Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released

Sony released  new firmware updates for the Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM.

Firmware update version 1.0.1 for A9 II improves the overall stability and performance of the camera while firmware version 02 for 24mm f/1.4 GM (Amazon | B&H Photo Video) and 135mm f/1.4 GM (Adorama | Amazon) lenses improves aperture response when these lenses attached to the ILCE-9, ILCE-9M2 and ILCE-7RM4 camera models.

Please check out the firmware update details below with the download links. Continue reading “Sony a9 II, FE 24mm f/1.4 GM and FE 135mm f/1.8 GM Firmware Updates Released”

Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter

Techart releases the TZC-01, an adapter that makes it possible to mount and use autofocus Canon EF lenses on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras

Techart says the TZC-01 will work with EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss. In addition to ‘native’ autofocus performance, the lenses will also maintain aperture control, stabilization features and EXIF data. In total, Techart lists 62 lenses it says are proven compatible with the adapter: Continue reading “Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter”

Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras

Tokina has announced the release of its new atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless camera systems. It is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses that will include lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats.

The Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens features a clean design with high quality optics housed in a beautifully anodized, semi-satin black metal lens barrel. The fast f/1.8 aperture is perfect for portraits, low light shooting and produces beautiful bokeh.

Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will hit shelves around the world on February 7, 2020 for an estimated street price of $500 (preorder it now at BHphoto and Adorama). It will compete against Sony’s already budget-friendly and affordable product, FE 85mm f/1.8 currently sells for $599. Continue reading “Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE prime for full-frame Sony cameras”

Leica M10 Monochrom Black and White Camera

Leica Camera launches the new Leica M10 Monochrom. Building on the legendary M-system, Leica is taking digital black-and-white photography to the next level with the launch of the new Leica M10 Monochrom.

The new camera features a new 40.8mp full-frame monochrome CMOS sensor, and is available to purchase now for $8295 Adorama | B&H.

The new sensor has lowered the base ISO from 320 to 160, and Leica also claims an improvement in dynamic range. The camera works with all Leica M-Bayonet mount lenses, and features an ISO range of ISO160 to ISO100,000.

The technical details and the handling of the Leica M10 Monochrom are identical to those of the Leica M10-P. Continue reading “Leica M10 Monochrom Black and White Camera”

Sony Announces New Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT28T)

Sony has announced a new shooting grip, featuring Bluetooth wireless remote control capability. The GP-VPT2BT features a zoom control, and the ability to take movies or stills by pressing a button with your thumb.

Sony GP-VPT28T wireless shooting grip designed to work with a number of Sony cameras. The grip, which also serves as a tripod, uses Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly control the shutter, zoom and more on compatible cameras.

The grip is dust-and-water-resistant and works with the following Sony cameras: a9 II, a9, a7R IV, a7R III, a7 III, a6600, a6400, a6100, and RX100 VII. Continue reading “Sony Announces New Shooting Grip With Wireless Remote Commander (GP-VPT28T)”

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4P announced – the world’s lightest medium format lens

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4P medium format mirrorless lens is now officially announced. At 320g and 47mm, this is the world’s lightest medium format lens. The US price is $1,099 (pre-orders open at Adorama and B&H).

  • 36mm (35mm equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Two aspherical elements
  • Sample photos can be found here

Hasselblad currently has 10 different XCD lenses – see pricing and availability at Adorama and B&H Photo. Continue reading “Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/4P announced – the world’s lightest medium format lens”

Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens for Canon EF-M (EOS M), Sony E, Fuji X mounts.  The lens has a good price tag at $199.

Featuring a one-of-a-kind 210° field of view, Laowa 4mm f/2.8 fisheye lens can create a circular fisheye perspective on Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. Photographers can create a 360° full panorama image with a maximum of 2-3 shots. The lens  weigh only 4.8 oz (135 g) which makes it extremely portable and allows photographers to have creative shots anywhere, anytime. The lens can also be mounted on DJI Inspire X5 cameras for creating a unique perspective you have never seen before.

Laowa lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H. See Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens announcement. Continue reading “Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens Announced for Sony E, Fuji X, and Canon EF-M”

Nikon Coolpix P950 Announced With 4K Video And RAW Support

Nikon has announced the new Nikon Coolpix P950, with 4K video, raw support, an updated screen, electronic viewfinder, and a flash hot-shoe plus more.

The new camera features a larger 3.2inch screen, a larger, higher resolution electronic viewfinder, 4K video, raw shooting, plus Bluetooth, as well as a flash hot-shoe for added compatibility with flashguns, and the Nikon DF-M1 Dot-Sight scope. Nikon P950 features the same 83x optical zoom lens, with a bright f/2.8 aperture (wide-angle), and gives an equivalent of 24-2000mm (in 35mm equivalent terms).

The Nikon Coolpix P950 will arrive in February with an MSRP of $799.00 – at  B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Continue reading “Nikon Coolpix P950 Announced With 4K Video And RAW Support”

Nikon D780 DSLR Announced With 4K Video, Price: $2,296.95

Nikon has announced the new Nikon D780, an update to the D750, the D780 offers 4K video from the 24mp full-frame sensor, plus other improvements.  The new D780 borrows heavily from the Z6 mirrorless camera, with a few things from the D5 as well.

The D780 features a 24.5MP BSI-CMOS sensor – likely the same as in the Z6 – which features on-sensor phase detection. That means that in live view you’ll get dramatically improved autofocus compared to previous Nikon DSLRs, plus face and eye detection. When shooting through the viewfinder you’ll have a 51-point AF system backed with the higher-resolution metering sensor and algorithms from the D5.

More on Nikon D780 DSLR : Is it a Z6 Killer?

Burst shooting with continuous AF tops out at 7 fps, though it can hit 12 fps in live view silent shutter mode (when shooting 12-bit Raw files). The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec, with an x-sync of 1/200 sec.

Nikon D780 Starts at $2,296.95 – at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens Becomes Official

 has now been officially announced by Nikon. The Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S is a pro-grade telephoto lens and also the first full-frame tele-zoom for the Nikon Z system.

The lens has Vibration Reduction built-in – which works in tandem with the Z6 and Z7’s in-body IS system – and can reduce shake by up to 5 stops.

The 70-200 F2.8 weighs in at 1.4kg (3.2lbs) and uses 77mm filters. A customizable control ring allows for quick adjustment of aperture or exposure compensation, and a digital display shows things like aperture and focus distance. As with other high-end Z-mount lenses, the 70-200 is weather-sealed.

The Nikkor Z 70-200 F2.8 VR S will be available in February for $2,596.95 – at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Continue reading “Nikon NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Lens Becomes Official”