Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released

Sony released  new firmware updates for the Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM.

Firmware update version 1.0.1 for A9 II improves the overall stability and performance of the camera while firmware version 02 for 24mm f/1.4 GM (Amazon | B&H Photo Video) and 135mm f/1.4 GM (Adorama | Amazon) lenses improves aperture response when these lenses attached to the ILCE-9, ILCE-9M2 and ILCE-7RM4 camera models.

Please check out the firmware update details below with the download links. Continue reading “Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released”

Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter

Techart releases the TZC-01, an adapter that makes it possible to mount and use autofocus Canon EF lenses on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras

Techart says the TZC-01 will work with EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss. In addition to ‘native’ autofocus performance, the lenses will also maintain aperture control, stabilization features and EXIF data. In total, Techart lists 62 lenses it says are proven compatible with the adapter: Continue reading “Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter”

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Dura Silver now in Stock & Shipping in the US

The new Fujifilm X-Pro3 mirrorless camera (Dura Silver) is now in stock and shipping at major US stores.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 ($1,799): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Latest rangefinder style mirrorless camera designed with a film ethos, the FUJIFILM X-Pro3 is a unique mirrorless camera characterized by its distinct viewfinder design, a hidden LCD screen, and its stylish, rangefinder-inspired design with a dura silver finish. Continue reading “Fujifilm X-Pro3 Dura Silver now in Stock & Shipping in the US”

Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras

Tokina has announced the release of its new atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. It is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses that will include lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.

The Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens features a clean design with high quality optics housed in a beautifully anodized, semi-satin black metal lens barrel. The fast f/1.8 aperture is perfect for portraits, low light shooting and produces beautiful bokeh.

Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will hit shelves around the world on February 7, 2020 for an estimated street price of $500 (preorder it now at BHphoto and Adorama). It will compete against Sony’s already budget-friendly and affordable product, FE 85mm f/1.8 currently sells for $599. Continue reading “Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras”

Leica M10 Monochrom Black and White Camera

Leica Camera launches the new Leica M10 Monochrom. Building on the legendary M-system, Leica is taking digital black-and-white photography to the next level with the launch of the new Leica M10 Monochrom.

The new camera features a new 40.8mp full-frame monochrome CMOS sensor, and is available to purchase now for $8295 Adorama | B&H.

The new sensor has lowered the base ISO from 320 to 160, and Leica also claims an improvement in dynamic range. The camera works with all Leica M-Bayonet mount lenses, and features an ISO range of ISO160 to ISO100,000.

The technical details and the handling of the Leica M10 Monochrom are identical to those of the Leica M10-P. Continue reading “Leica M10 Monochrom Black and White Camera”

Sony A7 IV Coming with Vari-Angle Display

According to the latest rumors, the upcoming Sony A7 IV camera will feature the Vari-angle display and almost the same core features that we see on the Sony A7 III.

As everyone knows, Sony is making more vlogger-friendly and incremental updates of its mirrorless cameras. The Sony A6100,Sony A6400 and Sony A6600 are latest APS-c series cameras with vlog-friendly displays and modest updates.

As with the APS-C flagship cameras, the company are likely to do the same with the Sony A7 IV. With a vlogging-friendly display, we can have modest upgrades in key features.  Continue reading “Sony A7 IV Coming with Vari-Angle Display”

Manfrotto Unveils Pro Rugged Memory Cards

Manfrotto Unveils Pro Rugged Memory Cards Manfrotto has launched a range of memory cards that it claims is the strongest on the market. Comprising of SD, MicroSD and CompactFlash models, the Pro Rugged series is claimed to combine high-speed performance with waterproof, crush-proof and temperature-proof build quality that can withstand extremes of use and conditions.

The Pro Rugged line features SD, microSD, and CF cards that are reportedly three times stronger than regular SD cards. They feature a solid molded plastic design that allows them to withstand over 44 lbs. of impact, -25°C to 85°C temperatures, and water submersion for up to 72 hours (at least for the SD and microSD cards).

The Pro Rugged MicroSD cards are V30 rated, offer 90MB/s read/write speeds and come in 64 and 128GB capacities, while the CompactFlash cards are UDMA 7 rated, offer 160MB/s and 130MB/s read/write speeds and also come in 64/128GB varieties. The CF cards aren’t waterproof but Manfrotto claims they are made from tougher materials than most cards, that they will last longer and that they can withstand a 35kg impact. They are suited to use in temperatures of between freezing and 70 degrees C.

Manfrotto Pro Rugged memory cards are now available through the brand’s website. They have retail prices of $115 for a 64GB SD, $225 for a 128GB SD, $32 for a 64GB microSD, $42 for a 128GB microSD, $80 for a 64GB CF, and $150 for a 128GB CF. The SD cards are currently being offered at 50% off.

Sony Announces New Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT28T)

Sony has announced a new shooting grip, featuring Bluetooth wireless remote control capability. The GP-VPT2BT features a zoom control, and the ability to take movies or stills by pressing a button with your thumb.

Sony GP-VPT28T wireless shooting grip designed to work with a number of Sony cameras. The grip, which also serves as a tripod, uses Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly control the shutter, zoom and more on compatible cameras.

The grip is dust-and-water-resistant and works with the following Sony cameras: a9 II, a9, a7R IV, a7R III, a7 III, a6600, a6400, a6100, and RX100 VII. Continue reading “Sony Announces New Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT28T)”

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4P announced – the world’s lightest medium format lens

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4P medium format mirrorless lens is now officially announced. At 320g and 47mm, this is the world’s lightest medium format lens. The US price is $1,099 (pre-orders open at Adorama and B&H).

  • 36mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Two aspherical elements
  • Sample photos can be found here

Hasselblad currently has 10 different XCD lenses – see pricing and availability at Adorama and B&H Photo. Continue reading “Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4P announced – the world’s lightest medium format lens”

Updated Fujifilm LUT for F-Log Now Available

Updated Fujifilm LUT for F-Log Now Available online.

This LUT file is to edit the movie data below when the data is edited by a movie editor on your PC or Mac.

  • 4K movie data of X-T2 recorded in external HDMI devices with the mode of the “HDMI F-Log” under the “4K MOVIE OUTPUT” in the “MOVIE SETTING”
  • 4K and Full HD movie data of GFX100, X-T30, X-T3 , X-Pro3 and X-H1 recorded on SD cards or in external HDMI devices with the mode of the “F-Log RECORDING” in the “MOVIE SETTING”

Continue reading “Updated Fujifilm LUT for F-Log Now Available”