9. Januar 2021
von Brad Denny
Kommentare deaktiviert für An Ultra-Wide-Angle Mirrorless Lens Shootout: Sigma 14-24mm vs Tamron 17-28mm

An Ultra-Wide-Angle Mirrorless Lens Shootout: Sigma 14-24mm vs Tamron 17-28mm

Let’s talk about the most interesting and hardest lens to master: the ultra wide angle. This is a fantastic lens that lets you share unique perspectives of almost any subject by cramming a whole lot of environment in a single frame. If you are … Read the rest “An Ultra-Wide-Angle Mirrorless Lens Shootout: Sigma 14-24mm vs Tamron 17-28mm”

8. Januar 2021
von Jaron Schneider
Kommentare deaktiviert für NiSi Unveils 15mm f/4 Lens for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Fujifilm X

NiSi Unveils 15mm f/4 Lens for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Fujifilm X

NiSi, a Chinese manufacturer known mostly for making high-quality filters, has announced its first still-camera lens: the 15mm f/4. It features a 112-degree field of view and the promise of edge-to-edge sharpness for multiple mirrorle… Read the rest “NiSi Unveils 15mm f/4 Lens for Sony E, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Fujifilm X”

23. Dezember 2020
von Michael Zhang
Kommentare deaktiviert für 7Artisans Unveils Golden 35mm f/5.6 Pancake Lens for Leica M

7Artisans Unveils Golden 35mm f/5.6 Pancake Lens for Leica M

The Chinese camera lens manufacturer 7Artisans has released a new golden 35mm f/5.6 full-frame manual-focus lens for Leica M cameras.

The metal lens is designed to be used for street photography, food photos, landscapes, and more.

On the … Read the rest “7Artisans Unveils Golden 35mm f/5.6 Pancake Lens for Leica M”

14. Dezember 2020
von Jaron Schneider
Kommentare deaktiviert für Schneider Kreuznach 80mm f/2.8 LS AF Mark II Lens Now Available

Schneider Kreuznach 80mm f/2.8 LS AF Mark II Lens Now Available

While announced on November 26 with claims of immediate availability, the Schneider Kreuznach 80mm f/2.8 LS AF Mark II may not have been easy to acquire. The lens now appears to be making its way into availability around the world.

The mediu… Read the rest “Schneider Kreuznach 80mm f/2.8 LS AF Mark II Lens Now Available”

30. November 2020
von Michael Zhang
Kommentare deaktiviert für Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II: Rebirth of a ‘Legendary Lens’

Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II: Rebirth of a ‘Legendary Lens’

Under its new owner OPC Optics, the Meyer Optik Görlitz brand today announced the rebirth of another “legendary lens”, the Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II. Following launches of lenses in the Trioplan and Lydith lines, this new lens … Read the rest “Meyer Optik Görlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 II: Rebirth of a ‘Legendary Lens’”

24. November 2020
von Jaron Schneider
Kommentare deaktiviert für UPDATED: Sigma to Present New Mirrorless DN Lens in ‘Sigma Stage’ Livestream

UPDATED: Sigma to Present New Mirrorless DN Lens in ‘Sigma Stage’ Livestream

Sigma has announced that it will present a new lens in the DN series for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras on December 1, 2020. The lens is rumored to be a compact wide-angle for Sony E and Leica L-mount cameras.

Sigma provided multip… Read the rest “UPDATED: Sigma to Present New Mirrorless DN Lens in ‘Sigma Stage’ Livestream”

6. November 2020
von Jaron Schneider
Kommentare deaktiviert für Camera Sales in 2020 Have Plummeted As Much As 54%

Camera Sales in 2020 Have Plummeted As Much As 54%

The Camera and Imaging Products Association in Japan, otherwise known as CIPA, has published global camera and lens production data through September of this year, and the results show that the industry clearly has taken a hit from the glo… Read the rest “Camera Sales in 2020 Have Plummeted As Much As 54%”

4. November 2020
von Daniel Lee
Kommentare deaktiviert für One Year With the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8

One Year With the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8

After a little over a year of owning the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8, I think it’s time to write a review. This will be no way a technical review but based more on actual usability and real-world use.

Big Shoes To Fill

With 35mm being my favorite focal leng… Read the rest “One Year With the Sony FE 35mm f/1.8”

4. November 2020
von Jaron Schneider
Kommentare deaktiviert für Panasonic Unveils Compact Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 for L-Mount

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 pai… Read the rest “Panasonic Unveils Compact Lumix S 85mm f/1.8 for L-Mount”

3. November 2020
von Jaron Schneider
Kommentare deaktiviert für Hasselblad Unveils XH Converter 0.8, a $950 Adapter and Speedbooster

Hasselblad Unveils XH Converter 0.8, a $950 Adapter and Speedbooster

Hasselblad has announced the XH Converter 0.8 which adapts H system lenses to the newer mirrorless X system while also reducing the focal length by 0.8x and improves the maximum aperture of the adapted lens by two-thirds of a stop.

