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  • 11/23/2013: Add review by PhotoZone. 10/6/2013: Add review by PCMag. 7/9/2013: Add review by Phoblographer. 4/20/2013: Add review by PR. On September 17 2012, Panasonic announced the Lumix G X 35-100mm f/2.8 weather sealed zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. The 35-100mm lens is a fast 70-200mm equivalent telephoto zoom lens, incorporates Panasonic's Power O.I.S. optical image stabilizer making it easy to shoot clear photos even in low-light situatio...
  • 11/23/2013: Add review by DCR. 6/8/2012: Add review by PhotoZone. On February 8 2011, Sigma announced the 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens , which is an optically stabilized true macro lens with a reproduction ratio of 1:1. Featuring a Super Multi-layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, a HyperSonic Motor (HSM) for quiet auto focus and Sigma's own Optical Stabilizer to combat motion blur resulting from shaky hands. The lens is the successor to the Sigma Ma...
  • 10/29/2013: Add review by PCMag. On January 9 2012, Sigma announced the 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN  fixed-focal-length lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) and Sony NEX cameras. The 19mm lens is comprise of 8 elements in 6 groups, an angle of view of 59.3 degrees on Micro Four Thirds and 73.5 degrees on an E-mount camera. This 19mm lens benefits from a newly developed linear AF motor which moves the lens elements directly without the need for gears or the drive of other mechanical part...
  • 10/29/2013: Add review by PCMag. 3/2/2013: Add review by m43photo. 2/6/2013: Add review by PhotoZone. 7/31/2012: Add review by SLRgear. 4/27/2012: Add review by PB. On January 10 2012, Sigma announced the 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN  fixed-focal-length lens for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) and Sony NEX cameras. The 19mm lens is comprise of 8 elements in 6 groups, an angle of view of 59.3 degrees on Micro Four Thirds and 73.5 degrees on an E-mount camera. This 19mm lens benefi...
  • 7/30/2013: Add review by PhotoZone, SLRgear. On July 23 2012, along with the Canon EOS M compact system camera, Canon also introduced two new lenses - the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM and EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. An optional EF-EOS M mount adapter is also available to extend compatibility to existing Canon lenses.  The Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM M-mount standard zoom lens  is equivalent to a 29-88mm lens in a 35mm system . The lens optical formula comprises 13 elements in...
  • 7/25/2013: Add review by PCMag. The Samsung 50-200mm F/4-5.6 ED OIS II Lens is a telephoto zoom lens designed for Samsung's NX series of digital cameras. The lens's 50-200mm focal length, equivalent of 77-308mm in 35mm format, gives a 4x zoom range that is ideal for nature, sports, wildlife, portraiture, and more. It features Samsung's optical image stabilization system, which compensates for lens shake by using tiny lens-shifts to cancel out motion blur, even in low-exposure shots...
  • 4/3/2013: Add review by SLRgear. On September 13 2012, Nikon announced the 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens  for Nikon 1 advanced camera with interchangeable lenses. The lens is a normal 18.5-mm (equivalent to 50 mm in 35-mm format) fixed focal length lens with the fastest f/1.8 maximum aperture in the 1 NIKKOR lineup. With a weight of around 70 g, the lens is also the lightest lens in the 1 NIKKOR lineup. The lens has a minimum focus distance of just 0.2 m for close-up photography. Her...
  • On April 24 2013, Panasonic announced a new member of LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens , the LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. standard zoom lens. Complying with the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the lens offers a wide and long zoom range of 14-140mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-280mm). It is c omprising of 14 elements in 12 groups and features three aspherical lenses and two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses to achieve dramatic downsizing despite its powerfu...
  • On March 8 2013, Sigma announced the new 30mm F/1.4 DC HSM standard prime for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors. Comprising nine elements in eight groups and an iris diaphragm with nine rounded blades (and no "EX" designation in the name), this lens features a completely different design to the older Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM , which was introduced back in 2005. It also has a shorter close-focusing distance of 30cm and a higher maximum reproduction ratio of 1:6.8. The filter a...
  • 10/8/2013: Add review by PCMag. 9/20/2013: Add review by ePhotoZine. 7/9/2011: Add review by PhotoZone. 11/23/2010: Add review by PhotographyBLOG. 8/9/2010: Add review by LetsGoDigital. The M. Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 (35mm equivalent 28-300mm) lens is designed to maximize the performance advantages of the Micro Four Thirds System, and it's significantly lighter and more compact--easily fitting in a jacket pocket. The Micro Four Thirds System stand...
