Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Thu, 19 Jan 17 22:43:40 -0700 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 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 February 2017 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.

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12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3283/12-35mm-f2.8-panasonic-lens-topic Sun, 20 May 2012 20:41:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3283@/talks/discussions image



Price: $1299, 1100 Euro, 999 pounds

Avilable at:

Press release:

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_lumix_g_x_vario_12-35mm/

Previews and reviews:

Samples:

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14mm F2.4 Samyang Premium lens, Zeiss you can afford http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15703/14mm-f2.4-samyang-premium-lens-zeiss-you-can-afford- Mon, 12 Sep 2016 03:18:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15703@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 18 elements in 14 groups, 3 aspherical HR lenses, 1 ED, 2 low dispersion lenses.
  • manual focus
  • designed for 8K video and 50Mpix photo sensors
  • min focusing - 0.28m
  • 9 pieces circular aperture
  • 800g
  • 109.4mm Long, 95mm diameter
  • Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E mounts
  • Zeiss like design and performance

More info - http://www.samyanglensglobal.com/product/detail.do?SQ=52

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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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24-105mm F4 L IS II Canon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15533/24-105mm-f4-l-is-ii-canon-lens Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:41:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15533@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 17 lenses in 12 groups, 4 aspherical lenses
  • ASC, fluorine coating
  • 10 blades circular aperture
  • 4 stops IS
  • Ring type USM motor
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Minimum focusing distance is 0.45m
  • Maximum magnification is 0.24x
  • Filter diameter used is 77mm
  • The maximum diameter × length - 83.5 x 118 mm
  • Weather sealing
  • $1099, preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-24-105mm-II-USM/dp/B01KURGS9O/
  • 795g
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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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30mm F3.5 Macro Olympus lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15723/30mm-f3.5-macro-olympus-lens Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:26:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15723@/talks/discussions image

http://www.getolympus.com/lenses/m-zuiko-ed-30mm-f3-5-macro.html

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18-150 F3.5-6.3 IS STM Canon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15710/18-150-f3.5-6.3-is-stm-canon-lens Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:20:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15710@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 17 lenses in 13 groups, one UD lens, 2 aspherical lenses
  • 7 circular aperture blades
  • Minimum focusing distance - 0.25m to 0.45m
  • 4 stops IS
  • 55mm filter
  • 60.9 × 86.5mm size
  • 300g
  • Comes with hood
  • Stepping motor made for video
  • Full-time manual focus
  • $499 price
  • Silver available at http://www.adorama.com/ca18150s.html
  • Black available at http://www.adorama.com/ca18150.html
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150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Tamron lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15627/150-600mm-f5-6.3-di-vc-usd-g2-tamron-lens Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:25:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15627@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Focal Length : 150-600mm
  • Maximum Aperture is F3.5-6.3
  • Angle of View (diagonal) : 16°25' - 4°8' (for full-frame format): 10°38' - 2°40' (for APS-C format)
  • Optical Construction: 21 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum Object Distance : 86.6 in
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio : 1:3.9
  • Filter Size : Ø95mm
  • Maximum Diameter : Ø108.4mm
  • Length : for Canon 10.2 in / for Nikon 10.1 in
  • Weight : for Canon 70.9 oz / for Nikon 70.2 oz
  • Aperture Blades : 9 circular
  • Minimum Aperture : F/32-40
  • Image Stabilization Performance: 4.5 stops
  • Standard Accessories : Lens hood, Lens caps, Lens case
  • Compatible Mounts : Canon, Nikon, Sony A-mount
  • $1399, available to preorder at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Tamron/Ntt/Tamron+SP+150-600mm+F5-6.3+Di/N/0+176

PR

From Tamron: September 1, 2016, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), announces the launch of the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022). This second generation “G2” lens builds upon the success of the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, which launched in December 2013 and continues to successfully meet photographers’ needs in the ultra-telephotography category.

The new G2 version was developed to provide superior optical performance with today’s high resolution DSLRs and to add improvements to several features including speed and accuracy of AF and VC (Vibration Compensation). Also, several new features have been added: FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism, Fluorine Coating and optional tele converters. The new lens delivers outstanding performance and a luxurious, upscale appearance, including a metal lens barrel.

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Highlights:

Optical design refreshed to achieve even higher performance

Three LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements completely eliminate axial and transverse chromatic aberrations. The design also features upgraded optical construction (21 elements in 13 groups) and leverages improvements in manufacturing technology. As a result, the lens delivers high resolution, improved sharpness and overall better performance.

