Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced

The new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens is now officially announced.  Two new bundle options with the SL2 and SL2-S were also introduced. The US price of the lens is $2,795 and available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

The telephoto zoom lens consists of 19 elements in 15 groups, with three of the elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group is made up of a single element and is driven by a quiet stepping motor

The body is weather-sealed and uses 82mm filters. Lighter than the older Leica Vario Elmarit SL 24-90mm ASPH, (856g / 1.9 lb compared to 1,140g / 2.5 lb), the new lens offers similar build-quality, and a high standard of construction.

Pre-order links:

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens: $2,795 at B&HAdorama.

Leica SL2 with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $8,795 at B&HAdorama.

Leica SL2-S with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens: $7,195 at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced”

New Canon Patents : RF 130mm f/1.4L, RF 135mm f/2L & RF 24mm f/1.4L USM Lenses

New Canon patents application (USPTO) shows optical formulas for three fast prime lenses.

All products are designed to use on Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera system. Both the Canon EOS R5 and the EOS R6 are super hot selling mirrorless cameras on the market. Canon EOS R5 in stock.

Check out the details of the Canon RF 130mm f/1.4L, RF 135mm f/2L & RF 24mm f/1.4L USM Lens patents.
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New Patents: RF 28mm f/1.4L USM & Canon RF 35 f/1.4L USM Lens Patents

New Canon patents appeared on the web. The patent application describes the & . Both products are designed to use on Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera system.

Both the Canon EOS R5 and the EOS R6 are super hot selling mirrorless cameras on the market. Canon EOS R5 in stock.

Check out the details of the Canon RF 28mm f/1.4L USM and Canon RF 35 f/1.4L USM Lens Patents.

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Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Officially Announced

Sony has just announced the impressively small FE 14mm f/1.8 GM. The company expands its E-mount lens lineup with the introduction of the groundbreaking FE 14mm F1.8 G Master (model SEL14F18GM) – a compact, large F1.8 aperture, ultra-wide angle lens that allows users to capture the world with new perspectives by delivering sharp resolution from corner to corner with little to no distortion, especially when shooting landscapes, architecture, starry skies and interiors.

The lens is surprisingly compact and lightweight: approximately 1/3 the weight of the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art FE ($1,599) (460 vs 1170 grams).

The US price of the lens is $1,598, and the preorders will start on April 21 at 10am ET at B&HPhoto.

First Reviews at Explora. See Press Text Here.  Continue reading “Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Officially Announced”

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 Mark II and XF 56mm f/1.2 Mark II in Development

According to the latest rumors from FR,  Fujifilm is working to renew two of its popular primes. As a result Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 Mark II and XF 56mm f/1.2 Mark II lenses are in development.

The Fujifilm X-mount Lens Roadmap doesn’t show these prime models. So take it with a grain of salt.

The current Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 lens (Amazon) was released in 2013, and Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 lens (Amazon) was released in 2014.

We are wondering if the new model will be a full model change with a completely redesigned optical system or a minor change with improved AF and being sealed.

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Images Leaked, Price Rumored for $1,399

Here are the first images of the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens. The price of the wide-angle prime is rumored to be around $1,398. According to latest rumors, the upcoming Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens will be priced at 1600€ in the EU. This is a little cheaper than the FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens (1700€ in the EU, $1,398 in the US).

This Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens will be the world’s fastest 14mm full frame lens in Sony G Master (GM) arsenal,

Take a look at the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens images. Stay tuned for the official announcement on April 20. Continue reading “Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Images Leaked, Price Rumored for $1,399”

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens Officially Announced

The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens is now officially announced. The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR is a fast prime lens for X Series mirrorless cameras that provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm.

Fujifilm already have a 27mm lens in diminutive shape of the XF 18mm F2, which was actually one of the very first lenses that Fuji released back in 2012. The XF 18mm F1.4 is a much larger lens than the 18mm F2, but it’s still relatively small and light enough to feel well-balanced even on the X-S10 that we tested it with, which is one of the smaller X-series camera bodies.

Weighing 370g and measuring 68.8mm x 75.6mm with a reasonable 62mm filter size, the new 18mm is very similar to the 16mm, 23mm and 35mm lenses. The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens will be available in late May for $999.

Pre-order Options

 Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4BHPhoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
→ LH-XF18 Lens HoodBHPhoto / AmazonUS / Adorama 

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Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens is on the Horizon

According to latest rumors, the Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens will be announced on April 15th, 2021.

The Fujifilm X-mount Lens Roadmap shows this wide-angle and a telephoto zoom lens. So we already know these lenses would be XF 18mm f/1.4 lens and the XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS lens. Fuji enthusiasts met the XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS lens earlier this year. Now it is rumored that the XF 18mm f/1.4 lens will soon be announced.

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens Rumored specifications:

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Nikon Released Firmware Updates for NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 & Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lenses

Nikon released new firmware update version 1.01 for Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S and NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lenses. You can follow the link below to download the firmware update.

Changes from Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.01

  • • Fixed an issue with Z-series cameras that caused the shooting display to brighten momentarily and “F–” to appear in the aperture displays while autofocus was in progress.

Download links:

Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens Firmware Version 1.01

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Firmware Version 1.01

Nikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens: $796.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens: $1,046.95 at B&HPhoto/Adorama/Amazon

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Coming Next : Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens

According to recent reports, Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens is coming next. This Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens will be the world’s fastest 14mm full frame lens in Sony G Master (GM) arsenal, so it could be very expensive.

The wide angle prime optic will be well-suited to landscape, nature, street photography and astrophotography. As a side note, this lens will be about the same size and build quality as the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM. More details after the break! Continue reading “Coming Next : Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens”