Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Tue, 23 Jul 19 01:43:29 -0600 Lenses en-CA 18-35mm F1.8 Sigma DC zoom lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6733/18-35mm-f1.8-sigma-dc-zoom-lens Thu, 18 Apr 2013 01:53:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6733@/talks/discussions image

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  • 18-35mm APS-C only
  • 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Maximum aperture is F1.8
  • Minimum aperture is F16
  • 72mm filter size
  • 28cm closest focus distance
  • nine blade rounded diaphragm
  • Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass
  • Internal focusing and zooming
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Has AF/MF switch
  • Size 3.1" x 4.8" , 78x121mm
  • Weight 28.6oz. , 810g

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Hands on and previews:

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50mm F0.95 III Speedmaster lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21606/-50mm-f0.95-iii-speedmaster-lens Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:53:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21606@/talks/discussions image

New Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III lens coming at CP++.

Will be available in Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z mounts.

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40mm T2 1.8X Vazen Anamorphic Lens for m43 and other their lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22146/40mm-t2-1.8x-vazen-anamorphic-lens-for-m43-and-other-their-lenses Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:10:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22146@/talks/discussions image

  • 1.8kg (3.97lbs)
  • 110mm x 175mm (4.33in x 6.89in)
  • $3,250
  • 28mm and 65mm will come later

Stay tuned for our interview.

https://vzlens.com/

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35mm F1.2 Sigma ART Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22222/35mm-f1.2-sigma-art-lens Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:18:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22222@/talks/discussions image

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35mm F1.8 Sony 2019 Prime Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22265/35mm-f1.8-sony-2019-prime-lens Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:26:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22265@/talks/discussions image

Main features

  • Large f/1.8 maximum aperture, weighing in at just 280 grams and measuring 65.6 mm (diameter) by 73.0mm (length); this new lens sets a new standard for portability.
  • Smart optical construction including an aspherical element to suppress aberration and deliver high resolution throughout the entire image frame. 9-blade circular aperture enables beautiful bokeh.
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.22m and maximum magnification of 0.24x offer easy access to the world of close-up photography.
  • Conveniently placed, customisable focus hold button and a focus mode switch for instantaneous switching between auto and manual focus.
  • Linear Response Manual Focus for fine, responsive manual focus control.
  • Dust and moisture resistant design[ii] add to the versatility and reliability of this new lens and invoke a feeling of confidence in the user.
  • Fast, precise and quiet linear-motor AF drive system for precise focus for both stills and movies where “wobbling” is employed for delicate continuous focus control.
  • $750 at
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58mm F0.95 S Noct NIKKOR Z lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20301/58mm-f0.95-s-noct-nikkor-z-lens Thu, 23 Aug 2018 03:28:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20301@/talks/discussions image

The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct that Nikon is currently developing will be a large aperture, standard 58 mm prime focal-length, the fastest lens in Nikon’s history*, manual-focus lens positioned at the very top of the S-Line. It will symbolize the Nikon Z mount system’s new dimension in optical performance.

It has inherited the design concept behind the original AI Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2, a standard prime lens released in 1977, named for “Nocturne” (a musical composition inspired by or evocative of the night), and popular for its ability to finely reproduce point light sources as point images. This new Noct lens that is currently in development will take advantage of advanced design flexibility, afforded by the Z mount, pursuing ultimate optical performance. Development continues with the goals of achieving an extremely fast maximum aperture of f/0.95, offering the ultimate in NIKKOR rendering performance with superior detail and sharpness. Additionally, the goal is to achieve beautiful blur characteristics, or bokeh, with good continuity, while ensuring outstanding point-image reproduction capabilities for more compelling, three-dimensional imaging.

