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Zeiss Batis 40/2 CF Distagon Lens

Press release issued by Zeiss

ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF

The Most Versatile Lens in the ZEISS Batis Family

The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF bridges the gap in the ZEISS Batis family lineup

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2018-09-27.

With a 40 millimeter fixed focal length, the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) is the latest addition to the product family. This standard lens in the ZEISS Batis family features a quick autofocus and an extremely short minimum focus distance. Delivery will start in November 2018. “The focal length on the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, something customers have been eagerly awaiting. The lens bridges the current gap between the ZEISS Batis 2/25 and the ZEISS Batis 1.8/85,” says Dr. Michael Pollmann, Category Manager for Imaging at ZEISS.

The ZEISS Batis family was developed specifically for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony (Alpha 7 and Alpha 9 series). The lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras and cover a total of five focal lengths ranging from 18 to 135 millimeters. Together with these cameras, the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF ensures a lightweight, easy-to-use, high-performance system that delivers outstanding image quality, a minimum shooting distance of 24 centimeters for close-up shots and a magnification ratio of 1.3.3. “With the launch of the ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF, we now offer a focal length that falls between the standard 35 and 50 millimeter lenses people love to use. We have made the entire ZEISS Batis lens family even more attractive by offering the complete range of focal lengths,” says Pollmann.

The most versatile lens in the ZEISS Batis family

The ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF is able to tackle various photography challenges thanks to its special 40-millimeter focal length. From portrait and street photography to landscape and architecture – anything is possible with this high-resolution fixed focal length. “The lens is excellent for applications requiring normal focal lengths as well as common photographic situations where a bit more of a wide angle is needed. Our customers will enjoy a truly versatile lens which, thanks to its proven ZEISS look, and an outstanding image quality, is also ideal for close-ups. If you’re traveling light and decide to opt for just one lens, then this would be it,” says Pollmann.

Thanks to its high micro contrast and initial aperture of f/2, the lens can perfectly capture individual objects. Features like floating lens design for consistently high image quality across the entire focus range, the ZEISS T* coating for fewer reflections and weather and dust sealed housing and splash protection ensure maximum image quality in almost any situation. For creative work, the innovative OLED display on the ZEISS Batis shows the distance and depth of field, ensuring a perfectly adjusted focus range.

The price of the new ZEISS Batis 2/40 CF is 1.299 € (incl. German VAT) or 1.299 US$ (excl. local taxes).

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

Press release issued by Sigma:

S | Sports

SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM

The flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom lens that meets the most stringent needs of professional photographers

1. Combining all of the features required by professional photographers
2. Incorporating 10 exclusive low-dispersion glass elements
3. Customization is possible to improve versatility
4. The three F2.8 zooms that exhibit maximum performance

The ever-evolving 70–200mm is now available in the Sports line

The F2.8 zoom lenses are the essential equipment for many professional photographers. 70-200mm F2.8 lenses in particular are expected to perform at their best in various challenging scenes, from news to sports, landscape, and portraits. The SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports has high optical quality, a tough design and excellent handling ―all of the features required by professional photographers and high-end amateurs. The all-round, ultimate 70-200mm F2.8 is now available.

Key features

1. Combining all of the features required by professional photographers
To make the lens lightweight while maintaining robustness, magnesium is used to ensure high mobility. As a lens from the Sports line, the dust- and splash-proof structure, together with the water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens, ensures safe use even in the most challenging shooting conditions. The SIGMA 70–200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports also incorporates Intelligent OS*1 with an acceleration sensor and the latest algorithm capable of panning in all directions. The high-speed AF, thanks to the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) with an updated algorithm, captures instantaneous photography movement.
*1 In Mode 2, the movements of subjects can be captured without losing panning effects thanks to the image stabilization function even when the camera is moved horizontally, vertically, or diagonally—regardless of the position of the lens.

