Lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Tue, 19 Sep 17 16:21:03 -0600 Lenses en-CA 58mm F2.0 Biotar lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17788/58mm-f2.0-biotar-lens Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:37:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17788@/talks/discussions image




40mm F1.2 Aspherical Voigtländer Nokton http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17784/40mm-f1.2-aspherical-voigtlaender-nokton- Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:59:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17784@/talks/discussions image


  • 8 lenses in 6 groups including 2 aspheric lenses
  • 1/3 stop aperture ring
  • Ability to switch of stepped aperture to make it smooth
  • 10 diaphragm blades
  • Min focus distance is 0.35m
  • Filter diameter is 58 mm
  • Electronic chip
  • Sony E mount
  • 70.1 × 59.3 mm
  • 420g


16-35mm F2.8 GM Sony lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16957/16-35mm-f2.8-gm-sony-lens Wed, 17 May 2017 12:35:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16957@/talks/discussions image

100-400mm F4.5-6.3 DI VC USD Tamron Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17734/100-400mm-f4.5-6.3-di-vc-usd-tamron-lens Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:02:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17734@/talks/discussions image


  • 3 LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberrations, a potential issue for ultra-telephoto lenses, and other various aberrations
  • eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, with superior anti-reflection performance to eliminate flare and ghosting, provides flawless, crystal clear images
  • High-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system delivers quick and highly responsive autofocus performance and outstanding vibration compensation
  • Lightest weight (1,115 g / 39.3 oz.) lens in the ultra-telephoto zoom lens category
  • Optional accessory tripod mount is Arca Swiss-compatible
  • MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 1.5 m (59 in) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.6
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and fluorine coating for enhanced weather protection
  • Fully compatible with tele converters and TAP-in ConsoleTM
24-70mm F2.8 Tamron SP Di VC USD G2 Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17193/24-70mm-f2.8-tamron-sp-di-vc-usd-g2-lens Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:51:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17193@/talks/discussions image


  • 17 lenses in 12 groups
  • 9 aperture blades, circular
  • Minimum shooting distance - 0.38m
  • Maximum magnification - 1: 5
  • Image stabilization - up to 5 stops
  • 82mm filters diameter
  • Diameter × length - 89 mm × 111 mm
  • Dust proof, drip proof construction
  • New hood locking mech
  • Electromagnetic aperture
  • TAP-in Console compatible
  • Weight - 905 g
  • Price - $ 1299
  • Preorders
  • Nikon - https://www.adorama.com/tm24702nk.html
  • Canon - https://www.adorama.com/tm24702eos.html
  • Shipping - August 2nd
50mm F1.1 Sakar, Kamlan lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8555/-50mm-f1.1-sakar-kamlan-lens- Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:06:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8555@/talks/discussions image


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.

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/
100-400mm Panasonic Leica DG zoom lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13394/100-400mm-panasonic-leica-dg-zoom-lens Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:24:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13394@/talks/discussions image

CES announcement.


Panasonic is developing the first LEICA DG 100-400mm / F4.0-6.3 telephoto zoom lens (35mm camera equivalent: 200-800mm) for the Micro Four Thirds system standard to expand the lineup of DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) digital interchangeable lenses.

The LEICA DG lenses are designed and developed under the stringent quality standard certified by Leica that boast excellent optical performance. Four single focal length LEICA DG lenses have already introduced to the market and have been highly acclaimed by users worldwide.

The new telephoto zoom achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range. It also features high speed digital signal exchange at 240 fps to comply with the high-speed, high-precision AF (Auto Focus) with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology on LUMIX G cameras. Together with the POWER O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer), it lets users to focus on the target quickly to capture crisp, clear images. In addition, the new lens is both light and small and is splash/dust-proof to withstand heavy field use. As the new telephoto zoom lens excels in size and weight, it enables handheld 800mm (35mm camera equivalent) telephoto shooting without using a tripod.

25mm F1.7 Panasonic lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13636/25mm-f1.7-panasonic-lens Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:09:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13636@/talks/discussions image


  • 8 elements in 7 groups. 2 two aspherical lenses and a single UHR
  • 7-bladed, circular aperture diaphragm h
  • Video oriented stepper motor
  • 125g only
  • $249 at http://www.adorama.com/IPC2517M.html
12-100mm F4 IS PRO Olympus lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15722/12-100mm-f4-is-pro-olympus-lens Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:22:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15722@/talks/discussions image


