At $598, the Sony FE 50mm f/2.5 G is not a cheap lens. Does it offer premium image quality and performance for this price ? Watch Christopher Frost’s video to get the answer to this question.
Cosina has announced that two more Voigtlander prime lenses are being made available for Nikon Z-mount cameras: a Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical and a Macro APO-Ultron D35mm f/2, which brings the total collection of officially licensed lenses to six optics.
Optics manufacturer TTArtisan has announced a fully-manual 25mm F2 lens for APS-C mirrorless camera mounts that costs just $55. The lens is constructed of seven elements in five groups and offers a roughly 38mm full-frame equivalent focal length (except on Micro Four Thirds where it’s a 50mm equiv).
TTArtisan has announced a new 25mm f/2 lens for multiple APS-C mounts that costs a measly $55. The company says that it is the “best budget lens” and is making it available for Sony E, Fujifilm X, EOS-M, Micro Four Thirds, Canon RF, Nikon Z, and Leica L mounts and is claiming a massive 95% off sale that makes the lens a very affordable $55.
A review of Pentax Asahi Super Takumar 55mm f/2 (on Canon R5) with samples.
At the time Sony announced their set (11mm f/1.8, 15mm f/1.4G, 10-20mm f/4G) of new ultrawide APS-C lenses back in June (2022), it caused quite a stir in the Sony community. Given the fact that all the rage was about full-format gear in recent years, such a visible commitment to the format was certainly a relief. In this review, we’ll have a look at the lens that is probably the most interesting of the bunch – the Sony E 11mm f/1.8.
A couple of years ago, with samples taken on the last major overseas trip I took before Covid closed the world for quite a while, I reviewed the Laowa 100mm macro. I concluded it was good and sharp, a little challenged for flare at longer distances, but absolutely superb in the macro range. Of course, inevitably, after I paid my money, Laowa announced a new lens – a 90mm, built specifically for mirrorless, and a lot more compact, with otherwise similar specs.
According to Samyang, their new AF 35mm f/1.4 FE Mark II offers excellent optical performance, AF performance that is faster and more accurate than before with the adoption of the STM motor providing the best results not only for photography but also for video record. Watch the video to learn about the review.
The Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP is a bit of an odd lens. It is still the widest lens for DSLRs, but it was announced at a time when no one really cared about DSLRs anymore. And it came out after the Voigtländer 10mm 5.6, which surely didn’t help the marketing department. So is there still a reason to get the Samyang 10mm 3.5 XP in 2022?
Meike has had quite a stampede of new lens releases lately. One of their most ambitious new designs is the new Meike 8mm f/2.8 MFT. You may think that this is another fish-eye, but it is, in fact, a fully correct ultra-wide lens equivalent to 16mm on full-format cameras. Priced at $399 USD, it is not a budget item anymore, but it’s also not your average optical construction either – consisting of no less than 17 elements, including two aspherical elements.