Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Thu, 30 Mar 17 00:54:57 -0600 Lenses en-CA 85mm F1.8 Sony FE Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16424/85mm-f1.8-sony-fe-lens Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:10:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16424@/talks/discussions image


28mm F1.4 ZEISS Otus lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13934/28mm-f1.4-zeiss-otus-lens Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:23:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13934@/talks/discussions image


  • 28 mm
  • F1.4 – F16
  • 16 elements in 13 groups
  • 0.3 m– infinity focus range
  • Focuses from 0.15m
  • Rotation angle of focus ring - 120°
  • Filter thread M95
  • Camera mounts - EF-mount (ZE), F-mount (ZF.2)

Available at:

105mm F1.4 Nikon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15420/105mm-f1.4-nikon-lens Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:31:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15420@/talks/discussions image

Official specs:

  • 105 mm
  • 14 elements in 9 groups, 3 ED elements
  • Min aperture F1.4, max - F16
  • 9 rounded diaphragm blades
  • Minimum focusing distance is 1m
  • Ultrasonic ring focusing motor
  • 82mm filter thread
  • 985g
  • $2199, £2049.99 or €2419 (yes, UK and EU are ripped again)

Available at : http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-NIKKOR-105mm-Focus-Cameras/dp/B01J4S9YRI/


25mm F1.2 Pro Olympus lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15721/25mm-f1.2-pro-olympus-lens Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:19:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15721@/talks/discussions image


  • 19 lenses in 14 groups, one Super ED lens, 2 ED lenses, one E-HR lens, three HR lenses, one aspherical lens
  • Nano coating
  • 0.3m minimum focusing distance
  • 9 circular aperture blades
  • 62mm filter
  • 70 x 87mm size
  • 410g weight
  • Dust and waterproof design
  • Function button on lens
  • Manual focus clutch
  • $1,199.99 USD and $1,499.99 CAD
  • Available at https://www.amazon.com/Olympus-V311080BU000-25-25mm-1-2-16-M-Zuiko/dp/B01LW4IFUI/
18-55mm T2.9 Cine Fujinon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16490/18-55mm-t2.9-cine-fujinon-lens Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:42:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16490@/talks/discussions image


  • F-No. - F2.75
  • T-No. - T2.9
  • Image size - 24.84mm × 13.97mm(φ28.5mm)
  • Minimum Object Distance - 0.85m (0.38m in macro)
  • Iris blades - 9
  • Filter diameter - 82mm
  • Front diameter - 85mm
  • Length - 206mm
  • Weight - 980g
  • E mount


The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM has unveiled the MK Series of cinema lenses for E-mount cameras, which boast advanced optical performance, ultra-compact and lightweight design, as well as superb cost performance. The first in this series to be introduced, the FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9, is a standard zoom with an 18-55mm focal length. It will be available in early March at a list price of $3,799. The entire “MK” series is designed with the ‘emerging’ cinematographer in mind, whether shooting a live event, online programming, documentary, corporate video, wedding, independent or short film production.

The next in the series, the FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9*1, will be available this summer. With a combined focal length range of 18mm-135mm in the Super 35mm format, together the first two “MK” lenses cover the most frequently used range utilized by emerging cinematographers. The series offers fast lenses with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range, enabling a shallow depth-of-field.

“The rapid growth in popularity of content produced by emerging cinematographers has expanded the use of cinema and digital photographic cameras,” said Tom Fletcher, Director of Sales, Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM. “And the heightened need for programming has, in turn, boosted demand for high-performance cinema lenses, which are ideal to achieve a shallow depth-of-field and a beautiful bokeh. However, since they are typically large, heavy and expensive, those involved in online and other lower cost productions often opt for interchangeable lenses for digital cameras, which have been more affordable and mobile. The problem is that interchangeable lenses for digital cameras are designed primarily for shooting stills, and therefore prone to focus shift and optical axis shift while zooming.”

The “MK” lenses are designed to maintain consistent color temperature with all FUJINON cinema lenses, which simplifies color grading2. The series also inherits the FUJINON cine lenses’ advanced edge-to-edge optical performance and low distortion3, while boasting compact and lightweight design as well as outstanding cost/performance. The MK18-55 and MK50-135mm weigh in at a light 980 grams/2.16 lbs with front diameters of 85mm and lengths of 206mm. The MK18-55mm’s minimum object distance (MOD) is .85 meters/2.78 feet, while the MK 50-135mm’s MOD is 1.2m/3.93 feet.

