First Official Nikon Z9 Teaser Video

Nikon published their first teaser for the upcoming Nikon Z9 flagship full frame mirrorless camera. Official announcement is expected to happen on October 13th, 2021. The Nikon Z9 will update the Z-series which features cameras such as the Nikon Z7-II high-end full-frame mirrorless camera.

Nikon also confirmed that the Nikon Z9 would use a newly developed full-frame stacked CMOS sensor and a new processing engine. It will also shoot 8K video which means the camera will have a sensor with a resolution of at least 33.1 megapixels (as this is the resolution of an 8K frame).

The Nikon Z9 is already listed at B&HAdorama. Here are the details on the updated Nikon Z9 Specifications: Continue reading “First Official Nikon Z9 Teaser Video”

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Officially Announced

Canon has announced its first product for virtual reality capture: the RF 5.2mm f/2.8 L Dual Fisheye Lens. The new lens brings stereoscopic 3D virtual reality (VR) capture to the EOS R5 as part of the EOS VR System, which includes a future firmware update for the R5 camera.

The new Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens is now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. The US price is $1,999.

Pre-order links:

Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens: $1,999 at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye Lens Officially Announced”

Fujifilm Firmware Updates: GFX100/S, GFX50S/R, X-T4, X-T3, X-H1, X-Pro3, X100V, X-E4 and X-T30

Fujifilm has released the new firmware updates for Fujifilm Fujifilm GFX 100, GFX 100S, GFX 50R, GFX 50S, X-T4, X-T3, X-H1, X-Pro3, X100V, X-E4 & X-T30 camera. You can follow the links below to download the firmware updates:

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New Firmware Update Version 1.3.0 for Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Canon released a new firmware update version 1.3.0 for camera. You can follow the link below to download the firmware update.

Download link:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Firmware Version 1.3.0

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III firmware 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

1. Adds support for [Video Blog Recording Mode] setting to the [Movie Mode] function.
2. Adds support for [Zebra Settings] to the [Movie Mode] function.
3. Adds support for [Aspect marker] to the [Shooting information display setting] in [Movie Mode].
4. Adds support for [Recording emphasis] to the [Shooting information display setting].
5. Adds supports level display when AF mode is set to [Face + Tracking priority AF].

Firmware Version 1.3.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.2.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.3.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can buy the Canon G7 X Mark III at retailers such as Adorama/B&H Photo Video/Amazon.

New Firmware Update Version 1.33 for Nikon D6 Camera

Nikon just released new firmware update version 1.33 for Nikon D6 DSLR camera. The D6 is Nikon’s first professional DSLR not to offer support for Compact Flash media. Unlike the D5, the D6 will ship with dual XQD / CFExpress card slots.

You can follow the link below to download the firmware update. Continue reading “New Firmware Update Version 1.33 for Nikon D6 Camera”

Nikon COOLPIX P1000 & P950 Firmware Updates now Available

The new firmware update version 1.5 for Nikon COOLPIX P1000 camera and new firmware version 1.2 for Nikon COOLPIX P950 are now available for download.

Download links:

Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Firmware Version 1.5

Changes from Firmware Version 1.4 to 1.5

  • • Fixed an issue that caused horizontal lines to appear in pictures taken with Subject tracking in Continuous H mode.

Nikon COOLPIX P950 Firmware Version 1.2

Changes from Firmware Version 1.1 to 1.2

  • • Fixed an issue that caused horizontal lines to appear in pictures taken with Subject tracking in Continuous H mode.

Nikon COOLPIX P1000: $996.95 at Amazon | B&HAdorama.

Nikon COOLPIX P950: $796.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix BS1H to be Announced Soon

According to latest rumors Panasonic will soon announce the new Lumix BS1H box-style 6K mirrorless camera. Nokishita confirmed that  the Micro Four Thirds camera will be equipped with a 24.2 million pixel sensor. The US price of Panasonic Lumix BS1H is $3,497.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 II is available  with an MSRP of $1699 for the body and $2299 kitted with the 12-60mm F2.8-4 lens.

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Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X-mount Announced

Tamron today officially announced the new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens for Fujifilm X-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. Offering a 16.6x zoom ratio that translates to a rough equivalent of 27-450mm in full-frame terms, this Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD all-in-one zoom lens will be an intriguing option for travel photographers and those looking to keep lens-swapping to a minimum.

