Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Mon, 05 Dec 16 07:31:46 -0700 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 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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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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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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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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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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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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FS: Vintage macro reproduction lens KORREKTAR 150mm f6.3 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15456/-fs-vintage-macro-reproduction-lens-korrektar-150mm-f6.3- Tue, 02 Aug 2016 07:30:18 -0600 neirotransformer 15456@/talks/discussions Rare lens for sale. It was made for some kind of reproduction machines and covers huge 12x18 cm frame. Probably another copy of industrial Zeiss or Nikkor (as all things done in USSR). It covers 12x18 cm frame, so on small sensors in regular (not macro) mode its not so sharp as smaller microplanars. The good thing about this lens is that in macro mode you can be very very far from object. It has perfect round bokeh at any F-stop and very flat and even image area. Works well for macro and for landscape too. The image is very filmic. The iris is smooth, glass is very clear.

The lens comes with Rafcamera M45-M42 adapter and with PZF macro bellows (Its not the most precise bellows in the world, but its perfect for this lens because it extends 2x more than other usual more expensive bellows)

Located in Ukraine, Odessa city. Will ship worldwide. Can accept only Payoneer (Make A Payment service from Payoneer to Payoneer account 0% fee) or any Card to Payoneer (Request a Payment service) with 3% fee. Ask $200 ( or $180 without macro bellows) + shipping and payment fees.

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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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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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25mm F0.95 Pancake by Mitakon http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13676/25mm-f0.95-pancake-by-mitakon Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:43:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13676@/talks/discussions image

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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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14-140mm F3.5-5.6 Panasonic zoom lens, 2013 version http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6780/14-140mm-f3.5-5.6-panasonic-zoom-lens-2013-version Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:21:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6780@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • 14-140mm lens
  • Power O.I.S. stabilization
  • F3.5 on wide - F5.6 on tele
  • Minimum aperture - F22
  • Diaphragm blades - 7
  • 14 elements in 12 groups, 2 aspherical + 2 ED lenses
  • Minumum focus distance - 0.30 m
  • Weight - 265 g
  • Diamater - 67 mm
  • Length - 75 mm
  • Comes with hood
  • 58 mm filter threads
  • $699 price

Available at:

Samples:

Video:

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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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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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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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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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FS: 12mm F1.6 SLR Magic and Panasonic PZ 45-175mm F4.0-5.6 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11809/fs-12mm-f1.6-slr-magic-and-panasonic-pz-45-175mm-f4.0-5.6 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:00:51 -0700 DanDOF 11809@/talks/discussions I am considering switching to Sony E-Mount, so I have on offer my two favorite lenses (tentative if there is a good offer).

12mm F1.6 SLR Magic lens in mint condition with original box and lens cap. - Asking price $450

Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4.0-5.6 ASPH. lens in good condition (the silver sticker on the lens is coming off, but does not look bad). - Asking price $325

I keep my equipment in a smoke free, pet free home. I always have a UV filter or ND filter on my lenses, at all times. I am extremely careful when changing lenses.

PM me your offers, thanks!

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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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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 8mm F3.5 Meike fisheye http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15615/8mm-f3.5-meike-fisheye Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:20:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15615@/talks/discussions image

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Ultra wide low light option for GH4 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15971/ultra-wide-low-light-option-for-gh4 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:54:19 -0600 Irfan 15971@/talks/discussions Hi there Im looking to get lens for shooting underground parties. I already own Lumix 12-35 2.8 and 20mm f1.7. Still Im not satisfied with them in low light. I would love something that is wider (7mm) and faster for gigs shooting. Fixed lenses with manual aperture and focus are not problem to me. But Im opened to any solution. Thanks!

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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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http://www.digitbox.fr/test-du-sony-18-105-mm-f4-g-oss-e-pz/

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12-50mm F3.5-6.3 Olympus official topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1722/12-50mm-f3.5-6.3-olympus-official-topic Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:38:24 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1722@/talks/discussions

* Super fast AF
* Powerzoom
* Lack of stabilization
* Focal length: 12-50mm
* Aperture: f/3.5-6.3
* Close focusing: 0.35 meter (0.98 ft)
* Macro: 0.2 to 0.5 meter (0.66-1.6 ft)
* Filter size: 52
* Focus and Aperture rings
* Powerzoom button on the left side of the lens
* $499 estimated price
* Available at https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-M-ZUIKO-DIGITAL-12-50mm-F3-5-6-3/dp/B0073AIXOA/

Olympus adds to its powerfully simple and growing PEN family with the first fully-compatible interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens to incorporate an electronic motorized zoom. The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ (35mm equivalent 24–100mm) delivers smooth, quiet zooming that gives you versatility, portability and maximizes the performance of the Olympus PEN® compact system cameras.

The sophisticated new lens has a zoom ratio of approximately 4.2x, allowing photographers to capture anything from detailed, wide-angle group shots to medium telephoto-range images so you can get up close and personal for intimate portraits of children and pets – even indoors. The photographer can control the zooming speed by turning the barrel – slowly for drama, quickly for performance, or at an intermediate rate. Manual zooming is also available for those looking to take full control.

