Tag Archives: telephoto

Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens

Sigma has announced the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM telephoto zoom lens. The lens is compact and lightweight optically stabilized with with a dust and splashproof mount. It weighs 1160g/41oz, is 182mm/7.2in long, and has a 67mm diameter filter thread. For quick control of the angle of view, the zoom ring incorporates a push/pull mechanism in additionContinue Reading

Sigma 14mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 135mm F1.8 Art Lenses Announced

Sigma has announced two primes and one zoom for the high-end ‘Art’ lenses. New products are the Sigma 14mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 135mm F1.8 Art. All three are designed for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sigma bodies. According to Sigma, the ultra-wide 14mm F1.8 DG HSM is the ‘world’s first and only F1.8 ultra-wide-angle lens.’  The lensContinue Reading

Panasonic 8-18mm and 50-200mm Lenses To Be Announced in Late 2017

Panasonic is planning to release 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 and 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 lenses in late 2017. Both lenses are expected to be announced in late Summer around September, 2017. The trio of Leica DG lenses consists of 8-18mm wide-angle, 12-60mm standart zoom and 50-200mm telephoto zoom. All these lenses will provide f/2.8 and f/4 aperture through out the zoom range.Continue Reading

Sony FE 400mm f/4.0 Lens Rumored for Q2 of 2017

Sony is rumored to announce a new telephoto-prime lens designed for full-frame E-mount cameras. The product in question is the FE 400mm f/4.0 lens which is scheduled to arrive in second quarter of 2017. Sony’s product range for full-frame mirrorless cameras continues to grow every year. The Japan-based company is working on the Sony A7Continue Reading

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens is in the works

Canon is rumored to be working on a new EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM lens, which will become available on the market sometime next year with improved features. The current-generation Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens has been available since 2006, while another IS version is also available. This version is available at Amazon for $629.Continue Reading

Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens coming at CP+ 2017

Tamron is rumored to announced the SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens at the CP+ show 2017 in mid-February. The telephoto zoom lens, designed for full-frame DSLR cameras, offers a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. This will be the second generation (Model A009) lens and replace the current Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 DiContinue Reading

Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS USM Lens Coming in 2017

Canon is allegedly working on a new mid-telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLRs. It will be called EF 135mm f/2L IS USM lens and to be announced in 2017, sources say. This will be the the replacement of the good-old EF 135mm f/2L which has been around for 20 years.. It is currently priced for $999 at major camera stores like Amazon| B&H | Adorama.Continue Reading

Panasonic Announces 12-35mm II, 35-100mm II, 45-200mm II and 100-300mm II Lenses

Panasonic has announced the updated versions of 12-35mm II, 35-100mm II, 45-200mm II and 100-300mm II lenses to have full compatibility with their current camera lineup. All lenses gain a new exterior finish and a new iris for smoother automatic exposure changes, as well as updates to their autofocus system for faster readout. The 12-35 F2.8 IIContinue Reading

Canon EF 135mm f/2 Apodization Lens Patent

Canon has filed a patent in Japan. The new application describes for a 135mm f/2 optical design containing two apodization filters. Apodisation filter studies are very new in the industry. The optics with these filters delivers more creative portraits. The apodisation filter smooths the bokeh’s outlines. This combination of image sharpness and beautiful bokeh delivers portraitsContinue Reading

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR lens reviews

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR lens reviews now available on the web. As we know from the official announcement the upgraded model comes with improved optics and electromagnetic diaphragm. The AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is Nikon’s newest professional telephoto lens for full-frame DSLR users. The optic provides up to four stops of Vibration Reduction (VR)Continue Reading