Canon EF-M 50-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO STM lens patent leaked
It is time to present another patent to our readers. Once again, it is Canon’s work and it consists of another impressive product. The Canon EF-M 50-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO STM lens has been patented for the company’s mirrorless cameras and, as it name shows, it has an integrated diffractive optical element.
Panasonic to release Leica 12mm lens by the end of 2016
It will be an interesting year for Micro Four Thirds adopters. Both Panasonic and Olympus are planning to introduce new gear, including cameras and lenses. The former is now rumored to launch a new Leica-branded 12mm wide-angle lens in the second half of 2016, so a Photokina 2016 unveiling could be on the cards.
Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 II VR lens coming this year
After introducing two versions of the same lens, Nikon will repeat the announcement sometime in the future. Sources are stating that an existing optic will be replaced by two versions: one with, one without Vibration Reduction, just like the recent AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm f/3-5.5.6 zoom. The highlighted product is the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
Ricoh patents Pentax 200mm f/2.8 ED IF DC lens
As the Pentax full-frame DSLR camera is on its way, Ricoh is preparing the launch of a telephoto prime lens for APS-C-sized DSLRs. The company has patented a Ricoh-branded 200mm f/2.8 ED IF DC lens for such cameras, an optic that would provide a very high image quality when it becomes available.
Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 lens now available on Kickstarter
Nostalgia is a feeling that photographers experience oftentimes. If you are feeling it right now, then here is something that might bring back the good days: the Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 soap bubble bokeh lens. It is being brought back to life by Meyer-Optik Gorlitz, which has launched a Kickstarter campaign for this project alone.
Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens officially announced
The recently-rumored Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens has been announced by the Germany-based company. As its name says, the product consists of a wide-angle prime optic. It supports autofocus and comes with the same OLED screen that is now a trademark of the Batis line-up. The lens will be released by the end of May 2016.
Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS HSM lens is in development
Sigma has patented yet another lens. This time, the Japan-based company has patented a telephoto zoom lens. It consists of a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS HSM optic, which will be added to the Sports or Contemporary series. In addition, the telephoto zoom lens will probably replace the existing 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro optic.
Tamron SP 135mm f/1.8 Di VC lens coming at Photokina 2016
A leaked image contains a brochure that mentions an unannounced lens. The product in question consists of the Tamron SP 135mm f/1.8 Di VC telephoto prime. It is believed to be on track for a Photokina 2016 announcement. The rumored telephoto prime lens will be released for full-frame DSLR cameras.
Olympus 24mm and 50mm f/1.4 lenses patented for full-frame cameras
Olympus has patented a couple of lenses for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors. The company has recently confirmed that it will focus on OM-D cameras and PRO-series optics, so there is a chance that it will finally announce a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in the not-so-distant future.
Nikon CX 9mm f/1.8 lens is in development
Nikon has patented a new product for its 1-series of mirrorless cameras and lenses. The product in question is a lens and it has been patented in Japan. It consists of a 9mm wide-angle prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8, which could be released in the future for the company’s CX-mount mirrorless cameras.
Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens price leaked
The rumor mill has recently mentioned that Canon is working on an EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens that will become available in 2016. More sources have now leaked more information about the super-telephoto zoom optic, including its announcement date and price. The product is coming this summer with an expected price tag.
Affordable Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens announced
If you own an Alpha or NEX-series mirrorless camera from Sony then you will be pleased to hear that the PlayStation maker has just introduced an affordable 50mm lens. The Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 prime lens is here as a compact and lightweight solution for the company’s FE-mount and E-mount MILCs.
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens launched
Sony has concluded its press event with the introduction of the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens. This optic is capable of offering top-notch image quality thanks to multiple features, including a state-of-the-art internal design and integrated image stabilization technology.
Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens set for 2016 release
A new super-telephoto zoom lens is in development, a source have revealed. It is aimed at EF-mount DSLR owners and it is designed by Canon. An insider is claiming that the Japanese company will launch an EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens this year as an affordable and lightweight solution for action and sports photographers.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens patented
Sigma is working on a 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens with a built-in optical image stabilization system. This is great news for photographers who want such optic for their camera. The Sigma version will be an Art-series lens, so it will offer superior image quality, while providing competition for Nikon’s stabilized 24-70mm f/2.8 optic.
Three new Zeiss FE-mount lenses coming at PhotoPlus 2016
Photographers using Sony FE-mount mirrorless camera may have three extra reasons to be joyful. A couple of distinct sources are reporting that Zeiss is working on three new lenses just for them. The optics will allegedly be revealed sometime in October 2016 as part of the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.
Leica Summilux TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. lens unveiled
Leica has just introduce a new lens for one of its mirrorless cameras. This time, the MILC has an APS-C sensor and it is the T (Typ 701) model. The prime lens is here to become the new quality standard in the APS-C category and it consists of the Leica Summilux TL 35mm f/1.4 ASPH. optic.
New Canon 50mm lens to be announced in the near future
Most Canon fans are waiting for the company to reveal the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR. However, the Japanese manufacturer is also focusing on its lens line-up. The rumor mill is claiming that a new prime optic is on its way. It is said to consist of a 50mm lens and to be officialized soon, albeit some doubts remain regarding its maximum aperture.
Panasonic launching an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera soon
Panasonic will hold a major product launch event within the next few weeks. The rumor mill is claiming that the company will introduce an entry-level mirrorless camera based on the Micro Four Thirds mount. In addition to the shooter, Panasonic will also unleash a new premium lens on the market, sources said.
Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens announced for full-frame DSLRs
Photographers using full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Pentax have one more manual-focus-only lens at their disposal. It consists of the new Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens, which is a wide-angle prime that delivers superior image quality along with innovative technologies and a high resistance to extreme environments.
Leica APO Vario Elmarit SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 lens revealed
Leica has taken its time to introduce a new telephoto zoom lens for its SL-mount. The new APO Vario Elmarit SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 lens has been mentioned before, but its details are finally official. The product will be released soon for a hefty price tag, but it promises to deliver superior image quality and high-end features.