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  2. The second lens which had its premiere today is Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR, an ultra-wide angle zoom which ensures the equivalence of 12-24mm f/2.8. This lens will surely be gladly welcomed by many landscape and architecture photographers. Inside a new wide-angle Fujijon zoom we will find the optical system consisting of 20 elements, placed in 13 groups. Among them there are 4 aspheric lenses, which are supposed to control distortions and spherical aberrations, as well as 3 ED elements and 3 super-ED ones. Additionally, the back part of two front lenses is covered with the Nano-GI coating, which is supposed to eliminate light leaks and flares caused by a diagonal incidence of light on optical elements. 1). Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR A 9-blade aperture with a nominal f/2.8 hole, which can be closed up to f/22, is responsible for image plasticity. The construction of the lens is supposed to guarantee the advanced image reproduction functions within the whole range of apertures and focal lengths. 2 liner autofocus motors are responsible for focusing. This should positively influence the speed and precision of focus adjustment – also from the minimum focus distance of 25 cm. 2). Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR New Fujinon is also supposed to work effectively in hard, demanding conditions. The tube is made of magnesium and it is additionally sealed in 11 places. As a result, the lens is to be resistant to dust, splashes and low temperatures (-10° C). The lens weighs 805g and it has the dimensions of 122 x 88mm. Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR is to appear on sale at the end of November. It will cost $2000. Today Fuji also presented an updated map of lenses. We've found three interesting constructions there: XF 33mm f/1 R WR which ensures the equivalence of 50mm f/1.5, wide-angle fixed lens 16mm f/2.8 and a stabilized zoom 16-80mm f/4. 3). Fujifilm Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR
  3. The photographers who use the Fujifilm system surely have reasons to be delighted. Today Fujifilm presented two promising lenses for the XF system, XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR and XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR, which we've discussed in a separate article. Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR is a good-looking beast which has been designed for sports and nature photography. The optical system of XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR consists of 19 elements, placed in 14 groups. Among them there is one super-ED lens and two ED ones. The front optical element is covered with a fluorite anti-reflective coating which is supposed to prevent light reflections. 1). Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR Perfect image quality is to be achieved not only thanks to a 9-blade aperture but also thanks to a precise lens-polishing technology, which is used in very expensive lenses sold by the producer. Apart from a great optical system, new Fujinon is also supposed to be distinguished due to its ultra-quick, precise and quiet autofocus system. The lens applies linear motors and it is equipped with a new mechanism which immobilizes focusing lenses when the camera is not used. The lens also possesses a new Focus Preset function which immediately changes focus to a specific position, enabling photographers to catch a main object in the frame without a need to regulate focusing. 2). Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR What's more, the lens offers a 5-grade vibration reduction, which, as the producer states, recognizes photography conditions and automatically applies the optimal image stabilization control. Of course, the lens is fully made of magnesium and it is sealed in 17 sensitive points. The construction weighs 2265g and it has the dimensions of 206 x 122mm. The lens is covered with a light mat coating whose task is to reflect sun rays and, as a result, prevent the construction's overheating. 3). Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR New XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR will be available as a set with the XF1.4X TC f/2 WR teleconverter. Thanks to this we will be able to increase the focal length range from 305mm to 427mm (full-frame equivalence) but, at the same time, we will lose one f-stop. After connecting to the teleconverter, the nominal hole will be f/2.8. The XF1.4X TC f/2 WR converter consists of 7 optical elements (including 1 aspheric lens), placed in 4 groups. 4). Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR Fujifilm Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR will be available on sale at the end of October and it will cost $6000.
  4. MICHAEL GABLER

