Panasonic LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 Lens Announced, Priced $447.99, Available for Pre-Order

Panasonic has just officially announced the new Panasonic LUMIX S 50mm f/1.8 lens. It is a prime lens for the full L-mount system developed in partnership with Leica and Sigma, featuring nine elements, including ED, UHR and aspherical glass,  a linear motor. The minimum focus distance is 0.45m (17.7″), while the maximum magnification is 0.14x. The 50mm F1.8 is weather-sealed and freezeproof to -10°C/+14°F.

This new lens costs $447.99, first available for pre-order at AmazonB&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH Lens Officially Announced, Priced $2,795, Available for Pre-Order

Leica has just officially announced the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm F2.8 ASPH Lens. It is a constant aperture telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless bodies made by Leica, Sigma and Panasonic. It has 19 elements in 15 groups, with 3 elements having aspherical surfaces. The focus group consists of a single element, which is driven by a stepping motor. The lens has 11 aperture blades. This new lens costs $2,795, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens Officially Announced, Priced $899, Available for Pre-Order

Sigma has just officially announced the new Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Panasonic/Sigma/Leica L-mount mirrorless cameras. It is a fast standard prime lens, featuring 15 elements, including SLD (special low dispersion), ELD (extraordinary low dispersion), ‘F’ low dispersion (FLD) and aspherical glass. This new lens costs 899, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama. Read More »

Images & Specs of Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens Leaked

Here are some first images of the upcoming Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens, leaked online.  This new lens is reasonably compact (the total length is 109.5mm for the L mount version and 111.5mm for the E mount version ). It is scheduled to be officially announced very soon. Read More »

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