AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens announced by Nikon
The second announcement of the day for Nikon consists of the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens. This FX-format super-telephoto prime has been mentioned within the rumor mill recently and it is here with a reduced weight and an increased performance as well as a higher price tag when compared to its predecessor.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens revealed
The final announcement of the day from Nikon consists of the AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens. The new super-telephoto lens has been created to deliver superior image quality and performance in a lighter package to wildlife and action photographers using Nikon’s FX-format full-frame DSLR cameras.
Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR DX lens photo leaked
Nikon is rumored to hold a major product launch event by the end of this week. Meanwhile, the rumor mill has been busy and it has leaked the first photo of the Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR DX lens. Additionally, the optic’s price and release date details have been revealed, too, and this lens announces itself as a great product!
Three new Nikon lenses to be announced within days
A trio of new Nikon lenses will become official within the next few days. The company will unveil three optics which were mentioned within the rumor mill in mid-June 2015. A trusted source is now reporting that the 500mm f/4E FX, 600mm f/4E FX, and 16-80mm f/2.8-4 DX are all coming in the near future!
Olympus 500mm f/4 IS PRO lens patent revealed
It seems like Olympus is serious about adding image stabilization into its lenses. After the 300mm f/4 PRO was rumored to have been delayed in order to make room for an IS system, the rumor mill has discovered a patent for an Olympus 500mm f/4 IS PRO lens. This optic also has built-in IS and it is aimed at Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens ready and coming this fall
Canon is rumored to have completed the testing phase of a much-anticipated bright wide-angle prime lens. According to a trusted source, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens is ready, but it will not be announced, yet. Due to the demand of existing lenses, Canon will introduce this new product sometime during fall 2015.
Venus Optics introduces Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 macro lens
When one thinks of macro photography, one thinks of a telephoto lens. Well, up until now that is, as Venus Optics has officially revealed the Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 macro lens, which has become world’s widest lens to offer 1:1 macro capabilities. Now, photographers can reveal the habitat of their tiny macro subjects!
Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens delayed to make room for IS
Olympus has allegedly delayed the launch of its 300mm f/4 PRO super-telephoto prime lens. The rumor mill is claiming that the Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens has been delayed in order to give the company enough time to put an image stabilization system into the lens, while a patent for such product has been leaked on the web.
Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens patented for APS-C DSLRs
Canon has patented yet another wide-angle prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens follows into the footsteps of the EF 10mm f/2.8L USM, albeit the former is designed for EOS DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors, while the latter is aimed at EOS DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors.
Panasonic FZ300 and 150mm f/2.8 lens to be unveiled in July
Panasonic is rumored to have scheduled a product launch event for July 2015. The company is expected to reveal at least a couple of new products, including a camera and a lens. According to the rumor mill, the products set to be unveiled next month are the Panasonic FZ300 bridge camera and the 150mm f/2.8 telephoto prime lens.
Sigma 35mm f/2 DN OS Art lens patented for M4/3s
Sigma has patented its fair share of lenses this year, while others have been rumored to be unveiled by the end of 2015. Nevertheless, the company is not stopping and it is working on many other products. One of them is the Sigma 35mm f/2 DN OS Art lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, whose patent has just been discovered.
Canon EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM lens may be on its way
Canon may soon reveal a new product for the company’s mirrorless camera users. It seems like a Canon EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM lens is in the works. Additionally, this telephoto prime lens, designed for portrait photography purposes, will be revealed in the near future for EOS M mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.
New Nikon 500mm and 600mm f/4 lenses coming soon
Nikon will hold a product launch event during the summer. According to the rumor mill, new 500mm and 600mm f/4 lenses with fluorite elements will be unveiled sometime within the following two months. The new products will replace the existing 500mm and 600mm f/4 lenses and they will be smaller, lighter, and pricier.
Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM lens patented
Canon has patented one of the most interesting lenses that we have seen all year. The product in question is a high-quality non-fisheye wide-angle prime lens designed for EOS DSLRs with full-frame image sensors. It consists of the Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM lens, that would become the company’s prime with the widest focal length.
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens testing begins
Canon will introduce a new L-designated lens with a prime focal length by the end of 2015. The product in question has been mentioned in the rumor mill before and it appears that it will get more mentions. The reason for that is because the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens testing has started, so new details will be revealed soon.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art or 135mm f/2 Art coming this year
Sigma is rumored to be working on an Art-series telephoto prime lens with a fast aperture. The product will be launched sometime within the next few months of the year and sources are mentioning two possibilities. One of them is the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art lens, while the other one is the 135mm f/2 Art optic.
SLR Magic announces HyperPrime Cine 50mm T0.95 lens
SLR Magic is back into the spotlight with two new products. The third-party lens maker has decided to bring a couple of new optical devices at the Cine Gear Expo 2015 event in Los Angeles. The first is the HyperPrime Cine 50mm T0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, while the second consists of a Rangefinder Cine Adapter.
Lensbaby releases four lenses for Fujifilm X-mount cameras
The rumor mill has got another one right! After hinting, at the beginning of 2015, that Lensbaby will release some lenses for Fujifilm X-mount cameras, the manufacturer just confirmed the gossip talks. Four Lensbaby optics are now available for Fuji X users, including the recently-released Velvet 56 Macro optic.
Lomography introduces Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens
Lomography is back on Kickstarter with another interesting project. It is a new Petzval lens and it is unique. The Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens features a special ring that allows photographers to control the bokeh levels in their photos. The optic is available through Kickstarter and it will begin shipping later this year.
Leica announces Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens
Leica is back with another official announcement. After introducing a black-and-white rangefinder camera in late April, the German maker has revealed its first 28mm lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. The high-end Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH lens is now official and will be released on the market by the end of June 2015.
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC lens patent resembles Zeiss Batis version
Tamron has patented another lens in Japan. This time, the lens may have already been announced. The patent is describing a Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC lens, which is similar to the Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* 85mm f/1.8 lens. This short-telephoto prime was introduced in April 2015 and it is currently available for pre-order.