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  1. NikonRumors reports that the new Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART full-frame DSLR lens will be priced at around €1,250 or approx. $1,400. The official release date should be in December-January. For comparison, the Nikon 28mm f/1.4 version is priced at $1,996.95. New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports full-frame DSLR lens will be priced around $1,400. Pre-orders will open on November 16th, shipping should start on December 14th.
  2. Rumors of a new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor surfaced online again. There is also the possibility that Canon will start using the brand new Sony IMX571 26MP back-illuminated APS-C sensor in one of their upcoming cameras (not sure if it will be a DSLR or a mirrorless with RF mount).
  3. MICHAEL GABLER

    Huawei Mate 20 Pro Announcement

    Exactly a year after the premiere of Mate 10 Pro, Huawei presented its successor - Mate 20 Pro. According to the latest trends, at the back of the smartphone we will find 3 lenses with the combined optical range from 16 to 80mm and everything will be, of course, supported by “artificial intelligence”. Mate 20 Pro, is – as the producer assures – the strongest smartphone in the company’s history, but we are going to focus on its photography properties. As we’ve already mentioned, the smartphone is equipped with a triple Leica camera module which consists of: An ultra-wide 20MP lens with the equivalent of 16mm and the light of f/2.2, which gives a possibility of focusing from the distance of 2.5cm. PDAF/Laser AF. A 8MP telelens with the equivalent of 80mm and the light of f/2.4. PDAF/Laser AF. A 40MP wide-angle 1/1.7’’ lens with the equivalent of 27mm and the light of f/1.8. PDAF/Laser AF. The total range of lenses is 16 - 80mm – but thanks to the use of the latest digital zoom technology we can go a step further and increase this parameter to 270mm. The lens at the front panel of the smartphone has the resolution of 24 megapixels and, apart from detailed and expressive self-portraits, it is responsible for 3D Face Unlock functions. It can also be used in the process of authorization, for instance during mobile transactions. 1). Huawei Mate 20 Pro The artificial intelligence of Huawei Mate 20 Pro "is learning the user’s way of work” and thanks to the knowledge obtained in this way it is to significantly increase the comfort of work with the smartphone and automatically adjust the photography parameters to the surroundings. The smartphone’s sensor works within an impressive ISO range reaching 51200. The photography modes which are worth mentioning include: Super HDR, which "brings out the best" from 10 RAW photographs and creates one perfectly vivid shot out of them, and Portrait Color, which “separates the filmed color object from the converted monochromatic background.” 2). Huawei Mate 20 Pro While writing about the latest flagship Huawei camera, we cannot forget about non-photography parameters of the device. Mate 20 Pro has the 9-core Kirin 980 processor created in the 7nm technology, 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of in-built memory. The smartphone’s memory can be expanded with the use of NM cards (nanoSD). The OLED screen with the proportions of 19, 5:9 has the diagonal of 6.39" and the resolution of 3120 × 1440px. It is folded on the sides and covered with Gorilla Glass. The body of Huawei Mate 20 Pro is made of glass and metal and its dimensions are 157,8 × 72,3 x 8,6mm. In the big body we will find a big battery with the capacity of 4200mAh. The whole construction is waterproof and it meets the IP68 norm. The smartphone can be already bought on eBay for $1,150 and Huawei confirms the Mate 20 isn’t coming to the U.S. 😕
  4. As fujirumors.com reports, Mitakon (Zhong Yi Optics) has announced that the new 65mm f/1.4 lens will appear on sale in the first half of 2019. The information about a new medium-format Fujifilm GFXlens is very limited. But one thing is for certain - the announcement of the premiere of the lens in this standard which will have "a reasonable price" is something that many photographers await. In the Mitakon's offer there is one lens dedicated to the users of Fujifilm GFX - namely Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2. The lens costs around $850. As for now, it is hard to speculate about the price of the new lens - we will have to wait for a few months for more details.
