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TTArtisan Launches 90mm f/1.25 Lens for Leica M-Mount

TTArtisan has announced a new Leica M-Mount rangefinder lens that, even upon close inspection, looks remarkably similar to a Leica optic. The company promises smooth transitions between objects and bokeh for a "dreamy picture" with ideal depth of field and background blur.

Sony Unveils the 50mm f/1.2 G-Master Prime Lens

Sony has announced its 60th E-mount lens -- the 50mm f/1.2 G-Master -- that it hopes will prove that not only can it continue to make compact, lightweight primes but also can also do so while competing with the fast aperture lenses of both Canon and Nikon.

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 to Release 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Mirrorless Cameras Next Week: Report

Mirrorless photographers take note: Sigma is allegedly planning to release a new prime lens next week. The new 85mm f/1.4 ART lens for E-mount and L-mount will join the other mirrorless "DG DN" lenses in the Sigma lineup, giving Sony, Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma fp shooters another portrait prime to choose from.

Samyang Unveils New 85mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens for Canon RF Mount

Following last year's release of the AF 85mm f/1.4 FE for the Sony E Mount, Samyang/Rokinon today unveiled a version of the lens for Canon's full-frame mirrorless RF Mount. According to Rokinon, the new AF 85mm f/1.4 RF is "arguably the best value, high performance and affordable autofocusing portrait prime available."

Leica Unveils Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 Lens and ‘Ghost Edition’ of the Leica M10-P

Leica has just unveiled two new products for M-system photographers and collectors with deep pockets. The $13,000 Summilux-M 90mm f/1.5 ASPH lens promises to "set a new benchmark" for portrait photography, while the $15,000 limited edition Leica M10-P "Ghost Edition" camera takes a design cue from faded wristwatches to create a gray and silver version of the M10-P.

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 Photos Leak

Zeiss is gearing up to add a fourth lens to its highly-acclaimed Otus lineup. New leaked photos are giving us a sneak peek at the upcoming Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens.

Portrait Lens Shootout: 85mm vs. 105mm vs. 135mm vs. 200mm

Here's a 5-minute video showing a portrait lens shootout I recently did at 85mm f/1.4, 105mm f/1.4, 135mm f/1.8, and 200mm f/2.8. If you are looking for a portrait lens, you can't go wrong with any of these focal lengths. Each focal length serves a specific purpose and will give you a slightly different look/perspective.