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April 20, 2018
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(SR5) Full specs and new images of the new Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom lens

Super compact and wide. Its the lens destined for TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY. This lens is a winner!
Coverage: Full Frame
Angle of view : 102 degrees to 130 degrees
Optical Structure: 14 elements in 10 groups
Min. aperture : f/22
Min. focus dist: 15cm
Max magnification ratio: 0.11x
Weight: <500g (<1.1 lb)
Size: ⌀70 x 90.9 mm
Mount: Sony FE

April 20, 2018
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(SR5) First image of the new Laowa 25-100mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount zoom

This is the leaked image of the new Laowa 25-100mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount zoom:


Looks cool and it ha s no focus breathing and its parafocal. But a bit pity this isn’t a Full Frame lens :(

April 20, 2018
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Sony will have a small press conference during the World Photography Awards

I just got this from a source:

Sony will have a small press conference during the World Photography Awards. It is not of large scale, so the most optimistic expectation would be a lens announcement, definitely not a new body of any kind.

In the past Sony has announced some stuff at the World Photography Awards but I guess this time we probably will not get any product announcement.

At this point I think that if we are going to see something new this might be the new 24mm f/1.4 FE GM lens. And if there is nothing I bet we are going to get something new in May already anyway.

April 19, 2018
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(SR5) First image of the new Laowa 10-18mm FE zoom lens!

A source just sent us this image of the new Laowa FE zoom. And he said:

The new lens is an FE10-18 zoom (99% confirmed). The aperture seems to be F3.5-F4.5 but this part I’m not sure.

The lens should be announced in 2-3 weeks. This is a manual focus lens only but the specs are quite amazing: Compared with my Sony 12-24mm FE (see image below) this new Laowa is more compact, lighter (I guess) and takes filters too. And I don’t mind the shorter tele end because the extra 2mm on the wide end are way more interesting for my kind of shooting.

And our reader Jmar made a another accurate size comparison based on the Laowa teaser image we posted earlier today:

UPDATE: More images:

Stay tuned on SAR!

April 19, 2018
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(SR5) Venus Optics is going to have “one of the biggest launch for Sony FE mount users”

Venus Optics will announce a new Laowa FE lens at the upcoming Beijing P&E show in early May. Venus Optics teases this to be “one be the biggest launch for Sony FE mount users”.
The Silhouette image on top shows the new lens. It appears to have 3 rings which suggests this might be a Zoom FE lens!
April 10, 2018
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Tokina 20mm f/2.0 AF FE lens price will be $950?

Thephoblographer reports that the new Tokina 20mm FE lens will be priced at $950. The lens is listed at BHphoto with no preorder option and no price info.

April 9, 2018
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(SR5) Sigma 70mm FE macro will be priced at 90,000 YEN

A trusted source did tell me the price of the new Sigma 70mm f/2.8 macro lens. It will be priced at 90000JPY. I have no official price is USD and EURO. I converted them on google and price is $850 and 700 Euro. But of course this is just at current conversion rate and doesn’t take into account regional tax and pricing differences.

This is the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 vs the Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro comparison (via CameraSize)

Sigma FE lens preorder links:
All lenses listed on one page at BHphoto (Click here). In detail:
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 for $1,599 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 24mm f/1.4 for $849 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for $899 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 for $949 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for $1,199 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 for $1,399 at BHphoto and Adorama.


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