Lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Sat, 18 Nov 17 18:17:15 -0700 Lenses en-CA 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.

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24-70mm F2.8 ED VR Nikkor lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13500/24-70mm-f2.8-ed-vr-nikkor-lens Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:54:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13500@/talks/discussions image

Spec

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PR

Look into the bag of nearly any Nikon-wielding pro and you will find Nikon’s iconic 24-70mm f/2.8, and with good reason; this lens’ versatility and image quality has made it an essential workhorse lens for every type of shooter. The new AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR improves upon its respected predecessor in nearly every aspect, adding the best Nikon lens technologies to create an essential optic. An exciting evolution to come to this lens is the much-anticipated addition of Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization technology. With up to four stops of image stabilization*, the new 24-70mm f/2.8 VR is ready to tackle the challenging light of a wedding ceremony or on-the-spot news, while Tripod Mode helps to banish blur for landscape shooters. VR is also a huge benefit to filmmakers shooting handheld or on a rig who already appreciate the lens’ depth-of-field control and precise sharpness.

The new NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8 utilizes Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture control, which allows for consistent exposures during high speed bursts of shooting. This lens also improves upon image quality with new optical construction to provide clarity and consistently sharp images, and is ideal for capturing portraits, landscapes and weddings. For nearly any assignment in any kind of light, the combination of a fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture and useful zoom range make this lens the choice of many professionals. A first for NIKKOR lenses, a new Aspherical Extra-Low Dispersion (ASP/ED) element is paired with traditional aspherical, ED and High-Refractive Index (HRI) elements for a thrilling new level of optical precision. Photos and videos take on a beautiful balance of sharpness and subtle blur effects, virtually free of flare, ghosting, coma and chromatic aberration throughout the frame. Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat is also employed to further reduce instances of ghosting and flare.

The new lens construction enhances durability and image quality, while retaining the overall balance and handling that made this a favorite of photographers in the first place. The lens is sealed and gasketed against the elements, and now features a fluorine coating on the front and rear element to make it easier to remove dirt, moisture and smudges from the lens surface. The optical formula consists of 20 elements in 16 groups, while a 9-blade diaphragm helps to create a pleasing, natural out of focus area with beautiful bokeh. Additionally, the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR features a new filter diameter of 82mm and will accept the new Nikon CPL2 Circular Polarizer and 82mm NC (Neutral Color) filters.

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14mm F2.8 AF Samyang Rokinon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15036/14mm-f2.8-af-samyang-rokinon-lens Tue, 03 May 2016 05:59:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15036@/talks/discussions image


Available for preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-Frame-Focus-E-Mount-IO14AF-E/dp/B01L1FZN8G/


PR

The global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) today announced the long-awaited launch of two autofocus lenses: 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E mount Mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor size. The new 14mm and 50mm are the widest and brightest lenses in their classand offer superb quality images to photographers. This launching expands the boundaries of Samyang Optics photo lens line-up from manual focus only, to now include autofocus lenses.

Optimised Optical Design as Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Lens

Both 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC and 50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC are specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance. Along with portability of mirrorless lenses, the 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with full frame sensors to deliver the wideness and sharpnessof image to photographers.

The 67mm filter diameter brings the maximum amount of light into the lens to create the best work of light in photography. The 14mm F2.8 is the widest angle available in the market and the F1.4 of 50mm and F2.8 of 14mm apertures are by far the brightest of full frame mirrorless lenses, offeringa beautiful bokeh effect and the best quality images under various exposure conditions.

Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, aspherical lenses have been included in both lenses to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

AF Performance and Ergonomic Design Based on Class-Leading Technology

These new products will be the first autofocus lenses in over 40 years of Samyang’s class-leading core optics technologies. Samyang has captured the essence of world leading image technology with their manual focus lenses and reinterpreted it into autofocus lenses. Photographers now can enjoy the prime manual lens image quality and autofocus lens. These new 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection.

The 67mm filter diameter is also the result of years of R&D for best handling, by adding stability to the photo-taking experience. Also the minimal and sleek design and metal-housing solidify the build quality with the internal focus system.

These two new autofocus lenses from Samyang Optics will be exhibited at the Photo & Imaging 2016 Show in Seoul, South Korea. The lenses will be globally available from July 2016. Further details, pricing and availability will follow.

