Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/lens/feed.rss Thu, 27 Apr 17 20:28:09 -0600 Tagged with lens - Personal View Talks en-CA 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

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

Specs

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

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

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

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

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

Demo footage by volunteer tester:

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

  1. Send an email to support@slrmagic.com with the subject "SLR Magic 8mm F4 volunteer".
  2. Include sample videos/photos or link to photo/video reviews you have done in the past.
]]>
100-400mm F4.5-5.6 Sony FE GM OSS lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16768/100-400mm-f4.5-5.6-sony-fe-gm-oss-lens Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:14:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16768@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 22 lens elements in 16 groups,one Super ED and two ED elements
  • Nano AR coating
  • Linear motor and Direct Drive SSM actuator
  • 1,395 g
  • Price around $2500
  • July 2017 release
]]>
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

Specs

]]>
16mm T2.6 Samyang VDSLR lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16782/16mm-t2.6-samyang-vdslr-lens Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:01:55 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16782@/talks/discussions image

Global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) announce a new VDSLR 16mm T2.6 lens, designed specifically for video shooting with uncoupled gear rings with T numbers. This launch adds one more VDSLR cine lens to the existing 12 lenses for DSLR cameras.

Since 2012, Samyang Optics has released its VDSLR lenses based on the needs of professional videographers. Satisfied with the image quality of Samyang manual focus photo lenses, videographers required the brand to customize the lenses with uncoupled gear rings and T numbers for follow focus system and maintain the image quality. As a result of this new launch there is now a total of 19 video lenses: 13 for DSLR cameras and 6 for mirrorless cameras.

Inheriting the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide-angle lenses, the new VDSLR 16mm T2.6 completes the VDSLR cine lens line-up. This angle of view is commonly used by directors of photography around the globe for its versatile usage for wide-angle, emotional scenes in film and videos. Along with the existing 14mm, 20mm and 24mm, this new 16mm lens will realize the delicate changes in the scenes.

The full range of Samyang VDSLR Cine Lenses for full frame sensors range from the 8mm fisheye through to a 135mm telephoto lens, for DSLR Cameras with APS-C sensor sizes lenses range from 8mm to a 50mm lens.

As a ‘Total Imaging Solution’ optics brand, Samyang Optics now offers 51 lenses: 2 premium XP photo lenses, 2 autofocus lenses, 19 manual focus photo lenses, 19 cine lenses and 9 professional video-cine lenses specifically under the XEEN brand.

Suggested retail price £529.00 inc VAT

Availability: June 2017

]]>
Synchronized Motion Control for Single Focus of Anamorphic Projection Lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16788/synchronized-motion-control-for-single-focus-of-anamorphic-projection-lens Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:34:43 -0600 RapidoTechnology 16788@/talks/discussions Rapido Single Focus Solution is the only solution that achieves single focus of anamorphic projection lens by digitally synchronize the taking lens and the anamorphic projection lens through encoded follow focus unit, and motor controlled focus ring.

Check out the video here:

and here:

]]>
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


Available at out deals for: $499 $468

Shipping: Price includes shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.

I want to buy this lens

. PR

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.

image

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.

http://irixlens.com/

]]>
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

Specifications

]]>
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

Specifications

]]>
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

Specs

]]>
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.


]]>
35mm F2 Canon EF-S macro IS STM http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16680/35mm-f2-canon-ef-s-macro-is-stm- Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:06:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16680@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 10 lenses in 6 groups (one aspheric lens)
  • 7 diaphragm blades with circular aperture
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.13m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1x
  • Image stabilization up to 4 stops
  • 49 mm filters
  • 55.8 x 69.2 mm
  • Approximately 190 g
  • Built-in macro light
  • Hybrid IS
  • STM motor
]]>
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.

]]>
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

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

image

]]>
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
]]>
12-60mm F2.8-4 Panasonic Leica lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15773/12-60mm-f2.8-4-panasonic-leica-lens Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:18:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15773@/talks/discussions image

Specs

]]>
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$.

]]>
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

Specifications

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

Specs:

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


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


PR

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

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

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

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

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

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

]]>
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/

image

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

Specs

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

PR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

]]>
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 II Panasonic 2017 lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16276/-12-35mm-f2.8-ii-panasonic-2017-lens Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:11:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16276@/talks/discussions image

Specs

PR

LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035)

  • Versatile usage ranging from portraits and landscape to street photography.
  • Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 high-speed aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations, including indoors.
  • Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10℃ with a rugged design for heavy field use.
  • Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
  • The lens system comprises 14 elements in 9 groups including 4 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
  • Panasonic’s black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghosts and flaring.
  • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.

The HSA12035 will be available in black for $999.99 in March.

]]>
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:

]]>
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/


PR

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.