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    Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 Announcement

    Yongnuo is not wasting time - the YN 35mm lens described today is the fourth lens of the producer about which we are informing this year. The main properties of the lens concern the complex optical system with the advanced defect correction, good resolution, effective autofocus and resistant body. This bright full-frame camera may become an interesting proposition for the fans of street, reportage or even portrait photography. The optical system of the lens is based on 11 elements placed in 9 groups - among them we will find two aspherical lenses and two low-dispersion ones. Yet another procedure used by the producer in order to minimize the appearance of the light flares and light leaks is covering the lenses with several anti-reflective coatings. The aperture of the lens consists of 7 blades and its nominal hole is f/1.4. The minimum focus distance is 35cm. 1). Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 The effective DC Motor is responsible for the speed of work of the autofocus. Thanks to it, the AF is to be quick, precise and it should work well even in the "Live View" mode. On the body of the lens, we will find a frame which facilitates manual focusing and which shows the scale of the hyperfocal distance. Thanks to the USB connection, it will be possible to update the lens' software. 2). Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 is equipped with gold-plated contacts and the metal mount has been covered with the chrome layer. All of this is supposed to positively influence electrical conductivity and general durability of the lens. The device has the dimensions of 82 × 111mm and it weighs 810g. The detailed specification of the lens is not known yet. Unfortunately, we also don't know when YN 35mm f/1.4 will appear on sale and how much it will cost.
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    Ricoh WG-60 Announcement

    If some of you had an impression that the look of a new "armored” compact Ricoh camera is familiar, then it's very probable that you were right. WG-60 closely resembles its older brother, WG-50, whose premiere took place in the previous year. Not much has changed inside since the camera can still be immersed up to 14 m, dropped from 1.5m, squeezed and used in low temperature. Ricoh WG-60 is a camera which has been created having in mind lovers of intense experiences. The camera can be immersed up to 14m, where it can remain for 2h (the same as IPX 8 or JIS Class 8), and it is resistant to dust (the same as IPX 6 or JIS Class 6). "The armored" body of the camera also provides resistance to vibrations, falls from 1.6m and squeezing with the pressure of around 100kg. WG-60 works within the temperature range up to -10° C. The heart of the camera is the BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sensor with the resolution of 16 megapixels. When it comes to the optical side, we will find a lens with 5× optical zoom with the equivalent of 28 - 140mm. Around the lens, there are diodes which additionally illuminate the photographed objects, mainly in the "microscope” mode. The camera works within the ISO range of 125 – 6400 and the video can be recorded in Full HD 30p (H.264). 1). Ricoh WG-60 At the back wall of the camera, there is the 2.7'' LCD screen with the resolution of 230,000 pixels. The screen has been covered with the anti-reflective coating and there is also a possibility of regulating the screen brightness. The shape and the ergonomy have remained unchanged in comparison to WG-50. The novelties of the camera can be found in its functionality. A new mode of underwater photographs optimizes colors and contrast based on the data of images actually caught under water. During taking photographs under water, WG-60 is to compensate the loss of red shades and contrast caused by light diffusion in water. The "Flash Off + Flash On" option enables taking 2 photographs under water – one with the use of the flash and one without the flash at single press of the shutter button. Pixel Track SR, Digital SR and Movie SR are modes which support taking sharp, still photographs. 2). Ricoh WG-60 The properties which are also worth mentioning include: advanced "super-resolution” image processing functions, which give photographs the effects of sharpness and high clarity, as well as the manual night photography mode in which the camera records several images of the same scene and then it creates one complex image out of them. Ricoh WG-60 will be available in 2 color versions: red and black. The camera will appear on sale next month. The expected price is $280
  7. MICHAEL GABLER

    Leica M10-D - the Camera For Travelers in Time?

