Lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Thu, 19 Jul 18 18:59:03 -0600 Lenses en-CA 25mm F1.2 Pro Olympus lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15721/25mm-f1.2-pro-olympus-lens Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:19:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15721@/talks/discussions image


  • 19 lenses in 14 groups, one Super ED lens, 2 ED lenses, one E-HR lens, three HR lenses, one aspherical lens
  • Nano coating
  • 0.3m minimum focusing distance
  • 9 circular aperture blades
  • 62mm filter
  • 70 x 87mm size
  • 410g weight
  • Dust and waterproof design
  • Function button on lens
  • Manual focus clutch
  • $1,199.99 USD and $1,499.99 CAD
  • Available at https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V311080BU000-25-25mm-1-2-16-M-Zuiko/dp/B01LW4IFUI/
20mm F1.4 Sigma DG HSM Art Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13938/20mm-f1.4-sigma-dg-hsm-art-lens- Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:20:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13938@/talks/discussions image


24mm F1.4 Sigma Art lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12370/24mm-f1.4-sigma-art-lens Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:35:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12370@/talks/discussions image


  • Price - $849

Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced the new Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the ninth Global Vision lens to join the company’s iconic Art line-up. The announcement comes at the start of the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2015, which begins on Feb. 12 in Yokohama, Japan.

The much anticipated 24mm F1.4 Art wide angle lens is designed for full-frame DSLRs, and when used on digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, it effectively becomes a 38mm. The lens is ideal for capturing a variety of photography subjects, including cityscapes, mountain ranges, astrophotography and weddings and is great for videography work as well. The 24mm also excels at indoor photography in low illumination thanks to the combination of exceptional focal plane sharpness, and gorgeous bokeh rendered by nine rounded aperture blades. The lens achieves a maximum magnification of 1:5.3 with a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 inches. The 24mm incorporates both "F" Low Dispersion (FLD) glass and Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass in a design of 15 elements in 11 groups to minimize chromatic aberration of magnification especially in the edge of the image field. Moreover, the optimized power layout includes aspherical elements that are positioned in the rear of the lens for improved wide open performance. This helps to ensure minimal distortion through the correction of axial chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare. The new lens element design also delivers excellent peripheral brightness.

“The Sigma Art lenses are recognized by photographers for world-class performance, and the new 24mm F1.4 DG HSM will be a significant contribution to our selection of fast aperture prime lenses which is quickly becoming a strong force in the industry” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Sigma is redefining the expectations of fast-aperture full-frame prime lens performance, especially wide-open, and the results the 24mm F1.4 will deliver will be up to the exacting standards set by the 35mm F1.4 DG HSM and 50mm F1.4 DG HSM .”

Other updates to this lens include a new full-time manual focusing mechanism that switches to manual focusing, simply by rotating the focus ring, even when AF is being used, first introduced on the 50mm Art. This allows the photographer to make focus adjustments quickly and easily. As with all new lenses under the Global Vision categories, every 24mm will be tested using Sigma’s own MTF measuring system, “A1,” in the company’s factory in Japan.

Other lenses in the Art line include 35mm F1.4 DG HSM, 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM, 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM, 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, 19mm F2.8 DN, 30mm F2.8 DN and 60mm F2.8 DN.

The 24mm F1.4 is compatible with Sigma’s USB dock, allowing photographers to update the lens’ firmware and change focus parameters as well as manual focus over-ride using Sigma's Optimization Pro software. It is also compatible with Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service. The lens will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, and timing, pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

14-24mm F2.8 Sigma DG HSM Art Lens Official Topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18960/14-24mm-f2.8-sigma-dg-hsm-art-lens-official-topic Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:02:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18960@/talks/discussions image



35mm F1.4 Sigma ART http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6433/35mm-f1.4-sigma-art Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:32:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6433@/talks/discussions New Sigma 35mm ART


Available at:


70mm F2.8 DG Sigma Macro Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19081/70mm-f2.8-dg-sigma-macro-lens Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:23:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19081@/talks/discussions image


  • Compact construction lens
  • Long throw focusing ring
  • Almost zero distortion and chromatic abberations
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Angle of view (35mm): 34.3°
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 25.8cm/10.2in.
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:1
  • Filter size: ø 49mm
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): ø70.8mm x 105.8mm/2.8in. x 4.2in.
  • Weight: 515g/18.2oz.
  • Sony E mount, Nikon F mount and Canon FE mount
  • $569 price, available at


Sony G Master Lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14545/sony-g-master-lenses Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:33:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14545@/talks/discussions image

New G Master line-up consists of a 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom, an 85mm f/1.4 prime and a 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom plus two tele-converters.


Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their flagship G Master™ brand of interchangeable lenses.

Sony’s new brand includes three new E-mount full frame lenses including a 24-70mm constant F2.8 standard zoom, an 85mm F1.4 prime and a 70-200mm constant F2.8 telephoto zoom. Representing the ultimate blend of high resolution and beautiful bokeh, the new lenses feature Sony’s innovative optical element technology, design and calibration. This allows them to produce still image and video content with a level of detail and expression that has never before been possible.

“The new G Master brand represents the finest and most impressive group of lenses that Sony has ever brought to market,” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics. “With our knowledge of what the future will bring for digital imaging, we have designed these lenses and can ensure that the G Master brand will inspire and ‘wow’ photographers and videographers for years to come.”

FE24-70mm F2.8 GM Standard Zoom Lens

Featuring some of the most advanced lens technologies in market today, the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (model SEL2470GM) is the ultimate choice for those seeking the highest possible optical performance for portrait, travel and event photography or even simple everyday shooting1.

The new lens is built with three aspherical elements including a newly developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element that reduces aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range, as well as from corner to corner of all image files. Additionally, an ED (Extra-low-Dispersion) glass element and Super ED glass element keep chromatic aberration to a minimum while maximizing resolution and bokeh without any unnatural coloration.

The lens features a 9-bladed aperture that maintains a near circular shape at all settings and is coated with Sony’s original Nano AR coating to suppress reflections and ensure spectacular contrast and clarity.

The new FE24-70mm F2.8 GM lens has a direct drive SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor) focusing system that works with incredible efficiency thanks to a new set of algorithms that positions the lens elements quickly and accurately. The motor is smooth and quiet, making it an ideal choice for shooting both still images as well as movies.

To maximize usability, the lens is dust and moisture resistant and features a compact, streamlined design that includes AF/MF switch as well as focus hold, zoom lock and hood release buttons.

Two new matching filters for the FE24-70mm F2.8 GM lens have also been introduced, including the VF-82MP MC protector and VF-82CPAM Circular PL filter..

FE 85mm F1.4 GM Telephoto Prime Lens

Designed as the ultimate portrait lens, the long-awaited new FE 85mm F1.4 GM telephoto prime lens (model SEL85F14GM) strikes a perfect balance between resolution and bokeh in a compact package.

The lens features a new XA (extreme aspherical) element as well as three ED glass elements that work together to ensure that the in-focus areas are captured in extremely high resolution while the surrounding out-of-focus areas dissolve smoothly into a beautiful soft backdrop. It has a circular aperture with 11 blades – the most ever used in an α lens – that ensures bokeh is smooth and visually appealing. Externally, the new model has Sony’s original Nano AR Coating, which is of particular importance in a portrait lens as it reduces flare and ghosting, even with backlit subjects or similarly challenging lighting conditions.

For accurate autofocusing, the FE 85mm F1.4 GM lens includes a ring drive SSM motor system that provides ample power and speed to drive the lens’ large, heavy focus group. It’s also equipped with two position sensors to support flawless focus control of the large, heavy lens elements.

This new professional portrait lens is dust and moisture resistant and also has an aperture ring with on/off switchable click stops that can be adjusted based on whether a user is shooting still images or movies. It also has an AF / MF switch and a focus hold button.2

FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Telephoto Zoom

Covering the frequently used 70-200mm focal range, the new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS telephoto zoom lens (model SEL70200GM) offers extremely high rendering, AF performance and image stabilization, making it a versatile choice for shooting wildlife, sports, weddings and a variety of other events and locations.

The new flagship telephoto zoom model delivers extraordinary sharpness and clarity throughout the entirety of its zoom range thanks to its three advanced lens elements including XA, Super ED and ED glass components, as well as its Nano AR coating.

The new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens features a floating focusing system – implemented in an α zoom lens for the first time – that contributes to an impressive minimum focusing distance of merely 0.96m and ensures AF performance is optimized during both still and video shooting. The lens includes a SSM (Super Sonic Motor) plus dual linear motors that work together to move large lens elements quickly - a task that requires a high level of drive control and ensures focus accuracy. The new model also has built in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization for capturing sharp, blur-free subjects at all focal lengths and a rotating tripod mount that allows the camera to be quickly removed from a connected tripod as needed.