2. Incorporating 10 exclusive low-dispersion glass elements
To provide excellent correction of color aberration, nine FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and an SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element, in total ten exclusive low-dispersion glass elements are incorporated. From the center to the corners, extremely high resolution is realized, making the lens capable of meeting the most demanding needs of professional photographers in various shooting conditions.

By optimizing spherical aberration, a smooth and natural bokeh effect is ensured making the lens perfect for portrait photography.

3. Customization is possible to improve versatility
An AF Function button is provided to allocate various functions. By selecting it from the menu on camera bodies, or using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK*2, functions other than AF Lock can be allocated too. It expands shooting styles, depending on the user’s preference. In addition, the tripod socket with 90° click stops, made with a magnesium alloy which is both lightweight and tough, is incorporated to ensure easier changes of shooting position from vertical to horizontal and vice versa. It can be attached directly to an Arca Swiss type clamp.
*2 For Canon, it is available from compatible camera models. For SIGMA and Nikon, the optional SIGMA USB DOCK and a PC which has SIGMA Optimization Pro software installed are required.

4. The three F2.8 zooms that exhibit maximum performance
Together with the existing SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art lenses, the SIGMA 70–200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports completes the lineup of three F2.8 large-aperture zoom lenses capable of covering focal lengths from 14mm to 200mm. The three lenses exhibit maximum performance in scenes requiring shooting under various conditions and circumstances such as scouting filming locations and overseas reporting assignments.

Other features

+ Tele Converters that are designed to match the current lens lineup (optional) can be attached
*The addition of SIGMA’s TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 produces an AF 98-280mm F4 hyper-telephoto zoom lens or an AF 140-400mm F5.6 hyper-telephoto zoom lens respectively.
+ Tripod socket with high usability
・With 90° click (de-clickable) stops
・Replaceable lens foot (Can be used on monopod when removed)
・Compatible with Arca Swiss type clamps (with stopper screw)
+ Hood with lock
+ Equipped with a focus limiter
+ Manual Override (MO) capable of switching two full-time manual modes
*By setting it to the MO position, it switches to manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF. Using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to adjust the MO position’s sensitivity to switch to manual focus.
+ 11-blade rounded diaphragm
+ Compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction
*Function not available on all Canon cameras. Further, available corrections may vary by Canon camera model.
+ Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
+ Compatible with SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11
+ Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK
* Not available for Sony E-mount lens
+ Available Mount Conversion Service
+ Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
+ Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
+ High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
+ “Made in Japan” craftsmanship

For more information about the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION lineup of fine products, please visit the official SIGMA global website: SIGMA GLOBAL VISION: http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/

Specifications

All figures calculated for SIGMA

  • Lens Construction: 24 elements in 22 groups
  • Angle of view (35mm): 34.3°-12.3°
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 120cm / 47.2in.
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.8
  • Filter size: ø 82mm
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): ø94.2mm x 202.9mm / ø 3.7in. x 8.0in.|Weight:1,805g / 63.7oz.

Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

Press release issued by Sigma:

C | Contemporary

SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN

Compact, lightweight and remarkable image quality ― a mid-tele lens for APS-C mirrorless

1. Impressively compact construction with image quality rivaling SIGMA’s Art line
2. The only three F1.4 AF lens system for APS-C Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
3. Smooth AF ideal for video shooting

Third addition to the F1.4 Series following the 30mm and 16mm lenses
The smallest mid-tele lens in its class*

The first of the series is the standard lens 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and the second is the wide-angle lens 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. The third addition is this smallest mid-tele lens in its class, 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. While retaining the compact, lightweight, and outstanding image quality concepts of the Contemporary line, thanks to SIGMA’s leading-edge technology, this lens provides the amount of bokeh and admirable brightness expected from F1.4 lenses even in the mid-tele range. This addition completes the large aperture series comprised of portable wide-angle, standard, and telephoto lenses.

*The smallest in its class among F1.4 mid-tele lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras

About the lens name SIGMA lenses with “DC” in the name are designed for optimal performance on cameras with APS-C image sensors. When a DC lens is used with a camera with a full-frame image sensor, vignetting will occur. Photographers are advised to adjust image area settings for optimal image results. SIGMA lenses with “DN” in the name are designed for optimal performance on cameras with a short flange back distance.