    If you are planning to travel in time several years earlier and take some photographs there without creating sensation, Leica has a special camera for you - M10-D. The camera, of course, does not have much in common with the old constructions - it is actually, generally speaking, Leica M10 without a display. The camera's user can, of course, regulate the shutter, aperture, sensitivity and exposition compensation time - all of these (and other) activities can be made with the use of analog knobs. But in the twenty-first century not everything can be made in an analog way. M10-D is equipped with the advanced wireless functions. 1). Leica M10-D + Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH The camera can be controlled remotely with the use of the "Fotos" (iOS, Android) application. There, we can also manage the recorded material. The live preview is ensured by the ... "Live View" application. We can also send DNG files to mobile devices. 2). Leica M10-D As we've already mentioned, the camera shares its subsystems with the flagship Leica M10 camera to a huge extent. On board, we will find the 24MP CMOS sensor with the ISO sensitivity range of 100 - 50000, the Maestro II processor, the 2GB buffer and the range-finder viewfinder with automatic parallax correction. In the continuous shooting mode, the camera will take 5 photographs per second and they can be saved on SDHC cards with the capacity up to 32GB or SDXC with the capacity up to 2TB. 3). Leica M10-D The camera's body is made of magnesium and brass and it has been created with due diligence, as can be expected from Leica. The camera has the dimensions of 139 × 37.9mm and it weighs 660g. 4). Leica M10-D + Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH Advice for travelers in time: don't forget to move the film frames with the use of the thumb grip! And be careful with horse carriages Leica M10-D can be already purchased and it costs $7995...
  8. Lensvid published their interview with Mike Burnhill from Canon Europe, here is the recap (more interviews can be found here): Just like the Nikon Z6/Z7 – Canon targeted with the EOS-R photo enthusiasts and not pro shooters. This led to many decisions that people have later criticized (slow shooting speed, single memory card slot, no full sensor readout in 4K), however, for the most part, all of these are the result of the way Canon’s engineers designed this camera for the specific target audience they went for (just think about this camera as a slightly more advanced mirrorless 6D MKII). The EOS-R started as a project that aimed to make the ideal lens mount (and future lenses). DSLR lenses are complex since they need to compensate for the longer flange distance using additional optics – when you remove the mirror you can remove some of the additional unnecessary optics and make better, small lenses. With the dual pixel technology every pixel on the camera is an AF point which means that on the EOS-R you have theoretically 30 million AF points, however, this is not practical so Canon reduced this number to 5655 AF points which is a limitation of the screen, not the sensor The sensor in the EOS-R is from the same “family” of the 5D IV, however, Canon did change a few things like the microlenses as well as the ability to AF in low light (up to -6EV – something that we have seen in action in a demo) and of course the number of selectable AF points which is much higher on the EOS-R. There is no option to turn off the shutter closing down when the camera turns off (to prevent dust getting into the sensor. The flange back of the lens is more important than the flange distance – what is important is to be able to put the back of the lens closer to the sensor for better optical performance. There is not a technical option to put an EOS-R on an EOS-M. The other way around is (maybe) possible but it will only be a macro lens according to Burnhill. Full sensor readout is not something that was possible to have at this price point at this point in time for Canon (video was just a small part of the feature list Canon wanted for this camera and 4K was even smaller). Burnhill did mention that Canon is aware of the fact that there are users who want this and more advanced video features will come with future models. Doing 10bit 4:2:2 internally (in the camera as opposed to into