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With the introduction of the RF-mount, L-mount and Z-mount, the world of lenses has recently been reset on available models. Let's take a look at the exciting additions of 2020.

Just a few years ago, buying a new lens was like trying to find a movie to see in an endless sea of ​​Netflix recommendations. Whether you want to upgrade or just try a new focal length, there have been so many on the market. it could easily create a paradox of choice for new beginners.

Starting in 2018, leading camera manufacturers presented us with three new lens mounts that should use the mirrorless format. This has seen a tough reset in the lens market, and for the first time ever, you have been able to count the amount of first-party lenses available for a new frame with just one hand.

Slowly but surely, we saw that the market for the new mounts was crowded. When the new mounts were introduced, we usually saw either professional-priced lenses or the occasional low-priced lenses. From 2020 we will finally see mid-price lenses. Let's take a look at some of the exciting lenses that will hit the market in the coming months.

Panasonic Lumix S 85mm f / 1.8 – late 2020

While I listed the 85mm lens in the subheading because it was a lens released this year, it should be noted that various F / 1.8 lenses have been announced alongside the 85mm lens. However, these should be published at a later date.

In 2018, Panasonic founded the L-Mount alliance together with Sigma and Leica. And after that, every full-frame camera from Lumix and Sigma housed the Lecia mount (as we saw with the Sigma FP).

Between Lumix and Sigma, there is a large number of lenses available for the S series of Lumix cameras. The S1, S1H, S1R and S5. However, if you remove Sigma from this range, the number of lenses available drops significantly.

Are available:

  • 24-70mm f / 2.8- $ 2,197
  • 16-35mm f / 4 – $ 1,497
  • 24-105mm f / 4 – $ 1,297
  • 70-200mm f / 2.8 $ 2597
  • 70-200mm f / 4 – $ 1697
  • 50mm f / 1.4 – $ 2,297
  • 20-60mm f / 3.5-5.6- $ 597

Aside from the slightly expensive 20-60mm entry-level zoom, they are either top-notch lenses or you'd have to buy the third-party with Sigma if you're on a budget.

However, this year Panasonic announced several 1: 1.8 prime numbers that fill the missing gap for affordable but high quality prime numbers. I wouldn't expect affordability to drop below $ 500, but I think it would be safe to guess these lenses will land between $ 600 and $ 1000, which is what Nikon's Z-mount f / 1.8 Correlated line-up.

Unless there are delays, the 85mm should be released in November. In the future we will see versions with 1: 1.8L mount of 24mm, 35mm, 50mm (and a 1: 4.5-5.6 with 70-300mm has also been announced). As you can see in the promotional materials, all lenses are the same height and width, and while this can result in an awkward dragging of the lenses out of your camera bag, I like this approach.

Fast specs of the 85mm f / 1.8: Not currently released.

Nikkor Z 14-24mm f / 2.8 S – Late 2020 – $ 2,396

We haven't seen an extreme wide angle zoom in the lens market for the new mounts. Perhaps we could count the Sigma 14-24mm since they have an L-mount version of this lens, but it was also made for the Sony E-mount and Nikon F-mount, so we will forego this addition.

However, a few weeks ago Nikon announced the Nikon Z 14-24mm f / 2.8 s. With the Nikon Z-24-70mm f / 2.8 and Nikon Z 70-200mm f: 2.8 in the wild, the 14-24mm also completes Nikon's holy trinity f / 2.8 and with that extra 2mm at Wide-angle zoom At 15 / 16-35 mm, it is one of the longest available focal length ranges for the new mounts.

I think it would be fair to say that we don't normally associate Nikon with video even though their cameras can be 4k video. But maybe with more quality lenses like the 14-24mm f / 2.8 we will see more creators adopting the brand.

Aside from the Z 50mm f / 1.2 S, which was announced along with the 14-24mm, there have been no more formal announcements for the new Z line, but Nikon rumors suggest that the following lenses are coming soon to be announced.

