At 11.8oz, the GF 50mm is the smallest and lightest in the GF lens line to date. Lens construction consists of 9 elements in 6 groups and includes one aspherical lens element to minimize spherical aberration and barrel distortion. It also features a 62mm filter ring, weather-sealing in 10 places along the lens barrel and operation temperatures down to 14°F.
The Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR retails for $999.95 and will be available on September 26, 2019. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Fuji has announced its new XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens for the Fuji X-Series line of mirrorless cameras. The lens offers a 24-120mm-equivalent zoom range on Fuji’s APS-C format cameras in a smaller and lighter package.
The lens consists of 16 elements in 12 groups and weighs just 15.5 oz (440 g) and is only 3.5in (88.9mm) long. This makes it approximately 40% lighter than similar, 35mm system lenses. It has a 72mm filter ring, a minimum focus distance of 14 inches and offers six stops of optical image stabilization for maximum handhold-ability. It also features weather-sealing and operation down to 14°F.
The Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR retails for $799.95 and will be available on September 26, 2019. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon has announced the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens for the Canon EOS R line of full frame, mirrorless cameras. This is the sixth lens in the RF product line. It offers a 10x zoom range and is equipped with Nano USM for the best of both worlds in still and video autofocus.
Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Key Features
- Nano USM AF System
- Optical Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
- Customizable Control Ring
- Minimum focusing distance of 1.64 feet/0.50 meters at wide angle and 2.56 feet/0.78 meters at telephoto
- Maximum magnification of 0.26x at telephoto
- Approximate weight of 750 grams/26.4 ounces
- Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
- 21 lens elements in 15 groups including one Aspheric and Two UD Lens
- 12-pin communication system
The Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens will be available in September for $899 and is available for pre-order now. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon will also offer a new EOS RP kit that includes the RF 24-240mm lens for $2199. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The above video from Canon shows off its new RF lens technology and what makes it so great. The Canon RF mount, as found in the Canon EOS R, provides a shorter flange distance and results in larger rear lens elements to produce an image on the full-frame sensor. The RF mount also provides faster and more in-depth communication between the camera and lens thanks to the 12-pin communication system. Canon’s RF Lens Tech video highlights some of the more specific features and benefits that a larger element with a shorter flange distant offers.
B&H has the new Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens in stock and now shipping for both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. It joins the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4, 55mm f/1.4, and 85mm f/1.4 lenses to help fill out the beautiful Otus line-up. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon now offers a control ring modification service for RF lenses and the Control Ring Mount Adapter to remove the clicking aspect of the control ring. The cost of the service is $79.99 for RF lenses or $59.99 for the Control Ring Mount Adapter.
It’s intended for video shooters who are affected by the clicking sound picked up during audio capture. The service can be ordered through Canon USA’s support portal. See Canon USA’s website or call Canon USA directly at 1-800-652-2666 for more info.