New Laowa Lenses: 10-18mm FE, 100mm f/2.8 2X Macro, 17mm f/4 and 4mm f/2.8

Venus Optics announced four new Laowa lenses: 10-18mm FE, 100mm f/2.8 2X Macro, 17mm f/4 and 4mm f/2.8.

The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. The Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX is currently the widest available native lens option for Fujifilm G-mount cameras. The 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT delivers aunique circular fisheye field of view on Micro four thirds cameras.

All four lenses will be available for trial at Venus Optics’ booth (T225) in Beijing P&E Imaging fair during 3rd-6th May 2019. They are expected to be shipped in mid/late 2018. … Continue reading


Sony A7 III in Stock and Shipping in US

The new Sony A7 III full frame mirrorless camera is now available and in stock and shipping in the US.

Sony has expanded its full-frame Alpha 7 range, introducing the Sony A7 III. With a price tag of $1,999, the camera boasts a new backside-illuminated, 24-megapixel sensor and 4K video recording with S-Log. It can also shoot full resolution pictures at up to 10fps and has a quad-VGA OLED viewfinder.

Sony A7 III camera is also the new best seller in mirrorless cameras at Amazon, followed by Sony A6000 and Sony A7R III. … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-T20 Firmware Update Ver.2.00 Released

Fujifilm released a new firmware update version 2.0 for the X-T20 mirrorless camera., which adds faster AF tracking and enhanced touchscreen operation to match the Fuji X-E3.

The Fuji X-T20 firmware update 2.0 also adds support for the camera to FUJIFILM’s X RAW STUDIO software, and also adds compatibility with the newly launched Fujinon XC15-45mmF3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens. Firmware improves third party studio flash controller usability as well as add new functions designed to improve operability.

See details and download link below.  … Continue reading


Firmware Updates For Fujifilm X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3, X100F, X-T20 & GFX

Fujifilm has announced that new firmware updates for X-H1, X-T2, X-Pro2, X-E3, X100F & GFX coming soon, while they released the X-T20 firmware ver2.0.0 today.

The first firmware updates will arrive in late April and May for the Fujifilm X-series cameras and the updates reflect the feedback received by Fujifilm X Series users with regards to improving usability and adding new functions.

Fujifilm has officially announced the GF 250mm F4 R LM OIS WR medium format lens. The lens has a 35mm equivalent of around 200mm, which can be further extended via the 1.4x teleconverter also announced today.

Fujinon GF 250mm f/4: Adorama | B&H Photo
Fujinon GF 1.4x TC: Adorama | B&H Photo
Fujinon 18mm Macro Extension Tube: Adorama | B&H Photo
Fujinon 45mm Macro Extension Tube: Adorama | B&H Photo … Continue reading


Panasonic LX200 camera to be announced at Photokina 2018

Panasonic LX200 camera is rumored to be announced at Photokina 2018. In an interview with Panasonic executives the Panasonic LX200 camera is mentioned again.

They hinted that the premium compact camera will be available soon and exceed expectations. The LX100 hit the markets back in late 2014 to compete against the Sony RX100 and Canon PowerShot G7 X series digital compact models. … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-T3 Camera to Feature 26MP Stacked Sensor

Fujifilm is on the verge to announce a new Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera sometime before Photokina 2018 and it will have a 26MP APS-c stacked sensor.

As previous rumors indicates that the weather-sealed mirrorless camera will allegedly be present at world’s largest digital imaging event. There were some expectations about a new sensor more than 24MP.

Recent reports claims that the Fujifilm X-T3 camera will feature a 26-megapixel stacked sensor. As we know this sensor type is one of the reasons the Sony A9 ($4,498) is able to achieve 20fps burst speeds. So what to expect from Fujifilm X-T3? … Continue reading


Sony A7S III announcement might happen before July 2018

Sony A7S III announcement date is rumored to take place in the near future as a listing on Amazon.de shows a A7s III book to be released on July, 2018.

The replacement to the A7s Mark II camera is on the horizon with many improvements expected over its predecessor.

Amazon Germany currently listed a book called “Sony a7 III / a7S III: For better photos right from the start!” available for pre-order online. The release date of the book is set for July 2, 2018. If we take into account that Sony A7S III has not been announced yet, can it be giving us information about the date of the announcement? Let’s look at the details before the Sony A7S III announcement happens. … Continue reading


Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera coming at Photokina 2018

Olympus E-M5 Mark III camera is rumored to be announced in 2018. So will the Mark III version of the OM-D-series E-M10 shooter employ the 20-megapixel sensor?

Currently there is no leaked information for the OM-D E-M5 Mark III specs. However, we believe that the Olympus might use the 20MP Four Thirds sensor that is introduced with the E-M1 Mark II in a possible E-M5 Mark III camera.

Olympus has been rumored to introduce a new OM-D camera for Photokina 2018 event. The device in question is the mid-range MFT camera which would be the replacement of Olympus E-M5 Mark II. … Continue reading


Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Unveils Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 Lens

Meyer-Optik-Görlitz launches new Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 with mounts for Sony-E, Fuji-X and Leica M cameras.

The new Nocturnus has a minimum focus distance of 50 cm and weighs 790 grams. The new mechanical design of the Nocturnus III makes this lens also an interesting option for videography: Manual focus control and the step less aperture ring operate almost silently.

Like its predecessor, the new Nocturnus comes with a focal length of 50 mm and an aperture range from f0.95 to f11. Thus, the lens features a lot of versatility both when shooting in available light conditions and in terms of depth-of-field. Its 15 aperture blades with anti-reflective coating, make the new Nocturnus III 50 f0.95 a unique tool to create a pleasant bokeh with circular highlights whilst creating great sharpness in the focused areas.  … Continue reading


Sony A7 III gets DxOMarked with 96 Points

DxOMark has just tested the newly announced Sony a7 III (Amazon | B&H | Adorama). The overall score is 96 points, placed between the high-speed A9 and high-resolution A7R III.

Sony A7 III now is the new best seller in mirrorless cameras at Amazon, followed by Sony A6000 and Sony A7R III.

This is an amazing result for a entry-level full frame camera that costs a lot less than both the A7rIII and A9. Sony a7 III Has Better Dynamic Range and High ISO Performance than a7 II. … Continue reading