Thursday, 29 September 2016

N&R: Nikon 1 not dead?

Recently, there was speculation that Nikon has stopped development of the Nikon 1 series of mirrorless cameras. Nikon has explicitly denied this, and there's a bunch of lens patents to back up this claim.

Meanwhile, Phottix has announced a Canon RT compatible version of its Indra 500 TTL studio flash head.

Other than that, a quiet week.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

N&R: Photokina with new cameras and lenses from Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, Tokina and Voigtlander.

This week is all about Photokina, so lets look at a recap of all the new cameras and lenses announced in the last few days;my word there's a lot of them.

Fuji enters the mirrorless medium format arena.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

N&R: Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samyang, Sony, Tokina, Venus Optics, Zeiss and Think Tank.

This week we look at the Canon EOS-M5 release, rumours about Panasonic and Olympus, new lenses for Samyang, Tokina, Venus Optics and Zeiss, and a new roller bag from Think Tank.

The first serious mirrorless from Canon?

Thursday, 8 September 2016

News and Rumours: Apple, Canon, Fuji, Hasselblad, Leica, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony, Tamron, Zeiss, Metz and FlashQ

In this week summary:

  • The long awaited iPhone 7 Plus gets announced with dual cameras.
  • Stylised images of the new Canon EOS-M5 are leaked.
  • Fuji announces monochrome instax film.
  • Hasselblad will soon announce another medium format mirrorless lens.
  • Leica announce a new 6mm macro lens for their TL mirrorless camera.
  • The three new lenses from Olympus have leaked images.
  • More information on the Panasonic G80/G85 cameras.
  • Sigma announce a new series of Cine lenses.
  • Sony will also soon announce a new cine lens.
  • Tamron announces the previously leaked 15-600mm G2 lens.
  • Leaked images of three new Milvus lenses coming from Zeiss.
  • Metz is teasing a new, smaller flash.
  • The FlashQ Q20 small flash should is expected to be released in Q4 this year.

You read it here first: the LightPix Q20 is expected to arrive this year.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

News and Rumours: Canon, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Tamron, Tokina and Venus Optics

In this week's summary:

  • DPReview looks more in depth at the Canon 5D Mark IV's new features;
  • Rumours of the next camera in the Fuji X100 line emerge;
  • As well as two  new cameras and lenses, maybe we can also expect a new flash from Olympus;
  • First specs of the Pansonic GH5 become available;
  • Sony releases another new lens without a prior peep on the rumours sites;
  • Tamron is rumoured to soon announce an update to their 150-600mm lens;
  • Tokina is reported to soon announce a new manual focus lens in Sony FE mount; and
  • Venus Optics releases a teaser indicating they too, will soon announce a new Sony E mount lens.

At last, Sony FE gets a 50mm lens!