Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Thu, 23 Mar 17 02:17:21 -0600 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 12-60mm F2.8-4 Panasonic Leica lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15773/12-60mm-f2.8-4-panasonic-leica-lens Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:18:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15773@/talks/discussions image

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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

Specs

  • 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/
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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

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How lenses are made http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/51/how-lenses-are-made- Wed, 04 May 2011 08:41:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 51@/talks/discussions


Cosina video

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70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 Tamron SP Lens, 2017 model http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16418/70-200mm-f2.8-di-vc-usd-g2-tamron-sp-lens-2017-model Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:30:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16418@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • Construction - 23 lenses in 17 groups
  • New image stabilization system. Up to 5 stops making it best in class.
  • Three stabilization correction modes including panning-only mode.
  • Special lens coating to eliminate scratches
  • Dustproof and waterproof construction
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm adjustment
  • Teleconverter compatible
  • Works with TAP-in console
  • Minimum shooting distance is 0.95 m
  • Filter diameter is 77 mm
  • Maximum diameter × length - 88 mm × 191.3 mm
  • Weight - 1,485 g
  • Available in Canon and Nikon mounts
  • $1,299 at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1317272-REG/tamron_afa025n_700_sp_70_200mm_f_2_8_di.html
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21-100mm T2.9-3.9 Zeiss Lightweight Zoom lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15652/21-100mm-t2.9-3.9-zeiss-lightweight-zoom-lens Sun, 04 Sep 2016 06:03:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15652@/talks/discussions image


Available for preorder at: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278222-REG/zeiss_2149_289_21_100mm_t2_9_3_9_lightweight_zoom.html


Specs:

  • Focal length - 21-100mm
  • Aperture range - 2.9 – 22, 11 blades
  • Lens - 22 elements in 18 groups
  • Close focus is 0,8m/ 2’8”
  • Focus ring rotation angle (inf-MOD) - 294°
  • Zoom rotation angle - 100°
  • Aperture rotation angle - 48°
  • Front diameter is 114mm/ 4.49”
  • Length is 226mm/ 8.9”
  • Weight - 2.0kg/ 4.4 lbs
  • Sensor coverage - ANSI Super 35mm


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18-55mm T2.9 Cine Fujinon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16490/18-55mm-t2.9-cine-fujinon-lens Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:42:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16490@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • F-No. - F2.75
  • T-No. - T2.9
  • Image size - 24.84mm × 13.97mm(φ28.5mm)
  • Minimum Object Distance - 0.85m (0.38m in macro)
  • Iris blades - 9
  • Filter diameter - 82mm
  • Front diameter - 85mm
  • Length - 206mm
  • Weight - 980g
  • E mount

PR

The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March at a list price of $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.

The next in the series, the FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9*1, will be available this summer. With a combined focal length range of 18mm-135mm in the Super 35mm format, together the first two “MK” lenses cover the most frequently used range utilized by emerging cinematographers. The series offers fast lenses with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range, enabling a shallow depth-of-field.

“The rapid growth in popularity of content produced by emerging cinematographers has expanded the use of cinema and digital photographic cameras,” said Tom Fletcher, Director of Sales, Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM. “And the heightened need for programming has, in turn, boosted demand for high-performance cinema lenses, which are ideal to achieve a shallow depth-of-field and a beautiful bokeh. However, since they are typically large, heavy and expensive, those involved in online and other lower cost productions often opt for interchangeable lenses for digital cameras, which have been more affordable and mobile. The problem is that interchangeable lenses for digital cameras are designed primarily for shooting stills, and therefore prone to focus shift and optical axis shift while zooming.”

The “MK” lenses are designed to maintain consistent color temperature with all FUJINON cinema lenses, which simplifies color grading2. The series also inherits the FUJINON cine lenses’ advanced edge-to-edge optical performance and low distortion3, while boasting compact and lightweight design as well as outstanding cost/performance. The MK18-55 and MK50-135mm weigh in at a light 980 grams/2.16 lbs with front diameters of 85mm and lengths of 206mm. The MK18-55mm’s minimum object distance (MOD) is .85 meters/2.78 feet, while the MK 50-135mm’s MOD is 1.2m/3.93 feet.

“Many independent shooters use DSLR lenses, which aren’t designed for moving images. Still lenses breathe considerably, and they have no adjustable manual iris,” said Fletcher. “Our MK’s have a seamless manual iris, zero breathing, no ramping or zoom shift, and 200-degree focus rotation. They maintain focus completely throughout the zoom range while covering Super 35mm sensors.”

