Zeiss has announced the new Batis 40mm f/2 CF (Close Focus) lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. According to Zeiss this is “the most versatile lens in the Batis family.”
The new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens is designed specifically for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Batis lineup now covers five focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 135mm. Check out all the Batis lenses at major stores for availability (B&H Photo Video | Adorama | Amazon).
The Batis 40mm f/2 CF has a minimum focusing distance of 9.45 inches (24cm) with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:3.3. The new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF will be available in November 2018 with a price tag of $1,299. … Continue reading
Photokina 2018 : In addition to the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Hybrid Instant Camera and Fujifilm GFX50 R Medium Format Mirrorless Camera, Fujifilm also unveiled the GFX 100 Megapixels Concept, the concept of flagship model currently under development as a new addition to GFX system.
The concept is to create Fujifilm’s flagship model with highest performance and innovative features fully capable of meeting the diverse needs of professional and high amateur photographers. It incorporates the world’s highest* 102 million pixels image sensor which is larger than 35mm full size sensor, realizing world-leading image quality with Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology accumulated over many years and ground-breaking mobility. … Continue reading
Photokina 2018 : The previously rumored Leica S3 medium format camera is now officially announced, which is expected to feature 64 megapixels medium-format sensor, a “large and bright SLR viewfinder,” 3 fps burst shooting and 4K video capture. This Leica S3 medium format camera will be available in spring of 2019.
In addition, Leica Camera announced a groundbreaking L-mount alliance with Panasonic and Sigma, a new color option for the Leica CL, a new FOTOS image capture and sharing mobile app compatible with all Wi-Fi enabled Leica cameras and firmware updates for the SL system, S (Typ 007), M10 and M10-P. … Continue reading
Photokina 2018 : In addition to the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Hybrid Instant Camera and Fujifilm GFX50 R Medium Format Mirrorless Camera, Fujifilm also announced the latest development of the G Mount Lens Roadmap for the GFX system of medium format mirrorless cameras.
The latest roadmap adds the new FUJINON GF 100-200mm F5.6 R LM OIS WRtelephoto zoom lens, GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR compact prime lens and GF 45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR mid telephoto zoom lens. With the addition of these lenses, the GF lens lineup includes a total of eleven lenses covering focal lengths from 23 to 350mm (equivalent to 18-277mm in the 35mm format), to support a wide range of shooting scenarios and photographer needs. … Continue reading
Photokina 2018 : The new Fuji GFX50 R rangefinder-style medium format mirrorless digital camera announced.
Featuring a large 51.4MP G Format CMOS image sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine, the GFX 50R delivers superior image quality in a compact and lightweight body reminiscent of their renowned medium format film cameras widely used in street and documentary photography.
The GFX 50R is equipped with a 0.77×3.69M-dot organic “OLED” electronic viewfinder for accurate focusing and framing images. Weighing approximately 145g less than the GFX 50S, this camera offers intuitive handling in a rugged, weather-sealed body to meet the varying needs of photographers.
The Fujifilm GFX 50R will be available in November for $4499: $2000 less than the original price of GFX 50s. Check pre-order links at stores BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS and GFX 50R sample images here. … Continue reading
Panasonic has announced two new full frame mirrorless cameras at Photokina 2018. The new Panasonic FF cameras are the Panasonic S1 (24MP, 4K60p, Dual IS, Dual Card Slots) and Panasonic S1R (47MP, 4K60p, Dual IS, Dual Card Slots).
Below are top features:
- Capabilities with high definition and high level of expression achieved with the newly-developed 35 mm full-frame image sensor and image processing engine.
(Effective pixels: approximately 47M for the S1R and 24M for the S1)
- World’s first*1 support for 4K 60p video recording in a full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera.
- World’s first*1 full-frame camera equipped with Dual I.S. (Image Stabilization), enabling handheld shots for dark or distant scenes that would previously have required a tripod or other equipment.
- A double slot for XQD memory cards and SD memory cards, the first for Panasonic; and a rugged triaxial tilt LCD, emphasizing ease of use and supporting professional photography and videography.
- Leica Camera’s L-Mount, making it possible to use interchangeable lenses that meet the L-Mount specifications of the partners*4 Leica Camera and Sigma. Expressiveness is further enhanced by increasing options for interchangeable lenses.
Release date for both S1 & S1R will be in early 2019. You can take a look at full press release here. … Continue reading
One day before the official launch of Photokina 2018, Leica Camera AG, Panasonic and Sigma announced a strategic partnership at the company’s press conference.
The “L-Mount Alliance” is an unprecedented way of working together and will be particularly beneficial to the customers of the three companies. It allows Panasonic and Sigma to use the L-mount standard developed by Leica for their own developments and thus also offer cameras and optics with this lens mount.
Through the joint efforts of the three partners, the alliance will significantly contribute to the importance of the L-Mount standard for the world of photography. … Continue reading
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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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
Meike has announced a new battery grip for the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera. This is the second product after the MEKE Meike Brackt Hand Grip MK-XT2G for Fujifilm X-T2.
MK-XT2 PRO series battery grip features a built-in 2.4g wireless remote control and can be operated within 100 meters of an open area. The MK-XT2 PRO battery grip features a shutter release button, Fn button, Q button, AE-L, AF-L, two-wheel dials and a joystick, you can access everything while holding your camera vertically.
The battery grip for X-T2 also features boost mode, control by a normal-boost switch, micro USB charging port, and 3.5mm audio jack. The grip will be available on Amazon. … Continue reading