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New crafty adaptive Pentax K mount adapter ring for older Pentax DSLRs/SLRs, March 5, 2014
And now some crafty work in the world of mount adapters. Singapore-based Adaptive, as their name suggests, is releasing their first Pentax K mount adapter ring that allows the mounting of various lenses from other mounts (Nikon F, Olympus OM,... Continue

New Manual Focus Micro Four Thirds Primes from Kowa, February 17, 2014
The world of micro four thirds is going to get even more sources of lenses. Kowa, famous for lenses that go in other devices, revealed that they are planning three manual focus prime lenses for micro four thirds, under the... Continue

New Second Generation Lens: Cosina Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 II (m43rds) with cilckless aperture, February 13, 2014
Cosina Voigtlander revealed the second generation of their Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 II (m43rds) lens with clickless aperture. Announcement and specs at dpreview and Optyczne.pl and trade-show floor samples taken with the Olympus E-M5 at Fotopolis.pl. Continue

Coming Soon for the Pentax K-mount: Sigma 30mm f1.4 Art lens, February 12, 2014
Pentax K-mount prime fans can soon join the Art Prime party. More specifically, the Sigma 30mm f1.4 Art series SLR lens is coming soon in the Pentax K-mount as well! More via the Pentaxforums website. Continue

New SLR Magic 1.33x50 Anamorphot-50 anamorphic lens, February 12, 2014
SLR Magic has announced a new specialty lens, the 1.3xx50 Anamorphot-50 lens, designed in part thanks to feedback from photo-video-graphers at EOS-HD and Personal View. Announcement and details at EOS-HD and Photography Blog and ePhotozine. Continue

New Olympus Professional M43rds Lenses: 7-14mm f2.8 and 300mm f4 [corrected], February 11, 2014
Olympus announced two new professional Micro Four Thirds lenses in the runup to the CP+ 2014 trade show: the 7-14mm f2.8 and the 300mm f4 (not f1.4; corrected!). These are in development with a 2015 release estimate. Since this is... Continue

FE E-mount Lenses: Sony 70-200mm f4G OSS for $1500, February 11, 2014
The new Sony 70-200mm f4G OSS NEX E-mount mirrorless-system lens has a price, and it is a premium full frame price, $1500 as pointed by dpreview. Not sure if anyone would be interested in sticking this not-so-tiny lens on those... Continue

New Tamron PZ lenses at CP+: 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 and 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 [updated], February 5, 2014
Tamron will show/announce two new superzoom lenses at/by the Japanese 2014 CP+ trade show, the 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II (APS-C) and 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 Di (full frame). Both will be PZD (piezo drive) and VC (stabilized). Early details at Focus Numerique... Continue

Pentax will announce new CMOS-based 645D medium format camera by CP+ 2014 (also: new 645 and Q lenses coming), February 5, 2014
The Medium Format action is picking up steam again. Earlier on, Hasselblad and Phase One announced new CMOS sensors for medium format cameras and digital backs respectively. Now it is Pentax-Ricoh's turn. Pentax has officially announced that a new 645D... Continue

New Pentax DA AF 1.4x AW Rear Converter (2cm long), February 5, 2014
Lens Converter party at K-Ville! Pentax has officially announced a new 2cm long HD DA AF 1.4x AW Rear Converter for the K-mount. Both weather-proofness and auto-focusing are preserved when using it per the Pentax press release. AF is preserved... Continue

Crazy Stackable Lensaholic Deal for Olympus M43rds: $100/$200 off per lens (stackable on Lenses) when purchased with OM-D or E-P5 bodies, February 4, 2014
Olympus has a hot deal if you are interested in jumping into their M43rds system or loading up on lenses. It is a stackable promotion on the lens side. You buy one camera (E-M1 or E-M10 or E-M5 or E-P5)... Continue

New Zeiss 50mm f2.8 Touit Mirrorless lens (NEX, Fuji) for $1000 - with full size samples available!, January 30, 2014
Zeiss continues to build up their Touit mirrorless system lenses with the announcement of the new 50mm f2.8 APS-C for the Sony NEX e-mount and the Fuji X system. Details on the lens, along with the cutout diagram and sample... Continue

New Olympus M43rds Lenses: 25mm 1.8 prime and 14-42mm EZ pancake and fisheye body cap lens, January 28, 2014
Olympus has announced three new Micro Four Thirds lenses. The 25mm f1.4 pancake, the 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 EZ pancake zoom, and a 9mm f8 fisheye body cap lens. The 25mm f1.8 has a starting price of $400. Details and pre-orders at... Continue

Crowdfunding Lenses: Moment promises two quality add-on prime lenses (0.63x and 2x) for iPhones and Galaxy smartphones, January 15, 2014
One of the big benefits of the internets is the democratization of creativity. And Kickstarter and similar crowd-funding services can sometimes help make ideas come to life. One such case is a new Kickstarter project, Moment, that is making add-on... Continue

Curiosity Factor: Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 gets completed review, samples (some RAW) and hands-on previews, January 9, 2014
The new Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 micro four thirds prime lens was announced as a product (finally going beyond the development announcement) at CES 2014 and it cannot be accused of being vaporware. The lens has already picked up... Continue

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