    Fujifilm X-Mount Lens Roadmap

    Fujifilm X-Mount Lens Roadmap
  5. MICHAEL GABLER

    Fujinon New Lenses Leaked

    We have the leaked specs of the upcoming Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR, Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR lenses and the new 1.4x TC: Fuji Fujinon XF 8-16mm f/2.8 R LM WR lens 20 elements in 13 groups Minimum focusing distance: 25cm Magnifications: 0.1 x Size: 88mm × 121.5 mm Weight: 805g Fuji Fujinon XF 200mm f/2 R LM OIS WR 19 elements in 14 groups Minimum focusing distance: 1.8m Magnifications: 0.12 x Filter diameter 105mm Size: 122mm × 205.5 mm Weight: 2265g Fuji 1.4x teleconverter 7 elements in 4 groups Size: 58mm × 15mm Weight: 130g via Nokishita
  6. Nokishita reports that Canon will soon announce a new PowerShot SX740 HS camera that will replace the current PowerShot SX730 model (pictured above). The new model will be available in both black and silver colors. via Nokishita
  7. Bloomberg reports that Adobe is going to release a full version of their Photoshop photo editing software for iPad in a move to target their mobile competitors like Affinity Photo: via Photorumors.com
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  9. MICHAEL GABLER

    Godox Witstro AD400 Pro Announcement

    Godox Witstro AD400 Pro is a new lamp on the market of devices with a high quality-price ratio. Among the devices offered by the producer, the lamp has its place in the middle, between a basic AD200 model and a professional AD600 model. 1). Godox Witstro AD400 Pro Compact Godox lamps, powered by rechargeable batteries, offer a unique diversity of uses. AD400 Pro is characterized by a cable number of 72 and its maximum power is 400Ws. The lamp has a 9-grade scope of power control: 1/1 to 1/256 and the flash time ranges from 1/240s to 1/12820s (support for HSS mode). 2). Godox Witstro AD400 Pro The lamp has a fixed color temperature of 5600 K (+/- 75 K) and support for TTL mode. The reload time ranges from 0.01s to 0.9s. At our disposal we have support for the radio triggering system which will, as for now, work with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and Fujifilm cameras. The strobe mode has also been included. At the side of the lamp there is a big LCD screen. 3). Godox Witstro AD400 Pro Godox Witstro AD400 Pro has Godox/Quadralite mounting system, but with the use of adapters it will be possible to connect it with Bowens, Profoto and Elinchrom system modifiers. A fully charged rechargeable battery will enable making 390 flashes with full power. 4). Godox Witstro AD400 Pro The lamp is not big: it's only 220mm long and it weighs 2kg. The lamp is supposed to appear on the market in August, but its price is not known yet.
  10. The upcoming and already rumored Fuji X-T3 mirrorless camera is now officially registered online under the codename FF180003 (FCCID: COF - WMBNBM 26A). The camera will be made in China and it will have both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in. Rumored spec: New battery charger Expected for Photokina 2018 (September 25 – September 30) New processor Max framerate at 4K: 60 fps via Photorumors.com
  11. MICHAEL GABLER

    Nikon Coolpix P1000 Announcement

    Today we've got to know the details of a new Nikon camera - Coolpix P1000. P1000, apart from the typical functions, such as recording 4K videos, stands out since with the use of it we can photograph craters on the moon and top-secret objects on the sky over Area 51. 1). Nikon Coolpix P1000 A special feature of Nikon P1000 is the lens capable of 125x zooming, with the equivalent of 24 - 300mm and the light of f/2.8-8. The producer assures that thanks to these parameters we will be able to take photographs of craters on the moon. Coming back to earth, the camera has been designed for wildlife and airplane photographers as well as the photographers of other far-away objects which we cannot approach. The recipients of the camera should be also people who cannot afford a camera and a lens with similar parameters. 2). Nikon Coolpix P1000 Nikon Coolpix P1000 has been constructed based on 16-Mp 1/2.3'' CMOS sensor which makes it possible to do continuous shooting with the speed of 7 f/s. Photographs can be saved in RAW format and videos can be recorded in 4K with the speed of 30 f/s, and in Full HD with the speed of 60 f/s. 3). Nikon Coolpix P1000 The viewfinder of Nikon P1000 has been constructed in OLED technology and it has 2.36Mp resolution. The improvements for vloggers have also been introduced: the camera is equipped with a rotating LCD screen (not a touch one) and a microphone connector. Photographs and videos can be sent via WiFi and Bluetooth. The company's Snapbridge application, enabling, apart from data transfer, remote control of many of the camera's functions, is supposed to facilitate this process. 4). Nikon Coolpix P1000 Nikon Coolpix P1000 is not a small compact camera with a long lens. The camera has the dimensions of 146mm x 119mm x 181mm and it weighs 1415g. Thanks to these parameters, the camera will match full-size flash cameras. 5). Nikon Coolpix P1000 Nikon P1000 will be available on sale in September and it will cost $999. 6). Nikon Coolpix P1000 You can find full specification of new Nikon P1000 in our database and also you can pre-order this camera here.
  12. MICHAEL GABLER

