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”

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Officially Announced, Price $999

Panasonic officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens. The US price is $699 and it will be released in October 2022. Now the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens is available for pre-order at BHPhotoAdorama.

Pre-order links:

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens: $999.99 at BHPhoto, Adorama.

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Key Features

  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • 1x Ultra ED, 3x ED Dispersion Elements
  • 1x Ultra-High Refractive Element
  • 3x Aspherical Elements
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.09″
  • Linear AF Motor
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Includes Lens Hood

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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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Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs leaked

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs have been leaked online.

Venus Optics will announce the new Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens for Sony E mount, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts. The officiall announcement will be on May 23, 2022.

Here are the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens Specs

  • 13 sheets in 10 groups (3 ED lenses and 3 high-refractive)
  • 13 diaphragm blades
  • Shortest shooting distance 20.4cm
  • Filter size 67mm
  • Size 74 x 120mm
  • Weight 619g
  • mount Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / Leica L

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens Coming in late 2022

Here is a good news on the Tamron side. Thirds party lens manufacturer is planning to unveil a Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens by the end of 2022.

The lens will be available for Sony E-mount and use VXD drive to achieve faster AF speed and accuracy. Tamron has received high praise with the introduction of the version II standard zoom lens 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens (Model A063). Since the 28-75mm F2.8 has been remodeled to G2, it seems natural that the 17-28mm F2.8 will also be remodeled to G2.

Tamron has already released the 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens, and it is natural to update the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2:
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Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 20mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle shift Lens. The US price of this lens is $1,099 and available in 8 mounts including Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Pentax K, L mount and Fujifilm G mount (via an adapter).  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is an ultra-wide-angle shift lens that you cannot resist. On top of the high image sharpness and nearly no distortion (Zero-D), the lens also comes with a rotatable lens hood for avoiding flares and protecting the front lens element.

The amount of shift is ±11mm for full-frame cameras and ±8mm for medium format cameras, making it super easy to capture architectural and interior photography in a corrected perspective. Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift expands Laowa’s Shift Lens line-up giving you an addition option for distinct needs. Continue reading “Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099”

Hot Deal : Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM ART Lens for $699

Here is a very hot deal ! The price of Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens has just dropped. This is $700 off compared to the regular price $1,399. It is now for only $699. Available in Canon EFNikon FSony E mounts, Adorama is now offering the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for $699

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Venus Optics Laowa F4 tilt-shift Lens to be Announced on March 28th

Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new wide-angle Laowa f/4 tilt-shift lens (or maybe only shift?) on March 28th. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

Photo Rumors has posted a teaser image of the Venus Optics (LAOWA) shift lens. According to the image below, Venus Optics is rumored to announce the new F4 wide-angle tilt-shift lens on March 28th.

Since the title of the teaser is “Shift?”, it seems likely that the tilt mechanism is not installed. With the introduction of LAOWA brand relatively affordable shift lenses, you can feel free to try them out, unlike the expensive shift lenses made by camera makers.

Venus Optics already has the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens.

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine Lens

Venus Optics announced a new Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine lens. This is the world’s widest Super35 prime lens designed for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Fuji X, and Sony E mounts.  The Laowa 7.5mm T2.9 Zero-D S35 Cine is available at B&H Photo with a price tag of $699.

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