Additional Fujifilm GFX 50S coverage

Here is an additional coverage of the Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless medium-format camera.

Fuj has unveiled the medium-format shooter at the Photokina 2016 event. According to the press text, the company will release the GFX 50S mirrorless digital camera in early 2017.

The medium-format MILC will feature the new FUJIFILM G Format 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor with an astonishing 51.4MP resolution. The system will consist of six FUJINON GF Lenses that will be introduced sequentially in early 2017.

The price of the t is expected to be well under $10,000. It is already listed at B&H. More details after the buzz! … Continue reading

Panasonic GX85 Firmware Update V1.1 Released! Adds Focus Stacking

Panasonic has released a firmware update for its Lumix DMC-GX85 / GX80 mirrorless camera. The new firmware version 1.1 further enhancing the camera’s performance by adding the Focus Stacking function.

Taking a single macro photo with specific areas in focus can sometimes be difficult. Focus Stacking enables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different areas in focus, then combine all or selected focus areas into one image.

The firmware update also adds other improvements to enhance the operability of the LUMIX DMC-GX85. The Focus Bracket menu now has a Sequence function. It allows users to set the bracket images to be shot farther and closer from the initial focus position, or farther away. Also, Flash Mode can be set to forced-off when using a built-in flash.

The Panasonic GX85 is priced for $799.99 with a 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 collapsible kit zoom. … Continue reading

Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6300 Comparison

You can check the details of these mirrorless cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. Here is the side by side Canon EOS M5 vs Sony A6300 comparison.

Sony A6300 features a 24-megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor with 425-point on-sensor phase-detection AF system and 11fps continuous shooting (8fps continuous live view). It also has silent shooting feature with maximum ISO of 51200 and 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps.

Canon EOS M5 camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The new MILC has a DIGIC 7 processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF. It also has a DSLR-level AF speed and accuracy, 9fps continuous shooting, and Full HD 60p movies.  … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Firmware Update Coming on October 6

Fujifilm has announced that it will release firmware update for the X-Pro2 mirrorless camera. The new firmware update version 2.0 will arrive on October 6, 2016.

Firmware version 2.0 for X-Pro2 camera updates the autofocus algorithm to be in-line with the just-announced X-T2. The firmware update also improves parallax correction when using the OVF and adds support for the new EF-X500 external flash.

The X-Pro2 has been released at the beginning of March 2016 for a price of $1,699. It comes packed with a 24.3-megapixel APS-C-format X-Trans CMOS III image sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 51200.
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Fujifilm X100T camera listed as discontinued, X100F coming?

Fujifilm X100T camera listed as discontinued at the official Fujifilm Japan website. Even the premium fixed-lens shooter is still available in the US at Amazon store,

After the Fuji X-T10 and X-T1 cameras were listed as discontinued the X100T model joins the party and sure users expect a new model.

There were rumors floating around for a possible X100T successor camera. We didn’t see a replacement for this series at Photokina event. … Continue reading

Fujfilm GFX 50S mirrorless medium-format camera in development

Fujifilm GFX 50S Price Rumored for $8,000 with Lens

Fujifilm has announced the GFX 50S medium-format digital camera development at the Photokina 2016.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S mirrorless camera will feature the new G Format 43.8 x 32.9mm sensor with a 51.4MP resolution. The camera is built around a new ‘G mount’ that will include zoom as well as prime lenses. Six new FUJINON GF Lenses that will be introduced sequentially in early 2017.

The first three lenses will be the GF 63mm F2.8 R WR, a GF32-64mm F4R LM WR and GF 120mm F4 Macro. These are expected in early 2017. The 0.79x crop means these are a 50mm, 25-50mm and 95mm equivalent, respectively.

These lenses will be followed by a GF 23mm F4 R LM WR and GF 110mm F2 in Mid 2017 and a GF 45mm F2.8 R WR in late 2017. Fujifilm GFX 50S with 63mm standard prime kit will be priced  under $10,000. … Continue reading

Olympus E-PL8 unveiled at Photokina 2016 with revamped design

Olympus has announced the PEN-series E-PL8 entry-level mirrorless camera at Photokina 2016.

The new PEN E-PL8 comes with a 16MP sensor and in-body image stabilization. Aimed at fashion-conscious women, the Olympus E-PL8 boasts a new shape and leather look finish, and comes with a flip-down LCD that’s ideal for selfies.

The PEN E-PL8 will be available in pure white, black with silver details, and in vintage brown. The body weighs just 326 grams. The Micro Four Thirds camera costs $549.99 for the body, and $649.99 for the 14-42 IIR kit. … Continue reading

Olympus 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens Officially Announced

Olympus has unveiled the M.Zuiko Digital ED 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens for Micro four Thirds system cameras.

This is a new macro lens with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1.25:1 and a close-focus point of 9.5cm. It is claimed to autofocus faster than previous Olympus macro lenses.

Another crucial feature for would-be nature specialists is the lens’ near-silent focus mechanism and lightweight design, which in tests improved AF response by 20-30% compared to conventional macro lenses. Shipping will start from October 2016 with a price of $299.99. … Continue reading

Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO Lens Officially Announced

Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.2 PRO standard prime lens.

The 25mm F1.2 Pro is a bright portrait lens with a 50mm equivalent focal length. The ground-up splashproof and dustproof design promises high resolution wide-open, as well as fast autofocus and well-controlled chromatic aberration.

Additionally, the lens boasts a “very fast” AF and Olympus’ advanced Z Coating Nano, which effectively reduces flaring and ghosts for even sharper, clearer images. The robust, metal-build lens features a maximum magnification of 0.11x (35mm equivalent: 0.22x) and weighs in at 410g. … Continue reading

Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO Lens Announced

Olympus has announced the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS Pro designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

The all-around zoom lens zoom provides 24-200mm equivalent focal length in 35mm format with a constant maximum aperture.

Dust-, splash- and freezeproof, this professional-grade travel zoom features. Combined with Olympus’ 5-axis IBIS, it can offer up to 6.5 stops of image stabilization.

Weighing in at 561 grams, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO offers outstanding close-up photography capabilities thanks to its minimum working distance of 1.5cm. The lens will become available in November 2016 and will retail at a recommended price of $1299.99. … Continue reading