Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Wed, 25 Apr 18 08:06:09 -0600 Lenses en-CA 50mm T2.1 SLR Magic APO HyperPrime CINE Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11272/50mm-t2.1-slr-magic-apo-hyperprime-cine-lens Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:16:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11272@/talks/discussions image

SLR Magic will present a new CINE lens to the public from the APO-HyperPrime lens family in the upcoming Photokina 2014 fair in Cologne at the SLR Magic booth (Hall 5.1, L-011).

The SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 is the first lens of the family. It achieves outstanding images under challenging lighting conditions.

When taking pictures with many image-dominant, open light sources, it is common for correction defects to show up. However, because the SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 is an apochromatic (APO) lens, longitudinal chromatic aberrations are corrected by its unique optical design and selection of optical elements. The colour defects are therefore significantly lower than the defined limits. Bright / dark transitions in the image, and especially highlights, are rendered with no colourful artifacts. Thanks to the low level of longitudinal chromatic aberration, there are no visible aberrations. So an illuminated portrait scene by night with many light sources in front of and behind the actual focal plane appears close to reality, without displaying complementary, colour contrast edges.

The superior performance delivered by the SLR Magic APO-HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 is consistent for all shooting distances. Its high performance with an open aperture also makes this lens a great choice for portraits or close-ups.

Features a completely new optical and mechanical design, which has been developed to take into account the special and increasing demands of high-resolution cameras including those with 4K and 6K sensors.

The APO-HyperPrime CINE lens series comes standard in PL mount and can be easily adapted to numerous camera systems. Optional mount adapters will include PL-mFT adapter, PL-E adapter, and EF mount conversion adapter. The lenses all feature a standard focus rotation angle of 300 degrees and uniform measurements. This combination makes the lenses ideally suited for professional cinematography.

As a continued dedication to anamorphic lenses, some of the lenses in the APO-HyperPrime CINE lens family would be compatible with the SLR Magic 1.33x 50 Anamorphot adapter.

SLR Magic plans to exhibit the first lens of its PL cinema series at the Photokina, Cologne 16th to 21st September 2014. The SLR Magic stand is located in Hall 5.1, Booth L-011.

SLR Magic will start shipping the APO-HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 in early 2015.

NAB 2018: SLR Magic APO HyperPrime Cinema Prime Lens Set http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19544/nab-2018-slr-magic-apo-hyperprime-cinema-prime-lens-set Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:33:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19544@/talks/discussions

100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sigma Contemporary Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16475/100-400mm-f5-6.3-dg-os-hsm-sigma-contemporary-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:03:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16475@/talks/discussions image


50-200mm F2.8-4 Panasonic Leica lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15775/50-200mm-f2.8-4-panasonic-leica-lens Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:21:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15775@/talks/discussions image



85mm F1.4 L Canon EF IS USM Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17504/85mm-f1.4-l-canon-ef-is-usm-lens Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:33:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17504@/talks/discussions image



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


  • FF sensor coverage
  • Sony FE mount
  • Fluorine coating
  • 0.19m min focus distance
  • Stepper AF motor
  • Internal focusing with full time manual override
  • Weather sealed
  • 550 g
  • Available - mid 2018
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



100-400mm F4.5-6.3 DI VC USD Tamron Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17734/100-400mm-f4.5-6.3-di-vc-usd-tamron-lens Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:02:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17734@/talks/discussions image


  • 3 LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements effectively compensate for axial chromatic aberrations, a potential issue for ultra-telephoto lenses, and other various aberrations
  • eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating, with superior anti-reflection performance to eliminate flare and ghosting, provides flawless, crystal clear images
  • High-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system delivers quick and highly responsive autofocus performance and outstanding vibration compensation
  • Lightest weight (1,115 g / 39.3 oz.) lens in the ultra-telephoto zoom lens category
  • Optional accessory tripod mount is Arca Swiss-compatible
  • MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 1.5 m (59 in) and maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.6
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and fluorine coating for enhanced weather protection
  • Fully compatible with tele converters and TAP-in ConsoleTM
  • $799 at
NiSi F3 Cinema Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19364/nisi-f3-cinema-lenses Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:30:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19364@/talks/discussions