  • Video oriented lens
  • 17 lenses in 11 groups, one DSA lens, 5 ED lenses, two super HR lenses, one HR lens, three aspherical lenses
  • Nano coating
  • 0.15m-0.45m minimum focusing distance
  • 7 aperture blades
  • 5-axis super efficient stabilization, up to 6.5 stops
  • 72mm filters
  • Dust and waterproof design
  • Function button
  • Manual focus clutch mechanism
  • 77.5 x 116.5mm size
  • 561g
  • $1299.99 USD and $1599.99 CAD
  • Available at https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V314080BU000-12-100mm-M-Zuiko-Digital/dp/B01LWC5IMC/


12mm F2.0 Samyang Rokinon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9936/12mm-f2.0-samyang-rokinon-lens Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:20:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9936@/talks/discussions image

  • 12 lenses in 10 groups, 3 ED lenses
  • F22 aperture
  • 20cm minimum focus distance
  • Price will be around $399
  • All APS-C mirrorless mounts Canon M, Fujifilm X, SOny E and Samsung NX mounts. And also m43 mount.

Available at:

12-24mm F4 G Sony Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16956/12-24mm-f4-g-sony-lens Wed, 17 May 2017 12:33:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16956@/talks/discussions image


  • 4 aspherical, 1 Super ED, 3 ED glass elements
  • Constant F4 max aperture maintains exposure and Depth of field
  • 7-blade circular aperture contributes to beautiful bokeh
  • Direct Drive Supersonic Wave motor for fast, quiet, precise focus
  • $1698
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072J4B6WS/

18mm F2.8 SLR Magic CINE Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17742/18mm-f2.8-slr-magic-cine-lens Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:51:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17742@/talks/discussions image


  • 10 elements in 8 groups
  • Focus Distance range: 0.20m to ∞
  • Manually controlled diaphragm, 9 aperture blades, Lowest F6.
  • 62mm filters
  • FE and E-mounts
  • Length to bayonet 61mm
  • Largest diameter 66mm
  • Weight 445g

SLR Magic extends it’s full frame lens lineup with the SLR Magic CINE 18mm F2.8 wide angle lens.

The field of view of the SLR Magic CINE 18mm F2.8 opens up many new creative and compositional opportunities, particularly in the areas of interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography.

The compact size of the SLR Magic CINE 18mm F2.8 wide angle lens also makes it a good choice of lens to be used with gimbals.
We place our highest priority in the development on our lenses to fulfill the rigors and demands of professional cinematographers and photographers, to which the design and build of the SLR Magic CINE 18mm F2.8 is manufactured to be rock solid and reliable.

THE SLR Magic CINE 18mm F2.8 (MSRP: $499 US) will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers by October, 2017.

70-300mm F4-5.6 IS II USM Canon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15709/70-300mm-f4-5.6-is-ii-usm-canon-lens Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:17:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15709@/talks/discussions image


  • 17 lenses in 12 groups, one UD lens
  • 9 circular aperture blades
  • 1.2m minimum focusing distance
  • 0.25x times magnification
  • 4 stops IS
  • 67mm filter
  • 80mm × 145.5mm size
  • 710g
  • Nano USM drive
  • Full-time manual focus
  • $550 price
  • Available at http://www.adorama.com/ca70300is2.html
400mm F8 N II Tokina Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17699/400mm-f8-n-ii-tokina-lens Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:38:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17699@/talks/discussions image


  • 6 lenses in 2 groups
  • 1.15m minimum focus distance
  • Original T mount
  • F8 fixed aperture
  • Canon EF, Canon EF-M, Sony A, Sony E, Nikon F, Nikon 1, Fujifilm X, Pentax K, Micro Four Thirds Mounts Adapters
  • 74mm x 82mm (for Canon variant)
  • 500g (for Canon variant)
  • Includes lens hood
  • September 15 release
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


15mm F2 Laowa Zero-D FE lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15718/15mm-f2-laowa-zero-d-fe-lens Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:52:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15718@/talks/discussions image


Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of quality lenses with ‘World’s First’ specifications, is proud to unveil two premium lenses with extreme specifications and impressive performance, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D & the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE is currently the World’s Fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for Full Frame cameras. It features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape or architecture shots with straight lines retained.

Dedicated to fulfill the need of photographers, Venus Optics have managed to add a 72mm filter thread onto the 15mm f/2 lens. Photographers can easily install standard screw-in filters without paying for an expensive yet bulky filter holder system.

Designed specially for the Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras, Venus Optics has successfully controlled the size and weight of the lens to the minimal. Weighing less than 1.1 pounds (500g) and 82mm in length, the portability and compactness of the Sony E- mount Mirrorless cameras can be maintained when used with the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Lens.

