Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Sat, 16 Feb 19 15:08:07 -0700 Lenses en-CA 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

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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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40mm F1.4 Sigma DG HSM Art lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20485/40mm-f1.4-sigma-dg-hsm-art-lens Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:58:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20485@/talks/discussions image

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  • The first Sigma lens developed as a cine lens
  • 16 elements in 12 groups (including 3 FLD and 3 SLD elements)
  • 40 cm min focus distance
  • max magnification 1:6.5x
  • 82mm filters
  • 87.8 mm x 131 mm
  • 1200g
  • Mounts: Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony E
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50mm F1.4 LUMIX S PRO FF Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21448/50mm-f1.4-lumix-s-pro-ff-lens Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:40:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21448@/talks/discussions image

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Veydra Out of Business? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19115/veydra-out-of-business Fri, 02 Mar 2018 04:55:34 -0700 jonpais 19115@/talks/discussions I’ve been an admirer of Veydra since purchasing four of their lenses, but recently I ordered 3 X-mounts so I could shoot with my X-T2 and Veydra has not shipped them to me. I emailed them a couple times, but no response. https://jonpais.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/veydra-anybody-home/

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12-200mm F3.5-6.3 Olympus lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21427/12-200mm-f3.5-6.3-olympus-lens Tue, 29 Jan 2019 11:34:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21427@/talks/discussions image

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16mm F2.8 R WR FUJINON XF Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21531/16mm-f2.8-r-wr-fujinon-xf-lens Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:36:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21531@/talks/discussions image

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FUJINON XF 16mm F2.8 R WR Lens

Designed to deliver the high performance resolution from Fujifilm's X-TRANS CMOS sensors through its precise optical design, the XF16mmF2.8 R WR adopts an internal focusing system and stepping motor to provide extremely fast and near-quiet auto-focusing. Although light and compact, the design incorporates metal components on the exterior of the lens, while interior is sealed around the barrel in nine different locations to ensure durability and weather-resistance to the surrounding environment. The XF16mmF2.8 R WR joins the collection of affordable, compact, and lightweight lenses within the FUJINON XF Lens System, making it the perfect companion to the XF23mmF2 R WR, XF35mmF2 R WR, and XF50mmF2 R WR lenses.

  • High Resolution Performance: Edge-to-edge sharpness from the center to the corners of the frame is achieved by the precise arrangement of 10 lens elements in 8 groups. This lens also includes two aspherical elements, which assist in suppressing the image degrading effects of chromatic aberration and field curvature imperfection.
  • Compact, Lightweight and Stylish design: Weighing in at 5.47oz (155g) and measuring just 1.79in (45.4mm) in length, this lens offers up the renowned image quality and refined style associated with the FUJINON XF family of lenses. With its metal exterior, precise click stops, and smooth dampening, this lens offers incredible image quality in a durable, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
  • Fast and Quiet Autofocus: The inner focusing AF system uses a stepping motor to move focusing elements into place through precise electrical pulses in order to achieve fast and near-silent autofocus performance.
  • Weather and Dust Resistant Durability: The lens is designed to operate in temperatures as low as 14° Fahrenheit and is sealed at nine points around the barrel, making it both weather and dust resistant.

FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR Optional Accessories:

  • 49mm Front lens cap (FLCP-49)
  • 49mm Protect filter (PRF-49)

Availability and Pricing

The FUJINON XF16mmF2.8 R WR lens is expected to be available in black in March 2019 or silver in May 2019, at a suggested retail price of USD $399.95 and CAD $499.99.

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24-70mm F2.8 S Nikkor Z Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21529/24-70mm-f2.8-s-nikkor-z-lens Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:00:58 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21529@/talks/discussions image

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70-200mm F2.8L IS USM RF Canon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21484/70-200mm-f2.8l-is-usm-rf-canon-lens Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:24:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21484@/talks/discussions image

The RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM is a must-have for any professional photographer, especially for those shooting weddings, sports or wildlife. This lens is a great all-around, high-speed, medium telephoto zoom lens and does well to round out any camera bag.