In macro mode, which can be set by pushing the zoom ring forward while depressing the macro button on the side of the lens, focusing is possible between 8 and 20 inches for close-up shooting with a maximum image magnification of 0.72X (35mm camera equivalent). The L-Fn (Lens Function) button suspends the autofocusing operation temporarily to avoid unintended focusing on obstacles that appear suddenly between the camera and the subject.

Perfect for brilliant still images and high-definition (HD) video capture, the Movie & Still Compatible (MSC) M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 EZ has also been enhanced with a linear motor that drives smooth and quiet autofocusing for stress-free shooting.

New lens elements and glass materials ensure the clearest possible imaging performance, and the proven dust and splashproof mechanism originally featured in the Four Thirds SHG (Super High Grade) series lenses is now incorporated for the first time in a Micro Four Thirds System lens. Multiple sealing rings, fitted throughout the lens body, prevent water splashes and dust from penetrating, making the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ a versatile zoom lens for the toughest conditions.
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100mm F2 Yongnuo YN lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15969/100mm-f2-yongnuo-yn-lens Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:16:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15969@/talks/discussions image

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Anamorphic Projector lens on GH4 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15992/anamorphic-projector-lens-on-gh4 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:40:11 -0600 Irfan 15992@/talks/discussions I managed to get old projector anamorphic lens produced in Yugoslavia. Not sure about year of production but I can tell it is heavy. Specs I can read on lens: ANAMORFOT 50X2. I manage to combine it with 50mm 1.7 Practica lens. Looks nice. Here is handheld test footage with GH4. I squeeze it in post in After effects. Are there native anamorphic feature to do this on camera? Since I dont have any wider fixed lens Im not sure how wide I can go with it? Also what kind of adapter/clamp you recommend?

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15mm F1.7 Leica m43 lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8456/15mm-f1.7-leica-m43-lens-topic Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:47:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8456@/talks/discussions

Panasonic is announcing a commercialization of new digital interchangeable lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. complying Micro Four Thirds System standard.

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The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. is an excellent 15mm single focal length lens of F1.7 clearing LEICA’s stringent standard. It also features sophisticated exterior that matches the stylish design of the world’s smallest LUMIX GM digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.

In addition to “LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH.” and “LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.” which are already released to the market, Panasonic has also announced product commercialization of LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 to enhance the lineup of LEICA digital interchangeable lens, attracting professional photographers worldwide.

In the meanwhile, Panasonic is further expanding the range of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens with the development of new LUMIX G VARIO telephoto zoom lens of 35-100mm in stylish, compact design that also matches the LUMIX GM camera.

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/pressrelease/leica_dg_summilux_15/

Available at:

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25mm f1.4 Leica DG Summilux http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/712/25mm-f1.4-leica-dg-summilux- Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:04:25 -0600 Mimirsan 712@/talks/discussions


Available at:

http://www.amazon.com/25mm-Leica-Summilux-Aspherical-Micro/dp/B0055N2L22/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338739535&sr=8-1

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Lenses-/3323/i.html?_stpos=&_fcid=168&gbr=1&_localstpos=&_nkw=panasonic+25mm+lens&_clu=2

I sold my 20mm and gots me one of these babies a few days back (first batch in UK) for a really good price (under £400 early display copy no box or pouch but got the hood!).
Also owning a Voigtlander 25mm 0.95 & Voigt 35mm f1.4 Id thought I would share my personal thoughts in comparison.
Well to start...The lens is good....damn good.
Pros
Sharp even at F1.4 Detail and rendition of colour is beautiful.
AF is very fast and accurate on my GH2 not so fast on my GF1...but still faster than the 20mm f1.7
Very controlled image...by this I mean it has very little CA and no flares

But heres the Cons
Price...I was lucky to get this cheap but general UK retail is near £560!...that im sorry is ludicrous...It has astounding optics and yeah okay f1.4 with fast accurate AF is probably why but no!
Why? Build...Plastic! (albeit harder plastic than other Panny lenses)
The voigts FEELS expensive (heck even my Super Tak 50mm f1.4 feels more expensive) you know its crafted...but the Leica? Just off the mass produced factory line...for that price we deserve SOLID BUILD!

Lacks the ability for creativity because of its very controlled image...by this I mean its lacking character...much like the 20mm f1.7.
You can have more creative image with the Voigt.
Focus ring for MF...I just dont like it...theres no give...its just silly smooth so hard to be pinpoint accurate. The Voigt has very nice dampened focus ring and can be accurate even at f0.95

I would say if it was cheaper then get one as it is really superb...but as the price is very close to the voigt 25mm f0.95 I would say get that if you can live without the AF as it gives more stops of light and feels like you bought something that justifies the cost.
Is it better than the 20mm?....absolutely without question BUT if you have the 20mm and cant afford the Leica...dont lose sleep over it.

Anyway I leave this with a quick snapshot of my little girl taken with the Leica & GF1 (both at f1.4 in jpg right out of camera no post)...I was amazed by the detail even on a ye olde GF1 so can give you a idea of the quality.


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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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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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