Good news! SIRUI just expanded their anamorphic Saturn lineup – In addition to the already existing Saturn 35mm, they have just introduced two new anamorphic lenses: the Saturn 50mm and the Saturn 75mm. Each is a T/2.9 full-frame anamorphic lens that is smaller than a phone, light enough to mount on a drone, and best of all? They are all budget-friendly at under $1,000. We took the entire set for a spin!
SIRUI just announced their first autofocus lens ever – the SIRUI Sniper. The Sniper is a set of three lenses for APS-C sensors. We took the set for a ride, and they are a great pick for the price. Once you read the review, there is a good chance you’d wanna grab them. They are now pre-selling on Indiegogo for $299 a lens.
For a super deep drill down on the set, hit the jump.
Laowa has announced two new full-frame lenses. At least, they’re sort of new. They’re the Laowa Ranger Lite, available in 28-75mm T2.9 (buy here) and 75-180mm T2.9 (buy here) varieties. They’re identical to the Laowa Ranger lenses, except in weight.
The two lenses combined shave 300g off their regular Ranger counterparts. Laowa says they also offer greater durability thanks to a new magnesium alloy housing.
It’s been the source of much speculation over the past few months, but now it’s official. Sigma has announced the new 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS Sports lens (buy here). Designed for mirrorless cameras, it’s available for Sony E and Leica L mounts.
The new lens offers up to 7.5 stops of image stabilisation and rugged construction. It has fast AF motors and an inner zoom mechanism that doesn’t affect lens length.
TTArtisan has a talent for producing interesting and unusual lenses, and this one’s no different. It’s the TTArtisan 100mm f/2.8 Bubble Bokeh lens (buy here), originally released in August. But now it’s available in Leica M mount.
The Leica M mount means it’s much more easily adaptable to mirrorless mounts than the M42 version. And if you buy it from the TTArtisan website, you’ll get one included for less than the Amazon price.
As well as the new Sony A9 III (buy here), Sony has also announced the new Sony FE 300mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens (buy here). While not exactly a pocket-sized lens, it’s incredibly lightweight for its focal length and aperture, weighing only 1.47kg.
It’s a G Master lens, meaning it sits in Sony’s top-tier lenses, and it comes with a price tag to match. That being said, it’s not too dissimilar from 300mm f/2.8 lenses of the past from other manufacturers.
Viltrox has announced the new Viltrox AF 20mm F2.8 FE (buy here). As an FE lens, it’s a full-frame lens designed for Sony E mount cameras. It’s also an ultra-lightweight autofocus lens and comes at a very low price point.
With a focal length of 20mm, this is a very wide angle lens on full-frame, offering about 91.6º field of view. And with a weight of only 157g, it’s an ideal walkabout landscape lens or even for vlogging.
Here are some good news for fans of wide-angle lens, 7Artisans just launched their new full-frame 7Artisans 9mm f/5.6 lens. The lens costs 479$ and is available for the Nikon-z, Canon-RF, Sony-E, and Leica-L mounts. Oh, and here are some even better news, the lens is rectilinear. Meaning? it’s not a fish-eye lens.
The 7Artisans 9mm f/5.6 is a non-fish-eye full-frame lens. Yes, full-frame. Ultra wide-angle lenses that actually cover a full-frame sensor are few and far between. The last one in recent memory is the Laowa 9mm F5.6, which costs 799$. It is nearly twice as much as the budget-friendly 7Artisans one.
A new lens brand, Thypoch, has officially launched its Simera series of ASPH lenses: the Simera 35mm f/1.4 and 28mm f/1.4 (both $699). The lenses are full-frame and work with the Leica M mount system.
Both lenses were showcased successfully at Photopia Hamburg and Salon de la Photo in Paris, and were popular among manual and vintage lens lovers.
Leica has announced two new full-frame wide-angle lenses for L mount: a 21mm f/2 ASPH lens ($5495) and a super-wide 14-24mm f/2.8 ASPH zoom ($2495). Both lenses feature some fairly high specs. As you would expect from Leica, these include lightning fast autofocus and improved chromatic aberration reduction, and a hefty price tag!
Leica says that the lenses are “an excellent choice for landscape, architecture, and astrophotography,” with the 14-24mm filling in the ultra-wide angle focal length gap in the series.