Updated Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap

Olympus has released an updated lens roadmap showing three new lenses, including two new PRO lenses, as well as an affordable telephoto zoom lens.

According to the new M.Zuiko digital lens roadmap these lenses are the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-45mm F4.0 PROM.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS and an as yet unspecified “pro telephoto zoom” lens.

The ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS lens will give a 200-800mm equivalent and should give a more budget friendly entry into the super telephoto zoom arena. There are additional PRO lenses shown, including two telephoto zoom lenses, one wide-zoom lens, and a range of “bright prime lenses”, however details have not yet been released for these.

Check out the Olympus press release below for more details. See Best Micro Four Thirds Lenses Continue reading “Updated Olympus M.Zuiko Digital Lens Roadmap”

Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens now in Stock

The new Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens is now in stock at AmazonB&H, and Adorama. The US price is $1,998.

Spanning a versatile telephoto range, the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens is a flexible zoom perfectly suited for nature, wildlife, and sports applications, ideal lens for Sony a9 II, a9 and a7R IV.

Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens: $1,998 at AmazonB&H, and Adorama.

In addition, the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS lens is now in stock at Adorama, and it will soon in stock at B&HAmazon. Continue reading “Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens now in Stock”

Nikon Updated the Z-mount Lens Roadmap (until 2021)

Along with the Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera, two new kit lenses and NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, the company also unveiled updated Z-mount lens roadmap until 2021.

The roadmap adds a 20mm F1.8, 50mm F1.2 and 105mm ‘Micro’ lens to the high-end ‘S-Line’ of lenses. There will also be a 28 and 40mm lens as part of what Nikon calls a ‘Compact Prime’ series and a non-S 60mm Micro close-up lens. The ‘S’ line will also gain a 14-24mm F2.8 zoom and a 70-200mm F2.8 for sports and photojournalism. These will be accompanied by a 24-105mm S-line zoom and, while no aperture range has been specified, this is grouped with the existing F4 zooms, An S-line 100-400mm lens is also listed.

For Nikon DX mirrorless camera, on the APS-C side, there will be a 18-140mm (equivalent to 27-210mm), as with the compact primes, no maximum aperture is specified. Continue reading “Nikon Updated the Z-mount Lens Roadmap (until 2021)”

New Olympus 500mm MFT Lens is in the Works

The Japanese website Newswitch published an interview with Olympus executive officer Shigemi Sugimoto.

From the interview, “A super telephoto lens that reaches 1000mm in full frame equivalent is under development, and it will reach 2000mm with a 2x teleconverter.”

As you might remember back in June, Olympus has officially announced the 2X teleconverter MC-20 (Adorama | B&H) that is compatible with the company’s 40-150mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 Pro lenses. The M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 will also compatible with the 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro which is currently under development.

You can check out the recap from the interview that mentions the Olympus 500mm MFT lens. Continue reading “New Olympus 500mm MFT Lens is in the Works”

Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review : A Unique Lens

Dustin Abbott completed his exhaustive review of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens.

The Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports is a hyper-telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras, and APS-C sensor cameras with an effective increase in the focal length. Designed for the professional sports and wildlife shooter, the Sigma 500mm F4 is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts with a price tag of $5999.99 in the US. Check availability at Amazon USAB&H PhotoAdorama.

The review below comes with a rich set of test shots and discusses every aspect of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens.  Continue reading “Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review : A Unique Lens”

Best Nikon Lenses Under $300, $500 and $1000

Here is s list of the best Nikon lenses under $300, $500 and $1000. Looking for best lenses for your Nikon DSLR camera, check out the best options within your budget.

We’ve included a couple of third-party brand lenses and made sure they all cover different types of photography; wide angle, standard, telephoto and macro.  Continue reading “Best Nikon Lenses Under $300, $500 and $1000”

New Rumored Nikon Z Lens Roadmap for 2020/2021

New rumored Nikon Z-mount lens roadmap have been leaked online. According to the rumored lens roadmap now there are a total of 10 new Z-mount lenses added for 2020 and 2021.

From an 85mm f/1.2 to a 100-300mm f/4, it seems Nikon has a lot of glass in the pipeline for its full-frame mirrorless system. The additional roadmap fills in almost all of those TBD blanks in the previous Nikon Z mount lens roadmap.

Continue reading “New Rumored Nikon Z Lens Roadmap for 2020/2021”

Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Development Announcement

The development of the Nikon D6 professional DSLR along with the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR telephoto zoom lens has been announced.  According to the company, the Nikon D6 will be company’s most advanced DSLR to date.

Nikon and Canon tend to launch their flagship cameras around the time of the Olympic Games, which are occurring next summer in Tokyo.

Price, specs and release date information for these products will be announced at a later date. Continue reading “Nikon D6 and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR Development Announcement”

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Announced, Release Date in September

Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens, bringing a fast prime with a classic medium telephoto focal length to Z series full-frame mirrorless cameras. Ideal for headshots, fashion, wedding/event photography and tight video shots, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is designed to take full advantage of the wider, brighter and faster Z mount.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens will start shipping from September with a list price of $799. Check availabiliy at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Continue reading “NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Announced, Release Date in September”

What to Expect Next from Canon ? (July 2019)

What to expect from Canon ? Here are the latest updates for the upcoming Canon DSLR and mrrorless cameras as well as new lenses. In this July 2019 edition of “What to expect from Canon” , you’ll get the latest news and rumors in one place.

The company will unveil the previously rumored cameras and lenses on July 9th. These are the PowerShot G5 X Mark IIPowerShot G7 X Mark III, and RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens.

This month we’ll have the new Canon’s “holy trinity” RF mount zoom lenses that is expected to be released before the end of July 2019. Continue reading “What to Expect Next from Canon ? (July 2019)”