MTF Announce Full-Frame Lenses from Leading Glass Manufacturer NiSi



  • Nisi F3 25mm Full Frame lens T2.1
  • Nisi F3 35mm Full Frame lens T2.0
  • Nisi F3 50mm Full Frame lens T2.0
  • Nisi F3 75mm Full Frame lens T2.0
  • Nisi F3 100mm Full Frame lens T2.0


  • Covers Full-Frame Format
  • PL Mount/Canon EF Mount/Sony E Mount
  • T2.0-T22 Clickless Aperture Range
  • Ultra Low Dispersion
  • High Resolution
  • Retro Cinema Style
  • 12-Blade Iris
  • Same physical attributes across the lens line
  • Geared Focus and Iris Control Rings
  • Pure performance in film


$999 per lens at http://en.nisifilters.com/nisi-f3-prime-cinema-lens-pre-order

It is with great pleasure that MTF Services, exclusive supplier of NiSi Cinema Filters, announce the arrival of the brand's new range of full-frame, prime lenses.

MTF Service Announce F3 Lenses from NiSi

Launching in 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0 and 100mm CF T2.0 formats, the new range of premium lenses will debut during NAB in Las Vegas between the 7th -12th April

The lenses, which boast an original full-frame camera design, high resolution, extremely low dispersion and special flare performance, will be available from MTF Services shortly after the US event.

Along with individual lenses, MTF will also be offering specially designed F3 kits, which will include a complete set of lenses, from 25-100mm, along with a NiSi 4x5.65 Allure Mist white 1/4 filter, a NiSi 4x5.65 Allure Mist Black 1/4 filter and a NiSi 4x5.65 Polarizer, all packaged in a tough hardshell case.

16mm F1.4 Sigma Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18053/16mm-f1.4-sigma-lens Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:34:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18053@/talks/discussions image




85mm F1.8 AF Meike lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19479/85mm-f1.8-af-meike-lens- Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:08:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19479@/talks/discussions image


  • Made for FF cameras
  • 9 elements in 6 groups
  • 28.5 angle of view
  • 85cm min focusing distance
  • 67mm filters
  • 79.5mm long
  • Nikon F. Sony FE, Canon EF mounts
25mm F2.4 Loxia Zeiss Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18823/25mm-f2.4-loxia-zeiss-lens Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:32:30 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18823@/talks/discussions image



Vignetting and MTFs



4mm F2.8 Laowa Fisheye m43 Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19504/4mm-f2.8-laowa-fisheye-m43-lens Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:03:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19504@/talks/discussions PR



  • 7 elements in 6 groups
  • F22 min aperture
  • 8cm minimum focusing distance
  • 45,2x25.5
  • 135g
  • m43 mount

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT

Featuring a 210° angle of view, this lens delivers unique circular fisheye field of view on Micro four thirds cameras. The ultra-wide angle view allows photographers to create 360° panorama with ease. Despite the unique & ultra-wide perspective, the lens only weighs 0.3 pounds (135g).

All four lenses will be available for trial at Venus Optics’ booth (T225) in Beijing P&E Imaging fair during 3rd-6th May 2019. They are expected to be shipped in mid/late 2018.

100mm F2.8 Laowa 2:1 macro lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19497/100mm-f2.8-laowa-21-macro-lens Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:10:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19497@/talks/discussions image


  • 12 elements in 10 groups
  • Designed for FF sensors
  • 7 aperture blades in Nikon and Pentax versions
  • 12 aperture blades in Sony/Canon versions
  • 24.4 degrees angle of view
  • 24.7cm min focusing distance
  • 67mm filters
  • F22 min aperture
  • 72x125mm
  • 638mm
  • Pentax K, Canon FE, Sony E, Nikon F mounts
  • Coming during Beijing P&E show that starts on May 3rd
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


  • 14 elements in 10 groups
  • 102 degrees to 130 degrees angle of view
  • F4-F5.6 aperture
  • F22 min. aperture
  • 15cm minimum focus distance
  • 0.11x magnification
  • 7 aperture blades
  • 37mm rear filter
  • Around 500g
  • ⌀70 x 90.9 mm
  • Around $600 price
  • Sony FE mount
20mm F2.0 Tokina FIRIN AF FE lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19063/20mm-f2.0-tokina-firin-af-fe-lens Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:12:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19063@/talks/discussions image



