Lenses & Accessories

New Olympus 75mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko Digital ED Lens Captures Fantastic Portraits

Not just a portrait lens, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8 (150mm 35mm equivalent) Micro Four Thirds lens is designed and optimized for the dynamic and ever-changing lighting conditions inherent in shooting studio portraits, stage productions and indoor sporting events.

Hands-On Review of the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon Cameras

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Canon EF mount is a well-performing wide angle to short telephoto zoom lens with a fast maximum aperture.  This lens’ focal length of 24-70mm on a full-frame sensor is suitable for most general shooting situations, and with the built-in VC vibration compensation system, it is ideal for low-light shooting. 

Panasonic Goes Wide with Versatile New Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Lens

Designed and built for a wide variety of situations, the new Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8  ASPH / POWER O.I.S. Lens offers a very popular zoom range of 12-35mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras (24-70mm in 35mm equivalent format). 

Sony Unleashes New 18-135mm and 18-200mm Zoom Lenses

Two new lenses from Sony have hit the market: The A-mount SAL18135 18-135mm and the E-mount SEL-18200LE 18-200mm zoom lenses, the former with a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6, the latter with a maximum of f/3.5-6.3.

New Fujifilm WCL-X100 Wide-Angle Conversion Lens for X100 Cameras

For users of Finepix X100 digital cameras, Fujifilm has announced a new wide-angle conversion lens designed specifically for the camera, in both black and silver finishes. 

New Leica M Monochrom, X2 and V-LUX 40 Cameras; a Lens and Other Goodies

Leica has always been at the forefront of the camera industry in regard to design and performance. Its unequaled combination of German design and precision with regard to imaging quality illustrates how it continuously pushes boundaries in a refined and respectable manner.

New Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Lenses Announced at NAB

Further aligning itself with the needs of independent filmmakers, Zeiss announced at NAB two interchangeable-mount additions to its Compact Prime CP.2 family of cine primes. Joining one end of the lineup is a super-wide Distagon 15/T2.9, and complementing the other end is a Sonnar 135/T2.1 telephoto.

Fast and Wide: Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G Lens

Filling a void in Nikon’s current autofocus FX-format lens lineup, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is a general wide-angle lens with a fast maximum aperture. This fixed prime lens is ideal for almost any situation, providing a 75° angle of view (on full-frame sensors) that isn’t too wide or too narrow for most applications.

Sigma Adds Optical Stabilization to its 50-150mm f/2.8 DC Series Telephoto Lens

Upgrading its previous DC series telephoto lens this week, Sigma is releasing the APO 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM telephoto lens in Canon’s EF mount, with Nikon and Sigma mount versions to follow in early May. 

A New Pentax Wide-Angle Lens for Large Sensors

The recently announced Pentax SMC DA 645 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW lens is a highly attractive optic that fills the previous void for a wide-angle lens that can be used with the Pentax 645D camera system.  

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