Posts Tagged ‘lensannouncement’

Canon Offers L Lens Alternatives with New EF 400mm f/4, EF 24-105mm and EF-S 24mm f/2.8

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We interrupt the flow of Photokina camera announcements with a bit of a glass breather courtesy of Canon. In addition to the long-awaited 7D Mark II and the impressive G7 X, Canon also let three lenses out of the bag today, two of which are placed as cheaper alternatives to popular L lenses. Read more…

Samsung Debuts 4K-Capable Flagship NX1 Alongside Impressive 50-150mm f/2.8 Lens

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Earlier today, Samsung officially released its recently-rumored/leaked flagship camera, the NX1. Alongside it, the South Korean electronics company showed off an impressive 50–150mm f/2.8 lens (70–200mm equivalent) and teased a new 300mm f/2.8 lens that’s still in development. Read more…

Fuji X-T1 ‘Graphite Silver Edition,’ 50-140mm f/2.8 and 56mm f/1.2 R APD Also Announced

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The X100T is far from the only announcement Fuji decided to make today. In addition to revealing the brand new fixed lens camera, the company is also pulling the cover off of a special ‘graphite silver edition’ of the powerful X-T1 camera, and adding two more lenses to its XF lineup. Read more…

The ZEISS Otus 85mm f/1.4 Officially Arrives: Mind-Blowing Quality at a Mind-Blowing Price

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As of a couple of hours ago, there’s officially a new ‘world-class’ lens on the market. Touted as another ‘world’s best’ in its category, ZEISS’ 85mm f/1.4 Otus short telephoto lens has arrived. Read more…

Tamron Reveals the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8, Its First All-in-One Zoom for MFT Systems

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Tamron broke new ground in MFT lenses yesterday with the release of the 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 DI III, the company’s very first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Read more…

Fuji’s Weather Resistant 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Raises Image Stabilization Bar to 5 Stops

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Typically, lens announcements go unnoticed unless the lens in question is some optically incredible, super-wide aperture prime lens. But if the idea of an 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens leaves you thoroughly unexcited, we would beg you to read on, because Fuji’s first attempt at a weather-resistant XF lens might just knock your socks off. Read more…

Phase One Announces 40mm-80mm f/4–5.6 Lens for Its Digital 645 System

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When it comes to medium format photography, prime lenses are the norm. The size, weight and quality of construction of lenses are all areas of constraint for medium format over DSLRs or mirrorless, and so zoom lenses are more of a rarity.

However, there are always impressive exceptions to the rule, which is exactly what Phase One has done with its second-ever zoom lens for the 645 digital medium format system. Read more…

Tokina Creates Its First Optically Stabilized Lens, a 70-200mm f/4 Zoom

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Tokina broke new ground yesterday when it announced its very first optically-stabilized lens. Dubbed the AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S, it uses a voice coil motor-driven IS system to deliver a promised three stops of image stabilization for the shaky of hand. Read more…

Nikon Releases $12,000 AF-S 400mm f/2.8E Lens and 1.4x AF-S Teleconverter

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Not to be outdone by Canon’s lens announcements from yesterday, Nikon has come back with a few major announcements of its own. And foremost among them (at least in terms of price) is a brand new AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens that will pair very well with the new AF-S TC-14E III teleconverter… well, assuming you have about thirteen grand handy. Read more…

Canon Unveils New EF 16-35mm f/4L, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 and White Rebel SL1

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Canon released a little bit of something for everybody last night in a press release that debuted, not just the expected 16-35mm and 10-18mm lenses we had already known about, but also the white SL1 that until now was not available in the United States. Read more…