Ricoh has unveiled that the full frame Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens for K-mount cameras will ship in July for $1199.
The lens features a rounded, 9-blade diaphragm, along with a redesigned ring motor for better AF response. While compatible with K-mount cameras for shooting operations, the electromagnetic diaphragm-control mechanism is only available when the lens is mounted on a Pentax K-1 Mark II, K-1, K-3 II, K-3, KP, K-70, K-S2 or K-S1 camera body.
You can view more specs and pre-order the new Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens here at B&H Photo.
Sigma’s updated set of nine prime Art lenses for native Sony E-mount are now available and shipping. The lenses include Sigma’s new 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro and 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM lenses, along with seven existing lenses:
- Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
The news of these new lenses broke back in March and I took a closer hands-on look at the new Sony versions of these Sigma lenses at NAB 2018 in April. You can check them all out and order them now here at B&H Photo.
Several Zeiss lenses are available with instant rebates up to $400 off through July 31, 2018. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
These Sony versions have the same optics and overall construction of these popular lenses in the Canon/Nikon mount counterparts. However, the lens barrel is extended to make up for the additional flange distance required provide a native Sony E-mount.
Nikon has announced the development of the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR lens. It is significantly smaller and lighter than comparable camera lenses due to the adoption of Phase Fresnel lens elements. The PF element first appeared in the AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens (above) back in 2015.
Details are scarce and there are no photos released yet. Nikon says final pricing and availability info will come later this year. Check out the press release below. [Read more…]