New Firmware Updates for X-T30, X-Pro3 and X100V Announced

New Firmware Updates for X100V, X-T30, and X-Pro3 Announced

FUJIFILM announces that they will release free firmware updates for FUJIFILM X100V (X100V), FUJIFILM X-T30 (X-T30) and FUJIFILM X-Pro3 (X-Pro3) X Series cameras at the end of February 2021. These updates reflect feedback provided by FUJIFILM X Series users and address requests for new functions and enhanced usability. Continue reading…

Pre-order: Fujifilm GFX 100S, X-E4 Cameras & GF 80mm f/1.7, XF 70-300mm, XF 27mm Lenses

Fujifilm has announced a lot of gear today at its X Summit Global 2021 event. In addition to announcing an all-new 100-megapixel, medium-format GFX 100S camera and a new GF 80mm prime lens, the company also unveils refreshed X-E4, a weather-sealed XF 27mm prime and a super-compact 70-300mm zoom.

The newly announced Fujifilm GFX 100S, X-E4 cameras, GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR, XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR and XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR Lenses are now available for pre-order at major US stores: Continue reading…

Viltrox AF 23mm f/1.4, 33mm f/1.4, and 56mm f/1.4 Firmware Updates

New firmware updates released for Viltrox 85mm, 35mm, and 23mm lenses. Check out the details and download links below.

All three lenses has a metal structure, and  offers a wide manual focus ring and internal focusing, along with a noiseless STM motor to power the autofocus. The widest of the three new autofocus lenses is the 23mm – which offers an equivalent focal length of a 35mm when used on an APS-C mirrorless camera.

VILTROX 85mm f/1.8 II: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 56mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 33mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon
VILTROX 23mm f/1.4: B&H Photo / Amazon Continue reading…

Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 for $2,499, XF 27mm f/2.8 II for $399 & XF 70-300mm for $799

Here are the leaked US price information about the upcoming Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR, Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR and XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR lenses.

Fujifilm will also announce the Fujifilm X-E4 rangefinder style and GFX 100S medium format mirrorless cameras. Check out the full press text, images and specs.

US Price:

  • Fujifilm GF 80mm f/1.7 R WR Lens: $2,499
  • Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR Lens: $399
  • Fujifilm XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens: $799

Here is the full list of the upcoming Fujifilm products:

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Sony A1 Announced 50 MP at 30fps, 8K, Price : $6,498.00

Sony has announced the Sony A1, a new 50MP camera capable of shooting at 30 fps with no blackout. It is capable of recording 8K videos. Sony A1 uses a stacked CMOS sensor and a pair of new Bionz XR processors.

The US price is $6,498.00 and available for pre-order at B&HPhoto and Adorama. Shipping will start in March.

It uses the stacked CMOS sensor technology first seen in the a9 but takes it further, allowing silent, no-blackout images at up to 30 fps. The Sony A 1 has a 9.44 million dot OLED Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder, with a refresh rate of up to 240 fps, ensuring no blackout. The 9.44 million-dot (approx.), 0.64 type Quad-XGA high-definition OLED display and refined optics deliver the highest resolution in its class. It also offers 0.90x viewfinder magnification, a 41° diagonal FOV, and a 25mm-high eyepoint for clear, low distortion viewing from corner to corner. Continue reading…

Video Review : Nikon Z7 II vs Nikon D850 Comparison

Here is an excellent video review of the Nikon Z7 II vs Nikon D850 comparison. Tony & Chelsea Northrup published a video and compared the Nikon Z7 II mirrorless camera against the best DSLR ever made “Nikon D850“. The comparison video includes handling, comfort, focusing, sports, wildlife, portraits, travel, landscapes, battery life, and more!

Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama.

Nikon D850 body: $2,996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading…

ZY Optics adds the Leica M version to its popular Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 line-up

ZY Optics, the leading fast-aperture lenses manufacturer in China, has announced the launch of the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens in Leica M mount. The lens is specially redesigned to work well with Leica M camera systems and supports rangefinder coupling for focus assistance. The lens is also compatible with 3rd party Autofocus Adapter where a Autofocus performance can be enjoyed when used with Nikon Z or Sony FE cameras.

Great Control over Depth of Field
Its f/0.95 maximum aperture makes the lens one of the fastest lens in the market for Leica cameras. A shallow depth of field endows pictures with an enchanting and dreamy ambience, with the main character perfectly separated from the background. Soft and enticing bokeh can be formed in this picture, adding additional romantic sense to the picture. Its 9 rounded blades aperture creates a soft and perfectly circular bokeh that all photographers are craving for.

