Sony FX30 Cinema APS-c Camera with 26MP and 16-bit RAW recording

Sony has announced the FX30, a compact digital cinema camera that shares the same body design as the older FX3, but upgrades from full-frame to an all-new back-illuminated 26MP APS-C sensor that captures Super35 4K video.

The new Sony FX30 sits below the FX3 in Sony’s E-mount cinema camera lineup and is designed to bridge the gap between what budding creators want and what’s being released for the professional market.

Compared to the Sony FX3 (approx. $3,898 on Adorama | B&H | Amazon), which features a 4K direct-sampling full-frame sensor with ISO 409,600, the Sony FX30 instead uses a Super35 sensor with 6K sampling and ISO 32,000. 6K resolution.

The Sony FX30 digital cinema camera is already available to pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com and Adorama.com for $1,799. Continue reading “Sony FX30 Cinema APS-c Camera with 26MP and 16-bit RAW recording”

Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced

Venus Optics announced a new lens, the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO for designed specifically for mirrorless camera systems.

The Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO sells at $499 and is available at Venus Optics and available for Canon R, Leica L, Nikon Z and Sony E mount. Venus Optics lenses are sold at AmazonAdorama and B&H.

This manual focus macro lens offers a maximum 2:1 magnification ratio for larger-than-life macro photos. The 58mm lens is constructed of 14 elements in 11 groups, including 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) elements and 3 Ultra-High Refractive Index elements. It uses a 13 blade aperture diaphragm, has an aperture range of F2.8 through F22, has a minimum focusing distance of 18.5cm (7.3”) and uses a 67mm front filter thread. The lens measures 74mm (2.9”) in diameter by 117mm (4.0”) in length and weighs 595g (1.3lbs).  Continue reading “Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2x Ultra-Macro APO Lens Announced”

Tamron 150-500mm F5-6.7 Di III VXD Lens for FUJIFILM X Announced for $1,499

Tamron has officially annnounced the new Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD (Model A057) for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. It is a compact and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens well suited to capture a wide array of subjects ranging from landscapes and birds to sports and wildlife photography.

This new lens costs $1,499, first available for pre-order at B&H Photo.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28mm F2.8 Lens Announced for $1,196.95

Nikon has just officially announced the new Nikon NIKKOR Z 17-28mm F2.8 lens.  This ultra-wide-angle zoom manages to mix speed and compactness while presenting a broad field of view that’s perfect for anything from landscapes to architecture subjects to handheld vlogging applications.

The Nikon Z 17-28mm F2.8 Nikkor lens will be available in late October for $1,199.95.

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Announced: Fujifilm X-H2, Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR, and GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR

The Fujifilm X-H2 is a high-end 40MP APS-C mirrorless camera for both stills and video shooting. Its high-resolution stills and 8K video capabilities stand in contrast to the high-speed shooting and fast readout 4K capabilities of its X-H2S sister model.

Fujifilm has not only announced a new X Series camera, the 40MP X-H2, the company also announced a new X series lens, the XF 56mm F1.2 R WR and the Fujinon GF 20-35mm F4 R WR lens, the company’s widest-angle lens yet, eclipsing the GF 23mm F4 R WR lens. Continue reading “Announced: Fujifilm X-H2, Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR, and GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR”

Meyer Optik Görlitz – Biotar 58 f1.5 II Now Available

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Biotar 58mm f/1.5 II Lens is now officially released. The new Biotar 58 f/1.5 II lens is available for most camera mounts. The new lens is now available at BHphoto. Here are the details : Continue reading “Meyer Optik Görlitz – Biotar 58 f1.5 II Now Available”

Canon XA75, XA70, XA65, XA60 and VIXIA HF G70 Camcorders Announced

Canon has officially announced XA75XA70XA65XA60 and VIXIA HF G70 camcorders.

The Canon XA75 and XA70 professional camcorders are both scheduled to be available in November 2022 for an estimated retail price of $2,999.00 and $2,499.00 respectively.

The Canon XA65 and XA60 professional camcorders are both scheduled to be available in October 2022 for an estimated retail price of $2,299.00 and $1,799.00 respectively.

The Canon VIXIA HF G70 prosumer camcorder is scheduled to be available in October 2022 for an estimated retail price of $1,249.00.

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Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Officially Announced, Price $999

Panasonic officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens. The US price is $699 and it will be released in October 2022. Now the new Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens is available for pre-order at BHPhotoAdorama.

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Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens: $999.99 at BHPhoto, Adorama.

Panasonic Lumix S 18mm f/1.8 Lens Key Features

  • L-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • 1x Ultra ED, 3x ED Dispersion Elements
  • 1x Ultra-High Refractive Element
  • 3x Aspherical Elements
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 7.09″
  • Linear AF Motor
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Includes Lens Hood

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Sony FR7 Cinema Line PTZ Camera Announced !

Sony today has officially announced a new model in its Cinema line, the FR7. The Sony FR7 is the world’s first pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera to combine a full-frame image sensor, an interchangeable lens design, and remote shooting functionality. The FR7 is a redesigned FX6 modified into a PTZ design. The US price for Sony FR7 is $9,699, you can check pre-order options at Adorama | B&H Photo. The official release date is in November 2022.

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Tamron Launches 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon’s Z-mount

Tamron has announced the launcg of the 70–300mm F4.5–6.3 Di III RXD lens for Nikon Z-mount camera systems. This would make it the first third-party zoom lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras with autofocus capabilities. The US price of the lens is $699 and available at B&H.

Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Specifications

Focal Length 70 to 300mm
Maximum Aperture f/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperture f/22 to 32
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Angle of View 34° 21′ to 8° 15′
Minimum Focus Distance 31.5″ / 0.8 m
Optical Design 15 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 7, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization No
Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L) 5.8 x 3″ / 148 x 77 mm
Weight 1.2 lb / 545 g

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