2014 BORG New Products

During CP+ (largest photographic show in Japan), BORG announced following new products scheduled to come up 2014.

1) 2014×1 – 90FL, 500mm/F5.6 fluorite telephoto lens

DSC03548sThis was informed at this blog several days ago. But first public show-up.

2) 2014×2 – 55FL, 250mm/F4.5 fluorite telephoto lens

250mm focal length is same as 50Ach. So it should be very compact. This will be super finder, guider and imager. It should be wonderful scope for wide-field astrophotography.

3) 50mm/F2.8 wide-angle lens

DSC03565sThis is originally designed as enlarging lens and will be shortest focal length in BORG optics. It should be used with M42 helical focuser and back focus is optimized for short flange back camera such as mirrorless bodies. This lens will be great for macro as well as wide-field astrophoto one too.

BTW, BORG is now an official member for micro four thirds group.

4) Super reducers for 90FL, 71FL and 67FL

Unlike current universal optical design, these are individually optimized for each 90FL, 71FL and 67FL and cover full frame sensors.

5) And finally BORG plans to release the mount adapter for Leica M camera. This is 1st collaboration with Leica.

I was told so many people stopped by BORG booth.




~ by tedishikawa on February 17, 2014.

3 Responses to “2014 BORG New Products”

  1. Interesting offering of the 2014×1. Any thoughts on how it would stack up against the Pentax (Hitachi) lens HD Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW?

  2. Hi Ted, sounds great! I am still using the 77EDII with #7704 super reducer for widefield astrophotography, because it works just perfectly on my 36x24mm CCD camera! Anyway I am looking for some better lens then doublet 77EDII which means I aim at 90FL. Would the new 90FL support the #7704 SR or a new replacement for a dedicated super reducer is the only option? many thanks! Pavel

  3. The 50mm F2.8 lens looks very interesting. I hope it can provide pinpoint stars at edge of full frame.
    Can this work with a DSLR such as canon 5d mark II? Also I wonder how well corrected the lens is for chromatic aberration. Will it perform to the standards of an APO telescope?

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