Sony ZV-E1 Price, Specs, Release Date Announced

Sony has announced the ZV-E1, a new full-frame interchangeable lens mirrorless camera which uses the same 12MP sensor as the Sony Alpha A7S III.  It’s a camera with the sophisticated selfie mics and face-the-camera approach of the existing ZV models but one that shares many of its internals with the Sony a7S III and FX3.

The new ZV-E1 will be available in May 2023 at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers, for an estimated retail price of $2,199.99 USD and $2,999.99 CAN. Preorders in US available at B&HphotoAmazonAdorama.

Key specifications

  • 12MP full-frame CMOS sensor with no mechanical shutter
  • UHD 4K video at up to 60p without crop
  • Full HD (1080) footage at up to 120p
  • 4K/120p and 1080/240 will be added later (a paid upgrade in some regions)
  • 5-axis image stabilization
  • UVC 4K/30p video stream when plugged in as USB device
  • Unlimited 4K/30p, 30 minutes 4K/60p (at 25°C)
  • Single UHS-II SD slot
  • Micro HDMI slot
  • 483g including battery

See the press text and first reviews at ExploraDpreview. Continue reading “Sony ZV-E1 Price, Specs, Release Date Announced”

Sony ZV-E1 Key Features Leaked, to be Announced on March 29

Sony ZV-E1 camera is coming very soon. According to latest rumors it will be officially announced on March 29, 2023.

We are told that the AF performance is based on the current Sony a7R V and the subject recognition is even better, it may be the top performance of Sony machines in terms of subject recognition AF.

Latest rumors indicates that this will be Sony’s first Full Frame E-mount Blogger focused camera. Also this mirrorless camera is based on Sony a7S III, and has a design similar as currently Sony a7C. Continue reading “Sony ZV-E1 Key Features Leaked, to be Announced on March 29”

Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F/5-6.3 Telephoto Zoom Lens and 1.4x Extender

Leica has announced the Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F5-6.3, a telephoto zoom lens for L-mount. Also announced a 1.4x teleconverter that’s compatible with the lens to deliver a combination that extends to 560mm F9.

The new lens costs $2,195, first available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. Along with Leica Vario-Elmar-SL 100-400mm F5-6.3 lens, Leica also announced Extender L 1.4x for this new lens. It costs $875, first available for Pre-Order at B&HAdorama.

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Sony ZV-E1 Camera to be Announced on March 29

According to the latest rumors, Sony’s first full-frame E-mount Blogger focused camera will be announced on March 29, the name of the camera is “ZV-E1.

Sony ZV-E1 Rumored Specs:

  • New ZV-E1 E-mount camera is based on the Sony a7S III
  • The Sony ZV-E1 body is a mix between the FX3 and a7C.
  • The autofocus is from the Sony a7R V
  • 4k60 & 4k 120 (no crop), 4k120 will NOT be launch at first, will come with firmware update after the summer
  • no pixel binning
  • 409k ISO
  • Cheaper than the a7s III (now over 3000 dollars/Euro)

The new Sony ZV-E1 body will be a mix of the FX3 and the a7C, and if the AF is based on the a7R V, it is possible that the new ZV-E1 will be equipped with an AI chip, which will take its performance to a whole new level.

In terms of video capabilities, the ZV-E1 is expected to offer 4K60 and 4K120 without any crop, which is a significant improvement over the a7S III. However, it is worth noting that the 4K120 feature will not be available at launch and will be released via a firmware update after the summer.

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

Sony a7C body: $1,798 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony FX3 body: $3,898 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 APS-C Lens for Fujifilm X mount

Samyang has just officially announced the new Samyang 75mm AF 75mm f/1.8  for Fujifilm X mount. It is a very lightweight and compact lens, which gives you a field of view of around 21,9° with a minimum focusing distance of only 69cm. This is the second X mount AF lens after the Samyang AF 12mm f/2 X.

The new Samyang AF 75mm f/1.8 X lens for Fujifilm X Series camera will be available in March/April 2023 for £395 (probably $549 in US). Check availability at BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama.

Below are the detailed specifications of Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 Lens for Fujifilm X: Continue reading “Samyang AF 75mm F1.8 APS-C Lens for Fujifilm X mount”

Sigma Announces Trio of Nikon Z Mount Primes for APS-C Cameras

Sigma has announced three new primes for Nikon Z APS-C cameras: Sigma 16mm F1.4 / 30mm F1.4/ 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens. They are now listed at B&H.

All the new primes have bright, f/1.4 maximum apertures with compact builds with 35mm equivalent focal lengths of 24mm, 45mm, and 84mm, respectively.

