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New Canon RF Patents : 24mm f/1.4, 24mm f/1.8, 28mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.8 & 50mm f/1.4 Lenses

Canon has filed several new RF mount lens patents for its full frame mirrorless camera system. These lenses are the 24mm f/1.4, 24mm f/1.8, 28mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.8 & 50mm f/1.4 and some of them are already in the lens roadmap.

To date, Canon has offered great lenses for the RF mount and demonstrated how committed it is to a full frame mirrorless camera system. See the complete Canon RF mount lenses. Also here is the list of Canon RF series lenses expected to be released in the next two years. Canon RF Lens Roadmap for 2021 & 2022.

Take a look at the patent details below: Continue reading…

Kamlan 32mm f/1.1 Lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds

Kamlan announced a new KamLan KL 32mm f/1.1 manual focus lens. The lens will be available for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The lens will be available for Canon EOS-M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mount camera systems. It measures 70mm (2.8”) in diameter, 92mm (3.6”) long and weighs 600g (1.3lbs).

Kamlan lenses are sold at: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE

  • 32,000 yen ($303.60)
  • Manual Focus
  • 11 circular aperture blades
  • 9 elements in 7 groups including 5 pieces of high refraction glass
  • 40cm minimum focus distance
  • filter size 62 mm
  • size: 92 x 70 mm
  • weight: 601 g

ZY Optics adds the Leica M version to its popular Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 line-up

ZY Optics, the leading fast-aperture lenses manufacturer in China, has announced the launch of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens in Leica M mount. The lens is specially redesigned to work well with Leica M camera systems and supports rangefinder coupling for focus assistance. The lens is also compatible with 3rd party Autofocus Adapter where a Autofocus performance can be enjoyed when used with Nikon Z or Sony FE cameras.

Great Control over Depth of Field
Its f/0.95 maximum aperture makes the lens one of the fastest lens in the market for Leica cameras. A shallow depth of field endows pictures with an enchanting and dreamy ambience, with the main character perfectly separated from the background. Soft and enticing bokeh can be formed in this picture, adding additional romantic sense to the picture. Its 9 rounded blades aperture creates a soft and perfectly circular bokeh that all photographers are craving for.

Superior Image Quality
Compared to the Nikon Z/ Canon RF/ Sony FE version, the image is further improved by the new 11 elements in 8 groups optics formula, bringing high definitions and sharpness even at wide open aperture. Colour fringing and chromatic aberration are greatly suppressed thanks to the addition of extra-low dispersion elements. The colour rendered is also carefully calibrated to manifest a greater contrast on Leica cameras. Unlike other f/0.95 lenses where the sharpness is only optimized at certain distances, the new Mitakon 50mm has an outstanding sharpness at both portrait distances as well as infinity, making it one of the most versatile 50mm lens in the market.

Extraordinary Night Photography
The ultra-wide f/0.95 aperture is also tailor-made for night photography. With the improved sharpness and coma correction, the new Speedmaster outperforms any 50mm lenses in the market in the genre of night photography.

Full Support of Leica Cameras’ Rangefinder Coupling Focusing System
One special feature about Leica cameras is their unique Rangefinder Coupling system. The new Speedmaster is designed to perfectly support the rangefinder system of the Leica cameras to achieve a more accurate, convenient, and quicker focusing performance through the camera’s viewfinder. More precise control of manual lens shooting is not impossible now.

Autofocus Realization with Third Party Adapters
A hybrid focusing performance can now be enjoyed. For Nikon Z and Sony E mount users, there are a few automatic adapters in the market which can turn Leica M-mount manual lenses into autofocus. Users can now take advantage of the short-flange distance of Leica M mount and experience a new focus performance with these AF adapters. Both Megadap MTZ11 and Techart TZM-01/LM-EA7 are supported. The adapters can support AF-S, AF-C, AF-F and face/eye detection with IBIS of the cameras, making focusing with f/0.95 as painless as ever.

Impeccable finishing with 2 colors available
Taking care of the high aesthetic standard of all Leica users, both matte black and silver version are available to best match with the beautiful Leica cameras. In addition, the lens will be shipped with a specially designed black leather box. The lens is equipped with a delicate and durable metallic exterior like all other Mitakon lenses. A solid feel of precision is given by a smoot aperture control ring and engraved markings on the lens body.

Shenyang Zhongyi Optical & Electronic Co., Ltd was established in 1984 as a joint venture company with a Japanese investor. We are a China leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial optical solutions. ZhongYi is providing optical elements for industrial as well as distributing its unique and truly high-performance lens products to consumers worldwide under the Zhongyi and Mitakon brands.

