Lenses & Lens Accessories

by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement, Thypoch is back with a new lens: the Eureka 50mm f/2. This normal-length prime is an M-mount rangefinder lens and will be available in aluminum and brass finishes. Similar to the Simera lens, the Eureka features a
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For photographers and videographers seeking great specs in a small body, the new Panasonic Lumix S9 could be just the ticket. This mirrorless camera packs a 24.4MP full-frame sensor into the first compact design in the Lumix S series, coming in at only 14.2 oz. The S9 also includes Panasonic’s advanced Phase Hybrid autofocus system, in-body stabilization, and 6K video codecs. For people looking to step up from a
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Sigma has announced the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN II Art lens, featuring improved optics, a smaller and lighter design, and faster focusing performance. It’s an evolution of one of Sigma's most-beloved flagship lenses and a standout zoom within the DG DN Art lineup. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN II Art Lens Sigma’s reputation for
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
The Simera 28mm f/1.4 and Simera 35mm f/1.4 are two of the latest wide-angle prime lenses for Sony E, Nikon Z, Canon RF, and FUJIFILM X mounts releasing from Thypoch, a relative newcomer to the mirrorless world. While the company hasn’t been around that long,
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Hasselblad is adding an ultra-wide-angle prime to its mirrorless X System with the XCD 25mm f/2.5 V lens—the widest V-Series lens for the system yet, offering a field of view close to that of a 20mm on full-frame, along with a speedy f/2.5 design that excels in low-light conditions. The broad angle of view and bright maximum aperture pair with a portable design that’s perfect for walkaround urban
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What better way to celebrate Venus Optics' 10-year anniversary than with a 10mm lens? The Venus Optics Laowa 10mm is the world's widest f/2.8 full-frame, rectilinear lens. Remarkably, this lens is not a fish-eye and features close to zero distortions. Sam shares the specs of this ultra-wide angle lens, as well as his cityscape and macro images.
by Zack Young ·Posted
Despite the massive growth in the anamorphic lenses category over the past few years, most filmmakers still find themselves having to choose between lower-budget choices with imaging compromises or pricey picks that give a true widescreen feel. Blazar, previously known as Great Joy, continues to bridge that gap with reasonably priced anamorphics that can go toe-to-toe optically with higher-priced competition. Case in point, the new Cato series featuring a 2x squeeze factor and large format sensor coverage. Blazar also expanded its popular
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Hot on the heels of February’s 24-50mm announcement, Sony is back with another compact, short-range zoom: the FE 16-25mm f/2.8 G. This ultra-wide full-frame lens is all about portability, with a sleek design and a useful range that hits an everyday sweet spot for those photographing architecture, interiors, landscapes, and street subjects. And with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, it’s a solid choice for low-light shooting.
by Zack Young ·Posted
Venus Optics is following up its popular Laowa Ranger full-frame lens series with a new set of cine lenses designed for the S35 market. Announced ahead of NAB 2024, the Laowa Ranger S35 Cine Zoom Lens set features three compact cinema lenses with focal length ranges of
by Jordan Gallant ·Posted
DZOFilm’s PAVO 2x Anamorphic line has added new focal lengths to further expand your filmmaking capabilities with vintage cine qualities. Included in this release are 65mm, 135mm, and
by Stepan Andranikian ·Posted
Let’s face it: cinema lenses aren’t cheap, and for good reason. Cinema lenses are, generally, superior to conventional “non-cine” lenses in almost every regard. They’re more durable, offer better control, produce superior image quality, and so on. The only downside is the price you pay for the privilege of their performance; a top-tier cine lens can easily run you thousands of dollars. But don’t reach for your
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
Creative, distinct, and blur would be the three words I’d pick to sum up Lensbaby’s latest lens, the Sweet 22. Honestly, though, these descriptors could probably be used to describe any of Lensbaby’s offerings, which have evolved over the years from lenses meant for tinkering to new, simple-to-use models that are straightforward, stand-alone instruments. Lensbaby describes the Sweet 22 as having “the smallest sweet
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Panasonic continues its 2024 offerings with yet another “smallest and lightest in its class” lens, this time delivering the Lumix S 28-200mm f/4-7.1 Macro O.I.S., a wide-to-tele macro zoom that fits in the palm of your hand. The lens is an all-in-one multitool whose impressive image quality makes it ideal as a jack-of-all-trades for travel and everyday carry or as the foundation for building out a Lumix lens kit
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The classic 24-70mm has some competition. Sony has just revealed an alternative in the standard zoom space with the release of the FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G Lens. Within Sony’s lineup, this new full-frame offering packs a wide-to-normal zoom range and a fast, constant f/2.8 aperture into a compact form factor—effectively splitting the difference between the hefty 24-70mm f/2.8 GM and lightweight 20-70mm f/4 G.
by Luke Rollins ·Posted
Sigma continues to expand its Art and Sports lines with the debut of two new primes for L and Sony E-mount cameras: the 15mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and the 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sports lenses, both for full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras. The pair straddles opposite ends of the focal-length spectrum, with the 15mm