Posts Tagged ‘lensannouncement’

Lomo Brings Back the Iconic, 50-Year-Old Russar MR-2 Wide Angle Lens

Lomography’s already has some experience partnering with Russian lens manufacturers. And given how successful the Zenit partnership and Lomo’s recreation of the Petzval lens has been, they’ve decided to do it again, this time with the Russar+. Read more…

Samyang Broadens Its Mirrorless Support with New 12mm and Updated Older Models

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If you believed the rumors, today was supposed to be the day Samyang debuted its first AutoFocus-capable lenses. But that, it seems, wasn’t in the cards. What Samyang did announce today (and what they have apparently been teasing all week) was a new 12mm f/2 and several revamped older models that will now work with APS-C and MFT mirrorless cameras. Read more…

ZEISS Adds 50mm f/2.8 Portrait/Macro Lens to Its APS-C Touit Lineup

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ZEISS is touting its latest release as a “perfect” portrait lens with serious Macro chops to boot — a 50mm, f/2.8 model for APS-C cameras sporting Sony E and Fuji X mounts. Read more…

Nikon Unveils AA Filterless D3300, 35mm f/1.8G FX Lens and New CoolPix Cameras

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The CES announcement train keeps on rolling with another one we saw coming thanks to the ever-increasing accuracy of rumor sites. Nikon has officially launched the consumer-level D3300 — complete with a few hardware upgrades and a new kit lens — as well as the long-rumored 35mm f/1.8G full-frame lens and a few new CoolPix models. Read more…

Sigma Announces New 50mm f/1.4 Art and 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Contemporary Lenses

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It’s a good year for glass at CES in Vegas. First Samsung debuts its first premium ‘S’ lens, then Fuji comes out with the 56mm f/1.2R, and now Sigma is joining the fray by releasing two new lenses: an all-new 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens and a significantly updated 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro lens. Read more…

Fujifilm Adds Black X100s and 56mm f/1.2R Lens to X-Series Lineup

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Despite many a rumor of a new X-Series camera coming at CES, Fuji didn’t have a brand new shooter up its sleeve — at least not that we know of. Instead, the company is debuting the much-requested all-black version of the X100s, and a super fast “portrait perfect” XF 56mm f/1.2R premium lens. Read more…

Introducing Samsung’s First Ever Premium ‘S’ Lens: The 16-50mm f/2-2.8 ED OIS

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Wrapping up the announcements from Samsung today were two new pieces of glass, at least one of which might just get your Gear Acquisition Syndrome acting up. The new lenses are a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom and Samsung’s first ever Premium ‘S’ lens: a 16-50mm f/2-2.8. Read more…

Fuji Announces New 10-24mm f/4 Lens, the Widest Lens in the X-Mount Family

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One of the common complaints people hesitant to switch to mirrorless systems have is that there just isn’t enough glass for this that or the other mount. Micro Four Thirds cameras don’t really suffer from this problem, but proprietary mounts like Sony’s E-Mount (especially full-frame) and Fuji’s X-Mount certainly don’t offer the kind of selection you get from Canon or Nikon.

The good news is, they’re catching up. And a great case in point is the Fuji X-Mount 10-24mm f/4 lens announced today. Read more…

ZEISS Has Another Ultra High-Quality Otus Lens in The Works for 2014: An 85mm f/1.4

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What’s that? The ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus haunts your dreams when it’s not keeping you up wondering how you’re going to sell a kidney on the black market to afford it? Well then, you might want to ignore this post, because there’s another Otus confirmed for 2014! Read more…

Nikon Introduces a New 58mm f/1.4G Lens, Harkens Back to the 58mm f/1.2 of Old

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In the midst of all these camera announcements, Nikon has taken the time to unveil a new piece of high-end glass as well. Paying homage to a lens discontinued 15 long years ago, Nikon is bringing back the 58mm prime lens, this time with an f/1.4 aperture. Read more…