Photography Gear News & Reviews Roundup – February 16, 2015

Whereas many were expecting the next Sigma ART lens to be an 85mm, the company instead rolled out a 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. Canon version out in March, Nikon in April, Sony later. Price $849. Specs and pre-order info at B&H:

Sigma also announced pricing and availability of its 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C (for contemporary) lens. March at $1089 for Nikon and Canon mounts.

Ricoh Pentax announced the Pentax K-S2 with 20 megapixels at $700.

Tokina announced a new 11-20mm f/2.8.

No news was news too last week. While Sony showed several new FE-mount lenses at the CP+ show (35mm f/1.4, 28mm f2, 90mm f/2.8 macro) it didn’t actually announce them or mention pricing and availability.

Photographer Dustin Abott wrote a comprehensive review of Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II lens. He loves it.

The Photography Blog reviewed the Leica X-E (Typ 102). Gets an ‘above average’ rating. Translation: don’t buy it.

Finally, software company Serif announced the beta of Affinity Photo, a competitor to Adobe Photoshop for the Mac platform. Sign up here.

Deals

Up to $400 off on Nikon lenses: Adorama, B&H
Up to $200 off on Fuji X lenses: B&H

 

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