an external recorder) is not there yet in terms of heating, processing, cost etc. Canon invented the dual card slot for cameras and it understand how it is important for reliability, however for the target market of this camera – Canon didn’t see the need to add it. However, Burnhill made it clear that a pro mirrorless camera will most likely include a dual card slot. The idea to add the multi-function controller came from a new Canon engineer (sort of crazy Google style experiment that actually got it to a final product and Canon wants to see how users will accept it and see if it is worth keeping for future cameras). On sensor image stabilization is something that Canon didn’t include because of cost and target market (again this camera was not really designed for pro video work). Canon promised to release the “holy trinity” of lenses in 2019 (24-70mm, 70-200mm, 16-35mm). Even more interesting – Canon will not introduce any new F-mount lenses in 2019, but will focus all its efforts on RF lenses. New EF lenses will come later on (there are internal roadmaps for EF) but Canon knows it needs to catch up on its mirrorless lenses. Canon got some feedback on the eye-AF and the engineers are looking at ways to add this feature for continuous AF. via LensVid
  9. For people who want to pull out maximum of possibilities of cameras built in smartphones, Miggo has prepared the Pictar Pro handle - the device thanks to which a smartphone is to change into a true camera. It is not the first time Miggo has dealt with handles extending the possibilities of photographing with the use of smartphones since Pictar Pro is the expansion of the Pictar handle presented in 2016. Contrary to the older solution, in which we could only mount Apple smartphones, Pictar Pro cooperates also with the smartphones of various brands working on Android systems. 1). Miggo Pictar Pro The general idea of work has not changed - our smartphone, similarly to the older model, is to be plugged on the side of the device. Pictar Pro is a bit more profiled, a bit more metal and, in the placed where the ergonomy requires it, a bit more rough. The control knobs are now bigger and the cutters on their edges are deeper, which should facilitate work. With the use of the knobs, we will choose one of nine photography modes and we will also change exposition compensation. The device is equipped with the gradual shutter button and there is a zoom lever on the front. The handle with our smartphone can be mounted on a tripod. It is also equipped with a cold shoe, to which we can optionally connect accessories. One of the more interesting options is a possibility of mounting a classic viewfinder on the handle in which the piece of the smartphone's screen fulfils the role of the viewfinder's display. This solution may be especially beneficial during taking photographs in intense sunlight. Another curiosity in Pictar Pro is its power - the handle can fulfil the W function and our smartphone is to be charged instead of discharging during taking photographs. 2). Miggo Pictar Pro The thing which should decide about a sense of buying the Pictar Pro handle is its software, which, in connection with the very handle, is to introduce crucial facilities in the process of smartphone photography. More about this in the video attached to the text. The campaign on Kickstarter, which is to provide financing of Pictar Pro, achieved a huge success and the collected amount has exceeded expectations multiple times. You can order your Pictar Pro for $129. The deliveries will start in March 2019.
  10. MICHAEL GABLER

    Leica M10-D

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Links Quick Info Description Photos of the Camera Video Review Technical Specification Spec Comparison Review Discussion Forum Files to Download Image Samples Video Sample Order Links QUICK LINKS Review: Leica M10-D Review Discussion: Leica M10-D Discussion Files: Leica M10-D Brochure | Leica M10-D User Manual Tags: Leica M10-D | M10-D Order Links: Amazon QUICK LEICA M10-D INFO Effective Pixels: 24MP Sensor Size: Full Frame (35.8 × 23.9mm) Maximum Image Resolution: 5952 × 3992px Maximum Video Resolution: N/A ISO: 100-50000 Dynamic Range: No Data Color Depth: No Data Lens Mount: Leica M Card Slots: 1× Secure Digital (SD) Battery Type: BP-SCL5 Weight: 660g / 1.46lb Warranty: Limited 1-Year List Price: US $7,995 | UK £ | DE € Current Price: Amazon DESCRIPTION OF THE LEICA M10-D COMING SOON PHOTOS OF THE LEICA M10-D
    Leica M10-D + Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH - Front Leica M10-D - Back Leica M10-D - Top Leica M10-D + Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH - Side View
    LEICA M10-D VIDEO REVIEW COMING SOON LEICA M10-D TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION LEICA M10-D TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION TYPE OF CAMERA & OPTICS Camera Type Compact digital rangefinder system camera Lens Mount Type Leica M Bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding Lens Type N/A IMAGE SENSOR Sensor Type CMOS Crop Factor 1× Sensor Size Full Frame (35.8 × 23.9mm) Low-Pass Filter No Data Effective Pixels 24MP Total Sensor Pixels No Data Sensor Pixel Size No Data Sensor Dynamic Range No Data Image Ratio 3:2 Maximum Resolution 5952 × 3992 Other Resolutions 5952 x 3968 (JPEG, 24MP) 4256 x 2932 (12MP) 2976 x 1984 (6MP) Image Stabilization No Pixel Shift Technology No Dust Reduction System No Data PROCESSOR Processor Maestro II EXPOSURE Exposure Metering System Through the lens (TTL), with working aperture Metering Methods Multi Center-Weighted Spot Exposure Modes Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture pre-selection - aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting Exposure Bracketing No Data SENSITIVITY Native ISO Sensitivity 100-50000 Lowest ISO 100 Highest ISO 50000 WHITE BALANCE White Balance Presets 8 White Balance Bracketing No Data FILE SYSTEM Maximum Color Depth No Data Uncompressed Formats RAW Other Formats 5952 x 3968 4256 x 2932 2976 x 1984 FOCUS Autofocus No Data Manual Focus Yes Number of Autofocus Points No Data Autofocus Sensitivity No Data Autofocus Modes No Data Focus Peaking No Autofocus Stacking No Autofocus Fine Tune No Eye Autofocus No SHUTTER Shutter Type All-metal die cast magnesium body, leather covering. Brass top panel and base. Slowest Shutter Speed 8sec Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Fastest Electronic Shutter Speed No Data Bulb Shutter Mode No Data Shutter Release Modes No Data Top Shooting Speed No Data Buffer Size No Data Silent Shutter Yes Shutter Life Expectancy No Data Self-Timer Yes (2 or 12 secs) VIEWFINDER Viewfinder Type Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder Resolution N/A Viewfinder Coverage 100% Viewfinder Magnification 0.73× SCREEN Articulated LCD No Screen Type N/A Screen Size N/A Screen Dots N/A Touch Screen N/A FLASH Built-In Flash No Accessory Shoe Yes Flash Bracketing No Data Flash Modes Using flash symbol LED Flash Sync Speed 1/180s (1/180s; slower shutter speeds can be used, if working below sync speed: Automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS compatible Leica system flash units) Dedicated Flash System TTL VIDEO FEATURES Video Resolutions N/A Movie File Formats N/A Video Compression N/A Movie Metering N/A Maximum Recording Time N/A Time Code N/A Movie Log Gamma Output N/A Movie Highlight Display (Zebras) N/A Audio Format N/A Time-Lapse Recording Yes STORAGE Storage Types SD cards up to 2GB SDHC cards up to 32GB SDXC cards up to 2TB Card Slots 1× CONNECTIVITY USB No Data HDMI No Microphone Port No Headphone Port No Wi-Fi Functionality Yes Built-In Bluetooth No NFC No Data Remote Control Yes (via cable trigger) GPS Yes Optional Only with Leica Visoflex viewfinder attached, available as an accessory MENU Total Settings No Data Supported Languages German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Korean POWER Battery Type BP-SCL5 Battery Life No Data Battery Charger Yes AC Adapter No Data Internal Charging Supported No Data Vertical Battery Grip No Data PHYSICAL FEATURES Body Material Magnesium Alloy Weather Sealed Yes Operating Environment 0-40°C Dimensions (W × H × D) 139 × 38 × 80mm 5.47 × 1.5 × 3.15″ Weight 660g 1.46lb WARRANTY Warranty Limited 1-Year PRICE MSRP US $7995 | UK £ | DE € LEICA M10-D SPEC COMPARISON COMING SOON LEICA M10-D REVIEW COMING SOON LEICA M10-D DISCUSSION FORUM LEICA M10-D FILES TO DOWNLOAD COMING SOON LEICA M10-D IMAGE SAMPLES COMING SOON LEICA M10-D VIDEO SAMPLE COMING SOON LEICA M10-D ORDER LINKS Leica M10-D - COMING SOON Please, support us and shop with affiliate links. THANKS! 🙂
  11. MICHAEL GABLER

