Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH lens officially unveiled
Panasonic has launched a new version of its popular 20mm f/1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, just days after discontinuing the original. The brand new Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH glass will be released towards the end of June for MFTs with the same fast aperture and internal design, but with slightly less weight.
Fujifilm unveils Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 lens
Fujifilm has chosen June 25 to be one of its busiest days of recent times as, after the X-M1 camera and XC 16-50mm lens announcements, the Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens has also become official. This new optic has been designed for Fuji’s X-mount cameras and it should improve your portrait photography soon.
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens rumored to be in the works
Canon may be on the verge of launching a new EF 35mm f/1.4L USM wide-angle lens, as the Japanese company is feeling the hot breath of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG lens on its neck. Despite being in testing, the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II optic might not come this year, as Canon is delaying the launch of its big megapixel camera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens coming on April 17
Fujifilm is looking to expand its Fujinon lineup with a pair of lenses. One of them will be officially announced on April 17 during a special event and this is the XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens, which is rumored to be unveiled this week, while the XF 27mm f/2.8 pancake lens should be revealed by the end of June 2013.
Canon and Zeiss reveal new cine lenses at NAB 2013
After announcing three new camcorders at the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2013, Canon has also introduced a new 35mm cinema prime lens. The company has been joined by Carl Zeiss, as the German manufacturer has used this event to reveal a pair of “Compact” 28-80mm and 70-200mm cine zoom lenses.
Schneider-Kreuznach unveils three Xenon full frame cine primes
Schneider-Kreuznach has officially announced three new prime lenses aimed at cinematographers. The new Xenon 35mm, 50mm, and 75mm cine lenses are compatible with full frame cameras from both Nikon and Canon, though they are supported by professional camcorders as well, in order to gain 4K video recording capabilities.
Canon to announce at least five new lenses by the end of 2013
Let there be lenses, said Canon’s god, as the company is rumored to prepair for a year full of new optics. A source familiar with the matter has revealed that the Japanese manufacturer will introduce at least five new lenses over the course of 2013. Moreover, two of them might even be announced within days.
Nikon now listing unannounced 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens on its website
In recent times, multiple digital imaging product manufacturers have decided to skip past an official announcement in order to introduce a new creation. The latest company to perform such an act is Nikon, which has begun listing the 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens on its USA website, even if the optic is a no-show.
Carl Zeiss to announce three new prime lenses for X and E mounts soon?
Carl Zeiss is working on its next-generation prime lenses for Fujifilm’s X and Sony’s E mount digital cameras. The Germany-based imaging product manufacturer is expected to unveil three new prime lenses in the near future. The pricing range and some partial specs have been leaked before event which will take place sometime in April.
Canon expands Cinema Prime Lens family
Canon announced the introduction of two new lenses for its Cinema EOS Prime Lens line. The new CN-E 14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses are built especially for high-quality video recording at 4K and 2K resolutions. The new optics offer improved features that will meed the demands of EOS videographers.
Samsung NX mirrorless camera goes 3D
After announcing the NX300 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, Samsung has revealed another product for the NX-mount line-up. It consists of a lens and it is a special one because it allows photographers to capture photos in 3D. Without much further ado, here is the NX 45mm F1.8 2D/3D lens!