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


Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF FE Lens Specs Leaked

First specs of the  lens has been leked on the web. It will be announced in the next several days, just ahead of Photokina 2018.

According to the specs sheet, the weight for this lens is 361g. The lens construction is 8 groups 9 elements, the minimum shooting distance is 24 cm, the filter diameter is 67 mm, optical vibration reduction is not installed. From the FE mark in its name, we can easily say that the new lens will be designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras.

This will be the fifth lens in the series. Check out all the Batis lenses at major stores for availability (B&H Photo Video | Adorama | Amazon). … Continue reading


Official Canon EOS R Hands-on Videos

Here are the first videos of the Canon EOS R  full frame mirrorless camera. Canon EOS R officially announced with four new RF Lenses and mount adapters.

From the Canon EOS R specifications we can clearly say that this is a mirrorless version of the company’s EOS 5D Mark IV. The EOS R features a 30.3MP full frame image sensor, dual pixel RAW support, 8fps continuous shooting speed with crazy 5,655 points. The camera can capture 4K/30p video which can be output over HDMI at 4:2:2 (10-bit). Canon Log is supported right out of the box.

The EOS R will be available in October for $2299 body only or $3399 with the 24-105mm F4L lens. We’ll see if this price competes with Sony a7 III and the new Nikon Z6… Continue reading


Full Canon EOS R Specifications with RF Lenses Leaked

Full Canon EOS R specifications with four new RF Lenses have leaked online. The Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera and accompanying lenses will be announced on September 5th.

From the full Canon EOS R specifications we can clearly say that the upcoming MILC will be a mirrorless version of the company’s EOS 5D Mark IV. The camera will feature a 30.3MP full frame image sensor, dual pixel RAW support, 8fps continuous shooting speed with crazy 5,655 points. As from the specs sheet we can see the downsides of the EOS R are the lack of IBIS and dual card slot.

The rumored Canon EOS R specifications below are more about to compete with Sony a7 III and sure the new Nikon Z6. So the price of the EOS R is expected to be at $2000 range.  … Continue reading


Breaking : Canon EOS R, RF 50mm f/1.2, RF 28-70mm f/2, RF 35mm f/1.8, RF 24-105 Lenses Confirmed

Canon is on the verge to announce the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera next week on September 5th. The Canon full frame mirrorless camera will be named as Canon EOS R.

According to latest rumors and there will be 4 new RF mount lenses to be announced along with the Canon EOS R mirrorless body. These are the RF 35mm f/1.8 M IS, RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, RF 24-105mm f/4L USM lenses.  

This major Canon EOS R announcement will also include EF and EF-M lenses. They are the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STMEF 400mm f/2.8L IS IIIEF 600mm f/4L IS III … Continue reading


Fuji Released Firmware Updates for XF 18mm f/2 and XF 60mm f/2.4 Lenses

Fujifilm released  a new firmware update for its XF 18mm f/2 and XF 60mm f/2.4 lenses.

The firmware update Ver.3.13 for XF 60mm f/2.4 and XF 18mm f/2 provides fixes for slight defects. From our own experience based on AF improvements especially on the XF 18mm.

You can purchase the XF18mmF2 lens for $599 and the XF60mmF2.4 lens for $649. Check out the firmware update details and download links below.  … Continue reading


Tamron will Fix 28-75mm f/2.8 FE Lens’s AF Issue via Firmware Update

Tamron today has announced that they are going to release a new firmware update for Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens (AmazonBhphotoAdorama) to fix the AF issue “When focusing on movies, We confirmed the phenomenon that AF does not operate properly under circumstances “. … Continue reading


Samyang AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens to be Announced Soon

Samyang / Rokinon is rumored to announce a new AF 24mm f/2.8 FE lens for Sony E-mount cameras. The announcement should happen soon in June, 2018.

This will be the fifth in the lineup of autofocus lenses that are designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. The pancake lens will have the same size of the current Samyang 35mm f/2.8 AF model.

Three existing autofocus lenses are the AF 14mm F2.8 FEAF 35mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE. Samyang / Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.4 FE lens is currently selling for a retail price of $799 in US… Continue reading


Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 Lens In Stock and Shipping

Great news for full-frame Sony E-mount users!! The manual focus Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens is now in stock and shipping from several camera stores in US.

The wide angle lens for Sony E-mount is well-suited for street and travel photographers who want high-quality images. The optical design of the Distagon lens, with its cutting-edge technology and T antireflective coating by ZEISS. 

The ZEISS Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens is priced for $1,299 in US… Continue reading


Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art Lens Priced $569, Available for Pre-Order

Excellent news!! Sigma announced the US price and release date of Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art lens. The price for the bright macro optic is $569.00 and now available for pre-order.

The dust- and splash-resistant Sigma lens will be available for Sony E-mount cameras as well as Canon EF, Nikon F mount DSLRs. Check out the major stores below.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Canon EF: $569 at B&HAdorama.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Sony E: $569 at B&HAdorama.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Sigma SA: $569 at B&HAdorama. … Continue reading