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 »

Panasonic Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH Lens to be Announced Next Week

This is the image of the upcoming Panasonic Leica DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH Lens. This large-diameter medium-telephoto zoom is scheduled to be officially announced next week.
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Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM Lens Officially Announced, Priced $1,699, Available for Pre-Order

Canon has just officially announced the new Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM lens. It is an ultra-wide-angle zoom for the company’s full-frame mirrorless system, featuring numerous special elements, including three UD and three aspherical elements, along with Canon’s Sub-wavelength Structure and Air Sphere coatings, the minimum focus distance of 20cm (7.9″) and the max magnification of 0.38x. The lens is relatively compact, supports 77mm filters and weighs in at 544 g (1.2 lbs). This new lens costs $1,699, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama.

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