Lens

KenkoTokina is going to release 2 new tilt lenses from their Lensbaby series. They make flowing artistic blurs when they are tilted.
Ricoh Imaging announced that they are going to display a digital single-lens reflex camera and 3 new K-mount lenses at the 2015 International CES. They are all currently under development and no detailed specs are unveiled yet.
Canon is going to release new ultra-telephoto lens "EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM" for ¥300,000 on December 19.

From Canon's EF lens series, the CINE-SERVO lens "CN20×50 IAS H/E1 (EF Mount)" and "CN20×50 IAS H/P1 (PL Mount)" will be released in late April, 2015.

The price of both models will be about ¥8,100,000 (~$80,000).

Editor - September 25, 2014

Smartphone Telephoto Photography?
Sanwa
released an optical 12X telephoto lens kit for smartphone 400-CAM043.

It's compatible with a smartphone that is 58-85mm wide and iPhones including the new iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus. You can adjust focus using the focus ring.

It comes with a tripod stand, pouch and lens cover.

EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM

The second of 2 new ultra-wide lenses for EOS (digital single lens reflex camera) series announced today by Canon for release next month.

This latest EF-S lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-29mm. The lens construction consists of 14 elements in 11 groups. By applying a plastic-molded aspheric lens element, it became smaller and lighter than the previous model.

EF16-35mm F4L IS USM

The first of 2 new ultra-wide lenses for EOS (digital single lens reflex camera) series announced today by Canon for release next month.

It belongs to Canon's high-performance L lens series. It is an F4 wide lens covering the focal range 16-35mm. 3 aspheric lens elements including a glass-molded aspheric lens element are used. The lens construction consists of 16 elements in 12 groups.

100,000,000 EF lenses!

Canon today announced that on April 22, Canon achieved production of one hundred million of its EF lens (interchangeable lens for the EOS series). As an interchangeable lens, EF lens for the EOS series became the most manufactured camera lens in the world.

Canon started manufacturing the EF lens in 1987. The 100 millionth model that was manufactured was the "EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x".

 

 

 

 

Nikon is going to release the D7100 18-300 VR Super Zoom Kit on April 24 that comes bundled with Nikon's flagship single-lens-reflex camera D7100 and the new high-power zoom lens "AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR".

The price will be about ¥213,300.

Nayalan Moodley - March 17, 2014

Promising Return to Form for a Former Industry Heavyweight  

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