Archive: Tag: Wide Angle

Laowa Unveils Argus line of f/0.95 Prime Lenses

Venus Optics has released the Argus line of f/0.95 prime lenses. There are five new manual Laowa lenses, including three for full-frame camera systems, one for APS-C camera systems and one for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems.

Laowa has unveiled f/0.95 prime lenses that comprise its new Argus line – three for full frame, and one each for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

Here is another set of specifications from the company’s CP+  presentation: Continue reading…

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z Announced

Venus Optics officially announced the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens for Nikon Z mount. The US price of this lens is $399. Now the new Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift Lens is available for Nikon APS-C body (Z50). Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro APO is the first macro lens that Venus Optics designs for systems other than full-frame cameras. This is the only macro lens in the market that is capable of producing 2X life-size images and designed specially for mirrorless cameras. The new 65mm is remarkably light and compact which makes it ideal for macro photography, daily still photos, portraiture and more.

Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm Lens: $996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading…

Venus Optics Announced New f/0,95 Argus Lenses for Sony E, Fuji X and MFT

Venus Optics announced new “Argus” lenses with f/0,95 aperture. New f/0,95 Argus lenses are available in Sony E, Fuji X and MFT mounts. The names of these lenses are 25mm f/0,95 for MFT, 33mm f/0,95 for Fuji X, 35mm and 45mm f/0,95 for Sony E.

The lenses will be available in Q2-Q3 and preorders should open soon. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

Lens Tip : Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR Review

Here is a another new Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR lens review published on Lens Tip. The US price is $1,499.95 and it is now in stock at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR lens is a very good option if you do not own a XF56mm and would like weather resistance. It has a rounded diaphragm and its wide maximum aperture means that, paired with Fujifilm’s X-Pro3 and X-T4 cameras, users can autofocus at a luminance level of -7EV.

The Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR is a somewhat contriversial lens. See Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2020. You can read the full review here or see the highlights below:

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Fujifilm XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens now in Stock & Shipping

The is now in stock and shipping from several camera stores. The US price of the wide-angle zoom lens is $999.95 and available at major stores such as AmazonB&HAdorama.

Despite the sealing, the new lens is very slightly lighter than its predecessor (by 25g / 0.9oz) and optical image stabilization has been improved by one stop, bringing the total stabilizing effect to a rated 3.5EV (CIPA). When combined with the in-camera IBIS system of the X-T4, total stabilization increases to 6.5EV.

Now featuring weather-resistance, the new lens should be a better companion for the similarly tough X-T4 and X-T3. Continue reading…

Venus Optics Unveils Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens

Venus Optics launches Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT lens for Micro Four Thirds.

Offering a 96° Angle of view and equipped with 46mm filter threads, no matter using for landscape, astrophotography or architecture photography, the lens is always able to produce impressive results without any extra burden.

The lens also equipped with a CPU chip and motor. You can now control the aperture in-camera and record all the metadata in the EXIF. It will be also perfect for vlogging, drones and other lightweight videography setups.

Designed for the MTF system, Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens costs $399. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&H. Sample photos can be found here.
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Sigma Rumored to Produce Lenses for Fuji X Mount in 2021

Sigma is rumored to start producing lenses for Fuji X-mount cameras. As a result expect Sigma Lenses for Fujifilm in 2021.

About one year ago Sigma said they wanted to develop for Fujifilm, but their resources were limited at that moment. Now looks like its time and they could start developing lenses for Fujifilm. It’s probably the result of so many asking Sigma to release lenses for X-Mount since Fujifilm has the most professional APS-C system at this time.

Also if you click this link you will get all of the stuff on sale at B&H Photo. Continue reading…

Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4 FF Lens Announced, Price $599

Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4 FF Lens is now officially announced. The US price is $599 and it will be released on December 11, 2020.

Designed for Nikon F and Canon EF mounts, the new Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4 FF Lens is available for pre-order at Adorama.

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Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4 Lens (Canon EF): $599 at Adorama

Tokina atx-i 17-35mm f/4 Lens (Nikon F): $599 at Adorama Continue reading…

World’s Fastest Photographic Lens Announced : NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 for Micro Four Thirds

Cosina Japan officially announced the Super Nokton 29mm f/0,8 MFT lens which is claimed to be the world’s fastest photographic lens. The US price to be around $2,099. Voigtlander NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical lens will be released on December 10, 2020. Voigtlander currently produces a range of lenses for Micro Four Thirds users. See Voigtlander lenses for Micro Four Thirds.

The Nokton 29mm F0.8 is a standard lens designed exclusively for Micro Four Thirds. Achieves the brightest F0.8 * as an interchangeable lens for photography currently on the market. Check out the details Continue reading…

Voigtlander NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical lens for Micro Four Thirds Coming Soon

Nokishita reports that Voigtlander-Cosina will soon announce the new SUPER NOKTON 29mm f/0.8 Aspherical lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Voigtlander‘s Nokton 29mm f/0.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras will be a breathtaking wide-angle lens that combines an extraordinary maximum aperture of f/0.8 with a superb magnificent low-light/shallow depth-of-field images–photographs or video.

Voigtlander already has several lenses for Micro Four Thirds. Continue reading…