Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR Lens Becomes Official

Fujifilm officially released the new Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens with 5x zoom and constant f/4 aperture.

The lens, for Fujifilm’s X-Series cameras, has a minimum shooting distance of 35cm over the entire shooting range. It is lightweight, at 440g and Fujifilm say when paired with the X-T30 the total weight is 823g, making it an ideal travel lens choice.

Fujifilm XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens will start shipping from late September with a price tag of $800. Check availability at Amazon / B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

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Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR Lens Announced

Fujifilm has officially announced the Fujinon GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR lens for its GFX medium format system.

When mounted on a camera like the GFX 100, the lens is equivalent to 40mm and, according to Fujifilm, can handle the resolution of that 100MP camera with ease. This compact (relatively speaking) lens is just 48mm (1.9″) long and weighs in at 335g (11.8oz), making it the smallest and lightest GF-mount lens at time of launch.

The GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR will be available in late September for $1000. Check availability at (B&H Photo Video/Adorama). Continue reading “Fujifilm GF 50mm f/3.5 R LM WR Lens Announced”

Nikon Z8 Rumored to Feature Sony A7R IV’s 60MP Sensor

As you might remember Nikon has signed up to purchase the new Sony 61MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. The 61MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor showed itself on the newly announced Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera.

The rumor mill claims that the IMX455 Sony 61MP sensor will be on the next Nikon full frame mirrorless camera. Possible candidate for this sensor is the Nikon Z8.   Continue reading “Nikon Z8 Rumored to Feature Sony A7R IV’s 60MP Sensor”

Sony a7R IV Officially Announced (61MP, 10fps, $3,498)

Sony has officially announced the new a7R IV (B&HAdoramaAmazon) full frame mirrorless camera.

Sony a7R IV has a full-frame 61MP BSI-CMOS sensor with a claimed 15 stops of dynamic range (it’s the first new sensor since 2015, according to Sony). It has a 567-point hybrid AF system (with 74% frame coverage) with real-time eye, human and animal AF. The camera can shoot at 10 fps with continuous AF for up to 68 photos.

The US Price is $3,498 USD, release date in September, 2019. Press text can be found here.

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Sigma fp Full-Frame L-mount Mirrorless Camera

Sigma fp  is an ultra compact full-frame  mirrorless camera. This L-mount camera features a 24.6 BSI-CMOS sensor with a traditional Bayer color filter, a contrast-detect AF system and fully electronic shutter.

Sigma fp can shoot bursts as fast as 18 fps and offers an Auto HDR mode for both stills and videos. The camera can record 12-bit Cinema DNG video to an external recorder, as well as UHD 4K internally.

The camera is designed to be modular, with optional grips, flash brackets, an ‘LCD viewfinder’ and more. Sigma has opened up the system so third party manufacturers can get in on the action. Continue reading “Sigma fp Full-Frame L-mount Mirrorless Camera”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art is an ultra-fast semi-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony, Panasonic and Leica mirrorless bodies. The lens, which Sigma claims can resolve over 50 million pixels, contains a total of 17 elements, including aspherical and ‘SLD’ glass. The minimum focus distance is 30cm (~11″), with a max magnification of 0.2x.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.2 is fairly hefty, weighing over 1kg (2.4lbs) with a length of 136mm (5.4″). This is compared to the older 35mm F1.4 Art, which weighs 665g (1.5lb) and measures 94mm (3.7″) in length. The filter ring of the new 35mm F1.2 is supersized too, at 82mm.

The lens has an aperture ring that can be clicked or de-clicked, as well as a customizable AFL button. Build quality appears high, with a weather-sealed enclosure and a coating on the front element to repel oil and water.

The 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art lens will be available later this month, US Price would be around $1,300. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless”

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens announced for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Art lens will be released in August for Panasonic / Leica L-mount and Sony E-mount.

The company calls it the ‘definitive lens for astrophotography’ and emphasizes its ‘outstanding’ resolution to the edges of the frame, achieved in part thanks to the inclusion of low dispersion elements and Sigma’s Nano Porous Coating (NPC).

The lens is splash and dustproof, and features a rear filter holder. The aperture diaphragm uses 11 rounded blades, and the lens weighs 28 oz / 795g. Shipping will start in late August 2019 and US Price would be around $1,300.

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Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens is a compact, standard prime for full-frame Sony, Leica and Panasonic mirrorless cameras.

The lens is just 46mm (1.8″) long and weighs 215g (7.6oz), but still has a metal lens barrel and weather-sealing. It contains eight elements, a seven-blade aperture and 24cm (9.4″) minimum focus distance. The 45mm has an aperture ring, as well.

The Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Lens will start shipping soon, and pricing is expected to be announced shortly. It is expected to be around $500.

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New Nikon D6 Specs List, Announcement in Early 2020

New Nikon D6 specs list have been leaked on the web. Within the D6 specs list, the rumor mill claims that the flagship full frame DSLR camera will be announced in early 2020.

The delay in the Nikon D6 is interpreted as the addition of the IBIS feature to the camera. Even these are the early Nikon D6 specs, we guess that the IBIS will be live view only.

According to the previous reports, the upcoming Nikon D6 DSLR camera will feature 24-megapixel full frame image sensor, 4K video recording at 60p and built-in sensor stabilization. It could be the sensor found on the Nikon Z6, as it is already capable of 4K at up to 100 fps. Continue reading “New Nikon D6 Specs List, Announcement in Early 2020”