Panasonic G9 to be Announced with 80MP Shooting Mode and 60 fps

Panasonic G9 will be the next high-end Micro Four Thirds camera. The mirrorless camera is rumored to be announced with 80MP Shooting Mode and 60 fps.

The upcoming Panasonic G9 is said to have the same photo shooting capabilities of the video-centric Lumix GH5 camera. On the other hand video specs of the might be different from the GH5. The specs list will also include a second display on top of the camera apart from the LCD.

The release date for this Panasonic G9 will be after the Christmas by the beginning of January. … Continue reading


Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro Lens Sample Images

Here are the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro lens sample images.

After the 25mm F1.2 Pro, these two lenses expand the company’s series of F1.2 lenses, which are equivalent to 35 and 90mm F2.4 lenses for full frame.

These fast aperture PRO lenses from Olympus has feathered bokeh that provides an ultra smooth transition from the sharp to the defocused areas of the image to provide an overall softer background.

Here are several Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm/ 45mm F1.2 Pro lens sample images taken with Olympus E-M1 Mark II. Click on the pictures to see the full-sizes. … Continue reading


Additional Sony a7R III coverage

Here is a quick coverage of the high-speed and resolution Sony A7R III full-frame mirrorless camera.

The a7R III is Sony’s latest high resolution camera, which carries over many of the improvements found on the company’s flagship a9. The shooter has the same 42MP sensor but better performance. The hardware transferred from the Sony A9 allows for faster burst shooting, improved autofocus and higher quality 4K video.

The Sony a7R III will start shipping from November at a recommended selling price of $3199. Here is everything you need to know about the Sony A7R III, including impressions and comparison, videos. … Continue reading


Olympus 17mm and 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lenses Officially Announced

Olympus offficially announced the new 17mm F1.2 PRO and 45mm f/1.2 PRO prime lenses for its Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

The lenses use the same 60mm filters that the existing 25mm F1.2 Pro uses and, like that lens both are weather sealed and dust proof. The two lenses expand the company’s series of F1.2 lenses, which are equivalent to 35 and 90mm F2.4 lenses for full frame.

The Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO lens will be released on November 17, 2017, and the 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens will be available on January 19, 2018.

  • Olympus 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens: $1,199 at Amazon
  • Olympus 45mm f/1.2 PRO Lens: $1,199 at Amazon

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Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 G Master OSS Telephoto Development Announced

Along with the A7R Mark III camera and FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS standart zoom lens, Sony has announced development of the new FE 400mm f/2.8 G Master OSS lens too.

Designed for Sony full frame E-mount cameras, the FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens will arrive in Summer 2018. The lens will give a 600mm equivalent, in 35mm equivalent terms, when used on Sony’s APS-C cameras such as the Sony A6500.

Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 G Master OSS lens will be compatible with Sony FE 1.4X and 2X Teleconverters. Specs and pricing to be announced later. … Continue reading


Official Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Sample Images

Here are the official Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens sample images.

From 24 mm to 105 mm and F4 aperture throughout the zoom, the high-performance G Lens offers consistently high image quality. In addition to outstanding optical performance, it has a compact, lightweight design for portability and mobility befitting the E-mount system. Fast, precise AF and high reliability add to the broad utility of this fine zoom lens.

The lens has a close focusing distance of 38cm, is weather-sealed, and is said to be the lightest lens of this type in its class, weighing 663g. See the full size Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens Sample Images. … Continue reading


New Meike Arca Swiss Hand Grip Plate For Olympus PEN-F

New Meike MEKE MK-ECG4 Metal Black Camera Hand Grip is available for Olympus PEN-F mirrorless camera.

MEIKE, Metal hand grip for Olympus PEN-F improves the grip on the camera and reduces the chances of camera shake, especially when using heavy, large aperture lenses.

The grips are made from aluminium alloy. The Arca-Swiss compatible models can be left in place when using a tripod and enables users to change the battery and SD card without having to remove the grip from the body. … Continue reading


Sony unveils FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens

Along with the A7R Mark III camera, Sony has introduced the new FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS standart zoom lens. This is a wide-angle to short-telephoto zoom designed for Sony full frame E-mount mirrorless cameras.

The lens has a close focusing distance of 38cm, is weather-sealed, and is said to be the lightest lens of this type in its class, weighing 663g.

The construction of the lens consists of 17 elements, arranged into 14 groups with 4 aspherical and 3 ED elements.

Sony announces FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens

Sony announces FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens

FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • 4 Aspherical Elements, 3 ED Elements
  • Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings
  • Direct Drive Super Sonic Wave AF Motor
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Focus Hold Button; AF/MF Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm

Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS standart zoom lens will ship this November for about $1,300 US.


Sony a7RIII Officially Announced, Price $3,199

Sony officially announces the Sony a7RIII full frame E-mount camera.

This is a high-res full frame camera capable of 10 fps shooting with AF. Sony A7RIII features 42mp BSI CMOS sensor, 10fps continuous shooting with AF.  Updated design includes dual SD card slots, and 5-axis sensor based image stabilisation with up to 5.5 stops.

The new camera also gets the 3.69M-dot OLED viewfinder from the a9, providing a 1280 x 720 resolution view. Sony claims 15 stops of dynamic range and 14-bit Raw capture across more of its shooting modes, though it still drops to 12-bit when shooting 10 fps uncompressed Raw.

4K video recording now supports HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) for HDR video recording, and instant playback with compatible 4K HDR TVs.

The Sony a7R III (model ILCE-7RM3) will start shipping from November at a recommended selling price of $3199. … Continue reading


Sigma announces the development of 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma officially announced the development of the new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds.

The release date and price information to be determined later. The lens hood will be available as an accessory (LH716-01).

The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens would be the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm version. We expect the price will stand around $399 just like the 30mm F1.4 DC DN.

Development of SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

These lenses from Sigma are designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems.

Sigma announces the development of 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens will provide a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm for Sony E-mount and 32mm for Micro Four Thirds bodies. It would be useful for perfect for low-light, indoor and street shootings especially with Sony A6500 and Olympus E-M1 mirrorless cameras.

 

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the development of a new high-performance, large-diameter wide-angle lens, SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary.

This is the world’s first interchangeable lens for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras in the APS-C format to offer a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent) and F1.4 brightness. This is the large-diameter wide-angle lens for which mirrorless camera users have been waiting.

With an optical system that rivals that of interchangeable lenses for full-size SLRs, the lens features a wide variety of high-tech optical elements. SIGMA has crafted a lens that leverages optical aberration minimization via the in-camera digital correction. This lens effectively minimizes optical aberrations and offers superb resolution at wide-open aperture and throughout the aperture range. The optical design and stepping motor deliver smooth autofocus during video shooting, while the mount features special sealing creating a dust- and splash-proof design.

Additional information can be found here.