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Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. Lens Review (DPReview)

Mike Tomkins has just posted a full review of the newly announced Panasonic Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro O.I.S lens (Amazon /Adorama/ B&H) at the DPReview.com. He tested this new lens on Panasonic S1R and found such pros: Solid build with a quality feel, Fully weather-sealed, Very swift autofocus, Minimal focus breathing, Effective image stabilization, Minimal distortion and aberration, Pleasing bokeh, Good flare resistance and good macro capabilities. Read More »

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH Lens Announced, Priced $8,195, Available for Pre-Order

Leica has just officially announced the new Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm F2 ASPH Lens. It is  a compact prime lens for M-mount bodies, offering the closest focusing distance of any M-lens on the market at 30cm and has several aspherical surfaces and anomalous partial dispersion to reduce aberrations. This new lens costs $8,195, first available for pre-order at B&H. Read More »

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited Lens Announced, Priced $799.95, Available for Pre-Order

Pentax has just officially announced the new Pentax HD Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited lens. It is an updated version of the ‘smc’ version of this ultra-compact lens, which was released in 1999. It has an ‘HD’ coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and fully rounded aperture blades. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 70cm (27.6″) and a max magnification of 0.14x. The lens is all-aluminum (but not weather-sealed) and includes an aperture ring. This new lens costs $799.95, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

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