Key features

1. Impressively compact construction with image quality rivaling SIGMA’s Art line
To achieve such a compact construction, lens design is considered based on the capabilities of the camera body function to correct peripheral light amount and distortion. Moreover, axial color aberration, which is difficult to eliminate by image processing, is efficiently corrected by incorporating an SLD glass element. A compactness and lightweight construction combined with superb image quality is achieved.

2. The only three F1.4 AF lens system for APS-C Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
The lens benefits from an open aperture of F1.4 to achieve sufficient amount of bokeh and admirable brightness even with APS-C size cameras which tend to have smaller bokeh effects compared to 35mm full size systems. Its compact and lightweight body is perfect for daily use, capable of capturing various scenes ranging from portraits to snapshots, as well as night view.
3. Smooth AF ideal for video shooting
The combination of optical design for video AF and use of the stepping motor enables smooth and quiet autofocus. This lens is also compatible with the Sony E-mount Fast Hybrid AF, achieving precise AF tracking. By using the face recognition or eye AF functions of cameras, focus will continuously be on the face or the eye even if the subject moves during the shoot.

Other features

  • Mount with dust- and splash-proof design with rubber sealing
  • Available Mount Conversion Service
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
  • “Made in Japan” craftsmanship

For more information about the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION lineup of fine products, please visit the official SIGMA global website:
SIGMA GLOBAL VISION: http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/

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

Press release issued by Sigma:

S | Sports

SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM

The absolute all-rounder.
Effortlessly covering from standard to hyper-telephoto.

1. High optical quality that meets the most stringent needs of professional photographers
2. Incorporating multi-material to achieve both portability and durability
3. Design that ensures photographers capture every desired moment
4. SIGMA 600mm hyper-telephoto zoom lens lineup accommodates diverse shooting styles

The world’s first 10× optical zoom telephoto lens with a tele end of 600mm

Covering from 60mm to 600mm, the 10× hyper-telephoto zoom lens achieves the same level of high image quality as the SIGMA 150–600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports. With the lens construction of 25 elements in 19 groups, consistent image quality can be created throughout the entire zoom range. This lens also incorporates Intelligent OS*1 adopting the latest algorithm to deliver an image stabilization effect of 4 stops*2. The high-speed AF, thanks to the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) with an updated algorithm, captures instantaneous photography movement. High ratio, high image quality, and high mobility ―The SIGMA 60–600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports marks the birth of a lens that is on another level from existing high ratio zoom lenses.

* 1In Mode 2, the movements of subjects can be captured without losing panning effects thanks to the image stabilization function even when the camera is moved horizontally, vertically, or diagonally—regardless of the position of the lens.
*2 Based on CIPA guidelines (Measured in 600mm with a 35mm full-size image sensor)

Key features

1. High optical quality meeting the most stringent needs of professional photographers
This lens incorporates three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element to provide excellent correction of magnification chromatic aberration encountered in hyper-telephoto shooting. This offers both high resolution and consistent edge to edge performance through the entire zoom range. In addition, when shooting at the focal length of 200mm, the SIGMA 60–600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports can also be used for telephoto macro photography, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.3, thanks to its high rendering performance.

2. Incorporating multi-material to achieve both portability and durability
To achieve comfortable handling required for a 10x zoom lens while maintaining high optical quality, the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports incorporates multi-material, such as magnesium, CFRP*3, and TSC*4. The use of these superior materials in the right place reduces the weight of the overall lens to enhance portability and ensure durability.

*3 Carbon fiber reinforced plastic, a light but strong material used in the interior and exterior fittings of aircraft, among many other applications.
*4 Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) offers thermal expansion characteristics similar to those of aluminum. Since parts made with TSC expand and contract less due to changes in temperature, they tend to perform better under extreme conditions and help maintain the performance of the lens. TSC also offers outstanding elasticity. Compared to polycarbonate containing 20% glass, TSC offers approximately 70% higher elasticity. Compared to polycarbonate containing 30% glass, it offers 25% higher elasticity. (Comparison is between SIGMA-produced components.)

