Nikon unveils new AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm telephoto lens
Nikon announced three new cameras, but took its time to reveal a new lens, too. Ten years have passed since its predecessors launch, therefore the AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens decided to make an appearance to replace its sibling. It comes with a new optical design and autofocus system, ideal for wildlife photography.
Duclos Lenses unveils custom Rokinon Raw cine primes
Most photographers and film makers aim for perfection. But what happens to the people who want a little more character into their photos and movies? Well, Duclos Lenses has the answer for them in the bodies of the Rokinon Raw cine primes, a set of lenses which will add flare and other effects into the camera.
Zeiss 50mm, Sony 70-400mm and 18-55mm lenses revealed
Sony has announced three new lenses, refreshing two of its older optics, while releasing an entirely new prime lens. The Zeiss 50mm prime, Sony 70-400mm telephoto zoom and 18-55mm standard zoom lenses will become available soon for the company’s A-mount and APS-C cameras, along with a pair of new accessories.
Sony A58 and NEX-3N price and specs unofficially revealed
The Sony A58 and NEX-3N cameras are the worst-kept secrets in the industry. After the cameras’ press photos were leaked on the web, an inside source has managed to get hold of the specs and final retail prices. The announcement date is no longer a secret as well, with Sony launching the new gear on February 25th.
HTC One launch date teased on a Canon DSLR lens
HTC is preparing to introduce its flagship smartphone for 2013. The Taiwanese company will announce a new mobile phone on February 19th. In order to raise the interest in its upcoming smartphone, the company used a Canon DSLR lens to tease the HTC One. If Canon has something to do with this, we will find out tomorrow.
Sony NEX-3N, Alpha SLT-A58, and three A-Mount lenses leaked photos
Sony is preparing to reveal the new PlayStation 4. The gaming console will be announced on February 20th during a special event. However, the Japanese company will have enough time to announce two new cameras and three new lenses at the same event. The photos of the digital imaging equipment were leaked on the web.
Samyang 50mm f/1.2 lens confirmed for 2014 via Facebook
Facebook is the perfect way for a company to stay in touch with its fans. You can present products and deals, and listen to any complaints or praises from the users. Samyang did a little more than that as it has confirmed that a 50mm f/1.2 prime lens is included in the 2014 roadmap.
Lens pepper mill grinder brings good taste to your meals, not your photos
Nuop Inc. makes both cooking and photography enthusiasts smile, with an appliance that will make them have a blast in the kitchen, or at the dinner party: the camera lens pepper mill grinder looks like a traditional camera lens, but what it actually does is grinding peppercorns with style.
Canon announcing new cinema camera and lenses at NAB Show 2013?
Lots of rumors about Canon have made the rounds on the internet. The latest whisper suggests that the Japanese company will be very active during the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2013, where Canon will announce a new EOS cinema camera and a couple of lenses.
New Leica Summicron-C lenses TBA at NAB Show 2013?
The National Association of Broadcasters Show 2013 is going to be crowded with camera manufacturers. If Canon is rumored to announce a new EOS cinema camera and two lenses at NAB, then Leica will follow the same path by introducing the new Summicron-C cinema prime lenses during the same event.
Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000 consisted of a Nikon Nikkor 8mm fisheye lens
2001: Space Odyssey is must-see movie for geeks. As for photography fans… they should know that the film’s main antagonist, HAL 9000, consists of a Nikon Nikkor 8mm f/8 fisheye lens. ThinkGeek is currently selling a life-size replica of the artificial intelligence system, which is capable of saying 15 different phrases from the movie.
Price details of upcoming Sony cameras and lenses revealed
2013 will be a very important year for Sony. Some would call it a “decisive” year and the company is looking to repay the faith of long-time fans and to attract new customers. Besides a new PlayStation gaming console, Sony will also announce new cameras and lenses, whose prices have been leaked by a Japanese source.
Voigtländer unveils two new Nokton prime lenses with fast apertures
Voigtländer continues the company’s tradition with the launch of two new Nokton prime lenses. Both of them have fast apertures, however, the 42mm f/0.95 features one of the fastest apertures for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The second is an aspherical lens and will become available in two colors this summer.
Canon 35mm f/2 is the second best wide-angle prime lens, says DxOMark
DxOMark is considered by many as the industry standard test for camera and lens performance. The engineers at DxO Labs took the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens for a spin and tested the wide-angle prime’s sharpness. The new lens coped pretty well with the pressure and it ranked second best wide-angle prime lens.
Lynny Lens pulled from sale
Lynny Lens, the product that could be physically manipulated to control the focus and blur of the photographs thanks to its flexible rubber exterior, was removed from sale, as found on Lynny website. The company declares that they had to resort to this action in order to avoid legal confrontations with a brand famous for making similar products.
Olympus launches new M.Zuiko 75-300mm lens for Micro Four Thirds
There are not too many zoom lenses available for Micro Four Thirds cameras, therefore Olympus decided to redesign one of its lenses specially for MFTs. The new M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 75-300mm II f4.8-6.7 is a super telephoto lens with ZERO coating and an affordable price for a glass of its caliber.
IBE Optics 26mm f/1.4 lens announced for Micro Four Thirds
After launching the fastest lens in the world for mirrorless cameras at CP+ 2013, IBE Optics immediately got back to work and revealed one of the fastest lenses for Micro Four Thirds. There 26mm f/1.4 lens has been officially introduced by IBE Optics as a lens for big sensors which should provide “excellent image quality”.
LockCircle launches Prime Circle XT-F cine-lenses for Nikon cameras
LockCircle has decided to tune-up what it calls the “most technologically advanced” lenses from Carl Zeiss, in order to develop the Prime Circle XT-F Custom Lenses. They are cine-style optics specially designed for Nikon F-mount cameras to improve sharpness and create “outstanding” bokeh effects.
Nikon celebrates the 80th anniversary of Nikkor lenses with new video
Nikon is being serious about promoting its brand, therefore it is showing how Nikkor lenses are manufactured in a new video, which is celebrating the lenses’ 80th anniversary. The company released a video showing the entire manufacturing process of a Nikkor lens, to assure people that it is paying attention to all the details.
Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 becomes world’s fastest lens for mirrorless cameras
Many people would have never believed it to be possible, but IBE Optics and Kipon have announced world’s fastest lens for mirrorless cameras with an impressive aperture as large as f/0.85. It will be released in the near future for mirrorless cameras under the name of HandeVision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85.
24-70mm lenses compared using Nikon D800E and Canon 5D Mark III
Choosing a camera kit is not easy for a professional photographer. There are too many things to be taken into consideration and since most people are on a limited budget, camera systems need to be put under serious testing. Roger Cicala is looking to buy a new kit and the first thing to do is to see how systems differ.