Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NEW LENSES ANNOUNCED IN TIME FOR PHOTOKINA!

NEW TECHNOLOGY REPORT:
SEPTEMBER 14TH, 2016:

1- New Patent: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens
2- Zeiss Announced Three New Milvus Lenses: 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.8, 135mm f/2
3- Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens Officially Announced
4- Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 & 85mm f/1.2 Lenses Announced
5- Zeiss Teases a New FE Lens Announcement for Photokina 2016



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New Patent: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens



Nikon Japan has filed a new patent for AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens. This lens will be another telephoto prime lens with a fluorite (FL) element. The current Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR Lens is a great lens for professional sports and wildlife photographers. Hope Nikon can announce this lens in the near future.
Take a look at the patent details below translated by Google.
Patent Publication No. 2016-161641
  • Published 2016.9.5
  • Filing date 2015.2.27
Example 1
  • f 294.00
  • FNO 2.91
  • 2ω 8.32
  • Y 21.60
  • TL 305.39
  • Air conversion TL 304.88
  • BF 67.25
  • Air-converted BF 66.74
Nikon patent
  • Positive and negative ShiboTadashi
  • Inner focus
  • Anti-vibration (part of the third group)
  • Adjustable air gap adjustment lens group

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Zeiss Announced Three New Milvus Lenses: 15mm f/2.8, 18mm f/2.8, 135mm f/2


Press Release:
Three new lenses for the ZEISS Milvus family
The lens family with manual focusing for DSLR cameras is now also available with focal lengths of 15, 18 and 135 millimeters
OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 08/09/2016 – Two super-wide angle lenses, the ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15 and ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18, and the telephoto lens ZEISS Milvus 2/135 have expanded this family of manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras, bringing the total number of ZEISS Milvus focal lengths to nine. “The ZEISS Milvus family of lenses is an invaluable investment for the future due to its excellent imaging quality and its large range, which now covers 15 to 135 millimeters,” says Christophe Casenave, product manager at ZEISS Camera Lenses. Delivery of the new ZEISS Milvus lenses begins at the end of October 2016.
For high-end DSLR cameras
“The ZEISS Milvus lenses have been designed in particular to fulfill the requirements of today’s powerful digital cameras and those of the future thanks to their high imaging performance, even in difficult lighting situations,” says Casenave. The new lenses are characterized by a harmonious bokeh and very high degree of flare control due to the T*® anti-reflective coating from ZEISS. Further optimization of the lens coating has also ensured less likelihood than ever of ghosting, flare or shading effects, even in critical lighting situations. And all ZEISS Milvus lenses come with a floating elements design, which compensates imaging errors at different distance settings.
ZEISS Milvus for video
The new ZEISS Milvus lenses also allow the user to create high-quality film shoots with a pleasing cinematic bokeh. “Due to their extremely high contrast rendition, the lenses fulfill the most modern video standards of 6K and higher, and have uniform color characteristics,” said Casenave. All ZEISS Milvus lenses have a focus ring with a very large rotation angle to enable precise focusing, and are made of comfortable rubber to ensure a good grip while focusing. The De-Click function on lenses with a ZF.2 mount lets cinematographers set the aperture in a soft and infinitely variable way so they can work professionally in changing lighting conditions. The ZEISS Milvus lenses’ robust full-metal barrel ensures long and reliable usage. In addition, the lenses are protected against dust and spray water. The robust metal lens shade is an integral part of the overall product design and included with all ZEISS Milvus lenses.
The new focal lengths of the ZEISS Milvus family are also compatible with the ZEISS Lens Gears, providing filmmakers with additional value-add. The ZEISS Lens Gears, which are made of high-quality aluminum with a hardened surface coating, slide into the respective lens and are attached to the focus ring by turning two counter-rotating rings through a simple mounting procedure.
The new ZEISS Milvus lenses in summary:
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15:
This super wide-angle lens with a field of view of 110 degrees allows every photographer to consciously compose using extreme perspectives. The lens has excellent imaging performance – even with an open aperture – thanks to the correction of color errors. Color fringing and distortion are minimal. This is all thanks to a ZEISS Distagon® lens design with 15 lens elements in 12 groups, including two aspheric lenses, special glass with anomalous partial dispersion, and the floating elements design. A removable lens shade and the 95-millimeter filter thread also make this lens the ideal companion for special applications with additional slide-in filter holders.
ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18:
This compact super-wide angle lens with a newly calculated ZEISS Distagon optical design has 14 lens elements in 12 groups, including two aspheric elements. The ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 has a short close-up distance of 0.25 meters and internal focusing. With an angular field of 99.9 degrees, this lens is the ideal companion for landscape and architectural photography, as it allows creative shots to be taken using unusual perspectives. The filter thread has a diameter of 77 millimeters. The ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18 delivers outstanding imaging performance and very good distortion correction.
ZEISS Milvus 2/135:
This fast telephoto lens delivers excellent correction of all color errors. Thanks to a large aperture and pleasing bokeh, it is the perfect lens for portrait photography from a medium distance. The angular field is 18.7 degrees. The short minimum object distance of 0.80 meters makes this lens even more versatile. It has an optical design with 11 lens elements in eight groups and, like the ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18, a filter diameter of 77 millimeters.
Price and availability
The delivery worldwide of the three new lenses will begin at the end of October 2016. The lens shade is included with the corresponding lens. Sales prices are EUR 2,699 (including 19% German VAT) or 2.699US$ for the ZEISS Milvus 2.8/15; EUR 2,299 (including 19% VAT ) or 2.299US$ for the ZEISS Milvus 2.8/18; and EUR 2,199 Euro (including 19% German VAT) or 2.199US$ for the ZEISS Milvus 2/135. For ambitious cinematographers and photographers, a set solution is also available for up to six ZEISS Milvus lenses. A discount of 8% is available with the purchase of three to four lenses. Purchasing more than five lenses gives the user a 10% discount.
via: Zeiss


