Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens announced for mirrorless cameras

Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens becomes official for APS-c sensor mirrorless cameras.

The lens construction consists of 6 elements in 5 groups with 9 aperture blades. Its compact size makes it easier to carry and only weighs 300g. When it comes to the build, the supeiror multi-layer nano coating reduces the flares.

Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens is compatible with Sony, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji mirrorless mounts. The price tag will stand at $149. Check Amazon US for availability. … Continue reading


Metabones Smart Adapter IV Firmware Update 0.54 Announced

Metabones announes a new firmware update for its Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x products.

The version 0.54 upgrade fixes issues with Tamron lenses. Also adds an option in Metabones App to enable the use of Digital Zoom in Advanced mode.

This Smart Adapter has the electronic aperture, EXIF, image stabilization and autofocus features. True electronic integration of aperture diaphragm lets camera automatically choose aperture in P or S exposure modes.

More information about the Metabones firmware update version 0.54 which the stability also improved.  … Continue reading


5 Most Popular Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Want to buy a new lens for your mirrorless system camera, but you can not decide which one to get? Here are the 5 most popular Micro Four Thirds lenses for recommendation.

Although most loyal MFT system users know very well, it is useful to repeat some information for new users. Micro Four Thirds system has a 2x crop factor, so we’ve included the 35mm equivalent in the specs as a point of reference.

One of the first things to do when buying a new lens is to do internet surveys or the advice of the people around us. Taking a look at what people buy is a good way to see what works the best for the majority of photographers out there. Our picks of popular Micro Four Thirds lenses below cover the leading models from Olympus and Panasonic. … Continue reading


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 EOS M5 Coverage Available Online

More Canon EOS M5 coverage is now available on the web. The new EOS M5 mirrorless camera is in stock and shipping in US.

Mirrorless market is growing day by day. As a result companies offer new features with new models. The sensor provided by this EOS M5 is a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS with Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

It has been powered by the DIGIC 7 processor. Amazingly the MILC has a DSLR-level AF speed and accuracy, 9fps continuous shooting, and Full HD 60p movies.

The price of the camera is $979 for body-only. It costs $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


Fotodiox Fusion Nikon G to Sony E Smart AF Adapter Released

Fotodiox has announced their new FUSION Smart AF Adapter which allows autofocus with Nikon G lenses on Sony E-mount cameras.

The new Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF adapter (Nikon AF-I/AF-S lens to Sony E-mount mirrorless camera) with full automated functions (full aperture control, autofocus, image stabilization, EXIF data) is now shipping.

Fotodiox’s new FUSION lens adapter lets you mount Nikon lenses onto a Sony E-mount camera, all while maintaining electronic communication between the two. … Continue reading


Metabones Relaesed Firmware Update 0.53 for Smart Adapter IV

Metabones released a new firmware update for its Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x products.

The version 0.53 upgrade adds a user interface to select between Green and Advanced modes using Metabones App, with separate settings for newer cameras and older cameras. The option to allow the camera body to select between lens IS and IBIS or in combination and AF accuracy improvement for subjects near infinity.

More information about the Metabones firmware update version 0.53 with the download links can be found below. … Continue reading


New Entaniya 250 fisheye lens for MFT announced

The new Entaniya 250 degree Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras was announced in Japan.

Three different models are available ranges from 2.3mm to 3.6mm. The price of the lens is ¥388,000 JPY and it will soon be on sale at Amazon.

The company also published several sample images taken with the Entaniya 250 fisheye lens. Samples can be seen on this Flickr album. … Continue reading


Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC Lens Patent

The new patent from Tamron filed in Japan. The application describes the Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC lens designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.

We can see that this macro optic also comes with built-in Vibration Compensation technology. This means that users will benefit from camera shakes.

On the other hand this is good news for the current Sony A7-series E-mount camera users. As Tamron produce such good lenses with an affordable price. … Continue reading


New Tokina FiRIN lenses coming for Sony E mount cameras

New Tokina FiRIN lenses are on the horizon. Tokina FiRIN lens roadmap displayed at Photokina 2016 event.

The company is planning to launch three new FíRIN AF lenses for Sony E-mount full frame cameras.

The Firin 20mm F2 FE MF is the first in Tokina product line compact form-factor super wide ultra fast F2 aperture manual prime lens. The wide-angle prime is the first optic in their lineup for full-frame Sony E-mount system cameras. … Continue reading