Fujifilm patent for XF 16mm F1.8 lens

Fujifilm has patented a new wide-angle lens for its X-series mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. It is the XF 16mm F1.8 lens model.

The new wide-angle prime optic will be the f/1.8 version of the current XF 16mm F1.4 model. It provides a 24mm focal length, when mounted on an APS-C sensor X body.

From the patent application the optical design of the XF 16mm F1.8 is very similar to the f/1.4 version. It might be a good answer to the budget-friendly models with a bright aperture one. … Continue reading

Additional Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews

Additional Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens reviews now available online with hands-on videos, sample images and tests.

The standard zoom lens for Sony A7 series cameras became the best 24-70mm lens to date. It is the ultimate choice for those seeking the highest possible optical performance. The optic is ideal for portrait, travel and event photography or even simple everyday shooting.

The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM is currently priced for $1,699.95 at Amazon store. It features special elements for reducing aberrations and increasing resolution. The coating is dust and moisture resistance, and a compact design. The optic has a 9-bladed aperture, special coatings for reduced reflections. It also comes with a direct drive SSM for fast and quiet focusing.   … Continue reading

Panasonic Lumix G Leica Summilux 12mm F1.4 Lens Announced

Panasonic 12mm F1.4 prime lens has been introduced today and added to the company’s Micro Four Thirds lineup.

The Panasonic 12mm F1.4 ASPH is a new ultra wide-angle prime lens that consists of 15 elements in 12 groups. The lens construction features two aspherical lenses, two UED lenses and an ED lens. Designed for capturing wide scenes in dynamic detail, the MFT optic has a rugged splash/dustproof design.

The Panasonic 12mm F1.4 offers a dedicated ring to control its nine-bladed aperture. The lens not only performs smooth aperture changes to eliminate sudden jumps in exposure, its silent design also enhances audio capture in any scene. … Continue reading

Panasonic GH5 sensor rumored to be in 16-megapixels resolution

The rumor mill is claiming that the Panasonic GH5 sensor might feature the same 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor just like the GX85 camera.

According to recent gossips, the GH4 successor will offer a 16-megapixel image sensor with the help of better processing and cooling. This also means that the video-centric product will come packed with the sensor found in the GX85, but with better performance.

As we all know the GH5 from Panasonic will replace the current GH4 mirrorless camera which has been introduced back in February, 2014. More details after the break! … Continue reading

Canon patent for 30mm F2.8 DO lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras

Canon has patented for an optical formula that appears for a 30mm F2.8 DO lens designed for company’s future full-frame mirrorless camera.

From the patent application we can see that Canon is working on a new prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. If becomes available, it will be aimed at Canon EOS-M mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors. We can also say the upcoming 30mm F2.8 DO will be a new prime model with DO featuring diffractive optics.

Canon lenses which feature the diffractive optical (DO) are smaller and lighter compared to the same focal length lenses but the price becomes generally higher when the lenses have optical formual for DO. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-Pro2, X-T1, X-T10, X-E2 & Lens Firmware Updates Released

Fujifilm has released a new firmware update for the X-Pro2, X-Pro1, X-T1 / X-T1 Graphite, X-T10, X-E2S, X-E2 and X-E1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

The new firmware update enhances the accuracy of Manual focus adjustment for all cameras listed above, while X-Pro2 gets one phenomenon fixed.

Several X-series lenses has also been updated. They are the XF 35mm F2 R WR, XF 90mm F2, XF 10-24mm F4, XF 16-55mm F2.8, XF 18-55mm, XF18-135mm, XF 50-140mm F2.8, XF 55-200mm, XF 100-400mm , XC 16-50mm, XC50-230mm models. Details and download links can be found below. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X70 vs X100T Comparison

You can check the details of these fixed-lens digital cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. Here is the side by side Fujifilm X70 vs X100T comparison.

The Fujifilm X70 is the smallest and lightest X-Series digital compact camera features a FUJINON 18.5mm F2.8 lens, 16.3-megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS II sensor. It has a standard ISO range of 200-6400, which is expandable to 100-51200. The camera has a burst speed of 8 frames per second, but only for ten photos.

The Fuji X100T features a 16.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS II sensor with on-chip phase detection, a 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/2 lens, a 3-inch 1.04-million-dot monitor, seven customisable function buttons, raw shooting capability and a top sensitivity setting of ISO 51,200. … Continue reading

Fujifilm Patent for XF 13mm F1.8 Lens

Fujifilm has filed a patent for a new wide-angle lens in Japan. The new patent describes a XF 13mm F1.8 lens designed for company’s APS-c size sensor X-series mirrorless cameras.

It is a 20mm equivalent focal length wide-angle prime optic with a bright aperture of f/1.8. However the patent application refers to a Fujinon XF 13mm f/1.8 when considering the crop factor.

It seems that a new Fujinon XF 13mm f/1.8 lens is in the works. Even the translation is not perfect this also explains the significant savings on the Fujinon XF 14mm F2.8 R model. … Continue reading

SLR Magic CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 Lenses Announced

SLR Magic has announced the new CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 lenses for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.

Aimed at videographers and filmmakers, the CINE 35mm F1.2 and CINE 75mm F1.4 lenses provide fast maximum apertures, include geared barrels for use with follow focus rigs, and are compatible with Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras.

Both lenses have several features in common, including manual diaphragm with 13 aperture blades that stop down to F16, 52mm filter threads with non-rotating front elements, and a black anodized finish. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-T2 Announcement Rumored for June 14, 2016

Fujifilm is on the verge to announce its next weather sealed camera. Fujifilm X-T2 announcement is rumored to happen on June 14, 2016.

The company is allegedly working hard on several new cameras and lenses for 2016. One of them is the X-T2 mirrorless model which is expected to be announced before the Photokina 2016 show in September.

Loric Gonzalez got the exact date information from a French reseller and he shared this info on the French Fuji X Facebook Group. According to the posting the Fujifilm X-T2 announcement will happen on June 14, 2016. … Continue reading