Olympus Updates Firmware for E-M1X, E-M II, E-M1 III, E-M5 III Cameras

Olympus released a new firmware update. Version 3.3 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark IIVersion 1.3 for the OM-D E-M1X, Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M5 Mark III and Version 1.1 for OM-D E-M1 Mark III now available for download.

This new firmware provides feature enhancements for photographers and ability to use focus stacking photography with M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens ($1,499 at B&HAdorama).

Check out the details below with download links. See also recent Olympus announcements on OM-D E-M10 Mark IV Camera & M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5.0-6.3 IS Lens. Continue reading “Olympus Updates Firmware for E-M1X, E-M II, E-M1 III, E-M5 III Cameras”

New Firmware Update Ver 1.20 for Sony a7R IV Released

Sony has released the new Firmware Ver 1.20 for Sony a7R IV ($3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama).  The firmware Update 1.20 for Sony a7R IV improves Video AF with the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM lens and improves overall stability. Continue reading “New Firmware Update Ver 1.20 for Sony a7R IV Released”

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens Announced, Price $1,199

Sigma has announced a brand new 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, designed specifically for E-Mount and L-Mount cameras.

The lens features 15 elements, including one aspherical and five SLD (special low dispersion). It has 11 aperture blades and its focus unit is driven by a high-speed stepping motor. The minimum focus distance of the 85mm F1.4 is 0.85m (34″) and the maximum magnification is 0.12x.

The US price is $1,199. Shipping is scheduled to start in late August 2020. Now the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens Announced, Price $1,199”

Video Quality: Canon EOS R5 & R6 vs Sony a7 III & a7R IV (8K 4K 60 fps & 120 fps)

Video Quality: Canon EOS R5 & R6 vs Sony a7 III & a7R IV (8K 4K 60 fps & 120 fps) !

The Canon EOS R5 is a 8K30p capable flagship mirrorless camera while the Canon EOS R6 is the best value 4K60p model. Tony Northrup tested the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 video quality, and he compared them against the Sony a7 III and Sony a7R IV. Check it out ! Continue reading “Video Quality: Canon EOS R5 & R6 vs Sony a7 III & a7R IV (8K 4K 60 fps & 120 fps)”

Sony “WW850128” Camera Registered. Possible Sony a5 Model ?

After Sony announced the new video-centric full-frame mirrorless camera Sony Alpha a7S III (AmazonB&HAdorama), a new camera named “WW850128″ is now registered.

This is the previously registered WW850128 camera now also registered at Taiwan NCC. According to leaked info, this camera could be an entry-level full frame mirrorless camera, a possible Sony a5 model.

Sony is rumored announce the Sony a5 – an entry level full frame mirrorless camera that will be priced under $1,000. If it turns out to be true, the Sony a5 will be a great competitor to the $899 Canon EOS RP. Continue reading “Sony “WW850128” Camera Registered. Possible Sony a5 Model ?”

Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens Development Announced

Tamron has officially announced the development of Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount. According to Tamron, this lens is world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens. The release date for this lens is expected in this fall. Continue reading “Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens Development Announced”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS Lens Announced, Price $1,499

Along with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera, Olympus has also unveiled the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens.

It is a super telephoto zoom that is equivalent to 200-800mm when attached to a Micro Four Thirds body, featuring 21 elements, including ED, Super HR and HR glass, as well as a 9-blade aperture, image stabilizer,  minimum focus distance (at all focal lengths) of just 1.3 meters, and the maximum magnification of  0.17x at wide-angle and 0.57x at full telephoto and weather sealed. This new lens costs $1,499, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&HAdorama. It will start shipping from September 8, 2020. Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS Lens Announced, Price $1,499”

Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera Announced, Price $699

Olympus has announced the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV. It is an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera, featuring a 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body image stabilization,  a selfie-friendly LCD, a 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 121-pt contrast-detect autofocus system.

This new camera costs $699 and available for pre-order at  B&HAdoramaAmazon. Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera will start shipping from September 25, 2020. Continue reading “Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera Announced, Price $699”

Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta Released (Adds Support for Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100, Sony ZV1)

Adobe has released the new DNG Converter 12.4 Beta to add the support  for Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100 and Sony ZV1.

Download link: Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta

Support for the following cameras has been added. Visit the Camera Raw page for a complete list of supported cameras. Continue reading “Adobe DNG Converter 12.4 Beta Released (Adds Support for Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, Nikon Z5, Panasonic G100, Sony ZV1)”

Sony a7S III Camera now Available for Pre-order

The newly announced Sony a7S III camera is now available for pre-order at major US stores.  The US price of this full frame mirrorless camera is $3,498 and it is available for sale at AmazonB&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on September 24, 2020.

The new camera features a number of impressive “World Firsts” with the first 12mp full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, an ultra-high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 9.44m dots, and 0.90x magnification.

4K video recording is possible at 120fps (up to 30min), 4K 60fps (up to 60min), and FullHD video at 240fps. The camera can record 4K video at 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, has up to 600mbps recording, and supports dual SD UHS-II or new CFexpress Type-A cards.

The camera supports a completely new memory card type CFexpress Type A, with Sony announcing the CEA-G series, it’s physically smaller than SD cards, and gives upto 800mb/s read, 700mb/s write. A new card reader will be available as well, and the memory card will be available in 80GB / 160GB sizes.

Pre-order links:

Sony a7S III body: $3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony 160GB CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card: $398 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD Memory Card Reader: $118 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Continue reading “Sony a7S III Camera now Available for Pre-order”