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    • By MICHAEL GABLER
      Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE is a proof that the company has treated the development of the series of lenses with autofocus for full-frame Sony E system very seriously. Three lenses are already available on the market, and the next one has just joined them. Similarly to the previous ones, it has been designed having in mind both enthusiasts and professional photographers, who do not want to spend fortune on the systemic Sony lenses.

      The optical system consisting of 11 elements placed in 9 groups is responsible for image quality. Among the elements, we can find 2 aspherical lenses and 2 high-refractive ones. Some of the lenses are covered with Ultra Multi Coating, which minimizes the emergence of light leaks and lens flares. The used optical system and 9-blade aperture are to generate unique image plasticity with soft blurrings and pleasant bokeh effect.
       

      1). Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE
       
      The lens is also equipped with an improved autofocus system – LSM (Linear Super sonic Motor), which is supposed to be quieter, faster and more precise. It is also supposed to work in harder lighting conditions.

      The lens weights 645g and possibly does not have any sealings.
       

      2). Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE
       
      New Samyang, thanks to its minimalist design, is very similar to Sony lenses and it will certainly cooperate with full-frame mirrorless cameras of the producer.

      We don’t know the exact price of the lens yet, but we can expect it to be below $600, so around $1000 less than Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.40 ZA.
    • By MICHAEL GABLER
      Tamron has recently presented the next full-frame super zoom 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD, which is equipped with an advanced optical system and additionally stabilized.
       
      Inside, we will find 3 LD (Low Dispersion) lenses. Their task is to effectively reduce chromatic aberration.  USD autofocus with the Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) system is responsible for focus adjustment. The minimum focus distance is 1.5m,  and the zoom ratio is 1:3,6.
       

      1). Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
       
      The crucial parts of new Tamron 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD are made of magnesium, which is to positively influence its resistance and weight. The lens is also ultra-light, taking into consideration its performance - it weighs only 1.115 g.
       
      New Tamron is fully sealed and the front lens is fully covered with fluorine coating, which is to hinder dirt and dust adhesion. Apart from that, the lens is equipped with a removable tripod mount, which is compatible with Arca Swiss.
       
      As for now, this is all information that the producer has shared with us. Tamron 100-400 mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD should appear on sale at the end of the year in the versions for Nikon and Canon systems. We don't know its price yet.
    • By MICHAEL GABLER
      Together with the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens, Sony also presented a second one – this time, a super wide-angle FE 12-24mm f/4 G zoom, which is, at the moment, the widest lens of the producer. The lens is mainly intended for interior, architectural and landscape photography, and it should also fulfil its role in recording films.
       
      The optical lens of Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G consists of 17 elements placed in 13 groups. Advanced aspherical lenses (4 elements) as well as low-dispersion ones (4 elements) have been applied. Nano AR coating as well as the fluorine coating of the front element have been used.
       

      1). Sony FE 12-24 mm f/4 G with Sony Alpha a7R
       
      The lens is equipped with a smaller, 7-blade aperture, and only one ultrasonic DDSSM motor is responsible for adjusting focus.

      The lens is sealed and it weighs 566g, having the dimensions of 87x117mm. These are really compact dimensions for a full-frame lens with such parameters.
       
      Sony FE 12-24 mm f/4 G is to appear on sale in July and it will cost $1700.
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