The new 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens is dust and moisture resistant with an additional fluorine coating added to the front lens. It also has a focus hold button as well as a focal range limiter.

Sony has also announced new compact 1.4x and 2x Teleconverters – models SEL14TC and SEL20TC respectively – that offer even greater reach while maintaining the overall streamlined design and feel of the 70-200mm lens.3

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Standard Zoom and 85mm F1.4 GM Telephoto prime lenses will be available in March for about $2,200 and $1,800, respectively.

70-200mm F4 L IS II USM EF Canon 2018 Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19828/70-200mm-f4-l-is-ii-usm-ef-canon-2018-lens Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:06:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19828@/talks/discussions image


  • 20 elements in 15 groups
  • One flourite element and two UD elements for high image quality.
  • Highly resistant to dust and water, and improved durability even in harsh conditions.
  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f/4
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (9 blades) for beautiful soft backgrounds.
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Optical image stabilization at up to 5 stops of shake correction.
  • Three image stabilization modes for outstanding results.
  • IS mode 3 effective when tracking moving subjects and assists when panning.
  • Minimum focusing distance shortened from 3.9ft to 3.3ft (1.2m to 1m).
  • Lightweight, weighs only 780 g
  • 80mm x 176mm
  • 72mm
  • USD price of $1299, 14,990 SEK
  • Available - June 2018

PR Translation

Canon upgrades two of its most popular and well-known L series lenses, and is now launching the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM. For many years, both models have been important instrument for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The two new lenses can be used for many different objects, from portrait to wildlife, and confirms the main role of the 70-200mm lens photographers equipment bag.

Michael Burnhill is European Product Specialist for Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Europe, and commenting on the launch of the two lenses: “Following feedback from our global network of photographers can we now proudly launch these two lenses. We always strive to deliver products with the best quality and performance for today’s visual storytellers. And to have a wide selection to respond the photographers’ needs in the best possible way. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM represents the finest in L series optical technology. It has a compact size, is sturdy and lightweight. Lens EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is unbeatable in terms of performance, flexibility and durability. ”

Superior quality, robust and compact design – EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM builds on the predecessor’s high standard. There it is superior design, durability and ergonomic design that Canon’s wide lens range is renowned for. The lens weighs only 780 grams and is perfect for anyone on the move. Fluorine coating prevents dirt and water drops on the front lens and anti-reflex treatment Super Spectra eliminates reflexes and light bulbs. The fluorite lenses available in the lens can correct color defects and guarantees high resolution and contrast images. The amazing and reliable

Image quality is invaluable when it comes to reducing time spent in post-processing. The lens aperture f/4 provides consistent exposure in many varying light conditions. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM has a 9-leaf circular aperture that creates an attractive backdrop, makes the background blurred and reinforces the subject itself. The new image stabilizer is based The design of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. It delivers the corresponding effect as with a 5 step shorter shutter speed, compared to the previous three steps of the previous lens *.

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM uses a combination of an annular ultrasonic engine and third generation technology with new high performance CPU and newly developed firmware for higher speed and Accuracy and fast auto focus. The focus can also be adjusted manually and allows a close-up of 1m, to compare with the predecessor’s 1.2 m. All these features make the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM perfect for discreet and accurate photography, something that is needed for street photography to be really good

Press release in Sweden


50-100mm F1.8 Sigma, 18-35 zoom lens companion http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14606/50-100mm-f1.8-sigma-18-35-zoom-lens-companion Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:57:15 -0700 Fitzy 14606@/talks/discussions image

Available at https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-693954-50-100mm-Standard-Canon/dp/B01C3SCKHW/

  • APS-C format lens
  • 21 elements in 15 groups,
  • 3 FLD glasses, 1 SLD glass, 1 high-refractive-index, high-dispersion glass, 3 high refractive index SLD glasses.
  • New HSM motor
  • 9-blade circular aperture
  • 82mm filter thread
  • Minimum focus distance 95cm
  • Maximum diameter 93.5mm
  • Inner focus, inner zoom
  • Magnification ratio 1:6.7
  • 170.7 x 93.5mm
  • 1490g
  • Available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA Mount.
12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Sigma Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15759/12-24mm-f4-dg-hsm-art-sigma-ultra-wide-angle-zoom-lens Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:13:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15759@/talks/discussions image

In stock now at https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-12-24mm-Lens-Canon-205954/dp/B01LZJM7SY/

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom for the Era of Ultra-High Resolution Digital Cameras

Boasting the renowned Global Vision image quality from center to edge, the new Sigma 12-24mm F4 features the largest aspherical glass mold in the industry, offering photographers an ultra-wide angle zoom with virtually no distortion, flare or ghosting. Encompassing the long history of Sigma wide angle lens development expertise, the new 12-24mm F4 performance highlights include constant F4 brightness and the brand new Sigma AF system with 1.3X torque boost. The 12-24mm F4 features lens elements made with FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to calcium fluorite in performance. Combined with an optimized power distribution, the result is outstanding image quality from center to edges. With a minimum focus distance of 9.4 inches at 24mm, photographers can compose incredible close-up shots with expansive backgrounds.

