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the Samyang duett

Why duett? Because recently Samyang launched another tiny Sony-E mount lens, the 24mm f:2.8 to accompany the existing 35mm f:2.8 lens.

About the same size and weight, the two auto-focus lenses fill the need of cheap, small and good bang for the buck lenses for the Sony E system. Both cover a full-frame sensor but can be used on a APS-C E mount camera too, offering a 36 respectively a 53mm equivalent FOV (in 135 format).

35/2.8

EPhotozine

Trusted Reviews

 

24/2.8

EPhotozine

 

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Fujifilm X-T100

Being the entry level model in Fujifilm’s mirrorless cameras lineup and bringing the central EVF “hump” in a dSLR style (the “T” line), the X-T100 offers well known features of the X-A5 and some of its bigger brother, the X-T20, as well as a fully articulating LCD screen (even more flexible the the one on X-T2 and X-H1). Not bad for a $600 price point!

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Jonas Rask Photography

 

Sony A7 III

… at USD 2ooo. Probably couldn’t be lauched at a better price but yes, it features a lot for its price tag.

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ePhotozine

The Verge

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Fujifilm X-H1

Today Fujifilm’s APS-C X system receives a new flagship camera, the X-H1. At about 100 dollars cheaper than the OM-D E-M1 II from Olympus and Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 seems an interesting alternative more so because of the newly implemented IBIS. We’ll if this technology will be used in later cameras from the lower classes.

Imaging Resource

Camera Jabber

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Panasonic Lumix GX9

For some a disappointment for some just the right GX7 replacement, the Lumix GX9 looks more like a beefed up GX80 (85) than a GX8 successor (no swivel LCD, no weather sealing on the GX9!).

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TechRadar

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Photo by Richard

Nifty … 25ty

Although these are not 50mm lenses, they offer about the same field of view as a 50mm one. I refer to the 25mm AF lenses produced for the micro 4/3 system, Panasonic and Olympus, more precisely the 25mm f:1.7 Panasonic Lumix lens.

This lens is the cheapest “normal” or “standard” auto focus prime lens for the micro 4/3 system. It competes with Panasonic’s own 20mm f:1.7, Panasonic Leica DG 25mm f:1.4, Olympus Zuiko 25mm f:1.8 and Olympus Zuiko Pro 25mm f:1.2 lens. Quite a big offer here in the price range of 250 USD and 1200 USD. As said, the Lumix 25/1.7 is the cheapest in this range while de Zuiko 1.2 the most expensive.

Here are a couple of reviews on the Lumix 25/1.7 lens:

 

Discontinued products by Cosina

Bad news (at least what I today found out) from Cosina … besides no more Bessas,
no more:
NOKTON 35mm F1.2 Aspherical,
NOKTON 50mm F1.5 Asphrical Black/Silver,
ULTRA-WIDE HELIAR 12mm F5.6 Aspherical Black/Silver,
NOKTON 40mm F2 SL II N Aspherical EF,

or 35mm VIEW FINDER or any other finder or adapters

and MANY, many more
http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigtlander/english/dispo.html

😦

 

Laowa 7.5mm f:2.0 MFT lens

While today it can not be considered as a newly launched lens, the 7.5mm tiny lens by Laowa remains one of the best buys for the MFT system on the wide angle side. Small, very small and quite fast (f:2.0) the Laowa could complete any MFT user’s kit. 15mm equivalent on 135 format) FOV in such a small package is quite unique.

Here are some opinions about this tiny MFT wonder 😉

more on Y2B

review on Photozone.de

Leica CL

and the Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8 completes Leica’s L mount cameras lineup (the TL2 and the full frame SL). It takes the legendary CL name and comes in somewhat mixed design. Looks like an M combined with a TL. However, it comes at a Leica price of course 😉

Leica CL

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