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Venus Optics Releases 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens with 210° Field of View – Photography Article

Venus Optics has been slowly releasing the four lenses it teased back in April of 2018. We saw the 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 for Sony E-Mount in October, the 100mm 2x Macro for full-frame DSLRs in June, and the 17mm f/4 Zero-D for Fuji GFX earlier this month. Today, they’re officially releasing the last lens: the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye for Micro Four Thirds systems. This 8mm equivalent fisheye lens’ party trick is the fact that it can actually see behind…

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Its Smallest Medium Format Lens Yet – Photography Article

Earlier today, Fujifilm unveiled its lightest, smallest medium format lens yet. The GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR expands the lineup of lenses available for the GFX series mirrorless medium format cameras, adding an incredibly portable, almost pancake-style 50mm that weighs only 335g (11.8 oz.). With a full-frame equivalent focal length of 40mm and a reasonably fast f/3.5 maximum aperture, Fujifilm is targeting this lens at street shooters who have also picked up its rangefinder-style GFX 50R. The press release…

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Venus Optics Brings 15mm f/2 and 10-18mm Lenses to Canon RF and Nikon Z – Photography Article

Chinese lens maker Venus Optics is bringing two of its ultra-wide angle lenses to Canon and Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless systems. The Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D, which is now available for both the Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts, and the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom, which will only be released for the Nikon Z system. Venus Optics made a name for itself with its “Zero-D” line of ultra-wide lenses with minimal distortion, and now the brand is trying to expand its…

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Sigma Debuts 3 Full-Frame Mirrorless Lenses, Including Their First f/1.2 Lens – Photography Article

Overshadowed slightly by the release of the pocket-sized Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera, last night, Sigma also announced three lenses we knew were coming. The full-frame Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.2, and 45mm f/2.8 DG DN lenses designed for the L-mount and Sony E-mount. Part of a “newly developed” selection of Art, Contemporary and Sport lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras, the first three lenses add some compelling options to both the E and L-mounts, promising to deliver top-notch performance without…

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The Lightest Lens in Its Class – Photography Article

Sony has officially announced the much-anticipated and long-rumored FE 35mm f/1.8 lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lightweight new lens—which Sony claims “sets a new standard for portability”—will give Sony shooters an affordable, if slightly slower, alternative to the popular Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA. Sony’s focus with this release seems to be weight and portability. At just 280g light and 77mm long, “the compact dimensions and light weight of this full-frame, large-aperture prime lens provide mobility…

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