    Leica M10-D Discussion

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Links Quick Info Description Photos of the Camera Video Review Technical Specification Spec Comparison Review Discussion Forum Files to Download Image Samples Video Sample Order Links QUICK LINKS Review: Leica M10-D Review Discussion: Leica M10-D Discussion Files: Leica M10-D Brochure | Leica M10-D User Manual Tags: Leica M10-D | M10-D Order Links: Amazon QUICK LEICA M10-D INFO Effective Pixels: 24MP Sensor Size: Full Frame (35.8 × 23.9mm) Maximum Image Resolution: 5952 × 3992px Maximum Video Resolution: N/A ISO: 100-50000 Dynamic Range: No Data Color Depth: No Data Lens Mount: Leica M Card Slots: 1× Secure Digital (SD) Battery Type: BP-SCL5 Weight: 660g / 1.46lb Warranty: Limited 1-Year List Price: US $7,995 | UK £ | DE € Current Price: Amazon DESCRIPTION OF THE LEICA M10-D COMING SOON PHOTOS OF THE LEICA M10-D
    Leica M10-D + Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH - Front Leica M10-D - Back Leica M10-D - Top Leica M10-D + Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH - Side View
    LEICA M10-D VIDEO REVIEW COMING SOON LEICA M10-D TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION LEICA M10-D TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION TYPE OF CAMERA & OPTICS Camera Type Compact digital rangefinder system camera Lens Mount Type Leica M Bayonet with additional sensor for 6-bit coding Lens Type N/A IMAGE SENSOR Sensor Type CMOS Crop Factor 1× Sensor Size Full Frame (35.8 × 23.9mm) Low-Pass Filter No Data Effective Pixels 24MP Total Sensor Pixels No Data Sensor Pixel Size No Data Sensor Dynamic Range No Data Image Ratio 3:2 Maximum Resolution 5952 × 3992 Other Resolutions 5952 x 3968 (JPEG, 24MP) 4256 x 2932 (12MP) 2976 x 1984 (6MP) Image Stabilization No Pixel Shift Technology No Dust Reduction System No Data PROCESSOR Processor Maestro II EXPOSURE Exposure Metering System Through the lens (TTL), with working aperture Metering Methods Multi Center-Weighted Spot Exposure Modes Choice of automatic shutter speed control with manual aperture pre-selection - aperture priority A, or manual shutter speed and aperture setting Exposure Bracketing No Data SENSITIVITY Native ISO Sensitivity 100-50000 Lowest ISO 100 Highest ISO 50000 WHITE BALANCE White Balance Presets 8 White Balance Bracketing No Data FILE SYSTEM Maximum Color Depth No Data Uncompressed Formats RAW Other Formats 5952 x 3968 4256 x 2932 2976 x 1984 FOCUS Autofocus No Data Manual Focus Yes Number of Autofocus Points No Data Autofocus Sensitivity No Data Autofocus Modes No Data Focus Peaking No Autofocus Stacking No Autofocus Fine Tune No Eye Autofocus No SHUTTER Shutter Type All-metal die cast magnesium body, leather covering. Brass top panel and base. Slowest Shutter Speed 8sec Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Fastest Electronic Shutter Speed No Data Bulb Shutter Mode No Data Shutter Release Modes No Data Top Shooting Speed No Data Buffer Size No Data Silent Shutter Yes Shutter Life Expectancy No Data Self-Timer Yes (2 or 12 secs) VIEWFINDER Viewfinder Type Optical (rangefinder) Viewfinder Resolution N/A Viewfinder Coverage 100% Viewfinder Magnification 0.73× SCREEN Articulated LCD No Screen Type N/A Screen Size N/A Screen Dots N/A Touch Screen N/A FLASH Built-In Flash No Accessory Shoe Yes Flash Bracketing No Data Flash Modes Using flash symbol LED Flash Sync Speed 1/180s (1/180s; slower shutter speeds can be used, if working below sync speed: Automatic changeover to TTL linear flash mode with HSS compatible Leica system flash units) Dedicated Flash System TTL VIDEO FEATURES Video Resolutions N/A Movie File Formats N/A Video Compression N/A Movie Metering N/A Maximum Recording Time N/A Time Code N/A Movie Log Gamma Output N/A Movie Highlight Display (Zebras) N/A Audio Format N/A Time-Lapse Recording Yes STORAGE Storage Types SD cards up to 2GB SDHC cards up to 32GB SDXC cards up to 2TB Card Slots 1× CONNECTIVITY USB No Data HDMI No Microphone Port No Headphone Port No Wi-Fi Functionality Yes Built-In Bluetooth No NFC No Data Remote Control Yes (via cable trigger) GPS Yes Optional Only with Leica Visoflex viewfinder attached, available as an accessory MENU Total Settings No Data Supported Languages German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Korean POWER Battery Type