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Meyer Optik is reviving Dr. Rudolph's APO Plasmat 105mm F2.7 lens

Meyer Optik has announced its new APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 F2. 7 lens, a modern version of one of the classic Plasmat lenses developed by Dr. Paul Rudolph 105 years ago. As with previous Meyer Optik revivals, the company is funding its product on Kickstarter, where it explains that the new Plasmat 105 "offers natural sharpness, unbelievable color reproduction, and a glowing bokeh united at every step of the aperture. dpreview.com

2018-4-20 22:55

Tokina Fi

Tokina announced the Fisee it in person at CP+. But it was only this month that they revealed when the lens would ship, and only earlier today that we finally know the price. According to Tokina itself, the autofocus lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras lens will begin shipping on June 1st; and according to online retailers who finally put the lens up for pre-order today, the price will be $950. dpreview.com

2018-4-18 19:41

Leica Unveils the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 1635mm f/3.54.5 Lens

Leica has just announced a new ultra-wide angle lens for its SL full-frame mirrorless camera system, the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 1635mm f/3.54.5 ASPH. “While this ultra-wide angle lens is well-versed at capturing everything in a scene, its range of focal lengths makes it ideal for a diversity of uses, including landscape and architectural photography, wedding, event, and […] petapixel.com

2018-4-10 19:15

If You Buy This Canon 50mm f0.95 on eBay, Know That Its Stolen

A few weeks ago, photographer Daniel Zvereff told me a story about how his Canon 50mm f0. 95 lens got stolen while on a trip in Mexico--and today the lens has appeared on eBay for sale. Daniel, who has been featured here on the site many times, has done some fantastic Kodak Aerochrome work, and is currently in our zine, spotted the lens just today and reached out to tell us about it. thephoblographer.com

2018-4-5 17:39