Novoflex unveils Canon EF electronic adapter for Leica SL

Novoflex has introduced its new SL-EOS adapter which allows around 30 Canon EF lenses to be used with the Leica SL mirrorless camera.

The new Novoflex SL-EOS adapter allows certain Canon EF lenses and teleconverters to be used on the Leica SL, with support for several functions including autofocus.

The adapter transmits focal distance and aperture EXIF data. Also, the adapter has an AF/MF mode, and supports autofocus, aperture control, and depth of field indication. However, the adapters can work fine with “around 30” Canon EF lenses and teleconverters image stabilization is not supported. … 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

Olympus E-PL8 sensor might be in 16-megapixels resolution

More details are coming about the Olympus E-PL8 sensor. It is rumored that the upcoming PEN-series model might feature 16-megapixel MFT sensor just like the previous model.

The PEN E-PL8 from Olympus will replace the current PEN E-PL7 camera which has been introduced back in August, 2014. The mirrorless PEN-series camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor is delayed due to the earthquake in Kumamoto.

Now trusted sources has posted new Olympus E-PL8 sensor information and it looks like the upcoming model will come packed with the same 16MP resolution. The sensor looks like the same as the previous model and it will be made by Sony. … Continue reading

Canon Patent for EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 mirrorless lens

Canon has filed a patent in Japan. It is the EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 lens designed for company’s mirrorless interchangeable lens system.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new super wide-angle zoom lens with a maximum aperture range between f/3.5-5. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras.

Canon EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 patent describes a lens with a 35mm equivalent of 14.5-27mm and a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.  … Continue reading

Olympus 300mm F4 reviews roundup & additional coverage

Olympus 300mm F4 reviews are now available online from several photography websites, along with hand-on videos and plenty of sample images.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO telephoto prime lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras provides a 600mm equivalent field of view into a 1.27kg (2.8 pound), complete with image stabilization, weatherproofing and an impressive close focusing distance.

This post contains latest Olympus 300mm F4 reviews, several hands-on videos with first impression peviews and sample photographs. … Continue reading

Nikon 1 V3 Firmware Update Version 1.11 Released

Nikon released a new firmware update for its mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Nikon 1 V3 firmware v1.10 available for download.

This is the third update to the Nikon’s MILC. New firmware update for Nikon 1 V3 camera fixes an issue that caused increased drain on the camera battery when the camera was off or in sleep mode with a GP-N100 GPS unit attached.

The advanced mirrorless compact camera features a new 18.4 megapixel 1″-type CMOS sensor with on-chip phase detection that covers nearly 100% of the frame, the Expeed 4A processor, 20 fps with continuous AF, and 60 fps with single AF. … Continue reading

Fujifilm announces the XF2X TC WR Teleconverter & LH-XF23 Lens Hood

Fujifilm has announced the FUJINON XF2X TC WR teleconverter and the LH-XF23 lens hood for XF 23mm f/1.4 R lens.

The Fujinon XF2X TC WR is a new 2x teleconverter extending the telephoto reach of two X-mount lenses, the Fujinon XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR.

The Fujinon Teleconverter XF2X TC WR features an optical construction of 9 elements in 5 groups. It is weather and dust-resistant when used with the X-T1 and X-Pro2 camera bodies.

Phase detection AF is still available when using the XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR with the teleconverter mounted. With the XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens, photographers can use CDAF. The camera’s optical image stabilization performance is unaffected by the addition of the teleconverter. … Continue reading

Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens Test Results

DxOMark published their test results for the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 prime lens which is designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The test results shows the fast prime lens scored 39 points and performed an excellent optical performance. Currently selling for a price tag of $1,199, the optic has been tested using the Sony A7R full-frame E-mount camera.

From the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 test results, DxOMark finds that the lens offers uniform and strong resolution between f/4 and f/11. When aperture settings gets wider, good center resolution is recorded, with just a little drop-off in the outer field, and at f/22, sharpness levels drop to around 60%, but remain homogenous across the frame. … Continue reading

Best Prime and Zoom Lenses for Sony A6000

Best Sony A6000 lenses are categorized below as prime and standard zoom lenses. Here are the best Sony A6000 lenses for the mirrorless camera which is announced in 2014.

Some recommendations for Sony A6000 camera users according to DxOMark ratings and to our suggestions.  You can see two tables seperated below, listing the best prime and standart zoom lenses for the A6000 mirrorless shooter.

The Sony A6000 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera features a 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, fast Hybrid AF system that covers 92% of the frame with phase-detect 179 focal points. … Continue reading

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 WR lens rumored to be unveiled for Photokina

Fujifilm is rumored to unveil the XF 23mm f/2 WR lens before the Photokina 2016 event.

As mentioned earlier that the company has listened to its fans and the Fujifilm is actively working on a 23mm wide-angle prime optic. Now the trusted sources are claiming that the Fujifilm XF 23mm f2 WR lens will become official at the Photokina 2016 event.

Looks like this Summer then the lens will be compatible with all X-mount cameras. XF 23mm f/2 WR lens will have a maximum aperture of f/2. It will provide a full-frame focal length equivalent of 35mm.

Check the camera stores for availability
XF 23mm F2 R WR $449.95 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

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