B&H Pulse News Roundup: August 9, 2013

This week in the news: Nikon announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G lens, the SB-300 AF Speedlight, and the COOLPIX L620 point-and-shoot; Samyang announced a new 16mm f/2.2 cine lens; Zeiss announced a new 55mm f/1.4 lens on their company blog; and Instagram updated their iOS app to allow video importing.

This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 9, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.

Nikon's Manual-Focus Lenses

One of the more interesting VDSLR-related sidebar stories has been the "rediscovery" of manual-focus lenses among VDSLR shooters. Most manufacturers long ago pulled the plug on manual focus lens R&D in order to concentrate their energies into improving AF technologies. And then video came along and lo and behold, all of these AF speed queens turned out to be less than ideal, not to mention too noisy, for shooting anything other than stills.

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