The Nikon ZF.2 version is not yet shipping; however, it is available for pre-order.
The new roadmap (full version below) includes the pancake XF27mm f/2.8, XF10-24mm f/4 OIS and XF23mm f/1.4 lenses by the end of 2013. Additionally, Fuji has the XF56mm f/1.2R as its flagship prime portrait lens slated for early 2014 (which I would expect to see at or just before CES 2014). [Read more…]
LockCircle has announced its new Prime Circle XE system of cinema lens at NAB 2013.
The new Prime Circle XE lenses are available in 10 different focals from 15mm to 135mm. The XE wireless controller allows remote adjustment of the aperture of system lenses from up to 300′ away.
Prime Circle XE lenses will be on display at LockCircle’s booth at NAB 2013. Additional info should be available soon on Lock Circle’s website.
More details in the complete press release below. [Read more…]
The next big thing for Sony E-Mount is full frame – particularly so, given that the Sony VG900 and Sony RX1 have been making big waves as full frame cameras. Of course, the VG900 features is a NEX camera with an E-Mount; however, only Alpha-mount full frame lenses can take advantage of that sensor courtesy of an adapter. And then, there’s the RX1, which has a lens affixed to the camera in a rather compact package for a full frame shooter.
As SonyAlphaRumors points out though, full frame NEX options are coming and Zeiss is planning to deliver three new full frame prime lenses for Sony NEX E-Mount cameras.
While these lenses are purportedly on the road map, we won’t see them for over a year when they arrive in June 2014.
Zeiss has three prime lenses in development now – a 2.8/12, 1.8/32 and 2.8/50 macro. What’s more is that the lenses will be AF lenses. The Fuji X-Series versions will also feature a manual aperture setting.
Pricing is said to be similar to the Zeiss Sonnar 24mm f/1.8 for Sony Alpha cameras, which runs about $1100 USD. Expected availability on the new Zeiss lenses is in the Spring/Summer of 2013.
Carl Zeiss will be showing off the new Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 lens at Photokina 2012. The new lens will be available for Canon and Nikon mounts in the ZE and ZF.2 series, respectively.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFMhilBU7BU&w=640&h=360]
The new Zeiss lens should be available in December 2012 for around $2000.
Zeiss has announced its new 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* lens for Canon and Nikon mounts. The new lens is first model of a new product family from Zeiss. [Read more…]
Along with the new CZ.2 28-80mm cine lens, Carl Zeiss announced a new CP.2 25mm T2.1 cine prime lens – not to be confused with the current Zeiss CP.2 25mm T2.9 lens. The CP.2 25mm T2.1 lens will be available with interchangeable mounts for PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts. It is a full frame lens, covering a 36 x 24mm image circle, so it works with cameras like the 5D Mark III, as well as Super 35mm cameras like the C300.
The Zeiss CP.2 25mm T2.1 cine lens will be available in October for $4,500.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]