Updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020

In addition the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, and  lens, the company released an updated Micro Four Thirds lens  roadmap for 2019 – 2020, including a new 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro lens coming in 2020.

There will be plently of new lenses coming in 2019 to 2020. Olympus is planning to release new zoom and fast prime Pro lenses as well as less expensive super telephoto and travel zoom lenses. Continue reading “Updated Olympus M.Zuiko MFT Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2020”

Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens with Built-in 1.25X Teleconverter in Development

Along with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, Olympus today also announced the development of a new super telephoto zoom lens: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds system cameras the lens will provide a standard focal range of 300-800mm equiv. and with a built-in 1.25X teleconverter it becomes 375-1000mm equiv., at the cost of 2/3-stop of light. The lens will also be compatible with Olympus’ new MC-20 2X teleconverter.

The Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro lens will be stabilized and work with the 5-axis IS systems built into modern Olympus cameras for extra shake reduction. Fully weather-sealed lens from Olympus could work at temperatures as low as -10°C/+14°F.

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens will be available in 2020, and pricing has not yet been disclosed. Continue reading “Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens with Built-in 1.25X Teleconverter in Development”

Olympus OM-D E-M1X Announced with World’s Best Image Stabilisation

Olympus has announced the  Olympus OM-D E-M1X, featuring an integrated vertical grip and improved image stabilisation performance featuring a re-developed and fast autofocus system, and up to 7.5 EV steps of compensation.  The new high-end professional mirrorless camera primarily designed for speed, with dual TruePic VIII processors, an all-cross-type 121-point hybrid AF system with ‘Intelligent Subject Detection’, and 60 fps continuous shooting (18 with continuous AF).

The camera features a 20.4 megapixel live MOS sensor with improved supersonic wave filter for dust reduction and a dust, splash and freezeproof body. There is also the capability to produce a 50-megapixel high res handheld shot by combining several captures. The Olympus OM-D E-M1X can shoot video in 4K, and has 2 UHS-II SD card slots as well as 2 batteries in an innovative cartridge system.

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Updated Nikon Z-mount Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2021

Nikon has updated the lens roadmap for Nikon Z-mount full frame mirrorless cameras at the CES 2019 event. There will be a total of 23 Z-mount mirrorless lenses by 2021.

Nikon is now planning to release 7 new Z Series lenses in 2020 (up from 6), with 4 of them still not yet announced. This seems to mean that one of the lenses planned for 2021 has been bumped up a year, as now there are 7 to-be-announced lenses planned for 2021 instead of the 8 that were on the original roadmap.

Below is the list of upcoming Nikon Z-mount lenses by year: Continue reading “Updated Nikon Z-mount Lens Roadmap 2019 – 2021”

Best Lenses for Sony A6400

Best Lenses for Sony A6400 mirrorless camera. Looking for recommended lenses for your Sony Alpha a6400? Here are the top rated Sony a6400 lenses.

The Sony a6400 camera is the new mid-range APS-C E-mount mirrorless camera. The a6400’s specs revolve around a familiar 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor, once again paired with an Bionz X image processor. Sony’s latest follows the last two camera generations by including a hot shoe mount and a microphone jack, as well as 4K video recording at 24 or 30 fps. The camera sports continuous shooting up to 11 fps using its mechanical shutter, or 8 fps in its silent shooting mode, with continuous AF / AE tracking. If you’re wondering about the math, that would be 116 frames of JPEG Standard or 46 frames of RAW compressed images. It is really amazing! Continue reading “Best Lenses for Sony A6400”

Full Features & Specs of Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Full features and specs list of Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera has been leaked.

The Olympus E-M1X high-end mirrorless camera will be announced on January 24th. Here is full press text and features of the upcoming Micro Four Thirds sports camera. Continue reading “Full Features & Specs of Olympus OM-D E-M1X”

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens, Price $1,299

The Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens is a compact ultra-wide angle zoom designed for Nikon’s full-frame Z-series mirrorless cameras.

This newest S-Line NIKKOR lens is a popular focal length for landscape, travel, event and architecture photographers, offering a combination of performance and portability that’s only possible with Nikon’s revolutionary new Z Mount.

The US price is $1,296.95 and it will be released on April 30, 2019. Now the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens is available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Continue reading “Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens, Price $1,299”

Best Lenses for Nikon D7500

Best Lenses for Nikon D7500 DSLR camera. Here are the top recommended lenses for your Nikon D7500 mid-range DX-format DSLR camera.

Designed as a true all-arounder, the Nikon D7500 ($1,249 at AmazonB&HAdorama) is a DX-format DSLR offering a versatile feature-set to appeal to photographers and videographers alike. The Nikon D7500 is one of the best advanced DSLR cameras and with the right lenses, perfect for all types of photography. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Nikon D7500”

Sony A9 Firmware 5.0 Real Time Tracking Video

Sony A9 firmware 5.0 will be available from March. Patrick Murphy-Racey has posted a Youtube video showing the tracking feature. The new tracking feature is already inside the Sony A6400 bodies that will start shipping in February of 2019.

From the video, we can see that the Sony A9 (Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama) has an impressive read time tracking with this firmware 5.0. Check it out.

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What We Know So Far About Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R

What we know so far about the two new Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Following an announcement at Photokina 2018, Panasonic currently in development of two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. Both will be built on Leica L mount. The company says the ‘S’ represents cameras that are ‘Specialized’ for professionals.

At CES 2019 Panasonic has announced that the S1R and the S1 full-frame mirrorless cameras will start shipping by the end of March. The company also unveiled some new features that will be offered on both cameras. Check out everything we know so far about Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R. Continue reading “What We Know So Far About Panasonic S1 and Panasonic S1R”