Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Sun, 21 Oct 18 13:33:15 -0600 Lenses en-CA 56mm F1.4 Sigma DC DN Contemporary Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20488/56mm-f1.4-sigma-dc-dn-contemporary-lens Sat, 22 Sep 2018 02:39:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20488@/talks/discussions image

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40mm F2.0 CF FE Zeiss Batis Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19823/40mm-f2.0-cf-fe-zeiss-batis-lens Tue, 05 Jun 2018 19:44:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19823@/talks/discussions image

  • Distagon optical design
  • Min focus distance - 0.24 m
  • Will have focus limiter (Full / ∞ ~ 0.4m / and 0.5m to 0.24m)
  • Will use 67mm filters
  • Similar in size to 85mm Batis lens
  • $1299 at

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14mm F1.8 DG HSM Sigma Art Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16472/14mm-f1.8-dg-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:58:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16472@/talks/discussions image

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25mm F2.8 2.5-5X Laowa Venus Ultra Macro Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19084/25mm-f2.8-2.5-5x-laowa-venus-ultra-macro-lens Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:31:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19084@/talks/discussions image

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100mm F1.4 Zeiss Otus Coming Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20272/100mm-f1.4-zeiss-otus-coming-lens Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:53:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20272@/talks/discussions What is known

  • Very good construction
  • Announcement in early September
  • Made for Nikon and Canon mounts
  • Extreme premium price
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85mm F1.8 Samyang MF ED UMC CS for APS-C and m43 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20268/85mm-f1.8-samyang-mf-ed-umc-cs-for-aps-c-and-m43 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:25:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20268@/talks/discussions image

Preorder

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Samyang unveils the MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C crop sensors

Samyang Optics launches a new manual-focus lens for mirrorless shooters: The MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is designed for use with APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras in the following mounts: Sony E, Fujifilm X, Canon M, and Micro-Four-Thirds. It is competitively priced and light-weight. This medium telephoto lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang's manual focus series and also boasts beautiful out of focus bokeh and availability for a variety of cameras.

Ideal portrait lens, with a fast, bright maximum aperture...

This manual-focus 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens is a medium telephoto lens, with a similar angle of-view to a 135mm lens when compared to full-frame cameras. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS is designed with 9 lens elements in 7 groups and it delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image. A high-refractive and an extra-low dispersion element, along with Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) help minimise chromatic aberrations and deliver clear, vibrant images. This lens is ideal for portraits, with beautiful bokeh from its floating-element system. Its low-light performance and shallow depth-of-field are especially useful features.

Wide range of uses, with crystal-clear resolution...

The compact and light-weight design offers the portability and comfort needed for a long day's shooting. This lens would be the ideal choice for keen photographers who want to capture everyday moments in high-resolution. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS has a host of features including its outstanding optical performance. Its wide range of uses include portraits and other close-ups such as food, as well as landscapes and many other situations.

More fun with Manual Focus lenses...

The MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS lens is perfect for shooters who want to have more involvement and express their own characteristics through their images. The Samyang MF 85mm F1.8 ED UMC CS weighs in at just over 300g and measures approximately 8cm long (without the hood and lens caps). Photographers can expect superb, emotional and unique images from this compact companion.

Price: suggested retail price £319.99

Availability: from September 2018

Imported and distributed in the UK & Ireland by Intro 2020 Ltd.

For full details please visit www.intro2020.co.uk

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21mm F3.5 Voigtlander Color Skopar http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19107/21mm-f3.5-voigtlander-color-skopar- Thu, 01 Mar 2018 04:58:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19107@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 9 lenses in 8 groups
  • Minimum aperture - F22
  • 10 diaphragm blades
  • 52mm filters
  • Min focusing distance - 20 cm.
  • 62.8 × 39.9 mm
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90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS FE Sony lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12521/90mm-f2.8-macro-g-oss-fe-sony-lens Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:33:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12521@/talks/discussions image

Designed to produce crisp, high-impact close-ups and portraits, the new FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens delivers an impressive blend of clarity, detail and smooth background

The first mid-telephoto macro lens for the α E-mount line, the FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS features built-in Optical SteadyShot (OSS) image stabilization, allowing for pin-sharp images at up to 1:1 magnification, even when shooting handheld. The smooth, quiet Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) mechanism drives two ‘floating' focus groups independently, ensuring extremely precise focus positioning that's crucial for macro photography.

