Category: Lenses

Friday, November 16, 2018

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Price Announced

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The retail price of the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be £1349.99 including VAT in the UK. SIGMA SA and Canon EF mount will be available in December and Nikon F mount will follow in early 2019.

The retail price of the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens will be £1349.99 including VAT in the UK. SIGMA SA and Canon EF mount will be available in December and Nikon F mount will follow in early 2019.

Test the New Irix 150mm Macro Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses , Competitions

Irix is inviting all photo enthusiasts to take part in a competition and become Irix 150mm lens testers. Entries close at the end of the 22nd November.

Irix is inviting all photo enthusiasts to take part in a competition and become Irix 150mm lens testers. Entries close at the end of the 22nd November.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Up to $150 Off Sigma Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Sigma has just announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale, featuring impressive savings on its award-winning Global Vision lens line, with a large focus on Art lenses.

Sigma has just announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale, featuring impressive savings on its award-winning Global Vision lens line, with a large focus on Art lenses.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F Super Macro Wet Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F is the finest Super Macro Wet Lens available. The UCL-900F +15 Super Macro Lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating impressive images sharp on the corners and great on the details. It is perfect for shooting close-ups of tiny creatures, fish, corals and textures.

The Fantasea-AOI UCL-900F is the finest Super Macro Wet Lens available. The UCL-900F +15 Super Macro Lens magnifies the subject and enables the camera to focus short distances, creating impressive images sharp on the corners and great on the details. It is perfect for shooting close-ups of tiny creatures, fish…

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8 Will Cost 595 Euros

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8 lens will retail for 595 Euro and be available at the beginning of December 2018.

The new Irix Macro 150mm f/2.8 lens will retail for 595 Euro and be available at the beginning of December 2018.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Now Available

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is now available for $1999 USD in Sigma, Canon and Nikon camera mounts.

We've already published our full review of this excellent lens here.

The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is now available for $1999 USD in Sigma, Canon and Nikon camera mounts. We've already published our full review of this excellent lens here.

Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Prices Announced

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The pricing details of 2 of the lenses that Sigma announced at Photokina have been unveiled. The SRP (including VAT) of the 56mm F1.4 DC DN C will be £399.99 / $479. The SRP (including VAT) of the 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A will be £1099.99 / $1399. Pricing on the other lenses is still to be announced.

Availability will be as follows:

SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art – Sigma, Canon & Nikon November 2018. Sony January 2019

SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary – Sony and MFT November 2018

In addition, Sigma is now shipping the Sony E-mount version of its “Bokeh Master” – the 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($1599 USD).

The pricing details of 2 of the lenses that Sigma announced at Photokina have been unveiled. The SRP (including VAT) of the 56mm F1.4 DC DN C will be £399.99 / $479. The SRP (including VAT) of the 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A will be £1099.99 / $1399. Pricing on…

Friday, November 2, 2018

Up to £275 / €300 Cashback on Nikon Cameras and Lenses

Nikon UK has today launched its Winter Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses in time for the festive period.

Nikon UK has today launched its Winter Cashback promotion, offering up to £275/€300 on selected Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses in time for the festive period.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Using Sigma Lenses with the Canon EOS R

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma have issued a lens compatibility notice for their lenses when used with the new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera. There are no known issues with general operation, but Sigma do state that the Digital Lens Optimizer located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used and must be set to Off. This will be fixed by Sigma in a future firmware update.

Sigma have issued a lens compatibility notice for their lenses when used with the new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera. There are no known issues with general operation, but Sigma do state that the Digital Lens Optimizer located within the in-camera Lens Aberration Correction function cannot be used and must…

Current Sigma Lenses Will Work on the Nikon Z7 Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma has confirmed in a statement that its current lenses will work on the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera via the FTZ adapter without any issues.

Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus, while some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate.

Sigma has confirmed in a statement that its current lenses will work on the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera via the FTZ adapter without any issues. Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus, while some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November…

Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 for Sony FE Now Available to Pre-order

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The new Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 full frame zoom lens for Sony FE cameras is now available to pre-order. The price will be £899 / $849 and stock is due at the end of November 2018.

The lens is currently available to pre-order in authorized resellers and in Venus Optics official website (http://www.venuslens.net/). The first 50 orders through Venus Optic’s webstore will get a 100mm Magnetic Filter Holder System for FREE. The ex-VAT retail price in US is USD 849/pc and the first shipment is expected to commence in late November.