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24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM RF Canon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21485/24-240mm-f4-6.3-is-usm-rf-canon-lens Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:31:26 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21485@/talks/discussions image

The RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM is the ideal lens for amateurs and advanced amateurs who love to travel, no matter the destination. The versatile, all-purpose lens offers a range of focal lengths for capturing extraordinary shots in a form factor that is both compact and lightweight.

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15-35mm F2.8L IS USM RF Canon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21482/15-35mm-f2.8l-is-usm-rf-canon-lens Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:20:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21482@/talks/discussions image

The RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM, offering a wide angle and fast aperture in a single package, is ideal for a variety of shooting applications including architecture, interiors or landscapes.

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24-70mm F2.8L IS USM RF Canon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21483/24-70mm-f2.8l-is-usm-rf-canon-lens Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:22:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21483@/talks/discussions image

More info coming soon.

The RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM is a high-performance, standard zoom lens for professionals and photo enthusiasts alike – ideal for shooting portraits, landscapes, documentaries or weddings.

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85mm F1.2 L USM DS Canon RF Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21523/85mm-f1.2-l-usm-ds-canon-rf-lens Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:41:19 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21523@/talks/discussions image

“The RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS, with Defocus Smoothing lens technology, is a uniquely designed lens that offers a combination of beautifully smooth defocused bokeh. Featuring a super-fast F1.2 aperture, the lens will help produce breathtaking portraits that will surely stand out from the crowd.

Lens will be more expensive and will have defocus smoothing feature.

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85mm F1.2L USM RF Canon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21486/85mm-f1.2l-usm-rf-canon-lens Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:32:21 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21486@/talks/discussions image

“The RF 85mm F1.2 L USM is a large aperture mid-telephoto prime lens. It offers excellent performance for advanced and professional portrait photographers and is a widely popular focal length and aperture speed combination for users.”

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12-60mm F2.8-4 Panasonic Leica lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15773/12-60mm-f2.8-4-panasonic-leica-lens Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:18:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15773@/talks/discussions image

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12mm F2.0 Samyang Rokinon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9936/12mm-f2.0-samyang-rokinon-lens Fri, 21 Mar 2014 03:20:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9936@/talks/discussions image

  • 12 lenses in 10 groups, 3 ED lenses
  • F22 aperture
  • 20cm minimum focus distance
  • Price will be around $399
  • All APS-C mirrorless mounts Canon M, Fujifilm X, SOny E and Samsung NX mounts. And also m43 mount.

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50mm F1.1 Sakar, Kamlan and V2 lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8555/-50mm-f1.1-sakar-kamlan-and-v2-lens- Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:06:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8555@/talks/discussions image

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35mm F1.7 Meike Kaxinda lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15129/35mm-f1.7-meike-kaxinda-lens Thu, 26 May 2016 12:04:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15129@/talks/discussions image

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24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S. LUMIX S FF Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21446/24-105mm-f4-macro-o.i.s.-lumix-s-ff-lens Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:35:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21446@/talks/discussions image

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70-200mm F4 O.I.S. LUMIX S PRO FF Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21447/70-200mm-f4-o.i.s.-lumix-s-pro-ff-lens Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:38:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21447@/talks/discussions image

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Sony G Master Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14545/sony-g-master-lenses Sat, 06 Feb 2016 02:33:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14545@/talks/discussions image

New G Master line-up consists of a 24-70mm f/2.8 standard zoom, an 85mm f/1.4 prime and a 70-200mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom plus two tele-converters.

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Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their flagship G Master™ brand of interchangeable lenses.

Sony’s new brand includes three new E-mount full frame lenses including a 24-70mm constant F2.8 standard zoom, an 85mm F1.4 prime and a 70-200mm constant F2.8 telephoto zoom. Representing the ultimate blend of high resolution and beautiful bokeh, the new lenses feature Sony’s innovative optical element technology, design and calibration. This allows them to produce still image and video content with a level of detail and expression that has never before been possible.

