Author: Klaus

Laowa finally did it. It took them a LONG while, but they finally released their first autofocus lens. And it wouldn’t be Laowa if it wasn’t something extreme. Matching with their 10-year anniversary, they released another 10 – the Laowa AF 10mm f/2.8 Zero-D FF. In this review, we’ll have a look at the Nikon Z-mount version. The lens is also available in Sony E-mount, as well as Canon R and L-mount, although the latter two are only available as fully manual versions. 10mm may smell like APS-C, but it’s actually a full-format lens. Thus, we are talking about an ultra-wide…

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18mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100m – all T1.5 in Sony E-mount with electronic coupling but no AF. The whole set will cost $25,950 / €23,000 (excl. VAT). Individual lenses are also available. Ref.: Zeiss News Page

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70-200mm f/2.8s are among the most popular lenses among enthusiast photographers – for a reason. They are fast enough to substitute prime lenses in this range … most of the time … while providing the flexibility of a zoom lens. They are used in a very broad range of applications – press work, wedding photography, still life, and even landscape photography. Among the most desirable options on the market is the Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II. The MK I wasn’t a bad lens by any means, but the MK II represents a quite substantial upgrade. Other than the…

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A mild update to the OM-1 … the OM-1 II:Ref.: OM-1 II A rebadged Sigma Sports (full format lens) … a bit pricey in comparison: Ref.: M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-600mm F5.0-6.3 IS A cosmetically updated 9-18mm lens – basically just a renaming from Olympus to OM System: M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 II

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Manufacturer Page: https://www.cosina.co.jp/voigtlander/x-mount/color-skopar-18mm-f2-8-aspherical/ SpecificationsOptical construction7 elements in 5 groups (1x aspherical, 1x ED)Number of aperture blades10 (rounded)min. focus distance0.17m (max magnification: 1:6.6)Dimensionsφ59.3×23.5mmWeight115gFilter sizeΦ43mmHoodbarrel-shaped (bayonet mount, provided)Other featuresManual focus, electronic coupling Manufacturer video:

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Manufacturer page: https://th.hkyongnuo.com/products/yn11mm-f18s-da-dsm-wl?VariantsId=10292 SpecificationsOptical construction10 elements in 9 groups (1x aspherical, 1x HR, 3x UD)Number of aperture blades7 (circular)min. focus distance0.15m (max magnification: 1:6.6)Dimensionsφ66×69mmWeight260gFilter sizeΦ43mmHoodpetal-shaped (bayonet mount, provided)Other featuresdust-proof, USB-port Manufacturer video:

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Manufacturer Page: https://na.panasonic.com/explore/press-release/panasonic-announces-its-newest-s-series-lens-ces-2024 SpecificationsOptical construction13 elements in 11 groups (3x aspherical, 2x UED, 1x ED)Number of aperture blades10 (rounded)min. focus distance0.204m (max magnification: 1:1)Dimensionsφ73.6mm×82mmWeight298gFilter sizeφ67mmHoodbarrel-shaped (bayonet mount, provided)Other featuresDust-, splash-, freeze-resistant Manufacturer video:

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