28mm F3.5 STM Canon EF-M Macro Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15064/28mm-f3.5-stm-canon-ef-m-macro-lens- Tue, 10 May 2016 12:02:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15064@/talks/discussions image

  • Create superb macro shots with unique in-built Macro Lite
  • Get closer to bring out new levels of detail
  • Pin sharp images with Hybrid IS and unique design
  • Compact stylish design that’s an ideal match for the EOS M
  • Easily record smooth movies
  • $300 at http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-M-28mm-Macro-STM/dp/B01FFACQYW/
25-100mm F2.8 Laowa APS-C Sony E mount Zoom Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19499/25-100mm-f2.8-laowa-aps-c-sony-e-mount-zoom-lens Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:27:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19499@/talks/discussions image

Only such horrible photo posted for now.

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.

Available at:

24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sigma Art Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16474/24-70mm-f2.8-dg-os-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:02:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16474@/talks/discussions image


16-35mm F2.8 GM Sony lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16957/16-35mm-f2.8-gm-sony-lens Wed, 17 May 2017 12:35:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16957@/talks/discussions image

SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE lens series in E-mount http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19422/slr-magic-microprime-cine-lens-series-in-e-mount Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:58:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19422@/talks/discussions image

Hong Kong, China (April 9th, 2018) – SLR Magic will present a new family of CINE lenses, MicroPrime series, to the public in the upcoming NAB Show 2018 in Las Vegas at the SLR Magic booth (Upper Central Hall, C-2663). The SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2, and 75mm T1.5 are the first lenses of the family.

The SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE lenses are designed to be compact and robust for use in a professional setting. The MicroPrime CINE lenses have a large image circle that covers up to full frame. Witness markings on the lenses are all calibrated for the accuracy professionals need in the field. Each lens is balanced, with a similar weight distribution so that recalibration is not required upon switching lenses when using a 3-axis gimbal. Lens gears are built-in with a throw slightly longer than photographic lenses but still manageable when a motorized follow focus is not used. Each lens features an internal focusing mechanism, and comes with a standard 85mm diameter suitable for matte box use. In the situation where a smaller setup is required, each lenses also comes with a 82mm filter thread for use with 82mm Fixed ND filters.

We place the highest priority on the development of our lenses, to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers.

SLR Magic is exhibiting the first lenses of the MicroPrime cinema series at the 2018 NAB Show. The SLR Magic stand will be in upper central hall (C-2663) during the show, which is to be held in Las Vegas from the 9th to the 12th of April 2018.

The SLR Magic MicroPrime CINE 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.3, 50mm T1.2, and 75mm T1.5 (MSRP: $800 US) will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers starting in May 2018. The SLR Magic 18mm T2.9 will be ready by Q3 2018.


135mm fast old lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/108/135mm-fast-old-lenses Thu, 19 May 2011 01:53:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 108@/talks/discussions
They are not very populat today, but on m43 they are quite good tele lenses.

My personal favourites:
1) Vivitar Series 1 135mm F2.3
2) Soligor 135mm F2.0
3) Nikon 135mm F2.0 AI
4) Canon FD 135mm F2.0

From all this lenses I had expirience with Vivitar only, and I really like this lense.

See also:
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


  • 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
15mm F1.7 Leica m43 lens topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8456/15mm-f1.7-leica-m43-lens-topic Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:47:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8456@/talks/discussions

Panasonic is announcing a commercialization of new digital interchangeable lens LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. complying Micro Four Thirds System standard.


The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. is an excellent 15mm single focal length lens of F1.7 clearing LEICA’s stringent standard. It also features sophisticated exterior that matches the stylish design of the world’s smallest LUMIX GM digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera.

In addition to “LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25mm / F1.4 ASPH.” and “LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45mm / F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.” which are already released to the market, Panasonic has also announced product commercialization of LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm / F1.2 to enhance the lineup of LEICA digital interchangeable lens, attracting professional photographers worldwide.

In the meanwhile, Panasonic is further expanding the range of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens with the development of new LUMIX G VARIO telephoto zoom lens of 35-100mm in stylish, compact design that also matches the LUMIX GM camera.


