Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens Announced, Price $1,199

Sigma has announced a brand new 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras, designed specifically for E-Mount and L-Mount cameras.

The lens features 15 elements, including one aspherical and five SLD (special low dispersion). It has 11 aperture blades and its focus unit is driven by a high-speed stepping motor. The minimum focus distance of the 85mm F1.4 is 0.85m (34″) and the maximum magnification is 0.12x.

The US price is $1,199. Shipping is scheduled to start in late August 2020. Now the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens is available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens Announced, Price $1,199”

Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens Development Announced

Tamron has officially announced the development of Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount. According to Tamron, this lens is world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens. The release date for this lens is expected in this fall. Continue reading “Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens Development Announced”

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS Lens Announced, Price $1,499

Along with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera, Olympus has also unveiled the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens.

It is a super telephoto zoom that is equivalent to 200-800mm when attached to a Micro Four Thirds body, featuring 21 elements, including ED, Super HR and HR glass, as well as a 9-blade aperture, image stabilizer,  minimum focus distance (at all focal lengths) of just 1.3 meters, and the maximum magnification of  0.17x at wide-angle and 0.57x at full telephoto and weather sealed. This new lens costs $1,499, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&HAdorama. It will start shipping from September 8, 2020. Continue reading “Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS Lens Announced, Price $1,499”

Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera Announced, Price $699

Olympus has announced the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV. It is an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera, featuring a 20 Megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body image stabilization,  a selfie-friendly LCD, a 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and a 121-pt contrast-detect autofocus system.

This new camera costs $699 and available for pre-order at  B&HAdoramaAmazon. Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera will start shipping from September 25, 2020. Continue reading “Olympus OM-D E-M10 IV Camera Announced, Price $699”

Sony a7S III Camera now Available for Pre-order

The newly announced Sony a7S III camera is now available for pre-order at major US stores.  The US price of this full frame mirrorless camera is $3,498 and it is available for sale at AmazonB&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on September 24, 2020.

The new camera features a number of impressive “World Firsts” with the first 12mp full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, an ultra-high-resolution electronic viewfinder with 9.44m dots, and 0.90x magnification.

4K video recording is possible at 120fps (up to 30min), 4K 60fps (up to 60min), and FullHD video at 240fps. The camera can record 4K video at 10-bit 4:2:2 internally, has up to 600mbps recording, and supports dual SD UHS-II or new CFexpress Type-A cards.

The camera supports a completely new memory card type CFexpress Type A, with Sony announcing the CEA-G series, it’s physically smaller than SD cards, and gives upto 800mb/s read, 700mb/s write. A new card reader will be available as well, and the memory card will be available in 80GB / 160GB sizes.

Pre-order links:

Sony a7S III body: $3,498 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony 160GB CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card: $398 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD Memory Card Reader: $118 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Update with RAW Video Output

Panasonic released the RAW Video Data Output over HDMI firmware update program (firmware version 2.1) for its LUMIX S1H camera after delaying its release back in May.

The new firmware for the Panasonic full-frame mirrorless camera enables the output of maximum 5.9K/29.97p and 59.94p 4K RAW video data over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and saves it as Apple ProRes RAW. In addition, it further complies with 3.5K Anamorphic 4:3 standard.

You can download the new firmware update from the Panasonic website. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S1H Firmware Update with RAW Video Output”

Updated Nikon Z-mount Lens Roadmap 2020-2021

Along with the new Nikon Z5 mirrlress cameraNIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Lens, Z Teleconverter TC-1.4x and Z Teleconverter TC-2x, the company also unveiled updated Z-mount lens roadmap until 2021.

The NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S is scheduled to be released before the end of the year, and will join the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S and NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S in covering wide-angle, standard, and telephoto ranges, expanding the possibilities of imaging expression for high amateur and professional photographers alike.

Check out the list of rumored Nikon mirrorless cameras and lenses. See latest Nikon discounts. Continue reading “Updated Nikon Z-mount Lens Roadmap 2020-2021”

Nikon Z5, Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Lens, Z Teleconverter 1.4x & 2x now Available for Pre-order

The new Nikon Z5NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Lens, Z 1.4x Teleconverter, Z 2.0x Teleconverter are now available for pre-order online.

The Nikon Z5 will be available in three kits: body only for $1399, with the new 24-50mm F4-6.3 lens for $1699, and with the versatile 24-200 F4-6.3 VR for $2199.

The Nikon 24-50mm F4-6.3 will be available in August for $400. Later that month, the much-anticipated and long-delayed Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S will ship at an MSRP of $2599. Continue reading “Nikon Z5, Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Lens, Z Teleconverter 1.4x & 2x now Available for Pre-order”

Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, New RF Lenses & Accessories now Available for Pre-order

The new Canon EOS R5 & EOS R6, full frame mirrorless cameras, four new RF lenses and other accessories are now available for pre-order. See full press text here and here is a quick recap of what’s new:

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Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens Announced, Price $2,998

Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM lens becomes official. The US price of the wide angle zoom lens is $2,998. You can check the pre-order options at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Shipping is scheduled to start in August 2020. As the widest lens to join Sony’s GM lineup, it is perfect for landscapes, cityscapes, and astrophotographers in search of uncompromising image quality and performance.

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