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200mm F2.8 Panasonic Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18138/200mm-f2.8-panasonic-lens Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:35:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18138@/talks/discussions image

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42.5mm F1.8 Xiaoyi Macro m43 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15754/42.5mm-f1.8-xiaoyi-macro-m43-lens Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:27:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15754@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 6 lenses in 6 groups
  • F1.8 - 22 aperture range
  • 0.5m - ∞ focusing range in normal mode
  • 0.25m - ∞ in macro mode
  • Price around $130-150
  • 56.5mm x 61mm size
  • Optional hood
  • 49mm filter

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More info at http://www.xiaoyi.com/weidan.html

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50-200mm F2.8-4 Panasonic Leica lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15775/50-200mm-f2.8-4-panasonic-leica-lens Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:21:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15775@/talks/discussions image

Announced only (with mockup at Photokina). Will be in second round in this series, release in 2017.

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42.5mm F/1.2 Panasonic and 150mm f/2.8 MFT http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4612/42.5mm-f1.2-panasonic-and-150mm-f2.8-mft Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:19:23 -0600 stonebat 4612@/talks/discussions image

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35mm F2.8 FE AF Samyang Rokinon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17094/35mm-f2.8-fe-af-samyang-rokinon-lens Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:21:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17094@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • F2.8-F22 aperture, 7 blades
  • Minimum focusing distance - 0,35m
  • 7 elements in 6 groups
  • 61,8mm diameter
  • 22mm length
  • 85.6g weight
  • Sony E Mount
  • $399
  • At https://www.adorama.com/sy35me.html
  • July 2017 availablity

A tiny lens with a mighty performance, Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is ideal for daily photography as well as travel photography. This new compact and lightweight lens, together with the existing AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses, now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to three.

The AF 35mm F2.8 FE weighs just 85g and measures 3.3cm in length, without the hood and rear cap. Thanks to Samyang’s exceptional optical technology, its compact size is packed with features for outstanding image quality. Featuring seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, the lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

Perfect Partner for Everyday Photographers

This new lens is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. For full frame sensors, the focal length resembles the human eye the most. For APS-C types for Sony alpha 6000 and 5000 series users the lens is equivalent to approximately 52mm, which is also one of the most popular focal lengths among photographers.

Portability with mighty performance and a 35mm focal length makes this lens the best choice for daily photographers who want to capture every memory as a high quality image. The autofocus is fast and accurate and is ideal for the capture of outdoor events such as hiking, sports events and landscape photography. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m and is ideal for street, portrait and close focus photography.

$399 price, available in July 2017.

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50mm F2.8 L TS-E Canon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17604/50mm-f2.8-l-ts-e-canon-lens Thu, 24 Aug 2017 03:46:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17604@/talks/discussions image

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135mm F1.4 FF Mitakon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13951/135mm-f1.4-ff-mitakon-lens Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:54:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13951@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Focal length - 135mm
  • Maximum aperture - F1.4, F16 is minimum
  • Minimum focusing distance - 1.6m
  • 11 elements in 5 groups, 3pcs are ED elements
  • 11 aperture blades
  • Min shooting distance is 1.6m
  • Smooth aperture ring
  • Length 160 mm
  • Diameter 111 mm
  • Filter diameter 105 mm
  • 3kg
  • Price - $2999
  • Available - November 2017

http://weibo.com/u/2111141390

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15mm f8 Olympus lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4487/15mm-f8-olympus-lens-topic Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:03:16 -0600 ahbleza 4487@/talks/discussions So Olympus now have a 15mm f8 lens, which seems to have an ultrapancake profile. Why not just poke a pinhole in a lens cap? Having said that, I do own a 12.5mm f12 lens from Panasonic -- but that offers 3D images.

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  • Price - about $59

Available at:

http://www.adorama.com/IOMBLC158.html

Reviews:

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Wide lens with easy starbust effect under U$500? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18075/wide-lens-with-easy-starbust-effect-under-u500 Sat, 28 Oct 2017 01:37:32 -0600 Manu4Vendetta 18075@/talks/discussions Nokton have an amazing facility to achieve this effect with stunning clarity and from a low opening F2.5, the problem here is the price, these lenses are around $1,000. Does anyone have any idea if there will be a wide angle with similar effect and is accessible to work on night images?

