Announced : Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO APS-C lens for Mirrorless

Venus Optics announced the first lens of the f/0.95 Argus line. Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO is a magnificent f/0.95 Standard lens for APS-c mirrorless cameras.

The price of the Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO APS-C lens is $499 and available in Fuji X, Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF mounts.

Shipping starts from Early May for Fuji X and Sony E mount. The Nikon Z and Canon RF will be shipped from Mid May. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

Achieving the APO design, enjoy the clear images with well controlled chromatic aberration. The ultra-fast aperture lens with APO is perfect for low light photography, shallow depth of field portrait and narrative videography. It is blessed with crystal clear details, extraordinary sharpness and exquisite bokeh. Continue reading “Announced : Venus Optics Laowa Argus 33mm f/0.95 CF APO APS-C lens for Mirrorless”

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Officially Announced

Sony has just announced the impressively small FE 14mm f/1.8 GM. The company expands its E-mount lens lineup with the introduction of the groundbreaking FE 14mm F1.8 G Master (model SEL14F18GM) – a compact, large F1.8 aperture, ultra-wide angle lens that allows users to capture the world with new perspectives by delivering sharp resolution from corner to corner with little to no distortion, especially when shooting landscapes, architecture, starry skies and interiors.

The lens is surprisingly compact and lightweight: approximately 1/3 the weight of the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art FE ($1,599) (460 vs 1170 grams).

The US price of the lens is $1,598, and the preorders will start on April 21 at 10am ET at B&HPhoto.

First Reviews at Explora. See Press Text Here.  Continue reading “Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Officially Announced”

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 Mark II and XF 56mm f/1.2 Mark II in Development

According to the latest rumors from FR,  Fujifilm is working to renew two of its popular primes. As a result Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 Mark II and XF 56mm f/1.2 Mark II lenses are in development.

The Fujifilm X-mount Lens Roadmap doesn’t show these prime models. So take it with a grain of salt.

The current Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 lens (Amazon) was released in 2013, and Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 lens (Amazon) was released in 2014.

We are wondering if the new model will be a full model change with a completely redesigned optical system or a minor change with improved AF and being sealed.

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Images Leaked, Price Rumored for $1,399

Here are the first images of the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens. The price of the wide-angle prime is rumored to be around $1,398. According to latest rumors, the upcoming Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens will be priced at 1600€ in the EU. This is a little cheaper than the FE 35mm f/1.4 GM lens (1700€ in the EU, $1,398 in the US).

This Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens will be the world’s fastest 14mm full frame lens in Sony G Master (GM) arsenal,

Take a look at the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens images. Stay tuned for the official announcement on April 20. Continue reading “Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens Images Leaked, Price Rumored for $1,399”

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens Officially Announced

The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens is now officially announced. The Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR is a fast prime lens for X Series mirrorless cameras that provides a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27mm.

Fujifilm already have a 27mm lens in diminutive shape of the XF 18mm F2, which was actually one of the very first lenses that Fuji released back in 2012. The XF 18mm F1.4 is a much larger lens than the 18mm F2, but it’s still relatively small and light enough to feel well-balanced even on the X-S10 that we tested it with, which is one of the smaller X-series camera bodies.

Weighing 370g and measuring 68.8mm x 75.6mm with a reasonable 62mm filter size, the new 18mm is very similar to the 16mm, 23mm and 35mm lenses. The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR lens will be available in late May for $999.

Pre-order Options

 Fujinon XF18mm f/1.4BHPhoto / AmazonUS / Adorama
→ LH-XF18 Lens HoodBHPhoto / AmazonUS / Adorama 

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Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens is on the Horizon

According to latest rumors, the Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens will be announced on April 15th, 2021.

The Fujifilm X-mount Lens Roadmap shows this wide-angle and a telephoto zoom lens. So we already know these lenses would be XF 18mm f/1.4 lens and the XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS lens. Fuji enthusiasts met the XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS lens earlier this year. Now it is rumored that the XF 18mm f/1.4 lens will soon be announced.

Fujifilm XF 18mm f/1.4 R WR Lens Rumored specifications:

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Coming Next : Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens

According to recent reports, Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens is coming next. This Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM lens will be the world’s fastest 14mm full frame lens in Sony G Master (GM) arsenal, so it could be very expensive.

The wide angle prime optic will be well-suited to landscape, nature, street photography and astrophotography. As a side note, this lens will be about the same size and build quality as the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM. More details after the break! Continue reading “Coming Next : Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens”

Reviews : Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds

Here are the latest reviews of the Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds.

The Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens is an extremely compact ultra-wide angle lens. Designed specifically for the micro four thirds mount, such as Panasonic, Olympus and Blackmagic cameras. This 10mm Zero-D lens pairing with f/2 large aperture easily handles a variety of different shooting situations.

Designed for the MTF system, Laowa 10mm f/2 Zero-D MFT Lens costs $399. Venus Optics lenses are sold atAdorama and B&H. In today’s post we will cover the latest reviews of the Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds. Continue reading “Reviews : Laowa 10mm f/2 Wide-Angle Lens For Micro Four Thirds”

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 Unveils Argus line of f/0.95 Prime Lenses”

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