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Laowa Brings Four of its Popular Lenses to L-Mount

Venus Optics has announced that four popular Laowa lenses are being released for L-mount. Two wide-angle lenses, the 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye and the 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D, and two macro lenses, the 24mm f/14 2X Macro Probe and the 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro, are available to order now.

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.

Sigma Unveils 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

This morning, Sigma officially unveiled its much-anticipated 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. This is Sigma's first Art-series Macro lens for a mirrorless system, and it's been optically re-designed from the ground up to deliver "exceptional sharpness and pleasing bokeh."

Sigma Unveils 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

The rumors were right: Sigma has unveiled a new 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens designed specifically for mirrorless cameras. Promising stellar optical performance and coming in at just $1,200, the lens undercut's Sony's 85mm G Master by a whopping $600... and yet it doesn't skimp on features.

Sigma Unveils Affordable 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

After some very accurate leaks last week, Sigma has officially revealed four products today: an affordable 100-400mm f/5-6.3 telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, two teleconverters for L-Mount mirrorless lenses, and a USB dock for Sigma's L-Mount and EF-M Mount mirrorless lenses.

Panasonic Unveils Versatile 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens for L-Mount Cameras

Panasonic has just unveiled a versatile new zoom lens for the L-mount system. The Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 is a standard zoom lens for full-frame cameras that combines the variable aperture found in more affordable glass with some professional-grade features like weather sealing and specialized lens elements.

First Impressions: The Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS is a Solid Performer

Though it might seem less popular than other systems (probably due to marketing), the L Mount Alliance is producing some of the best full-frame lenses currently available. In this case, Panasonic Lumix worked in tandem with their buddies at Leica to release their second 70-200mm lens for full-frame systems: the Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm f/2.8 OIS.

The State of the L-Mount Alliance, One Year Later

For Canon, Nikon and Panasonic/Leica/Sigma, 2018-2019 was the first year where they all truly “went for it” when it comes to full frame mirrorless. All three released full-frame mirrorless cameras, and all three seemed to have different priorities with those releases. In this three-part series, we’re looking at each of these companies in their first year and evaluate where each of them stands today in what is now a very competitive market.

Panasonic S Pro 16-35mm f/4 Review: The S-Line’s Long-Awaited Wide Angle

In early November, Panasonic announced that they would be releasing a 16-35mm f/4. Ever since Panasonic released the S1 and S1R, people have been asking about a wide angle lens, especially with the availability of a high-res mode in both cameras (96MP in the S1, 187MP in the S1R) making them a great camera for landscape shooters.

Hands-On with the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 for E-Mount and L-Mount

Back in mid-2017, I was tasked with reviewing Sigma's first 24-70mm lens, the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM IF Art lens, and I was extremely disappointed. You can read my whole review here, but in summary, I found it to be sadly inconsistent with its sharpness. Most notably, I found that edge sharpness was really quite bad.

Sigma Unveils 40mm f/1.4 and 105mm f/1.4 Art Lenses for the L-Mount

If you've bought into the L-Mount, Sigma just added two very compelling new primes to your list of lens options. The Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art and 105mm f/1.4 Art 'bokeh master' are both dropping two weeks from today on December 20th, just in time for an end-of-year pick-me-up for your Sigma fp, Panasonic S1 or Leica SL2.