Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs leaked

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens specs have been leaked online.

Venus Optics will announce the new Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens for Sony E mount, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts. The officiall announcement will be on May 23, 2022.

Here are the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens Specs

  • 13 sheets in 10 groups (3 ED lenses and 3 high-refractive)
  • 13 diaphragm blades
  • Shortest shooting distance 20.4cm
  • Filter size 67mm
  • Size 74 x 120mm
  • Weight 619g
  • mount Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / Leica L

Meike Mini Prime Cine Lens Set For RF Mount Now Available

Meike has introduced a new cine lens collection that features 5 popular focal lengths ranging from 10mm to 85mm. Meike has grouped 5 of its most popular cine lenses into one kit that is available in RF, E, X and M43 mounts.

Featured in the 5* Cine Lens Kit are the MK-35mm T2.2, MK-50mm T2.2, MK-65mm T2.2, MK-85mm T2.2 and the just-announced MK-10mm T2.2. Prices range from £1570.13 to £1784.58 and the kits are available now.

Also announced today and featured in the kit line-up is the Meike 10mm T2.2 lens which has the following specs:

  • Focal Length: 10mm
  • Format: Aps-C
  • Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Aperture Range: T/2.2-T/22
  • Diaphragm Blades: 10
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m
  • Filter Size: 77
  • Focus Rotation: 270-degrees
  • Weight (Approx.): 600g
  • Dimensions M43 mount: 80×88.0mm
  • FOV: APS-C – Diagonal 106.4-degrees, M43 – Diagonal 90.4-degrees
  • Fit: M43/RF/E/X mount

Available now, prices start at £367.63 for the M43 version while the Fujifilm X, Sony E and Canon RF mount versions are priced at £459.54.

Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099

Venus Optics has announced the new Laowa 20mm f/4 ultra-wide-angle shift Lens. The US price of this lens is $1,099 and available in 8 mounts including Canon EF and RF, Nikon F and Z, Sony E, Pentax K, L mount and Fujifilm G mount (via an adapter).  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift is an ultra-wide-angle shift lens that you cannot resist. On top of the high image sharpness and nearly no distortion (Zero-D), the lens also comes with a rotatable lens hood for avoiding flares and protecting the front lens element.

The amount of shift is ±11mm for full-frame cameras and ±8mm for medium format cameras, making it super easy to capture architectural and interior photography in a corrected perspective. Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift expands Laowa’s Shift Lens line-up giving you an addition option for distinct needs. Continue reading “Laowa 20mm f/4 Zero-D Shift Lens Announced, Price $1,099”

Canon EOS C70 Firmware Version 1.0.3.1 now Available

The new Canon EOS C70 RF mount cinema camera firmware update version 1.0.3.1 is now available for download online.

This firmware update Version 1.0.3.1 for the EOS C70 provides Cinema RAW light internal recording for 4K and 1080p recording.

Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera: $5,499 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

You can download the Canon firmware update for EOS C70 below. Continue reading “Canon EOS C70 Firmware Version 1.0.3.1 now Available”

Venus Optics Laowa F4 tilt-shift Lens to be Announced on March 28th

Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new wide-angle Laowa f/4 tilt-shift lens (or maybe only shift?) on March 28th. Venus Optics lenses are sold at Adorama and B&H.

Photo Rumors has posted a teaser image of the Venus Optics (LAOWA) shift lens. According to the image below, Venus Optics is rumored to announce the new F4 wide-angle tilt-shift lens on March 28th.

Since the title of the teaser is “Shift?”, it seems likely that the tilt mechanism is not installed. With the introduction of LAOWA brand relatively affordable shift lenses, you can feel free to try them out, unlike the expensive shift lenses made by camera makers.

Venus Optics already has the Laowa 15mm f/4.5 Zero-D Shift lens.

Canon Firmware Update Ver. 1.5.2 For EOS R5 & EOS R6 adds Autofocus Improvements

Canon firmware updates for both the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 have been released. The firmware update 1.5.2 enhances the  stability of Eye Detection and the most important is adds improvements to AutoFocus tracking when shooting moving subjects.

You find all the details and download links of this minor Canon firmware update below : Continue reading “Canon Firmware Update Ver. 1.5.2 For EOS R5 & EOS R6 adds Autofocus Improvements”

New RF 800mm and RF 1200mm Super-Telephoto RF-Mount Lenses

Canon announced new RF 800mm and RF 1200mm super-telephoto mirrorless lenses for RF-mount cameras. The US price of RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens is $16,999, and the RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens is priced at $19,999. Check availability at B&H.

Both lenses are designed to have exceptional optical qualities. Dressed in the famous Canon white paint, these super-telephotos have fluorite elements, Super UD, and UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass. The lenses are coated with Canon’s SSC (Super Spectra Coating) multi-coating and specialized ASC (Air Sphere Coating) technologies.

The Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L & RF 1200mm f/8L are both scheduled to be released in late May 2022.

Pre-order links:

Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens: $16,999 at B&H.

Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens: $19,999 at B&H.