The Tamron 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD will be available for Fujifilm X-Mount on October 28, 2021 at $699 USD.

Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27mm-450mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22
  • VXD Linear AF Motor
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:2
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD Lens

The 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 VC VXD covers a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm in full-frame equivalent focal length. The first1 APS-C mirrorless camera zoom lens in the world with a 16.6x zoom ratio, the lens delivers the benefits of a versatile all-in-one zoom lens ideal for an extensive array of photographic scenarios. Its AF drive system uses TAMRON’s VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor focus mechanism for superior quietness and agile performance. The lens includes special lens elements arranged precisely to maintain high resolution performance from edge-to-edge and provide high image quality making it the best of all all-in-one zoom lenses.

Moreover, with an MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.15m (5.9 in) at the 18mm wide end and a remarkable maximum magnification ratio of 1:2, this lens performs astonishingly well when shooting up close. The lens is equipped with TAMRON’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) mechanism, effectively reducing image blur caused by camera shake in low-light conditions or in the ultra-telephoto range at slower shutter speeds.

Also, same as most other TAMRON lenses for mirrorless cameras, the lens features a unified 67mm filter size. With a wide variety of other features for comfortable shooting, this is a highly versatile lens that allows you to easily enjoy high image quality from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto.

Specifications:

Model B061
Focal Length 18-300mm (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
(for full-frame mirrorless format: 27-450mm equivalent field-of-view)
Maximum Aperture F3.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal) 77° 24′-5° 30’ (for APS-C frame mirrorless format)
Optical Construction 19 elements in 15 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.15m /5.9 in (WIDE), 0.99m /39 in (TELE)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:2 (WIDE) / 1:4 (TELE)
Filter Size φ67mm
Maximum Diameter φ75.5mm
Length* for FUJIFILM X-mount 125.8mm (5 in)
Weight 620g (21.9 oz)
Aperture Blades 7 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum Aperture F22-40
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps
Mounts FUJIFILM X-mount

Ricoh GR III Firmware Update Version 1.50 Released

Ricoh released a new firmware version 1.50 for the Ricoh GR III camera. You can follow the link below to download the firmware update:

Download link:

Ricoh GR III Firmware Version 1.50

<Added the following enhanced features>

  • “DOF Priority (Deep)” has been added to the program line of the exposure settings.
  • The focus setting “Face Detection” is changed to “Face/Eye Detection”.
  • Added the aspect ratios “4:3” and “16:9” to “Cropping” in the image editing section of the playback settings.
  • Added “Image Rotation” to “Cropping” in the image editing section of the playback settings.
  • The monotone function has been added to “Base Parameter Adj” in the image editing section of the playback settings, and the filter effect function and color adjustment function have been added when monotone is selected.
  • When developing RAW files, you can now select “Continue” after RAW development.
  • The auto-resize (XS size) transfer function has been added when using ImageSync (version 2.1.8 or later).
    *For more details click here

<Improved Contents>

[Correct location information record]

    • Shortened the screen switching time when changing image control and other settings in RAW development.
    • Improved stability for general performance

*The original special power-off graphic screen remains even after a firmware update in RICOH GR III Street Edition.

The Ricoh GR III currently selling for $899.  Check availability at (Amazon / B&H Photo Video / Adorama) . Also check out the comparison between the Ricoh GR III vs Ricoh GR II cameras.

Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens Announced

In addition to the second-gen version of its 28-75mm F2.8 standard zoom lens for the same system, Tamron has announced a 35-150mm F2-2.8 fast, flexible zoom for full-frame Sony E-mount bodies.

The Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD is the world’s first mirrorless zoom lens with a maximum wide-open aperture of F2.

The lens uses the company’s VXD linear motor, which the company says will give fast, precise autofocus, including full compatibility with Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF systems.

Minimum focus distance ranges from 33cm (13″) at the wide end to 85cm (33.5″) at full tele, giving a maximum magnification ratio that ranges from 1:5.7 to 1:5.9.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens at B&H.

The new Tamron 35-150mm F/2-2.8 Di III VXD will be available from October 28, 2021 priced at £1599.99 in the UK and $1899.99 in the US.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens Pre-orders:
B&H Photo / Amazon

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