Three F1.4 prime lenses (16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary), which are currently available in five mounts (Sony E-mount, Canon EF-M mount, FUJIFILM X Mount, Micro Four Thirds mount and L-Mount) will be simultaneously released in Z Mount.

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Tamron unveils 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD for Fujifilm X-mount

Tamron has announced an 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD, a new wide-angle zoom lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras with a release date set for spring 2023.

The 11-20mm lens gives a 16.5-30mm equivalent range on an X-series camera, providing a faster alternative to Fujifilm’s own XF10-24mm F4 OIS WR though not going as wide as the XF8-16mm F2.8 WR.

The Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD allows a minimum focusing distance of 0.15m and a maximum magnification of 1:4, allowing users to shoot wide-angle macro shots.

Also on board the Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD is the company’s Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive (RXD), which enables quiet performance when filming video.

Key details of the Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD for Fujifilm X-mount:

  • Ultra-wide angle zoom lens with F2.8 aperture
  • RXD stepping motor drive for silent stills and video shooting
  • MOD of 0.15m (5.9in) at 11mm focal length
  • Waterproof construction and fluorine coating

Other features include a Fluorine Coating and a moisture-resistant construction.

The Tamron 11-20mm F/2.8 Di III-A RXD price tag will be revealed at a later date, the company says. Tamron started releasing FUJIFILM X-Mount lenses in 2021, and it seems like for now, the company is focusing on producing zoom lenses. Last year, the Tamron 17-70mm F/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD was launched, an affordable and versatile piece of glass with built-in image stabilization. It is now listed at B&HPhoto.

Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM Lens Announced, Priced $1,298

Sony has officially announced the new Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM lens. It is designed with sophisticated elements and advanced optics and the latest lens technology, offering uncompromising image quality for still and video shooting.

The Sony FE 50mm F1.4 GM is a brand new fast standard prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras. This is the second 50mm F1.4 E-mount lens that Sony have released, the first being the 7-year-old Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA.

The US price of the new compact and portable standard prime is $1,299, release date is in late April to early May. Check availability at B&HPhoto /Adorama/Amazon.

Press Text. More at Explora.
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OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens in Short Supply

OM SYSTEM Japan just issued an official apology and notice for the delayed delivery of the newly announced M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens. So if you want to get as far to the front of the list as you can, you should probably go ahead and pre-order now.

Pre-order links:

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens: $1,499.99 at Amazon, B&HPhotoAdorama.

Press Release:

Apology for delayed delivery of interchangeable lens “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90mm Macro F3.5 IS PRO” for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras

Thank you for your continued patronage of OM Digital Solutions products.

We would like to make a big announcement regarding the “M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO” scheduled for release on February 24, 2023. Due to the large number of customers who have made reservations, some customers may have to wait for the product to be delivered after it goes on sale. It may take some time.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to customers who are waiting for our products and to all concerned.

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens Announced

The new OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens is now officially announced. The US price is $1,499.99 and it will be released in March 2023. Now the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO is available for pre-order at B&HPhotoAdorama..

Key Features

  • Micro Four Thirds | f/3.5 to f/22
  • 180mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • Telephoto Macro Lens
  • 2:1 Magnification, 8.8″ Min. Focus
  • MSC AF System & Manual Focus Clutch
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • IP53 Weather-Sealing, Fluorine Coating
  • ED and HR Elements & ZERO Coating
  • Focus Limit Switch & Lens Fn Button
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Pre-order links:

OM SYSTEM M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm f/3.5 Macro IS PRO Lens: $1,499.99 at B&HPhotoAdorama.

Press Release:

Announcing the M.Zuiko digital ED 90mm F3.5 macro IS pro lens

See the unseen in macro photography with ultra-high-magnification from OM System

Bethlehem, PA (February 8, 2023) – OM Digital Solutions Corporation is pleased to announce the M. Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO: the ultimate field macro lens for the seasoned professional and macro curious alike; a class-leading lens built by OM SYSTEM to provide an incredible outdoor macro photography experience.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO Micro Four Thirds System standard interchangeable lens offers up to 2x magnification1, for ultra-high magnification shooting, more magnification than on any lens we’ve ever made. Increase that magnification up to 4×2 with the addition of the optional MC-20 2x teleconverter (sold separately) to capture an unseen world, invisible to the naked eye.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO lens is equipped with an in-lens image stabilization system. When combined with a compatible camera body, 5-axis sync-IS is supported, delivering up to 7 steps3 of shutter speed compensation.