■ CFRP
■ TSC
■ Magnesium alloy

3. Design that ensures photographers capture every desired moment
The zooming mechanism has been engineered to make both smooth rotation and straight zoom possible. In addition, as a lens from the Sports line, the dust- and splash-proof structure ensures safe use even in the most challenging shooting conditions. Together with the water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens, this lens surely meets the exact requirements of professional photographers.

4. SIGMA 600mm hyper-telephoto zoom lens lineup accommodates diverse shooting styles
The arrival of the 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports expands the lineup of SIGMA’s 600mm zooms to three lenses. The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports is “versatile”, focusing on high image quality and mobility, demonstrating superior coverage from a standard focal length to a hyper-telephoto range without switching to another lens. The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports is composed of many metal parts aiming at a “robust” structure. The lineup of these two Sports line lenses that can meet the most stringent needs of professionals, together with the Contemporary line’s “lightweight” 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary, which reduces weight and makes the shooting experience even more comfortable and convenient, SIGMA undoubtedly satisfies the diverse shooting styles of photographers.

Other features

■ Tele Converters that are designed to match the current lens lineup (optional) can be attached.
The addition of SIGMA’s TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 produces an AF* 84-840mm F6.3-9 hyper-telephoto zoom lens or a MF 120-1200mm F9-13 hyper-telephoto zoom lens respectively.

*When it is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, focus accuracy is not ensured on the telephoto side at the focal length scale more than 300mm.

■ Tripod socket with high usability
・With 90° click stops
・Replaceablelens foot
・Compatible with Arca Swiss type clamps (with stopper screw)

■ CFRP hood
■ Equipped with a focus limiter
■ Manual Override (MO) capable of switching two full-time manual modes

*By setting it to the MO position, it switches to manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF. Using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to adjust the MO position’s sensitivity to switch to manual focus.

■ Zoom lock switch can be set to all marked focal lengths.
■ Compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction

*Function not available on all Canon cameras. Further, available corrections may vary by Canon camera model.

■ Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
■ Compatible with SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11
■ Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK

* Not available for Sony E-mount lens

■ Available Mount Conversion Service
■ Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
■ Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
■ 9-blade rounded diaphragm
■ High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
■ “Made in Japan” craftsmanship

For more information about the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION lineup of fine products, please visit the official SIGMA global website: SIGMA GLOBAL VISION: http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/

Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art

Press Release from Sigma:

SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM

Exceptional quality is the natural instinct of creators.
An evolution of the Art line is driven by this desire.

1. Optical performance that meets the requirements of high-end cine lenses
2. Designed to meet all shooting conditions
3. SIGMA CINE LENS – Inheriting the high standard and superior optical performance of SIGMA’s Art lenses

Inherits the development philosophy behind the SIGMA CINE LENS

High-end cine lenses used by professional filmmakers are required to have a consistent characteristic over the entire sensor at a high level, because these lenses are used to film a subject moving freely on the screen or while panning or tilting the camera. This represents exactly the concept of the Art line; “optical performance comes first”, and the high-end cine lenses need to be designed with this idea. The SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art is SIGMA’s first lens developed originally to live up to the sought-after angle of view and performance standard for a cine lens. This new perspective to ensure the quality of professional equipment for visual production empowers it to breakthrough also as an interchangeable photographic lens.

Key Features

1. Optical performance that meets the requirement of high-end cine lenses
This lens effectively arranges three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to correct axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration to the limit. A sharp image is formed on the focal plane with the maximum aperture and contrast with the soft bokeh in the out of focus area highlights the solidity of a subject. With a distortion of 1% or below and a sagittal coma flare corrected to the limit, it demonstrates a consistent optical characteristic over the entire sensor. This is the ultimate large-diameter standard lens that has both 8K-compatible resolution and beautiful bokeh.