“The new G Master brand represents the finest and most impressive group of lenses that Sony has ever brought to market,” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics. “With our knowledge of what the future will bring for digital imaging, we have designed these lenses and can ensure that the G Master brand will inspire and ‘wow’ photographers and videographers for years to come.”

FE24-70mm F2.8 GM Standard Zoom Lens

Featuring some of the most advanced lens technologies in market today, the new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (model SEL2470GM) is the ultimate choice for those seeking the highest possible optical performance for portrait, travel and event photography or even simple everyday shooting1.

The new lens is built with three aspherical elements including a newly developed, extremely precise XA (extreme aspherical) element that reduces aberration and delivers the ultimate resolution throughout the entire zoom range and aperture range, as well as from corner to corner of all image files. Additionally, an ED (Extra-low-Dispersion) glass element and Super ED glass element keep chromatic aberration to a minimum while maximizing resolution and bokeh without any unnatural coloration.

The lens features a 9-bladed aperture that maintains a near circular shape at all settings and is coated with Sony’s original Nano AR coating to suppress reflections and ensure spectacular contrast and clarity.

The new FE24-70mm F2.8 GM lens has a direct drive SSM (Super Sonic Wave Motor) focusing system that works with incredible efficiency thanks to a new set of algorithms that positions the lens elements quickly and accurately. The motor is smooth and quiet, making it an ideal choice for shooting both still images as well as movies.

To maximize usability, the lens is dust and moisture resistant and features a compact, streamlined design that includes AF/MF switch as well as focus hold, zoom lock and hood release buttons.

Two new matching filters for the FE24-70mm F2.8 GM lens have also been introduced, including the VF-82MP MC protector and VF-82CPAM Circular PL filter..

FE 85mm F1.4 GM Telephoto Prime Lens

Designed as the ultimate portrait lens, the long-awaited new FE 85mm F1.4 GM telephoto prime lens (model SEL85F14GM) strikes a perfect balance between resolution and bokeh in a compact package.

The lens features a new XA (extreme aspherical) element as well as three ED glass elements that work together to ensure that the in-focus areas are captured in extremely high resolution while the surrounding out-of-focus areas dissolve smoothly into a beautiful soft backdrop. It has a circular aperture with 11 blades – the most ever used in an α lens – that ensures bokeh is smooth and visually appealing. Externally, the new model has Sony’s original Nano AR Coating, which is of particular importance in a portrait lens as it reduces flare and ghosting, even with backlit subjects or similarly challenging lighting conditions.

For accurate autofocusing, the FE 85mm F1.4 GM lens includes a ring drive SSM motor system that provides ample power and speed to drive the lens’ large, heavy focus group. It’s also equipped with two position sensors to support flawless focus control of the large, heavy lens elements.

This new professional portrait lens is dust and moisture resistant and also has an aperture ring with on/off switchable click stops that can be adjusted based on whether a user is shooting still images or movies. It also has an AF / MF switch and a focus hold button.2

FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Telephoto Zoom

Covering the frequently used 70-200mm focal range, the new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS telephoto zoom lens (model SEL70200GM) offers extremely high rendering, AF performance and image stabilization, making it a versatile choice for shooting wildlife, sports, weddings and a variety of other events and locations.

The new flagship telephoto zoom model delivers extraordinary sharpness and clarity throughout the entirety of its zoom range thanks to its three advanced lens elements including XA, Super ED and ED glass components, as well as its Nano AR coating.

The new FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens features a floating focusing system – implemented in an α zoom lens for the first time – that contributes to an impressive minimum focusing distance of merely 0.96m and ensures AF performance is optimized during both still and video shooting. The lens includes a SSM (Super Sonic Motor) plus dual linear motors that work together to move large lens elements quickly - a task that requires a high level of drive control and ensures focus accuracy. The new model also has built in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization for capturing sharp, blur-free subjects at all focal lengths and a rotating tripod mount that allows the camera to be quickly removed from a connected tripod as needed.

