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Pentax HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens Announced, Priced $1,049.95, Available for Pre-Order

Pentax has just officially announced the new Pentax HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited lens. It is an updated version of the ‘smc’ version which was released in 2001. It has an ‘HD’ coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and fully rounded aperture blades. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 30cm (11.8″) and a max magnification of 0.16x. The lens is all-aluminum (but not weather-sealed) and includes an aperture ring. This new lens costs $1,049.95, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Announced, Priced $899, Available for Pre-Order

Sigma has just officially announced the new Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens. It is  a fast standard zoom lens for full-frame L- and E-mount bodies, featuring three aspherical, two ‘FLD’ and two ‘SLD’ elements, as well as Super-Multi Layer and Nano Porous coatings to reduce ghosting and aberrations. It has a minimum focus distance of 19cm (7.5″) and a maximum magnification of 0.3X. This new lens costs $899, first availalbe for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28mm F2 ASPH Lens Announced, Priced $5,195, Available for Pre-Order

Leica has just officially announced the new Leica APO-Summicron-SL 28mm F2 ASPH Lens. It is a wide-angle prime for full-frame L-mount, featuring 13 elements, 6 of which are aspherical, minimum focus distance   0.24m (9.5″) and the maximum magnification   0.2X. This new lens costs $5,195, first available for pre-order at B&H. Read More »

Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. Lens Announced, Priced $997.99, Available for Pre-Order

Panasonic has just officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S lens for L-mount bodies. Of its 17 elements, it sports one ultra extra-low dispersion, one ultra-high refractive index and two extra-low dispersion lenses. Its focus group is driven by a linear motor. The lens has a minimum focal length of 0.54m at its wide end and a max magnification of 0.5x at 300mm. This new lens costs $997.99 at Amazon /Adorama  and $1,249 at B&H. It will start shipping from April 18, 2021. Read More »

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