for the wide-angle prime optic is 159,300 yen, the same price as the Nokton 40mm f/1.2 FE lens. According to the conversion the US price of this Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical FE lens to be around $1,100. Continue reading “Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical FE Lens Release Date in June, Price $1,100”

Comparison: RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Vs. RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS

Along with the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon) announcement, Canon USA also posted a comparison article between the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Vs. RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS. As you know the “DS” version lens will be announced in later 2019.

The “DS” designation stands for Defocus Smoothing. It is a fixed focal length, 85mm lens which takes the idea of beautiful, soft backgrounds, or “bokeh,” and pushes the concept even further. Continue reading “Comparison: RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Vs. RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS”

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Mirrorless Lens to be Announced Next

Nikon is rumored to introduce the previously mentioned  later this month. The bright telephoto-prime optic is already in the updated Nikon Z-mount Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2021 and scheduled for this Spring.  Continue reading “Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Mirrorless Lens to be Announced Next”