Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar FE lens officially announced

The new Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar FE lens officially announced.

Designed for Sony full-frame E mount system cameras, the Loxia 2.4/85 is a new portrait lens from Zeiss. The construction consists of seven lens elements in seven groups. It has been designed for digital sensors and is based on an optimized ZEISS Sonnar design.

The telephoto prime optic has a minimum object distance of 0.80 meters. The manual focus ring has a rotation angle of 220 degrees and enables the subtlest variations of focusing. The large aperture of f/2.4 combined with the high-quality optical design ensures an appealing bokeh. The electronic interface transfers lens data (EXIF) as well as focus movements.

Release date of the ZEISS Loxia 85mm f/2.4 slated for the beginning of December 2016. The recommended retail sales price is $1,399 in US. … Continue reading


Canon EOS M5 mirrorless camera officially announced

The EOS M5 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera officially announced by Canon.

The new camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Canon’s EOS M5 has a DIGIC 7 processor and a built-in 2.36M-dot EVF. It also has a DSLR-level AF speed and accuracy, 9fps continuous shooting, and Full HD 60p movies.

The 3-inch 1.62M-dot touchscreen tilts up by 85° and downward by 180°. It supports touch-focusing even when using the EVF. Wi-Fi and NFC are offered along with low energy Bluetooth that provides a continuous connection.

The Canon EOS M5 will start shipping from November 2016. The price of the camera will be $979 for body-only. It will sell for $1099 with the EF-M 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM or with the just-announced EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM for $1479. … Continue reading


Laowa 7.5mm F2 for MFT and 15mm F2 FE Zero-D Lenses Announced

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 7.5mm F2 and 15mm F2 FE Zero-D lenses.

The Laowa 15mm F2 FE Zero-D is the world’s fastest lens for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The Laowa 7.5mm F2 is the world’s widest optic for Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Both Laowa lenses will be available in early 2017. No pricing is given yet. Additional information with MTF graphics and technical specifications can be found below. … Continue reading


Fujifilm Medium Format Camera will be on display at Photokina 2016

Fujifilm is allegedly working on a new medium format camera. Fuji might display a mock-up or prototype of the rumored medium format camera at Photokina 2016 event.

The rumor mill were in talks of a future medium format camera by Fuji for a long time. It will feature a large 50-megapixel image sensor that will be made by Sony. The product will also include three new lenses.

According to trusted sources, the new camera will come along with two prime and one zoom lens. It will have a DSLR style design with more affordable price. More buzz after the break! … Continue reading


Full Canon EOS M5 specifications leaked

Full Canon EOS M5 specifications has been leaked on the web. It will be the EOS M3 successor and to be announced at Photokina 2016.

Sources are reporting that a true replacement to the EOS M3 mirrorless camera coming this year. The successor model previously rumored for late 2016 but recent gossips hint at Photokina announcement.

Looks like Canon will not abandon the mirrorless market. Reliable sources posted the full Canon EOS M5 specifications. The MILC will be unveiled just before the Photokina event. … Continue reading


Canon EOS M5 specs leaked on the web

Canon is on the verge to announce a true replacement to the EOS M3 mirrorless camera before Photokina 2016. First Canon EOS M5 specs has been leaked on the web.

Sources are reporting that a successor to the EOS M3 is on the horizon. Even the rumored EOS M5 camera previously mentioned for late 2016, recent gossips hint at Photokina announcement.

Looks like Canon will not abandon the mirrorless market. Reliable sources posted the very first Canon EOS M5 specs. The MILC will be unveiled before the Photokina event. … Continue reading


Full Panasonic GH5 Specifications Leaked

Full Panasonic GH5 specifications has been leaked online ahead of the official announcement. The flagship MILC will replace the current GH4 camera which has been introduced back in February, 2014.

Panasonic will unveil the video-centric shooter at Photokina 2016 event. It is expected to be a pre-announcement and the Micro Four Thirds camera will be released in early 2017.

Now more Panasonic GH5 specifications surfaced on the web including the 4K and 6K video recording.  … Continue reading


Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens Officially Announced

Sony has introduced the FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens. Designed for full-frame E-mount cameras the new optic provides true 1:1 macro magnification.

Lightweight and compact standard prime model SEL50M28 offers versatile shooting experience and is resistant to dust and moisture. The lens construction includes 8 elements in 7 groups and a rounded 7-blade aperture.

The new Sony FE 50mm F2.8 Macro lens will be available in September for about $500 US. … Continue reading


Panasonic GH5 Specs To Feature 4K and 4:2:2 10 bits internal recording

More detailed Panasonic GH5 specs has been leaked online. It is expected that the flagship Micro Four Thirds camera will be unveiled at Photokina event.

The company will announce the video-centric shooter as it will be a pre-announcement of the Panasonic GH5. It will be released in early 2017.

The GH5 from Panasonic will replace the current GH4 mirrorless camera which has been introduced back in February, 2014. Now trusted sources has posted more Panasonic GH5 specs details regarding 4K video recording. … Continue reading


More Olympus E-M1 Mark II Specs Leaked Online

More Olympus E-M1 Mark II specs has been leaked online ahead of the announcement.

Micro Four Thirds users are very excited as we are approaching to the official announcement of the new flagship camera. Photokina is the worlds biggest digital imaging event. Photo enthusiasts welcome new products in the industry from all brands.

Olympus E-M1 Mark II announcement is also scheduled for this event in September. It is expected to arrive with a new M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO model. More details after the break.  … Continue reading