Thursday, 30 June 2016

News and Rumours: Canon, Fuji, Olympus, Sigma, Sony, Cactus and Metabones

In this week's summary:

  • The Canon 1D X sensor gets reviewed by DXOMark and seems to be a Nikon D5 killer.
  • The Fuji XT2 is to be announced very soon, as well as a Hasselblad competitor.
  • Some info about the Olympus E-M1 II.
  • Sigma has announced the pricing and availability for the sd Quattro.
  • Sony announces more delays to cameras and lenses.
  • Cactus has announced the the Cactus V6 II.
  • Metabones have brought out a seemingly ill advised firmware update to the Canon to Sony Smart Adapter IV.

The DxOMark overall mark for 1DX and D5 is the same, but is that the full story?

Thursday, 16 June 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Phottix Sony, Adobe, Affinity, Instagram and VSCO

Apologies that there was no update last week; I was away. One thing I did notice looking back on the last two weeks is how much more random posts the mirrorless rumour sites seem to make compared to the main Canon and Nikon rumour sites. But, for you gentle reader, that's no problem as you can come here to miss all that nonsense and just find out the summarised, core news.

The biggest news I can report, which I haven't seen on any other news or rumour site, is that Phottix is finally shipping the new Sony Odin II! For another surprise from Phottix to Sony users, read below!

Other news in this two week summary:
  • Canon - Canon rumors reveal the current Canon roadmap, and a reported Canon 5D Mark IV sighting.
  • Fuji - More info on the upcoming Fuji X-T1 Mark 2.
  • Nikon - The DL series of compact cameras is finally expected to ship at the end of this month (June 30).
  • Panasonic - A new, expensive, 12mm f1.4 Panasonic-Leica badged lens has been announced.
  • Pentax - A new APS-C DSLR and zoom lens are announced.
  • Phottix - The Sony Odin II is finally shipping, with Indra support for Sony Odin!
  • Sony - A new FE fast prime is rumoured to come this year.
  • Adobe - New versions of Lightroom and Camera Raw are available.
  • Affinity - A version of Affinity Photo for iPad is being developed.
  • Instagram - The dreaded, and unpopular, curated feeds are being rolled out to all users.
  • VSCO - A new app for Anfroid and iOS is coming soon.

43 Rumors have released this leaked image of the Olympus E-PL8.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Nikon, Olympus, Sony/Zeiss, Nissin and DxO Optics

In this week's summary:

  • Nikon - DPReview reviews the D5, and some early rumours of a new mirrorless system.
  • Olympus - New PRO lenses coming.
  • Sony - Reports next Zeiss Loxia will be telephoto, and delays from earthquake aftermath.
  • Nissin - the new Nissin i60A for Sony has been delayed until August.
  • DxO Optics - DxO OpticsPro 11 has been released with advanced noise reduction.
  • Huawei/Leica - DPReview has reviewed the Huawei P9 camera.

The one touch zoom on the Nikon D5 sounds very convenient for review.