There’s a lot of exciting new lenses coming in 2019 (and some that have already been released).
Whether you’re a Nikon shooter, a Sony shooter, a Canon shooter, or somewhere in between, there’s a lot of new tech to drool over when it comes to lenses.
Below, I’ve outlined just a few of the most exciting lenses coming to market this year.
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New Lenses for 2019: NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4S
At CES 2019 in January, Nikon unveiled a new lens for their Z-system cameras, a NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4S.
This is the first wide-angle zoom for the Z6 and Z7 cameras, which undoubtedly has excited Nikon landscape shooters around the globe.
At just 17 ounces, this lens is ultra-light and makes an excellent companion for photographers that need a capable lens but don’t want to lug around a big, heavy kit.
It has 14 elements (which includes four EDs and four aspherical elements), an anti-reflective Nano Crystal Coat to reduce flare and ghosting, and a fluorine coating to prevent fingerprints from gunking up the front and rear elements. It’s also the first 14mm lens for Nikon full frame cameras that accepts lens filters.
As one would expect, Nikon has incorporated its Stepping Motor technology, which means this is a quiet, fast lens that photographers will appreciate when they’re out shooting and need to keep a low profile. Videographers will appreciate its quietness as well as it won’t interfere with getting high-quality audio.
Keep an eye out for the lens coming to market this April for about $1,300.
New Lenses for 2019: Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 for DJI Drones
If you’ve got a DJI drone as part of your kit, you might be interested in the new 9mm f/2.8 lens from Venus Optics.
The lens has 15 elements in 10 groups, including three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements. It also has a 113-degree view and a seven-blade aperture.
The lens is a scant 2.36-inches long and weighs less than half a pound, which is great for all those drone photography adventures you have planned.
It’s the widest lens available for DJI’s Inspire 2 drones and their X7 cameras, so if it’s wide-angle you want, this is the lens for you.
The Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/2.8 lens is currently available for $499.
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New Lenses for 2019: New Canon RF Lenses for EOS R System
At CES earlier this year, Canon announced six new lenses for their EOS R mirrorless system.
Running the gamut from a 15-35mm f/2.8L to an 85mm f/1.2L to a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, there is certainly a lot to choose from if you’ve adopted the EOS R system.
These lenses are not for sale yet, and some are still in development. However, you can get a sneak peek at what they look like and some of their features in the video above by Newsshooter.
Again, though not all the lenses outlined here are available yet, they will be soon. That’s exciting news, especially for Canon and Nikon shooters that have been waiting for a larger lens choice for the mirrorless cameras each company released late last year.
Stay tuned for more news and notes on upcoming lenses and other gear!