    Nikon Coolpix P1000 - General Discussion

    QUICK LINKS Review: - Discussion: Forum Files: - Tags: Nikon Coolpix P1000 | Nikon P1000 | P1000 Current Price: Amazon QUICK NIKON COOLPIX P1000 INFO Effective Pixels: 16Mp Sensor Size: 1/2.3" (6.17 × 4.55mm) Max Image Resolution: 4608 × 3456 Max Video Resolution: 3840 × 2160 @ 30p ISO: 100-6400 Weight: 1415g / 3.12lb List Price: US $999 | UK £ | DE € DESCRIPTION OF THE NIKON COOLPIX P1000 A special feature of Nikon P1000 is the lens capable of 125× zooming (yes), with the equivalent of 24 - 300mm and the light of f/2.8-8. The producer assures that thanks to these parameters we will be able to take photographs of craters on the moon. Coming back to earth, the camera has been designed for wildlife and airplane photographers as well as the photographers of other far-away objects which we cannot approach. The recipients of the camera should be also people who cannot afford a camera and a lens with similar parameters. Nikon Coolpix P1000 has been constructed based on 16-Mp 1/2.3'' CMOS sensor which makes it possible to do continuous shooting with the speed of 7f/s. Photographs can be saved in RAW format and videos can be recorded in 4K with the speed of 30f/s, and in Full HD with the speed of 60f/s. The viewfinder of Nikon P1000 has been constructed in OLED technology and it has 2.36Mp resolution. The improvements for vloggers have also been introduced: the camera is equipped with a rotating LCD screen (not a touch one) and a microphone connector. Photographs and videos can be sent via WiFi and Bluetooth. The company's Snapbridge application, enabling, apart from data transfer, remote control of many of the camera's functions, is supposed to facilitate this process. Nikon Coolpix P1000 is not a small compact camera with a long lens. The camera has the dimensions of 146mm × 119mm × 181mm and it weighs 1415g. Thanks to these parameters, the camera will match full-size flash cameras. PHOTOS OF THE NIKON COOLPIX P1000
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    NIKON COOLPIX P1000 VIDEO REVIEW COMING SOON FULL NIKON COOLPIX P1000 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FULL NIKON COOLPIX P1000 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION TYPE OF CAMERA & OPTICS Camera Type: SLR-like Lens Mount Type: n/a Lens Type: 125× optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens 4.3-539mm f/2.8-8 (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-3,000mm lens in 35mm [135] format) IMAGE SENSOR Sensor Type: BSI-CMOS Crop Factor: - Sensor Size: 6.17 × 4.55mm Effective Pixels: 16Mp Total Sensor Pixels: 17Mp Image Ratio: 4:3 Ma× Resolution: 4608 × 3456 Other Resolutions: - Image Stabilization: Optical Dust Reduction System: n/a PROCESSOR Processor: Nikon Expeed EXPOSURE Exposure Metering System: - Metering Methods: Multi Center-weighted Spot Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority Auto, Manual Program Shutter Priority Exposure Bracketing: Yes SENSITIVITY ISO Sensitivity: 100-6400 Lowest ISO: 100 Highest ISO: 6400 WHITE BALANCE White Balance Presets: Auto 1 Auto 2 Choose color temp Cloudy Daylight Flash Fluorescent Incandescent White Balance Preset White Balance Bracketing: 5 FILE SYSTEM Uncompressed Formats: RAW Other Formats: JPEG FOCUS Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF Manual Focus: Yes Number of Autofocus Points: - Autofocus Modes: Contrast Detect (sensor) Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Face Detection Live View Autofocus Stacking: No Autofocus Fine Tune: No Eye Autofocus: No SHUTTER Shutter Type: Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter Slowest Shutter Speed: 60sec Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/4000sec Fastest Electronic Shutter Speed: 1/8000sec Bulb Shutter Mode: Yes Shutter Release Modes: Continuous H Continuous H 60 Continuous H 120 Continuous L Interval Timer Pre-shooting cache Single Top Shooting Speed: 7fps Buffer Size: - Silent Shutter: Yes Shutter Life Expectancy: - Self-Timer: Yes VIEWFINDER Viewfinder Type: Electronic Viewfinder Resolution: 2,359,000 Viewfinder Coverage: 99% Viewfinder Magnification: - SCREEN Articulated LCD: Fully articulated Screen Type: TFT LCD Screen Size: 3.2″ Screen Dots: 921,000 Touch Screen: No FLASH Built-In Flash: Yes Accessory Shoe: Yes Flash Bracketing: - Flash Modes: Auto Flash Sync Speed: - Dedicated Flash System: - VIDEO FEATURES: Video Resolutions: 3840 × 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 3840 × 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 × 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 × 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 × 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 × 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, AAC Movie File Formats: MPEG-4 Video Compression: H.264 Movie Metering: - Maximum Recording Time: 29min Audio Format: AAC Time-Lapse Recording: Yes STORAGE: Storage Types: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support) Card Slots: 1× CONNECTIVITY: USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) HDMI: Yes (micro HDMI) Microphone Port: Yes Headphone Port: No Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 NFC: - Remote Cotrol: Yes via smartphone, Bluetooth remote, wired remote GPS: No MENU Total Settings: - Supported Languages: Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese POWER Battery Type: EN-EL20a Battery Life: 250 Battery Charger: Yes AC Adapter: EH-5b Internal Charging Supported: No Vertical Battery Grip: No PHYSICAL FEATURES Body Material: Plastic Weather Sealed: No Dimensions (W × H × D): 146 × 119 × 181mm 5.75 × 4.69 × 7.13″ Weight: 1415g 3.12lb PRICE MSRP: US $999 | UK £ | DE € NIKON COOLPIX P1000 DISCUSSION FORUM NIKON COOLPIX P1000 VIDEO SAMPLE NIKON COOLPIX P1000 ORDER LINKS Nikon Coolpix P1000 - Amazon Please, support us and shop with affiliate links. THANKS! 🙂 View full gear record
  13. MICHAEL GABLER