“Many independent shooters use DSLR lenses, which aren’t designed for moving images. Still lenses breathe considerably, and they have no adjustable manual iris,” said Fletcher. “Our MK’s have a seamless manual iris, zero breathing, no ramping or zoom shift, and 200-degree focus rotation. They maintain focus completely throughout the zoom range while covering Super 35mm sensors.”

In addition to their lightweight and compact build, the “MK” lenses are designed from the ground up with the operator in mind. Only one matte box and one filter size are needed between the lenses. Time-saving features include a macro function that allows for a broader range of close-up shooting, and gears for the three rings are positioned in the exact same place, which eliminates the need to re-position accessories when switching lenses.

The lenses each contain a Flange Focal Distance adjustment function*4 to achieve optimal camera and lens matching. The short flange focal distance contributes to the lenses’ compact size and lightweight. Distances are listed in feet and meters.

The iris supports seamless adjustment that is free of clicking. This enables precise exposure adjustment without any sound from clicking between T-stops.

The lenses also feature three rings for manual and independent adjustment of focus, zoom, and iris (aperture), with the gear pitch*5 of 0.8M (module). The focus ring can rotate fully up to 200 degrees to facilitate precise focusing.

The “MK” lenses are compatible with E-mount cameras with the Super 35mm/ APS-C sensor.

X Mount versions of the MK lenses (with focal lengths of 18-55mm and 50-135mm) used in the FUJIFILM X Series line of digital cameras (with APS-C sensors) are being developed for launch by the end of this year. Information about the X Mount lenses will be provided as soon as more details are confirmed.

Samyang / Rokinon XEEN Cinema lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13499/samyang-rokinon-xeen-cinema-lenses- Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:39:54 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13499@/talks/discussions image


First lenses in lineup - 24mm, 50mm, 85mm T1.5

Prices around - $2495.00 per lens

August 10th 2015 launch date.


11mm F4.0 Irix FF lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16335/11mm-f4.0-irix-ff-lens Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:28:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16335@/talks/discussions image


  • 16 elements in 10 groups
  • Focusing range is 0.275m - ∞
  • Manual focus lens with lock function
  • Aperture range - f/4.0 – f/22
  • 9 rounded blades aperture
  • No front filter threads
  • Rear gelatin filter slot with 30 x 30 mm size
  • Available mounts - Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K
  • 118 x 103 mm
  • Weight at 730-790g


8mm F4 SLR Magic m43 lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16512/8mm-f4-slr-magic-m43-lens Sun, 26 Feb 2017 02:18:34 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16512@/talks/discussions image


Hong Kong, China (Feburary 25, 2017) - SLR Magic expands the micro four thirds lens lineup with the new SLR Magic 8mm F4 ultra wide angle lens. The product will be officially introduced during upcoming BVE 2017 fair in Excel London.

The field of view corresponds to a 16mm lens in 35mm format and this fast wide angle of view opens up many new creative composition opportunities, particularly in the fields of interior, architectural and landscape cinematography and photography. Additionally, light weight and compact size of the SLR Magic 8mm F4 ideal for aerial photography as well as multi-camera setup 360 VR.

We place our highest priority in the development on our lenses to fulfill the demands of professional cinematographers and photographers. The design and build of the SLR Magic 8mm F4 is solid and reliable.

The SLR Magic 8mm F4 (MSRP: $349 US) will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers starting March 2017.

The SLR Magic 8mm F4 will be first presented at the BVE 2017 show. The SLR Magic stand would be in (S1-8 G30 Holdan Ltd.) during the BVE show which are to be held in Excel London from Feburary 28th to March 2nd 2017.

Demo footage by volunteer tester:

SLR Magic is currently looking for volunteers to test this lens at a special price. If interested:

  1. Send an email to support@slrmagic.com with the subject "SLR Magic 8mm F4 volunteer".
  2. Include sample videos/photos or link to photo/video reviews you have done in the past.
70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 Tamron SP Lens, 2017 model http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16418/70-200mm-f2.8-di-vc-usd-g2-tamron-sp-lens-2017-model Mon, 06 Feb 2017 06:30:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16418@/talks/discussions image


