White Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is real and you can have it
Nikon photographers have always been jealous on their Canon counterparts due to their inability of having white lenses. The EOS maker is selling those cool-looking “L” optics, but Nikon is not allowed to follow the lead. Well, Taiwan’s Nikon Repair Center has restored and painted a Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens white.
Fujifilm X-M1 photos leaked alongside 16-50mm and 27mm lenses
The long-rumored entry-level Fujifilm X-Trans camera has been leaked on the web. Several photos of the alleged device have appeared on the web, depicting a Fujifilm X-M1, along with a brand new Fujinon XF 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS zoom lens, while the novel XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake optic showed up online, too.
Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 lens release date and price revealed
Earlier this year, Voigtländer surprised the world with another super-fast lens: the Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95. The company has revealed that the lens will become available later this year, but failed to announced any specific dates. Well, Cosina has broken the deadlock, by disclosing the lens’ August 2013 release date.
Two new Canon wide-angle lenses rumored to be unveiled soon
Canon is once again rumored to expand its lens offerings with a couple of wide-angle zoom optics. The two products are said to be the EF 16-50mm f/4L IS and EF 14-24mm f/2.8L, both of them able to keep their fastest aperture throughout their zoom range. The best thing about these two lenses is that they are coming in late 2013.
New Fujifilm cameras and lenses coming on June 25
The end of June is about to get a lot more exciting for Fujifilm fans, as the Japanese company is working on a slew of announcements. Inside sources have revealed that the company will introduce two new cameras, as well as a couple of lenses on June 25, while the X-Pro1 and X-E1 shooters are getting new firmware updates.
Bonzart Ampel camera with tilt-shift lens available for $180
How would you feel if you find out that you can shoot tilt-shift photography for less than $200? What would you say if you hear that you can buy such a device right now? But what if the camera features a twin-lens design to capture even regular shots? Well, if you want this gadget, then you should purchase the new Bonzart Ampel.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens release date and price now official
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art is an impressive lens, which has attracted a lot of positive feedback ever since it has been announced. It is aimed at APS-C cameras, but many users feared that it will be too expensive. Well, the Japanese manufacturer has just announced its price and potential buyers will have a surprise.
Pentax K-50, K-500, and Q7 cameras officially announced
Pentax has officially announced three new cameras in a single day. The entry-level DSLR K-500, mid-level DSLR K-50, and the mirrorless Q7 cameras have been unveiled during an event in New York, where the company has revealed all the information regarding their release date, price, availability, and specifications lists.
Samsung 10mm f/3.5 fisheye lens announced for NX cameras
Samsung has decided to make its NX cameras more appealing to landscape photographers by launching the world’s smallest and slimmest fisheye lens. The 10mm f/3.5 ultra-wide angle lens will provide a 180-degree field of view and a 35mm equivalent of 15.4mm, when it becomes available for sale later this year.
Pentax K-50, Q7 cameras, and 11.5mm f/9 lens coming on July 5
Pentax is preparing for a very busy summer schedule. If most people choose to take a vacation, the company will not sit this one out, as it will introduce two new cameras, a DSLR and a mirrorless, along with a pinhole lens that will also act as a body cap. As a result, the K-50, Q7, and 11.5mm f/9 lens have all been leaked online.
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 lens announced for APS-C cameras
Tokina has announced a new lens for APS-C cameras from Nikon and Canon. The AT-X 12-28mm f/4 wide-angle zoom optic will become available soon in the United States for a price of $599. It comes packed with new autofocus technology and the ability to provide the same aperture through the entire focal range.
Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens officially announced
Canon has taken the wraps off the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens, just a few days after the rumor mill has leaked information about it. This is the first ultra wide-angle zoom optic for the EOS M mirrorless camera, which will receive a firmware update, as well as the first one with a retractable design and a 55mm filter thread.
Nikon patent leaks new 12-contact lens mount
According to a recent patent application, Nikon is working on a new communication system between a novel kind of interchangeable lens mount and a camera. The patent has been published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and it reveals a new system that would connect Nikon lenses and cameras using 12 contacts.
Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens coming this summer
Canon is rumored to be actively working on a replacement for the EOS M mirrorless camera. The new shooter will wipe out all the shortcomings of the original one, but it is not going to come on the market all by itself. The latest gossip talk involves a EF-M 11-22mm lens, which is said to become available this summer.
New Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L lens patented in Japan
Canon may be working on a next-generation EF 70-200mm f/4L USM lens. The Japan-based company has just had its patent approved in its home country. This could mean a lot of things, but Canon may actually introduce a new 70-200mm optic, as the original one has been released on the market back in 2006.
Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 lens announced for Sony E-mount and others
Samyang is choosing to introduce its products on Facebook, the social networking service. The company is known under the Rokinon brand in the United States, but this is the only difference, since the new Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 lens for Sony NEX E-mount cameras has just been announced through the world’s largest social network.
Canon EF lenses production reaches 90 million units
Canon has posted a press release in order to celebrate the production of the 90 millionth EF lens. The Japanese corporation has reached this amount in 26 years, while adding 10 million lenses in the past nine months. As company is driving digital camera sales, it seems like Canon is also one of the biggest lens vendors worldwide.
Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS lens officially announced
Samyang has announced a lens on Facebook once again. The company’s fans are already accustomed with this sort of introduction and they are beginning to like it. This time, they have been greeted by the 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS wide-angle lens, which has been designed for most APS-C cameras roaming this Earth.
Nikon 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens patent discovered in Japan
Nikon is on the verge of expanding its telephoto zoom lens offerings for the company’s FX-format DSLR cameras, as a patent discovered in Japan describes a new 200-500mm optic. According to the patent filing application, Nikon is testing multiple versions of the 200-500mm lens and they even include a variation of the aperture range.
Olympus patents 25mm f/2.8 and 24-41mm f/4.5-5.6 3D lens
Olympus has filed for an interesting patent in Japan. The patent application describes a 3D lens, which uses zoom and single focus lenses, in order to create an optic that will be able to capture the world in 3D. As a result, the 25mm f/2.8 and 24-41mm f/4.5-5.6 3D lens may become available for Micro Four Thirds cameras soon.
Entry-level Fujifilm X-mount camera to retail alongside multiple lens kits
There is no secret that Fujifilm is developing a new X-Trans camera aimed at entry-level consumers. The shooter has even been flaunted by a company representative a short time ago. Until the camera’s release date, sources will continue to reveal information about it, the latest piece of information confirming that Fuji will offer the camera in multiple kits.