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August 27th, 2015

Canon Announces New Camera, Lens; Develops New Optical Technology

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Canon EOS M3
Canon U.S.A. has announced two new products, the Canon EOS M3 Digital Camera and Canon EF35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens, and the development of new optical technology, Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics. Read the full press releases below for more information. CANON U.S.A. WELCOMES THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE EOS FAMILY – THE EOS M3 DIGITAL …
July 16th, 2015

Sigma Corporation Announces Pricing and Availability of 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Lens

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens
RONKONKOMA, NY — July 16, 2015 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens and camera manufacturer, today announced that the new will become available in late July for the street price of $999. The 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens is the market’s first full-frame zoom that allows photographers to carry one fast …
July 16th, 2015

Panasonic Announces Four New Imaging Products

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Panasonic has announced four new imaging products: the LUMIX DMC-FZ300 features a splash/dust-proof rugged design, 24x powerful optical zoom with full range F2.8 aperture, and 4K photo and 4K video recording; the LUMIX DMC-GX8 with Dual I.S. (image stabilizer) and unprecedented picture quality and 4K video/photo capabilities; and LEICA DG 200-800mm (35mm Equiv.) Zoom Lens …
May 12th, 2015

Olympus Announces 2 New M.ZUIKO PRO Lenses

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Olympus M.ZUIKO 8mm f/1.8 PRO Fisheye lens
Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and M.ZUIKO 8mm f/1.8 PRO Fisheye lens. The lightweight 7-14mm f/2.8 has a 35mm equivalent of 14-28mm and 11 point weather sealing for use in rain, snow and on the beach. The 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye lens provides a 180° diagonal angle of view and is also dustproof …
May 11th, 2015

Canon Introduces EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens
Canon has announced the new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. This will be a go-to tool for fans of low-light and night sky photography as well as still shooters who are eager to add video shooting to their bag of tricks. Using Stepping Motor Technology, the lens offers Movie Servo AF for smooth continuous AF …
April 22nd, 2015

Zeiss Batis Autofocus Lenses for Sony a7 Camera Family

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
ZEISS Batis 2/25
Zeiss has just announced the development of two full-frame autofocus lenses for the Sony E-mount a7 camera family. Both the Batis 2/25 and 1.8/85 support manual focus with a rubberized ring while also offering fast and quiet autofocus. Zeiss has also added an OLED display showing focal plane distance and depth of field to the …
November 13th, 2014

Canon Announces EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens
After months of floating through the rumor mill, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM has finally been confirmed. The compact super-telephoto lens uses a weather resistant magnesium body to house a redeigned optical system for sharp hi-res images without chrommatic aberration. Image Stabilization is available in 3 modes- standard, panning, exposure only – …
September 9th, 2014

New Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4…Excellence Has Its Price

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Zeiss Otus 85mm f 1.4 Without The Lens Shade
  When it was introduced last year, the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 was heralded for its optical brilliance. At the time the company also confirmed that there would be more Otus lenses coming and this week they kept that promise with the new Otus 85mm f/1.4. If you’re curious about the latest Zeiss naming conventions, …
September 3rd, 2014

Zeiss Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 Lenses

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Zeiss Loxia 2/35 Lens
Zeiss has designed a new series of manual focus E-mount lenses to compliment the successful compact systems with full frame sensors, such as the Sony Alpha 7, 7r and 7s. The first two lenses to be released are the Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50. The Loxia 2/35 has 9 glass elements in 6 groups and …
May 22nd, 2014

Tokina Announces AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens
Tokina has just announced the AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens. This is the first lens of Tokina’s that incorporates the Vibration Correction Module that has up to 3-stops of vibration correction. It also employs a ring-shaped ultrasonic style motor for quick and quiet AF. Check out the full press release below: Kenko Tokina …