More details can be found at ZY Optics announces Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M mount

Canon RF Lens Roadmap for 2021 & 2022

Let’s present new updates for Canon RF mount lenses. Here is the list of Canon RF series lenses expected to be released in the next two years. This is kinda updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap for 2021 & 2022.

To date, Canon has offered great lenses for the RF mount and demonstrated how committed it is to a full frame mirrorless camera system.  Canon Rumors has combined all the latest rumors about RF mount lenses in a neat list. Below you can find the other Canon RF lenses that is expected to arrive in 2021. There will be a total 17 new RF lenses coming in 2021 and 2022, including “ground-breaking” TS-R autofocus tilt-shift lenses for the RF mount.

Here is the updated Canon RF lenses roadmap that will be mentioned over the next two years. Continue reading…

Complete List of Canon RF Lenses

This is the complete list of Canon RF Lenses. RF lenses offer higher quality, speed, and operation thanks to outstanding optical technology and design. Canon RF lenses are fast with even higher levels of optical clarity come as standard with the EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

The RF lens mount was developed by Canon and launched in 2018 to replace the EF mount. The Canon RF mount has the same 54mm diameter, but boasts a flange focal distance (the space between the lens and the sensor) of 20mm (24mm shorter than that of the EF/EF-S mount, thanks to the lack of mirror) and 12 electrical contacts (4 more than EF/EF-S, providing faster communication).

RF-mount lenses are not compatible with EF, EF-S or EF-M mount camera bodies. This means they are not backwards compatible with DSLR lenses that use the older EF mount. While Canon initially continued to develop several more EF mount DSLRs after the launch of the RF mount, they stated publicly at the beginning of 2020 that there would be no more EF lenses. Remember that the non-L lenses are not weather sealed. You can see the Complete List of Canon RF Lenses which is regulary updated.

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Irix 45mm f / 1.4 GFX for Fujifilm Medium Format Announced

Irix has officially announced the Irix 45mm f / 1.4 GFX lens for Fujfiilm medium format cameras.

Irix 45mm f/1.4 is a standard 45mm wide-angle lens with a dedicated mount that can be used with Fujifilm GFX series cameras equipped with medium format sensors.

The lens will available at B&HPhotoAdorama and AmazonUS. See Irix 45mm f / 1.4 GFX lens information from the press text below. Continue reading…

Lens Tip : Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR Review

Here is a another new Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR lens review published on Lens Tip. The US price is $1,499.95 and it is now in stock at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR lens is a very good option if you do not own a XF56mm and would like weather resistance. It has a rounded diaphragm and its wide maximum aperture means that, paired with Fujifilm’s X-Pro3 and X-T4 cameras, users can autofocus at a luminance level of -7EV.

The Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR is a somewhat contriversial lens. See Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2020. You can read the full review here or see the highlights below:

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Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens now in Stock & Shipping

The is now in stock and shipping from several camera stores. The US price of the wide-angle zoom lens is $999.95 and available at major stores such as AmazonB&HAdorama.

Despite the sealing, the new lens is very slightly lighter than its predecessor (by 25g / 0.9oz) and optical image stabilization has been improved by one stop, bringing the total stabilizing effect to a rated 3.5EV (CIPA). When combined with the in-camera IBIS system of the X-T4, total stabilization increases to 6.5EV.

Now featuring weather-resistance, the new lens should be a better companion for the similarly tough X-T4 and X-T3. Continue reading…

First Tests of Sigma 35mm and 65mm f/2.0 FE Lenses

Here are the first tests of the Sigma 35mm and 65mm f/2.0 FE lenses. Marc Alhadeff from SonyAlpha.Blog tested both Sigma lenses. You can find the highlights to those tests below.

These Sigma 35mm and 62mm lenses are from the latest Sigma announcement. As you might remember three new full-frame mirrorless L-series premium compact prime lenses for Sony E-mount and L-mount bodies have been introduced. These Sigma lenses are 24mm f/3.535mm f/265mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and will be available for sale through authorized US retailers in mid-January, 2021.

Check out the first tests of the Sigma 35mm and 65mm f/2.0 FE lenses.

2020 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shopping

Pre-orders now available online :
Sigma 24mm f/3.5 at B&H PhotoAdorama
Sigma 35mm f/2.0 at B&H PhotoAdorama
Sigma 65mm f/2.0 at B&H PhotoAdorama Continue reading…