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14-24mm F2.8 Sigma DG HSM Art Lens Official Topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18960/14-24mm-f2.8-sigma-dg-hsm-art-lens-official-topic Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:02:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18960@/talks/discussions image

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40-150mm F2.8 PRO ED Olympus lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8060/40-150mm-f2.8-pro-ed-olympus-lens Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8060@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Min focus distance - 70cm
  • Diaphragm blades - 9
  • 16 elements in 10 groups
  • 1 aspherical ED lens, 2 aspherical lenses, 1 Super-ED lens, 3 ED lenses and 1 HD lens
  • Filter - 72mm
  • Size - 79.4 x 160 mm
  • Weight - 750 grams

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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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24mm F1.4 Sony GM Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20464/24mm-f1.4-sony-gm-lens Thu, 20 Sep 2018 07:02:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20464@/talks/discussions image

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12mm F2.8 Laowa Zero Venus and T2.9 Zero-D Cine lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15322/12mm-f2.8-laowa-zero-venus-and-t2.9-zero-d-cine-lenses Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:47:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15322@/talks/discussions The Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 from Venus Optics is a new ultra wide angle lens for 35mm full-frame cameras.

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Specs

  • Image circle - FF, 24x36
  • Field of view - 121.96°
  • 16 elements, 2 aspherical and 3 anomalous dispersion glass, in 10 groups
  • 7 aperture blades
  • F2.8 - F22 aperture
  • Manual focus lens
  • Minimum focusing distance is 0.18m
  • Lens diameter - 74.8mm, length - 82.2mm
  • 570g.
  • Versions for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony E
  • $949 price
  • Available in November 2016

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180-400mm F4 E Nikon TC1.4 FL VR lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18681/180-400mm-f4-e-nikon-tc1.4-fl-vr-lens Tue, 09 Jan 2018 04:45:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18681@/talks/discussions image

Main specs

Lens page - https://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/product/nikkor-lenses/auto-focus-lenses/fx/zoom/af-s-nikkor-180-400mm-f-4e-tc1-4-fl-ed-vr

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45mm F2.8 Sigma small lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22259/45mm-f2.8-sigma-small-lens- Sat, 06 Jul 2019 09:07:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22259@/talks/discussions image

Rumored specs

  • Designed specially for FF mirrorless cameras
  • Small and light
  • Pancake like construction
  • AF, but not too fast
  • Really sharp
  • Affordable
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16-80mm F4 XF Fujifilm Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22298/16-80mm-f4-xf-fujifilm-lens Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:51:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22298@/talks/discussions image

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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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150mm T3.0 Irix Cine Macro 1:1 Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22242/150mm-t3.0-irix-cine-macro-11-lens Tue, 02 Jul 2019 09:04:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22242@/talks/discussions image

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600mm F4 L IS EF III USM Canon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20396/600mm-f4-l-is-ef-iii-usm-canon-lens Sat, 08 Sep 2018 11:33:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20396@/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 - 3.15m
  • 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
  • 168mm x 448mm
  • 3050 g
  • $12,999

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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15mm F2 Laowa Zero-D FE lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15718/15mm-f2-laowa-zero-d-fe-lens Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:52:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15718@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of quality lenses with ‘World’s First’ specifications, is proud to unveil two premium lenses with extreme specifications and impressive performance, the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D & the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT.

Laowa 15mm f/2 FE is currently the World’s Fastest 15mm rectilinear lens for Full Frame cameras. It features a close-to-zero optical distortion, allowing photographers to take landscape or architecture shots with straight lines retained.

Dedicated to fulfill the need of photographers, Venus Optics have managed to add a 72mm filter thread onto the 15mm f/2 lens. Photographers can easily install standard screw-in filters without paying for an expensive yet bulky filter holder system.

Designed specially for the Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras, Venus Optics has successfully controlled the size and weight of the lens to the minimal. Weighing less than 1.1 pounds (500g) and 82mm in length, the portability and compactness of the Sony E- mount Mirrorless cameras can be maintained when used with the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Lens.

Featuring the fastest f/2 aperture ever built with a 15mm lens, the new Full Frame E- mount lens is engineered for professionals to shoot impressive landscape, architecture and primary astro photos with great details. This is an every-day and must-buy lens that every Sony Full Frame Mirrorless camera user should have one in his bag.

