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Panasonic Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH Lens Review (ePhotonize)

John Riley has just posted a full review of the newly announced Panasonic Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH Lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) for Micro Four Thirds cameras at the ePhotozine.com. He tested this new lens on Panasonic GH9 and found such pros: Outstanding sharpness centrally, Very low distortion figures, Well-controlled CA, Attractive bokeh, Low levels of vignetting, High-quality manufacture, Dust and splash resistance, Fast and accurate AF and Click-free aperture control for video. Read More »

Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 X Lens Announced

 

Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, President: Toru Yamanaka) has just officially announced the new Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 X lens. It is a large-diameter F1.4, soft-tone portrait lens  that takes film simulation into consideration. It will be on sale from August 6, 2021. The suggested retail price is ¥ 62,000 (excluding tax). Read More »

Voigtlander Nokton 35mm F1.2 XF mount Lens Officially Announced

Cosina has just officially announced the new Voigtlander NOKTON 35mm F1.2 lens for Fujifilm XF mount. It is a large aperture standard lens designed exclusively for the Fujifilm X mount. The lens configuration uses a traditional double-Gauss type. A large aperture of F1.2 is realized in the style of “8-element” in which all lenses arranged almost symmetrically around the aperture position are composed of spherical surfaces. Despite its compact size, it has stable descriptive power even when the aperture is wide open, allowing you to enjoy smooth and large bokeh.

The suggested retail price (excluding tax): ¥ 78,000 JAN. It is scheduled to be released
in August 2021

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HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW Lens Announced

Ricoh has just officially announced the new HD Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED PLM AW lens. It is a premium wide-angle zoom for the company’s APS-C cameras, featuring ED and anomalous glass elements as well as an HD coating to reduce flare and ghosting,  a “PLM” pulse motor to drive the focus group, the minimum focus distance of 30cm, with a max magnification of 0.24x. The lens is sealed against dust and moisture, much like the company’s DSLRs. Read More »

Panasonic Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH Lens Officially Announced, Priced $1,797.99, Available for Pre-Order

Panasonic has just officially announced the new Panasonic Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH Lens. It is a fast-aperture telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, featuring 50-100mm equivalent focal length range, 16 elements in 11 groups,  one aspherical lens and three Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lenses and one Ultra-high Refractive lens (UHR). Focus is silent and internal, with a 9-bladed circular diaphragm and the manual focus ring is a ‘clutch’ design, allowing you to pull it back to engage manual focus complete with a distance scale.  It is sealed against dust and moisture.

This new lens costs $1,797.99, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama. It will start shipping from August 24, 2021. Read More »

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