Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 for Sony E-mount Announced

Samyang Optics has unveiled the AF 14mm F2.8 lens. The full-frame Samyang 14mm F2.8 autofocus lens is designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.

The wide-angle optic includes Ultra Multi Coating and three aspherical lenses. The construction features 14 elements in 10 groups to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion. The lens delivers high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

The lens will be available in September for a price tag of €699. … Continue reading


Olympus to Announce Two f/1.2 Prime Lenses in Late 2016

Olympus is rumored to announce two new prime lenses with a fast aperture of f/1.2. The two new Olympus f/1.2 lenses are slated for late 2016.

One of these optics will be the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 prime model. This lens is on the rumor mill from the beginning of 2016. It will be the first lens in a series of fast primes and join the company’s PRO-series.

Olympus PRO series lenses for mirrorless cameras are freezeproof, splashproof, and dustproof. It’s a big possibility that we might see the Olympus 25mm f/1.2 PRO lens at Photokina 2016. … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-A3 Specs and Images Leaked

Full Fujifilm X-A3 specs has been leaked online with several product images. The replacement for the current X-A2 mirrorless digital camera is expected to be announced on August 25, 2016.

According to recent gossips, Fuji might show up several new products before or at the Photokina 2016 event. We have to underline that the announcement might include the XF 23mm f/2 lens too.

The Fujifilm X-A3 specs will include a new and improved APS-c image sensor in 24-megapixel resolution. More buzz after the break!

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Sony A7RII Firmware Update Version 3.30 Released

Sony has released a new firmware update for its A7RII full-frame mirrorless camera.

New firmware update version 3.30 for Sony A7RII improves overall stability and less overheating. It also supports to output video via HDMI (still mode) when using the Remote Camera Control software.

The A7RII E-mount mirrorless model gets firmware update. See the whole details and download links below. … Continue reading


Sony’s Next G Master Zoom Lens Will be a FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM

Good news for Sony E-mount users. Looks like the next G Master zoom lens will be a FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM model.

The new high-end Sony G master lenses optimized for its full-frame E-mount cameras, also known as GM series sits above the current ‘G-series‘ lenses with a premium price.

In February 2016 the company had introduced the first three models in the G Master lenses line up. The series include the mid-range FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom, a near-perfect 85mm f/1.4 GM portrait prime, and a telephoto staple in the form of the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS. … Continue reading


Sony A6300 Firmware Update Version 1.10 Released

Sony has released a new firmware update for the Sony A6300 camera. Firmware update v1.10 for Sony A6300 improves stability in picture shooting mode by optimizing temperature control. Details can be found below.

The mid-range MILC comes with a 24-megapixel APS-c image sensor. It has an incredible “4D” autofocus system with a whopping 425 phase-detection autofocus points. The sensor provides maximum ISO of 51200 and 4K video capture up to 100 Mbps. The mirrorless shooter from Sony has a price tag of $998 at Amazon store.

You can also check these comparisons to get more information. Before jumping to the Sony A6300 firmware 1.10 details, see : Nikon D500 Comparison | Nikon D7200 Comparison |  Fuji X-Pro2 Comparison … Continue reading


Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens becomes official

Samyang introduced the 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.

The prime optic has a bright maximum aperture of f/1.2. The manual focus lens has been designed for users to isolate their subject from the background. It also enables hand-held shooting in low-light conditions. When it comes to focal length, it delivers a full-frame equivalent of 52.5mm when mounted on APS-C cameras and 70mm when mounted on MFT cameras.

The construction of the Samyang 35mm f/1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens includes nine elements in seven groups. Two elements are aspherical, thus reducing flaws and chromatic aberrations that would have a negative impact on optical performance. … Continue reading


Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO lens coming in late 2016

Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 PRO lens is rumored to be in development and will be released sometime in the second half of 2016.

It will be a standard zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Dust and splash-proof optic is expected to feature extremely high quality construction.

The PRO-series zoom lens will provide a focal length from 24mm to 200mm in terms of 35mm equivalent. It also gives constant aperture of f/4 throughout the focal range. … Continue reading


Sony A7, A7R and A7S Firmware 3.20 Released

Sony has released a new firmware update for its  A7, A7R and A7S full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The firmware version 3.20 for Sony A7, A7R & A7S adds support for the new Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens. As you know that the G Master design combines extraordinary sharpness and smooth bokeh. The constant F2.8 max aperture maintains exposure and depth of field.

You can find the whole details and download links below. … Continue reading


Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 and 16-55mm F2.8 Lens Firmware Updates

Fujifilm XF 90mm f/2 and XF 16-55mm f/2.8 lens firmware updates has been released to public.

The new version upgrade resolves the issue which may result in a failure if the upgrade is conducted with a camera whose firmware is the previous version.

The XF 90mm f/2 consists of 11 elements in 8 groups. The construction includes three ED (extra low-dispersion) elements, which reduces chromatic aberrations.

The XF 16-55mm F2.8 includes Nano-GI coating technology with 9 rounded blade aperture diaphragm help create smooth and circular bokeh. … Continue reading