Japanese lens manufacturer MS Optics has released Aporia 24mm F2, a pancake lens for Leica M-mount. While all pancake lenses are slim and compact, this one is as slim as a lens cap. But it’s a “lens cap” that produces pretty neat photos.
Even thought Tamron has been struggling with lens issues for Nikon and Sony, it looks like that doesn’t stop them from releasing the long-awaited “all in one” lens. After leaked photos and a flyer with some more info, the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is now officially announced. Preorders are open and it should start shipping soon. And just like we assumed, it’s available for Sony E mount only (at least for now).
If you only had one camera and lens you could bring on a desert island, what would they be? Have you ever thought about it? Andrew & Denae have, and they have also asked four other photographers what they think. It’s interesting to see how different their answers are, and we’d also love to hear yours.
The Universal Serial Bus has come a long way as a technology; it is now a standard in today’s electronics and gadgets for work and play.
Computers and peripherals interact through USB ports. As you can see here, legacy serial and parallel ports once dominated the scene. Under this setup, a keyboard, mouse, external monitor, printer, and all other PC accessories have a corresponding custom port to communicate with the computer.
While Sigma is known as a lens company, most people don’t know they also make cameras. That was until the Sigma released the “fp“. The world’s smallest full-frame camera that can shoot 4k DNG raw hit the market.
Sigma has been making cameras for many years though. Not only they use a unique Foveon sensor, but most of their cameras also feature a user-removable IR-cut filter.
Now, shooting Infrared isn’t new – People have been doing it for years! While most cameras can’t shoot infrared there are companies who will remove/modify the IR-cut filter from your camera.
Irix has recently expanded their cinema line of lenses by the addition of a new wide-angle lens, the 15mm T2.6. We have received one of the first batches of this lens, and we started putting it to the test. The results so far are very promising.
As of right now, IRIX has 3 Lenses in their cine-lens lineup. They have the 45mm T1.5, which we reviewed here, the 150mm T3.0, and their 11mm T4.3. With the addition of their new 15mm T2.6, we see that IRIX is slowly building quite the portfolio of lenses. At first, I wondered if the 15mm would maybe be a little too wide and close to the 11mm. However, after some thinking, I thought that this lens would have a lot of use-cases for super 35 and my Blackmagic P4k.
Rokinon/Samyang has today announced their new AF 85mm f/1.4 RF lens for the Canon RF mount. While it appears to simply be a new mount version of their existing AF 85mm f/1.4 for Sony, it presents something of a bargain when it comes to fast portrait glass for Canon’s EOS R mirrorless cameras. The price isn’t quite as good as some might hope, though.
Panasonic has just announced Lumix S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6, a zoom lens designed for full frame L-mount cameras. With it zoom range and close focusing distance it will have you covered in all sorts of shooting situations. And with its relatively low price, it could be a perfect choice as the first lens you’ll ever buy.
Although pretty much everything was revealed through leaks already, Sony has now officially announced their new Sony ZV-1 compact camera. Essentially, it’s a Sony RX100 V, but with design changes and features that make it particularly suited to vloggers and YouTubers – a not-insignificant chunk of customers for cameras like the Sony’s RX100 series and its competitors.
Hoping to draw some of those customers away from the likes of Canon’s G7X Mark III, the 20-megapixel Sony ZV-1 has a flippy out LCD (not flippy up or down), minimised button layout and improved internal microphone, but with a hotshoe on top and a 3.5mm socket to plug in an external microphone.