Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for Canon EF-M (EOS M), Sony E, Fuji X mounts.  The lens has a good price tag at $199.

Featuring a one-of-a-kind 210° field of view, Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens can create a circular fisheye perspective on Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. Photographers can create a 360° full panorama image with a maximum of 2-3 shots. The lens  weigh only 4.8 oz (135 g) which makes it extremely portable and allows photographers to have creative shots anywhere, anytime. The lens can also be mounted on DJI Inspire X5 cameras for creating a unique perspective you have never seen before.

Laowa lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. See Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens announcement. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M”

Best Micro Four Third Lenses of 2019

Looking for the best Micro Four Thirds lenses? Here are the best Micro Four Thirds lenses, from zooms to primes, from ultra-wide-angles to super-telephotos.

DPreview posted a list of the best MFT lenses seperated into categories.

In this buyers guides you’ll find the best Olympus and Panasonic lenses for portraits, telephoto, macro and wide! Continue reading “Best Micro Four Third Lenses of 2019”

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens to be Announced Soon

Fuji is rumored to announce the  in early 2020. The official announcement of this sleek short telephoto prime will happen in January to February, 2020.

The XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR for Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras will offer a 76mm equivalent focal length to suit a variety of applications, including portraiture and still lifes. The lens is expected to be big and heavy and bright f/1.0 maximum aperture benefit working in low-light conditions and also afford a high degree of control over depth of field. Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1.0 R WR Lens to be Announced Soon”

Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount

In addition to the new Panasonic firmware updates, the company also unveiled two new L-mount compatible full frame lenses.  These lenses are the    and . Panasonic also updated the Lumix S L-mount lenses roadmap.

The US price of Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens is $1,497.99, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens is priced at $2,597.99. Both Panasonic L-mount lenses are available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Order now if you are interested. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount”

Canon Filed Patent for RF 14-28mm f/2 and RF 10-24mm f/4 Lenses

Canon filed two new patents in USA and Japan. Both lens patents are RF mount ultra-wide zoom lenses. The patent application describes a RF 14-28mm f/2L USM lens which will be good companion for the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM lens.

The second one is RF 10-24mm f/4L USM lens or RF 12-24mm f/4L USM lens, similar to EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. Continue reading “Canon Filed Patent for RF 14-28mm f/2 and RF 10-24mm f/4 Lenses”

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF Lens for Canon RF Mount

Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF lens is the first auto-focus lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera system.  The new model joins the company’s similar AF 14mm f/2.8 EF lens for Canon EF, featuring a 113.9-degree wide angle of view (89.8-degree APS-C) thanks to 14 elements in 10 groups, including one high-reflective element, two extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements.

The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF will be released globally in November. It will be priced at £629 in the UK. Continue reading “Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF Lens for Canon RF Mount”

Irix Full Frame Cine 45mm T1.5 Lens Announced

Irix have announced a new Cine lens, the 45mm T1.5, which will be the third full-frame cine lens suitable for shooting with 8K Ultra HD cameras from Irix.

The new lens is designed for shooting with Ultra HD 8K cinema cameras and is based on a completely new optical design which includes four elements made of high refraction glass, one extra-low dispersion lens and one aspherical lens. Continue reading “Irix Full Frame Cine 45mm T1.5 Lens Announced”

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability

Venus Optics announce price, specs and availability of Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT lens – a compact, approachable and fast lens for exquisite performance.

Retailing for just $149, the Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT is the most affordable lens that manufacturer Venus Optics has ever released.

Laowa 17mm f/1.8 lens provides the equivalent of a 34mm angle of view on a full-frame sensor. The lens houses nine elements in seven groups, and has a seven-blade diaphragm to give a pleasing sunstar rendering. The lens is compact and weighs just 6oz (172g). It has a minimum focus distance of 15cm and comes with a 46mm filter thread. Continue reading “Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT Lens Price, Specs and Availability”

Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lens for APS-c DSLRs

The new Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is an ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sensor Canon & Nikon DSLR cameras.

The ultra-wide 11-16mm focal length is ideal for shooting landscapes, interiors, nightscapes, and group shots, while the constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 offers great performance in low light shooting, with exceptional depth of field control.

The design of this lens is the same as Tokina opera series. US price is $449. Shipping will begin on November 8, 2019. It is also a direct replacement for the current 11-16mm f/2.8 model.

Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lens ($449): Canon EFNIkon F. Check also Adorama, and Amazon  Continue reading “Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lens for APS-c DSLRs”

Tokina ATX-I 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lens for Canon & Nikon Mount to be Announced Soon

Tokina will soon announce a new lens for DSLR cameras with APS-c image sensor. The new Tokina ATX-I 11-16mm f/2.8 CF lens will available for Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount.

The new lens will be called Tokina ATX-I 11-16mm f/2.8 CF lens. The Japanese price for this lens is 54,800, US price around $500.

This lens will be officially announced this week, and the release date is on November 8th, 2019. Continue reading “Tokina ATX-I 11-16mm f/2.8 CF Lens for Canon & Nikon Mount to be Announced Soon”