Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens Officially Announced

Venus Optics has just officially announced the new Laowa 85mm F5.6 2x Ultra Macro Apo lens for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony FE and Leica M mounts.  It is a mirrorless-designed macro lens with 28.55° angle of view for full frame. It is the smallest 2x macro lens in the Full Frame market. It weighs just around 252g (Leica M mount without caps and hood) which is super portable and handy for macro shooters. It features an apochromatic (APO) characteristic that chromatic aberration at both ‘in-focus’ & ‘out-of-focus’ is compressed to minimum. This new lens is able to focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity which can serve as both macro and portrait lens with great image quality.

This new lens costs $449. Read More »

OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 Pro Lens Hands-on Video Review

This is a hand-on video review of the newly announced OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 20mm F1.4 Pro lens, tested on Olympus E-M1 Mark III.

This  new lens costs $799, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens Review (Thephoblographer)

Thephoblographer tested the newly announced Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) on Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras and found such pros: Beautiful image quality, Works with Sony’s autofocus algorithms on the Sony a1, Weather sealing, One of Tamron’s most solidly built lenses to date, Integrated USB port, Lightweight for what this is; a very innovative lens, Feels great in the hands , F2 aperture to start is nice, Works very well on older Sony cameras if you’re using the appropriate autofocusing type, Can do pretty well in continuous autofocus. Five Stars! Read More »

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