Samyang XEEN 135mm T2.2 Officially Announced

Samyang, Rokinon has announced XEEN 135mm T2.2 video-cine telephoto lens. This is a new full-frame optic available for PL, EF, F, E, and Micro FourThirds mounts.

The Samyang XEEN 135mm T2.2 lens comes with two different focus scales, displaying distances in either imperial or metric units. The lens has a click-less aperture ring and a near-circular iris diaphragm with 11 blades.

The Samyang, XEEN 135mm T2.2 will start shipping in August. The price tag will stand £1799.99 / €2200.00.  … Continue reading

Adobe Camera Raw 9.6.1 now available with support for the Fujifilm XT-2 camera

Adobe has released Camera Raw 9.6.1 with several fixes and the software is now available for download.

As mentioned in the Adobe blog, Camera Raw version 9.6.1 fixes errors that preventing customers from creating a panorama from two HDR DNG source images. Software also adds support for the newly announced Fujifilm X-T2 camera.

Camera Raw 9.6.1 is available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application. You can update via the Creative Cloud app (Help>Updates), or do a direct download from the links below. … Continue reading

Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens officially announced

Sony has officially announced the new FE 50mm F1.4 ZA portrait lens for its full-frame E-mount cameras.

The design of the Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA consists of 11-blade aperture for circular out-of-focus highlights even as you stop down. It has advanced aspheric and ED lens elements and Zeiss’ T* coating.

The optic features a large F1.4 maximum aperture that offers impressive contrast and outstanding resolution. Sony says that the lens’ Planar design minimizes distortion. … Continue reading

Early Sony A5300 specs leaked on the web

First rumored Sony A5300 specs has been leaked on the web. It will be the replacement for the current Sony A5100 mirrorless camera.

Sony is allegedly working on a new MILC with APS-c sized image sensor. The Sony A5300 specs list is expected to include the same 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor found on the A6300.

The upcoming entry-level model will be able to record videos in 4K resolution. The new camera will not have electronic viewfinder. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-Mount Lens Roadmap for 2016

Fujifilm has released an updated X-Mount lens roadmap for 2016.

Three new lenses have been added to the lens roadmap. These are the XF 23mm f/2 R WRXF 50mm f/2 R WR and the XF 80mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR.

We can say that the previously listed the XF 120mm F2.8 R Macro model has been replaced with a new model. It is the XF 80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR to meet the market demand for compact and lightweight lenses.

The expanded 25-lens lineup covers extensive angles of view from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto. Fuji will now expand the macro category to further enhance photographic versatility. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera Officially Announced

Fujifilm X-T2 officially announced with new autofocus system and 4K video recording capabilities.

The camera uses the same 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor found on the flagship X-Pro2 model. It also comes with an upgraded hybrid AF system with more focus points, as well as an AF-point selection joystick.

Fujifilm X-T2 provides a faster top mechanical shutter speed of 1/8000 sec (1/32000 sec electronic), an improved AF-C algorithm. It has an unchanged 2.36 million-dot OLED EVF from its predecessor. … Continue reading

Techart Pro Leica M to Sony E AF Lens Adapter

TECHART PRO adapter is the world’s first autofocus adapter for your manual focus camera lenses. It is able to turn your manual Leica M lens into an autofocus lens and use it under the Sony A7 cameras.

Not only does it immediately give lives to all the manual Leica M lenses. It also changes the experience we had with these lenses. You can now use your favourite Leica lenses for taking snap shots, motion pictures or candid photos.

Teacart Pro adapter is available for pre-order at the manufacturer’s official site with a price tag for $349.00. … Continue reading

Sigma 30mm F1.4 Lens DxOMark Review: Best Prime in the Range!

DxOMark published their test results for Sigma 30mm F1.4 lens.  Tested on the Sony A6000, the new optic achieved an excellent result overall.

The standard prime lens achieved a score of 29 points. It has become is the highest-ranked Sony E-mount lens in their database. It’s also the brightest, boasting great light transmission of 1.8 TStop thanks to its wide maximum aperture setting.

According to DxOMark test, the lens has noticeable corner shading at the maximum f/1.4 aperture setting. Chromatic aberrations are well-controlled across large parts of the frame. Although some fringing in the very far corners affected the overall score. … Continue reading

Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens DxOMark Review: Best Zoom in the Range!

DxOMark published their test results for Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens.  Tested on the Sony A7R, the new optic achieved an excellent result overall.

The standard zoom lens achieved a score of 29 points, with a combination of 17 P-Mpix Sharpness, 2.8 TStop Transmission, 0.7% Distortion, -1.6 EV Vignetting and 10μm chromatic aberration. It has become the best-performing zoom in the maker’s range.

According to DxOMark test, the lens has some astigmatism throughout the zoom range. It’s quite noticeable at 70mm wide-open. Fortunately, the sharpness improves significantly on stopping down. … Continue reading

Full Fujifilm X-T2 specs leaked online

Full Fujifilm X-T2 specs has been leaked on the web. The upcoming weather sealed camera will be the replacement for the current X-T1 model.

The Fujifilm X-T2 announcement was rumored before for the Photokina 2016 show in September. The previous rumors also said the weather-sealed X-series shooter might be announced in early July.

Now the company is on the verge to announce its next X-series camera. Looks like there wont be any delay considering the Kumamoto Earthquake. The official announcement is rumored to happen on July 7, 2016.

The Fujifilm X-T2 specs list will include the 24.3-megapixel APS-c image sensor. Powered by the X Processor Pro engine, it will be capable of recording 4K videos at 30fps. The video length will be 30 minute. The sensor provides 325 autofocus points.
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