In addition to their lightweight and compact build, the “MK” lenses are designed from the ground up with the operator in mind. Only one matte box and one filter size are needed between the lenses. Time-saving features include a macro function that allows for a broader range of close-up shooting, and gears for the three rings are positioned in the exact same place, which eliminates the need to re-position accessories when switching lenses.

The lenses each contain a Flange Focal Distance adjustment function*4 to achieve optimal camera and lens matching. The short flange focal distance contributes to the lenses’ compact size and lightweight. Distances are listed in feet and meters.

The iris supports seamless adjustment that is free of clicking. This enables precise exposure adjustment without any sound from clicking between T-stops.

The lenses also feature three rings for manual and independent adjustment of focus, zoom, and iris (aperture), with the gear pitch*5 of 0.8M (module). The focus ring can rotate fully up to 200 degrees to facilitate precise focusing.

The “MK” lenses are compatible with E-mount cameras with the Super 35mm/ APS-C sensor.

X Mount versions of the MK lenses (with focal lengths of 18-55mm and 50-135mm) used in the FUJIFILM X Series line of digital cameras (with APS-C sensors) are being developed for launch by the end of this year. Information about the X Mount lenses will be provided as soon as more details are confirmed.

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135mm F1.8 DG HSM Sigma Art lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16473/135mm-f1.8-dg-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:00:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16473@/talks/discussions image

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KIPON speed booster analog adapters http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9085/kipon-speed-booster-analog-adapters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:27:59 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9085@/talks/discussions image

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Shipping: since January 10
Price: $300

http://kipon.com/en/articledetail.asp?id=62

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8mm F4 SLR Magic m43 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16512/8mm-f4-slr-magic-m43-lens Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:18:34 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16512@/talks/discussions image

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Hong Kong, China (Feburary 25, 2017) - SLR Magic expands the micro four thirds lens lineup with the new SLR Magic 8mm F4 ultra wide angle lens. The product will be officially introduced during upcoming BVE 2017 fair in Excel London.

The field of view corresponds to a 16mm lens in 35mm format and this fast wide angle of view opens up many new creative composition opportunities, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography. Additionally, light weight and compact size of the SLR Magic 8mm F4 ideal for aerial photography as well as multi-camera setup 360 VR.

We place our highest priority in the development on our lenses to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and photographers. The design and build of the SLR Magic 8mm F4 is solid and reliable.

The SLR Magic 8mm F4 (MSRP: $349 US) will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers starting March 2017.

The SLR Magic 8mm F4 will be first presented at the BVE 2017 show. The SLR Magic stand would be in (S1-8 G30 Holdan Ltd.) during the BVE show which are to be held in Excel London from Feburary 28th to March 2nd 2017.

Demo footage by volunteer tester:

SLR Magic is currently looking for volunteers to test this lens at a special price. If interested:

  1. Send an email to support@slrmagic.com with the subject "SLR Magic 8mm F4 volunteer".
  2. Include sample videos/photos or link to photo/video reviews you have done in the past.
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12mm F1.4 Panasonic Leica lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15216/12mm-f1.4-panasonic-leica-lens Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:58:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15216@/talks/discussions image

PR

The new 12mm wide-angle lens enables photographers to capture beautiful group, event, and nature photography. It also allows indoor shooting in low lighting and produces an impressive, natural defocusing effect with its F1.4 aperture. In addition, the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. boasts a rugged, splash/dust-proof design (when combined with splash and dustproof LUMIX G Mirrorless camera models) to meet the needs of a wide-range of photographic situations.

Integrating two aspherical lenses, two UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses and an ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens, the lens system is comprised of 15 elements in 12 groups. The adoption of five special lenses makes it possible to meet the stringent LEICA standard for exceptional image quality with high resolution and minimum distortion. In general, flare is commonly seen around the periphery of a point source with many high-speed lenses when a large aperture is employed. However, the new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. achieves high resolution from the center of the image to the corners by suppressing this flare. Users can take advantage of this lens to shoot a brilliant night skies or night scenes containing illumination to capture true-to-life images with minimal blurring and distortion at the edges. The multi-coated lens elements also minimize ghosting and flaring.

Incorporating an inner focus drive system and a stepping motor, the new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. is capable of smooth, silent operation together with the camera’s high-speed, high-precision contrast AF system for both photo and video recording. It is also compatible with the sensor drive at a maximum of 240 fps to take full advantage of cameras with high-speed AF. This stunning AF performance is excellent for recording 4K videos, where precise focusing is essential.