The new macro lens maintains the same overall length at all focal distances – very helpful for macro shooting – and has a focus hold button and sliding focus ring that can instantly switch between manual and auto focus1. It is also dust and moisture resistant.

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28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD FE Tamron lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19007/28-75mm-f2.8-di-iii-rxd-fe-tamron-lens- Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:10:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19007@/talks/discussions image

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17mm F1.8 Olympus lens topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4539/17mm-f1.8-olympus-lens-topic Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:49:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4539@/talks/discussions image

Lens was presented at Photokina 2012.

Specifications:

  • Metal barrel
  • MF option, like on 12mm
  • Price: $500

Available at:

Reviews:

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Lens Mount Identification http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2377/lens-mount-identification Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:30:55 -0700 bostonmike 2377@/talks/discussions I'm reaching a dead end trying to figure out what kind of lens mount this is. The lens is a Sigma 24mm f2.8 manual focus that I picked up on Amazon. The seller is unsure what mount it is and I've researched a ton of websites to no avail. I know a few mounts that it isn't because I own adapters for Minolta MD, Canon FD and Konica AR and none of them fit. Hoping someone might recognize it. Trying to buy an appropriate adapter to fit my gh2, thanks a lot!

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150mm Irix Dragonfly lens coming http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20468/150mm-irix-dragonfly-lens-coming Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:50:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20468@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 12 elements in 9 groups (4x HR, 3x ED)
  • Min focus distance - 0.345 m (0.92 ft)
  • Manual focus
  • 270 degrees rotation angle
  • 1:1 Magnification ratio (macro)
  • Aperture range f/2.8 – f/32
  • Aperture control only via camera
  • 87 x 135 mm (without tripod collar and lens hood)
  • 11 rounded aperturę blades
  • 77 mm filters
  • Detachable Lens hood
  • Focus Lock ring
  • Detachable tripod collar
  • Weather sealed
  • 840g
  • Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K Mounts

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50mm F1.2 L Canon RF USM Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20364/50mm-f1.2-l-canon-rf-usm-lens Sat, 01 Sep 2018 19:15:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20364@/talks/discussions image

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35mm F1.8 Canon RF IS STM Macro http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20365/35mm-f1.8-canon-rf-is-stm-macro Sat, 01 Sep 2018 19:23:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20365@/talks/discussions image

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How lenses are made http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/51/how-lenses-are-made- Wed, 04 May 2011 08:41:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 51@/talks/discussions


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Effect of Lens Focal Length on Portraits http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2226/effect-of-lens-focal-length-on-portraits Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:35:22 -0700 stonebat 2226@/talks/discussions Those links have examples showing effect of lens focal length on portraits from wide to tele angles.

http://www.lesjones.com/2011/06/15/effect-of-lens-focal-length-on-portraits/

http://annawu.com/blog/2011/09/focal-length-comparison/

http://www.mcpactions.com/blog/2010/07/21/the-ideal-focal-length-for-portraiture-a-photographers-experiment/

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40mm f0.85 Handevision IBELUX coming to m43 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9079/40mm-f0.85-handevision-ibelux-coming-to-m43 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:41:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9079@/talks/discussions image

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A mutual passion for photography and the art of image capture between two companies’ owner has led two special firms, Shanghai Transvision and German IB/E Optics, to collaborate on an industry-shaking new innovation. By merging Geman high-quality engineering standards with Chinese cost-effective production infrastructure, the new camera lens brand Handevision (“Han” means China in Mandarin and “De” is the word for Germany).

