Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens coming on May 31 for Sony and Pentax cameras
Sigma will release a pair of lenses on May 31. On one hand there is the 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens, which will become available for Sony and Pentax cameras, while on the other hand there is the 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM optic, which will be pushed to the market for Nikon DSLRs with constant aperture throughout the zoom range.
Fujifilm X-Pro1 / X-E1 firmware updates released for download
Fujifilm has speeded up its internal work, which has resulted in the release of two firmware updates for the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras. Both cameras are now capable of supporting the amazing autofocus speeds of the new Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens, which packs the fastest AF system in the world.
Olympus 400mm f/4 lens coming in 2014 for Sony A-mount cameras
Many people did not welcome Sony’s decision to buy a stake in Olympus. However, it seems like this partnership will produce some results in early 2014, when Olympus will introduce two new lenses for Sony’s A-mount cameras, while the PlayStation-maker will ship Micro Four Thirds sensors for PEN and OM-D cameras.
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Nikon 32mm f/1.2 lens release date and price become official
Nikon has expanded its 1 Nikkor lens lineup with a new glass: the 32mm f/1.2 prime. This lens is the fastest 1 Nikkor optic ever released and it will become available in Black and Silver colors. It is the first of its kind to pack a Nano Crystal Coat, Silent Wave Motor, and manual focus ring, which should be useful for portrait photographers.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x finally official
Canon has taken the decision of officially announcing the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens. The product itself has met the public more than two years ago, in February 2011. However, it has been delayed ever since, making photographers worldwide wonder why it is not out yet. Anyway, here it is, in its full glory.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens to be announced in May
The Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens keeps eluding its release date. It has been doing so for several months, as the lens has been leaked by photographers countless times before. Most of them agree that the product should have been launched a long time ago. Well, sources say that the lens will be finally revealed this May.
Olympus Black 17mm, 45mm, and 75mm f/1.8 lenses announced
Olympus has listened to its customers and it has revealed the Black versions of the M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8, 45mm f/1.8, ED 75mm f/1.8 lenses. Micro Four Thirds camera owners have been asking for Black lenses for quite some time and the Japanese manufacturer has finally delivered the goodies, which will become available as of June.
Chameleon-inspired Spectrum Camera Concept features a flexible display
Designer Byeong Soo Kim made use of his imagination, in order to create a fresh concept camera, which packs a flexible display and a Schneider-Kreuznach lens. The result is simply clever and it is called Spectrum Camera Concept. The flexible display can be used to change the appearance of the device, just like a chameleon.
New Canon 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lenses coming in 2014
anon has been rumored to introduce new tilt-shift lenses for quite some time. Meanwhile, the company has filed for a patent which describes a focus assist technology when using these optics. The new Canon technique will allow photographers to correctly compose their shots with TS lenses, while new gear is set to appear in 2014.
Carl Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 and 32mm f/1.8 lenses unveiled
Carl Zeiss has re-introduced its 12mm f/2.8 and 32mm f/1.8 lenses for Sony NEX E-mount and Fujifilm X-mount cameras. The pair of optics for mirrorless shooters has been called “Touit” and it will become available in the near future. The two products have also been put up for pre-order at select retailers in the United States and Europe.
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art lens release date and price announced
Sigma is betting big on its Art series of lenses. The company has recently taken everyone by surprise with the announcement of the 18-35mm f/1.8 optic, the first of its kind to deliver such a fast aperture throughout the focal range. Anyway, the 60mm f/2.8 DN will play an important role, too, and its availability information has just gone live.
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x lens release date is May 14
Canon is rumored to announce a lot of lenses in 2013. Recently, it has been said that five new optics will become official this year. However, a new list, which consists of three products, has surfaced. Only one is found on both lists, the 100-400mm replacement, which will be joined by the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x and EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II lenses.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens to become available for Sony A-Mount cameras, too
When Sigma unveiled the fast 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art zoom lens, the company revealed that the optic will be available only for APS-C DSLR cameras from companies such as Canon, Nikon, and Sigma, leaving out Sony’s A-mount shooters. However, a source has revealed that Sigma will indeed release an A-mount version for Sony cameras soon.
New Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens announced
After announcing two new cameras earlier on April 24, Panasonic has decided to refresh one of the popular Micro Four Thirds lenses: the Lumix G Vario 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH POWER OIS. The new version comes packed with improved optical image stabilization technology, support for faster and more silent autofocus.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG OS Art lens to be announced in 2013
Sigma will keep itself busy in 2013, as the Japanese manufacturer is rumored to announce at least two new lenses by the end of the year. The “Art” lens series may be completed by the 135mm f/1.8 DG OS and the 24mm f/1.4 DG lenses sometime in the following months, while an update for the 50mm f/1.4 lens is also in sight.
Panasonic G6 and LF1 announcement date is April 24
Panasonic is working on a pair of new cameras, which should be revealed by the end of this week. It appears that the new compact and Micro Four Thirds cameras will be introduced alongside a 14-140mm lens, which will be compatible only with the latter camera. Both the G6 and LF1 cameras will feature good specs at attractive price points.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM sample images published
Preannounced couple of days ago, the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM zoom lens has already been used by some photographers who are ready to show image samples. The sharpness levels at maximum aperture look promising enough. Will this be another hit from Sigma, like their top-performing 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM?
Photographer creates amazing New York City 360-degree panorama photos
Visiting New York City can be found on a lot of people’s bucket list, but not all of them will actually check a mark next to it. However, Nuno Madeira is offering the next best thing with the help of dozens of interactive 360-degree panoramic photos. Madeira started his work in 2010 and 50 panoramas have been compiled since then.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens announced for APS-C DSLRs
Sigma has thrown the gauntlet at its competitors by announcing a zoom lens with a very fast aperture. More importantly, the 18-35mm DC HSM Art optic is capable of maintaining its aperture of f/1.8 through the entire zoom range. Sigma portrays it as a major technological wonder that nobody else has been able to offer so far.
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm telephoto zoom lens officially announced
Fujifilm has introduced a new lens for X-mount cameras.The new Fujinon XF 55-200mm optic is finally official, along with its new image stabilization technology and fast autofocus speed. Additionally, the company posted an updated lens roadmap and announced that the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras will receive a firmware update this July.