2. Designed to meet all shooting conditions
The water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element, together with the dust- and splash-proof structure, ensures excellent performance even in the most challenging shooting conditions. The high-speed AF, thanks to the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) with an updated algorithm, captures instantaneous photography movement.

3. SIGMA CINE LENS – Inheriting the high standard and superior optical performance of SIGMA’s Art lenses
The optical design of SIGMA’s Art line is adopted and extended to “SIGMA CINE LENS” to achieve professional equipment for video production, which have been used in various filming situations. Thanks to its superior optical performance, the lenses can accommodate 50 million pixels and above in full-frame still cameras and meet the high-resolution requirements of leading edge 8K video technology. As high-end cine lenses, SIGMA offers 10 prime lenses, ranging from 14mm to 135mm, compatible with 35mm full-frame models, in the FF High Speed Prime Line. SIGMA also provides one zoom lens in the FF Zoom Line, and two zoom lenses compatible with super 35 in the High Speed Zoom Line.

Other features

  • Hood with lock
  • Compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction

*Function not available on all Canon cameras. Further, available corrections may vary by Canon camera model.

  • Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
  • Manual Override (MO) capable of switching two full-time manual modes

*By setting it to the MO position, it switches to manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF.
Using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to adjust the MO position’s sensitivity to switch to manual focus.

  • Compatible with SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK

* Not available for Sony E-mount lens

  • Available Mount Conversion Service
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
  • “Made in Japan” craftsmanship

Sigma

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lens

Press release issued by Sigma:

A | Art

SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM

The most-anticipated lens for wide-angle prime enthusiasts, now available from SIGMA’s Art line.

1. Best-in-class performance
2. Designed to meet all shooting conditions
3. SIGMA’s industry-leading wide-angle collection

Launch: TBD
Accessories: Case, Petal Type Hood with lock (LH828-01)
Available AF mounts: SIGMA, Nikon, Canon, Sony E-mount

Note: Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

#sigma28mmArt #sigmaArt #sigma

The classical angle of view with the latest lens design

28mm angle of view used to be a representative wide-angle in the era of film cameras, and attracts many fans even today. To accommodate the request from many photographers who expressed the strong interest in using the familiar 28mm with Art line quality, SIGMA produces the SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, based on the know-how gained through development of the Art F1.4 prime lens lineup released so far. This newest traditional wide-angle lens, advantaged by the latest design and materials, as well as the processing technologies, is now available from SIGMA’s Art line.

Key features

1. Best-in-class performance
This lens incorporates two FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements. In addition, it effectively arranges three aspherical lenses, including a large-diameter aspherical lens to provide thorough correction of magnification chromatic aberration —encountered particularly in wide-angle lenses. This offers high resolution over the entire sensor, while sagittal coma flare is thoroughly corrected and distortion is also minimized to the fullest. Excellent performance is delivered in street photography, as well as shooting landscapes and night skies.

2. Designed to meet all shooting conditions
The water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element, together with the dust- and splash-proof structure, ensures excellent performance even in the most challenging shooting conditions. The high-speed AF, thanks to the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) with an updated algorithm, captures instantaneous photography movement.

3. SIGMA’s industry-leading wide-angle collection
With the launch of this lens, the lineup of large-diameter wide-angle prime lenses compatible with 35mm full-frame has expanded to five, ranging from 14mm to 35mm. All lenses except for 14mm have an F1.4 brightness (F1.8 for 14mm), enabling photographers to choose the angle of view that best suits them, process attractive bokeh in the background, and capture their imagination.
Other features

  • Hood with lock
  • Compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction

*Function not available on all Canon cameras. Further, available corrections may vary by Canon camera model.

  • Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
  • Manual Override (MO) capable of switching two full-time manual modes

*By setting it to the MO position, it switches to manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF.

Using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to adjust the MO position’s sensitivity to switch to manual focus.

