After the rare Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7, another interesting lens is soon to be up for an auction: Canon 1200mm f/5.6. Other than being rare, this telephoto monster is also the world’s longest SLR autofocus lens, and it’s an iconic one.
Along with the new PEN E-P7, Olympus has also announced a new ultra-wide zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO is the new autofocus lens with the equivalent focal length range of 16-50mm. If you’re planning to add a wide-angle zoom to your gear bag, let’s see what this new Olympus lens has to offer.
OM Digital Solutions has announced the new Olympus PEN E-P7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. The E-P7 is OM Digital’s first camera release since the acquisition of Olympus by JIP was completed in January. It will be available in Japan and Europe, although it’s apparently not coming to the USA. At least, not yet.
The official announcement confirms that OM Digital will be keeping the Olympus branding for at least the foreseeable future. It features a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor and high-speed TruePic VII processor with “advanced” continuous autofocus and Face/Eye priority performance brought over from the higher end Olympus OM-D cameras.
Sigma has announced a new service for owners of their Sigma fp mirrorless camera. The new service provides a “for-free customisation” of your camera, swapping out the standard buttons and dials of the Sigma fp for those found on the Sigma fp L. That service will cost $150.
While this might not sound like a big deal, I’ve been told by friends who own both the Sigma fp and the Sigma fp L that there is a very different feel between the two cameras, and that the dials and buttons of the fp L are much firmer and less prone to accidentally being knocked, potentially sending your settings all over the place when you least expected it.
More photos of the upcoming Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm f/4 Pro lens have leaked, along with the complete specs. As expected, the new OM Digital lens will carry the Olympus branding. OM Digital has said that they’ve secured the use of the name for the next few years, but exactly how long that might last is unknown.
It’s expected to be announced alongside the Olympus PEN E-P7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, for which images were also recently leaked. There’s no specs for the camera yet, although the complete specs for lens have been leaked, along with an expected price tag of $1,099.
Spotted by OsitaLV, who posted an image to Twitter along with the question “The cheapest DJI drone ever?”, a new DJI drone appears to have popped up at Walmart. But is it really new? According to DroneDJ, no. It’s probably not. In fact, it just looks like a rebranded version of the original DJI Mavic Mini with the new Mavic Air 2 controller.
Despite OsitaLV’s question about it being “the cheapest DJI drone ever”, he didn’t mention a price, and no price appears on the listing on the Walmart website. While the controller is visibly different from that sold with the original Mavic Mini, the specs published at Walmart look pretty much identical.
The Canon EOS R3 is the hot topic in the Canon camp right now. Development of the new camera was announced in April and Canon’s already teasing us with more information about it with features like oversampled 4K video and new AI-powered vehicle tracking AF for motorsports shooters.
Most of us have only seen photos so far, but Gordon Laing managed to not-quite-get-his-hands-on the real thing. In an in-person briefing by Canon about the new camera, he got to at least see one (well, a pre-production model) up close – even if they wouldn’t let him turn it on and use it, or even touch it.
Panasonic director, Yosuke Yamane, in a video posted to the Panasonic Lumix Video YouTube channel has amongst other things, explained the differences between the goals and target market for the Panasonic GH5 Mark II and the Panasonic GH6 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.
The video was actually posted on May 26th, the day after the official launch, although it seems to have gone largely unnoticed. But it dives a little deeper into how the Panasonic GH5 as a product is diverging into what is essentially two separate product lines aimed at different types of user. Filmmakers and YouTubers.
It looks like Nikon isn’t the only one dropping long-overdue new glass today. Photos and bits of info have been leaked over the last few days and now, as expected, it’s Panasonic’s turn. Yup, today, Panasonic has officially announced their new Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 full-frame lens for L mount.
Coming in at around $450, this isn’t an inexpensive lens, given that it’s “just” a 50mm f/1.8 lens. With Canon & Sony still floating around at $200-250 for their 50mm f/1.8 mirrorless lenses, the new Panasonic lens sets expectations pretty high.
Canon has teased some more information about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera. While not expected to ultimately be the highest-end model in Canon’s mirrorless lineup, the EOS R3 is expected to be a pretty high-end camera aimed at sports, wildlife and action shooters as well as photojournalists. And while the majority of its users will no doubt be photographers, it seems it’s no slouch for video, either.
The latest news coming from Canon is that it’ll shoot oversampled 4K video for maximum detail and will offer up to 8 stops of image stabilisation when used in conjunction with a stabilised lens. It will, naturally, feature dual card slots, with one being CFexpress (presumably Type B) and one SD slot (presumably UHS-II).