New Leica M10 Comes with a Thinner Body, ISO Dial, and Wi-Fi

Leica M10 mirrorless camera officially announced with a thinner body, ISO dial, and Wi-Fi.. This is the latest digital rangefinder model in the renowned M-System lineup.

Leica M10 is a new 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with better dynamic range, sharpness, resolution, and contrast rendition.

The digital M-system rangefinder camera provides a top plate depth of only 33.75 millimeters, a whole four millimeters less than that of its close relative, the Leica M (Typ 240).  The new model offers an improved viewfinder with a magnification factor of 0.73 and a 50% higher eye-point.

Leica M10 specs also include a top-mounted ISO setting dial, a new Maestro II image processor, 5fps max shooting, a scratch-resistant 1.04M-dot rear LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi.

The new Leica M10 will be available in black and silver starting January 19th, 2017, with a price tag of $6,595. … Continue reading

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Graphite and X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition models has been unveiled at the CES 2017 event.

Both cameras produced by using a multilayered coating. The elegant X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition is supplied with stylish tailor-made accessories. The X-Pro2 Graphite Edition comes with the same colour of the XF 23mm F2 R WR.

The Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Silver edition will be priced for $1799. The X-Pro2 Graphite Editions will be available from the 23rd January 2017 for $2299. … Continue reading

Panasonic GX850 Compact MFT Camera Announced

Panasonic Lumix GX850 (GX800 and GF9 in some markets) ultra-compact Micro Four Thirds camera unveiled at the CES 2017 event.

The mirrorless shooter features a 16MP Four Thirds image sensor with no low-pass filter.  Derived from the GM-series, the camera powered by the Panasonic’s latest Venus Engine and Depth from Defocus autofocus system.

The LUMIX GX850 offers a newly integrated 4K PHOTO and 4K Video . The MFT camera records smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K videos in 3840×2160 resolution at 30p/25p(50Hz Area) or 24p in MP4.

The sleek, stylish compact body will be available in black or silver options from this February. It will be marketed with the collapsable 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 lens for a price of $549. … Continue reading

Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens officially announced

Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 standart zoom lens introduced at the CES 2017 event.

The lens is the first in the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit F2.8-4 premium series. The optic provides a focal length equivalent to 24-120mm on a Micro Four Thirds cameras. It has the support of Panasonic’s Dual IS system on compatible bodies to reduces camera shake.

Panasonic 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens will be available in metallic black option. Shipping will start from March with a price of $999. … Continue reading

Panasonic GH5 Mirrorless Camera Becomes Official

The flagship Panasonic GH5 Micro Four Thirds camera unveiled at the CES 2017 event.

Before jumping to the specs list, we have to underline that the camera features the World’s First 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p 4:2:2 10- bit video recording function, as press text says.

The Panasonic GH5 camera comes with is a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a newly developed Venus Engine processor. It also offers roughly 1.3x higher performance compared to previous models, according to Panasonic.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 will go on sale at the end of March. The price of the mirrorless camera for body-only is $1999… Continue reading

Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens announced for mirrorless cameras

Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens becomes official for APS-c sensor mirrorless cameras.

The lens construction consists of 6 elements in 5 groups with 9 aperture blades. Its compact size makes it easier to carry and only weighs 300g. When it comes to the build, the supeiror multi-layer nano coating reduces the flares.

Meike 6.5mm f/2 lens is compatible with Sony, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji mirrorless mounts. The price tag will stand at $149. Check Amazon US for availability. … Continue reading

ZY Optics releases the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro Lens

ZY Optics has released the Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X super macro lens for full-frame cameras.

The optic offers a maximum magnification ratio of 4.5:1. This gives the opportunity to fill the frame of a 35mm-sized camera with objects four and a half times smaller than the camera’s sensor. Photographer’s can focus as close as 20cm with the lens.

The Mitakon 20mm f/2 4.5X Super Macro lens comes in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony FE, Sony Alpha, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Fuji X mounts.  … Continue reading

Meyer-Optik Releases Nocturnus 50mm F0.95 II lens

Meyer-Optik USA has announced the Nocturnus 50mm F0.95 II manual-focus lens for the Sony E-Mount cameras.

The  super fast bright prime lens is optimized for use with full-frame image sensors, but also works with APS-C cameras.

The lens construction consists of ten elements in seven groups and a near-circular iris diaphragm with fifteen steel aperture blades. The manufacturer says the 15 aperture blades with anti-reflective coating create a pleasant bokeh with circular highlights. … Continue reading

Olympus E-M1 Mark II release date scheduled for December 22, 2016

Olympus E-M1 Mark II release date is confirmed and the MFT camera will start shipping from December 22, 2016.

The Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus were officially announced at Photokina 2016. The price tag will stand at $1,999

The official statement comes from Olympus Japan. It says that the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera and its accessories will start shipping on December 22. More buzz after the break!  … Continue reading

Leica TL Mirrorless Camera Becomes Official

Leica Camera has unveiled the Leica TL mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

The new model still uses a 16-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor found on the Leica T that was introduced in 2014. According to the company, they have improved AF performance when shooting in continuous AF-C mode.

The mirrorless system from Leica currently offers 6 lenses including 3 primes and 3 zoom. The lenses are the 23mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4, 60mm f/2.8, 11-23mm f/3.4-4.5, 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6, and 55-135mm f/3.5-4.5 models.
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