Superior Image Quality
Compared to the Nikon Z/ Canon RF/ Sony FE version, the image is further improved by the new 11 elements in 8 groups optics formula, bringing high definitions and sharpness even at wide open aperture. Colour fringing and chromatic aberration are greatly suppressed thanks to the addition of extra-low dispersion elements. The colour rendered is also carefully calibrated to manifest a greater contrast on Leica cameras. Unlike other f/0.95 lenses where the sharpness is only optimized at certain distances, the new Mitakon 50mm has an outstanding sharpness at both portrait distances as well as infinity, making it one of the most versatile 50mm lens in the market.

Extraordinary Night Photography
The ultra-wide f/0.95 aperture is also tailor-made for night photography. With the improved sharpness and coma correction, the new Speedmaster outperforms any 50mm lenses in the market in the genre of night photography.

Full Support of Leica Cameras’ Rangefinder Coupling Focusing System
One special feature about Leica cameras is their unique Rangefinder Coupling system. The new Speedmaster is designed to perfectly support the rangefinder system of the Leica cameras to achieve a more accurate, convenient, and quicker focusing performance through the camera’s viewfinder. More precise control of manual lens shooting is not impossible now.

Autofocus Realization with Third Party Adapters
A hybrid focusing performance can now be enjoyed. For Nikon Z and Sony E mount users, there are a few automatic adapters in the market which can turn Leica M-mount manual lenses into autofocus. Users can now take advantage of the short-flange distance of Leica M mount and experience a new focus performance with these AF adapters. Both Megadap MTZ11 and Techart TZM-01/LM-EA7 are supported. The adapters can support AF-S, AF-C, AF-F and face/eye detection with IBIS of the cameras, making focusing with f/0.95 as painless as ever.

Impeccable finishing with 2 colors available
Taking care of the high aesthetic standard of all Leica users, both matte black and silver version are available to best match with the beautiful Leica cameras. In addition, the lens will be shipped with a specially designed black leather box. The lens is equipped with a delicate and durable metallic exterior like all other Mitakon lenses. A solid feel of precision is given by a smoot aperture control ring and engraved markings on the lens body.

Shenyang Zhongyi Optical & Electronic Co., Ltd was established in 1984 as a joint venture company with a Japanese investor. We are a China leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial optical solutions. ZhongYi is providing optical elements for industrial as well as distributing its unique and truly high-performance lens products to consumers worldwide under the Zhongyi and Mitakon brands.

More details can be found at ZY Optics announces Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Leica M mount

Fujifilm GFX 100S Press Text, Images and Specifications

In addition to the Full Fujifilm X-E4 PressText, here is the full press text of the Fujifilm GFX 100S camera. You can find the images and specifications of the medium format mirrorless camera.

At a glance successor to the GFX 100 (AmazonB&HAdorama) features 102MP 43.8 x 32.9mm BSI CMOS Sensor and comes with IBIS inside. You can also use Pixel Shift Multi-Shot to create ultra-high resolution 400MP stills. In terms of video GFX100S can record 4K/30p footage in 10-bit F-log or 12-bit ProRes RAW.

Less talk a lot of work see the Fujifilm GFX 100S PressText, Images and Specifications. Join the Fujifilm Camera Users. Continue reading…

Fujifilm X-E4 PressText, Images and Specifications

Here is the full press text of the Fujifilm X-E4 mirrorless camera. You can find the images and specifications of the rangefinder style X-series model.

Fujifilm X-E4 features the same 26.1MP sensor as seen on the Fuji X-T4. However Fujifilm X-E4 doesn’t have IBIS tech. The mid-range camera is in the same size of X-E3 and comes with a flip up screen, similar to the one you see on the Fujifilm X70.

Less talk a lot of work see the Fujifilm X-E4 PressText, Images and Specifications. Join the Fujifilm Camera Users. Continue reading…

Canon RF Lens Roadmap for 2021 & 2022

Let’s present new updates for Canon RF mount lenses. Here is the list of Canon RF series lenses expected to be released in the next two years. This is kinda updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap for 2021 & 2022.

To date, Canon has offered great lenses for the RF mount and demonstrated how committed it is to a full frame mirrorless camera system.  Canon Rumors has combined all the latest rumors about RF mount lenses in a neat list. Below you can find the other Canon RF lenses that is expected to arrive in 2021. There will be a total 17 new RF lenses coming in 2021 and 2022, including “ground-breaking” TS-R autofocus tilt-shift lenses for the RF mount.

Here is the updated Canon RF lenses roadmap that will be mentioned over the next two years. Continue reading…