Available at:

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

Cosina video

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


  • 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





Hands on and previews:


Available at

14mm F2.8 AF Samyang Rokinon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15036/14mm-f2.8-af-samyang-rokinon-lens Tue, 03 May 2016 05:59:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15036@/talks/discussions image

Available for preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-Frame-Focus-E-Mount-IO14AF-E/dp/B01L1FZN8G/


The global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) today announced the long-awaited launch of two autofocus lenses: 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E mount Mirrorless cameras with full frame sensor size. The new 14mm and 50mm are the widest and brightest lenses in their classand offer superb quality images to photographers. This launching expands the boundaries of Samyang Optics photo lens line-up from manual focus only, to now include autofocus lenses.

Optimised Optical Design as Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Lens

Both 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC and 50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC are specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance. Along with portability of mirrorless lenses, the 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with full frame sensors to deliver the wideness and sharpnessof image to photographers.

The 67mm filter diameter brings the maximum amount of light into the lens to create the best work of light in photography. The 14mm F2.8 is the widest angle available in the market and the F1.4 of 50mm and F2.8 of 14mm apertures are by far the brightest of full frame mirrorless lenses, offeringa beautiful bokeh effect and the best quality images under various exposure conditions.

Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, aspherical lenses have been included in both lenses to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

AF Performance and Ergonomic Design Based on Class-Leading Technology

These new products will be the first autofocus lenses in over 40 years of Samyang’s class-leading core optics technologies. Samyang has captured the essence of world leading image technology with their manual focus lenses and reinterpreted it into autofocus lenses. Photographers now can enjoy the prime manual lens image quality and autofocus lens. These new 14mm F2.8 and 50mm F1.4 are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection.

The 67mm filter diameter is also the result of years of R&D for best handling, by adding stability to the photo-taking experience. Also the minimal and sleek design and metal-housing solidify the build quality with the internal focus system.

These two new autofocus lenses from Samyang Optics will be exhibited at the Photo & Imaging 2016 Show in Seoul, South Korea. The lenses will be globally available from July 2016. Further details, pricing and availability will follow.

35mm F2.8 FE AF Samyang Rokinon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17094/35mm-f2.8-fe-af-samyang-rokinon-lens Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:21:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17094@/talks/discussions image


  • F2.8-F22 aperture, 7 blades
  • Minimum focusing distance - 0,35m
  • 7 elements in 6 groups
  • 61,8mm diameter
  • 22mm length
  • 85.6g weight
  • Sony E Mount
  • $399
  • At https://www.adorama.com/sy35me.html
  • July 2017 availablity

A tiny lens with a mighty performance, Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE is ideal for daily photography as well as travel photography. This new compact and lightweight lens, together with the existing AF 14mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE lenses, now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to three.

The AF 35mm F2.8 FE weighs just 85g and measures 3.3cm in length, without the hood and rear cap. Thanks to Samyang’s exceptional optical technology, its compact size is packed with features for outstanding image quality. Featuring seven elements in six groups, two aspherical lenses and one high refractive lens plus Ultra Multi Coating to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, the lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

Perfect Partner for Everyday Photographers

This new lens is specifically designed to work in harmony with full frame mirrorless cameras in Sony E mount. For full frame sensors, the focal length resembles the human eye the most. For APS-C types for Sony alpha 6000 and 5000 series users the lens is equivalent to approximately 52mm, which is also one of the most popular focal lengths among photographers.

Portability with mighty performance and a 35mm focal length makes this lens the best choice for daily photographers who want to capture every memory as a high quality image. The autofocus is fast and accurate and is ideal for the capture of outdoor events such as hiking, sports events and landscape photography. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m and is ideal for street, portrait and close focus photography.

$399 price, available in July 2017.


150-600mm F5-6.3 Sigma DG OS HSM lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11433/150-600mm-f5-6.3-sigma-dg-os-hsm-lens Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:39:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11433@/talks/discussions image


  • FF coverage
  • F/5-6.3 to 22
  • 24 elements in 16 groups
  • 2 FLD and 3 SLD lens elements
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Stabilizer with Accelerometer
  • Zoom Lock & Manual Override Switches
  • Minimum Focus Distance - 102.4″
  • Splash and Dust Proof Mount (Sports)
  • Lens Hood and Rotatable Tripod Collar


Available at