I have read that this effect is achieved with optics with a number of odd knives. But not all have such a level, with my PanaLeica 25mm 1.4 I need to close to F7+ with what I have less light input and feel the difference.

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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

Specs

  • 17 in 14 groups, 4 aspherical and 3 ED elements
  • Direct Drive SSM motor
  • No focus breathing
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • 663 grams.
  • Last week of November availability
  • $1299

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16mm F1.4 Sigma Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18053/16mm-f1.4-sigma-lens Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:34:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18053@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 16 elements in 13 groups
  • 9 rounded diaphragm blades 9
  • Min aperture is F16
  • Min focusing distance is 25cm
  • Filter size -67mm
  • Dimensions 72.2mm × 92.3mm
  • Weight 405g
  • Versions for Sony E-mount / Micro Four Thirds.

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70-200mm F2.8 Nikon lens, 2016 version http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15904/70-200mm-f2.8-nikon-lens-2016-version Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:11:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15904@/talks/discussions image


Available for $2796 at https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-AF-S-NIKKOR-70-200mm-2-8E/dp/B01M4L36RJ/


Key features:

  • Uses fluorite and High Refractive Index (HRI) lens elements, made from magnesium-alloy so it is lighter weight compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.
  • Anti-dust and waterdrop-resistant structure with which all moving parts of the lens barrel are sealed against dust and water droplets.
  • Exclusive fluorine coat has been applied to the external surface of the front lens element. Durable fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt, and has superior anti-reflection characteristics that contribute to the capture of clear images.
  • Superior resolution, all the way to the edges of the frame, throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted for its superior anti-reflection effects and effective reduction of ghost and flare for sharp, clear images.
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) function optimized for sports photography with built-in SPORT mode, which is also effective with movie recording. VR performance immediately after the camera is turned on has been greatly increased compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II. In NORMAL mode, the VR function provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster with measurement in accordance with CIPA standards. With the employment of a newly developed algorithm, barrel vibration transmitted to the hands and sound caused when the AF drive starts/stops are remarkably reduced and suppressed.
  • AF tracking performance for subjects with unpredictable movement, including those whose speed of movement changes and those that move quickly toward the camera, has been increased.
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism enables stable exposure control, even with high-speed continuous shooting.
  • Compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, minimum focus distance throughout the entire zoom range is reduced from 1.4 m to 1.1 m, and maximum reproduction ratio increased from 0.11x to 0.21x.
  • Positioning of the zoom ring near the front of the lens and the focus ring closer to the mount ensures a better grip when shooting.
  • Four focus function buttons that enable quick and certain focusing are positioned so that they are readily accessible regardless of shooting orientation (horizontal or vertical).
  • Extremely durable bearings adopted for the tripod collar ring, enabling quick and smooth switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientation.

PR

Today, Nikon Inc. has announced two exciting FX-format additions to the storied NIKKOR lens lineup, designed to achieve amazing optical performance for the most demanding professional and enthusiast photographers. An evolution of one of Nikon’s most versatile and popular pro-zoom lenses, the newly redesigned AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sports an updated optical formula capable of amazing image quality.

“Nikon continues to raise the bar of optical excellence, and our newest FX-format NIKKOR offerings provide experienced photographers with powerful tools to help ensure brilliantly sharp images, whether capturing a high-speed photo finish or creatively framing an architectural marvel,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “While the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR builds upon the success of its predecessors to offer a true all-around NIKKOR optic.”

The Ultimate Workhorse Lens for Seasoned Photographers

Long considered an essential lens in the bag of professional photographers, this updated AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, taking image quality and handling to the next level. An indispensable and powerful tool for nearly any photographic scenario, the NIKKOR 70-200mm remains the professional’s choice with a wide f/2.8 constant aperture that is ideal for capturing sports, weddings, stunning portraits and more, even in low-light.

The next generation design of the lens helps ensure the very best in image quality, speed and low-light performance, while offering balance and handling that is nothing short of superb. Nikon’s new 70-200mm provides up to four stops1 of Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, an improvement from its predecessor that helps users to eliminate blur and camera shake even when shooting handheld or in challenging light. During burst shooting, the lens takes advantage of an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent auto-exposure control. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast and quiet AF operation with seamless manual focus override. Discerning photographers will also appreciate assignable function buttons on the lens barrel that offer customization, perfect for engaging pre-set autofocus or other focusing options.

