New Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens to be announced soon
Canon is allegedly working on two new lenses that are believed to be revealed in the near future. Trusted sources are reporting that a new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is on its way along with a replacement to the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom optic. This means that the company is not done yet for the year!
HD Pentax D FA 70-200mm f/2.8ED DC AW lens announced
As the rumor mill has predicted, Ricoh has introduced a new lens to prepare itself for the upcoming Pentax K-mount full frame DSLR camera. The HD Pentax D FA 70-200mm f/2.8ED DC AW lens has become official, promising to deliver a high image quality and high-performance for portrait, action, and sports photographers.
HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW lens becomes official
Ricoh’s final announcement of the day consists of the second telephoto zoom lens designed for Pentax K-mount DSLR cameras with full frame image sensors. The Pentax D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6ED DC AW lens has become official bearing no more, no less than four autofocus buttons on its barrel and will be released next month.
HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 lens coming on February 5
At Photokina 2014, Ricoh said that it was planning to release a Pentax-branded full frame camera sometime in 2015. Although the company’s CES 2015 event has been focused on APS-C products, it appears that the HD Pentax-D FA 70-200mm f/2.8 lens will be announced soon for DSLRs with full frame image sensors.
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-6.3 Di III lens patented in Japan
Tamron has patented four lenses during the past couple of weeks, but the Japanese manufacturer is not stopping here. A new optic has just been patented and it is aimed at mirrorless cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. The model in question is the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-6.3 Di III lens and it could be announced sometime in the future.
Zeiss FE 25mm f/2 and FE 85mm f/1.8 lenses coming in 2015?
Sony has promised that the FE-mount lens line-up will reach more than 20 lenses by the end of 2015. Although this achievement is a long-shot, it appears that the company is actively developing new optics. An insider is claiming that two optics that are coming in 2015 are the Zeiss FE 25mm f/2 and FE 85mm f/1.8 lenses.
Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC lens officially announced
After being teased for quite a while, the Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC lens has been introduced officially. The lens has been designed for digital cameras with full frame image sensors, although it will be compatible with APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras, too. The cine version has also been revealed and both versions will become available soon.
Fujifilm XF 140-400mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS lens price leaked
A Dutch store has accidentally leaked the Fujifilm XF 140-400mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS lens price. The development of this X-mount super telephoto zoom lens was confirmed at Photokina 2014, but Fuji has remained quiet about this subject. Until it becomes official, CameraCompleet.nl has leaked some info about the lens.
Nikon D5500 launched with few improvements over the D5300
Nikon has officially revealed a replacement for the D5300. The brand new Nikon D5500 DX-format DSLR camera is here with several improvements over its predecessor, including a lighter design, a touchscreen, and a better battery life. The DSLR has been revealed alongside a new 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II lens.
Nikon reveals AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens
Nikon has concluded its CES 2015 product launch event with the introduction of the company’s first lens based on Phase Fresnel design. Similar to Canon’s Diffractive Optics, the AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens features a special element that reduces its size and weight as well as the chromatic aberration.
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens officially announced
Canon has finally updated one of its oldest lenses. The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens is official now with numerous improvements, such as a new image stabilization technology and zooming system. This super-telephoto zoom optic will also offer a better image quality when it becomes available in December 2014.
Canon Cine 50-1000mm T5-8.9 lens announced with $78,000 price tag
Canon has officially unveiled a new lens with the longest zoom and focal length aimed at Super 35mm cameras. The Canon Cine 50-1000mm T5-8.9 lens comes packed with a built-in 1.5x extender as well as a removable Digital Drive. The company will release this ultra-telephoto zoom lens in early 2015 for a price of $78,000.
Olympus 300mm f/4 and 7-14mm f/2.8 lenses spotted at Photokina
The first real-life photos of the Olympus 300mm f/4 and 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO-series lenses have been revealed. Prototypes of these Micro Four Thirds optics are on-display at Photokina 2014 and they are drawing a lot of attention at the world’s largest digital imaging event. Olympus’s reps are also claiming that the optics are coming in 2015.
Fujifilm XF 140-400mm f/4-5.6 lens previewed at Photokina 2014
A lot of things are going on at Photokina 2014 at the moment. After the official announcements have been done, companies have started confirming the development of multiple products. Such is the case of the Fujifilm XF 140-400mm f/4-5.6 lens, which has been revealed as the super telephoto zoom lens on the X-mount roadmap.
Samsung NX 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens officially announced
Samsung has taken the wraps off of its second premium S-series lens. The new Samsung NX 50-150mm f/2.8 S lens is now official at Photokina 2014. It has been designed for NX-mount mirrorless cameras, but the company will surely be looking to turn it into an attractive solution for potential buyers of the new NX1 camera.
Samsung NX 300mm f/2.8 S ED OIS lens development confirmed
After announcing a new flagship NX-mount mirrorless camera, called the NX1, and a premium telephoto zoom lens, the 50-150mm f/2.8 S, Samsung has confirmed the development of another high-end optic. The Samsung NX 300mm f/2.8 S ED OIS lens is on-display at Photokina 2014 and it should be unveiled sometime in the future.
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II lens becomes official
Canon has introduced a new lens that is powered by the second-generation diffractive optical elements. The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II lens has been officialized at Photokina 2014 as an optic that delivers superior image quality in a compact and lightweight package, when compared to the EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II USM.
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/4-5.6 lens revealed
Panasonic has announced a new telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. By the end of the year, photographers will be able to purchase the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35-100mm f/4-5.6 lens, an affordable solution for their mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds mount, which delivers high image quality.
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens officially announced
Olympus has unveiled the company’s second PRO-series lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds sensors. The brand new Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens will offer a 35mm equivalent of 80-300mm, which can be extended to 112-420mm, courtesy of the also new MC-14 1.4x teleconverter.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 and 400mm f/4 DO lenses leaked
Canon is on the verge of announcing multiple new products, including lenses and cameras. Ahead of the Photokina 2014 event, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II lenses have showed up online. Their photos have also been joined by their specifications, signalling an imminent launch event.
Sony 90mm macro lens set for Photokina 2014 unveiling
Sony is rumored to introduce a slew of new lenses at Photokina 2014. All the rumored items might not become official, but there is a certain model which has a strong chance of being unveiled. According to an inside source, a Sony 90mm macro lens will be announced for FE-mount mirrorless cameras at the upcoming event.