Tag Archives: telephoto

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

Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Lens Test Results: Best Nikon Lens Ever

Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED lens test results published by DxOMark website. The full-frame telephoto prime lens achieved an overall score of 43 points and became the best Nikon lens in their database. Tested on the Nikon D810 DSLR camera, the lens showed outstanding sharpness and uniformity. It has very high sharpness levels (equivalent to 33 Mpix of detail), low distortion,Continue Reading

Mitakon Zhongyi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens now available

Mitakon Zhongyi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens is now in stock and shipping. The telephoto prime lens were announced a months ago. The bright telephoto prime model features an updated optical design. It consists of one extra-low dispersion element which helps to markedly reduce chromatic aberrations. The Mitakon Zhongyi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens comes in Nikon,Continue Reading

Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens Patent

Canon has filed a patent for a super-telephoto prime lens in Japan. The new patent describes the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS lens designed for full-frame Canon DSLRs. It has a focal length of 600mm and a constant aperture of f/5.6. From the DO designation we understand the optic will have diffractive optical feature. Canon lenses which feature the diffractive optical (DO)Continue Reading

Olympus 8mm, 40-150mm and 300mm PRO Lens Firmware Updates Released

Olympus has released new firmware updates on three of their PRO lenses. Olympus 8mm fisheye PRO and 300mm PRO lenses updated to version 1.1, while the 40-150mm telephoto zoom lens gets version 1.2 update. We can also see that the company adds support for the newly announced E-M1 Mark II for the 40-150 and 300mm. SeeContinue Reading

Patent : Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens with Built-in 1.4x and 1.7x Extender

Canon has filed a new patent in Japan. From the application its the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens with built-in 1.4x and 1.7x extender. We can see that this new telephoto zoom lens patent shows off 2 stage built in extender (1.4x and 1.7x). So the focal length can be extended to 400mm, 560mm & 680mm. The currentContinue Reading