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Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens Officially Announced


Sony officially announced the new Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Super 35mm / APS-C power zoom lens, which is designed for professional movie-makers and photographers. This new Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens will be priced at approximately $3,500 US / $4,500 CA. And it will be available in North America in November 2016

Press Release:
Sony introduces 18-110mm Super 35mm / APS-C lens with power zoom capability
  • E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS (SELP18110G) with 6.1x high zoom ratio
  • High resolution suited to professional 4K movie production
  • Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction to minimize unwanted focus and image shifts while focusing or zooming
  • Advanced operability including three separate focus, iris and zoom rings for professional operation
  • Optical SteadyShotTM in-lens image stabilization
  • Compact, lightweight design with dust and moisture resistance
Offering moviemakers a powerful new creative tool, Sony has developed an advanced Super 35mm / APS-C format power zoom lens that starts at 18mm wide angle and extends to 110mm at the telephoto end (27mm – 165mm equiv. in 35mm format[ii]). The new lens has a 6.1x high zoom ratio, even with inner focus, and maintains a constant F4 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range for beautiful depth of field effects and stable exposure control.
An ideal companion to a wide range of α cameras, from the PXW-FS7 professional camcorder to interchangeable-lens cameras such as α7 series and α6300, this G LensTM delivers image quality that will satisfy even the most demanding of professional users. It consists of 18 elements in 15 groups, including 6 aspherical elements and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements and features a 7 blade circular aperture design. This highly intricate design delivers extremely high resolution image quality and is particularly suited to professional 4K movie shooting.
The E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS is only the second lens[iii] to benefit from Sony’s Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) design and construction, which has been developed to eliminate unwanted image shifts while making adjustments during movie shooting. SMO addresses three particular aspects of lens operation that can have a significant impact on movie quality: Focus Breathing, where shifts in angle of view during focusing are minimized by an internal focus mechanism; focus shift, where small shifts in focus that can occur during zooming are eliminated by precise focus tracking adjustment, and Axial shift, where axial image shifts during zooming are minimized by a constant length design.
The high level of operability and quiet operation of the new lens makes it a compelling proposition for its integration into professional movie production environments. Its three separate rings give control over focus, zoom and aperture, with optimal torque for a satisfyingly responsive, professional feel. Both servo and responsive manual mechanical zoom are fully supported and the zoom ring direction is switchable to match individual user preferences. Additionally, the lens length remains constant during any changes, making it easy to use with matte boxes and other lens accessories. Also, in a first for Sony α lenses, a 0.8mm pitch focus gear is built right onto the ring, providing direct compatibility with standard focusing accessories.
Optimum optical performance and operability is complimented by a dust and moisture-resistant designi, making the lens ideal for location use. Extra versatility is afforded by Optical SteadyShot technology that provides in-lens image stabilization during handheld shooting. The lens also features a compact and lightweight[iv] design making it a truly mobile solution. Additional flexibility is afforded when used with the SEL14TC and SEL20TC teleconverters for 1.4x and 2.0x extension of focal range.
The E PZ 18-110mm F4 G OSS Super 35mm / APS-C power zoom lens for professional movie-makers and photographers will available in North America from November 2016, priced at approximately $3,500 US / $4,500 CA.
via: Sony

