What to Expect Next from Nikon ? (September 2019)

What to expect from Nikon ? Here are the latest updates for the upcoming Nikon DSLR and mrrorless cameras as well as new lenses.

In this September 2019 edition of “What to expect from Nikon” , you’ll get the latest news and rumors in one place. Continue reading “What to Expect Next from Nikon ? (September 2019)”

Canon EOS R Firmware 1.3.0 & EOS RP Firmware 1.2.0 Released

Canon released new firmware updates for Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP full frame mirrorless cameras.  The main change is the support for the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens.

The 24-240mm includes Dynamic Image Stabilization rated to five stops. When not in use for manual focusing, a customizable control ring can be used to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO.

The lens weighs 26.4oz / 750g and balances much better on the EOS RP. At wide angle it offers a minimum focus distance of 0.50m / 1.64ft and 0.78m / 2.56ft at telephoto. Unfortunately for outdoorsy photographers, it lacks weather-sealing. Continue reading “Canon EOS R Firmware 1.3.0 & EOS RP Firmware 1.2.0 Released”

Sony a6200 & a6700 Rumored to be Announced on August 29th

Sony is rumored to announce two new APS-c mirrorless cameras next week on August 29th, 2019. The products in question are the Sony a6200 and a6700.

According to recent reports Sony a6200 will be the entry-level APS-C E-mount that will replace the current a600. The second product would be the Sony a6700 which will replace currently the A6500. This will be the new flagship APS-c model.

The next camera will be an updated version of A6500 so the name of this model could be the Sony A6700. For this next model sensor should be the better than the Fujifilm X-T3 and on the video side 4k@60p 10 bit becomes very important in the market. Check out the first rumored Sony a6700/a7000 specs below. Continue reading “Sony a6200 & a6700 Rumored to be Announced on August 29th”

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Specifications Leaked: 32MP, 14fps, 4K Video

Here are the leaked specifications and promo video of the upcoming Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera. The official announcement will be on August 28th, 2019.

The EOS M6 Mark II is a stylish, compact and lightweight mirrorless camera that doesn’t compromise on speed or quality whether you’re shooting stills or movies. The EOS M6 Mark II features the option to add on an Electronic Viewfinder so you can shoot the way that feels most comfortable to you. Enjoy a high image quality with the camera’s 32.5 megapixel APS-C sensor. Ensure you never miss the shot with a maximum continuous shooting speed of approximately 14 fps and a maximum RAW burst mode of approximately 30fps. Continue reading “Canon EOS M6 Mark II Specifications Leaked: 32MP, 14fps, 4K Video”

Tamron Issued Compatibility Notices for Lenses Adapted to Nikon Z6 & Z7

Tamron has just issued the compatibility notices for a number of its Di and Di II lenses regarding issues that arise when shooting on Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 with their respective first-party lens adapters.

Notice about Nikon Z6 and Z7 compatibility

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products and for your continuous support.

We would like to announce that we have clarified compatibility of following Tamron Di & Di II lenses on Nikon Z6 & Z7 with “Nikon mount adapter FTZ”.

  1. NEW F/W UPDATE COMING SOON

    To be released on 7 August, 2019 (Click here for the updating process.)
    SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Nikon

    Planned to release in September, 2019 (Exact date will be announced once they are decided.)
    70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD (Model A034) for Nikon
    SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Nikon
    100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035) for Nikon

  2. PLANNED TO BE RELEASED (RELEASE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ONCE THEY ARE DECIDED.)

    10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (Model B023) for Nikon
    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) for Nikon (*)
    SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Nikon
    SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD (Model A030) for Nikon (*)
    SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Nikon
    SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for Nikon (*)

  3. F/W READILY AVAILABLE (UPDATING TO THE LATEST VERSION CONFIRMS COMPATIBILTY.)

    SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A041) for Nikon
    17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037) for Nikon
    18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028) for Nikon
    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032) for Nikon
    SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A025) for Nikon
    SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) for Nikon

  4. OPERATIONAL ONLY IN MF (NO PLAN FOR NEW F/W.)

    SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (Model A09) for Nikon (*)
    SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Nikon (*)
    SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009) for Nikon (*)
    SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 (Model 272E) for Nikon (*)

  5. (*) Not supported in TAP-in Console.

    [Note]
    a. All Nikon-mount models released after in May, 2019 are compatible with Nikon Z6 and Z7.
    b. F/W updates can be performed using Tamrons TAP-in Console (sold seperately) or by visiting your local Tamron Service Center.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Specs, Price and Availability

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is available immediately. The US price is $2,495 and it is now in stock at B&HAdorama. Continue reading “Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Specs, Price and Availability”

Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z 6 vs Sony A7 III Low Light Test

Check out this Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z 6 vs Sony A7 III Low Light Test.

On Youtube Happy Gilmore posted a short video where he tests the low light performance of the Canon EOS RNikon Z 6, and Sony a7 III. Continue reading “Canon EOS R vs Nikon Z 6 vs Sony A7 III Low Light Test”

Next Z-mount Lens Could be NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens

Nikon USA has updated their Z lens product page, and marked the long awaited NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens as “Coming Soon”.

Nikon also updated the currently already announced Z series lenses image with Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens.

Previous reports suggests that the goal of the new Nikon Z Noct Nikkor 58mm f/0.95 lens is to beat the Zeiss Otus performance.  As a result the upcoming Noct is more of a proof of concept for Nikon to show what this mount could do in terms of image quality and speed. Continue reading “Next Z-mount Lens Could be NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens”

NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Announced, Release Date in September

Nikon has announced the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens, bringing a fast prime with a classic medium telephoto focal length to Z series full-frame mirrorless cameras. Ideal for headshots, fashion, wedding/event photography and tight video shots, the NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S is designed to take full advantage of the wider, brighter and faster Z mount.

Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 S lens will start shipping from September with a list price of $799. Check availabiliy at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Continue reading “NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S Lens Announced, Release Date in September”

Seven New Sony Sensors From 15-102MP, IMX311, IMX313, IMX409, IMX410, IMX521, IMX554, and IMX555

Seven new Sony sensors ranging from 15-102MP (IMX311, IMX313, IMX409, IMX410, IMX521, IMX554, IMX555) spotted on the web.

The Sony IMX555 looks like the most interesting since it matches the Fujifilm GFX100 in resolution and shoots 6k. See all the Sony sensor details below.

Sony 102MP Full Frame Sensor with 6K Video Support in the Works

Continue reading “Seven New Sony Sensors From 15-102MP, IMX311, IMX313, IMX409, IMX410, IMX521, IMX554, and IMX555”