Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Fri, 21 Oct 16 19:43:58 -0600 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-54 f/2.8-3.5 II http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/109/olympus-zuiko-digital-ed-14-54-f2.8-3.5-ii Thu, 19 May 2011 03:42:15 -0600 Maciek 109@/talks/discussions I need zoom lens and I'm thinking about that lens to buy.
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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


  • 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/
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

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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/

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.



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



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


  • 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.



50mm F1.1 Kodak / Sakar, Kamlan m43 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8555/-50mm-f1.1-kodak-sakar-kamlan-m43-lens- Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:06:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8555@/talks/discussions image


This lens as well seems to be very well-built, and we found the operation of both the focusing and the aperture rings to be very smooth and comfortable.

At f1.1, the lens is very soft, which could actually work very nicely for portraiture.

Via: http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/10/25/surprise-surprise-sakar-bringing-fast-kodak-branded-glass-micro-four-thirds/

12mm f/2.0 Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/502/12mm-f2.0-olympus-m.-zuiko-digital-ed-lens Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:50:42 -0600 No_SuRReNDeR 502@/talks/discussions
Available at:

* http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-Thirds-Cameras/dp/B0058PL9R0/
* http://www.ebay.com/sch/Lenses-/3323/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=12mm+olympus
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


  • 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/


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

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


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

Optimised Optical Design as Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Lens

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

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

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

AF Performance and Ergonomic Design Based on Class-Leading Technology

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

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

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

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


  • 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


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.

21-100mm T2.9-3.9 Zeiss Lightweight Zoom lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15652/21-100mm-t2.9-3.9-zeiss-lightweight-zoom-lens Sun, 04 Sep 2016 06:03:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15652@/talks/discussions image

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


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

Who is recommended for modding and cleaning Fujinon 1" C-mount lenses? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13142/who-is-recommended-for-modding-and-cleaning-fujinon-1-c-mount-lenses Mon, 08 Jun 2015 19:54:59 -0600 Brandt 13142@/talks/discussions I just bought a lens that appears to have just sat on a reseller's shelf. The lubricant in the helicals has turned to non-lubricating goo and the movement is very stiff and sluggish. I want to have it cleaned/overhauled and modified so that it is parfocal on the BMPCC throughout its zoom range.

Three names come to mind to bring this lens production ready: Bernie O'Doherty in New York Edward Koehler in Germany Les Bosher in Wales.

Does anyone have other recommendations for engineers who can do this work?


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


  • 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


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.

35mm F2 YUNGNUO lens for Canon and Nikon http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12092/35mm-f2-yungnuo-lens-for-canon-and-nikon Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:48:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12092@/talks/discussions image

  • Closest focusing distance - 0.25m
  • 7 aperture diaphragm



12mm F2.8 Meike lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15616/12mm-f2.8-meike-lens Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:23:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15616@/talks/discussions image

  • 12 glass elements in 10 groups, APS-C coverage
  • Aperture range of F2.8 - F22
  • Minimum focusing distance is 10cm
  • Diameter is 78mm
  • Removable lens hood
  • Lens pouch.
  • Sony E, MFT, Fuji X, Nikon 1 and Canon EF-M
  • 360g
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:


Previews and reviews:


35-100mm F2.8 X lens topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4610/35-100mm-f2.8-x-lens-topic Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:01:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4610@/talks/discussions image


  • Lens Construction - 18 elements in 13 groups (2 ED lenses , 1 UED lens)
  • Nano Surface Coating
  • Optical Image Stabilizer - POWER O.I.S.
  • Focal Length: f=35-100mm (35mm camera equivalent 70-200mm)
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.85m / 2.8ft
  • Maximum magnification: Approx. 0.1x / 0.2x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Filter Size: 58mm / 2.3in
  • Max. Diameter: Approx 67.4mm / 2.7in
  • Overall Length: Approx. 99.9mm
  • Weight: Approx. 360g

Good to have separate one :-)

Reviews and previews:


Price: $1499

Available at:



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


  • 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:



Check near the end

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

Available at:

15mm F2.4 Irix lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14830/15mm-f2.4-irix-lens Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:27:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14830@/talks/discussions image


The Irix 15mm f/2.4, both the Blackstone and the Firefly versions, is ready for sale”, announces TH Swiss Company. Starting from today, first deliveries of products have been shipped to distributors and retailers. Soon the customers will be able to enjoy the quality of Irix.

Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens is designed to deliver the best optical performance and match the demands of full frame DSLR cameras. Providing a focal length of 15mm, this new lens model is ideal for outdoor and indoor photography whether it is photojournalism, landscapes or architecture. The new special features such as focus lock, infinity click! and focus scale calibration set a new level of manual focus lens functionality. Thanks to sophisticated optical construction and special neutrino coating formula, colour aberration, ghosting and flare effects have been reduced to the absolute minimum. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.28 metre (0.92 ft) and 9 rounded shaped aperture blades, the lens stands for supremely smooth out-of-focus areas. The design of the lens allows the use of 95 mm screw-in filters at the front and gelatin filters at the back of the lens.

Blackstone, the Premium version, has durable body made with aluminium-magnesium alloy, that ensures foolproof protection of the lens, even in extreme situations. Its construction is equipped with four seals, that protect the camera mount and focusing mechanism against the dust and moisture, as well as front or side accidental water splashes. Engraved fluorescent markings enable easy read-out and operation in low light conditions.


Firefly is the standard version equipped with three seals that protect camera mount and focusing mechanism against dust, moisture and side accidental water splashes. Ergonomic focusing ring with rubber grip offers the freedom to operate with the camera. It is the most lightweight lens in its class.

Recommended retail prices are:

  • 695 EUR for Irix Blackstone
  • 475 EUR for Irix Firefly

Both versions are available for Canon EF and Nikon F cameras. By the end of September there will be also a Pentax K mount available.

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens is designed to deliver the best optical performance and match full frame DSLR cameras demands. Providing a focal length of 15mm, this new lens model is ideal for outdoor and indoor photography whether it is photojournalism, landscapes or architecture.

Innovative technology

Combining capabilities specific to analogue photography with ingenious technology and solutions, the Irix 15mm f/2.4 is the perfect tool for both professionals and hobbyists. The new special features such as focus lock, infinity click and hyperfocal scale set a new level of manual lens functionality. Focus lock enables to lock the focus ring at any time ensuring the chosen settings. Hyperfocal distance scale gives information about the accessible range for depth of field for a given aperture simply and intuitively. When the focusing ring is set in the “infinity” position, there is a noticeable “click” (infinity click), making it easier to find the value without looking.

Extraordinary optical performance

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 meets the most demanding requirements of modern cameras. Thanks to sophisticated optical construction and special neutrino coating, colour aberration, ghosting and flare effects have been reduced to the absolute minimum, so the lens is ready to meet the requirements of the 50+ megapixel sensors of the newest cameras.

The complex optical system consist of 15 elements in 11 groups. Three of the lens elements have a high refractive index and two others have been made from extra-low dispersion glass. The construction also contains two glass aspherical lenses that are responsible for extremely high image quality and improving image brightness at edges, while minimizing distortions and aberrations at the same time.

With a minimum focusing distance of 0.28 meters and 9 rounded shaped aperture blades, the lens stands for supremely smooth out-of-focus areas. Working with a narrow depth of field it allows the user to fully enjoy the bokeh effect.

Resistant to extreme conditions

Irix 15mm f/2.4 lenses are made with extreme precision, allowing them to be used in even the harshest weather conditions. Each lens is equipped with a weather sealed construction that protects the interior against dust and moisture. Thanks to inner seals they are also protected from accidental water splashes.

Prepare for more and create

Despite its short focal length and large aperture, the Irix 15mm f/2.4 is equipped with not only a front filter mount, but also has a rear gelatin filter slot. The design of the lens allows the use of 95 mm screw-in filters at the front in the petal-shape lens hood and gelatin filters at the back of the lens. This ensures unlimited possibilities for image creation.

Personalize your view

For the comfort of our customers Irix has created two versions of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 to meet their personality and individual taste.

Irix Blackstone: classic design meets maximum functionality, achieving the perfect match of innovative technology. The durable aluminium and magnesium body ensures foolproof protection of your lens, even in extreme conditions. Engraved fluorescent markings that reflect the light enable easy operation in all lighting conditions.

Irix Firefly: high quality mechanism in a handy design. Ergonomic focusing ring offers the freedom to capture the most ideal moment, whether it is big city architecture or wildlife scenery. The most lightweight lens in its class. Challenge accepted.

Ultimate precision

Each Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens leaving the factory has been properly calibrated. However, the focus calibration function provides the unique opportunity to adjust the focusing scale for a particular model of camera.


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

  • 11 glass elements in 8 groups
  • Aperture range F3.5 - F22.
  • Made for mirrorless cameras
  • Removable lens hood and lens pouch
  • Minimum focusing distance is 10cm
  • Diameter - 77mm
  • 440g
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


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$.

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.



  • 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


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


  • 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



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

For now it is just announcement.

It will be first lens in series.

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.

12mm F1.4 Panasonic Leica lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15216/12mm-f1.4-panasonic-leica-lens Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:58:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15216@/talks/discussions image


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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.