Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Wed, 22 Feb 17 22:14:30 -0700 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 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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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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24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sigma Art Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16474/24-70mm-f2.8-dg-os-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:02:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16474@/talks/discussions image

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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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100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sigma Contemporary Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16475/100-400mm-f5-6.3-dg-os-hsm-sigma-contemporary-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:03:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16475@/talks/discussions image

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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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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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90mm F2.5 Macro m43 Kowa lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16478/90mm-f2.5-macro-m43-kowa-lens Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:06:21 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16478@/talks/discussions image

Specs and price will be available at CP+ start

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85mm F1.8 Yongnuo lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16468/85mm-f1.8-yongnuo-lens Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:36:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16468@/talks/discussions image

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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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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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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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18-55mm F4-5.6 EF-S IS STM Canon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16458/18-55mm-f4-5.6-ef-s-is-stm-canon-lens Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:44:59 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16458@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Versatile 18-55mm zoom range
  • 61.8mm length
  • 4-stop Image Stabilizer
  • STM autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • 215g

The new EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens is an ideal lens to get started with and complements an all-rounder DSLR with the capability to shoot a wide range of pictures, from landscape to portraits. The smallest in its class, the lens is packed with a 4-stop Image Stabilizer for steady low-light or full zoom shots, 7 blade circular aperture for pleasing background blur in portraits. For video scenes Servo AF with near-silent STM is perfect for focusing without distracting noise.

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23mm F2 Fujifilm XF lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15577/23mm-f2-fujifilm-xf-lens Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:18:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15577@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 10 lenses in 6 groups (2 aspherical lenses)
  • 9 aperture blades
  • Min. focusing distance is 22cm
  • Max. magnification is 0.13x
  • 43mm filters
  • Size - 60mm x 51.9mm
  • 180g
  • Low-temperature resistance, dust-proof and drip-proof
  • Available in Black and Silver
  • Release Date - October 6
  • $449, preorder at http://www.adorama.com/ifj232b.html
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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

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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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Old wide angle lenses (24mm, 28mm) on m43 ? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1664/old-wide-angle-lenses-24mm-28mm-on-m43- Wed, 07 Dec 2011 07:17:17 -0700 lenuisible 1664@/talks/discussions
I read that wider than 35mm RF (Leica) lenses doesn't perform well on m43 (for some optical reasons), does anyone have a wide reflex lens that works well ? I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to the Nokton for a friend, and was wondering if a canon fd 24mm 1.4 would be a good purchase for around 400€.]]>
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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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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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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85mm best lens to for film making? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2970/85mm-best-lens-to-for-film-making- Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:56:42 -0600 azza_act 2970@/talks/discussions Heh guys, just seeing what you guys think would be a good investment (i'm thinking about the future here) would be for a 85mm lens? I want something I can FF with and that will have a future with other cameras. My current lenses are the;

Olympus 12mm, Volt 25mm and the Olympus 45mm.

There's 3 lenses I have my eye on (within my budget);

The Samyang 85mm 1.4 Nikon mount. Cheap, sharp but is it a good choice for FF?

The Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF Nikon Mount. Expensive but worth it with image quality and i heard its great for FF. But would the GH2 support its weight? I would love to build a nice set of Zeiss lenses to last me for years.

Then there's the not yet released Olympus 75mm 1.8 lens, which i believe is coming soon. I own the 12mm and 45mm which are awesome bits of glass but i fear they are not up to a task of shoot a movie because you can't use a FF kit with them. Is that true? Will that be the same issue with the 75mm? And it i upgrade to a new camera system, i can't see any future of being able to use these bad boys expect for maybe on the BMC cam or a AF200.

Should i stick with Olympus for the moment? Or should I slowing be upgrading to Zeiss and future proofing myself?

Cheers Aaron

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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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GH2 and the ISCORAMA 54 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16444/gh2-and-the-iscorama-54 Sat, 11 Feb 2017 04:23:47 -0700 alienbrain 16444@/talks/discussions

GH2 and Tokina ATX Pro II with Iscorama 54

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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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85mm F1.4 Yongnuo AF lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15977/85mm-f1.4-yongnuo-af-lens-topic Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:33:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15977@/talks/discussions image

Present on their photo on site.

