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Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Announced


Canon has announced the EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS II USM with fast, whisper quiet Nano USM for wildlife and sports. This is the Canon’s first lens that has an LCD screen. It offers an USM motor focusing for stills and a quieter STM stepping motor for video AF. The telephoto zoom lens replaces the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6Continue Reading

Sony announces the E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS E-mount lens


Sony has announced the E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS power zoom lens for Super 35mm and APS-C format cameras. Designed for video shooters, it’s the second lens in Sony’s lineup. The optic uses the company’s Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design to prevent focus breathing, focus shifts and axial image shifts while zooming. The lens provides a focalContinue Reading

Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Lens Announced


Tamron has announced a new version of its popular 150-600mm telephoto lens.  It is the SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2. This second-generation lens promises to deliver superior optical performance with today’s high resolution DSLRs. New model adds improvements to several features including the speed and accuracy of the Vibration Compensation and auto focusContinue Reading

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Coming in Late 2016


Canon is allegedly working on a new EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM telephoto zoom lens. It will be designed for Canon DSLRs with full-frame image sensor. The telephoto zoom optic will cover a 70-300mm focal length with an aperture range between f/4-5.6. It will have the new image stabilization technology with USM motor. The Ultrasonic MotorContinue Reading

Tamron 70-200mm f/4 VC Full Frame Lens Patent


Tamron filed a new zoom lens patent  in Japan. The new patent describes the Tamron 70-200mm f/4 VC telephoto-zoom lens designed for cameras with full-frame image sensors. Tamron has many good high-zoom lenses especially ideal for bird photography. This lens also comes with built-in Vibration Compensation technology. The price of this telephoto zoom lens is expected to be cheaper thanContinue Reading

Fujifilm Released Firmware Updates for XF 90mm F2 and 16-55mm F2.8 Lenses


Fujifilm has released the new firmware update for the XF 90mm f/2 and XF 16-55mm f/2.8 lenses. The new firmware resolves the issue which may result in a failure if the upgrade is conducted with a camera whose firmware is the previous version. The XF 90mm f/2 consists of 11 elements in 8 groups. The construction includes three EDContinue Reading

Fujifilm Updates 2016 X-Mount Lens Roadmap


Fujifilm has released an updated roadmap for their X Mount lenses in 2016. Three new lenses have been added to the Fuji X-mount lens roadmap. They are the XF 23mm f/2 R WR, XF 50mm f/2 R WR and the XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR. The expanded 25-lens lineup covers extensive angles of view from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto. Fuji willContinue Reading

Ricoh Updates Pentax K-mount Lens Roadmap for June 2016


Ricoh has unveiled updated versions of its Pentax K-mount lens roadmap for June 2016 or later. The company is working hard for new cameras and lenses. They recently launched the Pentax K-70 digital SLR camera and compact, lightweight and weather-resistant HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens. The only difference looks like the addition of a 55-300mmContinue Reading

Canon Patent for EF 70-200mm F2.8 DO Lens


Canon has patented a new telephoto zoom lens in Japan. The new patent describes the EF 70-200mm F2.8 DO lens designed for Canon DSLRs with full-frame image sensors. The company already has a telephoto lens for the Canon SLR system and it is the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM model. If the patent becomes live in production, it will be the replacement for thisContinue Reading

Ricoh announces the HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens


Ricoh Imaging announces compact, lightweight and weather-resistant HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE lens. The new HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE is a new telephoto zoom lens delivering enhanced AF performance and a minimum focusing distance of 0.95 metres. When mounted to an APS-C-format digital SLR camera, the HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WRContinue Reading