Viltrox 20mm f/2.8 Specs

The Viltrox 20mm f/2.8 specs were leaked on weibo.

  • minimum focusing distance of 0.19m
  • 52mm filter
  • STM focus motor
  • Weight under 200g
  • Sony E, Nikon Z and Fuji X mounts
  • Full Frame
  • compact and lightweight
  • Coming early October

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VILTROX 85mm f/1.8 II: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 56mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 33mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 23mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 16mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 13mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon

Viltrox 50mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon
Viltrox 35mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon
Viltrox 24mm f/1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon

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Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Preorders Started

Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

The Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens suits both video and photo needs with a unique focal length range that includes an ultra-wide 17mm position that’s perfect for broad fields of view as well as for interior settings, architectural subjects, and even when recording vlogs at arm’s length. The range extends to 50mm, offering a normal-length field of view, that suits portraits and tighter perspective of everyday subjects. Also, it has impressive close-up performance, with a 7.5″ minimum focusing distance at the wide end and 11.8″ on the long end, for working with nearby subjects. This flexible range is backed by a constant f/4 maximum aperture that helps prioritize portability and make this an ideal walkaround lens.

The lens design is also well-suited to multimedia use with the inclusion of a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor for quick and quiet autofocus performance. The lens also has an internal zoom and internal focus design, meaning the overall length doesn’t change during use for more intuitive handling that is easy to balance when working with a gimbal stabilizer.

Additionally, in terms of physical design, the 17-50mm has a moisture-resistant design with a front fluorine coating that makes cleaning simple and straightforward. It uses 67mm filters, just like most other Tamron mirrorless lenses, and it’s also compatible with the Tamron Lens Utility software for fine-tuning lens performance to suit your needs.

Key Features
  • Full-Frame | Constant Max Aperture: f/4
  • Ultra-Wide to Normal Zoom Lens
  • VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism
  • Internal Zoom & Focus
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Fluorine Coating

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Richard Wong TTArtisan Interview: TTArtisan AF 35mm f/1.8, TTArtisan AF 55mm f/1.8, and Maybe A New Camera

Richard Wong had the opportunity to interview Mr. Li the founder of TTArtisan. During the interview he talks about two new AF lenses the TTArtisan AF 35mm f/1.8 and TTArtisan AF 55mm f/1.8 in addition to teasing a future TTArtisan camera. There is a summary of the interview below or you can watch the subtitled interview above:

  • TTArtisan is still very small with only 50 employees at this time
  • 1/3rd of the company does R&D so about 15 people
  • They have experts in optics, assembly, electronics, software, etc…
  • Photography is art so TTArtisan tries to establish its own character to set itself apart from others
  •  TTArtisan differentiates itself from others with image rendering and aesthetic design
  • Something TTArtisan should have a consistent design for all its lenses, but they believe it is better to consider the pros and cons of different designs for different series of lenses
  • Each series of lenses has its own character.
  • Mr. Li would like to improve and update some of TTArtisan’s older products
  • TTArtisan wants to release unique lenses like the 100mm f/2.8 bubble bokeh lens
  • TTArtisan is doing research into making a camera and we will get more info next year
  • It takes about 15 months on average to make a new lens
  • If a lens design goes smoothly it could be as quickly as 12 months, but if there is trouble it could take 2 years
  • Traditional double gauss or sonar lens designs are pretty quick to design
  • If you use more than one aspherical lens element then design and prototyping takes a lot longer
  • If it is an AF lens then they need to spend a lot of time testing the compatibility
  • TTArtisan tries to make lenses that users request, but a 50mm f/0.95 AF lens isn’t feasible based on their studies
  • Mr. Li likes landscapes and street shooting
  • Can’t pick a product he is most proud of but will likely have one next year and it is not a lens
  • Mr. Li is excited about 360 cameras and VR because he likes VR but it isn’t easy to create content for it
  • They will make AF m43 lenses
  • TTArtisan already released the TTArtisan AF 27mm f/2.8 for X-mount and in the future, they will release a TTArtisan AF 35mm f/1.8 standard prime and TTArtisan AF 55mm f/1.8 for portraiture.
  • TTArtisan will consider a 135mm f/2 equivalent lens
  • TTArtisan already has an APS-C 27mm f/2.8 and Full Frame 32mm f/2.8 AF lenses for Z mount and there are more to come
  • They will consider joining the L-mount alliance
  • Mr Li thinks there aren’t AF fish eye lenses because it is hard to make a good one and manual focus is faster than auto with a fish eye since 1m out is in focus

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New Atomos 7″ Shogun Ultra Monitor

Atomos 7″ Shogun Ultra: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Atomos just announced the new Ninja Ultra and now Atomos has announced the Shogun Ultra which you can get from B&H Photo.

