What to Expect Next from Nikon ? (September 2019)

What to expect from Nikon ? Here are the latest updates for the upcoming Nikon DSLR and mrrorless cameras as well as new lenses.

In this September 2019 edition of “What to expect from Nikon” , you’ll get the latest news and rumors in one place. Continue reading “What to Expect Next from Nikon ? (September 2019)”

Canon EOS R Firmware 1.3.0 & EOS RP Firmware 1.2.0 Released

Canon released new firmware updates for Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless cameras.  The main change is the support for the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens.

The 24-240mm includes Dynamic Image Stabilization rated to five stops. When not in use for manual focusing, a customizable control ring can be used to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO.

The lens weighs 26.4oz / 750g and balances much better on the EOS RP. At wide angle it offers a minimum focus distance of 0.50m / 1.64ft and 0.78m / 2.56ft at telephoto. Unfortunately for outdoorsy photographers, it lacks weather-sealing. Continue reading “Canon EOS R Firmware 1.3.0 & EOS RP Firmware 1.2.0 Released”

Sony a6200 & a6700 Rumored to be Announced on August 29th

Sony is rumored to announce two new APS-c mirrorless cameras next week on August 29th, 2019. The products in question are the Sony a6200 and a6700.

According to recent reports Sony a6200 will be the entry-level APS-C E-mount that will replace the current a600. The second product would be the Sony a6700 which will replace currently the A6500. This will be the new flagship APS-c model.

The next camera will be an updated version of A6500 so the name of this model could be the Sony A6700. For this next model sensor should be the better than the Fujifilm X-T3 and on the video side 4k@60p 10 bit becomes very important in the market. Check out the first rumored Sony a6700/a7000 specs below. Continue reading “Sony a6200 & a6700 Rumored to be Announced on August 29th”

Canon EOS 90D Specifications Leaked: 32.5MP, 10 fps, 4K Video, DIGIC 8

Here are the leaked specifications and promo video of the upcoming Canon EOS 90D DSLR camera. The official announcement will be on August 28th, 2019.

The EOS 90D is a powerful, fully equipped interchangeable lens camera providing you with everything you need at your fingertips to advance your photography and video skills. The EOS 90D shoots a fast 10 frames per second continuous shooting with full autofocus tracking. Paired with the 3” vari-angle LCD touch screen, the EOS 90D allows you to get creative and photograph your subject from any angle. The camera also comes equipped with a 32.5 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot 4K 30p and Full HD 120p movies. Continue reading “Canon EOS 90D Specifications Leaked: 32.5MP, 10 fps, 4K Video, DIGIC 8”

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Specifications Leaked: 32MP, 14fps, 4K Video

Here are the leaked specifications and promo video of the upcoming Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera. The official announcement will be on August 28th, 2019.

The EOS M6 Mark II is a stylish, compact and lightweight mirrorless camera that doesn’t compromise on speed or quality whether you’re shooting stills or movies. The EOS M6 Mark II features the option to add on an Electronic Viewfinder so you can shoot the way that feels most comfortable to you. Enjoy a high image quality with the camera’s 32.5 megapixel APS-C sensor. Ensure you never miss the shot with a maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 14 fps and a maximum RAW burst mode of approximately 30fps. Continue reading “Canon EOS M6 Mark II Specifications Leaked: 32MP, 14fps, 4K Video”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability

Venus Optics unveil the pricing and availability of the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras.

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens is an 8mm equivalent fisheye prime specially designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On the contrary to the Laowa ‘Zero-D’ wide angle lenses, the new 4mm fisheye lens is designed to create an extremely distorted fisheye perspective.

The lens is currently available to pre-order for $199, with first shipment expected to start in mid Aug 2019. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye Specs, Price and Availability”

Rumors : Sony RX1R III to be Announced Soon

Sony is rumored to announce third version of its RX1R series full frame compact camera. According to recent reports the next camera would be the Sony RX1R III.

After the announcement of Sony a7R IV and RX100 VII, there are still two new unannounced camera codes registered (WW594724 and WW642826). This means two more Sony camera announcements within 1-2 months are coming.

Sony RX1R II replacement is on the horizon and it is expected to be announced soon (in the second half of 2019). The upcoming RX1R III or RX2 could feature with Sony a7R IV‘s 60MP full frame CMOS sensor.  Continue reading “Rumors : Sony RX1R III to be Announced Soon”

Tamron Issued Compatibility Notices for Lenses Adapted to Nikon Z6 & Z7

Tamron has just issued the compatibility notices for a number of its Di and Di II lenses regarding issues that arise when shooting on Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 with their respective first-party lens adapters.

Notice about Nikon Z6 and Z7 compatibility

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.

We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Nikon Z6 & Z7 with “Nikon mount adapter FTZ”.

  1. NEW F/W UPDATE COMING SOON

    To be released on 7 August, 2019 (Click here for the updating process.)
    SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Nikon

    Planned to release in September, 2019 (Exact date will be announced once they are decided.)
    70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Nikon
    SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Nikon
    100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Nikon

  2. PLANNED TO BE RELEASED (RELEASE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ONCE THEY ARE DECIDED.)

    10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Nikon
    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) for Nikon (*)
    SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Nikon
    SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A030) for Nikon (*)
    SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon
    SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Nikon (*)

  3. F/W READILY AVAILABLE (UPDATING TO THE LATEST VERSION CONFIRMS COMPATIBILTY.)

    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon
    17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon
    18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Nikon
    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Nikon
    SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon
    SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon

  4. OPERATIONAL ONLY IN MF (NO PLAN FOR NEW F/W.)

    SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09) for Nikon (*)
    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Nikon (*)
    SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Nikon (*)
    SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 (Model 272E) for Nikon (*)

  5. (*) Not supported in TAP-in Console.

    [Note]
    a. All Nikon-mount models released after in May, 2019 are compatible with Nikon Z6 and Z7.
    b. F/W updates can be performed using Tamrons TAP-in Console (sold seperately) or by visiting your local Tamron Service Center.

Patent: Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens

Canon has filed a new patent of a very fast constant aperture with 50-80mm focal range. The patent application is for Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens that is designed for company’s full frame mirrorless cameras.

There were rumors floating around that Canon is working on some crazy RF lenses that could be announced in the near future. This patent from USPTO almost confirms that Canon may announce a new RF lens called RF 50-80mm f/1.1 lens.  Continue reading “Patent: Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1 Lens”