Featuring the fastest f/2 aperture ever built with a 15mm lens, the new Full Frame E- mount lens is engineered for professionals to shoot impressive landscape, architecture and primary astro photos with great details. This is an every-day and must-buy lens that every Sony Full Frame Mirrorless camera user should have one in his bag.



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


20mm F2.0 Tokina FIRIN FE lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15583/20mm-f2.0-tokina-firin-fe-lens Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:33:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15583@/talks/discussions image


  • 13 elements in 11 group
  • Full format lens
  • Aperture - F2-F22
  • 62mm filter
  • Min focusing - 0.28m / 11 in.
  • Internal focus
  • 9 aperture blades
  • 69mm diameter
  • 81.5mm length
  • 490g
  • Square, bayonet type hood
  • Sony-E mount
  • Available - first Quarter, 2017

Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the new FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF. FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF is the first in Tokina product line compact form-factor super wide ultra fast F2 aperture manual prime lens compatible with Full-Frame E-Mount mirrorless cameras.

FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF belongs to a newly launched “FíRIN” series of Tokina lenses for mirrorless cameras (or ILCs – Interchangeable Lens Compacts) marking a new epoch in Tokina history. FíRIN is a variation of Fírinne – the old Irish word for “truth”. It means “that what is real” and signifies “being true to someone or something”. It represents a promise from Tokina to photographers to help them capture the truth in their images with this revolutionary new lens.

Main Features

Perfect match to SONY A7 series body in terms of design, high-precision Japanese made parts and form factor.

Being compact and light-weight, FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF performs excellent optical abilities due to perfectly placed two all-glass precision molded aspherical elements with 3 Super-Low Dispersion (SD) glass lens elements that are greatly reducing aberrations and yielding higher resolution and contrast. All lens elements are carefully multi-coated that helps to reduce reflections and flares to an absolute minimum.

The FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF has an ability to encode and transmit aperture, distance and optical data to the camera body making this lens fully suitable in terms of using MF assist function, 5 axis image stabilization and view finder electronic distance scale. Lens CPU with optical correction data noticeably contributing to final image processing inside the camera.

Design devoted to manual shooting and cinema enthusiasts includes a wide manual focus ring, aperture ring and depth of field index bar.

De-Click Aperture function makes this lens suitable for cinema/video shooting.

100-400mm F4.5-5.6 Sony FE GM OSS lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16768/100-400mm-f4.5-5.6-sony-fe-gm-oss-lens Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:14:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16768@/talks/discussions image


  • 22 lens elements in 16 groups,one Super ED and two ED elements
  • Nano AR coating
  • Linear motor and Direct Drive SSM actuator
  • 1,395 g
  • Price - $2500
  • Available at https://www.adorama.com/iso100400e.html
80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Fujinon XF Macro http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17709/80mm-f2.8-r-lm-ois-wr-fujinon-xf-macro Sun, 10 Sep 2017 02:27:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17709@/talks/discussions image


  • 16 elements in 12 groups (One aspherical, one ED, three Super ED elements)
  • Fluorine coating
  • F2.8-F22 aperture
  • 0.25m minimal focusing distance
  • 9 aperture blades
  • Image stabilization
  • Linear focusing motor
  • Dedicated aperture ring
  • Full time manual override
  • 62mm filters
  • Includes hood
  • Weather sealed
  • 750g
  • 80mm x 130mm
  • $1199
18-135mm Canon F3.5-5.6 IS USM, 2016, lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14604/18-135mm-canon-f3.5-5.6-is-usm-2016-lens Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:38:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14604@/talks/discussions image


Power zoom adapter hands-ons


In addition to the new Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., is also introducing the Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens, a newly designed lens with a premium exterior design that will serve as the kit lens for the new Canon EOS 80D camera. This the first Canon lens equipped with Nano USM, a new type of focusing motor that combines the benefits of a ring USM (ultrasonic motor) for high-speed AF during still photo shooting and lead-screw type STM (stepping motor) for smooth and quiet movie AF, and improved AF speeds up to 4.3x (Tele) and 2.5x (Wide) faster than the previous model. The Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens also provides up to four stops of optical image stabilization. A new lens hood, the EW-73D, is included with the new lens.

To further enhance the ease-of-use when shootings movies with a Canon DLSR or Cinema EOS cameras, Canon is introducing the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1, specifically constructed to be compatible with the design of the new Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens. The Canon Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E1 is the world’s first detachable zoom adapter that provides silent and smooth zoom and can adjusted incrementally to 10 different levels of zoom speed3. Additionally, the PZ-E1 can be controlled remotely using the Canon Camera Connect app4.

