Venus Optics Announces 8 New Laowa Lenses for Photokina 2018

Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, to unveil 8 new and unique lenses in Photokina.

The Photokina 2018 event begins on September 26. It will be the home to numerous new cameras, lenses, and other products related to the digital imaging industry for about one week.

Companies will have the chance to get a lot of exposure therefore they cannot afford to miss this trade fair.  Venus Optics is one of them and they are going to announce 8 new Laowa lenses, below are the list of new lenses:

  • Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T/2.9 Cine
  • Laowa 7.5mm T2.1 Cine
  • Laowa 9mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine
  • Laowa 12mm T2.9 Zero-D Cine
  • Laowa 17mm f/1.8 MFT
  • Laowa 12mm f/1.8 MFT
  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D (DJI DL)
  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 Zero-D MFT
  • Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE
  • Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO
  • Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D
  • Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT

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Fuji X-T3 hands-on review videos

Here are the latest Fuji X-T3 hands-on review videos. Everything you need to know about the new Fujifilm X-T3 including read noise comparison here. But first if you are a new user of X-T3, check out the lock-up fix firmware here. See also Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-H1 vs X-T2 – Comparison

Photons to Photos released some interesting Read Noise results for the Fuji X-T3. According to the report new sensor inside the X-T3 performs better than the X-T2 (as expected) in some circumstance. See details here.

The price of the X-T3 is $1,499 for body-only. Check listings at B&H PhotoAmazonUSAdorama. Now let’s head over to the Fujifilm X-T3 hands-on review videos. … Continue reading


Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens Features, Price:$1,398

Here is everthing you need to know about the Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens including features, construction, impressions and hands-on videos.

The new FE 24mm F1.4 GM utilizes Sony’s most advanced optical technologies to satisfy the needs of the most demanding photographers. The lens is the most compact and lightweight in its class measuring approx. 75mm x 92mm (3.0 x 3.64 inches) and weighing only 445 grams (15.7 ounces), with a filter diameter of 67mm.

The FE 24mm F1.4 GM has 10 groups with 13 elements, including two XA (extreme aspherical) and three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements. Sony’s Nano AR Coating is applied to reduce lens flare and ghosting. The US price for this lens is $1,398, check availability at Amazon | B&H Photo Video. … Continue reading


Panasonic Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Rumors Recap

Here is a big recap of the specifications and details of the upcoming Panasonic full frame cameras.

There will be two models and one of them will be a high-end and resolution and the other would be an entry-level product. Both cameras will feature in-body image stabilization (IBIS), 4K 60p video recording, dual card slots and the sensors manufactured by Panasonic.

The  release date is scheduled for March 2019. Sigma is also going to make L-mount lenses, adapters and even an L-mount mirrorless camera. Official announcement will be on September 25 ahead of Photokina 2018. Along with the Panasonic full frame cameras, three new full frame mirrorless L-mount lenses will also be announced. … Continue reading


4K Video Shot on the Nikon Z6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Marin Marinov recently shot the “DREAMING” 4K video with the Nikon Z6 full frame mirrorless camera. Video contains really beautiful images so check it out!

One day a guy came home and gave me a camera. He just said it’s top secret mirrorless full-frame Nikon… so I thought, why not try what’s it capable of 😉

I’ve been shooting Nikons for years, but really wasn’t impressed with video quality. I have a D850 and didn’t even bother to try the video mode…. it’s like the switch for video was cemented (just kidding:)

I’m full time director of photography. I edit a lot of the footage I shoot too, so I’ve got a good idea about the image quality of many cinema cameras like Red and Alexa, but also of the Sony and Panasonic mirrorless.

That secret camera, Nikon Z6, happen to be pretty nice for video. It competes well with it’s sony and pana counterparts with an added bonus – 10bit output from a full frame sensor. I’ve tried a sample camera for a short time, with some firmware bugs and burned out pixels, but it looks really promising. I like the new Nikon!

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Fujifilm X-T3 Reviews, Tests and First Impressions

Here are the Fujifilm X-T3 reviews, tests and first impressions. Everything you need to know about the new Fujifilm X-T3 including tests, hands-on videos and the lock-up issue.

Fujifilm X-T3 features back-illuminated 26MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 processor.The camera can capture 4K at 60p and has burst mode at 11 fps (30fps at electronic shutter, 1.25 times crop), delivering outstanding image quality and speed with a native sensitivity range of ISO 160-12800.

The price of the X-T3 is $1,499 for body-only. Check pre-orders at B&H PhotoAmazonUSAdorama. Now let’s head over to the Fujifilm X-T3 reviews, tests and first impressions.  … Continue reading


Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII Image Quality Comparison

Tony & Chelsea Northrup published a video comparing the image quality of the new Canon EOS R a with its siblings. Here is Canon EOS R vs EOS 5D4 vs EOS 6D2 vs Sony a7III vs Sony a7RIII  Image Quality Comparison.

From the video review we understand that dynamic range of the EOS R sensor is better than the Canon 6D Mark II. Also the Canon EOS R definitely has a better image quality than the Sony a7 III in most conditions, with noticeably sharper images, even at high ISOs.

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Sony to Announce FE 24mm f/1.4 GM & FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Lenses

Sony will allegedly announce the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lenses on September 20. Previous rumors said that Sony will have a product announcement on September 18, now it seems journalists will have two days time to play with the new gears before the official announcement on September 20.

Sony and Zeiss will hold a major product announcement and introduce new gears to photo enthusiasts. As we know that Zeiss is on the verge to announce Batis 40mm FE while Sony introduce the FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lenses.

Currently the GM lineup consists of the mid-range FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zoom, a near-perfect FE 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


Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III – Comparison

Let’s compare the Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III. Here is a Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III comparison that shows the highlights to help you for decision.

The Nikon Z7 (Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama) is the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera features a 45.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor, a hybrid AF system with 493 points and 90% coverage and 5-axis in-body image stabilization. The Z 7 is based around the all-new Nikon Z-mount but an adapter is available for use with existing Nikkor F-mount lenses.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. Below that, we specifically talk about the new improvements and which model is better suited for your needs. … Continue reading


Fujifilm X-T3 in Stock & Availability Tracker

Looking for the Fujifilm X-T3 availability? here is the Fujifilm X-T3 in stock & availability tracker for you.

Designed for videographers and action photographers alike, the Fujifilm X-T3 is a versatile mirrorless camera characterized by its superb image quality, high-speed performance, exceptional tracking performance of fast-moving subjects and, 30 fps Shooting burst, 4K/60P 10bit recording, and multimedia flexibility.

The Fujifilm X-T3 is expected to be one of the best selling mirrorless cameras in 2018. So, if you want to get on the top of the pre-order list for the Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera, you should probably go ahead and pre-order now. Otherwise you will probably be waiting a very long time. … Continue reading