After many months of collaboration between engineering and production teams, final quality control assessments have concluded and the IBELUX 40mm f0.85 high-speed lens, the fastest lens in the world, is nearly ready for release. Available for sale by February, 2014, this lens will be available for Sony NEX, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro 4/3 digital mirrorless camera mounts (MSRP is $2,080 USD).

http://kipon.com/en/articledetail.asp?id=60

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50mm F1.4 FF Tokina Opera Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19064/50mm-f1.4-ff-tokina-opera-lens Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:19:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19064@/talks/discussions image

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100mm F1.4 Otus Zeiss Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20658/100mm-f1.4-otus-zeiss-lens Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:37:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20658@/talks/discussions image

Announcement very soon.

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85mm F1.8 Viltrox MF PFU RBMH Lens for E mount http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20566/85mm-f1.8-viltrox-mf-pfu-rbmh-lens-for-e-mount Sat, 29 Sep 2018 03:50:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20566@/talks/discussions image

  • Manual focus lens
  • 10 elements in 7 groups (1 ED lens)
  • Minimum aperture: f / 16,
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.8 m,
  • 9 aperture blades
  • 72 mm filters
  • 79 x 92 mm dimentions
  • 665 g
  • EXIF data support and electronic iris adjustment,
  • HD Nano antireflection coatings,
  • Sony FE mount
  • Internal focus
  • Maximum diameter 79mm
  • Available in October
  • Cost $200

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24-70mm F4 S Nikkor Lens for Z Mount http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20282/24-70mm-f4-s-nikkor-lens-for-z-mount Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:09:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20282@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Standard focal-length range from wide-angle 24 mm to medium-telephoto 70 mm can effectively cover a wide variety of scenes and subjects with rendering performance that will change the perception of zoom lenses with a maximum aperture of f/4
  • Optical design that suppresses variations in aberrations from shooting distances of close-up to infinity, demonstrating sharp resolution even in the peripheral areas of the frame from the maximum aperture, and fine point-image reproduction
  • Achieved a minimum focus distance of just 0.3 m across the zoom range
  • Adoption of an ED glass element, an aspherical ED lens element, and three aspherical lens elements
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghost and flare
  • Has the size needed to deliver an extremely high standard of optical performance, yet provides outstanding portability; employs a retracting mechanism that can be set on/off without pressing a button and reduces total length for a compact lens that can easily be taken anywhere
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, the entire lens, including moving parts, has been sealed
  • Fluorine coat applied to front lens surface
  • Ships in late September
  • $996 at
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35mm F1.8 S Nikkor Lens for Z Mount http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20284/35mm-f1.8-s-nikkor-lens-for-z-mount Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:12:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20284@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Rendering performance that redefines perceptions of what a 35 mm f/1.8 lens can do
  • Sharp resolution even in the peripheral areas of the frame from the maximum aperture, provide effective suppression of sagittal coma flare that enables superb point-image reproduction when capturing point light sources in night landscapes, and the soft and natural bokeh characteristics expected of a fast (bright) lens
  • Adoption of a new multi-focusing system achieves quiet, fast, and accurate AF control, as well as high image-forming performance at any focus distance
  • Adoption of two ED glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements
  • Nano Crystal Coat adopted to suppress ghost and flare
  • In consideration to a dust- and drip-resistance, the entire lens, including moving parts, has been sealed
  • Ships in late September
  • $846
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400mm F2.8 FE GM OSS Sony Super-Telephoto lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18059/400mm-f2.8-fe-gm-oss-sony-super-telephoto-lens Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:41:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18059@/talks/discussions image

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Sony today announced the development of the long-awaited FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Super-Telephoto lens, with a target launch date in Summer 2018.

The new lens will feature the incredible high-resolution and spectacular beautiful bokeh of Sony’s acclaimed line of flagship G Master™ series lenses, while also offering a far-reaching 400mm focal length and F2.8 large aperture. This combination will deliver a new elevated shooting experience for all professional sports, news and wildlife photographers looking to capture all of the decisive moments with higher image quality.

Sony will continue to evolve their lens line-up in order to meet the demands of all types of photographers, videographers and multi-media creators, with many different offerings to maximize the power of the innovative α™ camera line-up.

Additional details and specifications on the new FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Super-Telephoto Lens will be released at a later date.