In addition to the new lens and power zoom adapter, Canon is introducing the first Canon-branded external microphone for the EOS system, the Canon Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1. This new accessory microphone will help improve sound quality while shooting video, allowing users to rotate the direction of the microphone up and down from 90 to 120 degrees depending on the shooting situation. The DM-E1’s durable shock mount construction helps to reduce camera operation noise and lens drive sounds and is built to withstand the rigors of a variety of shooting situations. Featuring a frequency response range of 50Hz to 16kHz, the DM-E1 comes with a wind screen to help limit peripheral sound from wind and other outside factors, allowing shooters to utilize the microphone in a broad amount of shooting situations. Featuring a built-in power supply from a single “button-type” lithium cell battery, the DM-E1 also has a power indicator lamp allowing users to easily check its battery level.

24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sigma Art Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16474/24-70mm-f2.8-dg-os-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:02:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16474@/talks/discussions image


50mm F2 Fujifilm lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16351/50mm-f2-fujifilm-lens Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:54:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16351@/talks/discussions image

Key specs:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount
  • 9 lens elements in 7 groups including one aspherical ED lens
  • Super EBC (Super Electron Beam Coating)
  • Weather-sealed at ten points
  • Operates as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit \ -10 degrees Celsius
  • Compact, weighs just 200g
  • Aperture and focusing rings
  • Inner focusing AF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for a fast, silent autofocus performance
  • Available for $449 at https://www.adorama.com/ifj502xfs.html

The new XF50mmF2 R WR is a mid-telephoto lens that is designed to deliver the very best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. The XF50mmF2 R WR, perfect for any type of travel photography, is compact and lightweight, and features 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical ED lens, and has an inner focusing system, driven by a stepping motor for fast and silent autofocusing. The premium XF50mF2 R WR is made of metal and glass for a stylish, robust design with a premium feel, while the aperture and focusing rings have been designed to be comfortable and easy to use. The lens is also weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F\10°C, making it ideal for shooting in a variety of weather conditions.

8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED NIKKOR AF-S Fisheye Nikon Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17057/8-15mm-f3.5-4.5e-ed-nikkor-af-s-fisheye-nikon-lens Tue, 30 May 2017 18:28:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17057@/talks/discussions image



28mm F1.4 E AF-S NIKKOR ED Nikon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17056/28mm-f1.4-e-af-s-nikkor-ed-nikon-lens Tue, 30 May 2017 18:27:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17056@/talks/discussions image


  • Full frame coverage
  • 15 elements in 13 groups, Three ED + two aspherical elements, Nano Crystal and fluorine coatings
  • 7 diaphragm blades
  • Lacks aperture ring
  • 0.16 m minimum focusing distance
  • Ring-type ultrasonic AF, internal
  • 485 g weight
  • 78mm diameter
  • 83mm length
  • $1996, Preorder at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071PFFSKM/


60mm F2.8 Olympus AF Macro lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4593/60mm-f2.8-olympus-af-macro-lens Sun, 16 Sep 2012 04:47:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4593@/talks/discussions image


  • Min focus distance of 0.19m
  • 1:1 macro lock function

  • Price - $499

Available at:

Reviews and previews:

7.5mm F2.0 Laowa lens for MFT cameras http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15717/7.5mm-f2.0-laowa-lens-for-mft-cameras Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:22:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15717@/talks/discussions image


Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of quality lenses with ‘World’s First’ specifications, is proud to unveil two premium lenses with extreme specifications and impressive performance, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D & the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the Widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to a merely 0.37 pounds (170g) and 55mm long. The extreme 110 angle of view, ultra- fast f/2 aperture and featherweight make this lens an ideal option to pair up with drones for aerial photography. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting as well as landscape photography.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT will be available to the market in early 2017. Engineering prototype will be available to test in Venus Optics’ Photokina debut. Venus Optics’ booth is in Hall 2.1, Booth A-045.

Together with the new lenses, Venus Optics will also display a number of unique lenses with first class quality and unique specifications in Photokina 2016.



12-35mm F2.8 II Panasonic 2017 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16276/-12-35mm-f2.8-ii-panasonic-2017-lens Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:11:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16276@/talks/discussions image



LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035)

  • Versatile usage ranging from portraits and landscape to street photography.
  • Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 high-speed aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations, including indoors.
  • Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10℃ with a rugged design for heavy field use.
  • Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
  • The lens system comprises 14 elements in 9 groups including 4 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
  • Panasonic’s black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghosts and flaring.
  • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.

The HSA12035 will be available in black for $999.99 in March.