Lens Announcements

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Samyang Announces AF 85mm F1.4 FE II Lens

Samyang announces the second generation Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 FE II Lens ($799) which reduces both size and weight while improving optical and autofocus performance. Featuring 11 optical elements arranged into 8 groups, it utilizes a series of high-refraction and extra-low dispersion elements to achieve a glass surface that delivers smooth, creamlike bokeh. For this …

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Venus Optics Announces Laowa 10mm F4 Cookie Lens

Venus Optics announces the launch of the new Laowa 10mm f/4 Cookie Lens ($299) for APS-C mirrorless cameras. It is one of the world’s widest rectilinear pancake lenses for APS-C cameras. At a cookie size of 25mm (0.98”) long and weighing only 130g (0.29lbs), it literally can be put in your pocket. Most of the …

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Venus Optics Announces Laowa 90mm F2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens

Three years after Venus Optics launched its award-winning 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, they announce the new Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO lens specially designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is the eighth addition to Laowa’s 2:1 magnification macro lens lineup. The new 90mm lens not only inherited the 2:1 magnification to infinity …

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Meyer Optik Announces Development of Biotar 58mm & 75mm F1.5 II Lenses

Meyer Optik announces development of Biotar 58mm & 75mm F1.5 II lenses based on classic Biotar lens design available in a wide range of lens mounts including fullframe Sony E-mount. Both lenses will be available for a retail price of €999 including VAT. Delivery date is not yet announced. Launched in the mid-1930s, the original …

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Sony Announces FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II – World’s Smallest & Lightest F2.8 Standard Zoom

What a difference six years makes! Six years ago Sony announced their first G Master lenses including the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM which were the first lenses to offer both extreme sharpness and beautiful bokeh. G Master lenses continue to offer the best of both – yet in the ensuing six years, Sony lens design …

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