The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 12mm/F1.4 ASPH. comes with an aperture ring for direct, intuitive aperture control. Nine blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. A highly reliable metal mount assures durability for repeated use. The lens mount, the barrel and the hood are all made of metal to provide a sleek, sophisticated design that matches the entire line-up of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras.

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11mm F4.0 Irix FF lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16335/11mm-f4.0-irix-ff-lens Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:28:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16335@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 16 elements in 10 groups
  • Focusing range is 0.275m - ∞
  • Manual focus lens with lock function
  • Aperture range - f/4.0 – f/22
  • 9 rounded blades aperture
  • No front filter threads
  • Rear gelatin filter slot with 30 x 30 mm size
  • Available mounts - Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K
  • 118 x 103 mm
  • Weight at 730-790g

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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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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.

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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

Specs

  • 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
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10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Tamron lens, 2017 model http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16421/10-24mm-f3.5-4.5-di-ii-vc-hld-tamron-lens-2017-model Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:55:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16421@/talks/discussions image

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20mm F2 4.5X Mitakon Super Macro Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16208/20mm-f2-4.5x-mitakon-super-macro-lens Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:16:13 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16208@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Full Frame coverage
  • 6 elements in 4 groups
  • 20mm focal length
  • Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Sony E, m43, Fuji X mounts
  • Min, aperture F2 - max aperture F16, aperture ring
  • 3 diaphragm blades
  • Min distance - 0.2m
  • Maximum reproduction ratio - 4.5:1
  • Minimum reproduction ration - 4:1
  • Weight - 230g
  • Diameter - 62mm
  • Length - 60mm

Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released a new compact Super Macro Lens for full frame cameras, the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens and it features a high reproduction ratio up to 4.5:1.

Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens is very compact in its class which allows photographers to capture extremely fine details or patterns with ease. The lens is capable of creating unbelievable macro images ranging from 4x to 4.5x magnification. Users no longer need to DIY or use any extension tubes to reach high magnification shooting. It incorporates a 6pcs of elements in 4 groups structure which delivers impressive resolution from corners to corners. Weighing merely 230g and 6cm long, it is a perfect companion for wildlife and outdoor shooting. The wide angle of view and close focusing distance allows you to compose creative images with more information included into the frame. Greater magnification (up to 13:1) can also be achieved by stacking extension tubes or bellows. The high magnification is also extremely useful for scientific purposes.

The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability. Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts are available.

Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens is now available to ship and purchase.
The Recommended Retail price is USD 199.

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40mm F1.2 Aspherical NOKTON E-mount lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16523/40mm-f1.2-aspherical-nokton-e-mount-lens Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:02:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16523@/talks/discussions image

Release later this year, price under 150,000 yen (around $1,300).

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35mm F1.4 NOKTON Classic E-Mount lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16524/35mm-f1.4-nokton-classic-e-mount-lens Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:04:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16524@/talks/discussions image

Release later in 2017. Price will be less than 100,000 yen (around $900).

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RJ Lens Turbo m43 adapters http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9086/rj-lens-turbo-m43-adapters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:13:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9086@/talks/discussions image

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Above is Nikon F/G - m43 0.71x.

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  • m42 to m43
  • Nikon F /G to m43 (new, with tripod mount ring, check photo above)
  • Canon EOS (passive) to m43 (new, with tripod mount ring, check photo above)
  • Canon FD to m43
  • Monolta MD to m43
  • Pentax K to m43
  • Pentax PKA to m43 (for lenses without aperture rings)

Improved optics making is sharper than Mitakon offerings.

Price: adapters without tripod mount - $122 $90, with tripod mount - $129 $99
Shipping: Price already includes shipping for all countries.

I want to buy this adapter.

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Lens Turbo II (FD to M43) + FD 50mm 1.4 - cant mount lense so aperture works http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16548/lens-turbo-ii-fd-to-m43-fd-50mm-1.4-cant-mount-lense-so-aperture-works Mon, 06 Mar 2017 02:40:43 -0700 baschmir 16548@/talks/discussions Hi dear forum,

I just received my Lens Turbo II and tried to mount my FD 50mm 1.4 but I cant make the aperture work. I bring the red dot of the lens to the yellow dot of the adapter and twist it towards the red dot (so red dot of adapter and lens match up). While I do that i can feel that the metal screw of the adapter is moving the aperture hock (dont know how that is called), but when the red dots are lined up so the entire lens should fit into the adapter to move again in the other direction its not possible because where the screw is placed the lens pops out a bit and is not fitting into the adapter. if I lift the lens a bit and put it back it fits but the metal aperture hock is not in place anymore and when i screw the lens on the aperture ring is not functioning. i have looked for solutions online, found one guy that said for him it worked to make the screw of the adapter bigger with some rubber because in his case the screw was not lined up with the aperture hook of the lens (thats not the same in my case). tired this as well, funnily one time i somehow manage to get the lens on the adapter with the aperture working but after that always the same (it pops out a bit so i cant mount the lens on the adapter). I made a video, hope you can see the problem there

please help!

