Olympus Released Firmware Update for Three PRO Lenses

Olympus released new firmware updates for 8mm fisheye PRO, 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO and 300mm f/4 PRO lenses.

The M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm F4.0 IS PRO models updated to version 1.1, while the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm F2.8 PRO lens gets version 1.2 update.

All optics mentioned in this update gets stability. The company also adds support for the newly announced E-M1 Mark II for the 40-150 and 300mm lenses. See the firmware details and download links below. … Continue reading

Fotodiox Fusion Nikon G to Sony E Smart AF Adapter Released

Fotodiox has announced their new FUSION Smart AF Adapter which allows autofocus with Nikon G lenses on Sony E-mount cameras.

The new Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF adapter (Nikon AF-I/AF-S lens to Sony E-mount mirrorless camera) with full automated functions (full aperture control, autofocus, image stabilization, EXIF data) is now shipping.

Fotodiox’s new FUSION lens adapter lets you mount Nikon lenses onto a Sony E-mount camera, all while maintaining electronic communication between the two. … Continue reading

First Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO lens reviews

First Olympus 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO lens reviews now available on the web.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO is an all-around zoom lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. The latest standard zoom optic offers a 24-200mm equivalent focal length in 35mm format with a constant maximum aperture.

We think this lens would be the ideal choice for Micro 4/3rds users as it is dust-, splash- and freezeproof. This professional-grade travel zoom lens offers 6.5 stops of image stabilization when combined with company’s 5-axis IBIS. The lens is available for a price of $1,299.95. … Continue reading

Olympus Released 12-40mm & 14-42mm Lens Firmware Updates

Olympus released new firmware update for 12-40mm and 14-42mm lenses for Micro Four Thirds systam cameras.

Both the firmware update version 1.2 for 12-40mm F2.8 PRO and version 1.2 for 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 improves stability to these lenses when shooting videos.

Olympus also enhanced stability of sequential shooting of 12-40mm F2.8 PRO model when using the E-M1 Mark II. You can find the details and download links below. … Continue reading

Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Lens Firmware Updated to Ver.1.4

Olympus released a new firmware update for the M.ZUIKO ED 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ Micro lens. The new version 1.4 upgrade improves stability when shooting videos.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras, this is a compact, lightweight 4.2x zoom optic. The standart zoom lens covers a focal length 35mm equivalent of 24-100mm. Means you can use from wide-angle to telephoto focal lengths.

Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 EZ lens costs $499 and available for purchase at Amazon. … Continue reading

Metabones Relaesed Firmware Update 0.53 for Smart Adapter IV

Metabones released a new firmware update for its Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x products.

The version 0.53 upgrade adds a user interface to select between Green and Advanced modes using Metabones App, with separate settings for newer cameras and older cameras. The option to allow the camera body to select between lens IS and IBIS or in combination and AF accuracy improvement for subjects near infinity.

More information about the Metabones firmware update version 0.53 with the download links can be found below. … Continue reading

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR lens reviews

Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR lens reviews

First Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR lens reviews and hands-on videos now available online with first look and impressions.

The bright prime optic utilizes an internal focusing stepping motor AF system which can lock on in as little as 0.05 seconds for fast, accurate focusing. Especially when paired with the phase detection AF systems of the X-Pro2 and X-T2 this lens is a beast.

We have covered some of the first articles published on the web for this lens. Several Fuji artists posted their first look and impression reviews. Check out the Bjorn Moerman and Jonasrask PhotographyStephan Cremer and Hendrik Hazeu websites.  … Continue reading

New Entaniya 250 fisheye lens for MFT announced

The new Entaniya 250 degree Fisheye lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras was announced in Japan.

Three different models are available ranges from 2.3mm to 3.6mm. The price of the lens is ¥388,000 JPY and it will soon be on sale at Amazon.

The company also published several sample images taken with the Entaniya 250 fisheye lens. Samples can be seen on this Flickr album. … Continue reading

Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC Lens Patent

The new patent from Tamron filed in Japan. The application describes the Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC lens designed for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.

We can see that this macro optic also comes with built-in Vibration Compensation technology. This means that users will benefit from camera shakes.

On the other hand this is good news for the current Sony A7-series E-mount camera users. As Tamron produce such good lenses with an affordable price. … Continue reading

Fujifilm releases firmware updates for X-Pro2, X-Pro1 and several lenses

Fujifilm has released a new firmware update for its flagship X-Pro2 mirrorless camera.

Firmware update version 2.0 for the X-Pro2 adds the autofocus algorithm to be in-line with the weather-sealed X-T2 model. The new autofocus algorithm comes to the X-Pro2.

The only exception is the AF-C Custom Settings functions. The number of focus point will be increased from 77 to 91 points and from 273 to 325 points  to improve framing.

Fujifilm also announced a little firmware update version 3.70 for the X-Pro1. Many Fujinon lenses got a firmware update too. It simply improves tracking function of parallax correction in the OVF. Details and download links can be found below. … Continue reading