Posts Tagged ‘lensannouncement’

Sony Debuts the NFC and Wi-Fi-Capable NEX-5T and Three New E-Mount Lenses


After weeks of speculation and leaks, Sony has seen fit to officially announce both its Alpha 3000 DSLR-style E-Mount camera as well as the rumored NEX-5T and three new E-Mount lenses. For details on the first of those, click here. As for the NEX-5T and the new lenses, it looks like the rumors were spot on. Read more…

Nikon Unveils 18-140mm Lens, Speedlite, and Superzoom in One Fell Swoop


There’s nothing like the smell of fresh press release in the morning, and earlier today, Nikon decided to send two our way. The releases contain info about three new products that Nikon is announcing all at the same time: a new DX format lens, a small speedlight, and a 14x superzoom compact camera. Read more…

Nikon Debuts Super-Fast 32mm f/1.2 Lens for Nikon 1 Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon 1 photographers have a decent selection of eight lenses for their mirrorless camera, and now we can add one more choice to that list: the super-fast medium-telephoto 32mm f/1.2. The lens was announced earlier today, and promises “Superior Resolution and Incredible Depth of Field” for Nikon 1 shooters. Read more…

Sigma Sets Release Date for USB Dock, Shows Off Customization Options

We’ve mentioned Sigma’s upcoming revolutionary USB dock before, but until today we had no idea when the product would become a reality or how much it would cost. Thankfully, Sigma has cleared that up for us, and thrown in a demo video to boot. Read more…

Nikon’s 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Monster Officially Released


Professional photographers have a choice to make: buy a car, put a down payment on a house, or buy Nikon’s new 800mm f/5.6 FL ED VR behemoth. Obviously the last one, right? Well, maybe not, but still, this thing is impressive.

It was announced as “in development” way back in July, we got to see one in action at the Olympics in August, and now it’s finally here — and it was kind enough to come attached to a $17,900 price tag. Read more…

Tamron Announces Development of Its Very First Micro Four Thirds Lens


It’s a big day for lens announcements, and we’re not even done yet. Sigma showed MFT and E-mount some love, and now it’s Tamron’s turn to make mirrorless owners happy. Earlier today, the company officially announced development of its first ever Micro Four Thirds lens: the 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC. Read more…

Sigma Announces 4 New Lenses, Shows MFT and E-Mount Some Love


Sigma is making camera lovers happy today with the announcement of four new lenses. Well, actually it’s one new lens and three new versions of old lenses, but it’s good news all the same. All of the new lenses are part of Sigma’s sleek ART product line, and were announced today at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2013 in Japan. Read more…

Sony’s New 55-300mm Covers All Your Focal Length Bases on the Cheap

Nikon has its 55-300mm, Canon has its 70-300mm, and now Sony is joining the club, adding a 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAM telephoto to its Alpha lens repertoire. The lens is designed for APS-C cameras and priced very competitively. In fact, at $300, it’s downright cheap considering it includes Sony’s Smooth Autofocus Motor (analogous to Canon’s USM or Nikon’s AF-S) and an Extra-Low Dispersion element not typically found in cheaper glass.

Of course, if you’re an NEX owner you’ll also be able to use this given you own the NEX/Alpha Adapter, but whoever wants it will have to wait until it’s actually out. The announcement went live today (as did pre-orders) but the lens won’t be shipping until September.

Sigma Slaps a Price Tag and Release Date on Its 1:1 180mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Back in January of this year Sigma announced that it was working on the world’s first 1:1 180mm f/2.8 macro lens, which was to play the role of successor to the company’s popular 180mm f/3.5 EX DG lens. Sadly, at the time Sigma gave us no indication of when we might be seeing the lens IRL, or how much we might have to pony up to get our hands on it. But a couple of days ago on Friday the 13th (let’s hope that’s not a bad omen) Sigma answered both of those questions. Read more…

Nikon Unveils 18-300mm VR Lens, Their Longest Focal Range to Date

Alongside a big photo leak of the Nikon D600 comes the official announcement of a new lens from Nikon, the NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.6-5.6G ED VR superzoom lens. Nikon are calling it an all-in-one lens and you can see why: the ability to shoot f/5.6 at 300mm could get you some pretty impressive closeups; and with a focal length that goes all the way back down to 18mm, you probably won’t find too many reasons to swap it out.

Set to arrive later this month hand-in-hand with the NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 ED VR, which was also announced today, she’ll cost you $1,000. But for that you get, and we quote, “Nikon’s longest focal range ever, with an astounding 16.7X ultrahigh-ratio zoom range.” Click here for the full press release complete with all the juicy details on both lenses.