Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

This 18mm full-frame equivalent ultra-wide-angle lens is constructed of 12 elements in nine groups, including two aspherical elements, two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and one Ultra High Refractive Index (UHR) element. Other features include a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum focusing distance of 9.5cm (3.7”) with a 0.25x maximum magnification ratio and a 55mm front filter thread. The lens measures 52mm (2”) long by 61mm (2.4”) in diameter and weighs 130g (4.6oz).

The Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens will be on sale from late July 2022 for $499.99. Pre-Orders are available at B&HphotoAdoramaAmazon. Continue reading “Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds”

Fujifilm X-H2S to Shoot up to 40 fps in electronic shutter

AAccording to latest Fuji rumors,  the upcoming Fujifilm X-H2S will shoot up to 40fps in electronic shutter! If we see this shooting speeds, this new camera will have the fastest fps in the world. Check out some of the values of flagship mirrorless cameras in the world:

So, on paper, the X-H2S will be significantly superior to those cameras in terms of bursts. Continuous shooting at 40 frames / sec is meaningless without a hit rate of at least 80%. Otherwise, it is a function only on the spec sheet and cannot be used in actual shooting. Continue reading “Fujifilm X-H2S to Shoot up to 40 fps in electronic shutter”

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs leaked

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs have been leaked online.

Venus Optics will announce the new Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens for Sony E mount, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts. The officiall announcement will be on May 23, 2022.

Here are the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens Specs

  • 13 sheets in 10 groups (3 ED lenses and 3 high-refractive)
  • 13 diaphragm blades
  • Shortest shooting distance 20.4cm
  • Filter size 67mm
  • Size 74 x 120mm
  • Weight 619g
  • mount Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / Leica L

List of Most Sold Cameras and Lenses in Japan for Q1 2022

Check out the list of most sold cameras and lenses in Japan during Q1 of 2022. BCNranking collected the detailed sales from around half of the japans stores. The Sony A6100 was the best selling Sony camera while Tamron  leads for the lens category.

Cameras:

  1. Canon EOS Kiss M2 Double Zoom Kit White
  2. Canon EOS Kiss M2 Double Zoom Kit Black
  3. Canon EOS RP / RF24-105 IS STM Lens Kit
  4. Sony α6100 Double Zoom Lens Kit Black
  5. Sony α7 IV
  6. OM Digital PEN E-PL10 EZ Double Zoom Kit White
  7. Canon EOS Kiss M Double Zoom Kit White
  8. Sony α6400 Double Zoom Lens Kit Silver
  9. Nikon Z 50 Double Zoom Kit
  10. Panasonic LUMIX G100 standard zoom lens with tripod grip

Lenses:

  1. Tamron 28-75mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 Model A063
  2. Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Model A071
  3. OM SYSTEM M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II
  4. Canon EF50mm F1.8 STM
  5. Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary (Sony E mount)
  6. Tamron 18-300mm F / 3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Model B061 (Sony E mount)
  7. Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM
  8. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f / 1.8G
  9. Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
  10. Fujifilm Fujinon Lens XF35mmF1.4 R

Rumors : Fujifilm X-H2S to Feature 4K/120p (and 6K)

The Fujifilm X-H2 will be the first X-series camera to introduce a new sensor and new image processor. As we reported earlier the highly anticipated Fujifilm X-H2s and X-H2 cameras are expected to be announced separately. The Fujifilm X-H2S is the 26 megapixel stacked sensor X-H2. The high resolution Fujifilm X-H2 with 40 megapixel will be launched after the Fujifilm X-H2S.

According to latest Fuji rumors, Fujifilm X-H2S will be compatible with both CFexpress and SD Cards. The high-end APS-mirrorless cameras will also offer 4K/120p and record 6K video. More details can be found below : Continue reading “Rumors : Fujifilm X-H2S to Feature 4K/120p (and 6K)”

Canon EOS R7, R10, RF-S 18-45mm & 18-150mm Lenses Coming on May 24, 2022

The Canon EOS R7, EOS R10, RF-S 18-45mm IS & 18-150mm Lenses have been added to Canon’s latest product list. The official announcement will be on May 24, 2022.

