Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Gimbal Stabilizer Announced

Zhiyun CRANE 3S gimbal stabilizer announced for DSLR, mirrorless and even for Digital Cinema cameras.

Zhiyun CRANE 3S is a revolutionary new gimbal, which introduces a modular design, greater payload capacity and cross-compatibility with camera support systems to meet the demands of professional filmmakers. The US price for Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S starts at $649, you can pre-order at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

The CRANE 3S has a payload capacity of 6.5 kg (14.33 lb) which allows it to handle cameras such as the Canon EOS 1D X Mark III, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even larger cameras like those from the Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS and FX series, and Red Digital Cinema series.

Features:

  • CRANE 3S is constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for 14.3lbs payload for a wide range of camera setup including Canon EOS 1DX, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS & FX series, and Red Digital Cinema Cameras.
  • Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.
  • To complete challenging shooting tasks, CRANE 3S offers a versatile solution thanks to its cross-compatibility. The handle mods are easily separated and both provide multiple thread holes of different sizes to mount accessories. The modular design allows greater compatibility on CRANE 3S, like with motorized dolly, jib, cable cam, Easyrig, etc.
  • CRANE 3S provides ultimate reliability that users can count on. The reinvented locking system can lock the three axes without noticeable swinging. The modular design is integrated with double locks to ensure the camera is 100% safe on the gimbal during traveling or storage.

Development Announcement of Pentax HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW Lens

RICOH IMAGING has announced the development of the second new generation of HD PENTAX-D FA★ 85mmF1.4 SDM AW lens. This is a new-generation high-performance Star-series lens which is known for the perfect image quality. This lens is scheduled to be released in late 2020.

Pentax say the lens series has the following credentials:

  • Best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.
  • Large aperture with particularly expressive images.
  • High build quality, durable materials for longevity and easy handling

“After the release of the PENTAX-D FA* 50mm, it quickly became one of the most popular lenses for use with the PENTAX 35mm system. Since then, many PENTAX photographers have requested additional lenses to extend the range of prime lenses. Based on this, it is with great pleasure that we announce the development of another high-performance lens in this series. With the HD PENTAX-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW, we continue to pursue particularly high image quality without compromise.”, comment Pentax.

Pentax say that the lens should be available from late 2020, and no pricing has been announced as yet.

Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens key features:

  • By incorporating three Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical elements, it effectively compensates chromatic aberrations and produces brilliant, high-contrast images even from open aperture.
  • Adopts one aspherical lens and achieves high delineation performance with good correction of spherical aberration, coma and field curvature.
  • High speed and smooth operation with newly developed SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor) equipped with high torque ring-type ultrasonic motor.
  • Developing as an AW (All Weather model) this lens features a dependable dustproof, weather-resistant structure to prevent the intrusion of water and dust into the lens interior.

More Specs of EOS R5 Revealed : 8K@30p no Crop, DPAF, Animal AF

Canon has announced more specs of Canon EOS R5.  See the major new features and specs of Canon EOS R5 just one month after first development announcement. The new Canon EOS R5 full frame mirrorless camera already listed at Adorama and B&HPhoto.

You can see the highlights below as well as the full press text about the more specs of Canon EOS R5.

  • 8K video capture – Up to 29.97fps (30fps)
  • No-Crop
  • Dual Pixel AF is available in all 8K modes
  • Internal recording
  • Animal detection – Steadily tracks animal subjects (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) by detecting the body, face, or eye of the subject.

Expect next round of new features & specs to be announced on April 13th, 2020. Continue reading “More Specs of EOS R5 Revealed : 8K@30p no Crop, DPAF, Animal AF”

Irix 45mm f/1.4 Full-Frame Manual Focus DSLR Lens

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 is a new fast standard prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens is a compelling alternative for all fans of 35-50mm focal lengths, thus allowing a more creative approach to photography.

Whether you’re a professional photographer looking for the right lens for the job or an amateur looking to fill a gap in your focal lengths – the Irix 45mm F/1.4 is the lens for you! Continue reading “Irix 45mm f/1.4 Full-Frame Manual Focus DSLR Lens”

Nikon D6 DSLR Camera Release Date Delayed to May 2020

Nikon D6 DSLR camera has been delayed until May 2020 because of components delays caused by Coronavirus. Originally slated for a March release, the Nikon D6 will now be released in May before the Tokyo Olympics, if there are no further delays. Amazon US shows the Nikon D6 will be released on April 30, 2020.

The Nikon D6 (Amazon | Adorama | B&HPhoto)  is a professional DSLR designed for sports and action photography. More: Best Lenses for Nikon D6 | Canon EOS-1D X Mark III vs Nikon D6 | Nikon D6 vs Nikon D5 – Comparison. Continue reading “Nikon D6 DSLR Camera Release Date Delayed to May 2020”

New Tokina Lenses 2020 Line-up Announced

Tokina reveals updated 2020 lens roadmap with new lenses for DSLR, mirrorless cameras.

For their 70th anniversary, Tokina officially announce Tokina new lens line-up which will be released in 2020 year. This new Tokina lenses 2020 line-up was originally planned to be presented at the biggest annual Asian Camera and Imaging photo show CP+2020 (Yokohama, Japan). Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the show was canceled.

New Tokina APS-C DSLR Lens for Canon and Nikon: Continue reading “New Tokina Lenses 2020 Line-up Announced”

Oppo Find X2 Pro Comes with Periscope Tele and Calibrated 120Hz Display

Oppo has launched its latest flagship, the Oppo Find 2X Pro and the new model has everything it needs to take on the flagship competition from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and other more established rivals.

The below video is the entire launch presentation from Oppo:

Continue reading “Oppo Find X2 Pro Comes with Periscope Tele and Calibrated 120Hz Display”

Leica S3 Medium Format DSLR Camera, Price : $18,995

The new Leica S3 Medium Format DSLR Camera is now officially announced and available for pre-order at B&HAdorama. The US price is $18,995. Shipping is scheduled to start at the end of March 2020.

Leica S3 Medium Format DSLR Camera Key Features:

  • New 64MP medium format sensor for unprecedented image quality from Leica S-Lenses
  • 4K video recording across the full width of the sensor for the signature Leica look in video
  • ISO range of 100 – 50,000 for working in any lighting scenario
  • Dual shutter system with Focal Plane Shutter or Central Shutter lens options
  • Rugged and weather sealed build for use in the field and withstanding the elements
  • Tethered shooting workflow options for use in the professional studio
  • Leica FOTOS connectivity for mobile editing solutions on iPad, iPhone and Android

Continue reading “Leica S3 Medium Format DSLR Camera, Price : $18,995”

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 11 Instant Film Camera Announced

Fujifilm introduced the new INSTAX Mini 11 Instant Film Camera. The US price for INSTAX Mini 11 is $69.95, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Release date is on March 5th, 2020.

See also : Fujifilm X-T4 Announced with 15fps and 6.5 stop IBIS, Price : $1,699 and Additional Fuji X-T4 Coverage.  Check availability at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

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Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens Announced, Price $898

Sony has officially announced the new FE 20mm f/1.8 G lens (SEL20F18G) today. The US price for this lens is $898, check availability at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama. Release date for this lens in March 2020.  Continue reading “Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens Announced, Price $898”