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Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR Lens Announced, Priced $999, Available for Pre-Order

Fujifilm has just officially announced the new Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR lens. It is a weather-sealed iteration of their lauded 85mm equivalent lens. Famously distinguished by its exceedingly fast f/1.2 maximum aperture, great subject isolation, and pleasant color rendering, this revision updates the optical formula by adding aspherical elements to the focusing group, a greatly improved focusing distance of 1.6′, and an 11-blade rounded aperture diaphragm for improved bokeh.

This new lens costs $999, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm F1.8 Lens Announced, Priced $999, Available for Pre-Order

Panasonic has just officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm F1.8 Lens. It is a sleek and compact ultra-wide-angle prime lens. Its 18mm focal length is ideally suited for landscapes, architectural, and interior photography and provides a strong sense of perspective and scale. Its bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers shallow depth of field control, and the nine-blade circular aperture creates a soft, beautiful bokeh effect.

This new lens costs $999, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Tamron 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens for Nikon Z Announced!

Tamron has just officially announced the new Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens (Model A047) for Nikon Z mount. This new lens provides a popular telephoto zoom range for the full-frame Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras. This lens spans a useful short- to long-telephoto range and measures just 5.8″ in length with a maximum diameter of 3″, and it weighs just 1.2 pounds. It offers optical performance with aberration correction that delivers high image quality. Tamron’s RXD stepping motor unit provides high-speed, high-precision, and quiet operation and takes full advantage of in-camera features including Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF functions. The 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 is a highly practical telephoto zoom lens that performs across a diverse range of shooting styles including sports and other athletic events, wildlife, portraits, and more.

It is now listed at B&H. The price is not leaked. Read More »

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