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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

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

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

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

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

Samsung reveals first serious NX zoom lens: 16-50mm f2-2.8 OIS [and also 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS Power Zoom], January 2, 2014
Coming together with the NX30 camera announcement, Samsung also revealed two new lenses for their NX system today. Both are 16-50mm APS-C lenses, but they couldn't be any more different. One is the first "serious" zoom lens in the NX... 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

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