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Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 & 85mm f/1.2 Lenses
Announced




Samyang just announced two new premium MF lenses: Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 and Premium MF 85mm f/1.2. The Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 & 85mm f/1.2 Lenses are the first lenses of the new Samyang “Premium” lens range and they are premium manual focus photo lenses designed for high resolution photoshoots.
Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 Key Features:
  • Ultra Wide Angle in 114.12°
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Unprecedented resolving power for 50MP and 8K production
Samyang Premium MF 85mm f/1.2 Key Features:
  • Bright F1.2 aperture
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Unprecedented resolving power for 50MP and 8K production
The Samyang Premium MF 14mm f/2.4 lens will be available for Canon EF mount, Nikon F mount and Sony E mount. But the Samyang Premium MF 85mm f/1.2 lens will be only available for Canon EF mount. Pricing info and release date are not available yet.
In pursuit of image quality itself, this new lens is equipped with the most advanced optical technology among Samyang Lenses. With over 40 years of research and development in optics, Samyang integrates the essence of history and introduces a signature lens line-up.
It has the unprecedented resolving power, matched with 50 megapixels photo and 8K video productions. The resolving power contains abundant pixel information, allowing photographers the freedom in post-production to create unique image of own. It enables you to capture life-long memories in everlasting image quality. Bokeh, out-focusing, starburst effect creates unforgettable image.
14mm F2.4 takes no compromise for the image quality. It is consisted of 18 glasses in 14 groups including four different special optics: two aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens, two extra-low dispersion lenses and one high refractive lens. This optimal performance creates impressive image quality from centre to corner of image. Also, the minimised aberration enhance the clarity of image, creating more impressive image than your eyes can see.
The F1.2 of 85mm is, by far, the brightest lens in existing full frame DSLR lenses, securing the fast shutter speed. It has ten elements in seven groups, applying one aspherical lens and two high refractive lenses. The aspherical lens minimises the aberration and unnecessary light dispersion. Two high refractive lenses effectively adjust the path of light and deliver maximum amount to the sensor for clear and vibrant image.
Aluminium alloy metal is adopted for maximum durability. With a sleek yet unprecedented design with flowing curves, this signature line-up is a one-of-a-kind lens. The usability is maximized with considerate diameter in 95mm.
Full info about Samyang 14mm f/2.4 at SamyangGlobal
Full info about Samyang 85mm f/1.2 at SamyangGlobal

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Zeiss Teases a New FE Lens Announcement for Photokina 2016




Carl Zeiss Lenses posted a teaser on their Facebook page about a new FE lens for Sony a7 series mirrorless cameras will be announced at Photokina 2016.
This Zeiss lens is expected to be a new Zeiss Loxia or a Batis lens. What do you expect from Zeiss at Photokina 2016?


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With Photokina coming on September 18th, I expected that a lot of lenses would be announced.  I think that next Wednesday, I will report a lot on Photokina.  So, watch for a special edition of Photokina next week.  New products, new announcements of the worlds largest photo conference.  Should be exciting to see what new products come out for all of us photographers.

Thanks again to Camera Times for helping me with finding the latest products.





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