The Laowa 10mm f/4.5-5.6 for Canon R and Nikon Z mounts will be released in a few months.

The new Laowa 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 full frame zoom lens for Sony FE cameras is now available to pre-order. The price will be £899 / $849 and stock is due at the end of November 2018. The lens is currently available to pre-order in authorized resellers and in Venus Optics official…

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 (Rumour)

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens is due to be released in 2019, according to Japanese rumour site Nokishita. Sporting an APO Sonnar lens design, the Otus 100mm has a filter size of 86mm and an aperture range of f/1.4-f/16. It will be available in Nikon F and Canon EF mounts.

The Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens is due to be released in 2019, according to Japanese rumour site Nokishita. Sporting an APO Sonnar lens design, the Otus 100mm has a filter size of 86mm and an aperture range of f/1.4-f/16. It will be available in Nikon F and Canon EF…

Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 Full-frame Lens Available on October 26th

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Sales of the new Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens for full frame Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras will begin on October 26th.

Sales of the new Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens for full frame Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras will begin on October 26th.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Testing the Canon EOS R's Autofocusing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

One of the key selling points of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is its backwards compatibility with Canon's vast range of EF lenses - 130 million produced so far and counting - not to mention 3rd-party lenses from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. This backwards compatibility is made possible by the new Canon EF-EOS R mount adapter.

So we've tested out the autofocusing system of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera, firstly with the RF 24-105mm f/4 kit lens and then with a wide variety of EF lenses.

One of the key selling points of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is its backwards compatibility with Canon's vast range of EF lenses - 130 million produced so far and counting - not to mention 3rd-party lenses from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. This backwards compatibility is made…

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 for Canon, Sony, Fujifilm and Micro Four Thirds

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

The 7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 is a fast manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras. It's available now in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mount.

The 7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 is a fast manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras. It's available now in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mount.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Meike 6-11mm F3.5 Fish Eye Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Hong-Kong manufacturer Meike have unveiled an intriguing 6-11mm F3.5 fish eye lens for full-frame and APS-C cameras. This fish eye zoom has a constant aperture of f/3.5, minimum focusing distance of 15mm (at 6mm), measures 64x94mm, and weighs 541g. The Meike 6-11mm F3.5 Fish Eye Lens is available in Canon and Nikon mounts.

Hong-Kong manufacturer Meike have unveiled an intriguing 6-11mm F3.5 fish eye lens for full-frame and APS-C cameras. This fish eye zoom has a constant aperture of f/3.5, minimum focusing distance of 15mm (at 6mm), measures 64x94mm, and weighs 541g. The Meike 6-11mm F3.5 Fish Eye Lens is available in Canon…

Friday, October 5, 2018

Some Tamron Lenses Don't Work with the Nikon Z Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Tamron have announced that some of their lenses do not work on the new Nikon Z mirrorless camera. The company has discovered issues that affect some of their Di/Di II series lenses when mounted on the Nikon Z7 with the FTZ Nikon Mount Adapter. Tamron haven't yet disclosed which lenses are affected.

Tamron have announced that some of their lenses do not work on the new Nikon Z mirrorless camera. The company has discovered issues that affect some of their Di/Di II series lenses when mounted on the Nikon Z7 with the FTZ Nikon Mount Adapter. Tamron haven't yet disclosed which lenses…

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Firmware Update

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

A new firmware update for the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens improves the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition.

A new firmware update for the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens improves the stability of the image in the viewfinder, making it easier to confirm composition.

Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 Firmware Update

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Lenses

A new firmware update for the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 SA-E and EF-E is now available, making it compatible with the latest firmware of Sigma interchangeable lenses.

A new firmware update for the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 SA-E and EF-E is now available, making it compatible with the latest firmware of Sigma interchangeable lenses.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Up to £85 Cashback on Selected Olympus OM-D Cameras and M.Zuiko Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Get more for less with Olympus’ new winter promotion offering up to £85 cashback on a selected OM-D camera models and M.Zuiko lenses. The promotion is valid for the following Olympus products:

OM-D cameras E-M5 Mark II and E-M10 Mark III (body only & kit versions) as well as the M.Zuiko lenses ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6,

ED 12mm F2.0, 17mm F1.8, ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, ED 75mm F1.8 and ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II.

Get more for less with Olympus’ new winter promotion offering up to £85 cashback on a selected OM-D camera models and M.Zuiko lenses. The promotion is valid for the following Olympus products: OM-D cameras E-M5 Mark II and E-M10 Mark III (body only & kit versions) as well as the…