Coming Soon : Canon EOS R8, EOS R50 w/ Two New Kit Lenses on February 8th

Finally, some definitive rumors started to come on the Canon side. Canon will announce two camera bodies very soon alongside the recently uncovered Canon RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM.

The long rumored Canon EOS R8 will be announced, along with the Canon EOS R50. If we’re going by the information in this post, the Canon EOS R8 will be full-frame and the Canon EOS R50 will be APS-C and will likely be the evolution of the EOS M system to the RF mount.

There is also another STM lens coming with these cameras, the Canon RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM. Here are the details :

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Rumors : Sony A9 III to be Announced in February

According to latest rumors, the Sony A9 III full frame mirrorless camera rumored to be announced in February 2023. Probably around CP+ Show in late February. Sony A9 II (Amazon,B&H and Adorama) was officially announced for almost three years, so this makes sense.

Sony a9 III will be the successor of Sony a9 II, and it is set to compete with Canon EOS R5/R5 Mark II. The Sony A9 II camera will have a major upgrade in core specification while maintaining a standard resolution of 24MP. While the technical specifications of the Sony a9 III are not conclusively confirmed, on the sensor side, the pixel count will remain unchanged, and the continuous shooting speed, buffering, video performance, AF performance, etc. will be improved.

Here are the specifications from the Sony A9 III Rumors so far : Continue reading “Rumors : Sony A9 III to be Announced in February”

Nikon Announces the Development of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Lenses

Nikon just officially announced the development of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S, a fast mid-telephoto prime lens, and the NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8, a slim wide-angle prime lens, for Z-mount full-frame/FX-format mirrorless cameras.

Nikon is being very tight-lipped about their new ultrafast telephoto prime, leaving us with just the focal length, maximum aperture and 82mm front filter thread revealed in the single product image released alongside the press release. Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about pricing or availability just yet, but if you’re attending CES 2023 in Las Vegas from January 5–8, you can get a sneak peek of the lens at Nikon’s booth.

Press release: Continue reading “Nikon Announces the Development of the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.2 S and NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8 Lenses”

Panasonic Lumix S5 II and S5 IIX Officially Announced

The new Panasonic Lumix S5 II and S5 IIX mirrorless cameras are now officially announced. The new Panasonic cameras add phase detection autofocus to its 24MP CMOS sensor and uses the L mount shared with Leica and Sigma.

Pre-order links:

Panasonic Lumix S5 II body: $1,997.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 II with 20-60mm Lens: $2,297.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX body: $2,197.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX with 20-60mm Lens: $2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S5 II and S5 IIX Officially Announced”

Canon EOS R8 Will Be Announced at CP+ 2023 in February

According to latest Canon rumors, the upcoming Canon EOS R8 mirrorless camera will be announced around CP+ 2023 in February in February 2023 (February 23-26).

Reportedly, this Canon EOS R8 camera will have a unique “flippy screen” and will be outfitted with the same 24.2MP image sensor found in its older brother, the EOS R10. All signs point to the EOS R8 fitting nicely in the lineup between the EOS R7 and EOS R10. As we eagerly await the official unveiling of the EOS R8, we’re left to wonder what other surprises Canon has for us at the CP+ show. Continue reading “Canon EOS R8 Will Be Announced at CP+ 2023 in February”

New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-S10 Released

Fujifilm has just released the new firmware updates for the Fujifilm  X-T5X-H2 and X-S10 cameras. 

Click Here to Download Ver 1.01 for  Fujifilm X-T5 

Revised specification from Ver.1.00 to Ver.1.01

  1. The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the color reproduction looks bad in the under-exposure area of the image when taking the photo under the following conditions.
    [ Conditions ] ・FILM SIMULATION:“NOSTALGIC Neg.” or “ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS”
    ・LENS MODULATION OPTIMIZER:ON
    ・SMOOTHS SKIN EFFECT:“STRONG” or “WEAK”
    ・LENS APERTURE:F10 to F18
  2. Other minor bugs have been fixed.

Click Here to Download Ver 1.11 for Fujifilm X-H2 

Revised specification from Ver.1.10 to Ver.1.11

  1. The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the color reproduction looks bad in the under-exposure area of the image when taking the photo under the following conditions.
    [ Conditions ] ・FILM SIMULATION:“NOSTALGIC Neg.” or “ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS”
    ・LENS MODULATION OPTIMIZER:ON
    ・SMOOTHS SKIN EFFECT:“STRONG” or “WEAK”
    ・LENS APERTURE:F10 to F18

Click Here to download Ver 2.61 for Fujifilm X-S10 

Revised specification from Ver.2.60 to Ver.2.61

  1. The firmware bug has been fixed, which caused that the white frame of the AF point is not displayed correctly when setting the “AF MODE” to “ZONE” and “AF POINT DISPLAY” to “ON” with the camera body firmware Ver. 2.60.
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Best Lenses for Fujifilm X-Mount (DPRTV)

DPRTV posted a list of the best lenses for Fujifilm X mount. Below you can find the list of these Fuji lenses and the video in review. 

This is an excellent guide to the best lenses for Fujifilm cameras to buy in 2023. If you’re looking for the absolute best lenses for professional use with the Fujifilm X-series system, then look no further than here. Continue reading “Best Lenses for Fujifilm X-Mount (DPRTV)”

New Canon Firmware Updates Released for EOS R5 & R6

Here is a minor Canon firmware update for the EOS R5 and EOS R6. You can follow the links below to download the new Canon firmware updates.

You can find all the details and download link of Canon Firmware Update For EOS R6 and EOS R6 Version 1.7 below.

Changes are minimal:

  1. Corrected the phenomenon that, on rare occasions, the camera would not operate normally while shooting a small subject.
  2. Fixed minor bugs.

You can save $200 off on these cameras, see the details below:

Canon EOS R5 Body $200 Off Amazon 
Canon EOS R5 w/ RF 24-105mm F4 L $200 Off Amazon
Canon EOS R6 Body $200 Off Amazon
Canon EOS R6 w/ RF 24-105mm F4L  $200 Off Amazon

DpreviewTV: The Best & Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2022

DPRTV published its Best & Worst cameras and lenses for 2022. Below is a summary of their rankings:

Best lens:
Winner: Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GMII
Runner-up: Sigma 20mm f/1.4

Best video camera:
Winner: Fuji X-H2s
Runner-up: Sony FX-30

Best photo camera:
Winner: Sony A7rV
Runner-up: Fuji X-H2s

Worst lens: Fujinon 18-120mm

Worst video camera: Sony ZV-1F

Worst photo camera: Nikon Z30

Best Camera for Wildlife Photography

Here is a video review and comparison of several mirrorless cameras for capturing best wild life photography. Dpreview published a video to find out the Best Camera for Wildlife Photography. Here are the top mirrorless cameras for this genre in different price ranges.

Which camera is the best camera for wildlife photography?  Dpreview listed the best choice.

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