    Nikon Coolpix P1000

    QUICK LINKS Review: - Discussion: Forum Files: - Tags: Nikon Coolpix P1000 | Nikon P1000 | P1000 Current Price: Amazon QUICK NIKON COOLPIX P1000 INFO Effective Pixels: 16Mp Sensor Size: 1/2.3" (6.17 × 4.55mm) Max Image Resolution: 4608 × 3456 Max Video Resolution: 3840 × 2160 @ 30p ISO: 100-6400 Weight: 1415g / 3.12lb List Price: US $999 | UK £ | DE € DESCRIPTION OF THE NIKON COOLPIX P1000 A special feature of Nikon P1000 is the lens capable of 125× zooming (yes), with the equivalent of 24 - 300mm and the light of f/2.8-8. The producer assures that thanks to these parameters we will be able to take photographs of craters on the moon. Coming back to earth, the camera has been designed for wildlife and airplane photographers as well as the photographers of other far-away objects which we cannot approach. The recipients of the camera should be also people who cannot afford a camera and a lens with similar parameters. Nikon Coolpix P1000 has been constructed based on 16-Mp 1/2.3'' CMOS sensor which makes it possible to do continuous shooting with the speed of 7f/s. Photographs can be saved in RAW format and videos can be recorded in 4K with the speed of 30f/s, and in Full HD with the speed of 60f/s. The viewfinder of Nikon P1000 has been constructed in OLED technology and it has 2.36Mp resolution. The improvements for vloggers have also been introduced: the camera is equipped with a rotating LCD screen (not a touch one) and a microphone connector. Photographs and videos can be sent via WiFi and Bluetooth. The company's Snapbridge application, enabling, apart from data transfer, remote control of many of the camera's functions, is supposed to facilitate this process. Nikon Coolpix P1000 is not a small compact camera with a long lens. The camera has the dimensions of 146mm × 119mm × 181mm and it weighs 1415g. Thanks to these parameters, the camera will match full-size flash cameras. PHOTOS OF THE NIKON COOLPIX P1000
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    NIKON COOLPIX P1000 VIDEO REVIEW COMING SOON FULL NIKON COOLPIX P1000 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FULL NIKON COOLPIX P1000 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION TYPE OF CAMERA & OPTICS Camera Type: SLR-like Lens Mount Type: n/a Lens Type: 125× optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens 4.3-539mm f/2.8-8 (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-3,000mm lens in 35mm [135] format) IMAGE SENSOR Sensor Type: BSI-CMOS Crop Factor: - Sensor Size: 6.17 × 4.55mm Effective Pixels: 16Mp Total Sensor Pixels: 17Mp Image Ratio: 4:3 Ma× Resolution: 4608 × 3456 Other Resolutions: - Image Stabilization: Optical Dust Reduction System: n/a PROCESSOR Processor: Nikon Expeed EXPOSURE Exposure Metering System: - Metering Methods: Multi Center-weighted Spot Exposure Modes: Aperture Priority Auto, Manual Program Shutter Priority Exposure Bracketing: Yes SENSITIVITY ISO Sensitivity: 