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)”

Sigma launches 16mm, 30mm, 56mm f/1.4 Canon EF-M lenses

Sigma has announced a trio of new lenses for Canon’s APS-C EOS M range of mirrorless cameras, introducing the 16mm, 30mm and 56mm f/1.4 DC DN.

The new Sigma Canon EF-M lenses will join the company’s Contemporary range of optics. Each lens will be compatible with the camera’s Face and Tracking AF functionality promises quiet AF function in video mode thanks to an optimised stepping motor.

Sigma 30mm budget-friendly lens is priced at $339 and perfect for low-light, indoor and portrait shootings. Continue reading “Sigma launches 16mm, 30mm, 56mm f/1.4 Canon EF-M lenses”

Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR Lens in Development instead of 33mm f/1

Alongside the announcement of the X-Pro 3 camera, Fujifilm has said it is developing a XF 50mm f/1.0 lens for its X-mount mirrorless cameras and cancelling the promised 33mm f/1.

As part of the presentation, Fujifilm’s Head of Product Planning, Takashi Ueno said that the XF 33mm f/1 R WR Lens had become too big and heavy as it was being developed. The latest prototype weighed 1300g (45.8oz), included 15 elements and necessitated the addition of a tripod foot. Instead the company has said it will build a 50mm F1.0, that can be under 900g (31.7oz).

The ultra-fast Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR will be the first mirrorless lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.0 with AF capability. Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 50mm f/1 R WR Lens in Development instead of 33mm f/1”

NIKKOR Z 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens Patent

Nikon has filed a new Z-mount lens patent for Nikon full frame mirrorless camera. This patent is for Nikon 16-35mm f/2.8 Z-mount lens designed to be used on Z6 & Z7 cameras.

New rumored Nikon Z-mount lens roadmap have also been leaked. 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 “NIKKOR Z 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens Patent”

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”

Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 is a new cine lens offering an extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and a large image circle of 43.3mm.

The Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 will be offered in the following lens mounts: Canon EF, Sony E, MFT and Arri PL. The price and availability will be announced shortly. Continue reading “Irix Cine 11mm T4.3 Full-frame Cine Lens”

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”

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens Announced

Panasonic officially announced the new Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens, a lightly refreshed version of the existing Micro Four Thirds optic.

The US price is $697.99, and it is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in late October 2019. Continue reading “Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 II ASPH Lens Announced”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Venus Optics unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art is an ultra-fast semi-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony, Panasonic and Leica mirrorless bodies. The lens, which Sigma claims can resolve over 50 million pixels, contains a total of 17 elements, including aspherical and ‘SLD’ glass. The minimum focus distance is 30cm (~11″), with a max magnification of 0.2x.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.2 is fairly hefty, weighing over 1kg (2.4lbs) with a length of 136mm (5.4″). This is compared to the older 35mm F1.4 Art, which weighs 665g (1.5lb) and measures 94mm (3.7″) in length. The filter ring of the new 35mm F1.2 is supersized too, at 82mm.

The lens has an aperture ring that can be clicked or de-clicked, as well as a customizable AFL button. Build quality appears high, with a weather-sealed enclosure and a coating on the front element to repel oil and water.

The 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art lens will be available later this month, US Price would be around $1,300. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless”