Sigma FE Lens and 50mm f/1.4 DC DN Lens Coming at CP+ Show

A new Sigma FE lens and 50mm f/1.4 DC DN lens is rumored to be announced at CP+ 2018 show.

At the end of last year, Sigma released a new APS-C E-mount lens for Sony mirrorless cameras: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN lens. They have also released a new lens roadmap for Sony E-mount cameras. According to the graph Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens will be the next lens in the DN-series lineup and to be announced in 2018.

Along with APS-C E-mount lens, Sigma is also rumored to unveil their first FE lens designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. Both lenses will be announced around CP+ Show in Japan on March 1st. More details after the break! … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-E3 Firmware Ver 1.10 Released

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for its X-E3 and X-Pro2  camera bodies. The update to version 1.10 on the X-E3 adds auto geotagging and Date/Time synchronization by Bluetooth pairing and version 4.01 on the X-Pro2 fixes an issue that could occasionally cause the cameras to lock up.

To use this geotagging on X-E3, the application software “FUJIFILM Camera Remote” needs to be upgrade to the latest version Ver.3.1.0. You can download the Fujifilm remote app from the iTunes Store and Google Play Store.

More details about the X-E3 and X-Pro2 firmware updates with download links can be found below.  … Continue reading


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Reviews

Here are the latest Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens reviews published on the web.

The E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-sensor mirrorless bodies with the lightweight of just 325 g in weight. The lens features 2 ED and 1 aspherical elements, a minimum focus distance of 45cm. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds.

The price of the new standart zoom lens is $598 in US. Check out the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens reviews by Cameralabs and Digitalphotopro. … Continue reading


Leica unveils the APO Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 and 90mm f/2 ASPH lenses

Leica Camera announces the first two editions of a new line of high-performance Summicron-SL lenses for the Leica SL-System; the APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

Both lenses seamlessly work with the SL-System’s lightning-fast autofocus and, as with all SL-Lenses, have been designed and constructed in Germany with exceptional materials for a long work life, even withstanding the rigors of professional use while always providing superior image quality.

In the USA the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. will start shipping from February. The 75mm model will retail for $4750 while the 90mm will set you back $5150. In the second half of 2018, Leica will launch two more lenses, the Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. … Continue reading


Panasonic GH5s vs Sony A7S II High ISO Comparison

Detailed comparison of the Panasonic GH5s vs Sony A7S II. You can find high ISO comparison test with key specifications in this post.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5s and the Sony Alpha 7S II are two high-end video centric cameras that were announced, respectively, in January 2018 and September 2015.

The Panasonic GH5s will be available from February for $2499 body-only. Check availability at major stores Amazon | B&H | Adorama. … Continue reading


Panasonic Lumix GH5S Camera Officially Announced

Panasonic announces the new Lumix GH5S, which is an ‘exceptional mirrorless camera for videography, designed and developed for professional filmmakers’.

The Lumix GH5S is the world’s first mirrorless camera to offer 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K (4096×2160), features internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording, and ships with V-Log pre-installed on the camera.

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine reproduce the darkest areas of the image with increased clarity thanks to the maximum ISO 51200.

The Panasonic GH5s will be available from February for $2499 body-only. Check availability at major stores Amazon | B&H | Adorama. … Continue reading


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Sample Images

Here are the first official Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens sample images.

The E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-sensor mirrorless cameras with the lightweight of just 325 g. The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds.

The price of the new standart zoom lens is $598 in US. Cheak out the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens sample images below.  … Continue reading


Full Panasonic GH5S Specifications Leaked

Full Panasonic GH5s specifications has been leaked on the web. According to the reports, the upcoming camera will feature a newly developed 10.2MP Four Thirds sensor with C4K (60p, 150Mbps, 4:2:2 10 bit and slow motion at 240fps (FHD).

As previous articles indicates that the GH5 will be an “ultra” video oriented low-light version. As a result the 12MP sensor of the Panasonic GH5s will provide ISO sensitivity up to 51,200. The Lumix GH5S will be the world-first 4K 60/50p recording in Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160).

The Panasonic GH5s price will be around $2,500For comparison, the current GH5 model still sells for $2,000. … Continue reading


Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Announced

Sony has just announced the E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens for its a6000 series E-mount cameras.

The lens offers a useful wide-angle to medium telephoto range. The E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS from Sony is a versatile 27-202.5mm equivalent zoom for APS-C-sensor mirrorless cameras.

The price of the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens is $598 in US. It will be available for pre-order on January 10th, 2018. Sony also announced silver version of Sony a6300. … Continue reading


Video: How Sony Alpha a9 is Made?

Take a look at this video of how Sony Alpha a9 is made. A few weeks ago Rich visited the factory in Chonburi, Thailand, where the Sony A9 is manufactured. He learnt a lot about the factory and how the A9 is built, and was even allowed to film some of the production line.

At a glance : Sony Alpha a9 mirrorless camera features a 24.2-Megapixel Full Frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor; ISO 50-204800; shooting speeds up to 20 fps; 693-point focal-plane phase-detection AF; 4K UHD video; Wi-Fi, NFC, LAN; 5-Axis image stabilization. … Continue reading