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Olympus 75mm vs Olympus $99 40-150 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22285/olympus-75mm-vs-olympus-99-40-150 Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:07:57 -0600 DrDave 22285@/talks/discussions OK, so you want that tack sharp goodness at 75mm. And the Olympus 75mm does indeed provide it. But can you get that same sharpness in the centre for cheap? Why, yes you can, Just bolt on the super plasticky and very lightweight Olympus M.Zuiko DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 4-5.6 R MSC. Which one do you prefer, A or B?

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200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Sony FE Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22163/200-600mm-f5.6-6.3-g-oss-sony-fe-lens Tue, 11 Jun 2019 09:41:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22163@/talks/discussions image

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Sony Announces New FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens

Sony today announced another new lens for its expanding full-frame FE lens line-up; the new FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens (model SEL200600G).

Sony's furthest reaching E-mount zoom, the new G Lens™ series model utilises many of the company's most advanced lens designing technologies to ensure excellent image quality, high-performance AF, and outstanding control. When paired with any of the latest, fastest E-mount camera bodies, it will reliably track and accurately capture all types of moving subjects including birds, wildlife, athletes in motion and much more.

"We will continue to innovate and expand upon our E-mount lens line-up, which now features 33 full-frame models and 51 lenses in total. The new 200-600mm super-telephoto zoom lens gives Sony's camera users yet another powerful tool to realise their vision," said Yann Salmon-Legagneur, Director of Product Marketing for Digital Imaging, Sony Europe. "For wildlife or bird photographers, sports photography enthusiasts and many others, it offers a new level of creative freedom, striking the ultimate balance between performance and portability."

Key Features -- New FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS super-telephoto zoom lens

  • Extended reach with built-in stabilization
  • Versatile tele-zoom range from 200mm telephoto to 600mm super-telephoto
  • Compatible with Sony's 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters, extending the reach to a maximum of 840mm at F9 or 1200mm at F13 with outstanding image quality and AF performance
  • Built-in optical stabilisation with three different mode settings allows images to be sharp and in-focus at extended super-telephoto focal lengths

High resolution and corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range

  • Five ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and an aspherical element, arranged in a new optical design that minimises chromatic aberration
  • 11-blade circular aperture mechanism that ensures beautiful bokeh
  • Coated with Sony's original Nano AR coating to suppress any unwanted reflections, glare, or ghosting in images

Fast, precise and quiet autofocus

  • Equipped with Sony's DDSSM (Direct Drive SSM) focusing system, which has the power and precision needed to drive the lens mechanism for remarkably fast, accurate focusing
  • Advanced focus system allows exceptionally quiet operation, avoiding any unwanted noise that can disrupt an unpredictable subject like a resting bird or any other form of wildlife

Internal zoom mechanism for reliable and stable handheld shooting

  • Overall length of the lens does not change while zooming, maintaining consistent balance and distance between the front of the lens and desired shooting subject
  • A fixed-length structure -- internal zoom mechanism - is adopted to retain high resistance to dust and moisture to deal with difficult outdoor conditions
  • Quick zoom operation with light zoom ring torque

Refined control and reliability for use in the field

  • Focus ring that features Linear Response MF for fine, responsive manual focus control
  • Equipped with three customisable focus-hold buttons plus a Focus Range Limiter
  • Dust and moisture resistant designii and fluorine coating on the front element to resist dirt and fingerprints

Pricing and Availability

The FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS will ship in Europe in August 2019 priced at approximately £1,800 and €2,100

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50mm lenses, fast ones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/369/-50mm-lenses-fast-ones Mon, 11 Jul 2011 03:12:30 -0600 Tesselator 369@/talks/discussions
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During the shooting of the Takumar I caught some specular reflections. I recently built an automatic indoor bird bath for my parrot and it's got a little lightshow that goes off every time it turns on. Those lights showed up in the test chart without me noticing - and I'm way too lazy to reshoot. :D

These were all done on the 1m chart at ISO 100, with AE turned on. WB was set to the chart's white looking through the Canon FD 50/1.4 SSC and left there so the color differences (for white at least) could be compared. I only included the right and left corners cuz that's pretty much mid-area if shot on a FF anyway (not center, but mid).

