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Sony Will Replace the 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Lens Soon

Sony is rumored to update the 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* prime lens soon. The A-mount optic currently removed from the official Sony listing. According to recent talks, the Sony 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* replacement will be announced soon. The optic will be manufactured by Cosina Co Ltd in Japan. It is expectedContinue Reading

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens To Be Announced in 2017

Canon is rumored to announce a new EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens sometime in 2017. The mid-range telephoto prime lens is expected to have a weather-sealed design as well as new manual and autofocus system. The construction of the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM will also incorporate the blue spectrum refractive element same as the EF 35mmContinue Reading

Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens reviews roundup

We have covered Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens reviews on the web. Let’s take a deeper look to this prime optic designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. At first glance we have to say that the new fast aperture 50mm Zeiss optic is extremely expensive. It costs $1,498 and it is quite large and heavy. On theContinue Reading

New Nikon Lens Only Rebates Now Available in US

The new Nikon lens-only rebates for the month of November now available in the US. These Nikon lens-only rebates will be part of Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals. Up to $320 off Nikon lens only instant rebates can be seen at Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama. New special promotions on several products also listed below. You can find the product, price and storeContinue Reading

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Sample Images

First Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens sample images now available on the web. Before we get into the details let’s take a deeper look to this Sigma fast prime optic. As you know the ART series from Sigma delivers an exceptionally shallow depth of field and smooth bokeh. Sure it comes with high performance, a large f/1.4 aperture,Continue Reading

Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR lens on the horizon

Fujifilm is rumored to announce a new XF 50mm F2 R WR lens for its X-series mirrorless cameras. The prime optic is said to be announced along with the entry-level Fuji X-A10 shooter  in November, 2016. So if true we are close to the official announcement. As you know the company already registered the camera in Korea. ItContinue Reading

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR Reviews Round-Up

Here are some Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR reviews and impressions with several hands-on videos. The bright prime optic is a new addition to the weather-resistant X-mount lineup. Built with a metal housing, it provides a ring for aperture control and uses a stepping motor that Fujifilm claims is capable of focusing speeds as fast as 0.05Continue Reading

Leica Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens officially announced

Leica Camera has announced the new Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens which is the modern version of the 1955 classic model. The optical design and mechanical construction of the Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 are identical to those of its predecessor. The lens consists of 6 elements in 4 groups, arranged symmetrically around the iris of the new Leica Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6, isContinue Reading

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