Well, the lens that was apparently up for sale on Yahoo Auctions 10 days ago has now officially been announced by Sony. Yes, the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS lens is finally here. As is the Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS. They’re massive monsters of lenses, and they’re shipping in only 2 months.
Chinese lens manufacturer Vazen has brought some rather interesting new lenses to the Cine Gear Expo. Spotted by Newsshooter, there appear to be three lenses coming at 28mm, 40mm and 65mm focal lengths, each having a 1.8x anamorphic effect. And they’re made for Micro Four Thirds cameras with 4:3 sensors (like the Panasonic GH5). With 1.8x squeeze they allow you to shoot 2.39:1 footage on a 4:3 sensor.
The 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is one of the most popular lenses out there for photographers. They’re versatile with a nice wide constant aperture and many of them are very sharp. But there aren’t many similar lenses available for filmmakers. Sure, you can just use the photography lenses, but they’re not really designed for the purpose.
Pegasus, though, is changing that, by rehousing Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lenses inside their own designed cinema housing. Their new 24-70mm f/2.8 Compact Zoom FF lens offers all the quality we’d expect from the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens, but with features required for filmmakers.
The Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 lens was originally spoken way back in 2016, along with the announcement of the Yongnuo 100mm f/2. The 85mm f/1.8 for Canon EF did come, eventually, and then all mention of an F mount version disappeared, almost as if Yongnuo never intended to actually release it. But now, the lens suddenly appears to have popped up on eBay.
Samyang, also known as Rokinon in some parts of the world, has announced a new full frame 45mm f/1.8 compact autofocus lens for Sony E mount. Samyang says that it’s been designed specifically for Sony mirrorless cameras and isn’t just a rehash of another lens with a new mount. It is their third compact lens and seventh autofocus lens designed for Sony mirrorless.
Samyang has announced two new manual focus lenses for use on the Canon EOS R. EOS RP and future RF mount cameras. Taking two wild extremes, one is an ultrawide Samyang RF 14mm f/2.8 full frame lens offering a 116° field of view. The other is the Samyang RF 85mm f/1.4 lens, aimed squarely at portrait shooters.
If you’ve been thinking about pre-ordering a Panasonic S1 or S1R mirrorless camera but were worried about lens options, then worry no more. Sigma has today announced that 11 of their Art series prime lenses are coming to L mount, along with a pair of new MC-21 adapters allowing you to mount your Canon EF and Sigma SA mount lenses onto Sigma, Panasonic and Leica L mount bodies.
Tokina has announced their new “Opera” 16-28mm f/2.8 full frame lenses for Nikon & Canon DSLRs. Sitting at a pretty low price point compared to the Nikon and Canon alternatives, the new lens is targeted towards landscape, architectural and astrophotography uses. Of course, with a lens this short of focal length and this wide of an aperture, there are many other potential uses for it, too.
The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony E mount was rumoured yesterday to be announced today, and now that announcement has come. Tamron has today officially announced development of the new 17-28mm f/2.8 lens, along with two others destined for Nikon and Canon full frame DSLRs. The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD prime lens and Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD zoom.
A couple of new cameras isn’t the only thing Panasonic announced today. Along with the official announcement for the Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R full frame mirrorless cameras, comes three new Panasonic L mount lenses. There’s the Panasonic S PRO 50mm f/1.4, the Panasonic S PRO 70-200mm f/4 OIS and the Panasonic S 24-105mm f/4 Macro OIS.