100-6400 Lowest ISO: 100 Highest ISO: 6400 WHITE BALANCE White Balance Presets: Auto 1 Auto 2 Choose color temp Cloudy Daylight Flash Fluorescent Incandescent White Balance Preset White Balance Bracketing: 5 FILE SYSTEM Uncompressed Formats: RAW Other Formats: JPEG FOCUS Autofocus: Contrast-detect AF Manual Focus: Yes Number of Autofocus Points: - Autofocus Modes: Contrast Detect (sensor) Multi-area Center Selective single-point Tracking Single Continuous Face Detection Live View Autofocus Stacking: No Autofocus Fine Tune: No Eye Autofocus: No SHUTTER Shutter Type: Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter Slowest Shutter Speed: 60sec Fastest Shutter Speed: 1/4000sec Fastest Electronic Shutter Speed: 1/8000sec Bulb Shutter Mode: Yes Shutter Release Modes: Continuous H Continuous H 60 Continuous H 120 Continuous L Interval Timer Pre-shooting cache Single Top Shooting Speed: 7fps Buffer Size: - Silent Shutter: Yes Shutter Life Expectancy: - Self-Timer: Yes VIEWFINDER Viewfinder Type: Electronic Viewfinder Resolution: 2,359,000 Viewfinder Coverage: 99% Viewfinder Magnification: - SCREEN Articulated LCD: Fully articulated Screen Type: TFT LCD Screen Size: 3.2″ Screen Dots: 921,000 Touch Screen: No FLASH Built-In Flash: Yes Accessory Shoe: Yes Flash Bracketing: - Flash Modes: Auto Flash Sync Speed: - Dedicated Flash System: - VIDEO FEATURES: Video Resolutions: 3840 × 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 3840 × 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 × 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 × 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 × 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC 1920 × 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, AAC Movie File Formats: MPEG-4 Video Compression: H.264 Movie Metering: - Maximum Recording Time: 29min Audio Format: AAC Time-Lapse Recording: Yes STORAGE: Storage Types: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support) Card Slots: 1× CONNECTIVITY: USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) HDMI: Yes (micro HDMI) Microphone Port: Yes Headphone Port: No Wi-Fi Functionality: Yes Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1 NFC: - Remote Cotrol: Yes via smartphone, Bluetooth remote, wired remote GPS: No MENU Total Settings: - Supported Languages: Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese POWER Battery Type: EN-EL20a Battery Life: 250 Battery Charger: Yes AC Adapter: EH-5b Internal Charging Supported: No Vertical Battery Grip: No PHYSICAL FEATURES Body Material: Plastic Weather Sealed: No Dimensions (W × H × D): 146 × 119 × 181mm 5.75 × 4.69 × 7.13″ Weight: 1415g 3.12lb PRICE MSRP: US $999 | UK £ | DE € NIKON COOLPIX P1000 DISCUSSION FORUM NIKON COOLPIX P1000 VIDEO SAMPLE NIKON COOLPIX P1000 ORDER LINKS Nikon Coolpix P1000 - Amazon Please, support us and shop with affiliate links. THANKS! 🙂
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  16. MICHAEL GABLER

