Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

This 18mm full-frame equivalent ultra-wide-angle lens is constructed of 12 elements in nine groups, including two aspherical elements, two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and one Ultra High Refractive Index (UHR) element. Other features include a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum focusing distance of 9.5cm (3.7”) with a 0.25x maximum magnification ratio and a 55mm front filter thread. The lens measures 52mm (2”) long by 61mm (2.4”) in diameter and weighs 130g (4.6oz).

The Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens will be on sale from late July 2022 for $499.99. Pre-Orders are available at B&HphotoAdoramaAmazon. Continue reading “Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds”

DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone announced with 4K/60 Video and 48MP Stills

DJI unveils its new Mini 3 Pro drone with 4K/60 video, 48MP stills, obstacle avoidance sensors and more.

The Mini 3 Pro is available to pre-order starting today in various configurations. If you already have a DJI RC-N1 controller from a previous drone, you can purchase the Mini 3 Pro as a standalone unit for $669. If you need the basic remote control, you can purchase the Mini 3 Pro with an RC-N1 for $759. If you’d like the DJI Mini 3 Pro with the new DJI RC Pro, which has a built-in 5.5″ touchscreen, you can purchase the pair as a kit for $909.

DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone Specifications and Features

    • Larger sensor size when compared to the Mavic Mini 2
    • Fast aperture at 1.7 for better low light performance
    • New three-axis mechanical gimbal for improved video stabilization and capturing vertical content
    • 34-minute flight time
    • 4K/60 video capabilities
    • Really quiet during flight
    • FPV Mode giving users a safe introduction to the exciting new type of flying
    • All-new RC controller for improved user flying experience
    • Built-in beginner tutorials and creation ideas
    • DJI FLY App built-in tools
DJI Mini 3 Pro DJI Mini 2 DJI Mini SE
Camera Sensor 1/1.3″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS 1/2.3″ CMOS
Max Video Resolution 4K60 4K30 2.7K30
HDR Output Yes (4K30) No No
Obstacle Avoidance Yes No No
Active Tracking Yes No No
OcuSync Version 03 Ocusync 2.0 N/A
Max Flight Time 34 min with Intelligent Flight Battery

47 min with Intelligent Flight Battery Plus

31 minutes 30 minutes

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Announced

Sony officially announced the new FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II lens, a second-generation zoom lens that is the smallest and lightest F2.8 G Master lens in its lineup. The US price is $2,298, and you can check the pre-order options at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama.

A refined take on the fast standard zoom, the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II is not only smaller and lighter than the previous generation, it also features a variety of optical, focusing, and handling upgrades that make this the most well-rounded G Master zoom to date. The lens features an all new optical construction that consists of 20 elements in 15 groups, including five aspherical elements (two of which are high-precision extreme aspherical (XA) elements), two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and two Super ED elements. Sony has also used its Nano AR Coating II to minimize flare and ghosting in images. Continue reading “Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens Announced”

Notice Regarding Some Operations of OM SYSTEM OM-1

The OM SYSTEM OM-1 flagship mirrorless camera is freezing when shooting with the EVF (viewfinder) frame rate set to “high speed”. OM System just release a notice that they will fix this issue via a new firmware update.

The OM System OM-1 is a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 20 megapixel images at 50fps and record 4K/60p movies. The OM SYSTEM OM-1 camera is temporarily out of stock at all the major US stores: AmazonB&HAdorama. Stay tuned. Continue reading “Notice Regarding Some Operations of OM SYSTEM OM-1”

Lexar announces new Diamond Series CFexpress Type B cards with 1,900MB/s read speeds

Lexar announces CFExpress Type-B Card DIAMOND Series and CFexpress Type-A Card GOLD Series.

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Pre-order: Nikon MC-CF660G 660GB CFexpress Type B Memory Card

In addition to its firmware updates for the Z6 II, Z7 II and Z9, Nikon also announced the release of its first CFexpress Type B memory card. The new Nikon MC-CF660G 660GB CFexpress Type B memory card is now available for pre-order. Check availability at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The MC-CF660G is a CFexpress (Type B)5 memory card with a large capacity of 660 GB. It realizes a maximum read speed of approximately 1700 MB/s and maximum write speed of approximately 1500 MB/s. It is particularly suited for video/still shooting with the Nikon Z 9 full-frame/FX-format mirrorless camera.

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Meike Mini Prime Cine Lens Set For RF Mount Now Available

Meike has introduced a new cine lens collection that features 5 popular focal lengths ranging from 10mm to 85mm. Meike has grouped 5 of its most popular cine lenses into one kit that is available in RF, E, X and M43 mounts.

Featured in the 5* Cine Lens Kit are the MK-35mm T2.2, MK-50mm T2.2, MK-65mm T2.2, MK-85mm T2.2 and the just-announced MK-10mm T2.2. Prices range from £1570.13 to £1784.58 and the kits are available now.

Also announced today and featured in the kit line-up is the Meike 10mm T2.2 lens which has the following specs:

  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • Format: Aps-C
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Aperture Range: T/2.2-T/22
  • Diaphragm Blades: 10
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m
  • Filter Size: 77
  • Focus Rotation: 270-degrees
  • Weight (Approx.): 600g
  • Dimensions M43 mount: 80×88.0mm
  • FOV: APS-C – Diagonal 106.4-degrees, M43 – Diagonal 90.4-degrees
  • Fit: M43/RF/E/X mount

Available now, prices start at £367.63 for the M43 version while the Fujifilm X, Sony E and Canon RF mount versions are priced at £459.54.

OM Digital Announces the Supply Shortage of OM SYSTEM OM-1

OM Digital Solutions announced the supply shortage of OM SYSTEM OM-1 camera. Production could not keep up with demand because of “more orders than expected” and “global semiconductor shortage”.

The OM System OM-1 is a new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera that can shoot 20 megapixel images at 50fps and record 4K/60p movies. The OM SYSTEM OM-1 camera is temporarily out of stock at all the major US stores: AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “OM Digital Announces the Supply Shortage of OM SYSTEM OM-1”

Nikon Z9 v2.0, Z6II v1.40 and Z7II v1.40 Firmware Updates Released

Nikon released new firmware updates for the Z9 flagship mirrorless camera as well as the Z6 II and Z7 II.

As promised for April 20th, Nikon released major firmware updates for the Nikon Z6II (v1.40), Nikon Z7II (v1.40), and Nikon Z9 (v2.0). Firmware v.2.0 for the Z9 brings high-performance updates while firmware v.1.4 for the Z6 II and Z7 II improves focusing for stills and video.

You can find the details and download links of the Major Nikon Firmware Updates for Z9 v2.0, Z6II v1.40 and Z7II v1.40 below: Continue reading “Nikon Z9 v2.0, Z6II v1.40 and Z7II v1.40 Firmware Updates Released”

Nikon MC-CF660G High Performance CFexpress Type B Card Announced

In addition to the new Nikon Z9 and Z6 II & Z7 II firmware updates, and the Nikon MC-N10 Remote Grip, Nikon also officially announced a new MC-CF660G high-performance CFexpress Type B memory card.

Nikon MC-CF660G High Performance CFexpress Card
The MC-CF660G is a CFexpress (Type B) memory card with a large capacity of 660 GB. It realizes a maximum read speed of approximately 1700 MB/s and maximum write speed of approximately 1500 MB/s. It is particularly suited for video/still shooting with the Nikon Z9 full-frame/FX-format mirrorless camera.

The new Nikon MC-CF660G High Performance CFexpress Card will be available starting in June for a suggested retail price of $729.95.

Nikon Z9 is available for sale and currently available for $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.