Venus Optics has announced a new compact full-frame rectilinear 14mm f/4 Zero-D lens for mirrorless camera systems. And it’s available for just about all FF mirrorless mounts, including Nikon Z, Canon RF, Sony FE, Leica L and even Leica M. Laowa says that despite its small stature, the ultra-wide manual focus Laowa 14mm f/4 FF RL Zero-D lens does not compromise on performance.
ZY Optics has expanded their f/0.95 Micro Four Thirds lens lineup with the new Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 lens, offering a similar field of view to that of a standard 35mm lens on full-frame. This brings the Mitakon Speedmaster f/0.95 lens count for Micro Four Thirds up to two, adding to their existing 25mm f/0.95 lens.
It features 12 elements in 9 groups with a single extra-low dispersion element and four high refractive index elements to minimise chromatic aberration. ZY Optics says the lens delivers a “compelling sharpness across the frame, even at f0.95”.
Laowa has today announced their new 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens. It’s a tiny lens for its short focal length and wide field of view at only 58mm long and weighing a mere 254g. It’s a rectilinear lens, not a fisheye, and it’s designed to offer complete coverage on full-frame mirrorless cameras.
With a 126° field of view, the lens actually has a front 62mm filter thread. Laowa boasts it as the widest rectilinear lens ever made for full-frame that does actually have a filter thread. Despite its small stature, though, the price is a little more than some might hope for.
Pergear has been going a bit nuts lately on the low-budget lenses. It was only in March that they released their 35mm f/1.6 and 50mm f/1.8 lenses with the 7.5mm f/2.8 fisheye just last month. Now, they’ve sent one fo their existing focal lengths into overdrive and announced the new Pergear 35mm f/1.2 manual focus lens.
Designed for Micro Four Thirds and APS-C mirrorless cameras, it’s available in MFT, Nikon Z, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and Sony E mounts. The best bit? It’s only $109.
Venus Optics has now officially announced their new Laowa 50mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens designed specifically for the Micro Four Thirds system. It’s for use on all of the Panasonic & Olympus cameras as well as more video-oriented systems like the Pocket 4K and various Z-Cam cameras.
While this is a manual focus macro lens, it does contain a chip which communicates with your camera. When you spin the focus ring, your camera’s LCD automatically zooms in, you can set your aperture via the camera body instead of a ring on the lens, and it also means the correct details are stored in the EXIF data of your images.
Vazen is a relatively new Chinese lens manufacturer that only really seems to have come onto the scene last year. But they jumped straight in with the anamorphic lenses, initially launching a 40mm T2 1.8x for Micro Four Thirds and following it up in February of this year with the promised 28mm T2.2 1.8x for MFT.
Today, though, Vazen has announced a new addition to their lineup. But this one’s not for Micro Four Thirds. Oh, no, this is an 85mm T2.8 1.8x Anamorphic lens designed specifically for full-frame cameras.
It’s been a while since we first (and last) heard anything about Laowa’s OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens. We first found out about it early last year, and got to get our hands on one for a quick play during NAB 2019. It’s a mighty impressive lens, but it’s taken a minute for it to come to reality. And finally, it’s here.
Laowa has now officially announced their new OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 cine lens, an “all-in-one zoom lens with a blend of vintage and modern characters”, they say. It offers a 4x zoom range with a parfocal design and Super35+ coverage that lets you shoot 4K UHD on the Alexa Mini and 8K on Red Helium or 5K on Red Gemini.
Well, after a few days of leaks and excitement, Sigma’s new 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E and Leica L mount has officially been announced. It might not quite be the “half the size and half the weight” of the DSLR-modified 85mm f/1.4 Art for Sony E, but it’s pretty close!
The new lens isn’t just for Sony E mount, though. It’s for mirrorless systems in general. At the moment, that means it’s also available for the Leica L mount for use with all of the cameras in the Sigma/Panasonic/Leica L mount alliance.
Laowa has released six of their popular lenses for the L mount system. The lenses include three wide angles (one zoom and two primes) along with three of their macro lenses. Laowa says that the new L-mount versions of the lenses are compatible with the Sigma fp, the Panasonic S1 series (including the S1R and S1H) as well as the Leica SL/CL cameras.
The lenses are all manual focus and the list includes some of Laowa’s favourites, including the 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 (the widest full-frame rectilinear lens that exists), the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D, and their 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro, that we reviewed here.
Pergear has announced their new 7.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds and APS-C mirrorless systems including Nikon Z, Canon EF-M, Sony E and Fuji X. At $129, this manual focus lens is aimed squarely at low budget shooters looking to add a bit more fun to their photography.
The lens features a full metal body construction, weighing in at around 320g. As it’s a fisheye, there’s no front filter thread, due to the bulbous front element. Although it’s a manual focus lens, infinity sits at around the 1-metre mark, so as long as you’re not doing anything super close-up, the entire world is in focus.