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20mm F1.8 ASPH Viltrox PFU RBMH E-Mount Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20567/20mm-f1.8-asph-viltrox-pfu-rbmh-e-mount-lens Sat, 29 Sep 2018 03:52:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20567@/talks/discussions image

  • Manual focus lens
  • 12 elements in 9 groups (1 aspherical element, 4 ED lenses)
  • Minimum aperture: f / 16,
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.25 m,
  • 14 aperture blades
  • 82 mm filters
  • 77 x 102 mm dimentions
  • 775 g
  • HD Nano antireflection coatings,
  • Sony FE mount
  • Available in October
  • $489
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12-35mm F2.8 II Panasonic 2017 lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16276/-12-35mm-f2.8-ii-panasonic-2017-lens Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:11:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16276@/talks/discussions image

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LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 II ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HSA12035)

  • Versatile usage ranging from portraits and landscape to street photography.
  • Achieves handheld shooting without using a flash thanks to the F2.8 high-speed aperture and 5-axis Dual I.S.2. even in low-lit situations, including indoors.
  • Splash/dust-proof and freeze-proof down to -10℃ with a rugged design for heavy field use.
  • Supports high-quality video recording(as described above).
  • The lens system comprises 14 elements in 9 groups including 4 aspherical lenses with 5 aspherical surfaces, 1 UHR (Ultra High Refractive Index) lens and 1 UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens.
  • Panasonic’s black box technology Nano Surface Coating is applied to minimize ghosts and flaring.
  • Max.240-fps sensor drive for high-speed, high-performance AF.

The HSA12035 will be available in black for $999.99 in March.

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35mm F1.2 7Artisans APS-C Lens their take on Voitlanger http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20641/35mm-f1.2-7artisans-aps-c-lens-their-take-on-voitlanger Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:10:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20641@/talks/discussions image

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We will launch the unifocal lens "7Artisans 35mm F1.2" for the mirrorless camera of the Seven Craftsmen (Shichi Kosho). 7Artisans 35mm F1.2 is a classic style lens designed with consideration of balance with the camera body and portability. Aluminum alloy is used as the material of the appearance, and it has become a fine finish. The open F value has a brightness of 1.2, it is suitable for landscape, snaps etc. Also it is suitable for shooting dark subjects and nightscape shooting. The aperture ring is a stepless type with no click feeling, and you can enjoy movie shooting.

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35mm F0.95 Mitakon MK II http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3951/35mm-f0.95-mitakon-mk-ii- Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:42:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3951@/talks/discussions Right now it is NEX lens only, but may be will be available also for m43.

Factory claims that they are original producer for SLR Magic.

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Lens available on our deals - http://www.personal-view.com/deals/lenses/mitakon#mitakon-35mm-f095-mk-ii-lens


More samples: http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1034213-13-1-1.html

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16-35mm F4 Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11799/16-35mm-f4-sony-vario-tessar-t-fe- Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:11:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11799@/talks/discussions image

Available at:

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100-400mm F4.5-5.6 Sony FE GM OSS lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16768/100-400mm-f4.5-5.6-sony-fe-gm-oss-lens Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:14:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16768@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 22 lens elements in 16 groups,one Super ED and two ED elements
  • Nano AR coating
  • Linear motor and Direct Drive SSM actuator
  • 1,395 g
  • Price - $2500
  • Available at https://www.adorama.com/iso100400e.html
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fly-by-wire focus ring broken on Lumix G 12-35 f2.8 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20638/fly-by-wire-focus-ring-broken-on-lumix-g-12-35-f2.8 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:17:56 -0600 jmc 20638@/talks/discussions Does anyone know how to repair a faulty focus ring on panny m43 lenses?

I have a Lumix G 12-35mm f.28 mk1 with an unresponsive focus wheel. The focus itself works fine when operating through the camera - pressing the shutter, c-af in video etc - but the focus wheel on the lens itself has come loose from (what I assume is) the sensor underneath. If I hold it firmly and turn it will engage every now and again but for the most part it doesn't respond at all.

Has anyone had this happen/know how to fix these focus rings?

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