The XH con… Read the rest “Hasselblad Unveils XH Converter 0.8, a $950 Adapter and Speedbooster”

9. Oktober 2020
von DL Cade
Kommentare deaktiviert für Canon 2021 Lens Roadmap Leaked: 16 New RF Lenses On the Way

Canon 2021 Lens Roadmap Leaked: 16 New RF Lenses On the Way

Canon has already released a bunch of exciting glass for the full-frame mirrorless RF-mount, but the company is far from done. A leaked lens roadmap for 2021 indicates that Canon has as many as 16 new RF mount lenses in the works, including so… Read the rest “Canon 2021 Lens Roadmap Leaked: 16 New RF Lenses On the Way”

9. Oktober 2020
von Jaron Schneider
Kommentare deaktiviert für Canon Partners with Artist to Make Lens-Inspired Drinking Glasses

Canon Partners with Artist to Make Lens-Inspired Drinking Glasses

Canon has partnered with a Japanese craftswoman to produce drinking glasses that are designed to look or feel like using the company’s lenses. There are three sets being produced: one modeled after the look of lenses, one after how l… Read the rest “Canon Partners with Artist to Make Lens-Inspired Drinking Glasses”

1. Oktober 2020
von Michael Zhang
Kommentare deaktiviert für Sigma Shares Caveats for Using Its EF Lenses on the Canon EOS R5

Sigma Shares Caveats for Using Its EF Lenses on the Canon EOS R5

Sigma has been looking into whether its EF lenses play nicely on Canon’s R System of mirrorless cameras, specifically the R5, and the company has just reported its findings. While modern Sigma lenses generally play nicely with the R … Read the rest “Sigma Shares Caveats for Using Its EF Lenses on the Canon EOS R5”

1. Oktober 2020
von Michael Zhang
Kommentare deaktiviert für Sigma Shares Caveats for Using Its EF Lenses on the Canon EOS R5

Sigma Shares Caveats for Using Its EF Lenses on the Canon EOS R5

Sigma has been looking into whether its EF lenses play nicely on Canon’s R System of mirrorless cameras, specifically the R5, and the company has just reported its findings. While modern Sigma lenses generally play nicely with the R … Read the rest “Sigma Shares Caveats for Using Its EF Lenses on the Canon EOS R5”

30. September 2020
von Michael Zhang
Kommentare deaktiviert für Funleader 18mm f/8: A $199 Cap Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Funleader 18mm f/8: A $199 Cap Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

After raising nearly $35,000 through Kickstarter in late 2019, the Funleader 18mm f/8.0 Cap Lens is now available to the general public. It’s an ultra-compact walkaround lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

“FUNLEADE… Read the rest “Funleader 18mm f/8: A $199 Cap Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras”

28. September 2020
von Michael Zhang
Kommentare deaktiviert für Meyer Optik Görlitz Unveils the Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II

Meyer Optik Görlitz Unveils the Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II

After unveiling the Lydith 30mm f/3.5 II and Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II earlier this year, the revived Meyer Optik Görlitz today announced the new Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II, a sharp normal lens with “soap bubble bokeh.”

“Wit… Read the rest “Meyer Optik Görlitz Unveils the Trioplan 50mm f/2.8 II”

19. September 2020
von Michael Zhang
Kommentare deaktiviert für Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 for Canon RF and Nikon Z Costs $680

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 for Canon RF and Nikon Z Costs $680

The Chinese brand ZY Optics has just released its Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens for Canon RF and Nikon Z. It’s a fast manual portrait lens for $680.

The lens, previously available for other mounts, features 9 elements in 6 group… Read the rest “Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 for Canon RF and Nikon Z Costs $680”

18. September 2020
von Michael Zhang
Kommentare deaktiviert für Venus Optics Unveils the Laowa 14mm f/4 ‘Zero Distortion’ Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless

Venus Optics Unveils the Laowa 14mm f/4 ‘Zero Distortion’ Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL ZERO-D, a new “zero distortion” ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The Laowa 14mm f/4 is an RL (rectilinear) ZERO-D lens, meaning it’s mar… Read the rest “Venus Optics Unveils the Laowa 14mm f/4 ‘Zero Distortion’ Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless”

17. September 2020
von DL Cade
Kommentare deaktiviert für Tamron Extends Closure of Two Key Factories Due to Decreased Demand

Tamron Extends Closure of Two Key Factories Due to Decreased Demand

Tamron Japan has issued a statement explaining that it will be extending the closure of two key factories through the end of 2020 because “the global market has not yet recovered” from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pand… Read the rest “Tamron Extends Closure of Two Key Factories Due to Decreased Demand”

14. September 2020
von DL Cade
Kommentare deaktiviert für Samyang Unveils ‘Tiny Series’ AF 35mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount

Samyang Unveils ‘Tiny Series’ AF 35mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount

Sayang/Rokinon this morning unveiled the third lens in its “Tiny Series” of compact autofocus primes for the Sony E-Mount. Following in the footsteps of the 45mm f/1.8 and 75mm f/1.8, the company released a $400 AF 35mm f/1.8Read the rest “Samyang Unveils ‘Tiny Series’ AF 35mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount”