Lenses http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/lenses/feed.rss Sat, 22 Jul 17 02:54:01 -0600 Lenses en-CA 7-14mm F2.8 Olympus lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9596/7-14mm-f2.8-olympus-lens Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:37:57 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9596@/talks/discussions image


14-20mm F2 Tokina PRO DX AT-X lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14046/14-20mm-f2-tokina-pro-dx-at-x-lens Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:14:53 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14046@/talks/discussions image


  • 13 elements in 11 groups
  • High-precision, low-dispersion aspherical element
  • One-touch focus clutch
  • 82mm filter diameter • Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m
  • Inner focus
  • Nine aperture blades
  • Length 106.0mm
  • Maximum diameter 89mm
  • Weight - 735 g
  • Available in March 2016 for around $999
  • Preorder http://www.adorama.com/TN14202NK.html


Via http://www.kenko-tokina.co.jp/tokina/atx14-20.html

35mm F2.8 Canon EF-S macro IS STM http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16680/35mm-f2.8-canon-ef-s-macro-is-stm- Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:06:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16680@/talks/discussions image


  • 10 lenses in 6 groups (one aspheric lens)
  • 7 diaphragm blades with circular aperture
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.13m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1x
  • Image stabilization up to 4 stops
  • 49 mm filters
  • 55.8 x 69.2 mm
  • Approximately 190 g
  • Built-in macro light
  • Hybrid IS
  • STM motor
  • Available at https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EF-S-35mm-2-8-Macro/dp/B06Y1HQDQQ/
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


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.



135mm F2.8 Zeiss Batis lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16695/135mm-f2.8-zeiss-batis-lens Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:47:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16695@/talks/discussions image

28mm F1.4 E AF-S NIKKOR ED Nikon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17056/28mm-f1.4-e-af-s-nikkor-ed-nikon-lens Tue, 30 May 2017 18:27:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17056@/talks/discussions image


  • Full frame coverage
  • 15 elements in 13 groups, Three ED + two aspherical elements, Nano Crystal and fluorine coatings
  • 7 diaphragm blades
  • Lacks aperture ring
  • 0.16 m minimum focusing distance
  • Ring-type ultrasonic AF, internal
  • 485 g weight
  • 78mm diameter
  • 83mm length
  • $1996, Preorder at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071PFFSKM/


10-20mm F4.5-5.6G AF-P DX NIKKOR VR Nikon Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17058/10-20mm-f4.5-5.6g-af-p-dx-nikkor-vr-nikon-lens Tue, 30 May 2017 18:29:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17058@/talks/discussions image


  • 14 elements in 11 groups, three aspherical + super integrated coating elemtn
  • Minimum aperture - F29
  • APS-C sensor coverage
  • Lacks aperture ring
  • 7 diaphragm blades
  • 0.22m minimum focusing distance
  • Stepper motor autofocus, internal
  • 230g weight
  • 77mm diameter
  • 73mm length
  • 72mm filters thread
  • $306, Preorder at https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-AF-P-NIKKOR-10-20mm-4-5-5-6G/dp/B072639587/


18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Tamron Di II VC HLD lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17186/18-400mm-f3.5-6.3-tamron-di-ii-vc-hld-lens Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:40:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17186@/talks/discussions image



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


20mm F1.7 Lumix G II http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7368/20mm-f1.7-lumix-g-ii Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:24:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7368@/talks/discussions image


  • 7 lenses, 5 groups, 2 aspherical lenses
  • min focusing distance - 0.2m
  • 46mm filter size
  • 63mm max diameter
  • 25.5mm length
  • 7 blades aperture
  • minimum aperture - F16
  • weights - 87g
  • comes with - fron and read caps, simple storage bag
  • available since the end of July


Available at:

Joining Panasonic’s well regarded family of digital interchangeable lenses of LUMIX G based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, this model features a newly designed metallic profile, and sleek, sophisticated design elegantly finished in black and silver. Maintaining the stunning performance of LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 ASPH., the new LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 II ASPH. is extremely compact and lightweight & its F1.7 brightness that enables beautiful soft focus on the background for the subject to stand out impressively.

Comprising seven lenses in five groups, the new lens system uses two aspherical lenses effectively to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberrations, achieving super high resolution from corner to corner. The versatile 20 mm focal distance (equivalent to 40 mm on a 35 mm film camera) is suitable for a wide variety of occasions from daily snapshots, to beautiful sceneries like sunsets, and dimly lit indoor shots taking advantage of its beautiful soft focus. The new lens supports Contrast AF system for high precision auto focusing.

Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. The new LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 II ASPH. lens also features a highly reliable metal mount, and uses multi-coated lens elements that minimize ghosts and flare to further enhance its optical performance. The new addition will be available from 29th July 2013.


SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16796/slr-magic-anamorphot-133x-40 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:43:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16796@/talks/discussions image

SLR Magic is proud to announce the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter for indie filmmakers. This product will be officially introduced during the upcoming 2017 NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center. There will be a demo at the SLR Magic booth (Central Hall, C2663) during the NAB Show from 24 – 27th April 2017.

To achieve the much loved 2.35:1 scope aspect ratio, which gives a very pleasant, epic effect, filmmakers must crop off the top and bottom of standard 16:9 footage when using spherical lenses with modern digital cameras. As a result, 25% of sensor/negative information is discarded.

As a commitment to the film industry, SLR Magic developed this 1,33x-40 (Compact) anamorphic adapter to help filmmakers maximize their image quality by preventing this loss of vertical resolution.

The unique 1,33x squeeze factor uses the entire 16:9 sensor/negative area to achieve the desired 2.35:1 aspect ratio. The Anamorphot 1.33x – 40 (Compact) adapter does this by compressing a 33% wider field of view to fit the width of the 16:9 sensor/negative without compressing image height.

Modern professional cinema cameras have large sensors capable of capturing an image in the 2.35:1 format directly, using spherical lenses, but film makers still desire the anamorphic “look” which often limits them to using rare vintage lenses. These present a number of difficulties in practice, such as size, weight, lack of close focus, availability, high price, and the need for basic dual focus anamorphic skills. We sought to overcome such issues with the SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter.

The SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter create a unique "artifact" such as horizontal lens flare, commonly referred to as anamorphic streaks, and may create slightly elongated bokeh when achromatic diopters are used. Over the history of cinema, these same stylish effects have contributed to the cinematic "look" of epic motion picture photography. Characteristics that shape this anamorphic “look” come from “front-mounted” anamorphic adapter designs such as the SLR Magic Anamorphot while “rear-mounted” anamorphic designs have more suppressed anamorphic characteristics.

This SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter is a small size, light weight, single focus anamorphic adapter designed to work with most camera kit lenses beyond 40mm (35mm equivalent) maintaining capability of the kit taking lens to use autofocus, offering a reliable, easy workflow and readily available solution in an affordable price for amateur or indie anamorphic shooters.

THE SLR Magic SLR Magic Anamorphot 1,33x – 40 (Compact) adapter (MSRP: $499 US) will be available from authorized SLR Magic dealers by end of May, 2017.

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

14mm F1.8 DG HSM Sigma Art Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16472/14mm-f1.8-dg-hsm-sigma-art-lens Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:58:37 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16472@/talks/discussions image


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 around $2500
  • July 2017 release
11-16mm new Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2113/11-16mm-new-tokina-at-x-116-pro-dx-ii- Thu, 26 Jan 2012 03:07:16 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2113@/talks/discussions image





Via: http://www.tokina.co.jp/camera-lenses/wide-lenses/at-x-116-pro-dx-2.html

50mm F1.0 7Artisans E-mount upcoming lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17354/50mm-f1.0-7artisans-e-mount-upcoming-lens Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:27:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17354@/talks/discussions image

More info soon.

7Artisans resell lenses made by Chinese optical factories.

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


70–300mm F4.5-6.3G ED VR Nikon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15558/70-300mm-f4.5-6.3g-ed-vr-nikon-lens Sun, 21 Aug 2016 06:48:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15558@/talks/discussions image


Nikon updates its portfolio of DX NIKKOR lenses with two lightweight super-telephoto zooms: the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED.