]]>
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
]]>
70-200mm F2.8 Nikon lens, 2016 version http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15904/70-200mm-f2.8-nikon-lens-2016-version Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:11:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15904@/talks/discussions image


Available for $2796 at https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-AF-S-NIKKOR-70-200mm-2-8E/dp/B01M4L36RJ/


Key features:

  • Uses fluorite and High Refractive Index (HRI) lens elements, made from magnesium-alloy so it is lighter weight compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II.
  • Anti-dust and waterdrop-resistant structure with which all moving parts of the lens barrel are sealed against dust and water droplets.
  • Exclusive fluorine coat has been applied to the external surface of the front lens element. Durable fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt, and has superior anti-reflection characteristics that contribute to the capture of clear images.
  • Superior resolution, all the way to the edges of the frame, throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted for its superior anti-reflection effects and effective reduction of ghost and flare for sharp, clear images.
  • Vibration Reduction (VR) function optimized for sports photography with built-in SPORT mode, which is also effective with movie recording. VR performance immediately after the camera is turned on has been greatly increased compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II. In NORMAL mode, the VR function provides an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops* faster with measurement in accordance with CIPA standards. With the employment of a newly developed algorithm, barrel vibration transmitted to the hands and sound caused when the AF drive starts/stops are remarkably reduced and suppressed.
  • AF tracking performance for subjects with unpredictable movement, including those whose speed of movement changes and those that move quickly toward the camera, has been increased.
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism enables stable exposure control, even with high-speed continuous shooting.
  • Compared to the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, minimum focus distance throughout the entire zoom range is reduced from 1.4 m to 1.1 m, and maximum reproduction ratio increased from 0.11x to 0.21x.
  • Positioning of the zoom ring near the front of the lens and the focus ring closer to the mount ensures a better grip when shooting.
  • Four focus function buttons that enable quick and certain focusing are positioned so that they are readily accessible regardless of shooting orientation (horizontal or vertical).
  • Extremely durable bearings adopted for the tripod collar ring, enabling quick and smooth switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientation.

PR

Today, Nikon Inc. has announced two exciting FX-format additions to the storied NIKKOR lens lineup, designed to achieve amazing optical performance for the most demanding professional and enthusiast photographers. An evolution of one of Nikon’s most versatile and popular pro-zoom lenses, the newly redesigned AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sports an updated optical formula capable of amazing image quality.

“Nikon continues to raise the bar of optical excellence, and our newest FX-format NIKKOR offerings provide experienced photographers with powerful tools to help ensure brilliantly sharp images, whether capturing a high-speed photo finish or creatively framing an architectural marvel,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “While the new AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR builds upon the success of its predecessors to offer a true all-around NIKKOR optic.”

The Ultimate Workhorse Lens for Seasoned Photographers

Long considered an essential lens in the bag of professional photographers, this updated AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR sets a new benchmark for fast telephoto zoom lenses, taking image quality and handling to the next level. An indispensable and powerful tool for nearly any photographic scenario, the NIKKOR 70-200mm remains the professional’s choice with a wide f/2.8 constant aperture that is ideal for capturing sports, weddings, stunning portraits and more, even in low-light.

The next generation design of the lens helps ensure the very best in image quality, speed and low-light performance, while offering balance and handling that is nothing short of superb. Nikon’s new 70-200mm provides up to four stops1 of Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization, an improvement from its predecessor that helps users to eliminate blur and camera shake even when shooting handheld or in challenging light. During burst shooting, the lens takes advantage of an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent auto-exposure control. Additionally, a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-fast and quiet AF operation with seamless manual focus override. Discerning photographers will also appreciate assignable function buttons on the lens barrel that offer customization, perfect for engaging pre-set autofocus or other focusing options.

A new optical formula consisting of six ED elements, one Fluorite element, a high refractive element and Nano Crystal Coat helps make for a lighter and more versatile lens, while reducing chromatic aberration and helping to all but eliminate distortion, ghosting and flare. Ready for even the most rugged of assignments, the magnesium alloy lens barrel features superior weather-sealing that achieves anti-dust and waterdrop-resistance, while Fluorine coating on both the front and rear glass facilitates easy cleaning. Whether shooting with a camera like the Nikon D5, D810, D750 or D500, capturing sports or weddings, the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a fantastic lens choice for experienced photographers.

image

image

]]>
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

Specs

]]>
50mm F2 Fujifilm lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16351/50mm-f2-fujifilm-lens Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:54:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16351@/talks/discussions image

Key specs:

  • FUJIFILM X-Mount
  • 9 lens elements in 7 groups including one aspherical ED lens
  • Super EBC (Super Electron Beam Coating)
  • Weather-sealed at ten points
  • Operates as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit \ -10 degrees Celsius
  • Compact, weighs just 200g
  • Aperture and focusing rings
  • Inner focusing AF system uses a stepping motor to drive lightweight focusing elements for a fast, silent autofocus performance
  • Available February 2017 for $449 at https://www.adorama.com/ifj502xfs.html

The new XF50mmF2 R WR is a mid-telephoto lens that is designed to deliver the very best results from Fujifilm’s unique X-Trans CMOS sensor. The XF50mmF2 R WR, perfect for any type of travel photography, is compact and lightweight, and features 9 elements in 7 groups, including one aspherical ED lens, and has an inner focusing system, driven by a stepping motor for fast and silent autofocusing. The premium XF50mF2 R WR is made of metal and glass for a stylish, robust design with a premium feel, while the aperture and focusing rings have been designed to be comfortable and easy to use. The lens is also weather and dust resistant, and operates in temperatures as low as 14°F\10°C, making it ideal for shooting in a variety of weather conditions.

]]>