The new 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens is dust and moisture resistant with an additional fluorine coating added to the front lens. It also has a focus hold button as well as a focal range limiter.

Sony has also announced new compact 1.4x and 2x Teleconverters – models SEL14TC and SEL20TC respectively – that offer even greater reach while maintaining the overall streamlined design and feel of the 70-200mm lens.3

Pricing and Availability

The new FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Standard Zoom and 85mm F1.4 GM Telephoto prime lenses will be available in March for about $2,200 and $1,800, respectively.

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35mm F1.4 Sigma ART http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6433/35mm-f1.4-sigma-art Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:32:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6433@/talks/discussions New Sigma 35mm ART

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12-24mm F4 G Sony Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16956/12-24mm-f4-g-sony-lens Wed, 17 May 2017 12:33:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16956@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 4 aspherical, 1 Super ED, 3 ED glass elements
  • Constant F4 max aperture maintains exposure and Depth of field
  • 7-blade circular aperture contributes to beautiful bokeh
  • Direct Drive Supersonic Wave motor for fast, quiet, precise focus
  • $1698
  • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072J4B6WS/

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70-200mm F2.8 Sigma DG OS HSM Sports lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20486/70-200mm-f2.8-sigma-dg-os-hsm-sports-lens Sat, 22 Sep 2018 02:28:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20486@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 22 elements, 9 FLD and 1 SLD elements
  • Min focus distance - 1.2 m
  • Max magnification - 1:4.8x
  • 11 diaphragm blades
  • 82mm filters
  • 94.2 mm x 202.9 mm
  • 1805 g
  • Will work with TC-1401 / TC-2001 teleconverters
  • Mounts: Sigma, Canon, Nikon
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400mm F2.8 L IS III EF USM Canon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20395/400mm-f2.8-l-is-iii-ef-usm-canon-lens Sat, 08 Sep 2018 11:25:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20395@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Super UD + fluorite elements + Air Sphere + Super Spectra + fluorine coatings
  • 5 stops IS
  • F32 min aperture
  • 9 diaphragm blades
  • Min focus distance - 2.50m
  • Ring-type ultrasonic AF
  • Full time manual override
  • Has Distance scale
  • Magnesium alloy construction
  • Weather sealed
  • 52mm insert style filters
  • Comes with hood and tripod collar
  • 163mm x 343mm
  • 2840 g
  • $11,999

These two new telephoto lenses encompass a revolutionary combination of ultra-high performance and lightweight design. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM are the world’s lightest 400mm f/2.8ii and 600mm f/4 lenses iii, making them ideal for action and wildlife photography.

Thanks to five-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) technology, their game-changing weight and the portable design, both lenses allow photographers to achieve professional performance with the confidence to shoot handheld, as camera shake, and subsequent blurring, are significantly reduced. A blend of cutting-edge optical formulas have dramatically reduced the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM’s weight to 2840g (previously 3850g), and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM’s weight to 3050g (previously 3920g).

Sporting the familiar white finish that Canon L-series super telephoto lenses are renowned for, this now acts as a thermal insulation coating to ensure the lenses operate in all temperatures. The protective weather sealing guards against dust and moisture, whilst fluorine coating enables easy cleaning. The fluorite lens elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberration, boosting resolution and contrast. The Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) dramatically reduces flare and ghosting – ensuring a quality shot every time.

The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM both have a nine-bladed diaphragm, enabling the creation of eye-pleasing blurred backgrounds. Superb for action and wildlife, the ring-type USM autofocus motor and high-speed CPU enables fast and quiet focusing. When shooting video, both lenses provide pull-focus effects with power focus controls and focus presets, which are excellent for creative shot making. Instant adjustments can be applied via the full-time manual focus control and focusing speed can be customised with electronically-controlled manual focus for extreme precision.

