Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs leaked

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs have been leaked online.

Venus Optics will announce the new Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens for Sony E mount, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts. The officiall announcement will be on May 23, 2022.

Here are the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens Specs

  • 13 sheets in 10 groups (3 ED lenses and 3 high-refractive)
  • 13 diaphragm blades
  • Shortest shooting distance 20.4cm
  • Filter size 67mm
  • Size 74 x 120mm
  • Weight 619g
  • mount Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / Leica L

Leica Releases Firmware Updates for 10 Different Cameras

Leica released new firmware updates for 10 different cameras (M10-M|M10-P|M10-R|M10-P|M10|M10-DSL2|SL2-S|Q2|Q2-M). Here are the details :

Leica M10

  • Leica M10 Monochrom Firmware 4.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-P ASC Edition Firmware 3.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-R Firmware 30.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-P Firmware 4.22.11.52
  • Leica M10 Firmware 3.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-D Firmware 3.22.11.52

Leica SL2

  • Leica SL2 Firmware.4.0
  • Leica SL2-S Firmware 3.0

Leica Q2

  • Leica Q2 Firmware 4.0
  • Leica Q2 Monochrom Firmware v.2.0

New Leica firmware updates can be downloaded here.

Leica M11 Sensor Review and Test Results (100 Points)

DxOMark completed their full in-depth review for 60MP BSI sensor inside the Leica M11 camera. According to their sensor review and test results; the Leica M11 achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 100 points, with a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.8 EV dynamic range, and 3376 ISO low-light score.

With an overall sensor score of 100, Leica M11 is a state-of-the-art high pixel count full-frame 35mm format sensor.  This is also 4 points higher than the Leica Q2  at 96 points, the last best performing Leica sensor they tested. Continue reading “Leica M11 Sensor Review and Test Results (100 Points)”

Rumors: Leica Q3 Coming in 2023 with a new 60MP sensor

Leica is rumored to announce a new Q3 camera in 2023 with a 60MP sensorThe current Leica Q2 models have a 47MP sensor. The new Leica M11 that was recently announced has a 60MP sensor. So it’s quite possible that we will meet a new Leica Q3 with 60MP sensor.

The Leica Q2 is a fixed-lens, full-frame camera sporting a new 47.3MP sensor and a sharp, stabilized 28mm F1.7 Summilux lens. Leica has paired the sensor with an updated Maestro processing engine to enable a sensitivity range of ISO 50–50,000, a maximum continuous shooting rate of up to 20fps with the electronic shutter, and 4K (3840 x2160) video recording at 24/30fps (or C4K 4096 x 2160 at 24p).

The US price for Leica Q2 is $5,795.00, and available at B&H Photo/Adorama.

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Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 20mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle shift Lens. The US price of this lens is $1,099 and available in 8 mounts including Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Pentax K, L mount and Fujifilm G mount (via an adapter).  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is an ultra-wide-angle shift lens that you cannot resist. On top of the high image sharpness and nearly no distortion (Zero-D), the lens also comes with a rotatable lens hood for avoiding flares and protecting the front lens element.

The amount of shift is ±11mm for full-frame cameras and ±8mm for medium format cameras, making it super easy to capture architectural and interior photography in a corrected perspective. Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift expands Laowa’s Shift Lens line-up giving you an addition option for distinct needs. Continue reading “Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099”

Venus Optics unveils Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens

Venus Optics unveils the Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO LensIt is the World’s Smallest 2x macro lens for full frame mirrorless cameras.

Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO is currently available to order on the official website of Venus Optics (http://www.venuslens.net/) and their authorized resellers. Recommended Retail Price in the US (without tax) is USD 449/pc (Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony FE) & USD 499/pc (Leica M). Pricing may vary in different countries. Shipping starts from early December onwards. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. Continue reading “Venus Optics unveils Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Lens”

Sigma 20mm F/2 DG DN | Contemporary Lens Announced

Sigma 20mm F/2 DG DN | Contemporary Lens Announced For Mirrorless Cameras. The US price is $699 and available for pre-order at B&HPhoto and Adorama.