  • Construction - 23 lenses in 17 groups
  • New image stabilization system. Up to 5 stops making it best in class.
  • Three stabilization correction modes including panning-only mode.
  • Special lens coating to eliminate scratches
  • Dustproof and waterproof construction
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm adjustment
  • Teleconverter compatible
  • Works with TAP-in console
  • Minimum shooting distance is 0.95 m
  • Filter diameter is 77 mm
  • Maximum diameter × length - 88 mm × 191.3 mm
  • Weight - 1,485 g
  • Available in Canon and Nikon mounts
  • $1,299 at https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1317272-REG/tamron_afa025n_700_sp_70_200mm_f_2_8_di.html
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


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


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

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


15mm F2.4 Irix lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14830/15mm-f2.4-irix-lens Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:27:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14830@/talks/discussions image

Available at out deals for: $499 $468

Shipping: Price includes shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Contact for any other regions.

I want to buy this lens

. PR

The Irix 15mm f/2.4, both the Blackstone and the Firefly versions, is ready for sale”, announces TH Swiss Company. Starting from today, first deliveries of products have been shipped to distributors and retailers. Soon the customers will be able to enjoy the quality of Irix.

Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens is designed to deliver the best optical performance and match the demands of full frame DSLR cameras. Providing a focal length of 15mm, this new lens model is ideal for outdoor and indoor photography whether it is photojournalism, landscapes or architecture. The new special features such as focus lock, infinity click! and focus scale calibration set a new level of manual focus lens functionality. Thanks to sophisticated optical construction and special neutrino coating formula, colour aberration, ghosting and flare effects have been reduced to the absolute minimum. With a minimum focusing distance of 0.28 metre (0.92 ft) and 9 rounded shaped aperture blades, the lens stands for supremely smooth out-of-focus areas. The design of the lens allows the use of 95 mm screw-in filters at the front and gelatin filters at the back of the lens.

Blackstone, the Premium version, has durable body made with aluminium-magnesium alloy, that ensures foolproof protection of the lens, even in extreme situations. Its construction is equipped with four seals, that protect the camera mount and focusing mechanism against the dust and moisture, as well as front or side accidental water splashes. Engraved fluorescent markings enable easy read-out and operation in low light conditions.


Firefly is the standard version equipped with three seals that protect camera mount and focusing mechanism against dust, moisture and side accidental water splashes. Ergonomic focusing ring with rubber grip offers the freedom to operate with the camera. It is the most lightweight lens in its class.

Recommended retail prices are:

  • 695 EUR for Irix Blackstone
  • 475 EUR for Irix Firefly

Both versions are available for Canon EF and Nikon F cameras. By the end of September there will be also a Pentax K mount available.

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens is designed to deliver the best optical performance and match full frame DSLR cameras demands. Providing a focal length of 15mm, this new lens model is ideal for outdoor and indoor photography whether it is photojournalism, landscapes or architecture.

Innovative technology

Combining capabilities specific to analogue photography with ingenious technology and solutions, the Irix 15mm f/2.4 is the perfect tool for both professionals and hobbyists. The new special features such as focus lock, infinity click and hyperfocal scale set a new level of manual lens functionality. Focus lock enables to lock the focus ring at any time ensuring the chosen settings. Hyperfocal distance scale gives information about the accessible range for depth of field for a given aperture simply and intuitively. When the focusing ring is set in the “infinity” position, there is a noticeable “click” (infinity click), making it easier to find the value without looking.

Extraordinary optical performance

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 meets the most demanding requirements of modern cameras. Thanks to sophisticated optical construction and special neutrino coating, colour aberration, ghosting and flare effects have been reduced to the absolute minimum, so the lens is ready to meet the requirements of the 50+ megapixel sensors of the newest cameras.

The complex optical system consist of 15 elements in 11 groups. Three of the lens elements have a high refractive index and two others have been made from extra-low dispersion glass. The construction also contains two glass aspherical lenses that are responsible for extremely high image quality and improving image brightness at edges, while minimizing distortions and aberrations at the same time.

With a minimum focusing distance of 0.28 meters and 9 rounded shaped aperture blades, the lens stands for supremely smooth out-of-focus areas. Working with a narrow depth of field it allows the user to fully enjoy the bokeh effect.

Resistant to extreme conditions

Irix 15mm f/2.4 lenses are made with extreme precision, allowing them to be used in even the harshest weather conditions. Each lens is equipped with a weather sealed construction that protects the interior against dust and moisture. Thanks to inner seals they are also protected from accidental water splashes.

