Schneider Kreuznach Joins The Micro Four Thirds Party, Finally Brings Treats For Us

Schneider Kreuznach announced earlier on in the year that they’d be coming out with Micro Four Thirds lenses and guess what, now they’ve been officially announced. Expect a Super Angulon 14mm f2, Makro Symmar 60mm f2.4, and 30mm f1.4 Xenon.

Via 43 Rumors

Update: we’re currently searching for more information, but 43Rumors seem to have pulled their post on the lenses for the moment.

Update 2:

Super-Angulon 14 mm/2.0 wide angle lens (10 lenses with 4 aspherical surfaces, 1:10 to ∞)

Xenon 30 mm/1.4 universal lens (7 elements with 1 aspheric surface, 1:10 to ∞)

Macro-Symmar 60 mm/2.4 highly open Macro Lens (8 lenses, scale 1:2 to ∞)

The Phoblographer’s Guide to the Right Rokinon Lens for You

Over a very long period of time, the staff of The Phoblographer have reviewed countless lenses. Most notably though, we’ve reviewed a version of nearly ever Rokinon lens produced to date. Because we’ve been generally very happy with the production quality, we’ve compiled a guide to their lenses consisting of the reviews we’ve done.

Looking for some affordable prime lenses with some very good image quality? This guide has you covered whether you’re looking for a Rokinon Lens or Samyang lens.

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New 14mm, 24mm and 35mm Cinema Lenses From Samyang

When they started with just the specialty 8mm cinema lens they didn’t get that much attention. Today they are bringing us 3 very common and usable focal lengths for cinema work. The three lenses are the 14mm T3.1 ED AS IF UMC wide angle lens, the 24mm T1.5 ED AS IF UMC lens and the 35mm T1.5 AS UMC lens.

What makes these lenses special is that they are declicked and because of that they have a step less aperture ring. All manual focus lenses from the old days have an aperture step for each aperture and this results in the lens clicking in place for each aperture. The aperture ring as well as the focus ring have follow focus gears for racking focus or pulling focus.

These lenses will be available towards the end of August and the prices have yet be announced.