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45-200mm F4-5.6 II Lumix G Power OIS Panasonic 2017 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16271/45-200mm-f4-5.6-ii-lumix-g-power-ois-panasonic-2017-lens Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:38:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16271@/talks/discussions image

Preorder - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1304870-REG/panasonic_h_fsa45200_lumix_g_vario_45_200mm.html

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70–300mm F4.5-6.3G ED VR Nikon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15558/70-300mm-f4.5-6.3g-ed-vr-nikon-lens Sun, 21 Aug 2016 06:48:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15558@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Nikon updates its portfolio of DX NIKKOR lenses with two lightweight super-telephoto zooms: the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED.

Fast, quiet, and precise, these lenses are a great way to explore the creative advantages of telephoto photography. Whether you’re shooting distant subjects, travel photos, or amateur wildlife images, the versatile 70-300mm focal range magnifies the action. An extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element in each lens delivers images with vivid colour, crisp detail, and perfectly rendered contrast. Both lenses feature Nikon’s new, superbly quiet AF-P Stepping Motor, which makes them ideal for shooting video as well as stills. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm ED VR features Nikon’s Vibration Reduction technology for clear, blur-free images even when shooting at the far end of the telephoto range. And both lenses boast a serious size advantage: their compact build makes them comfortable to carry and ensures balanced handling when used together with Nikon’s smaller entry-level D-SLRs*.

Zara Livingston, Junior Product Manager for D-SLRs, Lenses and Accessories at Nikon UK, says: “The new 70-300mm AF-P NIKKOR lenses are great additions to the NIKKOR lens line-up and ideal for photographers looking to extend their reach. The streamlined design makes carrying them easy, and these are the first telephoto lenses to feature Nikon’s AF-P focus motor.”

Stepping Motor

Nikon’s Stepping Motor ensures smooth, fast autofocus. When zooming in to capture a photo, subjects come into focus quickly and easily. When shooting video footage, the motor allows you to smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise, ensuring your movie isn’t ruined by the sound of the lens focusing.

Simplified control, lightweight build

Both of these super-telephoto lenses offer first-time users a more intuitive way to shoot. Users can switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the camera menu. With no switches on the lens barrel itself, there’s no chance of accidentally changing settings when the time comes to take the shot. These lenses let you pack light, too. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED weighs in at just 400 g, while the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR weighs 415 g.

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50-135mm T2.9 Cine Fujinon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16491/50-135mm-t2.9-cine-fujinon-lens Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:44:23 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16491@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • F-No. - F2.75
  • T-No. - T2.9
  • Image size - 24.84mm × 13.97mm(φ28.5mm)
  • Minimum Object Distance - 1.2m (0.85m in macro)
  • Number of iris blades - 9
  • Filter diameter - 82mm
  • Front diameter - 85mm
  • Length - 206mm
  • Weight - 980g

The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March at a list price of $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.

The next in the series, the FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9*1, will be available this summer. With a combined focal length range of 18mm-135mm in the Super 35mm format, together the first two “MK” lenses cover the most frequently used range utilized by emerging cinematographers. The series offers fast lenses with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range, enabling a shallow depth-of-field.

“The rapid growth in popularity of content produced by emerging cinematographers has expanded the use of cinema and digital photographic cameras,” said Tom Fletcher, Director of Sales, Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM. “And the heightened need for programming has, in turn, boosted demand for high-performance cinema lenses, which are ideal to achieve a shallow depth-of-field and a beautiful bokeh. However, since they are typically large, heavy and expensive, those involved in online and other lower cost productions often opt for interchangeable lenses for digital cameras, which have been more affordable and mobile. The problem is that interchangeable lenses for digital cameras are designed primarily for shooting stills, and therefore prone to focus shift and optical axis shift while zooming.”

The “MK” lenses are designed to maintain consistent color temperature with all FUJINON cinema lenses, which simplifies color grading2. The series also inherits the FUJINON cine lenses’ advanced edge-to-edge optical performance and low distortion3, while boasting compact and lightweight design as well as outstanding cost/performance. The MK18-55 and MK50-135mm weigh in at a light 980 grams/2.16 lbs with front diameters of 85mm and lengths of 206mm. The MK18-55mm’s minimum object distance (MOD) is .85 meters/2.78 feet, while the MK 50-135mm’s MOD is 1.2m/3.93 feet.

