Comparison: Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM vs Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Lenses

Tony Northrup has published a new comparison review of Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM lens (B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon)  with Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens (B&H Photo/Adorama/Amazon). Continue reading “Comparison: Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM vs Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Lenses”

NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/4 Lens Coming in 2020 to 2021

First rumors about the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/4 Lens have been leaked online. According to recent reports this is one of the upcoming TBA lenses in the Nikon Z mount lens roadmap.

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/4 lens will be cheaper and lighter than NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 S lens. Release date for this lens is in 2020 to 2021.

There will be a total of 23 Z-mount mirrorless lenses by 2021. Below is the list of upcoming Nikon Z-mount lenses by year: Continue reading “NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/4 Lens Coming in 2020 to 2021”

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens to be Announced in May, 2019

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens is rumored to be announced in May 2019. This will be the non-DS version of the two rumored 85mm mirrorless lenses.

The lens is already in development, as Canon rumored to announce two more mirrorless lenses in RF-series by the end of 2019 to early 2020.

EOS R is the first camera to feature the RF lens mount with a 12-pin connection, flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm mount diameter enabling even greater flexibility in lens design.

Check out the six new Canon RF lenses currently under development : Continue reading “Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Lens to be Announced in May, 2019”

Fujifilm X-T30 Dynamic Range Test Results

Fujifilm X-T30 sensor test results and dynamic range measurements are now available for comparison at Photonstophotos. Compared to other related cameras, Fujifilm X-T30 sensor performannce closely matches with the X-T3.

The mid-range APS-c sensor mirrorless camera designed for both stills and video offers the same 26.1MP X-Trans sensor and X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU found in the X-T3.

Fujifilm X-T30:B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama Continue reading “Fujifilm X-T30 Dynamic Range Test Results”

Interview: Sony a7S III Not Ready, Sony a7000 / a6700 Coming Soon

According to a recent interview at Russian website Photar.ru, the Sony a7S III is still not ready and a possible APS-c flagship camera  Sony a7000 / a6700 coming soon.

In an exclusive interview with Sony Managers, talking about the future Mirrorless Sony cameras, including the long-waited Sony a7S IIISony a6500 successor and more. Continue reading “Interview: Sony a7S III Not Ready, Sony a7000 / a6700 Coming Soon”

Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware Release Date on May 16th (Eye AF, CFexpress Support, Raw Video)

Nikon Europe said on Youtube that the firmware updates for Nikon Z6 & Z7 will be released on May 16th, 2019.

This new firmware update will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, and also AF and AE improvements for Z6 & Z7.

The new firmware update with the upcoming price drop will make the Nikon Z products a very useful mirrorless solution. Continue reading “Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware Release Date on May 16th (Eye AF, CFexpress Support, Raw Video)”

Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens Specs, Price, Availability

Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens is a new compact zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The lens extends from 35mm to 150mm and offers a fast F/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end while maintaining a bright F/4 at the telephoto end.

The optical design employs both low dispersion glass and aspherical elements, which help to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved clarity and sharpness.

The lens will be available May 23 in Nikon mount and June 20 in Canon mount priced at $799Preorder links: Canon EFNikon F Continue reading “Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD Lens Specs, Price, Availability”

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 DSLR Lens Officially Announced

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens is one of the best lenses in its class due to its low sample variation, outstanding imaging performance, and superior build quality.

Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens is available for Canon EF and Nikon F mount DSLR cameras. The US price is $4,500. Shipping is scheduled to start in May, 2019. You can check pre-order options at B&H Photo Video/AdoramaContinue reading “Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 DSLR Lens Officially Announced”

New Nikon Rebates Coming on April 28th, Deals on DSLR, Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses

Nikon will start a new rebate promotion on April 28th. The Nikon Z6 will get a new $200 price drop, while the Nikon Z7 will go down $600.

Check out the Nikon deals on DSLR, Mirrorless cameras as well as several lenses.   Continue reading “New Nikon Rebates Coming on April 28th, Deals on DSLR, Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses”

Nikon Rumored to Purchase the new Sony 60MP sensor (IMX455)

Nikon is rumored to purchase the new Sony 60MP sensor called the IMX455. The Sony IMX455AQR sensor features 60MP, 8k video, and offers native 64 ISO.

As you might remember Sony will allegedly announce two new sensors. One of them will be capable of 60 megapixel stills, 16 channels, and 8K video recording. The other one is 36MP BSI stacked sensor which will probably be used on the Sony A9 II.

The Sony 60MP sensor PDAF is supposed to be better than the Multi-CAM 20000 currently used in some Nikon cameras. Possible candidates for this high-resolution IMX455AQR sensor are the Nikon D860 and the Nikon Z8Continue reading “Nikon Rumored to Purchase the new Sony 60MP sensor (IMX455)”