Tamron’s sophisticated eBAND Coating for eliminating ghosting and flare

eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating is a nano-structured layer deployed on the lens element surface. In addition to regular anti-reflection coatings, eBAND Coating offers higher light transmission and significant improvement in anti-reflection characteristics, especially against angulated incident rays. Combined with of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings, flare and ghosting are reduced to imperceptible levels.

MOD reduced to provide optimum tele-macro photography

Tamron’s advanced manufacturing technology has made it possible to reduce the MOD (Minimum Object Distance) to 2.2m (86.6 in), compared to 2.7m for Model A011, and has allowed for the wonders of tele-macro photography.

AF speed is faster and much more responsive with moving subjects

The Model A022 is equipped with a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type motor that delivers excellent responsiveness and control. AF speed is significantly improved from current model, and it enables accurate high-speed focus even when capturing moving subjects.

When shooting with AF, the Full-time Manual Focus override allows you to instantly make fine focusing adjustments manually, without having to switch between modes.

VC performance is now 4.5 stops and offers three modes optimized for different situations

The VC (Vibration Compensation) effectiveness is equivalent to 4.5 stops, based on image stabilization performance levels established by CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) when using in VC MODE 3. Model A022 now has three types of VC modes, and it is possible to choose the optimum VC mode according to the situation for taking a photograph, such as when wishing to pan the camera.

VC MODE 1 is the standard mode that strikes a great balance between the stability of the viewfinder image and the stabilization effects.
VC MODE 2 is exclusively used for panning.
VC MODE 3 prioritises the stabilization of the captured images and forgoes the stabilization of the viewfinder image.

With the optional accessory TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM, you can custom the configuration of VC MODE 1. Choose the viewfinder view of either standard or viewfinder image priority.

New FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism enables the locking of the zoom ring at any position

FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism quickly locks or unlocks the zoom at any position simply by sliding the zoom ring. Photographers can shoot from any angle without the zoom extending unintentionally. Additionally, the conventional Zoom Lock switch prevents unwanted barrel extension during transportation.

Fluorine Coating and the Moisture-Resistant Construction for a more user-friendly lens

The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints. For greater protection when shooting outdoors, leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel help protect your equipment.

Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used also for Nikon-mount lenses

An electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is now employed in Nikon-mount lenses*2. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.

The lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount that is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate

A new textured grip and Arca-Swiss style tripod interface enhances both speed and utility. And because the tripod mount is made of lightweight magnesium, it is much easier to carry.

Compatible with TAMRON TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory product

The optional TAP-in Console provides a USB connection to your personal computer, enabling you to easily update your lens’s firmware as well as customize features including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.

New tele converters developed exclusively for the Tamron lens

Two exclusive tele converters, which perfectly match the optics of the new SP 150-600mm G2 (Model A022), offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, and provide a maximum zoom range up to 1200mm on a full-frame camera, and up to 1860mm on an APS-C camera. These new tele converters extend focal length of the master lens, making it possible to take pictures in farther ultra-telephoto ranges.

Based on the rigorous quality standards worthy of the SP series, this new lens is manufactured with thorough attention to details

For the SP series products in particular, Tamron has established rigorous design and quality standards. These standards apply to the optical design, mechanical design and the cosmetic appearance, as well as to such wide-ranging areas as the product’s robustness and improvements in various individual functions. Tamron thoroughly reviews of all of the design and manufacturing processes in order to offer products to customers with ever-higher precision and quality levels.

For the SP 150-600mm G2 (Model A022), the optical design was refreshed, mechanical parts were improved and a new exterior design was adopted. To maximize the optical performance intrinsic to this product, Tamron improved the accuracy of component parts and increasing the precision of the overall zooming mechanism.

Design Concept

The new design adopted for the four SP series lenses already on the market is essentially the fusion of engineering and style, the pursuit of functional beauty and craftsmanship achieved by giving meticulous attention to minute details. Using metal as the exterior material creates a high-grade design based on the concept that emphasizes “Human Touch” characteristics, and significantly improves user-friendliness. The SP models feature a novel design for the switches, easy-to-read characters, an enlarged window over the distance scale and the adoption of organic forms easy for the photographer’s fingers to hold onto.

This design philosophy—the pursuit of functional beauty with a “Human Touch”—is applied even to the most minute details of the new SP 150-600mm G2 ultra-telephoto zoom. By using metal for the exterior material and adding new functions such as the FLEX ZOOM LOCK mechanism, the Model A022 achieves a size and weight that makes comfortable handheld shooting possible, with a slim and stylish appearance design to top it all off.

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12mm F2.8 Laowa Zero Venus lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15322/12mm-f2.8-laowa-zero-venus-lens Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:47:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15322@/talks/discussions The Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 from Venus Optics is a new ultra wide angle lens for 35mm full-frame cameras.

