Ricoh has announced a new wide-angle zoom lens that is classified under its “Star” series optics: the HD Pentax-DA 16-50mm f/2. 8ED PLM AW lens. Ricoh says it promises the highest imaging performance available and is designed for use on K-mount DSLRs.
Leica recently introduced its $2,795 Vario-Elmarti-SL 24-70mm f/2. 8 ASPH lens, the latest zoom lens for L-Mount systems. It’s not what most would call “cheap,” but it certainly is inexpensive compared to the rest of Leica’s lineup.
Sigma has announced the 28-70mm f/2. 8 DG DN zoom lens for Sony E-Mount and L-Mount. In contrast to what is commonly associated with Sigma lenses, the company says this new lens is the smallest and lightest full-frame f/2.
In addition to unveiling the flagship Nikon D6 DSLR, Nikon also released two new Z-mount lenses for its mirrorless system tonight: the NIKKOR Z 20mm f/1. 8 S and the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6. 3 VR. The two new lenses fall on opposite ends of the Z-mount spectrum.
Scientists have revealed a new futuristic robotic contact lens that’s essentially an advanced zoom lens for the human eye. It can be zoomed and controlled by blinking and looking around. The researchers at the University of California San Diego detailed their design in a new paper titled, “A Biomimetic Soft Lens Controlled by Electrooculographic Signal,” […]
Superzoom cameras are getting crazier and crazier in their reach. If you thought the 83x zoom on the Nikon P900 was impressive, watch this video demonstrating the power of the 125x zoom on the new Nikon P1000.
Tamron has two major zoom lens updates to share today, and at least one of them will make Tamron fans very happy. Almost four years after the first generation lens was announced, Tamron is unveiling a new and improved SP 70-200mm f/2.
The winter sun was low to the horizon as I steadied myself upon a rather uncomfortable wooden perch. My back to the sun and downwind, target in clear sight, I drew in a deep breath then slowly exhaled as I prepared to take the shot. At the bottom of my breath I waited for that […]