Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Firmware Update Released

Sigma released a new firmware update for their 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount.

The new firmware for Sigma lens for Nikon fixes issues with the optical stabilization (OS).  Continue reading “Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Firmware Update Released”

Canon Lens Patents : RF 70-200mm f/4L, RF 28mm f/1.8, RF 50mm f/1.8

Here are the latest Canon lens patents discovered online. The patent applications are for RF 70-200mm f/4L, RF 28mm f/1.8, RF 50mm f/1.8 lenses.

Designed for Canon full frame mirrorless camerasystem, the two non-L lenses are the affordable candidates for the consumer market. There is also Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L lens.

EOS R is the first camera to feature the RF lens mount with a 12-pin connection, flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm mount diameter enabling even greater flexibility in lens design. Continue reading “Canon Lens Patents : RF 70-200mm f/4L, RF 28mm f/1.8, RF 50mm f/1.8”

Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro Lens for Sony E-Mount

Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro lens now officially announced. Designed for Sony E-Mount cameras, Tokina FíRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE MACRO is the second lens in FíRIN series designed to help shooting artistic photos of people, landscape or things at a very close distance, allowing to see the details that human eyes would hardly see.

The US price is $599 (£579 in the UK). Pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H. Sample photos from the Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE AF Macro lens for E-mount are available here and here. Continue reading “Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro Lens for Sony E-Mount”

Rumors : Nikon D6, Nikon D760, Nikon Z1 and Nikon Z8 Updates

Here are the latest updates for the upcoming Nikon full frame mirrorless and DSLR cameras. The products in question are the Nikon D6, Nikon D760, Nikon Z1 and Nikon Z8Continue reading “Rumors : Nikon D6, Nikon D760, Nikon Z1 and Nikon Z8 Updates”

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III Lens

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III lens. It has been designed for Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z cameras.

This full frame optic has a natural 50mm focal length and ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture making it ideal for low light situations.

The aperture control enables you full creative control over the amount of background blur and with such a large maximum aperture you should get a good Bokeh effect.

Compared to the previous version this new lens is slightly more compact and offers better flare resistance than the previous generation.

The US price is $799, you can check the availability at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III Lens”

Canon EOS R Firmware Ver.1.2.0 Now Available To Download

Canon released a new firmware update for Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera. The firmware update ver. 1.2.0 for the Canon EOS R is now available to download at Canon Canada.

Canon EOS R ($2,299 at AmazonB&HAdorama) firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:  Continue reading “Canon EOS R Firmware Ver.1.2.0 Now Available To Download”

First Video Tests of Sony a7 III & a7R III Firmware 3.0

The firmware update version 3.0 for Sony a7R III (Amazon/Adorama/B&H Photo Video) and a7 III (Amazon/B&H Photo/Adorama) full-frame mirrorless cameras now officially released.

With this major upgrade these Sony FE-mount cameras gets enhanced real-time Eye AF functionality as well as an Eye AF mode designed specifically for animals. Here are first roundup video tests of a7 III & a7R III with firmware version 3.0.

Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide

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Tamron Compatibility Notice for Canon EOS RP

Tamron issued a notice about compatibility for Canon EOS RP camera with lenses for Canon mount.  Continue reading “Tamron Compatibility Notice for Canon EOS RP”

Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Reviews

Here are the latest Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens reviews and first impressions.

The Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM is a new wide-angle prime lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras. The lens provides the equivalent angle of view as a 44.8mm lens on an APS-C system (depending on the crop factor).

The US price of Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is $1,399 and available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and Sigma SA mounts. Check out the latest Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens reviews below. Continue reading “Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Reviews”

Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide

Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide ! IMPORTANT: In order to perform a firmware update on a camera, ensure that the camera’s battery is fully charged. If the battery is not fully charged, and the battery dies during firmware updates, the camera may become inoperable. Continue reading “Sony Alpha Camera Firmware Update Quick Guide”