Sony just announced a new Zeiss 16-70mm f4 e-mount lens. The new Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 16-70mm F4 zoom lens gives photographers the opportunity to experience legendary Carl Zeiss optical excellence in a supremely compact, easy-to-carry zoom lens. A practical 4x zoom range of 16-70mm (24-105mm in 35mm full-frame equivalent) makes this model ideal for a wide range of everyday photo situations, from landscapes and portraits to informal snapshots and everything in between.
Sony just announced a new zoom lens for NEX E-mount cameras. The new E 18-105mm F4 G power zoom lens is the first ever G lens created for Sony’s E-mount line of cameras. The premium all-around lens covers a generous 5.8x zoom range from 18mm – 105mm (full frame equivalent 27mm – 157.5mm) and is an ideal choice for travel photography as well as every day, general purpose shooting.
Canon has released a version of its EF-S 55-250mm F4-5.6 lens that uses its STM stepping motor. STM lenses are designed for movie recording, with the goal of providing smooth and silent focusing. Unlike its predecessor, the STM version of the 55-250 has internal focusing. You’ll be able to pick up the 55-250 STM lens in late September for $350. It’s also a safe bet that the 55-250 STM will come bundled with Canon DSLRs in the near future.
Canon just announced PowerShot G16 camera, the Canon PowerShot G16 caters to an advanced shooter with a 12MP 1/1.7″-type sensor, larger than that of a typical point-and-shoot, matched with a fast 28-140mm (equivalent) F1.8-2.8 lens. Full 1080p/60p video recording is available in MP4 format, and the High Speed AF mode offers improved autofocus speeds while maintaining up to 9.3 FPS continuous shooting. The G16 has a new flexible aspect ratio while still letting the user shoot uncompressed RAW images. Using the PowerShot’s built-in Wi-Fi in conjunction with Canon’s Camera Window app on your iOS or Android device (or Canon Image gateway on a PC), you can wirelessly share your images.
Canon just announced the PowerShot S120 camera. S120 is maintains the popular features of its popular S-series predecessors, but promises to be faster and brighter. The 24-120mm focal length of the S110 remains unchanged, but with a brighter f/1.8-5.7 maximum aperture range. It aims to keep up with you by shooting from 9.4-12.1 FPS, depending how many frames you shoot (with a fast UHS-1 SDHC/SDXC card), up to 635 shots. The touch screen has improved resolution, and allows the user to utilize its touch AF control even during video. The S120’s video is also bumped to 60p, and retains use of the optical zoom while shooting. Rather than using an electronic motor as past S-series cameras did, the pop-up flash is now deployed via a sliding switch on the left side of the camera.
Nikon just announced an entry-level Speedlight SB-300 to its external flash lineup. The company says the SB-300 can ‘fit comfortably in a shirt pocket’ and weighs 120g (4.2oz) with its two AAA batteries installed. It has a guide number of 18 meters and can tilt upwards by as much as 120 degrees. The SB-300 covers 18mm with a DX-format camera, and 27mm with FX-format.
Nikon has announced the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR, a mid-level standard zoom that looks a lot like a kit lens waiting for a camera. The 7.8x lens, designed for APS-C DSLRs, covers a 27-210mm equivalent range and includes the latest VR image stabilization system, rated as offering four stops of stabilization, according to CIPA standard tests. It will sell for around $600 and will not be bundled with any current Nikon DSLRs. We’re not convinced many users will spend so much money to gain a little reach over their existing kit lens, leading us to suspect there may be a body on its way that will match its enthusiast-friendly ambitions.
Nikon has unveiled the Coolpix L620, an ultra zoom camera in its budget-friendly L-series. It sports a 14X, 25-350mm equivalent lens coupled to an 18.1 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. Other features include lens-shift Vibration Reduction, a 3″, 480k dot LCD, 1080p video recording, and use of AA batteries.
Zeiss blog posted an article today said the new Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Distagon T* lens will come onto market at the end of 2013. Available for both Canon and Nikon mount. And price is rumored around $4,000. Zeiss said this 55mm f/1.4 lens is the best 50mm lens ever in the world.