Panasonic has just launched the Lumix S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 MACRO O.I.S. lens. It leaked in the lens roadmap last year, but now it’s officially here and ready for preorders. It looks like a pretty versatile lens that lets you shoot the subjects really far from you, but those really close too, so lets’ see what it has to offer.
I’m a big fan of cheap lenses. I don’t care even care if they mostly suck. Sometimes, a really cheap terrible lens can offer you exactly the look you’re going for – and it can get you there much more quickly than trying to degrade your image manually in post. But in this case…
Tommy, Stephen and Mitchell at TMS Productions decided to order some cheap filmmaking gear from Wish to see how well it actually worked. They got a cheap “4K” action camera and a 420-800mm f/8.3-16 telephoto zoom lens. So, why does the thumbnail say 3200mm? well, they bought a couple of cheap 2x teleconverters, too.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS is a newly announced lens from Olympus. If you’re looking for a super-zoom lens for, say, wildlife or sports, looks like this one could be the right choice. Since it’s compatible with Olympus’ 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, you can get up to 1600mm equivalent focal length with this lens.
Sigma first introduced a 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary lens quite a while ago. It’s an affordable yet powerful zoom lens, but it has been available only in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mounts. Judging from recently leaked images, Sigma is soon launching a new version of the lens, and it will be available for Sony FE mount, too.
Even thought Tamron has been struggling with lens issues for Nikon and Sony, it looks like that doesn’t stop them from releasing the long-awaited “all in one” lens. After leaked photos and a flyer with some more info, the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is now officially announced. Preorders are open and it should start shipping soon. And just like we assumed, it’s available for Sony E mount only (at least for now).
CP+ was supposed to take place last week, but it was cancelled due to the coronavirus concerns. Still, just like Adobe made its Summit conference online, Olympus has decided to do something similar. They took the presentation they’d prepared for CP+ 2020 and published it on YouTube, and a particularly interesting is the demonstration of the upcoming 150-400mm f/4.5 lens.
Other than the D6, Nikon also has something to make Z shooters happy today: the company has just announced NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1.8 S. We’ve been expecting them since January and October last year. The 20mm f/1.8 was even shown off at last year’s CP+. But now they’re both out and ready for you to start shooting with them. So, let’s dive in and see what you can expect.