“Many independent shooters use DSLR lenses, which aren’t designed for moving images. Still lenses breathe considerably, and they have no adjustable manual iris,” said Fletcher. “Our MK’s have a seamless manual iris, zero breathing, no ramping or zoom shift, and 200-degree focus rotation. They maintain focus completely throughout the zoom range while covering Super 35mm sensors.”

In addition to their lightweight and compact build, the “MK” lenses are designed from the ground up with the operator in mind. Only one matte box and one filter size are needed between the lenses. Time-saving features include a macro function that allows for a broader range of close-up shooting, and gears for the three rings are positioned in the exact same place, which eliminates the need to re-position accessories when switching lenses.

The lenses each contain a Flange Focal Distance adjustment function*4 to achieve optimal camera and lens matching. The short flange focal distance contributes to the lenses’ compact size and lightweight. Distances are listed in feet and meters.

The iris supports seamless adjustment that is free of clicking. This enables precise exposure adjustment without any sound from clicking between T-stops.

The lenses also feature three rings for manual and independent adjustment of focus, zoom, and iris (aperture), with the gear pitch*5 of 0.8M (module). The focus ring can rotate fully up to 200 degrees to facilitate precise focusing.

The “MK” lenses are compatible with E-mount cameras with the Super 35mm/ APS-C sensor.

X Mount versions of the MK lenses (with focal lengths of 18-55mm and 50-135mm) used in the FUJIFILM X Series line of digital cameras (with APS-C sensors) are being developed for launch by the end of this year. Information about the X Mount lenses will be provided as soon as more details are confirmed.

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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

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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

Specs:

  • 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/

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50mm F1.4 ZA Planar Sony lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15341/-50mm-f1.4-za-planar-sony-lens Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:48:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15341@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • 12 elements 9 groups, 2 aspherical and 1 ED element
  • 11 diaphragm blades
  • Min focus - 0.45 m
  • Ultrasonic motor
  • 778 g
  • 84x108mm
  • Price - $1500
  • Available - July


Preorder soon at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1264965-REG/sony_sel50f14z_planar_t_fe_50mm.html


PR

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z).

This 50mm prime lens features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution that are hallmarks of the ZEISS® brand. It produces these consistently strong qualities throughout the entirety of the frame – from center to corner – and at all aperture settings, even while shooting wide open at F1.4. The cutting edge optical structure includes high-precision AA (Advanced Aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that reduce spherical and chromatic aberration, as well as a ZEISS® T* Coating that minimizes flare and ghosting creating the classic ZEISS® clarity. Additionally, its Planar design ensures minimal distortion.

The large F1.4 maximum aperture of the FE 50mm F1.4ZA lens provides a level of brightness and speed that are advantageous for dimly lit indoor shots, night scenes, and portraits, while its 11-bladed circular aperture allows for stunning “bokeh”, or background defocus, in images. The lens also features an aperture ring with an adjustable ON/OFF switch, an AF/MF focus mode switch, and a dust and moisture resistant design¹, further increasing its functionality.

The new lens is also equipped with a ring drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) system, which allows it to efficiently lock focus with speed, precision and in near silence, making it particularly useful for shooting movies.

Pricing and Availability – FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Lens

The new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens will ship this July for a retail price of $1,500 US and $1,950 CA. The new FE interchangeable lens will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America.

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100-300mm F4.0-5.6 II Panasonic Power OIS 2017 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16279/100-300mm-f4.0-5.6-ii-panasonic-power-ois-2017-lens Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:34:45 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16279@/talks/discussions image

Preorder links

PR

LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm / F4.0-5.6 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-FSA100300)
Lens is a successor to the H-FS100300

  • Achieves handheld telephoto shooting with POWER O.I.S. and 5-axis Dual I.S.2.
  • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.
  • Rugged, splash/dust-proof design for heavy field use.
  • Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
  • The lens system comprises 17 elements in 12 groups including 1 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
  • Multi coating to minimize ghosts and flaring.

The FSA100300 will be available in black for $649.99 in February.

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Samyang/Rokinon cine lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4029/samyangrokinon-cine-lenses Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:28:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4029@/talks/discussions Rokinon 35mm T1.5 cine lens will be available in U.S in few weeks and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 & 14mm T3.1 cine lens will be available in U.S in September.

Available at:

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100mm F2.8 Sony FE STF GM OSS Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16425/100mm-f2.8-sony-fe-stf-gm-oss-lens Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:18:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16425@/talks/discussions image

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