Tokina 70-200mm f4 VCM-S Officially Announced

Takina 70-200mm f4

Tokina has announced its first optically stabilized lens, AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S  70-200mm f4. AT-X 70-200mm f4 covers full frame sensors, features a ring-type ultrasonic motor for AF, and the voice coil motor-driven IS system promises three stops of stabilization. The new lens will first be available in Japan this May for ¥150,000( ~$1500) for Nikon F Mount, and other ...

Read More »

Sony FE Lens Roadmap and the New Zeiss 16-35mm f4.0

Sony E-Mount Lens Roadmap 2014

Sony FE Lens Roadmap 2014 Sony has announced the new Zeiss 16-35mm f4.0 lens for FE mount. Followers of Mel’s Cameras may remember that we have given you this rumor in February this year here. The new Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens will be available mid summer 2014. There is no pricing info or an image of the lens yet. Image ...

Read More »

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Pricing and Availability Date Announced

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma has announced the recommended price and availability date of the highly anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. The 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available late April for $949 in the USA. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 recently shaked the lens world with its head-to-head performance to legendary $4.000 Zeiss 55mm F.14 Otus lens. so at only $949, it ...

Read More »

Lensbaby Announces 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens

Lensbaby Fisheye Lens

Lensbaby has announced 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye full manual Lens for Canon and Nikon APS-C size sensor cameras, providing an extreme wideangle of view of 185º (anything beyond 180º means that it sees behind itself, don’t ask me how!). It is a  bit pricey at $300 but I have to say that it is actually a better constructed and more serious looking lens than ...

Read More »

New Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Lens Price and Availability

Tamron 16-300mm Lens

Tamron has announced the price and availability date for its 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 18.8x superzoom for APS-C SLRs. The 16-300mm (24-450mm FF equivalent) will go on sale in the middle of May at a price of $629.  Tamron 16-300mm features an ultrasonic-type AF motor, splashproof body and optical image stabilization (VC). Its main differentiator form the other superzooms is ...

Read More »

Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 – Is it a game changer?


Along with the Nikon 1 V3, Nikon also announced the 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, a new 189–810mm equivalent super-telephoto zoom lens for the Nikon 1 system. To be honest, this lens is more exciting than the V3 for me mainly due to its huge 810mm equivalent reach. In addition, it features a focus limit switch, VR (Vibration Reduction), Nikon’s Voice Coil Motor ...

Read More »

New Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Tested against Zeiss Otus 55mm

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

The soon to be released Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens has been tested against the already legendary Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Xitek published the first comparison images of the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens against three other lenses: Sony Planar T* 50mm F/1.4 ZA SSM, the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G, and the Otus Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Sigma has ...

Read More »

Hoya 77mm 2.7 (9-Stop) ND Filter for only $49


If you want to dive in to the sea of daytime long exposure photography, this is one of the easiest and cheapest way to do so:  B&H sells Hoya 77mm neutral density (ND) 2.7 filter with HMC coating which gives a you a huge 9-stop for only $49 (down from $77). And you can always put on a cheap step ...

Read More »

Olympus 7-14 f/2.8 and 300mm f/4.0 Lenses Coming


Olympus just unveiled two new Micro Four Thirds Pro lenses: M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 f/2.8 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0. But don’t get so excited yet, since these lenses will be available in 2015. M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0  will give a 35mm equivalent of 600mm, a huge advantage for sports and wildlife shooters considering its relatively compact size. Olympus doesn’t ...

Read More »