This test obviously won't tell everything about a lens like how sharp it is when focused to infinity or what the bokeh is like, but I guess it's a pretty good comparison for these to show sharpness at one meter. And 1 to 3 meters is nice bust portraiture with a 50mm on the GH1.

The chart numbers are to be multiplied by 100 to get LPP (Lines Per Picture). But actually, since I was pulled out just a tad in order to use the box for framing the shots, maybe multiplying by 107 or so would be more accurate. :D I shot them all in 4x3 format on a Linhof tripod, with the 10s timer, using the 15X zoom MF assist - using the right-most red box (above) as the focus point.

The Canons seem to be the winners (in this test) but all of those are IMO excellent lenses - except the Rokkor-PF F/1.7 maybe. And it's an awesome looking antique. I have a bunch of other 50's that start at 2.0 or greater which are also very wonderful - like the 55/2.8 Nikkor Micro, the Minolta AF 50/2.8 Marco or some of the Zeiss/Jena Biotars and various Tessar implementations, etc..

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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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Sigma Cinema lenses topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15672/sigma-cinema-lenses-topic Wed, 07 Sep 2016 02:29:59 -0600 peaceonearth 15672@/talks/discussions image

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/cine-lenses/products/

Seems Sigma has done the homework.
The high speed zooms look very interesting. I am curious for the pricing

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The SIGMA CORPORATION is pleased to announce that it will enter into the cinema lens market with the release of its SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography. In the world of digital film production, there is an increasing demand for higher resolution, and SIGMA’s new lineup of high-performance lenses is compatible with the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras. SIGMA has developed its own production system by establishing the required technology for mass production of high-performance lenses for ultra-mega-pixel shooting. The company feels this valuable new lens line could create a fundamental change in digital film production, and provide a new solution for cinematographers.

  • Unbeatable value – the highest optical performance in its class and outstanding compact design
  • Wide range of lenses for professional use
  • Optimized for the latest digital moviemaking technology

For the first phase, SIGMA will release two zoom lenses in Japan and the USA for EF and E mount camera systems. Furthermore, another zoom lens and five prime lenses will be released to the market in sequence from 2017 onward. SIGMA plans to develop additional zoom and prime lenses as well as add support for PL mount camera systems. The latest release information will be sequentially updated on its official website.

High Speed Zoom Line

High Speed Zoom Line offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high-resolution shooting such as 6K - 8K. Furthermore, while offering the highest image quality in its class, the High Speed Zoom Line has a compact construction and offers amazing value.

FF Zoom Line

FF Zoom Line is compatible with a full-frame image circle, and the optical performance is ready for high-resolution shooting such as 6K - 8K. It provides a rare option for cinematographers since very few lenses can cater to the requirements of the latest digital cinema cameras' image sensor, which is larger than Super 35, and expand the range of compatible cameras. This is the cinema zoom lens offering the highest image quality and compact design. This lens is not available in PL mount.

FF High Speed Prime Line

The lineup ranges from 20mm to 85mm, and all five lenses are T1.5. They are compatible with full-frame sensors and, while being more compact, can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime sets do. With the five prime lenses from FF High Speed Prime Line, there is no need to change the lighting to shoot a variety of cuts. These lenses bring a consistent level of light to the production and offer greater consistency with regards to the film’s look and color/contrast before it enters post-production.

Each CINE lens model is weatherproof and has luminous paint markings to aid in changing and operating the lens in the dark. It touts a long focus rotation of 180 degrees and is guided by cams for smooth operation and accuracy. The CINE lens design features standardized essentials such as an 82mm front for ND filters* and a 95mm front diameter for matte box use and standard gear positions for accessories like follow focus. They also include a manual linear iris control and electronic mounts that provide vital camera metadata. Each lens is manufactured and inspected in the Sigma factory located in Aizu, Japan.

