Tamron Unveils 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens For Sony E-Mount

Tamron has announced a new addition to the companies range of fast f/2.8 lenses for Sony E-mount full-frame. The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD utilises a compact and light-weight design that makes it easy to carry and an ideal travel companion.

The lens features a newly developed VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torqueDrive) linear motor focus mechanism which produces an autofocus drive that is quieter and quicker than ever before making it ideal for fast moving subjects and also great for video.

The new high-speed telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame E-mount cameras priced at $1,199. Check availability  at Adorama and B&H.

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 FE Lens price will be less than half of the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM lens.  More details after the break! Continue reading “Tamron Unveils 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens For Sony E-Mount”

Fotodiox Unveils EF-to-L Lens Adapter with Full Electronic Functions

Fotodiox has announced the new Fotodiox Pro Fusion Adapter that lets you mount Canon EF (and EF-S) lenses onto Leica L (and T) cameras. The new Canon EF to L-Mount Pro Fusion adapter offers complete electronic control and communication between the lens and the camera it’s attached to. while retaining the full range of automated functions.

The adapter works with both EF and EF-S lenses and converts them to L-Mount mirrorless cameras. It features an all-metal design with chrome-plated brass mounts and features a built-in Micro USB for updating the firmware of the adapter.

The mount itself features an all-metal construction with a chrome-plated brass mount that delivers an exact and snug fit. It measures 2.6×2.6×1.1 inches (6.5×6.5×2.9cm) and weighs 0.3 pounds (0.14kg).

The adapter is backed by a two-year manufacturer warranty, comes packed inside a padded bamboo box and is currently available to purchase for $179.95 (B&H).

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Version 1.1.0 Released

Canon has released the new firmware version 1.1.0 for Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera.

Check out the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Version 1.1.0 details with download links.  Continue reading “Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Version 1.1.0 Released”

Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens to be Released in Fall 2020

Already in development, the new super telephoto zoom lens Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO will be released around Fall in 2020.

A German interview with Olympus Forum shared some interesting details about the future Olympus products. According to the interview the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO Lens will be available in late 2020. The company might have plans for a Mark II of PEN-F model. Lastly they want to make super fast f/2 zoom lenses for MFT system.  Continue reading “Olympus ED 150-400mm f/4.5 Pro Lens to be Released in Fall 2020”

Overheating Report: Notice Regarding Continuous Use of Fujifilm X100

Fujifilm has issued an official statement regarding the overheating problem of Fujifilm X100V. They say:

When the X100V is used in a continuous manner (such as with continuous video shooting) or when used in a high temperature environment or direct sun light, a user may feel the grip become noticeably hot, due to heat generation within the camera’s electric circuit board and battery.

If you get the overheating warning please contact your local Fujifilm support and ask for a fix.

Fujifilm X100V priced at $1399. Check availability at B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama. See below for the official Fujifilm statement. Continue reading “Overheating Report: Notice Regarding Continuous Use of Fujifilm X100”

New Nikon N1933 Camera Code Registered

Nikon has just registered a new camera code N1933 in Russia. Currently, Nikon has a total of 6 unannounced camera codes got registered. Check out the details below : Continue reading “New Nikon N1933 Camera Code Registered”

New Patents for Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 & RF 100mm f/2.8 Lenses

Canon has just filed two new lens patents RF 85mm f/1.8 lens and RF 100mm f/2.8 lens. New Canon patents are for RF-mount and will be designed for company’s full frame mirrorless cameras.

These are probably non-L lenses and we hope the 100mm is a macro glass. Check out the patent details for Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 & RF 100mm f/2.8 Lenses. Continue reading “New Patents for Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 & RF 100mm f/2.8 Lenses”

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Announcement on May 14th, 2020

Nokishita reports that Tamron will announce their new 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD FE lens for Sony E-mount. The lens will be available for pre-order from May 14th, 2020.  The new high-speed telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame E-mount cameras will be priced at $1,199. Check availability  at Adorama and B&H.

Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 FE Lens price will be less than half of the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM lens.  Moreover it weights  only 815g, much lighter than the 1480g from Sony. Just the killer! Continue reading “Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Announcement on May 14th, 2020”

Upcoming Sony Sensors for MFT, APS-c and Full Frame Cameras

Here is the list of upcoming Sony Sensors that may get used inside Micro Four Thirds, APS-c and Full Frame DSLR and Mirrorless cameras.

In addition to Sony’s own cameras, we can see these sensors on camera models from other manufacturers like Fuji, Panasonic and Nikon.

Let’s look at the sensor models that Sony will produce in different sizes and resolutions and can be used in cameras. Continue reading “Upcoming Sony Sensors for MFT, APS-c and Full Frame Cameras”

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.0 Now Available

The new firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera is now available for download. This Canon EOS M6 Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.0 has added the option to capture movies in the frame rate of 23.98p.

Download : Canon EOS M6 Mark II Firmware Version 1.1.0

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

1. The option to capture movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been added.
2. Fixes the phenomenon where the focus position of the lens returns to the home position if the camera powers off due to the “Auto Power Off” setting during Interval Timing shooting.
3. Fixes the phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the camera may not autofocus at the edges of the image area.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II body: $849 at AmazonB&HAdorama)

Read more: Best Lenses for Canon M6 Mark II and Best Memory Cards for Canon M6 Mark II.