A new optical formula consisting of six ED elements, one Fluorite element, a high refractive element and Nano Crystal Coat helps make for a lighter and more versatile lens, while reducing chromatic aberration and helping to all but eliminate distortion, ghosting and flare. Ready for even the most rugged of assignments, the magnesium alloy lens barrel features superior weather-sealing that achieves anti-dust and waterdrop-resistance, while Fluorine coating on both the front and rear glass facilitates easy cleaning. Whether shooting with a camera like the Nikon D5, D810, D750 or D500, capturing sports or weddings, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a fantastic lens choice for experienced photographers.

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135mm f4 L Canon TS-E Macro Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17505/135mm-f4-l-canon-ts-e-macro-lens Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:35:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17505@/talks/discussions image

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90mm F2.8 L TS-E Canon Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17510/90mm-f2.8-l-ts-e-canon-lens Sun, 13 Aug 2017 03:30:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17510@/talks/discussions image

  • 9 lenses in 9 groups (UD lens 1 piece)
  • ASC, fluorine coating
  • 9 diaphragm blades
  • Min focus distance - 39 cm
  • 77mm filters
  • 86.9 × 116.5mm
  • 915g
  • Available for $2199
  • Preorders

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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

Specifications:

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

  • Price - $499


Available at:


Reviews and previews:

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45mm F1.8 Olympus topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/873/45mm-f1.8-olympus-topic Wed, 07 Sep 2011 05:57:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 873@/talks/discussions

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Product page:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1569


Available:

eBay had lowest prices.

* http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Olympus-MZuiko-ED-45mm-f-18-Lens-/111952406?_refkw=olympus+45mm&_pcatid=783&_pcategid=78997&_dmpt=Camera_Lenses&_dashexp=1
* http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-Thirds-Cameras/dp/B0058PL9QG/

Reviews:

http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2011/08/olympus-mzuiko-45mm-f18-review-petaling.html

Review in english - http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=316]]>
25mm F1.8 Olympus m43 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9479/25mm-f1.8-olympus-m43-lens Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:16:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9479@/talks/discussions image


Available at:


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Samples at http://www.bestmirrorlesscamerareviews.com/2014/01/29/the-omd-family-welcomes-a-new-member-first-impressions-of-the-olympus-om-d-e-m10/

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60mm F2.8 Venus Laowa Chinese macro lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12102/60mm-f2.8-venus-laowa-chinese-macro-lens Mon, 05 Jan 2015 06:21:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12102@/talks/discussions image

The new Venus 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens features a magnification range from 0.1x to 2x. Users could easily alter the magnification ratio without installing any extension tube or teleconverter, making it ideally suited for rapidly changing macro photography scenarios. This wide magnification range also makes it extremely useful for shooting macro objects (e.g. insects) with different sizes. Moreover, the lens is also designed for normal shooting purposes with a 60mm focal length, which provides an all-in-one solution for normal portrait shooting as well as ultra-macro photography.

The lens houses with 9 elements in 7 groups patented optical structure to provide great deal of image clarity and color renderness. The optical system consists of 2 major moving lenses groups in order to minimize the barrel distortion. 14 pieces of aperture blades form a close-to-circular aperture, capable of creating creamy shallow depth of view. The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability. A complimentary lens pouch and filter are included in the package. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha and Pentax K mount are available.

http://www.venuslens.net/#tab-2

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105mm F2 Laowa F2, T3.2 STF LENS http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14696/105mm-f2-laowa-f2-t3.2-stf-lens Thu, 03 Mar 2016 03:21:20 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14696@/talks/discussions image

  • Manual Focus
  • Filter Size is 67mm
  • F2 (T3.2, due to apodization element) to F22
  • 11 elements in 8 groups
  • Aperture Blades - 8 F‐stop, 14 T‐stop
  • Min. Focus Distance 0.9M
  • 745g
  • 76mm x 98.9mm
  • $699
  • Cheaper on our deals - http://www.personal-view.com/deals/lenses/laowa

UK OPTICS (LAOWA UK) is pleased to present the Laowa 105mm F2 STF Lens. STF stands for Smooth Trans Focus, in reference to its special optical system, which is intended to deliver smooth transitions between crisp in‐focus areas and creamy defocused background or foreground areas. This unique manual focus only lens has an integrated apodisation filter that provides superior bokeh rendering and crystal sharp images.