Availability/Pricing

Availability: toward the end of 2016 (in Japan and USA in the first phase)
Pricing: TBD

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10-18mm F4-F5.6 Laowa Zoom http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19489/10-18mm-f4-f5.6-laowa-zoom- Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:03:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19489@/talks/discussions image

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14-30mm F4 S Nikon Z Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20552/14-30mm-f4-s-nikon-z-lens Fri, 28 Sep 2018 12:34:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20552@/talks/discussions image

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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.

Specs

  • 24-240mm Zoom Range
  • 21 elements in 15 groups, 1 aspherical + 2 UD elements
  • 5 Stop IS with Dynamic IS
  • Aspheric and Ultra-Dispersal Lens Elements and Super Spectra Coating
  • Circular 7-Bladed f/4-6.3 Aperture
  • Nano USM Autofocus
  • Switchable Focus/Control Ring
  • Built in DLO Profile and Electronic Distortion Correction
  • 0.50m min focus distance
  • 72 mm filters
  • comes with hood
  • 80mm x 123mm
  • 750 g
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Anamorphic Lens for Drones by Moment http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22266/anamorphic-lens-for-drones-by-moment Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:44:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22266@/talks/discussions

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moment/moment-air-anamorphic-lens-filters-and-cases-for-drones

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10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Pentax Fish-Eye Zoom 2019 Version http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22264/10-17mm-f3.5-4.5-pentax-fish-eye-zoom-2019-version Mon, 08 Jul 2019 21:21:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22264@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 10 elements in 8 groups, ED element, HD
  • Super Protective coatings
  • 0.14 m min focus distance
  • Max aperture - F3.5–4.5
  • Min aperture - F22–32
  • 6 diaphragm blades
  • 68mm x 70mm
  • Comes with hood
  • 317 g
  • $499 price

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation announced the launch of the HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED zoom lens for use with K-mount digital SLR cameras. The compact and lightweight fish-eye lens features the latest HD coating and a completely redesigned body.

The lens provides a 180-degree diagonal angle view in the APS-C format at a focal length of 10mm to deliver eye-catching fish-eye to ultra-wide-angle images. It has a minimum focusing distance of 14 centimeters, allowing photographers to be as close as approximately 2.5 centimeters from the front end of the lens to the subject for ultra-close-up photography. It also features a Quick-Shift Focus System which provides an instant shift to manual-focus operation after locking a subject in focus during autofocus operation.

This lens is an upgrade based on the currently available smc PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5ED (IF). A high-grade, multi-layer HD Coating has been applied to the optical elements of the lens, enabling the capture of high-contrast images with edge-to-edge sharpness and minimizing flare and ghost images. A SP (Super Protective) Coating, highly repellent to water, grease and dirt, has also been applied to the lens’ front surface, making it easy to wipe off any stains or fingerprints.

The exterior of the lens has been redesigned to match the design of the latest PENTAX K-mount digital SLR models, and also to make its lens hood removable. When mounted on a PENTAX K-1 or PENTAX K-1 Mark II camera body, the photographer can remove the lens hood to produce nearly circular fish-eye images, expanding the range for photographic expressions.

Pricing and Availability

The HD PENTAX-DA FISH-EYE 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 ED lens will be available for sale at the end of July, at www.us.ricoh-imaging.com and retail outlets nationwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499.95.

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35-150mm F2.8-4 Tamron VC USD Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21576/35-150mm-f2.8-4-tamron-vc-usd-lens Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:03:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21576@/talks/discussions image

Will have really nice MTF and sharpness overall.

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8-18mm F2.8-4 Panasonic Leica lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15774/8-18mm-f2.8-4-panasonic-leica-lens Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:20:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15774@/talks/discussions image

Specs

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