Key Features
  • AtomOS 11, 12G-SDI/HDMI Conversion
  • 7″ 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen
  • Records up to 8K Apple ProRes Raw
  • ProRes Raw + H.265 Dual Recording
  • AirGlu RF Wireless Sync, GigE, 6E Wi-Fi
  • 2000 cd/m² Brightness
  • ARRI/Canon/RED/Sony Camera SDI Support
  • AVID DNX QuickTime
  • Atomos RemoteView via Subscription
  • NDI 4K TX Pro Mode 1-Off Activation

The 7″ Shogun Ultra Monitor-Recorder, the latest in the ATOMOS line of Shogun onboard camera video monitor-recorders, brings built-in network connectivity to your mirrorless, DSLR, and cine-style capture, enabling fast and productive workflows. Efficient cloud-based workflow options include dual ProRes RAW/H.265 recording for Camera to Cloud, automated matching file names with popular cine-style cameras, and 4K H.265 capture for instant publishing from the cloud. Partnering with industry-leading camera manufacturers ensures that the Shogun Ultra will work seamlessly with an increasingly wide range of cameras.

AtomOS 11

  • The 7″ Shogun Ultra features the new AtomOS 11 operating system with EL Zone exposure-referenced colorized images, ARRI false color, and new scheduled recording and playback tools.
  • An increased number of standard codecs include up to 8K Apple ProRes Raw, DNxHD, and H.265.

Complete Connectivity

  • More Codecs: the 7″ Shogun Ultra’s additional standard codecs include 8K Apple ProRes Raw, DNxHD, and H.265.
  • Dual Recording: the ability to record full-quality Apple ProRes Raw files at rates up to UHD 4K 60p while at the same time recording 1080p 60 to H.265 makes the 7″ Shogun Ultra ideal for use with cine-style cameras.
  • Matched Files: file name matching provides easier workflows with ARRI, Canon, RED, and Sony cameras.
  • Improved Monitoring: improved monitoring functions include EL ZONE System exposure and ARRI false color.
  • RemoteView: this new feature enables you to share live views from your screen over the internet.

NDI TX Option

  • Use the optional NDI transmission function to send high-quality video over ordinary networks (including Wi-Fi and mobile) using remarkably low bandwidth requirements.
  • NDI is increasingly being used in live production, and now your Shogun can be part of an NDI environment.
  • The NDI TX option turns your Shogun into an NDI source, visible to all other authorized devices on the network.

Ultrabright Screen

  • The Shogun Ultra’s super-bright, large 7″ screen is viewable in almost every kind of light: indoors, outdoors, or anywhere you need critical, instantly viewable feedback on your images.
  • I2000 cd/m² brightness makes the Shogun Ultra ideal for checking your HDR footage while you’re still on set.
  • Play back your recently captured shots on the same pristine screen for reviewing or even uploading to the cloud.

Durable Build

  • The Shogun Ultra’s durable housing is suitable for use in all environments.
  • Use the built-in tally light to quickly see the recording status.
  • The solid Wi-Fi and AirGlu RF antennas ensure stable transmission.
  • Power the Shogun Ultra using the L-series battery plate on the back of each monitor or optional DC power input.
  • Mount this monitor-recorder using the 3/8”-16 threads on the top and bottom or use the included 1/4”-20 adapter.
  • The Shogun Ultra has a built-in slot for the included Master Caddy III, an SD card slot that supports cards up to 4TB, and  CFast II card compatibility using an SSDmini adapter to record as long as your media allows.
  • The USB-C port can be used to add options and for future AtomOS updates.

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Meike 85mm f/1.4, 55mm f/1.4, and 50mm f/1.8 Announced

Meike announced three AF lenses for mirrorless cameras the AF 85mm F1.4 E/Z, AF 55mm F1.4 X/Z, and AF 50mm F1.8 Z. They also plan to announce multiple f/1.4 and f/18 lenses for full frame and APS-C.

Meike’s next new product, the 85mm f/1.4 STM full-frame autofocus lens, is available in white and black models. It adopts an optical structure of 13 elements in 8 groups, a 77mm filter mount, 12 aperture blades, and a minimum focusing distance of 0.98m. It has manual/automatic capabilities. Switch button, custom button, weighing about 800g, first launched with Sony E-mount and Nikon Z-mount, Canon RF mount, and L-mount. It is expected to be less than 3,000 and will be launched in late September.

Meike lenses can be purchased from their store on Amazon.

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CineD: SIRUI Sniper Series f/1.2 AF Lenses For E/X/Z Mount

CineD had a behind-closed-doors interview with SIRUI for a new lens series the SIRUI Sniper series that comes in E/X/Z mount. The lenses will be f/1.2 AF lenses with focal lengths of 23mm, 35mm, and 56mm with two more coming next year.

All of the lenses will take a 58mm front filter thread. They will come in black and white with a white finish that feels and looks like ceramic. They will be very light at around 400g and carbon fiber is used in its construction. The close focus distance of the lenses is 30cm for the 23mm, 40cm for the 35mm, and 60cm for the 56mm.

There is no final pricing at this time for the lenses but the estimated price is around 350 Euros and the lenses will be available in November 2023 individually or as a set. Unfortunately, they are talking about running a crowdfunding campaign for this series on Indigogo, which can be kind of annoying.

Sirui 24mm F2.8 Anamorphic 1.33X: Amazon / Adorama / B&H Photo 
Sirui 50mm F1.8 Anamorphic 1.33X:
 Amazon / Adorama / B&H Photo
Sirui 75mm F1.8 Anamorphic 1.33X: Amazon / Adorama / B&H Photo
SIRUI 1.25x Anamorphic Adapter: Amazon / B&H Photo

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