February 23, 2017
Posted in deals

New Sigma available for preorder at BHphoto

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The Sigma lenses do not come in A or E-mount but you can use them with the MC-11 adapter on any E-mount camera:
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 at Bhphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 at Bhphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 at Bhphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 100-400mmm at Bhphoto and Adorama.

Reminder:
You save up to $400 on A6500-A6300-A6000 bundles sold by BHphoto (Click here to see the list).
Up to $300 savings on Sony cameras and lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
New Sony US trade-in program is now running at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Sony A7 cameras:
$300 off on the Sony A7rII at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sony A7sII at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sony A7II at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sony 28mm FE lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 28-70mm FE lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sony 50mm FE f/1.8 lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon and Focuscamera.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 90mm macro lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.

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February 23, 2017
Posted in reviews

First hands-on pictures and image samples with the new Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 FE lens

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Focus Numerique posted hands-on pictures with the new 40mm f/1.2 FE lens. And also shared on RAW file for download. You can see two more 40mm f/1.2 image samples shot by Silvell and Yoshiza on Twitter. Full press release and specs on SAR.

And this is how the lens looks like on the Sony A7 (image by Optyczne.pl).

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February 23, 2017
Posted in news

English specs of the three new Voigtlander Full Frame E-mount lenses!

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This is the english presentation text of the three new Voigtlander E-mount Full Frame lenses. There is still no info about the price and the shipment date:

The Voigtländer MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical was announced at Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany, as a reference exhibit. Since then specifications and appearance have been improved.
The Red, Green, and Blue lines on the lens barrel proudly indicate its heritage from vintage APO-LANTHAR lens designs – High Performance.
At F2, this lens is one of the fastest macro lenses available for full frame format. SAR
Macro Ratio is 1:2. Minimum Object Distance is 31cm.

NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical is the fastest 40mm lens ever made for the Full Frame format sensor. This lens is compact enough but also can produce high resolution picture due to the lens construction design optimized for Full Frame E-mount sensor.
Minimum Object Distance is 40cm. Selective Aperture Control System is available.

We re-design the lens construction of M-mount version, which is now optimized for Full Frame E-mount sensor. As NOKTON Classic 35mm F1.4 has the “Classic” in its name, this lens produce beautiful Bokeh at wide open, and sharp image at stop down.

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My vote: I do own the current M-mount Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 lens and I am in love with it. I am definitely going to buy the new E-mount version!

 

 

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February 23, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Stay tuned! Zeiss will soon announce a new Batis portrait telelens!!!!!!!

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Image on tops shows the current three available Batis lenses

Hot news folks! Zeiss will soon (within days) announce a new Batis portrait tele lens! This is 100% reliable info!

We got no specs yet but previous rumors pointed towards a new 135mm lens. But still, that is yet not a verified rumor so take that focal length info with a grain of salt. Stay tuned on SAR. I hope to be able to gather some more info within the next hours…

Current Batis lenses at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

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February 23, 2017
Posted in news

Cosina-Voigtlander announces three new E-mount lenses!

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Cosina Japan announced three new E-mount lenses! This is the google translated text:
CP + 2017 Reference Exhibit Product Information
In Koshina, exchange lens for Sony E mount camera below is exhibited as reference exhibition during CP + 2017 holding.
Products listed as demonstratable below can be taken at hand at the counter mounted on the actual machine
Is possible. Please visit Koshinaboo (G – 12) by all means.
Features of the Voigtländer Sony E Mount series
■ Full size Sony E mount with electronic contact
■ Built-in distance encoder, 5-axis hand vibration compensation is possible * 1
Optical design optimized for E mount sensor
■ High rigidity and durability, metal lens barrel
■ Manual Focus that Can Focus Accurately
■ 10 tips featuring accurate 1/3 step iris diaphragm
* 1 Only for 5-axis camera shake correction compatible models
MACRO APO – LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical has the best performance of the Factorender brand
As a product bearing the name of APO-LANTHAR inscription, in Photokina 2016 which took place in Germany in 2016
Reference exhibited.
This time, the CP + 2017 reference exhibition model is for the product released at Photokina, the specification · exterior design
We are making changes.
As a macro lens, F 2’s large aperture is now available in the full size format interchangeable lens
It is the brightest lens and it is possible to take macro shots taking advantage of blurred taste.
Maximum shooting magnification is 1: 2 (minimum shooting distance 31 cm) Focal length 65 mm can also take standard lens like shooting
There is an advantage that working distance can be secured compared with 50 mm standard macro lens.
Also, taking advantage of the brightness of F2, it is also suitable for portrait, can be used in various genres
It is a high performance lens.
Release timing · price: to be determined
NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical E-mount is a standard size covering full size sensor
It is a caliber lens. Optical design optimized for E-mount imaging device is adopted, stable from center to periphery
We will provide image quality. The shortest shooting distance is 40 cm. Compact and portable high standard large size
You can use it as a. Also, it is possible to suppress smooth aperture operation and click sound generation in moving images
The iris click switching mechanism which can be controlled is carried.
Release timing · price: to be determined
NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4 E-mount is a quasi-wide angle large mouth covering full size sensor
It is a diameter lens. VM mount NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4
, We designed the optical design optimized for the E – mount digital imaging device. NOKTON
Suitable for the name of classic, by intentionally letting the aberration remain moderately, in open, gentle
It produces a beautiful blur taste, and when narrowing down, it shows sharp depiction power. Compact product and high portability
It is possible to take advantage of the individuality of the lens.
Release timing · price: to be determined
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