Along with the entry-level Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless camera, six new Canon RF lenses are also in development. These RF lenses are expected to be released in 2019.
The most captivating has to be the RF 70-200 F2.8L IS USM. The 70-200 will be stabilized. Canon will be offering two versions of its RF 85mm F1.2L USM: a ‘regular’ model and a ‘DS’ variant. DS stands for Defocus Smoothing, which Canon says ‘offers a combination of beautifully smooth defocused bokeh.
Meanwhile, there are two fast zooms on the way: the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and the RF 24-70 F2.8L IS USM. Finally a travel zoom lens in the works too – the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.
- Canon EOS RP Body w/ EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter – $1,299.00 – Pre-order at B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon
- Canon EOS RP Body w/ RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter – $2,199.00 – Pre-order at B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon
- Canon EOS RP Body w/ EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EG-E1 Extension Grip & Canon Mount Adapter – $1,699.00 – Pre-order at B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon
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Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras.
As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May.
You might familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. Another significant upcoming feature is the ability to output ProRes RAW video to an Atomos Ninja V. This would make the Nikon Z6 and Z7 the first stills/video hybrid cameras to support RAW video output. Check out the details below. … Continue reading
The Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 R WR is a compact and lightweight wide-angle prime for the company’s APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens is equivalent to 24mm when mounted on an X-series camera, such as the new X-T30. It has a total of 10 elements, two of which being aspherical, and nine rounded aperture blades.
The lens, which weighs just 155g/5.5oz, uses a stepping motor for ‘fast and quiet autofocus’ and can focus as close as 17cm/6.7in. The lens is weather-sealed at nine points around the barrel and can function at temperatures as low as -10°C/+14°F.
The XF 16mm F2.8 R WR will be available in black from March, with the silver version to follow in May. The suggested retail price for both is $399. Check out the Product Page and Samples.
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The Nikon NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S is a standart zoom lens for Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras; it features a constant f/2.8 aperture, providing sharp images and beautiful bokeh.
Compared to the AF-S 24-70mm F2.8 for F-mount, the new lens is 25% smaller and 18% lighter, with a totally redesigned optical formula comprising 17 elements in 15 groups. Additionally, the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S is the first NIKKOR lens to feature Nikon’s all-new ARNEO coating: a multi-layer coating that is used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coating for superior anti-reflective performance.
The new NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S will be available in the spring of 2019 with a price tag of $2299. Here’s a short video in which photographer Ami Vitale shares her impressions of the lens and some sample photos shot with it: … Continue reading
Fujifilm has launched the X–T30, a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that is the successor to the X-T20. The latest addition to the Fuji X-series line-up, the Fujifilm X–T30, has a lot in common with the more expensive X-T3.
The US price for X-T30 body is $899, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama. The release date for Canon EOS RP is in March.
The camera offers the same 26.1MP X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU found in the X-T3 and adds improved autofocus that will come to the X-T3 later via a firmware update. … Continue reading
Canon EOS RP is the second full–frame mirrorless camera that joins the EOS R launched last year. The Canon EOS RP puts the power of full–frame mirrorless into a small, lightweight EOS R series body, opening up exciting creative possibilities.
This is simply a mirrorless equivalent of the EOS 6D Mark II DSLR, boasting an aggressively competitive price and, for its class, an impressively lightweight body.
The body goes for only $1,300 (£1,400, AU$2,100), and comes in a kit with the RF 24-105mm f4 L lens for $2,400 (£2,330, no kit in Australia). At those prices, it’s competing with older models that have experienced price drops over the years, most notably the Sony A7 II. … Continue reading
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 is a new super-telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The lens features a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24-400mm for a 16.6x zoom, the highest magnification available for mirrorless cameras.
The lens is not a “PRO” but the company claims that it offers the same dustproof and splashproof build quality as those lenses.
Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens does not offer built-in stabilization, and will rely on camera body IS. The lens uses Olympus’ MSC (Movie and Still Compatible) focusing mechanism and provides quieter operation – particularly useful for shooting video. The company’s ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating is also employed to reduce flare and ghosting.
The US price of the Olympus 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 MFT lens is $900, pre-orders: B&H
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Nikon has released new firmware updates for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras.
This firmware Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 fixes several issues. The previously announced major firmware that will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series is expected later.
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Canon released the new firmware for EOS R full frame mirrorless camera.
Firmware Update Version 1.1.0 corrects several phenomenons and supports continuous shooting when “silent shutter” has been enabled.
You can follow the links below to download the firmware updates. Canon EOS R body : ($2,299 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama) … Continue reading
Fujifilm X-T30 Images & Specs have been leaked on the web. From the first images we can clearly see that Fujifilm has removed the D-Pad in favor of a joystick.
As expected Fuji X-T30 will use the same 26MP sensor as the Fujifilm X-T3. The midrange SLR-styled mirrorless camera that serves as the younger sibling to the X-T3. is expected to be announced next week on the 14th of February. Check out the Fujifilm X-T30 Images & Specs ! … Continue reading