John Riley has just posted a full review of the newly announced Panasonic Lumix S 24mm F1.8 lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) at the ePhotozine.com. He tested this new lens on Panasonic S5 and found such pros: Excellent central sharpness, Dust and splash resistant, Virtually no central CA, CA well controlled at edges, Reasonable vignetting, Low distortion, Excellent handling, Fast and accurate AF, Low focus breathing, Matches with 50mm and 85mm siblings and Low flare. ‘Highly Recommended’. Read More »
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This is the first image of the upcoming Voigtlander COLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F2.8 SL II S Aspherical lens, leaked at Nokishita-c. It is rumored to be officially announced soon.
This new COLOR-SKOPAR 28mm F2.8 has crab claws and has a more classical design than the old model. It looks cool when combined with a Nikon MF film camera. We are wondering if the optics will look retro or if they will be modern lenses.
Fujifilm officially announced the new Fujifilm GF 35-70mm F4.5-5.6 WR lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama). Barney Britton posted a gallery of sample images at the Dpreview. These photos are taken with Fujifilm GFX 100S. You could see how well it performs.
Along with Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama), Canon also officially announced the new Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens. It is a relatively compact tele-zoom lens for the company’s full-frame mirrorless system, featuring 12 elements, including UD and aspherical glass, as well as Canon’s Super Spectra Coating to reduce ghosting and flare. The minimum focus distance is 88cm (2.9 feet) at 200mm, and the maximum magnification is 0.41x (at 400mm). For even more reach, Canon’s 1.4x and 2x teleconverters can be used.
Canon has just officially announced the new Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens. It is a compact and lightweight ultra-wide lens for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system, featuring nine elements, as well as Canon’s Super Spectra Coating to reduce ghosting and flare. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 13cm (5.1″) and a maximum magnification of 0.26x. Its control ring can be used for manual focus or another function that users can assign.
Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F2 lens. It is a compact, full-frame lens for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless system. The lens is just 46mm (1.8″) long and weighs 170 grams (6 ounces), making it easy to carry around. The lens has 6 elements, 2 of which are aspherical. A ‘Super Integrated Coating’ is designed to reduce ghosting and flare. The 40mm F2 has a minimum focus distance of 29cm (11.4″) while the max magnification is 0.17x. The lens is ‘dust and drip resistant’ and accepts 52mm filters.