Shooting images in the style users choose is easy, as both lenses have fingertip controls on the barrel allowing focusing to be started, stopped or locked momentarily. Furthermore, two pre-programmed focusing positions can be recalled instantly with the twist of the pre-set ring. Controls for focusing mode, focusing range, focus pre-set recall and IS are all conveniently located for seamless control. Paying attention to the way photographers like to work and travel, a new soft case is provided with the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM to ensure straightforward transportation for the lenses. Hard cases and a new short hood are also available as optional extras.

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24mm F14 Laowa Replay 2x Macro Lens, long enough for any female http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15776/24mm-f14-laowa-replay-2x-macro-lens-long-enough-for-any-female Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:58:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15776@/talks/discussions image

Specifications

  • 27 elements in 19 groups
  • Min focus distance 470mm
  • Min work distance 20mm
  • Max magnification 2:1
  • 7 aperture blades
  • Min aperture F40
  • Full frame coverage
  • Manual focus only
  • 38 x 408mm size
  • 474g
  • Mounts photo - Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE
  • Mounts cine - Arri PL

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500mm F5.6 E PF ED VR AF-S Nikkor Nikon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19871/500mm-f5.6-e-pf-ed-vr-af-s-nikkor-nikon-lens Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:40:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19871@/talks/discussions image

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MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announces the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, an FX-format fixed focal length super-telephoto lens, which will offer a compelling combination of portability and performance. The AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR will be a high-performance super-telephoto lens that is significantly smaller and lighter than comparable predecessors due to the adoption of the same type of Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element found in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, introduced in January 2015. Despite its 500mm focal length, the lens is small and light enough to use hand-held in a wide variety of situations where a photographer must capture unpredictable and fast-moving subjects, including sporting events and wildlife photography.

Phase Fresnel Lens Elements

The Phase Fresnel (PF) lens element developed by Nikon effectively compensates for chromatic aberration utilizing the photo diffraction phenomenon. Compared to many general camera lenses that employ an optical system using the photorefractive phenomenon, a remarkably compact and lightweight body can be attained with fewer lens elements.

Price and Availability

Information regarding the release of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens, including final specifications and pricing, will be announced later this year. For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit http://www.nikonusa.com

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150-400mm F4 Olympus premium zoom coming http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21005/150-400mm-f4-olympus-premium-zoom-coming Wed, 28 Nov 2018 07:56:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21005@/talks/discussions image

Lens will come with lot of special glass, premium price and special 1.2x teleconverter.

Price can almost (80%) match FF equivalents for same length and F number.

Olympus announces the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens. This lens is compatible with the Micro Four Thirds® System standard, and features a 1.25x built-in teleconverter, covering a focal length range of 300-1000mm[1] (35mm equivalent). Also in development is the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20. The combination of both products makes handheld super telephoto shooting possible at a 35mm equivalent focal length of 2000mm.

With these new products, Olympus will further expand its super telephoto lens lineup, maximizing the advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System, including excellent image quality, compact lightweight designs, and superior portability.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens is designed for exceptional optical performance in a compact, lightweight form, and includes dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C) design with superb handheld usability. This is the first Olympus® interchangeable lens with a built-in 1.25x teleconverter, which easily extends the focal length to the maximum of 1000mm1 (35mm equivalent). It also offers in-lens image stabilization (IS), supporting 5-Axis Sync IS[2] when operating in concert with the image stabilization of Olympus OM-D® cameras. The compact system delivers remarkable portability, and the built-in teleconverter provides convenience, making it the optimal super telephoto zoom lens for sports and bird photography. This lens has an expected availability date of 2020.

The M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 doubles the focal length of the master lens while offering outstanding portability as well as dustproof, splashproof, and freezeproof (14°F / -10°C) performance. The teleconverter is compatible with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens, currently in development, as well as the M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO lenses. Not only does this teleconverter extend the telephoto range, but it also doubles the maximum shooting magnification of the master lens for unprecedented super telephoto macro shooting. This item has an expected availability date of summer 2019.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens expected availability date: 2020; M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 expected availability date: Summer, 2019. Pricing is not available at this time.

