New Patents for Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 & RF 100mm f/2.8 Lenses

Canon has just filed two new lens patents RF 85mm f/1.8 lens and RF 100mm f/2.8 lens. New Canon patents are for RF-mount and will be designed for company’s full frame mirrorless cameras.

These are probably non-L lenses and we hope the 100mm is a macro glass. Check out the patent details for Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 & RF 100mm f/2.8 Lenses. Continue reading “New Patents for Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 & RF 100mm f/2.8 Lenses”

Development Announcement of Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens

RICOH IMAGING has announced the development of the second new generation of HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mmF1.4 SDM AW lens. This is a new-generation high-performance Star-series lens which is known for the perfect image quality. This lens is scheduled to be released in late 2020.

Pentax say the lens series has the following credentials:

  • Best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.
  • Large aperture with particularly expressive images.
  • High build quality, durable materials for longevity and easy handling

“After the release of the PENTAX-D FA* 50mm, it quickly became one of the most popular lenses for use with the PENTAX 35mm system. Since then, many PENTAX photographers have requested additional lenses to extend the range of prime lenses. Based on this, it is with great pleasure that we announce the development of another high-performance lens in this series. With the HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW, we continue to pursue particularly high image quality without compromise.”, comment Pentax.

Pentax say that the lens should be available from late 2020, and no pricing has been announced as yet.

Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens key features:

  • By incorporating three Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements, it effectively compensates chromatic aberrations and produces brilliant, high-contrast images even from open aperture.
  • Adopts one aspherical lens and achieves high delineation performance with good correction of spherical aberration, coma and field curvature.
  • High speed and smooth operation with newly developed SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) equipped with high torque ring-type ultrasonic motor.
  • Developing as an AW (All Weather model) this lens features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant structure to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the lens interior.

More NIKKOR Z f/1.2 Prime Lenses Coming in 2020

Nikon is rumored to announce more NIKKOR Z-mount lenses with f/1.2 bright aperture. According to latest rumors from NR, Nikon is planning to launch more f/1.2 high-end prime lenses for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras.

Currently, there is only one f/1.2 prime lens in the Nikon Z-mount lens roadmap and it is the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S Lens.

Canon has already released RF 50mm f/1.2L and RF 85mm f/1.2L prime lenses for Canon full frame mirrorless cameras. We hope the same for Nikon and wish to see they also release NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S lens in near future.

via: NR

Irix 45mm f/1.4 Full-Frame Manual Focus DSLR Lens

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 is a new fast standard prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens is a compelling alternative for all fans of 35-50mm focal lengths, thus allowing a more creative approach to photography.

Whether you’re a professional photographer looking for the right lens for the job or an amateur looking to fill a gap in your focal lengths – the Irix 45mm F/1.4 is the lens for you! Continue reading “Irix 45mm f/1.4 Full-Frame Manual Focus DSLR Lens”

Vazen 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens Announced For MFT

Vazen has announced the pricing and shipping availability for their latest Micro Four Thirds lens, the 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic.

The new 28mm is the 2nd member and the widest of their 1.8x anamorphic line-up. The whole set will contain 3 focal lengths (28mm, 40mm and 65mm) and the 65mm is expected to be out in a few months.

The lens is currently available to order from authorized resellers and on the B&HPhoto. It is available to ship immediately. The retail price in US is USD 3,250/pc. Continue reading “Vazen 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens Announced For MFT”

Pre-Order : Nikon D6 Camera and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, Z 24-200mm Lenses

Nikon D6 camera, NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens, NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens is now available for pre-order at major stores in US.

Nikon D6 vs Nikon D5 – Comparison Continue reading “Pre-Order : Nikon D6 Camera and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S, Z 24-200mm Lenses”

Nikon Unveils NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S & NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 Lenses

Today the Nikon D6 DSLR camera (B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon), Nikon unveiled the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S and NIKKOR Z 24-200mm lenses  with built-in stabilization.

Both Nikon Z-mount lenses are in the company’s roadmap. There will be a total of 23 Z-mount mirrorless lenses by 2021.

The US price for NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S lens is $1,049.95 at B&HPhoto/Adorama/Amazon., will be released in March, 2020. The US price NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 lens is $899.95 at B&HPhoto/Adorama/Amazon, will be released in April, 2020.

Sample photos: 20mm f/1.8 | 24-200mm f/4-6.3 Continue reading “Nikon Unveils NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S & NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 Lenses”

New Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens Images

At the ‘X Summit’ in London, Fujifilm introduced several new and upcoming products. The Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR lens were also on display and it confirmed that the fast prime optic would come this year.

The lens currently works with CDAF and Fuji is also working on PDAF. It has a 77mm front filter thread and it will be the world’s fastest production AF lens when it is released. Continue reading “New Fujinon XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens Images”

Olympus 75mm f/1.8 : Sharpest Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 is one of the sharpest lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

Ideal for portrait photography, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 (AmazonAdoramaBHphoto) is a 150mm equivalent prime for MFT. Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture helps to achieve shallow depth of field and selective focusing effects, and also benefits working in difficult lighting conditions.

Robin Wong published a video review for the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 lens. Check it out! Continue reading “Olympus 75mm f/1.8 : Sharpest Lens for Micro Four Thirds”

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”