Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 Video Features Comparison

A new Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 comparison video has been released. This time around, we can see which of the two top full-frame mirrorless cameras stand out depending on the video capabilities and usage.

Both Sony a1 and Canon EOS R5 is capable of recording DCI 8K 30 fps raw video internally as well as 4K video up to 120 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit. They are almost identical on a spec sheet for video but real world shooting painted a completely different picture!

Dan Watson has published another “amazing” comparison video about Sony a1 vs Canon EOS R5 movie shooting capabilities. The video rewview compares the $6,500 full-frame 50MP 30 frames per second (FPS) Sony a1 vs the $4,500 45MP 20 FPS Canon EOS R5 Check it out to find out the results. Continue reading…

Laowa Unveils Argus line of f/0.95 Prime Lenses

Venus Optics has released the Argus line of f/0.95 prime lenses. There are five new manual Laowa lenses, including three for full-frame camera systems, one for APS-C camera systems and one for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera systems.

Laowa has unveiled f/0.95 prime lenses that comprise its new Argus line – three for full frame, and one each for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds cameras. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

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Nikon Z50 Firmware Update Version 2.03 and D780 Version 1.0.2 Released

Nikon has released a new firmware update for Nikon Z50 and Nikon D780 digital cameras. You can see the details and download links of the Z50 firmware update version 2.03 and D780 version 1.0.2 below.

Nikon D780 Body: $2,296.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama

Nikon Z50 Body: $856.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Best Lenses for Nikon D780 | Best Memory Cards for Nikon D780

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Nikon Z Mount Patents: Z 16-34mm f/2.8, Z 18-50mm f/2.8-4 & Z 16-50mm f/4 Lenses

Nikon has filed three new patents for Z mount mirrorless cameras. The application describes NIKKOR Z 16-34mm f/2.8 Lens, NIKKOR Z 18-50mm f/2.8-4 Lens and NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/4 Lens.

We can say that all Z-mount lenses are designed for Nikon full frame mirrorless camera system. As you remember, in a CP + 2021 event interview, Nikon manager stated that the company is considering to release many new cameras and lenses in 2021.

Nikon plans to have a total of 27 lenses and 2 teleconverters on the Z lens roadmap by 2022. Nikkor Z lens roadmap: Continue reading…

Panasonic MFT Talk: Revolutionary zoom, Fast Primes and GH6 Coming

During their CP+ event, Panasonic executives confirmed that they are considering revolutionary new zoom and prime lenses for the GH5 successor camera (Panasonic GH6).

Panasonic is rumored to announce the Lumix GH6 Micro Four Thirds camera sometime in 2021. Earlier Panasonic rumors claims that there will be three models GH6V, GH6 and GH6X. Below some highlights from the presentations and the video.

  • We are also considering to make a “Revolutionary” new zoom lenses and new fast single focus lenses for Micro Four Thirds.
    • The “GH5 successor” has become a hot topic, but we are steadily considering it.

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Sigma Confirms New DG DN Sports Lenses in Development

During the CP+ event Sigma streamed a new chat video. In this CP+ presentation Sigma confirmed that a new DG DN Sports lens is currently in the final stage of development.

On February 26, Yasuhiro Osone, general manager of Sigma’s product planning department, stated that the new DG DN | Sports full-frame mirrorless telephoto lens is under development. Our guess is this “DG DN” Sports zoom lens could be the 70-200mm f/2.8 that was rumored for some time. More details about the New Sigma DG DN Sports Lenses after the break!

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New Canon EOS R5 Firmware V1.30 to be Announced Soon

According to the latest reports, the new firmware update version 1.30 for Canon EOS R5 camera to be released in April 2021.

The firmware update version 1.30 will bring Canon Cinema RAW light, C-Log 3 & 1080p @ 120fps to the Canon EOS R5. The new EOS R5 firmware update is said to be already installed on select cameras and getting tested in beta version (i.e. not ready for release).

Both the Canon EOS R5 and the EOS R6 are super hot selling mirrorless cameras on the market. Canon EOS R5 in stock. The camera body and lens kit are now in stock at all the major US stores.

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Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens to be Announced Soon

It is among the leaked information that Sony will soon announce its 50mm lens with f/1.2 fast aperture for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Accordingly, we can say that the next GM-series lens will be  (SEL50F12 GM). Designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras, the Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM lens  will be officially announced on March 16th, 2021.

Sony G Master (GM) lenses are the company’s high-end lenses that sit above its ‘G-series’ lenses with a premium price. These Sony lenses feature dust and moisture resistance, and also dedicated control buttons like AF/MF and Focus Hold is ergonomically useful. Each G Master lens employs a different drive mechanism for optimal AF performance. More FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens buzz after the break!

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Confirmed : New Nikon Cameras Coming in 2021

Nikon did not introduce any new products at the 2021 CP+ event, but the company’s general manager, Mr. Satoshi Yamazaki was confirmed in the interview that we will meet the new Nikon products in 2021.

So you probably asking What is Nikon planning to compete against the rivals Canon and Sony? The impact of the new $6,500 Sony a1 camera is huge and there is also the amazing Canon EOS R5. We can expect Nikon to release Nikon Z8Z9Z1 cameras to compete with Sony a1Canon EOS R5Sony a7S III and more.

Nikon had several online presentations during the CP+ show, here are some exceprts of the main points. Continue reading…

Ricoh Updates HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8, 43mm f/1.9, 77mm f/1.8 Limited Lenses

Ricoh officially announced three new Pentax HD PENTAX-FA limited lenses for PENTAX K-mount DSLR cameras. These lenses are the HD Pentax-FA 31mm F1.8 Limited lensHD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited lens and HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited lens.

Three new Pentax HD PENTAX-FA limited lenses are now available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in April 2021.

Pre-orders:

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 Limited Lens: $1,049.95 at B&HAdorama.

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens: $599.95 at B&HAdorama.

Pentax HD Pentax-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Lens: $799.95 at B&HAdorama.

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