Sigma 24–70mm f/2.8 Art Zoom: Second generation is lighter, smaller with higher performance

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The second-generation Sigma 24–70 f/2.8 DG DN |Art zoom is launched today. It promises improved optical performance and a welcome ten percent weight reduction with a seven percent size bonus...
Sample image to illustrate what matters when choosing the right L-Mount lens: This one was taken with the Panasonic Lumix 24-105/4

Choosing the right L-Mount lens: Range versus aperture, that is the question

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What is more important for a zoom lens: range or aperture? Read a few answers to these old questions - and a suggestion that opens even more options...

L-Mount Cornucopia: Keeping track of your lens options

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The success of the L-Mount means it is increasingly difficult to remember just what lenses are available. The handy reference table sorts models by focal length to make things easy...

Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art lens for L-Mount launched

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The new Sigma 50mm f/1.2 is a compact, relatively lightweight addition to the company's flagship Art range. Designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, this professional-grade f/1.2 prime lens is now the fastest 50mm autofocus lens in the L-Mount ecosystem. If you are an SL-camera owner in search of a wafer-thin depth-of-field, this could the lens for you.

Recognition for World-famous Photographers: Exhibitions, book signings, and a US stamp series

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This week's news includes stories about three world-famous photographers. The Leica Gallery in London is exhibiting the work of Elliott Erwitt, who died last...

Review: Leica Super-Vario-Elmarit-SL 14-24 f/2.8 ASPH

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It's really difficult to criticise this lens; it handles beautifully, looks great and produces wonderful images at all apertures, focal lengths and distances. Flare, chromatic aberrations and vignetting are all really well controlled. Not only that, but for a Leica lens, it's a real bargain... 

Two new lenses from Sigma: 15mm Fisheye and 500mm Sports primes for L-Mount

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Two new lenses from Sigma cover both ends of the prime spectrum, from an ultra-wide 15mm to a 500mm telephoto designed especially for sports...

The Panasonic Lumix S5 range is attracting younger customers to the expanding L-Mount system.

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The Panasonic Lumix S5 and S5II models are attracting buyers in their 20s and 30s, providing an injection of younger talent into the L-Mount...
Sample image shows image taken with Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS telephoto zoom lens

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN: Probably more than a new bread and butter lens

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Sigma introduces a new telephoto zoom lens for L-Mount. This time, it is in the popular 70-200/F2.8 class. The specification is promising, so the lens will appeal to pros and amateurs alike...

Sigma 10-18mm DC DN Contemporary APS-C Lens for Leica L-Mount: Small lens, big personality

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Sigma's new 10-18mm L-Mount lens for APS-C cameras demonstrates the company's commitment to the crop-sensor L-Mount market, despite the absence of suitable cameras following Leica's discontinuation of the TL2 and CL models...

L-Mount Alliance: Samyang and Astrodesign expand cooperation to seven companies

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The five-year-old L-Mount Alliance continues to expand, particularly in the field of professional cinematography. Today, the existing five companies in the LMA are jointed by Astrodesign and Samyang Optics...

Silver Leica SL2 launches with two complementary lens bundles

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A new variant, the silver Leica SL2, joins Wetzlar's L-Mount lineup. Available from today, the new camera also comes in kit form with two very different lenses, one L-Mount, one M-Mount...

Sigma launches the world’s first 14mm f/1.4 lens for mirrorless cameras

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Introduced today, the Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the world's first 14mm f1.4 lens for mirrorless cameras. It is designed for wide-angle applications such astrophotography, landscapes, weddings and interiors...

Sigma introduces 17mm and 50mm full-frame Contemporary primes for L-Mount

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Sigma adds a 17mm f/4 and a 50mm f/2 to its range of Contemporary lenses for L-Mount