Tag Archives: Wide Angle Lens

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

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art Lens Test Results

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens test results published by DxOMark.  The wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras performed good performance. Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens test results shows very good sharpness with a score of 23 points. The optic tested on Canon EOS 5D Mark IV full-frame digital SLR camera. According to DxOMark test, they find the wide-angle optic shows the best performance found atContinue Reading

New Samyang full frame AF lenses for Sony E-mount Coming in 2017

Samyang will announce one or two wide angle full frame lenses with autofocus for Sony E-mount. The new Samyang E-mount lenses are coming in 2017. In a recent interview, Samyang confirmed that they will be releasing new wide angle EF autofocus lenses for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. Samyang currently has two EF autofocus lenses: the 50mm f/1.4Continue Reading

Sigma Patent for 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye MFT Lens

Sigma has filed a new patent in Japan. The new patent refers to a bright 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. A bright ultra wide-angle prime such as Sigma 8mm f/1.8 will be great for users of Micro Four Thirds system. However we have to underline that this is only the patent application. So don’t expect the product become available onContinue Reading

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens Reviews Roundup

First Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens reviews now available on the web. The new ultra wide-angle zoom lens for professional and enthusiast photographers is currently shipping in the US. Th eprice is $2,199 and available at  Amazon | B&H Photo |Adorama stores. The new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens combines outstanding image quality, a fast, constant aperture and a rugged design. It features aContinue 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

Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens test results

Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens test results published by DxOMark.  The wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras performed high speed with high performance. Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens test results shows very good sharpness with a score of 25 points. The lens tested on Nikon D5300 DX-fromat digital SLR camera. According to DxOMark test, they find the optic has relatively good control of distortionContinue Reading

Tokina FiRIN lens roadmap for Sony E mount full-frame cameras

Tokina FiRIN lens roadmap for Sony E mount full-frame cameras displayed at Photokina 2016 event. According to the Tokina lens roadmap, the company is planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. The Firin 20mm F2 FE MF is the first in Tokina product line compact form-factor super wide ultra fast F2 apertureContinue 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

Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 Full Frame E-mount Lens Announced

Tokina officially announced the new 20mm f/2.0 prime lens. It is designed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors. The Firin 20mm F2 FE MF is the first in Tokina product line compact form-factor super wide ultra fast F2 aperture manual prime lens. The wide-angle optic has a construction of 13 elements in 11 group. All lens elementsContinue Reading