Posts Tagged ‘lens’

Leica Releases 4K-Capable CMOS and ‘Entry-Level’ CCD S-Series Medium Format Cameras

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Looking to make its medium format S-series lineup a bit more robust, Leica unveiled two new S-series camera bodies and a new S-series lens at Photokina this morning. The two cameras are the ‘entry-level’ CCD-sensor Leica S-E (Type 006) and the ‘top-end’ 4K-capable CMOS-sensor Leica S (Type 007), and they’re joined by the Summicron-S 100mm f/2 lens. Read more…

Panasonic Packs a Whopping 1-Inch Sensor and Leica Lens In Its Lumix CM1 Smartphone

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Whoever said size doesn’t matter was lying, or so Panasonic seems to think. In a rather surprising announcement from Photokina, Panasonic unveiled the Lumix CM1: a 4.7-inch Android smartphone built around a 1-inch image sensor and 28mm equivalent f/2.8 Leica lens.

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Tamron 15-30mm is the First Ultra-Wide f/2.8 Zoom Lens to Offer Stabilization

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Tamron today announced the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD ulta-wide zoom lens, which the company says is the first ultra-wide f/2.8 zoom to offer image stabilization (called “vibration compensation” in Tamron-speak).
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Nikon Unveils a Wide and Fast 20mm f/1.8 Prime Lens and a SB-500 Speedlight

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Alongside its new D750 full frame DSLR, Nikon has also announced a new 20mm f/1.8 prime lens and a SB-500 Speedlight.
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Sigma Challenges Tamron with Its Own Hefty 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sport Zoom

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Not yet announced in the English language, but announced nonetheless, it seems Sigma is looking to go toe-to-toe (read: focal length to focal length) with Tamron’s popular 150-600mm f/5-6.3 by releasing its own slightly more professional grade version. Read more…

85mm ZEISS Otus ‘Confirmed’ for Photokina, First Image Leaked

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The release of the ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus was hailed with wide eyes and meaningful glances at checking account balances, but if you only just saved up enough to afford it, we’ve got some bad news for you: the next Otus lens is about to be released. Read more…

First Pictures of Zeiss’ Rumored ‘Loxia’ Lenses Leaked, Will Arrive Early Next Week

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Earlier this week we shared the reliable rumor that Zeiss was about to lift the veil on a new ‘Loxia’ lens lineup designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras — at this point limited to the Sony a7, a7r and a7s.

Well, it seems that rumor was true, at least according to these leaked pictures of the 50mm f/2.0 and 35mm f/2.0 Loxia lenses said to be announced next week. Read more…

B&H Photo Debuts One of the Most Comprehensive and Useful Canon Lens Guides You’ve Ever Seen

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Earlier today, B&H officially launched a new online resource called the Canon Lens Experience. It’s a dedicated microsite that takes a comprehensive look at the various lenses Canon offers, presenting unique and interactive features that demonstrate the various capabilities.

Even more interesting is the series of interviews which features 15 well-respected photographers from different fields, each of whom talk about their experience as a photographer and how their respective Canon gear have helped them make the iconic shots they’ve captured. Read more…

Rumor: Zeiss Will Soon Announce the ‘Loxia’ Lens Line for Full-Frame Mirrorless Systems

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Sony full-frame mirrorless users rejoice, because the latest rumors indicate that ZEISS is looking to make your day. Recently trademarked by ZEISS, ‘Loxia’ is believed to be a new line of full-frame lenses designed specifically for mirrorless systems, which, for now, means the Sony a7, a7r and a7s. Read more…

Ultra-Rare Canon EF 1200mm for Sale in the UK for $165K, Muscles Needed to Lift It Not Included

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The ultra-rare lens that B&H Photo dubbed “The Mother of All Telephoto Lenses“, the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM Super-telephoto, has surfaced once more on the World Wide Web. And with enough money and upper body strength, this one-of-about-twenty behemoth of a lens could be all yours. Read more…