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Cosina Announces Three Voigtlander 35mm f/2 Lenses

Cosina has announced three new 35mm /2 lenses under the Voigtlander brand, two for the Leica M-mount and one for Sony E-mount cameras: the Voigtlander Ultron Vintage Line 35mm F2 Aspherical Type II VM and two versions of the Voigtlander Apo-Lanthar 35mm F2 Aspherical VM.

Sony Unveils the FE 35mm f/1.4 G-Master Lens

Sony has announced the 59th addition to the E-Mount lens lineup, the 35mm f/1.4 GM. Built "in the same spirit" as the 24mm f/1.4 GM, Sony claims this lens is capable of being a do-it-all lens, from portraiture to landscapes.

Panasonic Unveils Compact Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 for L-Mount

Panasonic has announced the Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 for L-Mount, a compact and lightweight portrait prime that is also dust and moisture resistant. The lens is designed to be used in both photo and video applications, with special attention paid to assure its viability for both.

Tokina Unveils New 11-20mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens for Crop Sensor DSLRs

As promised back in March, Tokina has just the ATX-i 11-20mm f/2.8 CF: an ultra-wide angle zoom lens for crop-sensor DSLRs from Nikon and Canon. With a fixed f/2.8 aperture and affordable price tag, it should prove to be a very popular option for APS-C users.

Tamron Unveils Three 1:2 Wide-Angle Prime Lenses for Sony E-Mount

Tamron has unveiled three much-leaked new prime lenses for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. The 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2, and 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 are all compact, lightweight wide-angle prime lenses that boast a 1:2 magnification ratio and very close minimum focus distances so that they can be used for every-day shooting and macro photography.

Fuji Scraps 33mm f/1.0 Lens, Will Make a 50mm f/1.0 Instead

The big news from Fujifilm's X Summit was the development of the X-Pro3 rangefinder with its unique hidden LCD screen. But that's not the only thing Fuji revealed in Tokyo today: the company also announced that it was scrapping plans for the previously announced 33mm f/1.0 in favor of a more compact 50mm f/1.0 lens.

Venus Optics Releases 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens with 210° Field of View

Venus Optics has been slowly releasing the four lenses it teased back in April of 2018. We saw the 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 for Sony E-Mount in October, the 100mm 2x Macro for full-frame DSLRs in June, and the 17mm f/4 Zero-D for Fuji GFX earlier this month. Today, they're officially releasing the last lens: the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds systems.

Fujifilm Unveils GF 50mm f/3.5 R: Its Smallest Medium Format Lens Yet

Earlier today, Fujifilm unveiled its lightest, smallest medium format lens yet. The GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR expands the lineup of lenses available for the GFX series mirrorless medium format cameras, adding an incredibly portable, almost pancake-style 50mm that weighs only 335g (11.8 oz.).

Venus Optics Brings 15mm f/2 and 10-18mm Lenses to Canon RF and Nikon Z

Chinese lens maker Venus Optics is bringing two of its ultra-wide angle lenses to Canon and Nikon's full-frame mirrorless systems. The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D, which is now available for both the Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts, and the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom, which will only be released for the Nikon Z system.