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Specs

  • Image circle - FF, 24x36
  • Field of view - 121.96°
  • 16 elements, 2 aspherical and 3 anomalous dispersion glass, in 10 groups
  • 7 aperture blades
  • F2.8 - F22 aperture
  • Manual focus lens
  • Minimum focusing distance is 0.18m
  • Lens diameter - 74.8mm, length - 82.2mm
  • 570g.
  • Versions for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony E
  • $949 price
  • Available in November 2016

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6.5mm F2.0 Meike Fish-eye lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16267/6.5mm-f2.0-meike-fish-eye-lens Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:57:59 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16267@/talks/discussions image

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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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50mm F2.8 FE Sony lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15614/50mm-f2.8-fe-sony-lens Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:56:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15614@/talks/discussions image

Specs

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 FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens (model SEL50M28).

Ideal for everyday photography, this 50mm macro lens features an F2.8 maximum aperture that offers outstanding image quality and bokeh, while its 1:1 macro capability allows the photographer to get sharp close-up shots of their subject. Additionally, its comprehensive range of controls including focus-mode switch, focus-range limiter and focus-hold button ensure an effortless shooting experience for a wide range of users.

The lens offers a 6.3 inch minimum focusing distance and a wider field of view for capturing more background, compared to longer focal-length macro lenses. Weighing in at a mere 8.4 oz., it’s extremely lightweight and portable, making it easy to carry around.

The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens features an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberration at close focus, allowing it to create consistently sharp and high quality images. The optical and mechanical construction of the lens has less glare and ghosting, even without a lens hood. The lens is also dust and moisture resistant.

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens will be available in September for about $500 US and $650 CA, respectively. It will be sold at a variety of Sony authorized dealers throughout North America.

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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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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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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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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

Specs

PR

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.

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35-100mm F2.8 II Panasonic 2017 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16277/35-100mm-f2.8-ii-panasonic-2017-lens Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:13:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16277@/talks/discussions image

Specs

PR

LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 II / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA35100)

  • Allows high-speed shutter release, and provides beautiful defocus effect in portrait or close-up shots.
  • Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 wide 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 18 elements in 13 groups including 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens and 2 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses.
  • 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.
  • No front lens rotation/ length extension in zooming.

The HSA35100 will be available in black for $1099.99 in March.

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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

Specs

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35-100mm F2 Olympus 43 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/500/35-100mm-f2-olympus-43-lens Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:49:38 -0600 Jspatz 500@/talks/discussions 18-105mm F4 PZ OSS E lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10195/18-105mm-f4-pz-oss-e-lens Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:39:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10195@/talks/discussions Specs




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30mm F1.4 Sigma DC lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14640/30mm-f1.4-sigma-dc-lens Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:07:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14640@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Combining outstanding optical performance and compact design, the new affordable Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens brings immense value to mirrorless cameras. Boasting superior image quality with F1.4 brightness, the versatile lens covers a wide range of photo and video capture scenarios, delighting users with its beautiful bokeh effects.

Contemporary Line Performance and Value

  • Represents first affordable F1.4 performance lens for the mirrorless market
  • Sigma engineered quality within a sleek compact design
  • Fast, smooth AF stepping motor designed to support video
  • Features one aspherical element and one double-sided aspherical element producing imaging quality comparable to the Art line.
  • Features 9 elements / 7 groups, Minimum Aperture: F16, 52mm filter thread, Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8in, Weight: 9.3oz, Dimensions: 2.6x2.9in.

The new Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens will be available in Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds mount. For more information, please visit www.sigmaphoto.com/30mm-f1-4-dc-dn-c

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85mm F2.4 Zeiss Loxia lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15735/85mm-f2.4-zeiss-loxia-lens Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:24:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15735@/talks/discussions image

Specs

The Loxia 2.4/85 is the youngest member of our manual focus lens family for Sony α7 series cameras. So the already available three focal lengths of the lens family – Loxia 2.8/21, Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 – are supplemented with a lens in the tele range. Specially designed for mirrorless full-frame cameras with E mount, the compact ZEISS Loxia lenses are the ideal choice for travel and street photographers who value light and compact camera equipment. “In terms of its technology and the feel of its surface, the Loxia 2.4/85 fits perfectly with the existing focal lengths, and is particularly well suited for portrait photography,” says Christophe Casenave, product manager with ZEISS Camera Lenses. The Loxia 2.4/85 will be available in stores starting December 2016.

The new Loxia 2.4/85 with its seven lens elements in seven groups has been designed for digital sensors and is based on an optimized ZEISS Sonnar design.

