John Riley has just posted a full review of the Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) at the ePhotozine.com. He tested this lens on Sony A7 III and found many pros: Excellent sharpness, Low CA levels, Flare well controlled, Good distortion levels, Modest vignetting, Fast, silent AF, Weather sealing, Light and relatively compact and High-quality manufacture. Read More »
Emma Manship has just posted a full review of the newly announced Nikon Nikkor Z 24mm F1.8 S Lens (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) at the ePhotozine.com. He tested this new lens on Nikon Z 7 and found it Outstanding sharpness, Virtually zero CA, Excellent flare resistance, Dust and moisture resistance, Excellent handling, Quality manufacture, Custom functions for silent adjustment ring, Compact and light. Read More »
David Thorpe posted a video review of the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 Pro lens ( Adorama/ Amazon/ B&H). It is an ultra-fast telephoto prime lens, featuring both high resolution and ‘feathered’ bokeh, ED-DSA and DSA lens elements and also weather-sealed. It is a little bigger for David Thorpe. The lens is now $150 cheaper than regular. Read More »
Good News!!! The newly announced FUJIFILM XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens is now first in stock and shipping at B&H for $799! It is a fairly compact, versatile zoom lens for the company’s APS-C mirrorless cameras, featuring 16 elements in total, including ED and aspherical glass, as well as a nine-blade aperture, the minimum focus distance of 35cm (13.8″), with a max magnification of 0.25x, 89mm (3.5″) long and 440g (15.5oz) and fully weather-sealed.
Tokina has just officially announced the new Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro Lens for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. This is a short telephoto macro lens, offering a life-size, 1:1 maximum magnification along with an 11.8″ minimum focusing distance.
This lens uses a flat-field optical design to yield realistic rendering, void of field curvature, as well as high sharpness and clarity throughout the focusing range. A multi-layer coating has also been applied to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and improved color fidelity. Complementing the optics, this lens features a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism for fast changing between AF and MF settings, and a focus range limiter switch helps to achieve faster focusing performance at close-up distances.
Canon has just filed several new lens patents for Canon RF lenses, including a crazy fast prime F1.0 lens. Read More »