Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Tue, 14 Aug 18 23:32:50 -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

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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

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200mm F2.8 Panasonic Leica Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18138/200mm-f2.8-panasonic-leica-lens Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:35:22 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18138@/talks/discussions image

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With 1.4x tele converter:

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70mm F2.8 DG Sigma Macro Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19081/70mm-f2.8-dg-sigma-macro-lens Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:23:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19081@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Compact construction lens
  • Long throw focusing ring
  • Almost zero distortion and chromatic abberations
  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Angle of view (35mm): 34.3°
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 25.8cm/10.2in.
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:1
  • Filter size: ø 49mm
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): ø70.8mm x 105.8mm/2.8in. x 4.2in.
  • Weight: 515g/18.2oz.
  • Sony E mount, Nikon F mount and Canon FE mount
  • $569 price, available at

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

Specifications

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

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https://www.ephotozine.com/article/laowa-24mm-f-14-replay-2x-macro-lens-with-unusual-shape-announced--29966

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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.

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70-200mm F4 L IS II USM EF Canon 2018 Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19828/70-200mm-f4-l-is-ii-usm-ef-canon-2018-lens Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:06:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19828@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 20 elements in 15 groups
  • One flourite element and two UD elements for high image quality.
  • Highly resistant to dust and water, and improved durability even in harsh conditions.
  • Flexible 70-200mm zoom range
  • Fixed maximum aperture f/4
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (9 blades) for beautiful soft backgrounds.
  • Ring-shaped USM focus
  • Optical image stabilization at up to 5 stops of shake correction.
  • Three image stabilization modes for outstanding results.
  • IS mode 3 effective when tracking moving subjects and assists when panning.
  • Minimum focusing distance shortened from 3.9ft to 3.3ft (1.2m to 1m).
  • Lightweight, weighs only 780 g
  • 80mm x 176mm
  • 72mm
  • USD price of $1299, 14,990 SEK
  • Available - June 2018

PR Translation

Canon upgrades two of its most popular and well-known L series lenses, and is now launching the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f / 2.8L IS III USM. For many years, both models have been important instrument for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts. The two new lenses can be used for many different objects, from portrait to wildlife, and confirms the main role of the 70-200mm lens photographers equipment bag.

Michael Burnhill is European Product Specialist for Consumer Imaging Group at Canon Europe, and commenting on the launch of the two lenses: “Following feedback from our global network of photographers can we now proudly launch these two lenses. We always strive to deliver products with the best quality and performance for today’s visual storytellers. And to have a wide selection to respond the photographers’ needs in the best possible way. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM represents the finest in L series optical technology. It has a compact size, is sturdy and lightweight. Lens EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM is unbeatable in terms of performance, flexibility and durability. ”

Superior quality, robust and compact design – EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM builds on the predecessor’s high standard. There it is superior design, durability and ergonomic design that Canon’s wide lens range is renowned for. The lens weighs only 780 grams and is perfect for anyone on the move. Fluorine coating prevents dirt and water drops on the front lens and anti-reflex treatment Super Spectra eliminates reflexes and light bulbs. The fluorite lenses available in the lens can correct color defects and guarantees high resolution and contrast images. The amazing and reliable

Image quality is invaluable when it comes to reducing time spent in post-processing. The lens aperture f/4 provides consistent exposure in many varying light conditions. EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM has a 9-leaf circular aperture that creates an attractive backdrop, makes the background blurred and reinforces the subject itself. The new image stabilizer is based The design of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. It delivers the corresponding effect as with a 5 step shorter shutter speed, compared to the previous three steps of the previous lens *.

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM uses a combination of an annular ultrasonic engine and third generation technology with new high performance CPU and newly developed firmware for higher speed and Accuracy and fast auto focus. The focus can also be adjusted manually and allows a close-up of 1m, to compare with the predecessor’s 1.2 m. All these features make the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM perfect for discreet and accurate photography, something that is needed for street photography to be really good

Press release in Sweden

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11LQ3q5KEKwPHOQJ0XSiYOGikIlFRJ5YV/view

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65mm F2 Aspherical MACRO APO-LANTHAR Voigtlander FE lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16522/65mm-f2-aspherical-macro-apo-lanthar-voigtlander-fe-lens Wed, 01 Mar 2017 05:59:46 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16522@/talks/discussions image

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24mm F2.8 FE Samyang AF lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19789/24mm-f2.8-fe-samyang-af-lens Sat, 26 May 2018 10:46:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19789@/talks/discussions image

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9mm F2.8 Laowa Venus Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18554/9mm-f2.8-laowa-venus-lens Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:39:39 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18554@/talks/discussions image

