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Canon Announces 85mm f/1.4L IS Lens, 3 Tilt-Shift Lenses & New Flash

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Canon has finally announced the widely anticipated 85mm f/1.4L IS lens, in addition to a trio of tilt-shift lenses, and a new Macro Twin Lite flash. Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Canon’s original 85mm prime lens have always been a favourite for portrait photographers due to their incredible sharpness and in this photographers opinion, the ability to produce some of the best looking bokeh of any comparable lens. In fact, the only thing missing from previous versions was any sort of image stabilization. If you wanted that, you had to opt for a compatible third-party brand. Well, with the announcement…

Nikon Announces New Full-Frame 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Nikon has introduced a modernized version of its popular line of full-frame zoom lenses with their announcement of the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR, telephoto zoom lens. The new 70-300 mm is Nikon’s first full-frame lens to feature an integrated stepping motor. Nikon’s decision integrate a stepping motor makes sense, as it provides not only faster, but also quieter AF performance, making it a more attractive option for video shooters in addition to photographers. “This latest lens reaffirms Nikon’s commitment to giving FX-format shooters of all levels the unparalleled quality of NIKKOR glass, with the benefits of our latest…

Sony Adds Two New Wide-Angle Zooms To Their G Master Lineup

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Sony has announced two new wide-angle zooms to augment their already impressive G Master full frame line of lenses. G Master FE 16-35mm f/2.8 – Expected End of August The FE-16-35mm f/2.8 GM is Sony’s first wide-angle G Master model and features an 11 blade near circular aperture, constant f/2.8 max aperture, five aspherical elements and two DDSSMs (Direct Drive SSM). The lightweight and feature rich 16-35mm lens is ideal for landscape, architectural, close-up portrait and sports/action photographers looking to add a solid wide-angle option to their gear bags. Key Features Designed to achieve 50 line pairs/mm resolving power Two XA (extreme…

Canon Announces CN-E 70-200mm Lens Just before NAB Show

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If you’re on your way to NAB Show next week, you might want to stop by the Canon booth to check out the new Compact-Servo CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 EF telephoto lens they’ll have on display. Designed for cinematographers who want to make the jump from using Canon’s EF lenses and DSLRs to dedicated Cine cameras such as the EOS C100 Mark II or EOS C300 Mark II, the CN-E 70-200mm promises 4K optical performance in a compact body (same size and weight as the 18-80mm T4.4). The CN-E 70-200mm also features full external servo control in addition to an integrated servo drive unit,…

Sony Announces New G Master FE 100-400mm Super Telephoto E-Mount Zoom

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Sony just added another lens to their already impressive G Master line-up with the announcement of the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom. The FE 100-400mm is the first super-telephoto zoom in Sony’s flagship G Master series and offers “extraordinary resolution and fast, precise autofocus that will capture distant action with outstanding quality and immediacy.” Sony a9 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera | FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom Get more information on the new Sony a9 Full frame Mirrorless Camera and FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom lens at Vistek Lenses in this focal range…

FUJIFILM Launches New “MK” Series of Cinema Lenses

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FUJINON MK 18-55mm T 2.9 Cinema Lens Vistek Video Producer Dale Sood was granted early access to FUJINON’s amazing new MK 18-55mm T2.9 Cinema Lens so he could review it and put it through its paces. To really push the limits of this amazing new lens, Dale wanted to think big, so with the help of Canadian Singer Chloe Charles, he shot a music video for her upcoming track “Head High”. Watch our full hands-on review (featuring a sneak peak of the Chloe Charles music video we shot) to see what this bad boy is capable of. Fujinon MK 18-55mm, T2.9, E-Mount…

Nikon Announces Next-Generation AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm Zoom

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Nikon has always been known for their high-quality lenses and their ultra-fast AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens has been the go-to workhorse for many photographers, professional or otherwise. Now, Nikon promises that the latest version of this lens announced yesterday will take that performance to the next level. AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Sample Images The new 70-200mm features six ED glass elements, one Fluorite and one High Refractive lens elements and a Nano Crystal Coat that will “all but eliminate distortion and glare and maximize contrast and sharpness, even in difficult backlit situations”. It also features four focus…

Nikon’s AF-S 105mm f/1.4E lens might just be the new bokeh champion

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This morning, Nikon announced the AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED lens and it’s gotten people pretty excited. Priced at $2699.00, and billed as the “world’s first full-frame* 105mm f/1.4 lens” the just announced AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED is aimed at professional or advanced enthusiast portraiture photographers. *Among AF lenses for digital SLRs compatible with FX-format image sensor; as of July 27, 2016; statement based on Nikon research A premium lens for the most discerning photographers and engineered to help create flattering images with gorgeous bokeh while delivering impressive sharpness and beautiful colour rendition”. Suitable for in-studio or location shoots, the AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED…

Meet the Milvus Family of Lenses

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This strictly manual focus lens family will initially consist of six focal lengths and will be compatible with dSLR camera bodies from Canon, Nikon (with ZE- or ZF.2-mounts) and the Sony a7 series (with a lens adaptor).The initial six focal lengths will be: 2.8/21mm, 2/35mm, 1.4/50mm, 1.4/85mm and two macro lenses, a 2/50mm and 2/100mm with additional focal lengths being released over the next few years.“With this diversity of extremely high-quality SLR lenses, we are underscoring that, with o

Canon EF 35mm Prime Lens Unveiled

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The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM prime will be the first lens to feature Canon’s proprietary Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics technology (BR Optics). The new EF 35mm offers a wide angle view, superb low-light performance, fast focus and the ability to shoot in even the harshest of conditions… Blue Spectrum Refractive optics: “Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics (BR Optics) incorporate a new organic optical material with unique anomalous dispersion characteristics for use in camera lenses. The molecular design of BR Optics refracts blue light (short wavelength spectrum) to a greater degree than other existing optical technologies including UD glass, Super UD glass and Fluorite,…

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