  • NIKKOR Z 28mm Prime lens
  • NIKKOR Z 40mm Prime lens
  • NIKKOR Z 50mm f / 1.2 S lens
  • NIKKOR Z 50mm macro lens
  • NIKKOR Z 105mm Micro S Prime lens
  • NIKKOR Z 24-105mm S zoom lens
  • NIKKOR Z 100-400mm S zoom lens
  • NIKKOR Z 200-600mm zoom lens
  • NIKKOR Z DX 18-140mm zoom lens

Fast specs of the 14-24mm f / 2.8s

  • Type: Nikon Z mount
  • Focal length: 14-24 mm
  • Maximum aperture: f / 2.8
  • Minimum aperture: 1: 22
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 11 groups (including 4 ED elements, 3 aspherical elements, elements with nanocrystalline and ARNEO layers and a fluorine-coated front lens element)
  • The viewing angle FX format: 114 ° to 84 °, DX format: 90 ° to 61 °
  • Focal length scale: In millimeters (14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 24)
  • Focusing system: Internal focusing system
  • Auto focus: yes
  • Focusing: auto, manual

Canon RF 85mm f / 2 Macro – Late 2020 – $ 599

Right from the start of the RF introduction, Canon quickly added several lenses to its range. From the Holy Trinity to the Prime Numbers, Canon wanted to make sure the world was ready to take over the RF mount.

In 2020, the announcements and releases were a little more niche oriented. This year, Canon announced the following with the 2020/2021 versions.

  • 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
  • Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM.
  • Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM.
  • Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
  • Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM
  • Extender RF 1.4x
  • Extender RF 2x

From this list for videographers I noticed nothing immediately. At second glance, the 85mm 1: 2 macro is a welcome addition to the line-up, as the longer focal length allows for a better care experience. It should be noted, however, that the lens's macro magnification is not ideal as it is 0.5x.

What does that mean? Ideally, you want a magnification ratio of 1x for real macro photography. In the video case, however, such a lens is well suited for close-up shots of objects such as wedding rings.

Quick Specifications of the 85mm 1: 2 Macro:

  • Type: Note: RF
  • A look at 24º, 16º, 28º 30
  • Blреrturе blisters 9
  • Overall length (table) 85
  • Léns eEléntes 12
  • Let's 11
  • –Ах ареrturе – tеlе f / 2
  • Destination f / 29
  • The minimum quantity is (m) 0.35

Canon RF 70-200mm f / 4L is USM rumor.

Ok, technically that's more of a rumor than a formal announcement, but I wouldn't be surprised if we heard about this lens towards the end of the year.

The Canon RF 70-200mm f / 2.8 was released towards the end of 2019 and completed the F / 2.8 trifactor as well as the 15-35mm and 24-70mm f / 2.8. While these lenses offer the top quality expected from the F / 2.8 series, they weren't cheap. The full set would cost you up to $ 7,227. While an inexpensive telephoto zoom in the form of the 24-240mm f / 4-6.3 was available for $ 699 or the 24-105mm f / 4-7.1 for $ 399, there was no bridge between entry-level options – and professional type, usually found in the F / 4 models of the Holy Trinity, colloquially called the Unholy Trinity.

However, rumor has it that Nokishita has reported that Canon has filed a patent in Russia for the RF version of the 70-200mm f / 4. With that said, we could probably see the Unholy Trinity making its way into the camera market, allowing video artists and photographers to get the fan-favorite zoom line without the f / 2.8 price tag.

Quick specs of the 70-200mm f / 4: Currently not published.

Fuji 50mm F1.0 – Late 2020 – $ 1,499

Yes, this is not a lens for any of the new mounts introduced over the past two years. While the X-version has been alive since 2012, the arrival of the F / 1.0 was an unprecedented announcement from Fuji as it marks the arrival of the fastest auto focus lens for mirrorless cameras.

At 50mm, it has an equivalent field of view of around 75mm (since Fuji uses APS-C sensors). As the owner of the Fuji 16-55mm 2.8 Red Label lens, this lens is probably just as clunky and heavy as the zoom.

Many commentators on photography and film blogs weren't sure who or what this lens was when it was released. But The Verge sums the term up pretty well.

This has long been a statement lens for Fujifilm and not a practical tool for most photographers.

In any case, as a Fuji user, I will add this to my wish list.

Fast specs of the 50mm 1: 1.0

  • Type: Fuјі Х
  • I believe that doing something is important
  • For more (mm) 77
  • Total length (télе) 50
  • Fill in the length (with) 50
  • Léns eEléntes 12
  • Let's 9
  • –Ах ареrturе – tеlе 1
  • –Ах ареrturе – widе 1
  • Destination 16
  • The number of points corresponds to (m) 0.7
  • Looking to the future (differences) 31.7
  • Blреrturе blisters 9

What's next?

We are still in the birth phase of the new lenses available for the new range of mounts from Canon, Nikon and the L-Mount Alliance. Aside from the somewhat affordable additions from Sigma, there aren't many budget entry-level lenses available. At the same time, however, not exactly one Lumix S entry-level or EOS R entry-level camera is available. However, I can assume that over the next year we will continue to see lower cost lenses as well as niche lenses that are not currently available.

Are you looking for more lens overviews and summaries? You are welcome:

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