ZY Optics releases the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

ZY Optics has released the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X super macro lens for full-frame cameras.

The optic offers a maximum magnification ratio of 4.5:1. This gives the opportunity to fill the frame of a 35mm-sized camera with objects four and a half times smaller than the camera’s sensor. Photographer’s can focus as close as 20cm with the lens.

The Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro lens comes in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts.  … Continue reading


More Canon full frame mirrorless camera detailes leaked

More information for the Canon full frame mirrorless camera has been leaked online.

According to latest rumors, the upcoming MILC will not use a new mount, instead it will make good use of EF mount lenses.

full-frame mirrorless camera from  Canon is rumored since at least two years. There will not be a 4th mount added to the Canon ILC lineup.  … Continue reading


Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6300 Comparison

You can check the details of these mirrorless cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. Here is the side by side Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6300 comparison.

Sony A6300 features a 24-megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system and 11fps continuous shooting (8fps continuous live view). It also has silent shooting feature with maximum ISO of 51200 and 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps.

Canon EOS M5 camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The new MILC has a DIGIC 7 processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF. It also has a DSLR-level AF speed and accuracy, 9fps continuous shooting, and Full HD 60p movies.  … Continue reading


Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera officially announced

The EOS M5 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera officially announced by Canon.

The new camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Canon’s EOS M5 has a DIGIC 7 processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF. It also has a DSLR-level AF speed and accuracy, 9fps continuous shooting, and Full HD 60p movies.

The 3-inch 1.62M-dot touchscreen tilts up by 85° and downward by 180°. It supports touch-focusing even when using the EVF. Wi-Fi and NFC are offered along with low energy Bluetooth that provides a continuous connection.

The Canon EOS M5 will start shipping from November 2016. The price of the camera will be $979 for body-only. It will sell for $1099 with the EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM or with the just-announced EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1479. … Continue reading


Full Canon EOS M5 specifications leaked

Full Canon EOS M5 specifications has been leaked on the web. It will be the EOS M3 successor and to be announced at Photokina 2016.

Sources are reporting that a true replacement to the EOS M3 mirrorless camera coming this year. The successor model previously rumored for late 2016 but recent gossips hint at Photokina announcement.

Looks like Canon will not abandon the mirrorless market. Reliable sources posted the full Canon EOS M5 specifications. The MILC will be unveiled just before the Photokina event. … Continue reading


Canon EOS M5 specs leaked on the web

Canon is on the verge to announce a true replacement to the EOS M3 mirrorless camera before Photokina 2016. First Canon EOS M5 specs has been leaked on the web.

Sources are reporting that a successor to the EOS M3 is on the horizon. Even the rumored EOS M5 camera previously mentioned for late 2016, recent gossips hint at Photokina announcement.

Looks like Canon will not abandon the mirrorless market. Reliable sources posted the very first Canon EOS M5 specs. The MILC will be unveiled before the Photokina event. … Continue reading


Canon EOS M5 Camera Rumored for Late 2016

Canon is rumored to launch a new EOS M mirrorless camera in late 2016 before Photokina. The product in question would be the EOS M3 successor which might be called the EOS M5.

As you might guess, Canon will hold an announcement for EOS M lineup on September 15, 2016. While the whole Photokina 2016 show means a lot for a new EOS 5 body for the company.

So there will be an EOS M announcement for Photokina 2016. The release date of the new EOS M camera and the lens should be in late 2016. Here are a few more details. … Continue reading


Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens becomes official

Samyang introduced the 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.

The prime optic has a bright maximum aperture of f/1.2. The manual focus lens has been designed for users to isolate their subject from the background. It also enables hand-held shooting in low-light conditions. When it comes to focal length, it delivers a full-frame equivalent of 52.5mm when mounted on APS-C cameras and 70mm when mounted on MFT cameras.

The construction of the Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens includes nine elements in seven groups. Two elements are aspherical, thus reducing flaws and chromatic aberrations that would have a negative impact on optical performance. … Continue reading


Canon patent for 30mm F2.8 DO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Canon has patented for an optical formula that appears for a 30mm F2.8 DO lens designed for company’s future full-frame mirrorless camera.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors. We can also say the upcoming 30mm F2.8 DO will be a new prime model with DO featuring diffractive optics.

Canon lenses which feature the diffractive optical (DO) are smaller and lighter compared to the same focal length lenses but the price becomes generally higher when the lenses have optical formual for DO. … Continue reading


Canon EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM mirrorless lens patent

Canon has patented a new wide-angle to standard zoom lens in Japan. It is the EF-M 15-50mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens designed for company’s mirrorless interchangeable lens system.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new wide-angle to standard zoom lens with a maximum aperture range between f/3.5-5.6. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras.

We can also say the upcoming optic will feature STM motor for silent and fast AF operation. Sure the IS designation refers to image stabilization technology.  … Continue reading