  • 15 lenses in 10 groups (3 special low dispersion lens (ED lens) and 2 glass aspheric lenses)
  • Full metal casing
  • APS-C sensors focused lens
  • 12cm min focusing distance
  • Field of view is 113 degrees
  • 7 diaphragm blades
  • 49mm filter
  • ZERO-D lens with lack of distortions
  • Available in Fuji X, Sony E and Canon M mounts
  • 215 g
  • Available for preorder for $499

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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

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45mm F1.2 Olympus Pro Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18008/45mm-f1.2-olympus-pro-lens Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:51:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18008@/talks/discussions image

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45mm F1.8 Olympus topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/873/45mm-f1.8-olympus-topic Wed, 07 Sep 2011 05:57:26 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 873@/talks/discussions

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Product page:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1569


Available:

eBay had lowest prices.

* http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Olympus-MZuiko-ED-45mm-f-18-Lens-/111952406?_refkw=olympus+45mm&_pcatid=783&_pcategid=78997&_dmpt=Camera_Lenses&_dashexp=1
* http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-Zuiko-Digital-Thirds-Cameras/dp/B0058PL9QG/

Reviews:

http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2011/08/olympus-mzuiko-45mm-f18-review-petaling.html

Review in english - http://www.lenstip.com/index.php?test=obiektywu&test_ob=316]]>
400mm F2.8 FE GM OSS Sony Super-Telephoto lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18059/400mm-f2.8-fe-gm-oss-sony-super-telephoto-lens Wed, 25 Oct 2017 01:41:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18059@/talks/discussions image

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

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

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

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

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18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Sony OSS Zoom http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18652/18-135mm-f3.5-5.6-sony-oss-zoom Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:54:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18652@/talks/discussions image

Specs

New Compact, Lightweight E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Features Outstanding Sharpness and Fast, Precise, Quiet AF for a wide variety of still and video applications

Sony, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, today announced its 46th E-mount lens. This new APS-C lens features a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 And Optical SteadyShot™ stabilisation.

The new lens (model SEL18135) features a compact, lightweight design measuring only 67.2mm x 88mm and weighing in at a mere 325g, as well as a high magnification 7.5x optical zoom that covers the wide-ranging focal length of 18-135mm on APS-C or 27-202.5mm in 35mm equivalent focal length. The lens is an ideal fit for Sony’s popular APS-C sensor cameras including α6500, α6300 and α6000, and is an extremely useful tool for a wide range of shooting situations ranging from daily life to portraiture, landscape, nature and travel photography.

The E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS produces outstanding corner-to-corner sharpness throughout the entire zoom range thanks to its advanced design featuring one aspherical lens and two Extra-low Dispersion glass elements that minimise aberrations. This lens also allows photographers to produce close-up images with pleasing ‘bokeh’ or background defocus as a result of its maximum magnification ratio of 0.29x and minimum focus distance of 0.45m. It also offers built-in optical image stabilisation to support handheld shooting.

Additionally, the 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Zoom lens offers fast, precise, quiet AF performance thanks to a linear motor, making it a perfect complement to the high speed shooting and impressive video capabilities of many of Sony’s mirrorless cameras.

Pricing and Availability

The SEL18135 will be available from February 2018, priced at approximately £570.

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105mm F1.4 DG HSM Sigma Art lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19080/105mm-f1.4-dg-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:30:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19080@/talks/discussions image

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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:
http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/97/more-2.0-lenses-please]]>
85mm F1.4 Art Sigma lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15758/85mm-f1.4-art-sigma-lens Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:10:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15758@/talks/discussions image


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1282165-REG/sigma_321955_85mm_f_1_4_dg_hsm.html


“We are thrilled to announce three state-of-the-art additions to the Global Vision line. The Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art has been a highly requested lens and we are very confident those customers who have been waiting for us to deliver this lens will be more than pleased with the superior optical performance and zero compromise,” states Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “In addition, the re-engineered 12-24mm F4 and highly competitive 500mm F4 Sport lens both embody the world-class performance our Global Vision lenses are known for. We look forward to seeing the incredible images our customers will create using these new Sigma lenses.”

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art – The Ultimate Portrait Lens

Delivering the ultimate in creative expression, the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens is engineered to support the highest resolution sensors on the market with an exceptional degree of sharpness. The high-performance optical system is purpose-built by Sigma R&D to produce the attractive bokeh effect sought after by discerning photographers. The lens’ advanced architecture features two SLD (special low dispersion) glass elements and one glass element with a high rate of anomalous partial dispersion and refraction. A re-engineered AF system brings 1.3X the torque of its predecessor, while other features such as a full-time manual focus override have been added, which can be controlled when the focus ring is rotated, even during continuous AF.

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. The Nikon mounts feature a brand new electromagnetic diaphragm.

The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art lens will be available in late October and retails for a recommended street price of $1199.00 USD.

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7.5mm F2.0 Laowa lens for MFT cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15717/7.5mm-f2.0-laowa-lens-for-mft-cameras Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:22:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15717@/talks/discussions image

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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.

The Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT is the Widest f/2 rectilinear lens ever designed for Micro Four Thirds Cameras. Despite the extreme specifications, Venus Optics has successfully minimized the weight of the lens to a merely 0.37 pounds (170g) and 55mm long. The extreme 110 angle of view, ultra- fast f/2 aperture and featherweight make this lens an ideal option to pair up with drones for aerial photography. It also gives photographers a fast and wide-angle option for low-light shooting as well as landscape photography.

The Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Zero-D and the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT will be available to the market in early 2017. Engineering prototype will be available to test in Venus Optics’ Photokina debut. Venus Optics’ booth is in Hall 2.1, Booth A-045.

Together with the new lenses, Venus Optics will also display a number of unique lenses with first class quality and unique specifications in Photokina 2016.

MTF

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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

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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.

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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.

http://irixlens.com/

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28mm F1.4 Kamlan http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19808/28mm-f1.4-kamlan Thu, 31 May 2018 04:30:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19808@/talks/discussions image

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kamlan/1189295

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

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

PR

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

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

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

FE24-70mm F2.8 GM Standard Zoom Lens

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

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

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

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

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

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

FE 85mm F1.4 GM Telephoto Prime Lens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pricing and Availability

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

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15mm F1.7 Panasonic Leica m43 lens topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8456/15mm-f1.7-panasonic-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.

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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.

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/pressrelease/leica_dg_summilux_15/

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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

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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.
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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

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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

Specs

  • 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
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50mm F0.95 Mitakon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9307/50mm-f0.95-mitakon- Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:50:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9307@/talks/discussions image

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Old wide angle lenses (24mm, 28mm) on m43 ? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1664/old-wide-angle-lenses-24mm-28mm-on-m43- Wed, 07 Dec 2011 07:17:17 -0700 lenuisible 1664@/talks/discussions
I read that wider than 35mm RF (Leica) lenses doesn't perform well on m43 (for some optical reasons), does anyone have a wide reflex lens that works well ? I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to the Nokton for a friend, and was wondering if a canon fd 24mm 1.4 would be a good purchase for around 400€.]]>
17-35mm F2.8-4.0 Tamron Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20165/17-35mm-f2.8-4.0-tamron-lens Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:31:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20165@/talks/discussions image

Specs

PR

Optimum image quality coupled with maximum portability

The 17-35mm F/ 2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) is an ultra-wide-angle lens featuring superb image quality integrated into a compact, lightweight body. The use of specialized glass materials enables comprehensive control of the axial chromatic aberrations conspicuous in ultra-wide-angle lenses. The Model A037 offers a high level of sharpness and contrast comparable to the very best of lenses. From the 35mm standard wide-angle for user-friendly snapshot photography, to the ultra-wide-angle 17mm used for professional landscape photography, this lens can meet a wide variety of your needs and yet still offer amazing portability being only 90mm (3.5 in) in length, 83.6mm in diameter, and just 460g (16.2 oz) in weight. With a Minimum Object Distance (MOD) of only 0.28m (11 in), opening the aperture while approaching the subject lets you blur the background. Wide enough to encompass the entire landscape, the Model A037 lets you capture the thrill of the moment in each and every image you shoot.

Backlighting control enables new forms of expression

As strong light sources can often penetrate the lens, wide-angle lenses in particular are made to resolve backlighting issues. The Model A037 has gone through repeated comprehensive ghosting analysis simulation during the development stage. The optical structure performance level has also been maximized. The BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating is applied for highly effective anti-reflection and ghosting and flare are brought under control.

AF to capture the moment

The AF drive employs a newly developed OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) to ensure silent operation. Upgraded and optimized for even further reduction in drive noise, this drive allows the lens to be used to your heart’s content in all situations where silence is required. With its greatly enhanced quality and speed, the new outstanding AF performance and tracking capabilities mean you never have to worry about missing a shot even when focusing on moving subjects.

Additional Features

Protect your lens with Fluorine Coating and Moisture-Resistant Construction

The front surface of the lens element is coated with a protective fluorine compound that is water- and oil-repellant. The lens surface is easier to wipe clean and is less vulnerable to the damaging effects of dirt, dust, moisture and fingerprints. Leak-proof seals throughout the lens barrel further protect your equipment, especially when shooting outdoors.

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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

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