The lens has a minimum object distance of 0.80 meters. The manual focus ring has a rotation angle of 220 degrees and enables the subtlest variations of focusing. The large aperture of f/2.4 combined with the high-quality optical design ensures an appealing bokeh. The electronic interface transfers lens data (EXIF) as well as focus movements. Additionally, if desired by the user, this activates the camera’s loupe function. “Precise manual focusing with hard stop and the mechanical setting of the aperture (working aperture priority mode) provide sophisticated photographers who don’t want to leave everything to the camera abundant possibilities for composition,” Casenave adds.

Videographers also don’t come off badly with the new Loxia. Again the well-known de-click function is on board. This allows for mechanically deactivating the click stops on the aperture ring — a condition for silent and infinite adjustments of the aperture. As a result, the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 is also an attractive lens for video cameras that have an E mount, such as the Sony PXW-FS7 and PXW-FS5. The overall package comprises a robust metal barrel, the filter diameter of M52 (which is identical across all focal lengths) and protection against penetration of dust and spray onto the lens mount. In addition, the external diameter, which is uniform across all ZEISS Loxia lenses, simplifies film shoots.

Global delivery of the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 will begin at the beginning of December 2016. The lens shade is included with delivery. The recommended retail sales price is 1,399 euros (including 19% VAT in Germany) or 1,399 US$.

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20mm F1.8 T1.9 Samyang Rokinon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15490/20mm-f1.8-t1.9-samyang-rokinon-lens Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:21:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15490@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • Full Frame coverage
  • F1.8-F22 aperture
  • 13 elements in 12 groups with 2 AS elements
  • Minimum focusing distance - 0.2m
  • Filter size 77mm
  • Weight around 500gr


Available at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1281557-REG/rokinon_rk20maf_n_20mm_f1_8_ed_umc.html


Samyang Optics introduced new manual focus lenses for full frame DSLR cameras: 20mm F1.8 photo lens and 20mm T1.9 cine lens. As known for the brand’s wide and bright lenses, Samyang 20mm series adopted bright F1.8 aperture to provide perfect wide angle for interior shots and landscapes.

The Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC and 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC are wide angle manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras with full frame sensor size. It has been a year that Samyang launched the full frame DSLR camera lens and latest lens was the 135mm series.

Samyang Lenses are known for its bright apertures and so does this Samyang 20mm series. These two lenses have a bright aperture of F1.8, equivalent of T1.9 for cine lenses, to offer a best quality images under various lighting conditions. Also, the lightweight Samyang 20mm series brings the portability to increase the convenience.

Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, 13 glasses in 12 groups are used to create the most optimal image quality. Among 13 glasses, there are 2 aspherical lenses and 3 extra-low dispersion lenses per lens to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from centre to corners of the image.

This 20mm angle of view was designed to fulfill consumers’ requests to explore various occasions with Samyang Lens. In between ultra-wide 14mm and wide-standard 24mm, 20mm lens is a perfect fit to explore wide angles not only for shooting indoor images such as concerts and interior photos but also street snaps. The 0.2m of minimum focusing adds versatility to the lens.

Add Samyang 20mm T1.9 to Your Samyang VDSLR Kit

Specifically, the Samyang 20mm T1.9 is a cine lens optimally designed for professional follow focus system, thanks to the quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming.

The best partners to explore your wideness, the Samyang 20mm series is globally available from September. The suggested retail prices are EUR 499 for 20mm F1.8 photo lens and EUR 549 for 20mm T1.9 cine lens.

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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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16-35mm F2.8 L III Canon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15535/16-35mm-f2.8-l-iii-canon-lens Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:47:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15535@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 11 group 16 sheets, 2 UD lenses, 3 aspherical lens
  • SWC, ASC, fluorine coating
  • 9 blades aperture
  • Ring type USM focus drive
  • Improved AF speed
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Weather sealing
  • Minimum focusing distance is 0.28m
  • Maximum photographic magnification is 0.25x
  • Filter diameter is 82mm
  • The maximum diameter × length - 88.5 x 127.5 mm
  • Lens Hood: EW-88D
  • 790g
  • $2,199 US price, preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-16-35mm-III-USM/dp/B01KURGS8U/
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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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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 preorder 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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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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50mm F0.95 Meyer-Optik Nocturnus II http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16207/50mm-f0.95-meyer-optik-nocturnus-ii Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:05:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16207@/talks/discussions image

  • 10 elements in 7 groups
  • 50 mm focal length
  • F0.95-F22 aperture range
  • 15 aperture blades with anti-reflex coating
  • Min. focusing distance is 0,5 m
  • Filter diameter is 67 mm
  • 680g
  • €2,999 price

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