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO is the ideal telephoto lens for stress-free outdoor shooting of any kind, from nature to landscapes to macro, with IP534 dustproof and splashproof performance, and freezeproof protection down to 14°F (-10°C). And at just 453 grams5 this lens offers a compact, lightweight, versatile design, for worry-free photography in any environment.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO KEY FEATURES

  • High resolution macro lens
  • Exceptional Magnification–Delivers 4x equivalent shooting when paired with the MC-20 2x teleconverter
  • Autofocus without limits–High speed, high precision AF
  • High performance 5-axis image stabilization
  • Built to enable split-second macro shooting capabilities
  • IP534 splashproof and dustproof performance
  • Freezeproof down to 14°F
  • Fluorine coating
  • Weight: approx. 453 g5 (lens only)
  • Available March 2023
  • Price: $1,499.99 U.S./ $2,049.99 CAD


Maximum image magnification 2x 1, 4x 2 when paired with the optional MC-20 2x teleconverter, delivering flexibility for even the most extreme macro adventures

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO is a lightweight, high-performance telephoto macro lens offering a maximum image magnification of 2x. The optional MC-20 2x teleconverter can also be attached, bringing maximum image magnification to 4x and allowing ultra-close-up shooting. Close-up shots of flowers, and even virtually microscopic objects such as the scales on a butterfly’s wing are reproduced in stunning detail. In addition to these powerful close-up capabilities, the ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO can be used as a single-focal-length telephoto lens capable of capturing distant subjects with astonishing image clarity. It handles the transition from macro to telephoto seamlessly, allowing the user the versatility of shooting all day without having to worry about changing lenses.

To ensure stable performance with good depiction for everything from close-up to standard distances, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO features an amazing 18 elements in 13 groups, including two Super ED lenses, four ED lenses, one Super HR lens, and one HR lens. This allows the lens to suppress the chromatic aberration often seen when shooting close-up, offering high-quality well-focused images of the primary subject. What’s more, even defocused areas are beautifully depicted, with minimal color bleeding. The lens features ZERO (Zuiko Extra-low Reflection Optical) coating, which eliminates ghosts and flares for clear depictive performance even in difficult conditions such as backlit situations. This also provides effective suppression of spot flaring, a common occurrence with macro lenses.

High-speed, high-precision AF across the entire range, even for ultra-high-magnification macro shooting

Defying conventional wisdom that says that ultra-high magnification shooting with a macro lens requires manual focusing, the ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO allows autofocus to be used across the entire range from close-up photography to infinity, with a maximum magnification of 2x or 4x with a teleconverter attached. A floating inner focusing system with two focusing lens groups are driven independently for high-speed AF, delivering high-quality images. AF is available even for ultra-high-magnification shooting, so using the Focus Stacking function6, one of the features of OM SYSTEM interchangeable lens cameras, makes it easy to capture photos that are in focus across the subject, even for ultra-high-magnification macro shooting, and even when shooting handheld.

Compatible with 5-axis Sync IS in up to 7 steps 3

The image stabilization mechanism in the lens and the camera body work together to achieve 5-axis sync IS, which delivers up to 7 steps of shutter speed compensation. Furthermore, the ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO features an acceleration sensor on the lens that precisely detects motion blur for correction of shift, which has a significant impact on macro shooting. No need to bring a tripod, the powerful image stabilization functionality allows the user the flexibility, even for handheld high-resolution photos.

IP53 4 splash & dust proof capabilities with a fluorine coating for unbeatable all-weather performance

Like the flagship OM-1 camera from OM SYSTEM, the ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO offers excellent IP53 splash & dust proof performance, as well as freeze-proof protection to -10°C, allowing the user to continue their adventures without worrying about their equipment, even in the harshest of outdoor environments. Smooth, scratch-and dirt-resistant fluorine coating is used on the front-most lens for easy removal of dust and dirt using a blower or cloth. Pair the M.Zuiko Digital ED 90mm F3.5 Macro IS PRO with an OM SYSTEM weather-sealed body (sold separately) for the greatest field macro photography system ever made.

Other features

  • Focus Limit Switch sets the focusing range to define focus limits to enable faster focusing when shooting, improving AF speed.
  • Manual Focus Clutch mechanism allowing rapid transition from AF to manual focus. Also features a guide shooting magnification for use when shooting with manual focus.
  • L-Fn (lens function) button is available on the side of the lens so users can change settings with a single operation using their thumb while holding the camera.
  • Compact, lightweight versatile design at 453 g with a filter diameter of 62 mm, maximum diameter of 69.8 mm x overall length of 136 mm.

1 35mm equivalent: 4x
2 35mm equivalent: 8x
3 When 5-axis sync IS is used. CIPA guideline compliant. When correction is carried out on two axes (yaw and pitch), halfway release image stabilization: OFF, Camera body: OM-1
4 When paired with a splash & dust proof body. This does not apply during charging or HDMI connection
5 Lens only, excluding front and rear lens caps and lens hood
6 When paired with Focus Stacking compatible models