Full frame compatible lens featuring 11 elements in 8 groups with a 14 blade aperture* and a minimum focus distance of just 0.9M. All metal alloy construction housing multi‐coated glass elements throughout. At a focal length of 105mm and with the inherent softly diffused bokeh, this lens is perfect for portraiture.

The Laowa 105mm F2 STF lens is one of only a few lenses currently offering an apodisation effect. Available later in March with an MSRP of £649.99, in the following mounts: Nikon, Canon, Sony A, Sony E and Pentax.

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Degradation: Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 Dreamy Horror for $6500 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18017/degradation-leica-thambar-m-90mm-f2.2-dreamy-horror-for-6500 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:32:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18017@/talks/discussions image

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Lens has extreme aberrations due to very bad manual design.

https://us.leica-camera.com/Photography/Leica-M/M-Lenses/THAMBAR-M-90-f-2.2

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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

Specs

  • 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
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15mm F4 Venus Laowa Wide-Angle Macro Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13268/15mm-f4-venus-laowa-wide-angle-macro-lens Wed, 24 Jun 2015 04:53:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13268@/talks/discussions image

Venus Optics, the Chinese camera lenses manufacturer who had launched the world’s first 2:1 Macro Lens in last Sept, has just released the world’s widest Macro lens for full frame cameras, Laowa 15mm f/4 Wide-Angled 1:1 Macro Lens.

The new Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 Macro lens is the first lens in the market which posseses an ultra wide angle of view and 1:1 Macro ability. This allows photographers from around the world to start experiencing the rather undeveloped field of ‘Wide Angle Macro Photography’ without using an extension tube. Macro Lenses currently in the market tend to have a mid to long focal length and it limits users to take very close-up shots on the insect or flowers, without showing much of the background details like its habitat or environment.

The new Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 Macro lens features an ultra wide angle of view of 110 degrees with 1:1 maximum magnification. Photographers can focus very close to the subject and let the foreground dominate the photo but at the same time, have the background telling viewers about where and how the subject lives. Your picture will immdiately become very informative and intriguing.

The lens can also serve as an excellent ultra-wide angle lenses with infinity focus for cameras with full frame sensors. A shift mechanism is added at the rear end of the lens with a maximum adjustment of +/- 6mm, which is extremely useful for landscape/architecture photography for distortion correction.

The lens houses 12 elements in 9 groups with 3 pieces of High Refractive elements and 1 piece of Extra-low dispersion elements to deliver crystal sharpness both in the center and the edge. Barrel Distortion was also carefully controlled. 14 pieces of aperture blades form a close-to-circular aperture, capable of creating creamy shallow depth of view. The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha, Sony FE and Pentax K mounts are available.

Pricing and Availability

The Laowa 15mm f/4 wide-angle macro lens is currently available at authorized resellers and at the official English website www.venuslens.net. The recommended retail price is at £419. Free shipping will be provided during the promotion period. Pre-order starts from today and shipping will start from late July.

Available at out deals http://www.personal-view.com/deals/lenses/laowa#laowa-15mm-f4-venus-wide-angle-macro-lens

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10-20mm F4.5-5.6G AF-P DX NIKKOR VR Nikon Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17058/10-20mm-f4.5-5.6g-af-p-dx-nikkor-vr-nikon-lens Tue, 30 May 2017 18:29:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17058@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 14 elements in 11 groups, three aspherical + super integrated coating elemtn
  • Minimum aperture - F29
  • APS-C sensor coverage
  • Lacks aperture ring
  • 7 diaphragm blades
  • 0.22m minimum focusing distance
  • Stepper motor autofocus, internal
  • 230g weight
  • 77mm diameter
  • 73mm length
  • 72mm filters thread
  • $306, Preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-AF-P-NIKKOR-10-20mm-4-5-5-6G/dp/B072639587/

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17mm F1.2 Pro Olympus lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17572/17mm-f1.2-pro-olympus-lens Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:59:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17572@/talks/discussions image

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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

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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.

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45mm F1.2 Olympus Pro Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18008/45mm-f1.2-olympus-pro-lens Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:51:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18008@/talks/discussions image

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25mm F1.4 Zeiss Milvus Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17998/25mm-f1.4-zeiss-milvus-lens Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:38:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17998@/talks/discussions image

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