Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II Lens Released

Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II lens now officially released. The fast prime lens is available in Sony E, Fujifilm X, MFT and Canon EOS M mounts. The US price is $249.95 and now available for pre-order at AdoramaFirst version of the lens is priced for $179Shipping of the lens will start on August 25th, 2019. Continue reading “Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II Lens Released”

Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH MFT Lens Becomes Official

Along with the Panasonic S1H 6K full frame mirrorless camera, the long wait is finally over for the Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH MFT lens.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras, the lens covers focal length in full-frame terms is equivalent to 20-50mm on a Micro Four Thirds body, as a single lens that replaces five commonly used equivalent focal lengths: 20, 24, 28, 35 and 50mm.

The US price is $1,797.99 and it is now available for pre-order at AmazonB&HAdorama. Shipping is scheduled to start in July, 2019. Continue reading “Panasonic Leica 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH MFT Lens Becomes Official”

Images of Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH MFT lens and Panasonic 1.4x/2.0x teleconverters for L-mount

First images of the Panasonic 10-25mm f/1.7 lens and Panasonic 1.4x/2.0x teleconverters for L-mount have been leaked online.

Designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras, this lens should deliver superb image quality like the Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 or the 25mm f/1.4 MFT lens.

With a constant aperture of F1.7 throughout its 10-25mm  focal range (20-50mm in 35mm terms), it is a big and heavy lens by Micro Four Thirds standards and the price would be expensive around $2,500. Check out the images of Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH MFT lens and Panasonic 1.4x/2.0x teleconverters for L-mount. Continue reading “Images of Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH MFT lens and Panasonic 1.4x/2.0x teleconverters for L-mount”

Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds

Tamron has filed a new patent in Japan. This patent describes a Tamron 485mm f/5.8 lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors.

If we see this in mass production than it would be Tamron’s second optic for Micro 4/3rds. First one released back in mid-2014 as the Tamron 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III ($399). Tamron 480mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds will offer a 960mm equivalent range in 35mm format and probably use a stepper motor for silent autofocus.  Continue reading “Patent : Tamron 485mm f/5.8 Lens for Micro Four Thirds”

Panasonic DC-LX100 II Camera with 17MP multi-aspect sensor

The Panasonic Lumix LX100 II is a 17 megapixel enthusiast zoom compact with a 24-75mm equivalent F1.7-2.8 lens. It uses up to ~85% of the area of a Four Thirds-sized sensor to give a choice of aspect ratios without narrowing the field of view.

The LX100 II features an updated grip, a new 17mp multi-aspect Four Thirds sensor (total 20mp, same sensor as found in the GX9), without an optical low-pass filter, a 3inch touch-screen, USB charging, and additional customisable function buttons.

The Panasonic LX100 II price is $999 in US. Check availability at Amazon | B&H Photo VideoContinue reading “Panasonic DC-LX100 II Camera with 17MP multi-aspect sensor”

Olympus E-M1 Mark III : What We Know So Far

Olympus is about to announce a new flagship MFT camera called the Olympus E-M1 III . Here is a recap of the Olympus E-M1 Mark III, everything we know so far.

The upcoming Olympus E-M1 Mark III flagship mirrorless camera will sit below the E-M1X in the line-up. When it comes to the specs, the list of features for the Olympus E-M1 Mark III is mainly at sensor and processor improvements . Anyway here are what we know so far about the Olympus E-M1 Mark III camera considering previous rumors.   Continue reading “Olympus E-M1 Mark III : What We Know So Far”

Sony Working on 34MP Micro Four Thirds Sensor

Sony is rumored to be working on a new high-resolution 34MP image sensor for Micro Four Thirds system cameras.

This is also the perfect sensor resolution for 8K video recordings. So this could be another sensor for a possible video-centric Micro Four Thirds device.

We see 8k resolution usually as 7680×4320 in 16:9 aspect ratio.
This makes the sensor to be around 33.18MP to offer these values.  Continue reading “Sony Working on 34MP Micro Four Thirds Sensor”

New Olympus E-M1X Tests Roundup

Here are the new Olympus E-M1X tests published on the web. The professional Micro Four Thirds camera offers enhanced reliability and performance.

The camera features a 20.4 megapixel Live MOS sensor, Cinema 4K movie recording, 18fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking with world’s best image stabilization.

The E-M1X ($2,999 – Adorama | B&H | Amazon) is the largest, heaviest and toughest camera in the Micro Four Thirds system to date, measuring 144x147x75mm and weighing 997g with its two battery packs fitted. Check out the latest Olympus E-M1X tests below. Continue reading “New Olympus E-M1X Tests Roundup”

Announced : 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II lens announced for mirrorless cameras with APS-c sized image sensors. The new mirrorless lens will be available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X and MFT mounts.

Fisheye manual focus prime lens designed for mirrorless cameras and provides a 12mm equivalent focal length for APS-c and 15mm for  mounts.

The price is expected to be around ¥24,000 excluding tax or around $210 (the current version sells for around $140).

7Artisans lenses are sold at: AmazonUS | AmazonUK | AmazonDE | eBayUS. Continue reading “Announced : 7Artisans 7.5mm f/2.8 II Lens for Mirrorless Cameras”

Sigma 16mm, 30mm & 56mm F/1.4 Lens Review and Comparison

Here is the Sigma 16mm, 30mm & 56mm F/1.4 Lens Review by David Thorpe. These three reasonably priced Sigma f/1.4 Contemporary lenses compared. See below for both video and comparison table.  Continue reading “Sigma 16mm, 30mm & 56mm F/1.4 Lens Review and Comparison”