Earlier this year, Canon announced the development of six new RF mount lenses. While some of them are already available for orders, Canon has left us waiting longer for RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. But, according to some sources, there’s not much more to wait. The “holy trinity” of lenses could be coming as soon as this week, and we already know the prices. Well, at least the rumored ones.
Canon caved in. Up until a year ago, every Canon-oriented post was accompanied by a slew of comments demanding a good mirrorless from Canon. And finally, Canon caved in. Not to the comments on this blog, I guess, but to the unavoidable progress, and the demand from the masses. Canon released the EOS-R line. So does it make any sense for Canon to release a DSLR after already jumping into the mirrorless world? I mean, they just leaked a 90D DSLR…. Tech Radar thinks that the answer is yes, and has some compelling reasons. You can hope over to TR and read the full story, let me bring some of their points here, as I would love to know if you think this move from Canon makes any sense.
Photographer Mathieu Stern has built an admirable collection of rare, weird, super-cheap and DIY lenses so far. With his latest finding, he kinda brought all of this together. He laid his hands on a Cinestar 75mm f/1.9, a cinema projector lens. After making his own adapter, he used it on a Sony a7 III and tested it in a video. If you are a swirly bokeh fan, you’re gonna love it.
Judging from recent patent applications from Canon, we might see two new zoom lenses for the EOS R system: a 17-70mm and a 52-83mm f/1.2 lens. They both include multiple optical formulas, which could mean that we’ll see them in production in the future.
Tamron is about to announce as many as four new lenses, according to a recently published teaser video. Although there isn’t too much information, the users have their own predictions and hopes for the upcoming lenses.
After launching the world’s first pinhole lens with a variable aperture, Thingify is presenting another awesome innovation for filmmakers and photographers. The Pinhole Pro X is the world’s first zoom pinhole lens. Designed for various mirrorless, DLSR, and Micro 4/3 mounts, it will give you that vintage lo-fi look no matter which camera you’re using.
Rumor has it that Canon is about to announce EOS 90D as soon as this month. But, it appears to be more than just a rumor. A promotional video for 90D has leaked, along with the one for M6 Mark II. Both videos show the looks of the upcoming cameras, but more importantly – they also reveal all major specs of both models.
Expert Imaging and Sound Association Awards (EISA) has announced its selection of the best photo gear of 2019. Nikon Z 6 was proclaimed the Camera of the Year, but there are a few more awarded cameras in other categories – all of them mirrorless.
Drones have become widespread in photography and filmmaking, and their applications keep growing. Researchers at UC Berkeley’s High Performance Robotics Laboratory (HiPeRLab) have created a drone that shrinks mid-flight so it can squeeze through small spaces.