Three new Zenit lenses were recently rumored for Sony E-mount. Two of them have now been announced: the Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 macro and the Selena 58mm f/1.9. However, it looks like we’ll have to wait for the Sony version some more. The 58mm f/1.9 will be available in Nikon F and Canon EF, while the 60mm f/2.8 macro lens will only come in Nikon F.
Shortly after IBC last year, an unknown China-based lens company called Dulens appeared, announcing a new 85mm f/2.0 lens. It’s a full-frame lens for DSLRs and they say it was designed by the same optical engineers behind the Kinefinity Mavo Prime range of cinema lenses.
News Shooter got their hands on one to have a play with a couple of months, and it’s been listed as available in China since then. Now the Dulens APO 85mm f/2.0 lens is available to pre-order for US customers priced at only $539 (this is a pre-order price, it’ll go up to $599 after it starts shipping) and it comes in both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.
Like many people, I haven’t always been the biggest fan of Ken Rockwell over the years. But it’s Christmas Eve, and I’m in a relatively festive mood, so here we go. Ken has put out a video on the history of Nikon lenses that’s actually got some quite interesting information about it. It starts way back at Nikon’s beginnings 100 years and goes right up to the modern Z mount lenses.
Ok, so, it’s not letting you take a Nikon camera with you everwhere you go, but it is a Nikon. Last year was Nikon’s 100th anniversary and this year is the 60th anniversary of the Nikon F 35mm SLR camera. To celebrate, Nikon Museum (operated by Nikon Corp.) has released a limited edition watch.
Surprisingly, they’re not selling it for a ridiculously high price, either. Although, it may gain in value extremely quickly, as there are only 100 of them available.
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.
Looks like Nikon heard the calls of its customers and finally released a new camera, but it’s not quite what people were asking for.
The camera is a toy Nikon F camera, the company’s first SLR which debuted in 1959. Made of 1,000 Lego-like blocks, the camera will be available in Japan only at this point.