Wide Angle Lenses

Nikon Covers a Full Range with Two New Zooms

Whether your camera supports FX lenses, DX lenses, or both, Nikon has been busy creating a new lens for each type, and has revealed them to the world today. 

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). 

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 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.

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.  

Pancake Lenses that are Small, Light and Visually Succinct

Pancake lenses, those small fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common of late, and for several reasons. 

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8: the New Standard for Super-Wide SLR Lenses

Zeiss’s new Distagon T* 2.8/15 combines two aspherical lenses and five special glass elements to correct extraordinarily for chromatic aberration and distortion. Since distortion is inherent to lenses of this focal length, this reduction provides a noticeable difference from past designs and sets a new standard for super-wide lenses.

New 24-85mm Zoom Lens for the Ricoh GXR Digital Camera System

Ricoh has just announced a new camera unit, or module, for its GXR digital camera system. The Ricoh Lens A16 24-85mm f/3.5-5.5 camera unit 5 provides yet another option in the continuously expanding Ricoh GXR digital camera system. 

New Tamron SP 24-70mm Zoom for Nikon, Canon and Sony

Ask any serious Nikon, Canon or Sony DSLR owner which of their zooms is their favorite and chances are it will be their 24-70mm f/2.8, a lens that makes easy work out of shooting fast in tight environments. 


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