Last Thursday, rumours of a new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art series lens designed specifically for Sony and L mount mirrorless cameras was leaked, with an announcement expected for this week. Now, the first real-world image of the new lens has also leaked, courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors, and boy, is it tiny!
According to a Sony Alpha Rumors, Sigma is getting ready to release a new 85mm f/1.4 Art lens next week for the Sony E mount. Yup, that’s right. “But Sigma already has an E-Mount 85mm f/1.4 Art!”, I hear you cry. Well, yes, they do, but this one’s newly designed specifically for mirrorless use.
With an official announcement only hours away, it seems like there isn’t really much that Sony can tell us that we don’t already know. Between the leaked B&H review and the German press release, just about everything has been revealed. But here are a few more leaked images showing features of the Sony A7S III, menus and accessories.
The images come via Sony Alpha Rumors, along with some screenshots of the menu system and other photos showing the camera in use. It seems that some of the screenshots and other photos have all been taken directly from the B&H review video, so if you want to see those will full commentary, best to check that post.
It’s the one feature that Canon EOS M mirrorless shooters have been begging for years to get. It’s what the early adopters of Canon’s EOS R and EOS RP cameras have been asking for, too. In-body image stabilisation. It’s a feature that many of Canon’s competitors have had for years, and now Canon has finally introduced it themselves with the EOS R5 and EOS R6.
But it seems that the EOS M shooters are likely to be satisfied, too, as Canon Rumors reports that IBIS is something that we’re “likely” to see in upcoming EOS M cameras.
The Nikon Z5 camera is almost here. Rumours of a July announcement came last month, and now we’re only four days away from the expected July 21st announcement. And while some of the previously rumoured lenses aren’t now expected to be announced at the same time, we will apparently be hearing about one, the Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 and a couple of teleconverters.
With the announcement this close, it’s no surprise that serial-leaker, Nokishita has managed to uncover the specs for the upcoming camera, and they’ve posted them to their platform of choice, Twitter.
As you can see from the embedded YouTube video above, Blackmagic is going live in a few hours to announce “new developments in cameras”. Blackmagic does “camera updates” like this fairly regularly, but usually, they come with a pretty big announcement. Sometimes it’s a major firmware update that adds major new functionality and sometimes it’s a whole new camera.
If it is a new camera, though, what could it be? With all the talk of the EOS R5 over the last few months and its full-frame 8K RAW, might Blackmagic be getting to release a new challenger? Could they be announcing an update to the Pocket 6K? A “Pocket 6K Pro” with a full-frame sensor that doesn’t overheat after 20 minutes?
While the Olympus name is maybe going away, it’s not gone yet and it’s been said that they still have another camera and lens to release this year. Now it looks like we know what they both are, how much they’ll cost and when they’re expected to be released.
Both of them are expected to be announced this year and to start shipping a couple of months from now. The camera will be the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV, following up to 2017’s OM-D E-M10 Mark III, while the lens will be the M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS, for which there was a development announcement last November.
While Canon is preparing to officially announce the EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras in a couple of days, more information is leaking early, including a photo posted to Canon Watch that reveals more information about the EOS R5’s video modes. We’ve also received a tip here at DIYP from a trusted reliable source that reports some interesting details about both the EOS R5 and EOS R6.
Well, it looks like Nikon has been doing at least a little work behind the scenes when it comes to their cameras. As well as the anticipated Nikon Z5 announcement at some point soon, it appears they’ve also been working on the second generation Z6s and Z7s cameras, too according to a report from Nikon Rumors.
They’ve even released a few specs for the new cameras and it looks like Nikon might have actually listened to the feedback from Nikon Z6 and Z7 owners. While the cameras will mainly be incremental updates keeping the same sensors, they’re expected to get at least a couple of significant upgrades.
Well, a July 9th announcement for the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless bodies looks to be pretty much confirmed now as Canon websites across the world are putting up pages teasing the event, with Canon Japan even including a countdown timer.
The date had previously been rumoured, but nothing was official, until now. Obviously Canon hasn’t come right and said that this is for the EOS R5 and EOS R6, but given that they’re billing it as “our largest product launch to date”, it probably is – especially given the list of speakers.