The Canon EOS R10 will become the entry-level RF Mount camera with APS-C image sensors. This camera will be the successor to the Canon EOS M6 Mark II which was recently discontinued by Canon.

We expect both the Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 to get announced along with some RF-S lenses on May 24, 2022. Here are the rumored specifications for the EOS R7 and EOS R10: Continue reading “Canon EOS R7, R10, RF-S 18-45mm & 18-150mm Lenses Coming on May 24, 2022”

DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone announced with 4K/60 Video and 48MP Stills

DJI unveils its new Mini 3 Pro drone with 4K/60 video, 48MP stills, obstacle avoidance sensors and more.

The Mini 3 Pro is available to pre-order starting today in various configurations. If you already have a DJI RC-N1 controller from a previous drone, you can purchase the Mini 3 Pro as a standalone unit for $669. If you need the basic remote control, you can purchase the Mini 3 Pro with an RC-N1 for $759. If you’d like the DJI Mini 3 Pro with the new DJI RC Pro, which has a built-in 5.5″ touchscreen, you can purchase the pair as a kit for $909.

DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone Specifications and Features

    • Larger sensor size when compared to the Mavic Mini 2
    • Fast aperture at 1.7 for better low light performance
    • New three-axis mechanical gimbal for improved video stabilization and capturing vertical content
    • 34-minute flight time
    • 4K/60 video capabilities
    • Really quiet during flight
    • FPV Mode giving users a safe introduction to the exciting new type of flying
    • All-new RC controller for improved user flying experience
    • Built-in beginner tutorials and creation ideas
    • DJI FLY App built-in tools
DJI Mini 3 Pro DJI Mini 2 DJI Mini SE
Camera Sensor 1/1.3″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS
Max Video Resolution 4K60 4K30 2.7K30
HDR Output Yes (4K30) No No
Obstacle Avoidance Yes No No
Active Tracking Yes No No
OcuSync Version 03 Ocusync 2.0 N/A
Max Flight Time 34 min with Intelligent Flight Battery

47 min with Intelligent Flight Battery Plus

31 minutes 30 minutes

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Leaked : DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone Specifications

Here are the leaked specifications of the upcoming DJI Mini 3 Pro drone. This will be the successor to the popular Mini 2 drone, which is a highly portable and indeed powerful drone for both photographers and filmmakers.

According to latest DJI rumorsofficial announcement will be on May 10th, 2022. Here are the details:

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Leica Releases Firmware Updates for 10 Different Cameras

Leica released new firmware updates for 10 different cameras (M10-M|M10-P|M10-R|M10-P|M10|M10-DSL2|SL2-S|Q2|Q2-M). Here are the details :

Leica M10

  • Leica M10 Monochrom Firmware 4.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-P ASC Edition Firmware 3.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-R Firmware 30.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-P Firmware 4.22.11.52
  • Leica M10 Firmware 3.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-D Firmware 3.22.11.52

Leica SL2

  • Leica SL2 Firmware.4.0
  • Leica SL2-S Firmware 3.0

Leica Q2

  • Leica Q2 Firmware 4.0
  • Leica Q2 Monochrom Firmware v.2.0

New Leica firmware updates can be downloaded here.

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Review : “SENSATIONAL Image Quality”

Here is a full in-depth Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Review. The Fujinon lens is a must upgrade and had very good reviews upon its launch.

Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR Lens Highlights

  • 15 elements in 10 groups (2 aspherical lenses, 3 ED lenses)
  • minimum 19cm,
  • maximum 0.2x,
  • filter 58mm
  • size φ67×77.8mm
  • 380g

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens: $899.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Lenstips published its full Fujinon XF 23m f/1.4 R LM WR review.  Look at the Pros and Cons that Lenstip identified for the new Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR: Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Review : “SENSATIONAL Image Quality””