Hasselblad has expanded their XCD lens system for three new lenses and a teleconverter ahead of Photokina 2018. The latest additions to the X-system are the XCD 2,8/135, the XCD 4/21 and the XCD 1,9/80 – the latter being Hasselblad’s fastest lens ever with the aperture of f/1.9.
If you were hoping for an A7SIII or A7000 announcement, then you’re out of luck. There were no new gear announcements from Sony during their press event at Photokina yesterday. Apparently, though, they plan to bring Animal Eye AF to their cameras.
Well, this is a pleasant surprise that’s going to make a lot of Fuji shooters very happy. Particularly those with the GFX 50S. Phase One has teamed up with Fuji to offer support for all Fuji models, including Fujifilm Film Simulations, and tethered support for a bunch of Fuji camera models.
There still aren’t really many details, but it does increase the resolution from the S2’s 37.5MP up to 64MP. sure, it might not be quite as high resolution as the GFX 100S Fuji announced yesterday, but that’s still pretty impressive.
Fujifilm has announced the latest addition to its instant camera family. The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 is coming to replace the Instax Square SQ10, which was released last year. Just like its predecessor, it’s an analog-digital hybrid. But along with other improvements, it packs an interesting innovation for an instant camera: video shooting.
Sorry, completely skipped this one in the last Sigma press event post. I was distracted by full frame freaking Foveon! But that’s not all they’ve mentioned today. Sigma has now officially announced the five new “Global Vision” lenses (that’s the collective name for their Art, Sport & Contemporary lenses) that leaked last week.
Well, holy cow! This is what I was hoping Sigma might say, but I never expected it to happen. Sigma has just announced that they’re releasing a new full frame Foveon sensor camera in 2019 that uses the Leica L mount. And it’s not just a current Foveon scaled up to full frame, either. It’s an entirely new generation of Foveon sensor. Well, we did know they were working on one. Now we know what it was for!
They’ve also announced Sigma SA, Sigma EF (which includes Canon’s, too), Leica M and Leica PL mount to L mount adapters. This means that right off the bat, the new Panasonic, Sigma and Leica L mount cameras will have access to a huge amount of existing lenses.
After plenty of rumors about the affordable and compact Fujifilm GFX 50R and the 100MP GFX 100S, now it’s official: Fujifilm has launched the GFX 50R for preorders and announced the development of the GFX 100S. The GFX 50R retails for $4,500, which isn’t exactly a pocket change, but it’s still $1,350 cheaper than the Fujifilm GFX 50S.