BP-SCL5 Battery Life No Data Battery Charger Yes AC Adapter No Data Internal Charging Supported No Data Vertical Battery Grip No Data PHYSICAL FEATURES Body Material Magnesium Alloy Weather Sealed Yes Operating Environment 0-40°C Dimensions (W × H × D) 139 × 38 × 80mm 5.47 × 1.5 × 3.15″ Weight 660g 1.46lb WARRANTY Warranty Limited 1-Year PRICE MSRP US $7995 | UK £ | DE € LEICA M10-D SPEC COMPARISON COMING SOON LEICA M10-D REVIEW COMING SOON LEICA M10-D DISCUSSION FORUM LEICA M10-D FILES TO DOWNLOAD COMING SOON LEICA M10-D IMAGE SAMPLES COMING SOON LEICA M10-D VIDEO SAMPLE COMING SOON LEICA M10-D ORDER LINKS Leica M10-D - COMING SOON Please, support us and shop with affiliate links. THANKS! 🙂 View full gear record
  12. Only recently the FeiyuTech's offer got expanded by new gimbals intended for professional users of reflex and mirrorless cameras as well as smartphones. On FeiyuTech AK4000 gimbal we will be able to mount reflex cameras with the maximum weight of 4kg; on AK2000 – mirrorless cameras with the maximum weight of 2.8kg. The control over such heavy devices is to be ensured by modern motors with high power and more effective chips working with new advanced algorithms. In “heavy” gimbals, a number of new solutions enabling control over the gimbal work and providing a possibility of adjusting sharpness, zoom or white balance of the still and motion picture cameras (only in compatible devices) have been implemented. The gimbals are equipped with touch displays with the control panel – it will be possible to expand them in the future. 1). FeiyuTech AK4000 Besides a touch LCD screen mentioned before, on the housing of the new FeiyuTech devices we will find the USB connector, to which we will be able to connect a set of focus control, a multi-functional Magic Ring knob and additional buttons enabling fast access to particular functions, e.g. the change of gimbal's sensitivity. The gimbals have five stabilization modes, the selfie mode and auto panorama. They are also compatible with the Feiyu ON mobile application. AK4000 and AK2000 are modular constructions – it means that in the future it will be possible to expand them by additional accessories and handles which are to appear in the producer's offer. A fully-charged battery (depending on the weight of the used still or motion picture camera) should enable 12 hours of continuous work. The devices are equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Together with the already-described AK4000 and AK2000 gimbals, the producer has presented a gimbal dedicated for smartphones – FeiyuTech SPG2. Here, also modern brushless motors and a new algorithm controlling the stable work of the device have been applied. The gimbal, in comparison to its “older” brothers is equipped with a much smaller display, but we still have a multi-functional Magic Ring knob at our disposal. The users who present their works in social media have a possibility of working vertically and horizontally. The gimbal is also equipped with the microphone connector. 2). FeiyuTech SPG2 SPG 2 offers 5 stabilization modes, auto panorama, portrait modes and two-channel Bluetooth communication. The gimbal cooperates with Vicool and Feiyu ON applications. A fully-charged battery enables 14 hours of continuous work. The prices of the FeiyuTech gimbals are as follows: FeiyuTech AK4000 - $599 FeiyuTech AK2000 - $379 FeiyuTech SPG 2 - $179
  13. MICHAEL GABLER

    Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF Announcement

    Universal lenses with the focal length of 40mm always find many supporters. This should't surprise anyone taking into account a wide spectrum of uses. Soon, to the joy of the users of mirrorless Sony cameras, the 40mm f/2 close focus lens will appear in the Zeiss offer. 1). Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF The optical system of the lens is based on 9 lenses placed in 8 groups. Sharp photographs can be taken from the distance of 24cm with the 1:3,3 zoom. The lens is equipped with the autofocus and we will find a backlit OLED screen, which informs about the focus distance. 2). Zeiss Batis 40mm F2 CF The body of the lens has been sealed. The filters with the diameter of 67mm can be mounted on the front lens. The lens is relatively small, its dimensions are 93 × 91mm and it weighs 361g. The lens should cost €1299.
