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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Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens patented for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Sigma has patented a 25mm f/1.2 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

The patent application is describing a bright wide-angle prime optic developed by Sigma for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds cameras. If becomes real the Sigma 25mm f/1.2 will be great for users of Micro Four Thirds system.

However we have to underline that this is only the patent application, so don’t expect the product become available on the market in the near future.

It is also mentioned that Sigma has most likely designed this optic for Olympus. More details about the Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens can be found below.  … Continue reading


First Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens reviews available online

First Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens reviews published on the web with several sample images and hands-on video tests.

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN optic which is designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems combines an amazing image quality with a lightweight and compact design. The latest addition to the Contemporary series is a prime lens with a 30mm focal length and a maximum aperture of f/1.4.

We have covered the latest Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens reviews and tests. The lens is available for a price tag of $339. … Continue reading


First Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 Lens Reviews

First Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 lens reviews now available on the web with new tests, sample images and videos.

The new Batis-series lens 18mm is a super wide optic designed for A7-series full-frame cameras. The lens delivers a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 27mm when attached to Sony E-mount mirrorless shooters with APS-c sized image sensors.

The design of the lens is based on Distagon and comprises 11 elements in 10 groups, and four of those elements are aspheric on both sides. Maximum aperture of the Zeiss Batis 18mm lens stands at f/2.8, where the minimum one is f/22.

After the launch of the wide-angle optic several Zeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 lens reviews appeared online.  … Continue reading


New Panasonic GX85 reviews

First Panasonic GX85 reviews now available on the web with new tests, sample images and videos.

The Lumix DMC-GX85 is an all-around Micro Four Thirds camera designed for photographers and videographers. We can say it is a stripped down version of the GX8 model.

The mirrorless camera features a 16MP Live MOS sensor, which lacks an optical low-pass filter for increased sharpness. The GX85 is capable of shooting continuously at up to 10 fps with single-shot autofocus, or 6 fps with continuous autofocus, as well as up to 40 fps when using an electronic shutter function. … Continue reading


Fujifilm X100T Successor Camera Coming with 23mm Lens

Fujifilm is rumored to announce the X100T successor camera, as the X200 expected to arrive with the same fixed-lens of 23mm focal length.

There is a big probability of a new X100-series model for this year. Several rumors for the Fujfilm X200 have circulated on the web before. Especially the fixed-lens of the premium camera might be different in terms of focal length, previous gossips say.

Fuji expected to unveil the X100T successor in the name of X200 in the second half of 2016 probably at Photokina 2016 event in September. More details after the break! … Continue reading


Rumors : 72MP Sony A9 prototype camera spotted out in the wild

More information about the next flagship E-mount mirrorless camera leaked on the web. 72MP Sony A9 prototype camera has been spotted out in the wild.

The gossip mill is once again mentioning a camera called Sony Alpha A9 which will be placed above the A7-series. The report comes from a reader at Sonyalpharumors website. An anonymous photographer in New York City claims to have spotted the long-rumored flagship full-frame mirrorless camera out in the wild.

He said that they had seen the 72MP Sony A9 camera in prototype while walking through Battery Park in Manhattan. … Continue reading