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July 19, 2017
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New Glaukar 3.1 Anastigmat Lens launched on Kickstarter

A new German group re-created a mdoern version of the Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 lens. You can preorder it for $749 on Kickstarter. Here is the press test:

Reinventing the Legendary Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 Lens

More than 100 years after the Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 was introduced as one of the most important lenses of its time, two top German photographers have reinvented this classic as a modern portrait lens that promises to be as innovative as the original. The pair has partnered with well-known optical engineer Wolfdieter Prenzel on this project in which production will mostly take place in Wetzlar, Germany, to ensure the highest quality.

Fashion photographer Benedikt Ernst and portrait photographer Firat Bagdu launched a Kickstarter campaign today to bring the Glaukar 97mm f/3.1 into the modern age.

The new Glaukar 3.1 will have the same brass appearance and silhouette as the original but will be constructed from high-end aluminum with a brass-like oxidation, which ensures the durability and mechanical precision of a modern lens. But while the new lens will look very much like the classic, the inside has been redesigned by Prenzel, completely from scratch to meet today’s high-tech demands.

But due to its specially coated lenses the new Glaukar produces a fascinating mixture of sharpness, strong colors and, along with 12 aperture blades, wonderful bokeh effects.

Ernst and Bagdu, whose clients have included Rolls Royce, Redken, Chopard, to name a few, knew what qualities they wanted in a lens. They defined the principles and joined with lens designers and manufacturers in Germany to design the first prototype.

In fact, it was the success of one of their clients, German lens maker Meyer Optik, that inspired them to start their own project. Meyer Optik has even put the pair together with key German camera contacts in Wetzlar to help support the founders.

So, while the pair are a startup, they are backed by years of industry experience.

“We have seen some campaigns in the past where old lenses were brought back for the users of today’s cameras and appreciated them, but we wanted to go further and recreate a lens that would otherwise be lost,” Bagdu said.

“But at the same time, the quality of the lens must be to the highest standards as well,” Ernst added. “Therefore, we are glad that we could ensure cooperation with some leading German firms.”

Manufacturing will be done to a large extent by Uwe Weller Feinwerktechnik in Wetzlar, which was formed from the merger of several firms, including the mechanical divisions of Leica Camera and Zeiss-Hensoldt. The partnership with Uwe Weller GmbH will ensure that the high-precision elements of the lens will be produced precisely to Prenzel’s design, which will include the use of top-of-the-line Schott and O’Hara glass.

The exclusive use of Schott and O’Hara glass ensures that the goal of creating the perfect portrait lens is put into practice exactly as intended.

Part of their inspiration came from the legendary Glaukar 3.1 that pioneer German lens maker Emil Busch introduced in 1910. The original Glaukar was a groundbreaking lens because it corrected for spherical aberration, coma and astigmatism – something that no other lens in daily use could do at the time. Not even Zeiss and its famed lens maker Paul Rudolph had been able to match the Glaukar since their designs required coatings not available at the time.

To see the media kit, including sample images, go to http://bit.ly/2u1Rh5b

The modern Glaukar will come in the following mounts:
Nikon
Canon
Sony E
Fuji
Micro Four Thirds
Leica M
Leica T

Lens Specs
Focal length: 97mm
Maximum aperture: 1:3.1
Aperture range: 1:22
Image circle: 43mm
Field of view: 25°
Electronic contacts none
Closest focusing distance: 1.5 m
Filter thread: 37mm
Max diameter: length 73mm/80mm (DSLR), approx. 85mm mirrorless
Weight: 410 g

 

via Mirrorlessrumors.

July 18, 2017
Posted in news, rumors

CEA-LETI Presents Full Frame Curved Sensor Prototype

Image Sensor World spotted this new 20.4MP curved sensor from CEA-LETI. It’s a prototype for astronomical applications:

“By directly correcting the field curvature in the focal plane, curved detectors help saving about one third of the optics, usually used as field flatteners, and then avoids undesirable distortion effect either in the image and also on the optical properties across the field of view.

Why does this news matter? Because back in 2015 Sony did present a similar sensor. This is the first picture of  Sony’s curved sensor via Spectrum:

And in 2015 we also spotted a patent of a Full Frame Sony curved sensor with 35mm f/1.8 lens. So this might be really the future of the camera RX series. I don’t think Sony will use such a sensor on an E-mount camera because none of the current E-mount lenses would work with it. It would make much more sense to use these sensor on a brand new system camera like a medium format Sony :)

 

July 18, 2017
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Voigtländer 65mm f/2,0 Macro FE lens preorder start on Juy 19

The new Voigtländer 65mm f/2,0 Macro FE lens will be available for preorder tomorrow (Juy 19) at BHphoto (Cick here). The lens shipment start is on August 10 and the price in Japan is 122,310 yen (tax included)

Image samples shot on this lens can be seen at DSLRmagazine.

 

 

The full info about the three upcoming FE lenses from Voigtlander:

MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm F2 Aspherical E-mount: It is scheduled to be released in 2017, and the target price is under 150,000 yen (under $1,300).

NOKTON 40mm F1.2 Aspherical E-mount: It aims to release this year under 150,000 yen (under $1,300).

NOKTON classic 35mm F1.4 E-mount: The assumed price range would be “VM mounted version and a little something extra”, and it will be less than 100,000 yen (under $900). It aims to be released in 2017.

And these are the 65mm specs:

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via Nokishita

July 18, 2017
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July 18, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…


Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Product Overview

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Patrick Murphy-Racey Teams the Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 with the α9 (Alphauniverse).
Behind the Lens episode six – Sony E PZ 18-110mm Zoom (Newsshooter).
Summer evening at Rhossili with the new FE 12 – 24 G (SonyAlphaForum).
Sigma 14mm ART lens tested on the A7rII by Jack Fusco.
Sony 12-24 f/4 FE on a7RII — flare test by Jim Kasson.
Samyang 35mm FE test at Focus Numerique and at SonyAlphaBlog.

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July 17, 2017
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Good news: New 16-35mm GM lens will ship from August 3

Some good news: The new 16-35mm GM lens will ship nearly one month earlier than previously expected. According to both Bhphoto and Adorama the lens shipment will now start on August 3 (Instead of August 27).

16-35mm preorder links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

The new 100-400mm GM lens is expected to ship out next week at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Thanks Charlie!

July 17, 2017
Posted in news, reviews

New Sony 100-400mm is in Stock in Europe (lens review by Marc Alhadeff)

The new 100-400mm FE GM lens which is supposed to ship on July 27 in the USA (BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama) is already in Stock in Europe at PCHstore.

And Marc Alhadeff tested the new 100-400mm FE lens.

100-400mm Store links to Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay, PCHstore.

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