    Skylum Luminar Update Announcement

    Skylum, a publisher of Luminar software, announced an update whose advantage will be DAM - Digital Asset Manager. Luminar (available for Mac OS and Windows) is currently the main rival of Adobe Lightroom and it seems that it will not be satisfied with a lower place on the podium. The introduced changes should help in this. The first big packet of improvements arrived at the end of the last year, with the update. Then the works on the DAM system for cataloging photographs were also confirmed. The lack of this system was considered the main disadvantage of Skylum software. DAM - Digital Asset Manager is a system for cataloging photographs recorded on traditional carriers, but now also in the cloud. After the update, the users will be able to launch DAM and compare it with the existing solution and, after doing it, make a decision concerning a used solution. People who have current and updated Luminar 2018 may expect an offer concerning free software update. The update will be free for now but we should expect that we will have to pay for a next bigger update later on. You can buy Luminar here.
  17. MICHAEL GABLER

    Canon’s Full Frame Mirorrless Cameras

    The rumor, or more precisely Canonrumors.com, has it that we can expect the premiere of two full-frame mirrorless Canon cameras in the middle of 2019. The first camera will be equipped with the 30.4Mp sensor and it will probably be a sensor similar to the one used in Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The second “budget” model will be equipped with a sensor of lower resolution, possibly around 24Mp. Of course, both cameras will record videos in 4K and in the higher model we can expect more advanced solutions. Mounting of the new Canon cameras is, as for now, a secret, but it seems that we can expect something “sexy”. As for now, we don’t have any reports concerning new Canon cameras names. Competitiveness in the industry has never resulted in anything bad when it comes to the customers so, after the announcements of the premieres of full-frame mirrorless Nikon and Canon cameras, the market of such devices, dominated by Sony, should become more diverse.
  18. Canon will release two full frame mirrorless cameras before the middle of 2019, the first one to come will be the “flagship” model for this new line of cameras. As reported earlier, this camera will sport a 30.4mp sensor that could be closely related to the EOS 5D Mark IV. The second full frame mirrorless body will be a lower megapixel count. We’ve seen mentions of various pixel counts, which isn’t unusual, as test cameras can come with a wide array of different image sensors. The most likely pixel count will be around 24mp, we do not believe they’ll be using the EOS 6D Mark II’s 26.2mp sensor, or even a modified version of it. Both cameras will shoot 4K, with the “flagship” model providing the best video features. We’re also told that there’s a possibility of a removable EVF on one of the cameras, which we think would be reserved for the lower end full frame mirrorless camera. We’re told that there are currently no plans to release a camera that will compete directly with Sony’s high ISO capable Alpha a7s II. What about the mount? We cannot get a straight answer about this. We’ve been told everything from a new mount to EF mount. One trusted source told us that the full frame mirrorless camera and EF mount problem has a “sexy” solution. We’re not sure what that means, but it’s the best news we’ve received on the topic. When are they coming? Both camera bodies will be shipping by mid 2019, but the exact announcement date for the first camera is unknown at this time. What will they be called? For the moment we only have codenames, but “EOS M1” has yet to be used by Canon. Other than that, no naming suggestions have been sent our way. via CanonRumors
  19. Here are the rumored Nikon mirrorless camera specifications from NikonRumors: Two full frame mirrorless cameras: one with 24-25MP and one with 45MP (48MP is also a possibility). Similar body size to the Sony a7 camera but with better ergonomics and a better grip. 5-axis in-body stabilization 9fps New mirrorless mount that will allow for f/0.95 lenses (see the NOCT trademark and f/0.9 lens patents). Memory cards: XQD and CF Express (ProGrade is coming with a CF Express card). EVF resolution: 3.6MP Initially, three lenses will be announced: 24-70mm, 35mm and 50mm. Pricing: The 45MP model will be around $4,000/€4,000 in a kit with the 24-70mm lens. The 25MP model will be under $3,000/€3,000 (also with a lens). via NikonRumors
  20. Sony registered two new XQD memory cards with the Russian certification agency. Their model numbers are QDG120F and QDG240F.
  21. After the Light L16 computational camera got horrible reviews, there are reports that the company is planning to release a 9-cameras smartphone (pictured above) by the end of the year: via Photorumors.com
  22. Martin Vronsky

