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:
B&H Photo / Amazon

New Nikon Firmware Updates for 24-120mm, 100-400mm Z Lenses & P1000 Camera

Nikon released new firmware updates for the NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S and NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lenses and the P1000 camera.

You can find the download with firmware update details below.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Lens: $2,696.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens: $1,096.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “New Nikon Firmware Updates for 24-120mm, 100-400mm Z Lenses & P1000 Camera”

Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens now in stock

The Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens is now in stock at Amazon. The Nikon Z 24-120mm f/4 S is a versatile 5x travel-zoom lens for Nikon Z-series full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Shooting stills or video, the 24-120mm zoom range has got you covered. Great focal length range makes this a favorite for shooting video on a DSLR as well as stills. The lens is fast enough for low light shooting with a coverage range that would suffice as being able to handle wide, standard and short telephoto.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens: $1,096.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Features and technical specifications include:

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens for Fujifilm X-mount in Stock

The Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens for Fujifilm X-mount  is now in stock at major stores in US.

The US price of the telephoto zoom lens is $699 USD and available at B&Hphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama

The Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD  is the world’s first lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the greatest feature of this lens, covering wide-angle to an ultra-telephoto range (27mm to 450mm full-frame equivalent).

Key Features

  • World’s first 16.6x all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras
  • Best-in-class, extremely fast and precise AF provided by VXD linear motor focus mechanism
  • Maintains high resolving power from the center to the corners throughout the range
  • Compact and portable design at 4.9 inches and a weight of just 21.9 ounces
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating
  • Tamron 6 Year Limited USA Warranty Valid on new products purchased from Authorized USA Dealers

Tamron 20mm, 24mm, 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens Firmware Ver.3 Now Available

Tamron released a new firmware update for 20mm, 24mm, and 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lenses. The new firmware solves the issue of focus mode may switch from AF to MF during video recording with the SONY α7IV.

These ‘Di III OSD M1:2’ lenses are in three focal lengths: a 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:224mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, and 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 lens. You can find the details of the Tamron firmware update below. Continue reading “Tamron 20mm, 24mm, 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens Firmware Ver.3 Now Available”

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens Price, Specs, Release Date

Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens for its mirrorless cameras and it features a built-in 1.4x teleconverter to give a maximum focal length of 560mm. The US price of the lens is $13,999.95 and now available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama.

It is the first Z lens to feature Nikon’s new Silky Swift Voice Coil Motor (VCM) focusing system with optical ABS encoder. It’s designed to deliver faster autofocus that is quieter than normal yet enables perfect subject acquisition and tracking.

The Nikon Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S is also the first Z lens to have Nikon’s new Meso Amorphous Coat, which is claimed to deliver the highest anti-reflection performance in Nikkor history. This new coating uses particles even smaller than nano particles and is said to give better control of ghosting and flare with excellent clarity even when shooting scenes with multiple direct light sources

At 2950 g (6 lb 8.1 oz), the Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S is light for its focal length and aperture. It’s also fully sealed against moisture and dust, plus its centre of gravity is towards the lens mount to make it feel more stable and balanced in use.

Like several Nikon Z lenses, the Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S has customisable controls including a Function ring. Continue reading “Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Lens Price, Specs, Release Date”

Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR & NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lenses now Shipping in the US

The major US retailers are now shipping out the new NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S and NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lenses.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Lens: $2,696.95 at Amazon, B&HAdorama.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens: $1,096.95 at Amazon, B&HAdorama.

Nikon Z9 body: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

The NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S and the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S are Nikon’s latest S-line lenses, giving discerning photographers premium optics and ultimate versatility. Additionally, the new Mount Adapter FTZ II is a streamlined solution to seamlessly adapt F-mount lenses with the integrated vertical grip on the new Nikon Z 9.

In addition, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S and 24-120mm f/4 S manuals are also available for download online:

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Firmware Update Ver.1.1.0

Canon released a new firmware for its RF-mount telephoto lens. The firmware version 1.1.0 for Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens is now available for download.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens: $1,599.99 at AmazonB&H and Adorama.

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You find all the details and download links of this major Canon firmware update below. Continue reading “Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Firmware Update Ver.1.1.0”

Nikon Announced Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm F/3.5-6.3 VR Lens

Nikon officially announced the new Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens. The US price is $596.95, and now it is available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama.

Nikon has introduced a new zoom lens to its line-up of Nikkor Z DX lenses that has a zoom range from wide to telephoto and is compatible with Nikon Z cameras such as the Nikon Z50.

Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Features:

  • Compact and lightweight body
  • 7.8x zoom lens
  • A minimum focus distance of 0.20m at wide focal lengths
  • Vibration reduction mode, allowing the user to shoot at shutter speeds of up to 5 stops slower with no camera shake
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism, using signals from the camera for even more precise aperture control and consistently stable exposure control
  • Great for videos and stills, with easy-to-use controls
  • Sealed to protect from dust and drips

Continue reading “Nikon Announced Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm F/3.5-6.3 VR Lens”

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X-mount Announced

Tamron today officially announced the new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. Offering a 16.6x zoom ratio that translates to a rough equivalent of 27-450mm in full-frame terms, this Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD all-in-one zoom lens will be an intriguing option for travel photographers and those looking to keep lens-swapping to a minimum.

The Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD will be available for Fujifilm X-Mount on October 28, 2021 at $699 USD.

Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • VXD Linear AF Motor
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first1 APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.

Moreover, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15m (5.9 in) at the 18mm wide end and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, effectively reducing image blur caused by camera shake in low-light conditions or in the ultra-telephoto range at slower shutter speeds.

Also, same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a unified 67mm filter size. With a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a highly versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto.

Specifications:

Model B061
Focal Length 18-300mm (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
(for full-frame mirrorless format: 27-450mm equivalent field-of-view)
Maximum Aperture F3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 77° 24′-5° 30’ (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.15m /5.9 in (WIDE), 0.99m /39 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4 (TELE)
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ75.5mm
Length* for FUJIFILM X-mount 125.8mm (5 in)
Weight 620g (21.9 oz)
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F22-40
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Mounts FUJIFILM X-mount