  14. Viltrox, the company known up to this point as a producer of photography accessories has entered the range of the producers of lenses. The first lenses are manual PFU RBMH 20mm f/1.8 ASPH and PFU RBMH 85mm f/1.8 constructions, intended for use with mirrorless Sony cameras. They are also equipped with the AF motor, dedicated for Fujifilm PFU RBMH 85mm f/1.8 STM cameras. Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm f/1.8 STM is a portrait lens with the autofocus equivalent of 135mm - the lens is for now intended for use with Fujifilm cameras. The optical system consists of 10 lenses placed in 9 groups, the aperture has 9 blades which are moved by STM (the stepper motor). Sharp photographs can be taken from the distance of 80cm. The lens is small, its dimensions are 80 × 92mm and it weighs 636g. 1). Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm f/1.8 STM Viltrox PFU RMBH 85mm f/1.8 lens in the second version is intended for Sony cameras. The construction of the lens does not have the autofocus. The optical system has also changed - 10 lenses in 7 groups. Other parameters look unchanged and the device's weight decreased by 10g. 2). Viltrox PFU RMBH 85mm f/1.8 Viltrox PFU RMBH 20mm f/1.8 ASPH is a manual lens intended for wide-angle camera lovers. The device is based on 12 lenses placed in 9 groups, among which one is the aspherical one and 4 are made of the ED glass. The lens is equipped with the 14-blade aperture - sharp photographs can be taken from the minimum distance of 25cm. 3). Viltrox PFU RMBH 20mm f/1.8 ASPH The lens has the dimensions of 102 × 76.8mm and it weighs 775g - on the front lens we will mount filters with the diameter of 82mm.
  15. MICHAEL GABLER

    LG V40 ThinQ Announcement

    The arms race when it comes to a number of lenses in-built in smartphones has fully unleashed. If you think that 3 lenses at the back of LG V40 ThinQ, which was described today, is a lot, please wait for Samsung A9 – it has four of them! LG V40 ThinQ, besides three lenses placed at the back of the smartphone, is equipped with two front lenses for selfies. The back lenses are in short: 12MP (1.4μm) with the f/1.5 lens and the equivalent of 27mm. 16MP wide-angle module with the equivalent of 16mm and the brightness of f/1.9. 12MP telelens with the light of f/2.4 and the equivalent of 52mm. Taking into account the parameters of the lenses, it seems that we can expect very good results during taking photographs at light deficit. One of the curiosities should be the CineShot mode thanks to which we will be able to record the so-called moving photographs – images on which some of the elements of a static shot move. 1). LG V40 ThinQ Fast AF in the new LG is based on phase-detection pixels. "Artificial intelligence” is also present in the smartphone – at our request, it will crop a photograph for us and propose optimal parameters during photographing a given scene. The first of the two cameras placed at the front of the phone has the resolution of 8MP and the light of f/1.9, the second one has the resolution of 5MP and it is a wide-angle f/2.2 module. By combining their strengths, the cameras take photographs, for instance, with the effect of background blurring and there is also a possibility of controlling its intensity. 2). LG V40 ThinQ LG V40 ThinQ means, of course, not only an impressive number of lenses – the subsystems on the basis of which the smartphone was created are also remarkable. The heart of the device is the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the graphic side is controlled by the Adreno 630 system and the whole construction is supported by 6GB of RAM. The OLED screen has the resolution of 1440 × 31120px (QHD) and the diagonal of 6,4", ppi is 527 and the whole thing has been covered with Gorilla Glass of the fifth generation. The smartphone will be available in the versions with 64 or 128GB of in-built memory. On the housing, we will find a microSD card slot. There is also the Jack 3,5mm headphone connector - the in-build battery has the capacity of 3399mAh. The date of the premiere and the price of LG V40 ThinQ are not known yet.
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