  • Compatible with SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK

*Not available for Sony E-mount lens

  • Available Mount Conversion Service
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
  • “Made in Japan” craftsmanship

For more information about the SIGMA GLOBAL VISION lineup of fine products, please visit the official SIGMA global website: SIGMA GLOBAL VISION: http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/

Fujifilm Update Their G-Mount Lens Roadmap

Fujifilm have updated their G-mount lens roadmap with three new lenses.

Press release issued by Fujifilm

Fujifilm unveils the latest development roadmap for GF lenses for the GFX system of medium format mirrorless cameras

Adding three new lenses to the system brings the total lens lineup to 11 lenses to support a wide range of shooting styles

September 25, 2018

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has unveiled the latest development roadmap for GF lenses for the GFX system of medium format mirrorless digital cameras.

Added to the roadmap are the FUJINON GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR telephoto zoom (hereinafter “GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR”), FUJINON GF45-100mm F4 R LM OIS WR medium telephoto zoom (hereinafter “GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR”) and in response to consumer demand and compact and lightweight lens, the FUJINON GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR standard lens (hereafter “GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR”). The total lineup of 11 lenses now support a wider range of shooting scenarios and more versatile photography styles.

Lenses added to the development roadmap

1. “GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR” telephoto zoom lens
This is the long-awaited telephoto zoom lens with the focal length range of 100mm to 200mm (equivalent to 79-158mm in the 35mm film format). It can be used with the existing GF1.4X TC WR teleconverter to cover the focal length range of 140mm to 280mm (equivalent to 111-221mm in the 35mm film format).

2. “ GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR” compact prime lens
This is the smallest and the lightest lens in the GF lenses with the focal length of 50mm (equivalent to 40mm in the 35mm film format). Combined with the GFX 50R, announced today as well, it adds to a very portable and compact medium format digital camera system.

3. “GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR” mid telephoto zoom lens
This is a highly versatile zoom lens that covers the focal length range equivalent to 36mm to 79mm in the 35mm film format, perfect for portraiture and snapshots. When combined with the existing GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR, GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR and the teleconverter, the 4 lenses make a set that covers the focal lengths from 32mm to 280mm (equivalent to 25-221mm in the 35mm film format).

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Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 for Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic have announced the development of the world’s first constant-aperture f/1.7 zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds.

Press release issued by Panasonic

Panasonic develops fast wide-angle LEICA zoom-lens

  • Professional LEICA DG 10-25mm zoom lens
    (35mm camera
    equivalent: 20-50mm)

  • The World’s First Full-range F1.7 Wide Zoom Lens as of September 25, 2018

  • Aiming to be the ultimate photo/video-hybrid digital interchangeable lens

  • Constant aperture ensures harmonic depth of field while zooming

Cologne, Germany, 2018-09-25 – Panasonic Corporation announces that it is developing the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 wide zoom digital interchangeable lens (35mm camera equivalent: 20-50mm). It is the world’s first* F1.7 wide-angle zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system.

Taking full advantage of the MFT system standard, the new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 lens is both: bright and compact. It is the first interchangeable lens to be introduced to the market featuring a full-range F1.7 high-speed aperture.

Integrating a click-less aperture ring that provides seamless aperture control, the new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 lens aims to be the ultimate photo/video-hybrid digital interchangeable lens.

The zoom range of the VARIO-SUMMILUX covers 10-25 mm: Starting from a wide angle and reaching to the natural perspective of human vision. It is designed and developed to fully support photography as well as video recording on a professional level.

LEICA DG lenses are designed to exceed the stringent LEICA quality standards to boast excellent optical performance. The new LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 achieves exceptional imaging performance over the entire zoom range, empowering users to capture precise details and expressions.

Panasonic is committed to further expand the camera and lens line-up for the MFT system to meet customer demands and needs.

* As of September 25, 2018

Details of the product specifications, the date of release and the price are yet to be advised.

Leica is a registered trademark of Leica Microsystems IR GmbH.

SUMMILUX is a registered trademark of Leica Camera.