Fast, quiet, and precise, these lenses are a great way to explore the creative advantages of telephoto photography. Whether you’re shooting distant subjects, travel photos, or amateur wildlife images, the versatile 70-300mm focal range magnifies the action. An extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element in each lens delivers images with vivid colour, crisp detail, and perfectly rendered contrast. Both lenses feature Nikon’s new, superbly quiet AF-P Stepping Motor, which makes them ideal for shooting video as well as stills. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm ED VR features Nikon’s Vibration Reduction technology for clear, blur-free images even when shooting at the far end of the telephoto range. And both lenses boast a serious size advantage: their compact build makes them comfortable to carry and ensures balanced handling when used together with Nikon’s smaller entry-level D-SLRs*.

Zara Livingston, Junior Product Manager for D-SLRs, Lenses and Accessories at Nikon UK, says: “The new 70-300mm AF-P NIKKOR lenses are great additions to the NIKKOR lens line-up and ideal for photographers looking to extend their reach. The streamlined design makes carrying them easy, and these are the first telephoto lenses to feature Nikon’s AF-P focus motor.”

Stepping Motor

Nikon’s Stepping Motor ensures smooth, fast autofocus. When zooming in to capture a photo, subjects come into focus quickly and easily. When shooting video footage, the motor allows you to smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise, ensuring your movie isn’t ruined by the sound of the lens focusing.

Simplified control, lightweight build

Both of these super-telephoto lenses offer first-time users a more intuitive way to shoot. Users can switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the camera menu. With no switches on the lens barrel itself, there’s no chance of accidentally changing settings when the time comes to take the shot. These lenses let you pack light, too. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED weighs in at just 400 g, while the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR weighs 415 g.

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


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

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


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


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

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


7.5mm F2.8 APS-C Manual Fisheye Lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17296/7.5mm-f2.8-aps-c-manual-fisheye-lens Tue, 04 Jul 2017 16:08:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17296@/talks/discussions image


85mm best lens to for film making? http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2970/85mm-best-lens-to-for-film-making- Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:56:42 -0600 azza_act 2970@/talks/discussions Heh guys, just seeing what you guys think would be a good investment (i'm thinking about the future here) would be for a 85mm lens? I want something I can FF with and that will have a future with other cameras. My current lenses are the;

Olympus 12mm, Volt 25mm and the Olympus 45mm.

There's 3 lenses I have my eye on (within my budget);

The Samyang 85mm 1.4 Nikon mount. Cheap, sharp but is it a good choice for FF?

The Zeiss Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZF Nikon Mount. Expensive but worth it with image quality and i heard its great for FF. But would the GH2 support its weight? I would love to build a nice set of Zeiss lenses to last me for years.

Then there's the not yet released Olympus 75mm 1.8 lens, which i believe is coming soon. I own the 12mm and 45mm which are awesome bits of glass but i fear they are not up to a task of shoot a movie because you can't use a FF kit with them. Is that true? Will that be the same issue with the 75mm? And it i upgrade to a new camera system, i can't see any future of being able to use these bad boys expect for maybe on the BMC cam or a AF200.

Should i stick with Olympus for the moment? Or should I slowing be upgrading to Zeiss and future proofing myself?

Cheers Aaron

70-300mm F4.5-5.6 E AF-P Nikkor ED VR Nikon lens http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17326/70-300mm-f4.5-5.6-e-af-p-nikkor-ed-vr-nikon-lens Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:31:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17326@/talks/discussions image


  • 35mm FF lens
  • 18 elements in 14 groups, 1 ED element
  • Maximum aperture - F4.5–32
  • Minimum aperture - F5.6–40
  • 9 diaphragm blades
  • New 4.5 stops image stabilization
  • Minimum focus - 1.25m
  • Stepper motor
  • Full time manual override
  • 67mm filters
  • 81mm x 146mm
  • Comes with hood
  • 680 g
  • $746


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.
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


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.


10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Tamron lens, 2017 model http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16421/10-24mm-f3.5-4.5-di-ii-vc-hld-tamron-lens-2017-model Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:55:12 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16421@/talks/discussions image


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


  • Full Frame lens
  • 110 degrees FOV
  • 15cm minimum focusing distance
  • Manual focus
  • 72mm thread
  • 66x82cm
  • 500g
  • Sony FE mount only

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

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

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

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

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