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Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 Canon’s Popular Portrait Lens Arrives for EOS R

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With the announcement of the RF 85mm f/1.2 lens, Canon has finally made one of what is arguably the most popular portrait lenses of all time available to shooters who have moved over to the EOS R mirrorless ecosystem. If you’ve ever shot portraits with one of Canon’s existing 85mm lenses, you’ll understand why they are so popular. They are capable of producing images with razor sharp subjects, but with background bokeh so creamy, you could put it in your coffee. The new Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM lens features an entirely new optical design which Canon says boosts…

Sigma MC 21 Adds Sigma EF & SA Lens Compatibility to L-Mount Bodies

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The Sigma MC-21 Mount Converter/Adapter gives shooters using L-Mount [1] cameras such as the Panasonic S1 [2],  a wider range of lens options by allowing Sigma EF-Mount and SA-Mount lenses to be used. Attaching the MC-21 to an existing Sigma SA or EF mount compatible lens will allow them to be used as L-Mount system lenses. The MC-21 features a small LED light on the outer part of the ring that changes colour depending on the compatibility of the attached lens. A green light indicates full compatibility, orange indicates compatibility, but that the lens requires a firmware update and no light at…

NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S – World’s First FF 14mm Filter Attachable Lens

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The new Nikkor Z 14-30mm S lens is an ultra-wide-angle lens designed specifically for their new Z mount full-frame mirrorless camera bodies and is what Nikon is calling “the world’s first full-frame filter attachable lens.” The big news is of course, that the lens itself, will accept various types 82mm screw-on filters, something that has never been featured on an ultra-wide-angle lens before. It also boasts a new optical formula that utilizes four Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) elements and four aspherical elements that will help to control distortion and chromatic aberration and features Nikon’s anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat to reduce ghosting…

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…

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