Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced

Venus Optics announced a new lens, the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO for designed specifically for mirrorless camera systems.

The Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO sells at $499 and is available at Venus Optics and available for Canon R, Leica L, Nikon Z and Sony E mount. Venus Optics lenses are sold at AmazonAdorama and B&H.

This manual focus macro lens offers a maximum 2:1 magnification ratio for larger-than-life macro photos. The 58mm lens is constructed of 14 elements in 11 groups, including 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements. It uses a 13 blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F2.8 through F22, has a minimum focusing distance of 18.5cm (7.3”) and uses a 67mm front filter thread. The lens measures 74mm (2.9”) in diameter by 117mm (4.0”) in length and weighs 595g (1.3lbs).  Continue reading “Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced”

Meyer Optik Görlitz – Biotar 58 f1.5 II Now Available

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens is now officially released. The new Biotar 58 f/1.5 II lens is available for most camera mounts. The new lens is now available at BHphoto. Here are the details : Continue reading “Meyer Optik Görlitz – Biotar 58 f1.5 II Now Available”

Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens Announced, Price $1,299

Tamron officially announced the new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless. The US price is $1,299 and it will be released on September 22, 2022. The new Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens is available for pre-order at B&H.

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Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD Lens for Sony E: $1,299 at B&H

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Tamron Announces the Development of 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens

Tamron has announced the development of 20-40mm f/2.8 Di III VXD ; an ultra wide-angle to standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount.

The new Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062), will be available in US sometime during fall 2022. Further details, including pricing, will be available in due course. Tamron is well known for making for E-mount. See Tamron lenses here.

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Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless

Meike announced a new manual lens for APS-c mirrorless cameras the Meike 50mm F/0.95.

The US price of the Meike 50mm F/0.95 is $250 and available for Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z and Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. Check availability at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

The lens is constructed of seven elements in five groups and has an aperture range of F0.95 through F16. Its minimum focusing distance is 45cm (17.7”), it uses a 13-blade aperture diaphragm and it has a 62mm front filter thread. Continue reading “Meike 50mm F/0.95 Manual Focus Lens for APS-C Mirrorless”

Meike 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Sony E-mount cameras

Meike announced a new autofocus lens for Sony Cameras the Meike 85mm f/1.8 AF, which is a mirrorless lens currently available for other mounts on Amazon.

Meike 85mm F1.8 Auto Focus Medium Telephoto STM (Stepping Motor) Full Frame Portrait Lens Compatible with Sony E-Mount Mirrorless Cameras A7 A7R A74 A7R4 A7C A7III A7RII A7RIII A7SIII A7SII A9, etc Continue reading “Meike 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Sony E-mount cameras”

Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Announced, Price $899

Sigma officially announced the new Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E-mount. The US price is $899 and it will be released in late June 2022. Now the new Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens is available for pre-order at  BHphotoAdoramaAmazon.

Designed for  full-frame Sony E mount, you can use this premium lens on mirrorless cameras such as the Sony A7 IVSony A7R IV.

Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Lens Key Specifications

  • Lens construction: 11 groups, 16 elements (5 FLD and 4 aspherical elements)
  • Angle-of-view: 107–75.4
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 25cm
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.6
  • Filter size: 72mm
  • Dimensions (max diameter x length): 77.2mm x 100.6mm Weight: 450g

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Sony E 15mm f/1.4 G, 11mm f/1.8 & PZ 10-20mm f/4 G Lenses Announced

Three new APS-C mirrorless E-mount lenses:  now officially announced. All products will be available in July 2022.

All the lenses are now available for pre-order at B&H.

Sony has just officially announced three wide-angle lenses created specifically for APS-C format E-mount mirrorless cameras: Sony E 11mm F1.8Sony E 15mm F1.4 G and Sony E 10-20mm F4 PZ G lens. While each of the new offerings brings a unique set of features to the table, they all share an emphasis on wide focal lengths, bright optics, and compact builds. Made with hybrid content creators in mind, the expansive reach of the trio should appeal to architecture and landscape photographers as well as travel and lifestyle vloggers.

10-20mm at B&HPhotoAmazon.
15mm f/1.4 at B&HPhotoAmazon.
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Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens announced for APS-c mirrorless cameras. The lens is manual focus and it will be available in Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and Nikon Z mounts.

The price of the manual focus Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Lens is $149.99. Check availability at Amazon. The lens is available for Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, Fuji X, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z-mount cameras.

The lens is also compatible with the Nikon Z5Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless models when APS-C crop mode is selected. Continue reading “Meike 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras”

Tokina SZ 33mm f/1.2 APS-C Lens for Sony E and Fuji X Officially Announced

The Tokina SZ 33mm f/1.2 is a fully manual optical lens featuring standard angle of view and super fast aperture. The lens is designed for APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras for still and video content creators with suggested genres like landscape, portrait, snap, wedding, night sky, travel for stills, and general documentary or commercial production for video. The new Tokina lens is available for Fujifilm X and Sony E APS-C size cameras.

  • Designed for still and video content production.
  • The most natural angle of view for wide photography scenarios.
  • Super fast optical design for low light conditions and beautiful bokeh.

Both the Fujifilm X- and Sony E-mount versions feature a clickless aperture ring for smooth adjustment. Tokina says it’s also minimized focus breathing when pulling focus on the 160º focus ring, as demonstrated in the sample footage below:

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