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28-70mm F2 L Canon RF USM Zoom lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20363/28-70mm-f2-l-canon-rf-usm-zoom-lens Sat, 01 Sep 2018 19:12:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20363@/talks/discussions image

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"Initial testing within Canon has shown this new lens to produce better optical image quality and sharpness over similar focal length EF-series lenses, including the extremely popular and highly regarded EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. "

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85mm F1.8 and 25mm F2 Zeiss Batis lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12849/85mm-f1.8-and-25mm-f2-zeiss-batis-lenses Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:20:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12849@/talks/discussions image

The ZEISS Batis 2/25 wide-angle lens has ten lens elements in eight groups and draws on the ZEISS Distagon optical design. Four of the lens elements are aspheric on both sides and five are made from special types of glass. The aspheric lens design ensures consistently high image quality over the whole image field and a sharpness that extends right to the edges of the frame. The moderate 82 degree image angle combined with a minimum focusing distance of 0.2 meters makes this wide-angle lens the perfect choice for architecture and landscape photography and many other applications besides. It encourages the user to make creative use of depth of field which can often yield surprising results, particularly in close-up photography.

The ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 is a moderate tele lens which offers 11 lens elements in eight groups and features the ZEISS Sonnar optical design. The lens elements are made from special types of glass and designed to ensure superior image quality. The ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 is a particularly good choice for wedding photography and portrait shots, offering the high speed which provides plenty of creative scope to bring out the main subject. Thanks to its optical image stabilization, the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 can capture outstanding images even under difficult, shifting light conditions.

“The Batis family of lenses is the first time we have launched autofocus lenses for Sony’s full- frame E-mount cameras which are ZEISS through and through – in other words exclusively developed and distributed by us,” says Dr. Michael Pollmann, Product Manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses. The Sony alpha full-frame E-mount system, which currently consists of the α7 family of cameras, is one of the most innovative camera systems on the market and is becoming an increasingly popular choice for professionals and people considering switching from DSLRs. “The ZEISS Batis lenses are our way of acknowledging this trend and providing creative and ambitious photographers with the expert tools they need,” says Pollmann. The lenses are easy to use yet offer professional performance, so they are a sound investment for amateur photographers, too: “Camera sensors are constantly evolving, and so are photographers. Our Batis lenses are the perfect answer to these changing trends and herald a new era of professional photographers using mirrorless full-frame cameras,” says Pollmann.

The ZEISS Batis 2/25 and ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 lenses offer an initial choice of two focal lengths which have proved to be the most popular among users of the system: a moderate wide-angle focal length and a tele portrait focal length. The lenses make optimal use of the camera sensors, capturing every last detail with impressive contrast and high resolution. As well as offering fast and reliable autofocus, the lenses also support manual focusing, allowing users to choose the best option for each individual situation. The sleek, modern design – with smooth surfaces reminiscent of the high-end ZEISS Otus lenses – emphasizes the superior quality of this new lens family and gives the Batis lenses an unmistakable look and feel.

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35mm F1.4 Samyang or Rokinon Prime Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/802/35mm-f1.4-samyang-or-rokinon-prime-lens- Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:27:50 -0600 stonebat 802@/talks/discussions
Reviews

* http://www.ephotozine.com/article/samyang-35mm-f-1-4-ed-as-umc-lens-review-19625
* http://www.dslrmagazine.com/pruebas/pruebas-tecnicas/samyang-35-mm-f-1-4-as-umc-la-prueba.html
* http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/655-samyang35f14eosapsc
* http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=297

Available at:

* http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Rokinon+35mm+1.4&_sacat=0&_odkw=Rokinon+35mm&_dlsa=0&_osacat=0
* http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Samyang+35mm+1.4&_sacat=0&_odkw=Rokinon+35mm+1.4&_dlsa=0&_osacat=0]]>