The all new Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. The Nikon mounts feature the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm.

The Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art lens will be available in late October and retails for a recommended street price of $1599.00 USD.

14mm F1.8 DG HSM Sigma Art Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16472/14mm-f1.8-dg-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:58:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16472@/talks/discussions image


10-18mm F4-F5.6 Laowa Zoom http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19489/10-18mm-f4-f5.6-laowa-zoom- Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:03:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19489@/talks/discussions image


  • 14 elements in 10 groups
  • 102 degrees to 130 degrees angle of view
  • F4-F5.6 aperture
  • F22 min. aperture
  • 15cm minimum focus distance
  • 0.11x magnification
  • 7 aperture blades
  • 37mm rear filter
  • Around 500g
  • ⌀70 x 90.9 mm
  • Around $600 price
  • Sony FE mount
18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Sony OSS Zoom http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18652/18-135mm-f3.5-5.6-sony-oss-zoom Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:54:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18652@/talks/discussions image


New Compact, Lightweight E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Features Outstanding Sharpness and Fast, Precise, Quiet AF for a wide variety of still and video applications

Sony, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, today announced its 46th E-mount lens. This new APS-C lens features a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 And Optical SteadyShot™ stabilisation.

The new lens (model SEL18135) features a compact, lightweight design measuring only 67.2mm x 88mm and weighing in at a mere 325g, as well as a high magnification 7.5x optical zoom that covers the wide-ranging focal length of 18-135mm on APS-C or 27-202.5mm in 35mm equivalent focal length. The lens is an ideal fit for Sony’s popular APS-C sensor cameras including α6500, α6300 and α6000, and is an extremely useful tool for a wide range of shooting situations ranging from daily life to portraiture, landscape, nature and travel photography.

The E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range thanks to its advanced design featuring one aspherical lens and two Extra-low Dispersion glass elements that minimise aberrations. This lens also allows photographers to produce close-up images with pleasing ‘bokeh’ or background defocus as a result of its maximum magnification ratio of 0.29x and minimum focus distance of 0.45m. It also offers built-in optical image stabilisation to support handheld shooting.

Additionally, the 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Zoom lens offers fast, precise, quiet AF performance thanks to a linear motor, making it a perfect complement to the high speed shooting and impressive video capabilities of many of Sony’s mirrorless cameras.

Pricing and Availability

The SEL18135 will be available from February 2018, priced at approximately £570.

24mm F2.8 FE Samyang AF lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19789/24mm-f2.8-fe-samyang-af-lens Sat, 26 May 2018 10:46:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19789@/talks/discussions image



35mm F1.4 Samyang Rokinon AF FE Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17945/35mm-f1.4-samyang-rokinon-af-fe-lens Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:32:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17945@/talks/discussions image


Samyang Optics is pleased to announce the release of their fourth autofocus lens: AF 35mm f/1.4 FE. The bright f/1.4 aperture and absolute resolution turn every moment into artwork. This lens now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to four which includes three existing autofocus lenses, AF 14mm f/2.8 FE, AF 35mm f/2.8 FE and AF 50mm f/1.4 FE.

Aim High, Create Artwork

This new AF 35mm f/1.4 FE works in harmony with full-frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount such as Sony α7 or α9 series. It is designed to appeal to enthusiasts and professionals who are ready to take the next step up in photography. It is the excellent companion to create artworks from everyday moments, while the tiny AF 35mm f/2.8 FE released in June of this year is the perfect partner for everyday photographers.

High Performance beyond Expectation

Absolute resolution across the entire image field is the key feature of Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE. The lens includes 11 elements in 9 groups and features 2 aspherical lenses and 2 high-refractive lenses, plus Ultra Multi Coating. The optical design minimises various aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion to deliver outstanding resolution. Fast, precise and quiet autofocus performance meets Samyang’s exceptional optical technology to capture any moments clearly. The bright F1.4 secures fast shutter speed and creates shallow depth of focus images in wide-standard angle of view. The new 35mm f/1.4 lens is ideal for professional photography including low-light events, landscapes and portraits with expressive characteristics.

Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE, a lens for photographers aiming high in photography, will be available globally from November and will carry a suggested retail price of £599.00 (for UK) inc VAT.



11-18mm F2.8 HD PENTAX-DA Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18066/11-18mm-f2.8-hd-pentax-da-lens Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:25:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18066@/talks/discussions image

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced a new generation of high-performance Star-series lenses optimized for super high-resolution photography and high megapixel digital single-lens reflex (D-SLR) cameras. The first two lenses developed for the new-generation of Star-series quality—the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and the HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8—will be on display as reference products at Photo Plus Expo 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in New York (October 26-28) and SALON de la PHOTO 2017 in Paris (November 9-13).

Premium-quality Star-series lenses deliver the highest performance among the PENTAX K-mount interchangeable lens series, and have been highly regarded by PENTAX K-Mount users since the days of film. In addition to the initial design concepts of optimum image quality and large apertures for maximum light transmission, the series has embraced the additional concepts of exceptional toughness and outstanding operability, achieved through the development of a dustproof, weather-resistant construction. The resulting lenses provide superior dependability in a wide range of shooting conditions, and are the perfect companion to PENTAX SLR camera bodies.

Although final names, specs and pricing will not be released until 2018, here are preliminary key features:

  • PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of an APS-C-format image sensor
  • High-performance Star-series model providing excellent resolution even at open aperture
  • Large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F2.8 (fixed) and an angle of view between 17mm and 27.5mm (in the 35mm * format)
  • Availability: Scheduled for the summer of 2018
105mm F1.4 DG HSM Sigma Art lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19080/105mm-f1.4-dg-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:30:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19080@/talks/discussions image


500mm F5.6 E PF ED VR AF-S Nikkor Nikon Lens Coming http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19871/500mm-f5.6-e-pf-ed-vr-af-s-nikkor-nikon-lens-coming Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:40:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19871@/talks/discussions

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announces the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format fixed focal length super-telephoto lens, which will offer a compelling combination of portability and performance. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR will be a high-performance super-telephoto lens that is significantly smaller and lighter than comparable predecessors due to the adoption of the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element found in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, introduced in January 2015. Despite its 500mm focal length, the lens is small and light enough to use hand-held in a wide variety of situations where a photographer must capture unpredictable and fast-moving subjects, including sporting events and wildlife photography.

Phase Fresnel Lens Elements

The Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element developed by Nikon effectively compensates for chromatic aberration utilizing the photo diffraction phenomenon. Compared to many general camera lenses that employ an optical system using the photorefractive phenomenon, a remarkably compact and lightweight body can be attained with fewer lens elements.

Price and Availability

Information regarding the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens, including final specifications and pricing, will be announced later this year. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit http://www.nikonusa.com

85mm F1.4 Art Sigma lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15758/85mm-f1.4-art-sigma-lens Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:10:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15758@/talks/discussions image


“We are thrilled to announce three state-of-the-art additions to the Global Vision line. The Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art has been a highly requested lens and we are very confident those customers who have been waiting for us to deliver this lens will be more than pleased with the superior optical performance and zero compromise,” states Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “In addition, the re-engineered 12-24mm F4 and highly competitive 500mm F4 Sport lens both embody the world-class performance our Global Vision lenses are known for. We look forward to seeing the incredible images our customers will create using these new Sigma lenses.”

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art – The Ultimate Portrait Lens

Delivering the ultimate in creative expression, the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens is engineered to support the highest resolution sensors on the market with an exceptional degree of sharpness. The high-performance optical system is purpose-built by Sigma R&D to produce the attractive bokeh effect sought after by discerning photographers. The lens’ advanced architecture features two SLD (special low dispersion) glass elements and one glass element with a high rate of anomalous partial dispersion and refraction. A re-engineered AF system brings 1.3X the torque of its predecessor, while other features such as a full-time manual focus override have been added, which can be controlled when the focus ring is rotated, even during continuous AF.

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. The Nikon mounts feature a brand new electromagnetic diaphragm.

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens will be available in late October and retails for a recommended street price of $1199.00 USD.

50mm F1.4 Sigma ART http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9362/50mm-f1.4-sigma-art Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:32:59 -0700 ahbleza 9362@/talks/discussions And now Sigma have released the new 50mm Art. Looks interesting.