    Pentax FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW Announcement

    In July, the users of Pentax digital reflex cameras will be able to enjoy the benefits of a new, bright lens - FA* 50 mm f/1.4 SDM AW. Unfortunately, out of the pair of modern ”Star” lenses (HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW and HD PENTAX-DA 11-18mm f/2.8), announced this year, only the first one will appear on sale. The premiere of the second one is scheduled for 2019. Pentax FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW is a fixed lens. Its optical system consists of 15 lenses placed in 9 groups (3 apsherical lenses, 1 made of abnormal-dispersion glass). The aperture of the lens is made of 9 blades and the minimum focus distance is 40 cm. 1). Pentax FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW The new AF ring motor is supposed to ensure a 7.5x greater torque from the one in the previous constructions of this producer. The effect of this is quicker and more accurate focusing. 2). Pentax FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW The properties of the aperture and the coatings of the lenses: HD, Aero Bright II and Super Coating, are supposed to ensure the background blur and good contrast in hard lighting conditions. Light reflections and flares are supposed to be kept to a minimum. The coatings of the lenses enable keeping them clean. 3). Pentax FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW The lens is, of course, sealed and splash-proof. Since the electromagnetic aperture has been applied in the lens, we will be able to use it only with the latest models of Pentax cameras: K-1 Mark II, K-1, K-3 II, K-3, KP, K-70, K-S2 or K-S1. Pentax FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW is to appear on sale at the end of July and the price of the lens, as at today, is $1200. You can preorder this lens here.
  23. Martin Vronsky

    Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Announcement

    Professional users of mirrorless Sony cameras can finally complete their arrays with a new bright FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens which has been announced for a long time. The lens has been designed having in mind sports photographers as well as the ones wanting to catch wildlife in movement – the combination of the above in the form of, for instance, a bear on a skateboard is, of course, possible. 1). Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS The optical system of the new Sony lens is based on 23 lenses placed in 17 groups, 3 of which are low-dispersion fluorite lenses. In order to ensure good balance of the lens, the lenses have been placed in the central and rear parts of the system. The lenses are covered with anti-reflective and fluorine coatings, which enable keeping them clean. 2). Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS The lens is equipped with a 11-blade aperture. Two newly-designed linear motors, which are supposed to facilitate the tracking of moving objects, are responsible for the functioning of the autofocus. At our disposal, we have 3 modes of image stabilization and a sharpening clutch. On the side of the lens, we have function buttons, including Full-Time DMF switch, which enables continuous manual sharpening. 3). Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS One of the main advantages of the lens is its construction. It has the dimensions of 158 x 359mm, it weighs only 2.7kg and it is supposed to enable, in special circumstances, photographing ”from hand”. The lens is made of magnesium and is, of course, sealed. Inserted filters with the diameter of 40.5mm can be used on the lens. In the case of using 1.4x and 2x converters, the brightness will decrease by, respectively, f/4 and f/5.6. 4). Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS will appear on sale in September. The enthusiasm may be cooled down by the price of the lens since, as at today, it will cost $12000.
  24. Canon now has a total of five new/upcoming cameras registered online (there was only one new camera registered three weeks ago). Two of the new cameras are DSLRs, three are mirrorless and one conmpact. Here are the details: Canon registered a new DS126721 camera The Canon K436 and K437 will be new DSLR cameras while the K424, K433 and EC811 will be mirrorless K433, K436, K437 and EC811 will all have Bluetooth remote control function The battery of the K436 is the same as the Canon EOS 77D The battery of the K437 is the same as Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Here is one possible scenario: K437 is the new EOS 7D Mark III K436 is the new EOS 80D Mark II EC811 is the new EOS M5 Mark II via Photorumors.com
  25. The US Supreme Court ruled today that states can force online retailers to collect sales taxes. This can put an end to tax-free shopping from online retailers like B&H and Adorama (Amazon is already collecting sales tax):
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