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Nikon PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt shift lens becomes official


Nikon has announced a new PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED tilt-shift lens. The ultra-wide prime lens offers 97° of coverage and can shift ±12mm and tilt ±7.5°. The mechanism for tilt can be rotated independently from the mechanism for shift. This allows the tilt function to be set either parallel or perpendicular to the shift. The primeContinue Reading

Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 lens test results


Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 lens test results published by DxOMark.  Tested on the Nikon D810, the prime optic achieved an excellent sharpness and uniformity. The Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens from Zeiss features a fast maximum aperture along with a unique spherical design to produce especially smooth bokeh for selective focus applications. The lens achieved a score of 46 and ranks high in their database. AccordingContinue Reading

AF-S 70–200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and PC-E 19mm f/4E ED Lenses Coming Soon


Nikon is rumored to announce two new lenses at the PhotoPlus Expo show. One of them will be the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and the other one will be the Nikon PC-E NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED Tilt-Shift Lens. The Photo Plus show opens its doors between dates October 20 and 22 in NewContinue Reading

Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro Lens Test Results


Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2 Macro lens test results published by DxOMark.  Tested on the Nikon D810, the macro optic achieved an excellent result overall. The bright telephoto prime is the fastest 100mm macro lens on the market and closes the gap between long range and breathtaking close-up shots. The lens achieved a score of 40 and ranks high in their database. According to DxOMark test, the lens has optimumContinue Reading

Sigma announces the 85mm F1.4 Art, 12-24mm Art, 500mm F4 Sport lenses


Sigma has announced the 85mm F1.4 Art, the 12-24mm F4 Art, and the 500 F4 DG OS HSM Sport full-frame lenses for its Global Vision Line. The 85mm F1.4 Art has been designed with resolution and bokeh in mind. A stronger HSM AF motor produces 1.3x the torque of the previous setup hopes to improve autofocus speedContinue Reading

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm 1:3.5 Macro Lens Announced


Olympus has unveiled the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm 1:3.5 Macro lens for Micro four Thirds system cameras. This is a new macro lens with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1.25:1 and a close-focus point of 9.5cm. It is claimed to autofocus faster than previous Olympus macro lenses. Another crucial feature for would-be nature specialists is the lens’ near-silentContinue Reading

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm 1:1.2 PRO Lens Announced


Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm 1:1.2 PRO standard prime lens. The 25mm F1.2 Pro is a bright portrait lens with a 50mm equivalent focal length. The ground-up splashproof and dustproof design promises high resolution wide-open, as well as fast autofocus and well-controlled chromatic aberration. Additionally, the lens boasts a “very fast” AF andContinue Reading

US prices of Olympus E-PL8 camera and new MFT lenses leaked


US prices of upcoming Olympus E-PL8 camera and the new MFT lenses has been leaked online. According to the leaked price list, the E-PL8 camera will be priced for $650 body only. The 12-100mm f/4 Pro will have price of $1,300 while the 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens will cost $1,200. The 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens will be selling for $300. Few moreContinue Reading

Zeiss announces the Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar FE lens


Zeiss officially announces the new Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar FE lens. The Loxia 2.4/85 is a new portrait lens designed for Sony full-frame E mount system cameras. The construction of the lens consists of seven lens elements in seven groups. It has been designed for digital sensors and is based on an optimized ZEISS Sonnar design. TheContinue Reading

Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 and 85mm f/1.2 Lenses Announced


The Samyang 85mm F1.2 and 14mm F2.4 are the first lenses in the Samyang’s new premium lens line-up. The two new premium MF lenses are the MF 14mm f/2.4 and MF 85mm f/1.2. The manual-focus 85mm F1.2 is the brightest lens in existing full frame DSLR lenses. The MF 14mm F2.4 is equipped with the mostContinue Reading