Prepare for more and create

Despite its short focal length and large aperture, the Irix 15mm f/2.4 is equipped with not only a front filter mount, but also has a rear gelatin filter slot. The design of the lens allows the use of 95 mm screw-in filters at the front in the petal-shape lens hood and gelatin filters at the back of the lens. This ensures unlimited possibilities for image creation.

Personalize your view

For the comfort of our customers Irix has created two versions of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 to meet their personality and individual taste.

Irix Blackstone: classic design meets maximum functionality, achieving the perfect match of innovative technology. The durable aluminium and magnesium body ensures foolproof protection of your lens, even in extreme conditions. Engraved fluorescent markings that reflect the light enable easy operation in all lighting conditions.

Irix Firefly: high quality mechanism in a handy design. Ergonomic focusing ring offers the freedom to capture the most ideal moment, whether it is big city architecture or wildlife scenery. The most lightweight lens in its class. Challenge accepted.

Ultimate precision

Each Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens leaving the factory has been properly calibrated. However, the focus calibration function provides the unique opportunity to adjust the focusing scale for a particular model of camera.


12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Sigma Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15759/12-24mm-f4-dg-hsm-art-sigma-ultra-wide-angle-zoom-lens Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:13:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15759@/talks/discussions image

In stock now at https://www.amazon.com/Sigma-12-24mm-Lens-Canon-205954/dp/B01LZJM7SY/

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom for the Era of Ultra-High Resolution Digital Cameras

Boasting the renowned Global Vision image quality from center to edge, the new Sigma 12-24mm F4 features the largest aspherical glass mold in the industry, offering photographers an ultra-wide angle zoom with virtually no distortion, flare or ghosting. Encompassing the long history of Sigma wide angle lens development expertise, the new 12-24mm F4 performance highlights include constant F4 brightness and the brand new Sigma AF system with 1.3X torque boost. The 12-24mm F4 features lens elements made with FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to calcium fluorite in performance. Combined with an optimized power distribution, the result is outstanding image quality from center to edges. With a minimum focus distance of 9.4 inches at 24mm, photographers can compose incredible close-up shots with expansive backgrounds.

The all new Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. The Nikon mounts feature the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm.

The Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art lens will be available in late October and retails for a recommended street price of $1599.00 USD.

18mm F2.8 Sony Batis lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14960/18mm-f2.8-sony-batis-lens Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:03:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14960@/talks/discussions image



The ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 expands the Batis range of lenses with a super wide-angle lens. For the Sony1) á system with E-mount the new lens, which features a diagonal angular field of 99 degrees, is currently the shortest full-frame fixed focal length with autofocus. The new ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 with innovative OLED display to show focus distance and depth of field is also impressive thanks to its high image quality across the entire image field. The lens will be available from May 2016.

“The ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 follows on from the highly successful first two focal lengths the ZEISS Batis 2/25 and the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85. In spite of the extremely wide angle, we have succeeded in adapting the image quality of the ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 perfectly to the two different lens types,” says Dr. Michael Pollmann, Product Manager of ZEISS Camera Lenses. “With the expansion of the ZEISS Batis range of lenses, we are offering creative and discerning photographers yet another professional tool,” says Pollmann. With the ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 customers can now enjoy the super wide-angle full-frame lens they’ve been waiting for.

A vast range of applications

The new ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 is impressive on account of its high image quality across the entire image field. “By virtue of the large diagonal angular field of 99 degrees, this lens is ideal for capturing unique images in landscape, architectural and astro photography and for impressive interior shots of small spaces,” continues Pollmann.

Features for discerning users

The super wide-angle camera lens has 11 lens elements in ten groups and draws on the ZEISS Distagon optical design. Four of the lens elements are aspheric on both sides and seven are made from special types of glass. The Floating Elements design permits constantly high image performance in the focal plane – from the minimum object distance to infinity.

The new ZEISS Batis 2.8/18 also features an innovative OLED display to show focus distance and depth of field depending on the camera sensor used. “The electronic display is easy to read even in low light,” explains Pollmann. The fast, quiet AF drive with linear motors keeps the subject sharply in focus. In addition to the autofocus, a handy, rubberized focus ring supports precise manual focusing – meaning the photographer has full creative freedom when it comes to image composition. ZEISS Batis lenses are also equipped with dust and weather seals, allowing them to be used in even the harshest weather conditions. All ZEISS Batis lenses support all the operating modes and functions of the current range of E-mount cameras.

