Both items are expected to be announced later today. As well as the Sony A7cr and 16-35mm GM II, we’re also expecting to hear about the successor to the popular Sony A7c (buy here) vlogging camera, the Sony A7c II.
The first photos of Nikon’s upcoming full-frame retro-inspired mirrorless camera, the Nikon Zf, have leaked, courtesy of Nikon Rumors. The photos show a number of aspects of the camera and its overall design.
They also let us get a look at some of the details, like where certain buttons are located and whether it has a fixed screen like the Df or a flippy-out display like the Zfc (buy here). There’s also a short video.
It’s not much of a surprise that this lens was going to be huge. Just the concept of a 14mm f/1.4 brings up a very large lens in one’s head. But the first photos of Sigma’s upcoming 14mm f/1.4 DG DN Art series lens have leaked, courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors.
The new lens is expected to be announced on June 8th at 8am Eastern, and Sigma has set up an online stage event for that date. There’s no word on how much the new lens will cost yet, but as well as the photos, the rumoured specs leaked last month, and they don’t appear to be any different now.
7Artisans seems to be preparing to launch a new lens. An image has leaked of a 24mm f/1.4 lens for APS-C cameras, with a wide range of mounts. The list includes Sony E, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds, Canon RF, Canon EF-M and Nikon Z, although there’s no word as to which mounts may come first or when.
Being a 7Artisans lens, it’s pretty much a sure thing that it will be a manual focus lens. That it’s being released for Canon RF and Nikon Z mount cameras also suggests that it won’t have electronic contacts to pass EXIF and other data between the camera and lens.
Viltrox is planning to release a number of new lenses, according to a post on Weibo. A number of images of one of them, the Viltrox AF 16mm F1.8 for Sony E mount cameras, have also been shared. The lens is designed for full-frame cameras and despite being extremely wide angle, it features a standard 77mm filter thread rather than the usual bulbous front of similar lenses.
As well as the 16mm f/1.8, Viltrox is also said to be releasing a new full-frame AF 28mm f/1.8 for Sony E-Mount and two APS-C lenses. The first is a 75mm f/1.2 for Sony E mount and a 27mm f/1.2 for Fuji X mount – neither of which appear to be autofocus lenses. There’s no word yet on when any of the lenses are coming, but here’s the translated (thanks to Sony Alpha Rumors) report.
DJI made a not-so-subtle teaser about an impending DJI Inspire 3 drone announcement a few days ago. That announcement is expected later today, although a brochure has leaked showing off all of its specifications. It will contain a full-frame sensor capable of shooting 8K footage at up to 75fps and 4K at up to 120fps with no cropping. It’ll include both CinemaDNG and ProRes RAW codecs, with up to 14+ stops of dynamic range.
It will also offer timecode support through a dedicated 3.5mm port to sync it up with other cameras and includes a 1TB DJI ProSSD for recording all your footage to. With a flight time of 28 minutes, 6-direction obstacle avoidance, a dedicated FPV camera, a max range of 15km, and a selection of 18mm, 24mm, 35mm and 50mm lenses to pick from, it’s certainly going to turn some heads.
Last week, we reported that Sigma was expecting to announce three new lenses soon. Two of these lenses would be for full-frame cameras. One is a 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and the other is a 17mm f/4 DG DN Contemporary. The third is an APS-C lens, the 23mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary. They’re expected to be announced next week, and we’ve already seen some rumoured specs.
Now, the first photo of the Sigma 23mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens appears to have leaked. Not surprisingly, it looks very much like the other f/1.4 APS-C primes in Sigma’s DC DN lineup and brings the range up to a total of five lenses; Four primes and one 18-50mm f/2.8 zoom zoom lens. It’s now also been rumoured that the new lenses are expected to be announced on April 3rd.
Samyang seems to be working on a new autofocus 75mm f/1.8 lens, according to a leaked promotional image. What makes this different from their existing autofocus 75mm f/1.8 lens? Well, it looks like this one’s not going to be available for just Sony E Mount. This one’s coming for Fuji X mount, which means this is also likely going to be an APS-C lens. The previous Samyang 75mm f/1.8 for Sony is full-frame.
There’s no word yet on when the lens will be officially released, although it marks the second autofocus lens in Samyang’s X mount lineup since Fuji opened up the system to third parties. It joins Samyang’s 12mm f/2 for Fuji X, but with two lenses at such extremes, when are they going to start filling in the rest of the range in between?
It appears Sigma’s not the only one with a 50mm f/1.4 announcement this month. In fact, they’re not even the only ones announcing one for Sony E mount cameras. It looks like Sony’s getting ready to announce one, too. It’s the new Sony 50mm f/1.4 GM and the latest rumours suggest it’s coming on February 21st.
Despite an announcement being a little over a week away, though, a photo of the new lens has leaked. Of course, it has. They always do these days. There aren’t many specs about the new lens yet, although there are a few, and there are some new ones we can see from the image itself.
After a little bit of a specs leak last week, photos of the upcoming OM System M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO lens have now leaked, along with a price. There doesn’t seem to be anything in the way of new specs, but a selection of images shows what the lens looks like on its own, in a full macro rig with flash, its various accessories, along with some examples apparently shot using the lens.
The lens is still expected to be announced tomorrow, although there’s no word on exactly when it’ll be available or start shipping yet. According to the latest leaks, though, it’s expected to have a price of 231,000 yen in Japan. This seems pretty high, as that equates to around $1,750. That’s an awful lot of money for a macro lens of this focal length and aperture.