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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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Manual lens rebuilding http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/43/manual-lens-rebuilding Mon, 02 May 2011 15:53:54 -0600 svart 43@/talks/discussions
Rebuilding/cleaning lenses is not a simple thing to do. The work is physically easy but any small slip up can render the lens unusable. Also, in most lenses if you take the helicals apart and then attempt to put them back together later, the helicals will line up a hundred different ways but only one way will be right. IF you take the helicals apart, be VERY sure that you have marked them somehow or you'll be in for a hard time.

I have been building up a set of manual nikon lenses, primarily AI series lenses. I've been buying cheap lenses that usually have stuck focuses since this is really an easy way to get lenses for less than premium price, as long as you can work on them. This isn't without potential issues as a lot of sellers will tell you the obvious problems but either won't know all of the details or they just won't tell you all the details. Some lenses have even been taken apart previously and put together wrong.. In short, there might be more problems with these lenses than you know about, so be prepared.

Anyway, I can't go into detail about how to rebuild a lens since each lens is different and might need different work done but I can share some of the issues I had.

One of the issues was re-greasing the lens helicals. Tons of websites and forums claim to have the magic formulas for helical grease or they'll tell you that some strange brand works the best. Some sell you tiny little amounts of grease for lots of money while others mention greases that haven't been available for decades.

I've tried a lot of different greases and here's what I found:

Forget any organic grease.

Anything marked NLGI 2 is going to be too thick. This includes pretty much any of the "bicycle" or automobile greases that are touted on a lot of lens websites. They make the lenses feel solid but focusing takes considerable force which may cause the lens to "bob" back and forth while focusing(also known as lens breathing) and/or shift in the mounts. Both of which ruin shots.

NLGI 1 is better but some of the greases are sticky while some are more jelly-like and offer very little metal-to-metal protection. Most of these are made to grease plastic gears or O-rings. A lot of these greases are PAO based oils with thickeners to make them more grease-like.

PAOs are the base chemicals for synthetic oils like Mobil 1 automobile oils. They tend to stick to metals pretty well and they never separate under heat and pressure like organic oils.

Many of the websites I read said nothing about using oils and the few that did said never to use oils. They never specified what kind or even if they had tried it. I found that synthetic motor oil felt the best and offered the most metal-to-metal protection in the helicals. I even performed a test where I heated the lens helicals up to see if the oil would run out. It did not, generally because synthetic oils actually thicken up slightly when heated.

I wanted a PAO based oil with a sticky property that had PTFE(teflon). I found Super Lube 51004. It's a high viscosity PAO based oil with PTFE. a few small dabs of oil on the helicals and the lenses move smoothly and easily with no "whispering" that you get with metal/metal contact. Just don't use too much, a small amount is all that is needed.


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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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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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70-300MM F4-5.6 Tamron SP DI VC USD Lens, 2017 year http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16408/70-300mm-f4-5.6-tamron-sp-di-vc-usd-lens-2017-year Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:08:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16408@/talks/discussions image

Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of a new telephoto zoom lens product, the SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A030) (hereinafter called “Model A030”), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras. Model A030 was developed by substantially enhancing the features of the popular SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A005) (hereinafter called “Model A005”), which has enjoyed high acclaim since its launch in 2010 as a telephoto zoom lens with outstanding performance. With the external design completely revamped, a Fluorine Coating with outstanding durability is applied to the front element surface of the lens. Improvements have also been achieved in AF speed and responsiveness and VC (Vibration Compensation) functions. Model A030 will be sold only in the Japanese market.

Product Highlights

  1. Improvements in AF speed and responsiveness
    Improvements in the control circuit and AF algorithm of the previous Model A005 have enhanced both focusing speed and accuracy, which enables a moment to be captured without letting the photo opportunity slip away, and which makes the A030 a suitable lens for photographing fast-moving subjects.
  2. Improved VC functions
    Improving Tamron’s unique VC (Vibration Compensation) functions has improved the responsiveness of the VC lens elements, and Model A030 achieves a higher image stabilization performance level of 4.0 stops according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standard.
  3. External design renovated
    The zoom ring and focus ring using linear-based grid patterns and the brand ring in tungsten silver create an external design with a high-grade feel.
  4. Equipped with Fluorine Coating to improve user-friendliness for the 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.
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