  • 13 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Angle of View - 46.8º
  • 9 Diaphragm Blades
  • F16 Minimum Aperture
  • 40cm Minimum Focusing Distance
  • 7mm Filter Size
  • Dimensions - 85.4 x 99.9 mm



50mm F1.4 SDM AW HD PENTAX-D FA Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18065/50mm-f1.4-sdm-aw-hd-pentax-d-fa-lens Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:23:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18065@/talks/discussions image

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced a new generation of high-performance Star-series lenses optimized for super high-resolution photography and high megapixel digital single-lens reflex (D-SLR) cameras. The first two lenses developed for the new-generation of Star-series quality—the HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW and the HD PENTAX-DA★ 11-18mm F2.8—will be on display as reference products at Photo Plus Expo 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in New York (October 26-28) and SALON de la PHOTO 2017 in Paris (November 9-13).

Premium-quality Star-series lenses deliver the highest performance among the PENTAX K-mount interchangeable lens series, and have been highly regarded by PENTAX K-Mount users since the days of film. In addition to the initial design concepts of optimum image quality and large apertures for maximum light transmission, the series has embraced the additional concepts of exceptional toughness and outstanding operability, achieved through the development of a dustproof, weather-resistant construction. The resulting lenses provide superior dependability in a wide range of shooting conditions, and are the perfect companion to PENTAX SLR camera bodies.

Although final names, specs and pricing will not be released until 2018, here are preliminary key features of the two lenses:

  • HD PENTAX-D FA★ 50mm F1.4 SDM AW
  • PENTAX K-mount covering the image circle of a 35mm-format full-frame image sensor
  • Newly developed ring-shaped SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) for faster, quieter AF operation
  • AW (All-Weather) construction to prevent intrusion of dust and rain and ideal for use in demanding shooting conditions
  • Minimum shooting distance of 0.4 meters
  • Note: this is an updated version of the reference product shown at CP+ 2017
  • Availability: Scheduled for the spring of 2018
8.5mm F3.8 Pixco Fish-Eye cheap lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20065/8.5mm-f3.8-pixco-fish-eye-cheap-lens Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:14:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20065@/talks/discussions image

  • Uses CCTV lens and adapter
  • Lens incorporates advanced optical elements to ensure all-around sharpness and efficient light conductivity.
  • Its iris can be manually adjusted according to available light levels.
  • $76


Kowa m43 cine lenses lineup http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8767/kowa-m43-cine-lenses-lineup- Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:22:52 -0700 astraban 8767@/talks/discussions image

Some good news for the format (including an 8,5 mm f/2.8)

85mm F1.8 Sony FE Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16424/85mm-f1.8-sony-fe-lens Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:10:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16424@/talks/discussions image


24-105mm FE F4 G OSS Sony lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18058/24-105mm-fe-f4-g-oss-sony-lens Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:19:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18058@/talks/discussions image




25mm F0.95 Pancake by Mitakon http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13676/25mm-f0.95-pancake-by-mitakon Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:43:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13676@/talks/discussions image



8-18mm F2.8-4 Panasonic Leica lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15774/8-18mm-f2.8-4-panasonic-leica-lens Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:20:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15774@/talks/discussions image


28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD FE Tamron lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19007/28-75mm-f2.8-di-iii-rxd-fe-tamron-lens- Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:10:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19007@/talks/discussions image


18-35mm F1.8 Sigma DC zoom lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6733/18-35mm-f1.8-sigma-dc-zoom-lens Thu, 18 Apr 2013 01:53:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6733@/talks/discussions image


  • 18-35mm APS-C only
  • 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Maximum aperture is F1.8
  • Minimum aperture is F16
  • 72mm filter size
  • 28cm closest focus distance
  • nine blade rounded diaphragm
  • Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass
  • Internal focusing and zooming
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Has AF/MF switch
  • Size 3.1" x 4.8" , 78x121mm
  • Weight 28.6oz. , 810g





Hands on and previews:


Available at

25mm F1.8 Zonlai http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14176/25mm-f1.8-zonlai Thu, 10 Dec 2015 07:42:15 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14176@/talks/discussions image

  • 25mm AOS-C coverage
  • F1.8-16 aperture
  • 18cm-Infinite focusing
  • 60mm X 33mm
  • 142g
  • Multi-coated Optical Glass
  • Metal body
  • Available in black and silver

  • $133 at http://www.ebay.com/itm/262146487268