The origins of the name Batis

Since 2013, new ZEISS lenses in one series have been given the same family name that conveys a common identity. These family names have been derived from the Latin names for birds. The name Batis is derived from a small bird that is found in the forests and scrub of Africa. These birds are characterized by great speed, excellent reflexes and boast a plumage rich in contrasts. Metaphorically speaking, this also applies to the ZEISS Batis lenses, whose fast autofocus enables photographers to capture stunning shots rich in contrasts.

In addition to the ZEISS Batis range of lenses, there are two further ZEISS ranges for Sony E-mount cameras: the ZEISS Touit and the ZEISS Loxia.

Available from May 2016

Orders are now being accepted for the ZEISS Batis 2.8/18. The lens will be available from May 2016. The suggested retail price is €1,260 or US$1,499

12-32mm Panasonic m43 lens, aka little gem http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8466/12-32mm-panasonic-m43-lens-aka-little-gem Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:07:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8466@/talks/discussions image




  • 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1ED lens)
  • MEGA O.I.S.)
  • 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Minimum Aperture - F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance - 0.2m
  • Filter Size - φ37mm
  • Overall Length - 24mm
  • Weight - 70 g

Useful links:


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.

28-135mm F4 G Sony zoom http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11260/28-135mm-f4-g-sony-zoom Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:11:55 -0600 joe1946 11260@/talks/discussions
  • Sony Full-Frame FE-Mount
  • Supports 4K Production
  • Aperture Range: f/4.0-22
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Power Zoom
  • Super Sonic Wave Motor Drive
  • Maintains Plane of Focus While Zooming
  • ED & Aspherical Elements
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Circular Aperture, 9 Blades
  • http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3087993781/sony-unveils-fe-pz-28-135mm-f4-g-oss-cinema-lens

    Available at:


    18-110mm F4.0 G PZ Sony APS-C Sony lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15666/18-110mm-f4.0-g-pz-sony-aps-c-sony-lens Tue, 06 Sep 2016 10:44:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15666@/talks/discussions image


    • 18 elements in 15 groups, 6 aspherical elements, 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion)
    • 7 blade circular aperture design
    • Not parfocal zoom. but in AF mode it can emulate it (how good is uncertain)
    • High resolution suited to professional 4K movie production
    • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction to minimize unwanted focus and image shifts whilst focusing or zooming
    • Three separate focus, iris and zoom rings for professional operation
    • Optical image stabilization
    • Dust and moisture resistance
    • $3,500 US price, and somehow 4000 EUR in EU
    • Available in November

    35mm F2 and 50mm F2 Carl Zeiss Loxia lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11171/35mm-f2-and-50mm-f2-carl-zeiss-loxia-lenses Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:38:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11171@/talks/discussions image


    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.


    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.

    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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    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




    45mm F1.4 Irix lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16609/45mm-f1.4-irix-lens Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:34:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16609@/talks/discussions image

    Lens in under development.

    42.5mm F1.8 Xiaoyi Macro m43 lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15754/42.5mm-f1.8-xiaoyi-macro-m43-lens Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:27:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15754@/talks/discussions image


    • 6 lenses in 6 groups
    • F1.8 - 22 aperture range
    • 0.5m - ∞ focusing range in normal mode
    • 0.25m - ∞ in macro mode
    • Price around $130-150
    • 56.5mm x 61mm size
    • Optional hood
    • 49mm filter





    More info at http://www.xiaoyi.com/weidan.html

    12-40mm F3.5-5.6 Xiaoyi cheap kit m43 lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15755/12-40mm-f3.5-5.6-xiaoyi-cheap-kit-m43-lens Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:29:46 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15755@/talks/discussions image



    • 11 lenses in 9 groups
    • F3.5 - 22 aperture
    • 0.35m - ∞ focusing range
    • AF / MF switch
    • 58.3mm x 63mm size
    • optional hood
    • 49mm filters





    More info http://www.xiaoyi.com/weidan.html

    21-100mm T2.9-3.9 Zeiss Lightweight Zoom lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15652/21-100mm-t2.9-3.9-zeiss-lightweight-zoom-lens Sun, 04 Sep 2016 06:03:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15652@/talks/discussions image

    Available for preorder at: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278222-REG/zeiss_2149_289_21_100mm_t2_9_3_9_lightweight_zoom.html