Continue reading “New RF 800mm and RF 1200mm Super-Telephoto RF-Mount Lenses”

Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS R5 C

Looking for the best memory cards for Canon EOS R5 C? Here are our top recommended & fastest CFexpress cards and SD cards for Canon EOS R5 C mirrorless cinema camera.

The Canon EOS R5 C has dual memory card slots: 1 x CFexpress (Type B) card slot and 1 x UHS-II SD card slot. The CFexpress card slot is ideal for 8K, 6K & 4K video recording and high-speed, high-resolution burst shooting needs while the SD card slot is a convenient alternative for backups or less speed-critical shooting. Compact and lightweight, the Canon EOS R5 C is a true hybrid camera, boasting many of the video formats and features from the Cinema EOS lineup as well as many of the still-imaging capabilities of the EOS R5 camera in a beautifully designed body. Canon’s 45 Megapixel full-frame, CMOS imaging sensor is at the heart of the EOS R5 C camera’s superb image quality, which also leads the way for impressive 8K/60P RAW cinematic video shooting. In addition, focus and speed are paramount in the EOS R5 C camera, providing impressive still-image continuous capture at speeds of up to 20 frames per second, and with Dual Pixel CMOS AF II capability, to track split second movements of even the most elusive subjects.

So, in order to get the ultra high read speeds (transfer speed) and write speeds (fast buffer clearing time) to get the best out of your Canon EOS R5 C  (Amazon/B&HPhoto/Adorama) cinema camera, here we list the top recommended CFexpress cards (Type B) and SD cards for the Canon EOS R5 C mirrorless cinema camera based on the speed and price.

Recommended Memory Cards for Canon EOS R5 C

Here are the quick comparison tables of our top recommended CFexpress cards (Type B) and SD cards for Canon EOS R5 C mirrorless cinema camera.

CFexpress Cards (Type B):

CFexpress Cards (Type B) Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Buy Now
Delkin Devices POWER CFexpress Type B Card 1730 MB/s 1540 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
ProGrade Digital Cobalt Series CFexpress Card 1700 MB/s 1500 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Sony TOUGH CFexpress Memory Card Type B 1700 MB/s 1480 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Wise Advanced CFX-B Series CFexpress Card 1700 MB/s 1550 MB/s B&H
Delkin Devices BLACK CFexpress Type B Card 1645 – 1760 MB/s 1400 – 1710 MB/s B&H
ProGrade Digital Gold Series CFexpress Card 1700 MB/s 1400 – 1500 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B 1700 MB/s 1200 – 1400 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Hoodman Steel CFexpress Card 1700 MB/s 1,400 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Lexar Professional CFexpress Type-B Card 1750 MB/s 1,000 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama

SD Cards:

UHS-II SD Cards Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Buy Now
Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II SD Card (V90) 300 MB/s 299 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Kingston Canvas React Plus UHS-II SD Card (V90) 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
ProGrade Digital UHS-II SDXC Card (V90) 300 MB/s 250 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Delkin Devices Power UHS-II SDXC Card (V90) 300 MB/s 250 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Delkin Devices BLACK UHS-II SDXC Card (V90) 300 MB/s 250 MB/s B&H
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Card (V90) 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SD Card 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Hoodman Steel 2000x SDXC UHS-II Card 300 MB/s 260 MB/s B&H
Sony SF-M Tough UHS-II SDXC Card (V60) 277 MB/s 150 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
ProGrade Digital UHS-II SDXC Card (V60) 250 MB/s 130 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Sony SF-E Series UHS-II SDXC Card (V60) 270 MB/s 120 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama
Lexar Professional 1667x UHS-II SD Card (V60) 250 MB/s 90 MB/s Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Any of these make for a good choice. If you’d like more detailed recommendations, you can find them below. Continue reading “Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS R5 C”

Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS R3

Here are the best memory cards for Canon EOS R3 camera. In this guide you can find our top recommended & fastest CFexpress cards and SD cards for Canon EOS R3 mirrorless camera.

The Canon EOS R3 has dual memory card slots: 1 x CFexpress (Type B) card slot and 1 x UHS-II SD card slot. The CFexpress card slot is ideal for 6K & 4K video recording and high-speed, high-resolution burst shooting needs while the SD card slot is a convenient alternative for backups or less speed-critical shooting.

The Canon EOS R3 ($5999 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama) supports high-res 6K raw 12-bit internal recording and uncropped 4K 120p 10-bit recording with Canon Log 3. The improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF Points features evolved EOS iTR tracking for subjects such as people, animals, as well as select cars and motorcycles down to EV -7.5. 

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Canon XF605 UHD 4K HDR Pro Camcorder Officially Announced

Canon has unveiled the new Canon XF605 4K UHD professional camcorder.The Canon XF605 offers 4K 4:2:2 10-bit image acquisition combined with a 15x optical zoom lens, complete with IS.

The US price is $4,499, and it is now available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start mid-October 2021. Continue reading “Canon XF605 UHD 4K HDR Pro Camcorder Officially Announced”