Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens becomes official

The manual focus Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras officially announced.

Featuring a compact form factor at only 2.9″ in length, the Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Lens from Zeiss is a wide-angle prime is based on the Distagon optical concept, providing an image that is notably sharp and free of distortion from edge to edge.

The wide angle lens for Sony E-mount is well-suited for street and travel photographers who want high-quality images. 

The ZEISS Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens will be available from March 2018 with a MSRP of $1,299 in US. Pre-Order –at B&HAdoramaProduct photos and sample images captured using the ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25 can be downloaded here and here. … Continue reading

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens officially announced

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS lens. This is the latest lens in its line of F2.8-4 zooms and the final,third model in the series. The other lenses in this range, are the Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0, and the wide-angle Leica 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0.

The 100-400mm equivalent zoom designed in collaboration with Leica for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. stabilization is included and works with Dual I.S. on compatible Lumix cameras. The lens covers a variety of daily shooting situations, from wildlife to indoor sports, and even supports portrait shots, taking advantage of the f/2.8-4.0 high-speed performance.

Offered in, metallic black, it  matches the current LUMIX range, as well as complimenting existing lenses in the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 Series. The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4 will be available in June for $1700… Continue reading

Canon EOS M50 officially announced with 24MP sensor and 4K video

Canon EOS M50 officially announced! Everything you need to know about the Canon EOS M50, including specs, samples, video, release date, price and impressions.

The Canon EOS M50 is an entry-level mirrorless camera that features an electronic viewfinder, fully articulating touchscreen, single control dial and a 24MP APS-C sensor. It has Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 processor and offers expanded Dual Pixel AF coverage, 4K/24p video capture (1.6x crop) as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC.

Shipping and release date of the Canon EOS M50 will be in April.  Price information as follows.

  • EOS M50 body only – $779 (Amazon | B&H Photo)
  • EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM – $900
  • M50 with 15-45mm and 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM will cost $1250

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Sony a7 III Officially Announced, Price $1,998

The Sony a7 III is the new entry-level full frame mirrorless camera sitting below the A9, A7R III and A7S II.

The A7 III offers a lot of Sony’s latest imaging technologies, including a new 24.2 megapixel Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Image Sensor, expanded ISO range of 50-204800. Sensor and processor combination provides 15 stops of dynamic range, 4K video recording with full pixel readout, 10fps burst shooting. The full frame E-mount camera also has 5-axis 5-stop IBIS, 693 point auto-focus system covering 93% of the image area, Eye auto-focusing mode, a joystick for adjusting the focus point, and class-leading 710 shot battery life.

Sony A7 III will be available from April at a cost of $1999, body-only or will be available in a kit with the FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens. check pre-order links at Amazon | B&H Photo Video | Adorama. … Continue reading

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 lens announced for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras

Tamron is working on a 28-75mm F2.8 lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. This is the Tamron’s first ever lens for the Sony full-frame E-mount system.

The new high-speed standard zoom lens, 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD will offer a minimum focus distance of 19cm/7.5in at wide-angle, will measure 11.7cm/4.6in long and weigh in at 19.4oz/1.2lb. Tamron claims the lens will offer excellent optical performance and high-quality bokeh. An ‘RXD’ stepping motor autofocus unit provides quiet operation for video applications, and the whole thing will be moisture-resistant.

The lens incorporates an all-new high-speed and precise AF driving system called RXD(Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) which operates with remarkable quietness, making it perfect for video use. It’s also compatible with the “Direct Manual Focus (DMF)” feature that enables Sony cameras to instantly switch between autofocus and manual focus. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-H1 announced with IBIS and touchscreen

The Fujifilm X-H1 is the most advanced X-series mirrorless camera to date with in-body image stabilisation, touchscreen control and improved video settings.

Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera comes with 24.3 megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine. It is the first camera to feature in-body image stabilization (IBIS), a new Flicker Reduction mode and DCI 4K and impressive video capabilities.

The APS-c sensor MILC is able to shoot UHD 4K at up to 30p and it can also shoot the wider aspect ratio DCI 4K format (4096×2160) at 23.98 and 24p. There’s a new Eterna film simulation which emulates cinematic film, a high bit rate of 200 Mbps, F-log (8-bit) SD card recording, a 1080/120P high-speed mode, a new higher quality built-in microphone (24bit/48khz) and timecode support.

X-H1 Camera Body Only $1,899 Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo
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Panasonic GX9 Mirrorless Camera Announced

The Panasonic GX9 is a premium rangefinder-style camera with Micro Four Thirds image sensor. It comes with a sleek design aimed at street photographers. Everything you need to know about the Panasonic Lumix GX9, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs.

The GX9 incorporates the same 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor as its predecessor, but omits the low-pass filter found on previous models. The GX9 does not offer weather-sealing, unlike the GX8 and G9.

The price of the GX9 has come down to $999 with a kit lens. This is $200 less when compared to $1199 for the GX8’s body only. Alongside the price drop, some features found on the GX8 are now gone. The GX9 does not offer weather-sealing, unlike the GX8 and G9.. The EVF is also smaller and battery life has dropped by about 25%, as well. … Continue reading

Olympus PEN E-PL9 Officially Announced

Olympus has officially announced the new PEN E-PL9 mirrorless camera with Micro 4/3rds image sensor.

At first glance the Olympus E-PL9 looks very much like its predecessor, the E-PL8, sporting a similar rangefinder-like retro design. On other hand the core specifications of the PEN E-PL9 has lots of improvements.

The PEN E-PL9 uses the 16MP Live MOS sensor as well as the same TruePic VIII processor found on the E-M10 Mark III. They also have the same 121-point contrast-detect AF system with face and eye detection.

Main improvements on the PEN E-PL9 are the 4K video recording, 5-axis image stabilisation, a built-in pop-up flash, and Bluetooth. The camera now records 4K video at 30/25/24fps, and the 5-axis image stabilisation will help keep videos steady and smooth. … Continue reading

Leica unveils the APO Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 and 90mm f/2 ASPH lenses

Leica Camera announces the first two editions of a new line of high-performance Summicron-SL lenses for the Leica SL-System; the APO-Summicron-SL 75 mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90 mm f/2 ASPH.

Both lenses seamlessly work with the SL-System’s lightning-fast autofocus and, as with all SL-Lenses, have been designed and constructed in Germany with exceptional materials for a long work life, even withstanding the rigors of professional use while always providing superior image quality.

In the USA the APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH. and the APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH. will start shipping from February. The 75mm model will retail for $4750 while the 90mm will set you back $5150. In the second half of 2018, Leica will launch two more lenses, the Summicron-SL 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH. … Continue reading

Panasonic Lumix GH5S Camera Officially Announced

Panasonic announces the new Lumix GH5S, which is an ‘exceptional mirrorless camera for videography, designed and developed for professional filmmakers’.

The Lumix GH5S is the world’s first mirrorless camera to offer 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K (4096×2160), features internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording, and ships with V-Log pre-installed on the camera.

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine reproduce the darkest areas of the image with increased clarity thanks to the maximum ISO 51200.

The Panasonic GH5s will be available from February for $2499 body-only. Check availability at major stores Amazon | B&H | Adorama. … Continue reading