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Ted Forbes about the Nikkor 58mm f/0,95 lens: “designed to look incredible wide open”

Ted Forbes:

The Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S NOCT is the most expensive lens Nikon sells. Is it a marketing gimmick or the real deal? Nikon did not send this to me – in fact, I didn’t even ask. I rented this lens for a few weeks and shot a variety of subject matter – some studio work, still life, even street photography. This lens is absolutely fantastic if you like the look of extreme shallow depth of field. My favorite use for this lens is street photography at night with subjects between 10-20 feet from the camera. Its absolutely stunning. This lens is very different than both the Zeiss Otus series of lenses and the famous Leica Noctilux 50mm f/0.95. Its designed to look incredible wide open, it has a close focusing distance of about 18 inches, its big, its heavy, there is no autofocus and its obscenely priced.

This might be Canon’s next nine RF lenses…

Here is the list copied from CanonWatch about the possible next nine RF lenses:

Rumored lenses via CR

Beautiful: Denis Shiryaev colorized 4K videos of Paris (1890), New York (1911) and Moscow (1896)

Denis Shiryaev created these three colorized videos from original Black And White old city movies. He used neural networks that helped him to create colorization for the ambiance. Note that these colors do not represent real historical data. But there is a lot more work done on these videos:

  • FPS boosted to 60 frames per second;
  • Image resolution boosted up to 4k;
  • Resorted video sharpness;
  • Colorized

Matt Granger: Canon RF Zooms compared

Canon has been busy pumping out new lenses for the RF mount, ahead of their hotly anticipated R5 body.

Check out this comparison of the 4 Canon RF standard zooms that Matt Granger published.
28-70mm (add your links)
24-70mm
24-105mm
24-240mm

As you can see from images below, at widest setting, there is a huge variation in distortion – but how will they be in a studio setting? Check out Matt’s video to see, and don’t forget the 2020 Business deal Matt is part of that’s raising money for charity. You get over $2000 in resources for $89 and 2 additional bonuses using this link: https://geni.us/5DDbiz

Ends Monday!

Tokina officially announces the development of five new lenses for mirrorless!

Today Tokina announced the development of five new lenses for mirrorless. Mainly:

  1. 35mm f/1.8 Full Frame E-mount
  2. 50mm f/1.8 Full Frame E-mount
  3. 23mm f/1.4 APS-C lens for Sony E and Fuji X systems
  4. 33mm f/1.4 APS-C lens for Sony E and Fuji X systems
  5. 56mm f/1.4 APS-C lens for Sony E and Fuji X systems

And somehow I got this feeling those are “just” rebranded Viltrox lenses :)  This because those same lenses have been announced a couple of months ago by Viltrox :)