    • Focal length - 21-100mm
    • Aperture range - 2.9 – 22, 11 blades
    • Lens - 22 elements in 18 groups
    • Close focus is 0,8m/ 2’8”
    • Focus ring rotation angle (inf-MOD) - 294°
    • Zoom rotation angle - 100°
    • Aperture rotation angle - 48°
    • Front diameter is 114mm/ 4.49”
    • Length is 226mm/ 8.9”
    • Weight - 2.0kg/ 4.4 lbs
    • Sensor coverage - ANSI Super 35mm

    Whole Voigtlander set for video? 10.5 mm 17.5 mm 25 mm 42.5 mm http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16601/whole-voigtlander-set-for-video-10.5-mm-17.5-mm-25-mm-42.5-mm Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:20:30 -0600 skatemurai 16601@/talks/discussions 5 years back, I researched and found praises for Nokton lens, so I bought Nokton 25 mm. I fall in love with it - with its build quality and its softness. Unfortunately for some reason I sold it and tried to gave up this hobby.

    After some months I bought Nokton 17.5 mm and Panasonic G6, then Phantom 3 Pro and last year Panasonic 100-300.

    As my hobby and side job, I shoot videos of weddings, cultural events, and so on. Recently I got idea to step up and upgrade my gear, but I found myself teared up between so much choices. Because of my past experiences, I tend to favourites Nokton lenses. I idealize having whole set of them.

    From last year I saved up enough from my videography to afford to buy Voigtlander 10.5 mm, 25 mm and 42.5 mm, with Panasonic G85 body (althought I would spend all of that money saved from videography from last year). For some time I worried that Voigt lens are not stabilized, but Pan G85 body is, so that is good. Idea of having whole Voigt set seems like perfect step up in my videography. Manual focus is still challenge for me, but with 17.5 mm I got used to it and even quite cherish it. What makes me confused are 3 things:

    1) Thought of trying to get used to Panasonic lenses with not-so exclusive build quality keeps me from buying one. But I could buy used for 2 years, functional Panasonic Nocti 42.5 mm f/1.2 for 800 dollars, and use it for both videography and photography too (autofocus and stabilization), so it seems like no brainer, but I tend to cling to Voigt lens with my heart. And having whole set of Voigts would keep my "style" somehow unified maybe? If I would take photos with Voigts I would be probably frustrated (with moving objects)... on the other hand this way I could train manual focusing for my videos. So as you can see I am really confused with both options. For same money I could have new Voigt 42.5 mm (I live in Central Europe, so buying electronis from foreign countries is not possible due to high fees).

    2) Second problem with buying almost whole set of Voigt lens (10.5, 25, 42.5 and Panasonic G85) is money. I can afford it, but man, it is a lot of money. Even worry of theft of my gear comes in mind. On the other hand, with possibility on reach, I would love to play with all those Voigt lenses in different situations for different purposes on upcoming projects/events...

    3) I counted with Nokton 10.5 mm for purpose of using it in future on one of those new one-hand-gimbals, but althought I saw smooth videos of this combo, I saw bad review too (too heavy-front for some gimbals). Officialy weight-wise it is under norm though, so I would have just to try it first I guess...

    What do you think? What would you do? What should I do? :-)

    Thanks a lot for your answer.

    135mm F1.8 DG HSM Sigma Art lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16473/135mm-f1.8-dg-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:00:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16473@/talks/discussions image


    35mm F1.2 T1.3 Samyang Rokinon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15446/35mm-f1.2-t1.3-samyang-rokinon-lens- Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:07:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15446@/talks/discussions image



    Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS is a standard angle manual focus lenses for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensor size. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance.

    The bright F1.2 aperture secures a fast shutter speed even under the restricted lighting conditions to offer best quality images. It will brighten up your everyday snapshots. Also it creates an outstanding out-of-focus look by highlighting the main object effectively. The versatility of 35mm angle of view is also a charm. It liberates your daily images including landscapes, streets, portraits and even lunch tables and brings the essence and joy of manual focusing to life.

    Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, Ultra Multi Coating and two aspherical lenses have been included among nine glasses in seven groups to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the center to the corners of the image. Along with portability of mirrorless lens, the 62mm of wide filter diameter brings the maximum amount of light into the lens to create the best work of light in photography.


    How to check flange depth and back focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16597/how-to-check-flange-depth-and-back-focus Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:58:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16597@/talks/discussions