Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,798

Sony announced the newest lens in their G Master lineup – the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II. The US price is $2,798, $200 higher than the original version was launched for.  Shipping is scheduled to begin in December 2021.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens: $2,798 at  B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

The new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens offers a constant f/2.8 aperture on a telephoto zoom. Continue reading “Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II Lens Announced, Price $2,798”

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X-mount Announced

Tamron today officially announced the new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. Offering a 16.6x zoom ratio that translates to a rough equivalent of 27-450mm in full-frame terms, this Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD all-in-one zoom lens will be an intriguing option for travel photographers and those looking to keep lens-swapping to a minimum.

The Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD will be available for Fujifilm X-Mount on October 28, 2021 at $699 USD.

Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • VXD Linear AF Motor
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first1 APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.

Moreover, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15m (5.9 in) at the 18mm wide end and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, effectively reducing image blur caused by camera shake in low-light conditions or in the ultra-telephoto range at slower shutter speeds.

Also, same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a unified 67mm filter size. With a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a highly versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto.

Specifications:

Model B061
Focal Length 18-300mm (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
(for full-frame mirrorless format: 27-450mm equivalent field-of-view)
Maximum Aperture F3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 77° 24′-5° 30’ (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.15m /5.9 in (WIDE), 0.99m /39 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4 (TELE)
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ75.5mm
Length* for FUJIFILM X-mount 125.8mm (5 in)
Weight 620g (21.9 oz)
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F22-40
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Mounts FUJIFILM X-mount

Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens Announced

In addition to the second-gen version of its 28-75mm F2.8 standard zoom lens for the same system, Tamron has announced a 35-150mm F2-2.8 fast, flexible zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies.

The Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD is the world’s first mirrorless zoom lens with a maximum wide-open aperture of F2.

The lens uses the company’s VXD linear motor, which the company says will give fast, precise autofocus, including full compatibility with Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF systems.

Minimum focus distance ranges from 33cm (13″) at the wide end to 85cm (33.5″) at full tele, giving a maximum magnification ratio that ranges from 1:5.7 to 1:5.9.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens at B&H.

The new Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD will be available from October 28, 2021 priced at £1599.99 in the UK and $1899.99 in the US.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens Pre-orders:
B&H Photo / Amazon

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens Announced

Tamron USA, Inc. announces the launch date of the previously announced 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 (Model A063), a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new lens will be on sale October 28, 2021, at $899 USD. Due to the current global health crisis, the release date or product supply schedule could change.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens at B&H.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2:
B&H Photo / Amazon

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Coming Next : Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN | Contemporary Lens

The next lens from Sigma will be the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN | Contemporary. The lens will probably be in L-mount and Sony E.

Sigma lenses have been getting more and more popular in recent years. product line consists mainly of variable aperture zoom lenses for general use, such as standard and telephoto zoom lenses for APS-C cameras (the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM Macro C, for example).

See full list of Sigma products :

The next lens that Sigma will announce will be “18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary”. I was able to confirm the L mount and E mount from a review article of a certain photographer, but it is unconfirmed whether other mounts will be released.

via Nokishita

Laowa Argus 35mm F/0.95 FF for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon R

Venus Optics has launched the Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF for full-frame cameras which captures images with extraordinary shallow depth of field and creamy bokeh.

Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95 FF is available for Canon RF, Nikon Z and Sony E mount camera systems and costs $899. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Amazon, Adorama and B&H.

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Sigma 90mm f/2.8 & 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lenses Announced

Sigma unveiled two new lenses for Mirrorless users; the 24mm F2 DG DN Contemporary and the 90mm F2.8mm DG DN Contemporary.

The Sigma lenses, designed for E- and L-mount bodies, are all-metal and feature aperture rings and weather-sealing. Both will be available later this month for $639.

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
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Rumors : Sony to Announce the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II & FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II Lenses

Some good rumors about next Sony GM lenses. Looks like they are going to be the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II (SEL2470GM II) and Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II (SEL70200GM II).

Both the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM lenses are part of the holy trinity Sony lenses, and updating is essential.

The recently introduced GM lenses (FE 35mm f/1.4 GMFE 50mm f/1.2 GM and FE 14mm f/1.8 GM) are compact and high-performance. We expect the upgrade Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II lenses will be significantly more compact and outstanding!

As is known, these lenses offer very good optical quality and excellent performance and are ideal for portraits, event and wedding photography as well as general shooting.

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens: $2,198 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens: $2,598 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Sigma 90mm f/2.8 & 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lenses Coming Soon

Sigma is rumored to announce two new lenses for Sony E and Leica L mount full frame mirrorless cameras. The two Sigma lenses are on the horizon and expected to be announced in the next few months.

  • Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens
  • Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens

From Nokishita:

One of the lenses that Sigma will announce next will be “90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary”. The other one is “24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary”.

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Specs:

  • 11 lenses in 10 groups
  • 9 diaphragm blades (circular diaphragm)
  • minimum shooting distance 0.5m
  • maximum shooting magnification 1: 5
  • filter diameter 55mm
  • Size φ64×59.7mm
  • weight 295g
  • suggested retail price in Japan the same as the 35mm F2 ($639)

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens Price, Specs and Release Date

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens price, specs and release date revealed. The US price of the lens is $699 and it will be released on September 24, 2021. Now the new Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E-mount is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Tamron officially announced the new Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E-mount (The Fujifilm X-mount model to be announced separately).

Pre-order links:

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Sony E: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X: $699 at B&HAdorama.

Key Features

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • VXD Linear AF Motor
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

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