If you have a full-frame Canon or Nikon DSLR, then you will be happy to hear that Zeiss has introduced three new premium manual focus lenses. All of them are prime models that will join the Milvus family this October. Without much further ado, here is what you need to know about the Zeiss Milvus 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2 lenses!
It is that time of the year again! Official announcements are starting to pour in as we are approaching the biennial Photokina event. After introducing a 105mm lens in late July, Nikon follows up with the new D3400 DSLR and four new lenses. Here is what you must know about them!
Nikon has just introduced a new product. It consists of a telephoto prime, which is actually the brightest of its kind, thanks to an impressive f/1.4 electromagnetic diaphragm. The optic in question is the AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E lens and it will become available on the market sooner than expected.
Photographers have reasons for joy as Sigma is working on a new Art-series lens. After the company discontinued the 85mm f/1.4 version, the rumor mill went wild regarding an 85mm f/1.4 Art-series version. Highly-trusted sources are now reporting that the lens is real and coming just in time for Photokina 2016.
After introducing two versions of the same lens, Nikon will repeat the announcement sometime in the future. Sources are stating that an existing optic will be replaced by two versions: one with, one without Vibration Reduction, just like the recent AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm f/3-5.5.6 zoom. The highlighted product is the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
As the Pentax full-frame DSLR camera is on its way, Ricoh is preparing the launch of a telephoto prime lens for APS-C-sized DSLRs. The company has patented a Ricoh-branded 200mm f/2.8 ED IF DC lens for such cameras, an optic that would provide a very high image quality when it becomes available.
Sigma has patented yet another lens. This time, the Japan-based company has patented a telephoto zoom lens. It consists of a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS HSM optic, which will be added to the Sports or Contemporary series. In addition, the telephoto zoom lens will probably replace the existing 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro optic.
A leaked image contains a brochure that mentions an unannounced lens. The product in question consists of the Tamron SP 135mm f/1.8 Di VC telephoto prime. It is believed to be on track for a Photokina 2016 announcement. The rumored telephoto prime lens will be released for full-frame DSLR cameras.
The rumor mill has recently mentioned that Canon is working on an EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens that will become available in 2016. More sources have now leaked more information about the super-telephoto zoom optic, including its announcement date and price. The product is coming this summer with an expected price tag.
Sony has concluded its press event with the introduction of the FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS telephoto zoom lens. This optic is capable of offering top-notch image quality thanks to multiple features, including a state-of-the-art internal design and integrated image stabilization technology.
A new super-telephoto zoom lens is in development, a source have revealed. It is aimed at EF-mount DSLR owners and it is designed by Canon. An insider is claiming that the Japanese company will launch an EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens this year as an affordable and lightweight solution for action and sports photographers.
Leica has taken its time to introduce a new telephoto zoom lens for its SL-mount. The new APO Vario Elmarit SL 90-280mm f/2.8-4 lens has been mentioned before, but its details are finally official. The product will be released soon for a hefty price tag, but it promises to deliver superior image quality and high-end features.
Zeiss will add one new member to the Milvus family of manual focus lenses by the end of this year. The next product in line for announcement is the 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar lens, a telephoto prime with a bright maximum aperture. It is coming within a few months for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors.
The rumor mill has previously said that Fujifilm will launch an XF 23mm f/2 lens before some lenses added to the official X-mount line-up. A different source is backing up these claims by stating that the launch of the XF 120mm f/2.8 R macro lens has been postponed until the fourth quarter of 2016.
Sigma is taking with Global Vision product line to the next level with the introduction of a telephoto zoom lens with a bright and constant maximum aperture. The new Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens is finally official after being rumored in recent weeks and it will be released in the coming months for APS-C-format DSLRs.