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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

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

Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 Lens Coming at CP+ 2017

Ricoh announced that the company is actively developing a new Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 lens.  They will exhibit the product currently under development at the world premiere show CP + 2017. The exhibition will start this Thursday and will end on February 26. The prime optic with bright aperture will be available in K-mount and for full-frame DSLR cameras.Continue 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

New Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art, 14mm f/1.8 DG Art, 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art, 100-400mm DG OS C Coming Soon

Sigma will announce four new lenses for the upcoming CP + 2017 show. These will be the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG Art, 14mm f/1.8 DG Art, 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art, 100-400mm DG OS C lenses. It appears that the star of the CP + 2017 event will be Sigma. New ART-series lenses are on their way for the Camera and Imaging ShowContinue Reading

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS and FE 85mm F1.8 Roundup

Sony has announced two new lenses for full-frame E-Mount cameras. They are the Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 G Master OSS and FE 85mm f/1.8 lenses. Here are the first impressions, hands-on previews and sample images of these telephoto prime optics. The Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 G Master OSS is said to have the highest ever qualityContinue Reading

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 and 135mm f/1.8 ART Lenses Coming in 2017

Sigma is once again rumored to be planning the launch of an Art-series prime lenses with bright aperture. The rumored lenses are the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art and Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art. The Sigma 135mm f/1.8 OS Art telephoto-prime model has been rumored since way back in 2013. There is no such lens in the company’sContinue Reading

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS and FE 85mm F1.8 Coverage

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS & FE 85mm F1.8 are the new portrait lenses for full-frame E-mount cameras. We tried to get the first impressions and hands-on videos for these new prime lenses. The Sony FE 85mm F1.8 is the company’s second entry into the budget-friendly F/1.8 prime lens category. On the other hand the FE 100mm F2.8 STFContinue Reading

Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens is on the horizon

Olympus is allegedly working on a new 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens which will be announced sometime in 2017. According to latest rumors the company might show new lens prototypes at the CP+ show this February. One of them could be the Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens. Although the release date and specifications of this lens are not yet known, itContinue Reading

Sony Unveils FE 85mm F1.8 and FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Lenses

Sony has announced two new prime lenses for full-frame E-mount system. The new portrait models are the FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS & FE 85mm F1.8 lenses. Sony’s FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens becomes the fourth lens in Sony’s G Master line-up while the FE 85mm F1.8 lens is the budget-friendly portrait. The new lensesContinue Reading