The Leica SL2 is a L-mount full-frame mirrorless camera for professional stills photographers and videographers. It comes several significant updates and design changes when compared with the original Leica SL.
It offers a 47 megapixel full-frame sensor, Maestro III processor, 20fps burst shooting, 4K/60p video recording, in-body image stabilisation, improved ergonomics, a more comfortable grip, simplified three-button control layout, Object Detection AF, electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 5.76 megapixels, 3.2-inch LCD screen with 2.1 megapixels, and a 187 megapixel multishot mode.
The US price for Leica SL2 body is $5,995. It is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Release date is scheduled for November 21st, 2019. Continue reading “Leica SL2 47MP Full-frame Mirrorless Camera, Price, Specs and Availability”
The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for Sony E-Mount and L-Mount is the second newly-designed “Art zoom” dedicated forfull mirrorless cameras. The new lens joins the previously-announced 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art as the second of Sigma’s DN zoom.
The lens has a total of 19 elements, including low dispersion, special low dispersion and aspherical glass. Sigma’s ‘Super Multi-Layer’ and ‘Nano Porous’ coatings have been applied to reduce flare and ghosting. Autofocus is driven by a stepping motor and the lens can focus as close as 18cm (7.1″).
The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be available in both L-mount and Sony E-mount in mid-November 2019. Pricing will be announced at a later date. Compared against Tamron’s popular 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD, which retails for $850, it would be in the same price range. Check at BHphoto, Adorama. Continue reading “Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art for Sony E-mount and L-Mount Mirrorless Cameras”
Canon EOS Ra astrophotography camera is now officially announced. It is the same identical specs to the EOS R, featuring 30MP sensor, 3.69M-dot OLED EVF, dot-matrix LED panel and magnesium-alloy body.
Canon has modified the IR filter in front of the full-frame sensor, to allow the EOS Ra to capture four times the amount of hydrogen alpha rays (656nm wavelength) compared to the standard EOS R camera. Canon EOS Ra also offers a 30x magnification option in the EVF and in Live View, a significant increase from the 10x magnification found in the standard EOS R.
The US price is $2,499. Pre-orders will begin on Tuesday, November 19 at 12:01 am EST at Adorama and B&H. Continue reading “It’s Official : Canon EOS Ra Astrophotography Camera”
In addition to the new Panasonic firmware updates, the company also unveiled two new L-mount compatible full frame lenses. These lenses are the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens and Panasonic S 70-200mm f/2.8 L-Mount Lens. Panasonic also updated the Lumix S L-mount lenses roadmap.
The US price of Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 Lens is $1,497.99, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 70-200mm f/2.8 O.I.S. Lens is priced at $2,597.99. Both Panasonic L-mount lenses are available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama. Order now if you are interested. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S PRO 16-35mm f/4 & 70-200mm f/2.8 Lenses for L-mount”
The previously rumored DJI Mavic Mini drone is now officially announced, an ultra-lightweight folding drone that weighs just 249g.
The Mavic Mini is the smallest and lightest drone DJI has made to date, but despite its compact size, DJI has managed to pack quite a few features found in its more robust drones, such as the Mavic Air and Mavic Pro.
The US price is $399, and it is now available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama, Amazon. Continue reading “DJI Mavic Mini Drone Officially Announced, Price $399”
Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF lens is the first auto-focus lens for the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera system. The new model joins the company’s similar AF 14mm f/2.8 EF lens for Canon EF, featuring a 113.9-degree wide angle of view (89.8-degree APS-C) thanks to 14 elements in 10 groups, including one high-reflective element, two extra-low dispersion elements and three aspherical elements.
The Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 RF will be released globally in November. It will be priced at £629 in the UK. Continue reading “Samyang AF 14mm f/2.8 RF Lens for Canon RF Mount”
Canon today officially the new RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS for Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless cameras.
The price for RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens is $2,699.00, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon, shipping in November. The price for RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS lens is $2,999, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon, shipping in December.
Continue reading “Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS & RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lenses Announced”
Canon held a major announcement. In addition to the new RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS, the company also announced the development of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III flagship DSLR camera.
Price and release date is not available yet. Expected official announcement around CP+ Show 2020 in February.
The new flagship camera will have an all-new CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel AF and a new Digic processor. That combination will be able to produce not only standard JPEG and Raw files, but also 10-bit HEIF files for a greater tonal range than JPEGs are capable of. The Dual Pixel AF region of the sensor will cover 90% of the frame horizontally and 100% vertically, with 525 AF areas.
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III will be able to capture 10-bit, 4:2:2 video footage at up to 4K/60p with built in a C-Log profile, to enhance users’ ability to grade the video files in post.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III is now listed at B&H. Continue reading “Canon Announces the Development of EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR Camera”
Tamron today officially announced four new FE lenses for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras.
These lenses are Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo), Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo), Tamron 35mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 Lens (B&H Photo) and Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens (Development Announcement).
The set serves as an accessible means for Sony photographers looking to build a collection of wide-angle primes. All three lenses are compact and lightweight, guaranteeing they won’t take up too much space in your bag. The 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens will be released in the Spring of 2020, currently no price info yet.
All these three Tamron FE lenses will be priced at $349. The 24mm and 35mm will arrive on November 20th, with the 20mm to follow in January. The lenses are the same size and same weight (around 215g/7.6oz), and use the same 67mm filter thread.
Check out the press release and pre-orders are open at Adorama and B&H: Continue reading “Tamron Announced 4 New FE Lenses for Sony E-mount”
Fujifilm has announced the new X-Pro 3, the latest rangefinder style mirrorless camera from Fujifilm. Fujifilm has now released full specifications and prices for the camera.
The X-Pro3 has a 26MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, the same as on the X-T3, along with a hybrid autofocus system. The LCD flips down by up to 180 degrees and has a resolution of 1.62 million-dots. The viewfinder has a magnification of 0.52x when used optically and 0.66x when used as an EVF. The EVF has an OLED panel with 3.69 million dots. It has a USB 3.1 Type-C port and a 2.5mm remote/microphone socket.
The camera can shoot DCI and UHD 4K at up to 30p. It has dual SD card slots with UHS-II support and you can connect to external power sources over its USB 3.1 (Type C) connector. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.The rear screen is hidden until you tilt it down.
Fujifilm X-Pro3 ($1,799): B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama Continue reading “Fujifilm X-Pro3 Mirrorless Camera, Specs, Price and Availability”