Best Camera of the Year : Sony a7R IV

The Camera Grand Prix 2020 Executive Committee announced the awards of the “Camera Grand Prix 2020”.

Sony was the best winner, winning two big prize: the best camera: Sony a7R IV full frame mirrorless camera and  the best lens: Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens. Read the details below: Continue reading “Best Camera of the Year : Sony a7R IV”

Two New Pentax Lenses w/ Details of Pentax APS-c DSLR Camera Announced

Ricoh announced two new Pentax lenses, roadmap and a few details on the upcoming flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR camera. In a video published on Youtube, Ricoh has announced details of its upcoming flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR and reveals D FA 21mm Limited, DA 16-50mm F2.8 and details D FA* 85mm F1.4 lenses.

The camera is currently ‘under development for market launch in 2020’. Ricoh says that despite the coronavirus delaying the introduction of the camera, the company hopes that it will still ship on schedule by the end of the year.

Ricoh claims that autofocus subject tracking has been improved, without providing further detail. A battery grip will be available for the camera, which will share the same dials and AF joystick as the body. Continue reading “Two New Pentax Lenses w/ Details of Pentax APS-c DSLR Camera Announced”

Nikon Announces New Z50 ‘Creator’s Kit’ in US

Nikon has announced a new ‘Creator’s Kit’ for its Nikon Z50 entry-level mirrorless cameras The new kit is designed to create an all-in-one solution to get shooting, streaming and recording right out of the box at a price less than the sum of its parts.

The new Nikon Z 50 Creator’s Kit (pre-order now at B&H Photo, should be soon listed at Adorama and Amazon) that includes: Continue reading “Nikon Announces New Z50 ‘Creator’s Kit’ in US”

Two New Grips For Sony A7 & A9 Cameras

Meike has announced a new battery grip with a 100 meter wireless remote control and a metal bracket hand grip both for Sony A7 and A9 cameras.

The Meike MK-A7R IV pro Battery Grip with wireless remote control and the MK-A9 II G metal grip designed to fit Sony A7 IV A7R IV and A9 cameras.  Continue reading “Two New Grips For Sony A7 & A9 Cameras”

Confirmed : Nikon D6 Will Start Shipping From May 21th

Nikon D6 flagship full frame DSLR camera will start shipping from May 21th. In a recent press release from Nikon, first Nikon D6 units will start shipping to customers on May 21.

Previously the flagship DSLR has been delayed due to Coronavirus. The Nikon D6 (Amazon | Adorama | B&HPhoto)  is a professional DSLR designed for sports and action photography. It features a full-frame 20 Megapixel CMOS sensor and Nikon’s most advanced autofocus system, as of February 2020. The AF system has 105 points, all of which are cross-type and use a ‘triple-sensor arrangement’. Nikon claims that the D6 can focus down to -4.5EV. The camera can shoot bursts at up to 14 frames per second with continuous autofocus.

More: Best Lenses for Nikon D6 | Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Nikon D6 | Nikon D6 vs Nikon D5 – Comparison

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DJI Matrice 300 Drone Announced

DJI has officailly introduced its “workhorse” inspection drone, the Matrice 300 RTK and the Zenmuse H20.

While the M300 RTK and Zenmuse H20 are both packed with features designed specifically for commercial use-cases, the systems feature a number of groundbreaking technologies and features that will inevitably make their way into more consumer-centric drones. Continue reading “DJI Matrice 300 Drone Announced”

Nokton 60mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

The NOKTON 60mm F0.95 is medium telephoto lens with a new design, exclusively for Micro Four Thirds mount cameras. The angle of view is 21.5°, which is equivalent to about 120mm in full frame conversion.

Among interchangeable lenses for full frame format sensors, there is almost no model that has the same optical specifications, which engenders very unique “bokeh” effect. With the NOKTON 60mm F0.95, you can enjoy shooting distortion free, upright posture and close positioning by keeping a working distance for portrait shooting, nature photo shooting, or studio-shooting. It boasts the perfect angle of view to ‘up shoot’ for video.

This lens is manual focus and employs a metal helicoid which can distinguish very sensitive focusing with maximum aperture. This silky feeling, which one can only realize by manual focus design, is one of the primary characteristics of Voigtländer’s new NOKTON 60mm F0.95
A minimum focus distance is 34cm and the maximum reproduction ratio is 1:4 (1:2 in full frame conversion.) Thus the 60mm F0.95 Nokton can be used as a large aperture macro lens! It also comes with a lens shielding hood which blocks a high level of stray light. Continue reading “Nokton 60mm f/0.95 Lens for Micro Four Thirds”

DJI Mavic Air 2 Now Available for Pre-order

The newly announced DJI Mavic Air 2 drone is now available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama. The US price is $799. Shipping is scheduled to start on May 11, 2020.

The DJI Mavic Air 2 comes with a better camera, more shooting modes, new tracking features, and a longer battery life. The 3-axis gimbal sports a 1/2″ CMOS sensor capable of capturing 8K Hyperlapse time-lapse shots. The Mavic Air 2 features a 48MP 1/2” Quad Bayer CMOS sensor that’s capable of recording 4K video at up to 60 frames per second (fps) with a 120Mbps data rate and 240 fps slow-motion 1080p video. Continue reading “DJI Mavic Air 2 Now Available for Pre-order”

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 FE Lens now Available for Pre-order

The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E mount mirrorless cameras is available for pre-order at major stores in US.  The US price is $1,199. You can also pre-order it at AmazonB&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on May 14, 2020.

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 FE Lens price will be less than half of the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM lensContinue reading “Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 FE Lens now Available for Pre-order”

Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Lens Announced, Price : $549.95

The Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 announced and already on sale at $549.95Amazon USAB&H PhotoAdorama.

The Lensbaby Velvet 28 is an f/2.5 all-metal, hand-crafted art lens that captures tack-sharp detail beneath a layer of radiant glow.

The Velvet 28 is available for Canon EF, Nikon F, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds cameras priced at $549.95.  Continue reading “Lensbaby Velvet 28mm f/2.5 Lens Announced, Price : $549.95”