SLR Magic CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 Lenses Announced

SLR Magic has announced the new CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.

Aimed at videographers and filmmakers, the CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 lenses provide fast maximum apertures, include geared barrels for use with follow focus rigs, and are compatible with Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras.

Both lenses have several features in common, including manual diaphragm with 13 aperture blades that stop down to F16, 52mm filter threads with non-rotating front elements, and a black anodized finish. … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-T2 Announcement Rumored for June 14, 2016

Fujifilm is on the verge to announce its next weather sealed camera. Fujifilm X-T2 announcement is rumored to happen on June 14, 2016.

The company is allegedly working hard on several new cameras and lenses for 2016. One of them is the X-T2 mirrorless model which is expected to be announced before the Photokina 2016 show in September.

Loric Gonzalez got the exact date information from a French reseller and he shared this info on the French Fuji X Facebook Group. According to the posting the Fujifilm X-T2 announcement will happen on June 14, 2016. … Continue reading


Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC Lens Patent

Tamron has filed a new standard zoom lens patent in Japan. The application describes the Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC lens designed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.

Egami has spotted the file as the optic features a focal range between 28mm and 70mm along with a maximum aperture range of f/3.5-5.6. The standard zoom lens seems to feature built-in image stabilization technology.

This would be good news for the current users of Sony A7-series E-mount cameras with full frame image sensor. As Tamron produce such good lenses with an affordable price. See the image and patent details below. … Continue reading


Fujifilm XF 8-16mm f/2.8 WR lens rumored to be in the works

Fujifilm is allegedly working on a new wide-angle zoom lens and it will be the new Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 WR lens.

Fuji is a busy company this year as they are expanding X-mount lens line-up seriously. The optic in mention is a new wide-angle zoom that will be weather sealed. It will have a focal range between 8-16mm for APS-c sized sensors which corresponds to 12-24mm in 35mm full-frame equivalent.

As a result a new Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 WR lens rumored to be in the works but it is not expected to become official soon.  … Continue reading


Konica Minolta 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Patent

Konica Minolta has patented a new macro optic in Japan. The new patent describes a Konica Minolta 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens designed for mirrorless cameras with APS-C- sized image sensor.

A new lens patent spotted by Egami. The new 60mm f/2.8 lens seems to be optimized for contrast AF and video. It has macro capabilities.

When we look at the patent application the macro optic will have a lens construction with 10 elements in 10 groups. It also has 1 ED element. The lens expected to become official by the end of 2016.  … Continue reading


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