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Hasselblad announces XCD 3.5/120mm macro and three primes

Hasselblad has announced that it will introduce four new lenses in one year period for its X1D mirrorless camera. The first lens to arrive will be the XCD 3.5/120mm model. The XCD 120mm F3.5 macro lens offers a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:2 and a minimum object distance of 43cm, as measured from the image plane.Continue Reading

Kowa Prominar 90mm f/2.5 MFT lens displayed at the CP+ 2017

New Kowa Prominar 90mm f/2.5 lens has been on display at CP+ 2017 show. Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras this is a high-definition macro lens. Kowa Prominar already has three models in their MFT lenses lineup. They are the 8.5mm f/2.8, 12mm f/1.8, 25mm f/1.8 prime optics. The Kowa Prominar 90mm f/2.5 macro lens will provide a 35mm focalContinue Reading

Cosina-Voigtlander announced three new lenses for Sony E-mount

Cosina announced the development of three new Voigtlander lenses for full frame Sony E-mount system. The lenses are the Voigtlander APO-MACRO LANTHAR 65mm f/2, NOKTON 35mm f/1.4 and NOKTON 40mm f/1.2. The new lenses support the 5-axis image stabilization system and EXIF transmission to camera body. They are all manual focus with 1/3 step aperture selection. Cosina displayed the new optics at theContinue Reading

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Reviews Roundup

We have compiled the FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens reviews, which offers an excellent sharpness with 1:1 macro capabilities. Lightweight and compact standard macro prime model SEL50M28 is resistant to dust and moisture. The construction of the lens includes 8 elements in 7 groups and a rounded 7-blade aperture. Ideal for everyday photography, this is a full-frameContinue Reading

Zhongyi Announces Mitakon 20mm F/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

Zhongyi Optics has released a new compact full-frame Super Macro Lens named as Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5x. The Mitakon 20mm F/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens features a high reproduction ratio up to 4.5:1. It is available for Sony A-mount and E-mount, Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Micro Four Thirds and Fuji X mounts. The lens is very compactContinue Reading

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens test results

Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens test results published by DxOMark. The optic with 1:1 macro capabilities performed well and shows excellent sharpness. According to the Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro lens test results, it has scored a point of 41 in their database. Test performed by using the Sony A7RII full-frame E-mount camera. Even they find the lensContinue Reading

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm 1:3.5 Macro Lens Announced

Olympus has unveiled the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm 1:3.5 Macro lens for Micro four Thirds system cameras. This is a new macro lens with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1.25:1 and a close-focus point of 9.5cm. It is claimed to autofocus faster than previous Olympus macro lenses. Another crucial feature for would-be nature specialists is the lens’ near-silentContinue Reading

US prices of Olympus E-PL8 camera and new MFT lenses leaked

US prices of upcoming Olympus E-PL8 camera and the new MFT lenses has been leaked online. According to the leaked price list, the E-PL8 camera will be priced for $650 body only. The 12-100mm f/4 Pro will have price of $1,300 while the 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens will cost $1,200. The 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens will be selling for $300. Few moreContinue Reading

Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro, 25mm f/1.2, 12-100mm f/4 Lens Images

First images of the upcoming Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro, 25mm f/1.2 and 12-100mm f/4 lenses has been leaked online. Photokina is the worlds biggest digital imaging event and photo enthusiasts welcome new products in the industry from all brands. Olympus will unveil these three new lenses at Photokina 2016. Aimed at professional sports photographers, the Olympus E-M1 Mark II model is also rumoredContinue Reading

Sony announces FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens with 1:1 reproduction

Sony has announced the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens. This is a full-frame lens with true 1:1 macro magnification. It provides a minimum focus distance of 16cm/6.3inch. The new macro optic is resistant to dust and moisture. Lightweight and compact standard macro prime model SEL50M28 offers versatile shooting experience The lens construction includes 8 elements in 7 groupsContinue Reading