Back at the CP+ 2015 event in February, Olympus announced the development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens. The product has shed its development status and it is now official. The Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens is real and it will be released for Micro Four Thirds users this summer.
Olympus has a couple of more PRO-series lenses that will be released this summer. According to the rumor mill, the Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens release date is scheduled to occur sometime in late July or early August. Moreover, the 8mm f/1.8 PRO fisheye lens could become available within a similar timeframe.
Nikon has patented a couple of products in its home country. One of them consists of a speed booster, which can be mounted between a camera and a lens in order to widen the focal length and increase the aperture. The other one consists of a Nikon 3mm f/2.8 fisheye lens, which has been designed for 1-series mirrorless cameras.
Olympus has confirmed its third announcement of the day. The company has announced the development of the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO lens, which becomes the fifth PRO-series optic in the world. This wide-angle lens will become available on the market sometime this summer for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Olympus is rumored to announce the development of its fifth PRO-series lens on February 5, during the official product launch event of the OM-D E-M5II Micro Four Thirds camera. The so-called Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lens will get its own announcement event this spring, while its release date is set for summer 2015.
Olympus will hold a major announcement event on February 5 in order to introduce the OM-D E-M5II mirrorless camera, the 14-150mm f/4-5.6 II lens, and several accessories. Trusted sources are now reporting that the company will also announce the development of the already-rumored Olympus 8mm f/1.8 lens.
Olympus will definitely reveal a new wide-angle lens with a prime focal length and a bright aperture in 2015, says a trusted source. It appears that the model in question is the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens, which is a bit different from the previously-rumored 9mm f/1.8 or f/2.8 PRO-series lens.
Samyang has taken the wraps off of the Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC fisheye lens. The new optic has been designed for cinematography purposes and cameras with full frame sensors. The Rokinon-branded lens will become available for purchase in December 2014 for Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Pentax cameras.
Following a recent teasing campaign, Samyang has announced a new wide-angle lens. This optic has been designed for full frame cameras, but it is aimed at photographers, instead of videographers, as the company’s recent products. The Samyang 12mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS fisheye lens promises to offer a high image quality.
Samyang has “somewhat” introduced a new lens. Although this product has not been listed on the company’s website, the brand new Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC lens has been put up for pre-order at B&H PhotoVideo. Its specs are also listed, indicating a fisheye lens specially crafted for owners of Nikon 1-system mirrorless cameras.
Samyang has been rumored to reveal a 50mm cine lens during the company’s next event taking place on April 28. However, it seems like this product is not coming next week. Instead, the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens along with the 7.5mm T3.8 and 12mm AS UMC cine lenses will become official on the aforementioned date.
Lensbaby has announced a lens which adds special effects to your photos. The new Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye lens is an ultra wide-angle optic which captures circular photos, hence its name. The new product will be released soon for a very low price for photographers using Canon and Nikon APS-C DSLR cameras.
The rumor mill is claiming that an Olympus 9mm f/2.8 PRO lens is in the works. An inside source is reporting that the company is manufacturing several prototypes of the lens, which features a metal construction, leaving room for sealing. This means that the lens will be weathersealed and will allow photographers to shoot in the rain.
Sources in Japan have discovered that Tamron has patented the first fisheye lens in its history. The new Tamron 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens patent hints that the product will feature Vibration Compensation technology and video recording support. It will be aimed at cameras with APS-C sensors, although the release date details are unknown.
A couple of new Samyang lenses are drawing the curtains for the South Korean company. Right after the two wide-angle optics, the Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC fisheye II lens and the Samyang 8mm T3.1 UMC fisheye II cine lens have been revealed, too, for Sony, Samsung, Fujifilm, and Canon mirrorless cameras.