  • 10/6/2013: Add review by PCMag. 4/25/2013: Add review by WDC. 4/20/2013: Add review by PR. On May 21 2012, Panasonic announced the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. This digital interchangeable standard zoom lens has a focal length equivalent of 24mm-70mm with a constant F2.8 aperture and some degree of weather sealing. It features Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating for reduced flare and ghosting, and the X-series lens is also HD f...
  • 10/1/2013: Add review by pdn. 7/16/2013: Add review by Phoblographer. 7/9/2013: Add review by PB. 7/3/2013: Add review by PCMag. 6/15/2013: Add review by SLRgear. On April 17 2013, Sigma announced the  18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens which is the first zoom lens ever to achieve a maximum aperture of f1.8 throughout the zoom range. Offering a focal range equivalent to 27-52.5mm in the 35mm format, the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM is standard zoom-lens for DSLR cameras with APS...
  • 7/27/2013: Add review by Phoblographer. 5/2/2012: Add review by SLRgear. 4/2/2012: Add review by PR. On September 21 2010, Sigma announced the 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM large aperture medium telephoto macro lens . This lens is a successor to the 6-year old APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM  model. It features an OS design offering the latest optical technology and the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. Three SLD (...
  • 7/27/2013: Add review by PB. 4/25/2013: Add review by AdmiringLight, Phoblographer. 4/3/2013: Add review by PCMag. 3/23/2013: Add review by SLRgear. 3/2/2013: Add review by ePhotoZine. On September 17 2012, Olympus announced development of the ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm 1:1.8 macro Micro Four Thirds System lens . Optimized for snapshots or street shooting, this is a compact, bright, high-grade lens with large f1.8 aperture that features a high-quality metallic outer finish tha...
  • 7/2/2013: Add review by PB. 5/12/2013: Add review by DCR. 4/22/2013: Add review by PhotoZone. 11/3/2012: Add review by ePhotoZine, AdmiringLight. 9/19/2012: Add review by CNET AU. On May 24 2012, Olympus announced the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F1.8 portrait lens for the Micro Four thirds system. Offering an effective focal length of 150mm in 35mm terms, the all-metal Olympus 75mm lens is perfect for portraits, high-speed indoor sports and stage shooting in low light. The nin...
  • 5/31/2013: Add review by PhotoZone . 9/16/2012: Add review by SLRgear. On July 14 2010, Sigma announced the release of its 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens. This large-aperture, standard-zoom lens, which was first introduced in February at PMA 2010, is designed for APS-C digital cameras and incorporates Sigma's Optical Stabilization (OS) functionality and new FLD glass. The 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM is an ultra compact lens with an overall length of just 3.6 inches. The OS...
  • 5/31/2013: Add review by ePhotoZine. 2/8/2013: Add review by PhotoZone. 1/2/2013: Add review by Phoblographer. 12/13/2012: Add review by PCMag. On September 17 2012, Olympus announced the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm 1:2.8 macro lens . Within the 60mm lens, there are 13 lens elements incorporated in 10 groups of lenses with extensive use of special glass materials such as ED (Extra-low Dispersion), HR (High Refractive index) and E-HR (Extra-High Refractive index) elements to complete...
  • 5/25/2013: Add review by Phoblographer. 2/15/2012: Add review by ePhotoZine. On February 23 2011, Samsung announced details and release dates of five lenses for its NX interchangeable camera system. They include the three prime lenses, alongside two movie-optimized zooms. The 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OIS was joined by a 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 in December 2011. The 16mm F2.4, 60mm F2.8 OIS Macro and 85mm F1.4 was launched between July and October 2011. All five lenses are compatible with t...
  • On September 13 2012, Tamron announced the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD compact full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens. Equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), the Tamron 70-200m F/2.8 lens is currently under development with no launch date or price set. It will be available for Nikon, Canon and Sony mounts. Here's the lens technical specifications: Focal length : 70-200mm Maximum aperture : F/2.8 Angle of view (diagonal...
  • On January 3 2013, Samsung announced the addition of their newest flagship camera - the NX300, as well as the 45mm f1.8 2D/3D lens . The NX300 boasts a 20.3 Megapixels APS-CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-25,600. A new hybrid auto focus system promises to deliver fast, reliable phase and contrast detection. The camera also boasts 1/6000 second shutter speed for shooting in full sun with open apertures and 8.6 fps continuous shooting. Samsung's DRIMe IV imaging engine is designed to...