The lens is the seventh—and widest—in the company’s premium all-metal ‘I series’ lens lineup designed for Sony E mount and L-Mount camera systems.

The lens is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups, including one ‘F’ low dispersion element, one Special low dispersion element and three aspherical elements. Sigma has also used its Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating (NPC) to reduce flaring and ghosting when shooting into bright light sources. Continue reading “Sigma 20mm F/2 DG DN | Contemporary Lens Announced”

Leica M11 Rangefinder Camera Officially Announced

The Leica M11 Rangefinder Camera is now officially announced. The US price is $8,995 and available for pre-order at AdoramaAmazonB&HPhoto.

Perfectly meshing timeless design with contemporary performance, the Leica M11 is a rangefinder camera featuring a revised sensor design and updated connectivity and while maintaining the familiar design of a Leica M camera. Continue reading “Leica M11 Rangefinder Camera Officially Announced”

Best CFast Memory Cards in 2022

Looking for the best CFast memory cards for your camera? Here is the full list of our top recommended & fastest CFast cards in 2022.

Currently, Sony, SanDisk, Lexar, Delkin Devices, ProGrade Digital, Angelbird and others have already released their CFast memory cards, but not every CFast memory card will work well with your camera. Like all memory cards, speed and performance are different between the different brands, and some CFast cards can offer better performance than the others. Whether you are a professional cinematographer or a photo enthusiast, buying a fast card is always worth it, or you may have to wait longer for the buffer to clear or end up with recording errors and loose all your footage.

  • Fast write speed provides fast buffer clearing time between burst shots optimizing your shooting experience.
  • Fast read speed can let large files such as 4K video or a bunch of high-resolution images by continuous shooting transfer to PC in seconds.

So, if you want some current recommendations to get the best out of your cameras and devices, here we list the top recommended and fastest CFast cards in 2022 based on the speed and price. Just choose the one you like!

Best CFast Memory Cards

Here are our top recommended and fastest CFast cards in 2022:

  1. Sony G Series CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  2. Delkin Devices Premium 128GB VPG-130 CFast 2.0 Card
  3. ProGrade Digital CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  4. SanDisk Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  5. Delkin Devices Cinema CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  6. Lexar 3500x CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  7. Angelbird AV Pro CF CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  8. Wise Advanced CFast 2.0 Memory Card
  9. PixelFlash HyperCore CFast 2.0 Memory Card

Any of these make for a good choice.

Best XQD Memory Cards in 2022

Best XQD Memory Cards  for 2022 ! Looking for the best XQD memory cards for your camera ? Here are our top recommended and fastest XQD memory cards in 2022.

With its speed up to 400MB/s, the XQD cards are the fastest memory cards on the market, no other memory cards can beat the XQD cards at the time of writing. And the XQD cards are proven to be robust, durable and reliable and they are ideal for sports, wildlife and action photographers, as well as videographers. Currently, there are only a handful of cameras that accept XQD memory cards, including Nikon D5, D4S, D850, D500 DSLR cameras, Nikon Z6 & Z7, Panasonic S1 & S1R mirrorless cameras and some professional Sony camcorders like Sony FS7. We believe more and more new models will use XQD cards in the future.

But when it comes to XQD cards, the choices are very limited. Sony has pioneered the XQD format, and produces the best cards at the moment. Offering up to 440 MB/s read speeds and up to 400 MB/s write speeds, the Sony G Series XQD cards are the best choice and the most favorite among professional photographers, allowing it to record 4K video and up to 200 continuous raw still image bursts. The affordable Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 memory cards are also amazing, but they are now discontinued, and it is hard to find it in stock anywhere. Sony M Series XQD cards are also discontinued. Another choice is Delkin Devices Premium XQD cards, and Nikon is planing to release their own XQD cards, so we will update this post once they are out.

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Sony G Series XQD Cards 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Delkin Devices Premium XQD Cards 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Lexar 2933x XQD 2.0 (Discontinued) 440 MB/s 400 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama

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