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Kodak (JK Imaging) Micro Four Thirds System officially announced, January 9, 2014
The world of micro four thirds is officially welcoming another company making cameras and lenses for the system. It is the ghost of Kodak, currently controlled by JK Imaging. The first camera in the system is the 17mp Kodak S1... Continue

New Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art and smaller 18-200mm zoom, January 6, 2014
Sigma announced two new lenses at CES 2014, a new Art series edition of their 50mm f1.4 SLR prime lens and a smaller/compact-er 18-200mm DC superzoom lens. Early details at Amateur Photographer UK. More details when more press releases come... Continue

Official: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Noctictron M43rds lens [with preview and samples], January 6, 2014
It is not just a sea of fixed lens camera announcements. Panasonic+Leica wants to drill a hole in your wallet as they have officially announced the new Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Nocticron ASPH PowerOIS prime lens for Micro Four... Continue

New Fuji 56mm f1.2 R XF portrait lens for $1000, January 6, 2014
Fuji has officially announced as a product the new 56mm f1.2 R XF prime portrait lens for their X system. This new lens, the first of eight new Fuji X system lenses to be released in 2014 (per the Fuji... Continue

Fuji officially releases new X System Lens Roadmap, January 6, 2014
Fuji has officially announced a new lens roadmap for their X system. The roadmap covers the whole of 2014 with four zoom lenses and one high speed wide prime shown as coming up. The first to come out will be... Continue

New Lens Announcement: Fuji 10-24mm f4 R OIS X System Lens [updated], December 18, 2013
The New Lens Announcements Month continues with Fuji officially announcing the new Fujinon XF 10-24mm f4 R OIS lens for their X system. The lens is a 15-36mm "equivalent" and will be available around March 2014 with a starting price... Continue

Dxomark picks Best Lenses for E-M1, GX7, D610, D3200 [data driven], December 14, 2013
As part of their more extensive camera + lens combo measurements, Dxomark is now able to leverage their data to make lens picks tailed to specific interchangeable lens cameras, based on their measurements. As usual, keep in mind, data is... Continue

New Kipon Handevision Ibelux 40mm f0.85 for $2080 (in 4 mirrorless mounts), December 13, 2013
And now prime action of the bright kind! This is turning into new lens announcements month. The new Kipon Handevision Ibelux 40mm f0.85 is a bright lens for mirrorless camera systems. It will be available in the Sony NEX e-mount,... Continue

New Fuji 56mm f1.2 XF lens coming in Spring 2014, December 13, 2013
The official Fuji website revealed that the upcoming Fuji 56mm f1.2 XF X System lens is coming in Spring 2014. Fuji knows what's up with prime lenses, they are apparently trying a "Leica for the rest of us" type of... Continue

New SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 video lens for M43rds, December 13, 2013
The new lens party continues with SLR Magic, they have announced a new video-priority lens for Micro Four Thirds, the SLR Magic 17mm T1.6! Details via dpreview and WDC? and Fotopolis.pl. Continue

Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 SLR lens coming Jan-27-2014 to USA, December 13, 2013
Tamron announced via press release that their new 150-600mm f5-6.3 Di VC USD (model A011) lens will be released on January 27 (2014) in the USA. A USA price has not been revealed yet. The lens is now appearing at... Continue

Zeiss planning 85mm f1.4 Otus lens, December 12, 2013
In a Facebook Q&A session, Zeiss revealed that they are planning to release a 85mm f1.4 Otus lens in 2014. According to the Facebook answer-er, this will be the first Otus lens to be released in 2014. Details via Pop... Continue

New for Alpha SLRs: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 II DX, December 12, 2013
More tape delayed lens news! A new lens is coming to the world of Sony Alpha Dyxum Konica Minolta SLR users. Tokina is going to release their 11-16mm f2.8 II lens in this mount as well. Details via Photography Blog... Continue

New Lens: Samyang 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS in TEN different mounts, December 12, 2013
From the Tape Delayed News Department, we have another new lens announcement, it is the new Samyang 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens and it will be available in ten different lens mounts, five SLR and five mirrornyets (mirrorless).... Continue

New Toda Seiko 12mm f7.4 fisheye manual lens for Fuji X and Sony NEX e-mounts, December 12, 2013
We don't often get new camera gear announcements in December (unless they are trying to steal a march on next year's CES announcements) but not-often is not never. A new fisheye lens for mirrorless systems (Sony NEX e-mount and Fuji... Continue

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