Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic has announced the Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

This 18mm full-frame equivalent ultra-wide-angle lens is constructed of 12 elements in nine groups, including two aspherical elements, two extra-low dispersion (ED) elements and one Ultra High Refractive Index (UHR) element. Other features include a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, a minimum focusing distance of 9.5cm (3.7”) with a 0.25x maximum magnification ratio and a 55mm front filter thread. The lens measures 52mm (2”) long by 61mm (2.4”) in diameter and weighs 130g (4.6oz).

The Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens will be on sale from late July 2022 for $499.99. Pre-Orders are available at B&HphotoAdoramaAmazon. Continue reading “Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 lens for Micro Four Thirds”

Fujifilm X-H2S to Shoot up to 40 fps in electronic shutter

AAccording to latest Fuji rumors,  the upcoming Fujifilm X-H2S will shoot up to 40fps in electronic shutter! If we see this shooting speeds, this new camera will have the fastest fps in the world. Check out some of the values of flagship mirrorless cameras in the world:

So, on paper, the X-H2S will be significantly superior to those cameras in terms of bursts. Continuous shooting at 40 frames / sec is meaningless without a hit rate of at least 80%. Otherwise, it is a function only on the spec sheet and cannot be used in actual shooting. Continue reading “Fujifilm X-H2S to Shoot up to 40 fps in electronic shutter”

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

Rumors : Fujifilm X-H2S to Feature 4K/120p (and 6K)

The Fujifilm X-H2 will be the first X-series camera to introduce a new sensor and new image processor. As we reported earlier the highly anticipated Fujifilm X-H2s and X-H2 cameras are expected to be announced separately. The Fujifilm X-H2S is the 26 megapixel stacked sensor X-H2. The high resolution Fujifilm X-H2 with 40 megapixel will be launched after the Fujifilm X-H2S.

According to latest Fuji rumors, Fujifilm X-H2S will be compatible with both CFexpress and SD Cards. The high-end APS-mirrorless cameras will also offer 4K/120p and record 6K video. More details can be found below : Continue reading “Rumors : Fujifilm X-H2S to Feature 4K/120p (and 6K)”

Canon EOS R7, R10, RF-S 18-45mm & 18-150mm Lenses Coming on May 24, 2022

The Canon EOS R7, EOS R10, RF-S 18-45mm IS & 18-150mm Lenses have been added to Canon’s latest product list. The official announcement will be on May 24, 2022.

The Canon EOS R10 will become the entry-level RF Mount camera with APS-C image sensors. This camera will be the successor to the Canon EOS M6 Mark II which was recently discontinued by Canon.

We expect both the Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10 to get announced along with some RF-S lenses on May 24, 2022. Here are the rumored specifications for the EOS R7 and EOS R10: Continue reading “Canon EOS R7, R10, RF-S 18-45mm & 18-150mm Lenses Coming on May 24, 2022”

Leica Releases Firmware Updates for 10 Different Cameras

Leica released new firmware updates for 10 different cameras (M10-M|M10-P|M10-R|M10-P|M10|M10-DSL2|SL2-S|Q2|Q2-M). Here are the details :

Leica M10

  • Leica M10 Monochrom Firmware 4.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-P ASC Edition Firmware 3.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-R Firmware 30.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-P Firmware 4.22.11.52
  • Leica M10 Firmware 3.22.11.52
  • Leica M10-D Firmware 3.22.11.52

Leica SL2

  • Leica SL2 Firmware.4.0
  • Leica SL2-S Firmware 3.0

Leica Q2

  • Leica Q2 Firmware 4.0
  • Leica Q2 Monochrom Firmware v.2.0

New Leica firmware updates can be downloaded here.

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Review : “SENSATIONAL Image Quality”

Here is a full in-depth Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Review. The Fujinon lens is a must upgrade and had very good reviews upon its launch.

Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R LM WR Lens Highlights

  • 15 elements in 10 groups (2 aspherical lenses, 3 ED lenses)
  • minimum 19cm,
  • maximum 0.2x,
  • filter 58mm
  • size φ67×77.8mm
  • 380g

Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens: $899.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Lenstips published its full Fujinon XF 23m f/1.4 R LM WR review.  Look at the Pros and Cons that Lenstip identified for the new Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR: Continue reading “Fujifilm XF 23mm f/1.4 R LM WR Review : “SENSATIONAL Image Quality””

New Samyang Firmware Updates for AF 35mm f/1.8 FE & AF 85mm F1.4 FE

New Samyang firmware updates released for AF 35mm f/1.8 FE & AF 85mm F1.4 FE lenses. See all Samyang AF lenses for Sony E-mount.

Samyang AF 35mm f/1.8 Firmware V3

Version 3
Date 2022-05-04
Details – Improved aperture operation stability
– Improved video mode performance on Sony α7RⅡ
– Improved face detection performance on video mode on α9
– Reduced shutter lag which occurs under certain conditions when an external flash is equipped on Sony α6000

Samyang AF 85mm f/1.4 Firmware V5

Version 5
Date 2022-05-02
Details – Fixed error of aperture in certain circumstances

Download New Samyang Firmware Updates for AF 35mm f/1.8 FE & AF 85mm F1.4 FE

 

List of the Rokinon Lenses for Sony Full Frame E-Mount
Rokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE  Check Price Adorama / Amazon
Rokinon AF 18mm F2.8 FE  Check Price Adorama
Rokinon AF 24mm F2.8 FE  Check Price AdoramaAmazon
Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE Check Price AdoramaAmazon
Rokinon AF 35mm F1.4 FE  Check Price AdoramaAmazon
Rokinon AF 45mm F1.8 FE Check Price AdoramaAmazon
Rokinon AF 50mm F1.4 FE  Check Price AdoramaAmazon
Rokinon AF 85mm F1.4 FE  Check Price AdoramaAmazon

Leica M11 Sensor Review and Test Results (100 Points)

DxOMark completed their full in-depth review for 60MP BSI sensor inside the Leica M11 camera. According to their sensor review and test results; the Leica M11 achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 100 points, with a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.8 EV dynamic range, and 3376 ISO low-light score.

With an overall sensor score of 100, Leica M11 is a state-of-the-art high pixel count full-frame 35mm format sensor.  This is also 4 points higher than the Leica Q2  at 96 points, the last best performing Leica sensor they tested. Continue reading “Leica M11 Sensor Review and Test Results (100 Points)”

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens Coming in late 2022

Here is a good news on the Tamron side. Thirds party lens manufacturer is planning to unveil a Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens by the end of 2022.

The lens will be available for Sony E-mount and use VXD drive to achieve faster AF speed and accuracy. Tamron has received high praise with the introduction of the version II standard zoom lens 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens (Model A063). Since the 28-75mm F2.8 has been remodeled to G2, it seems natural that the 17-28mm F2.8 will also be remodeled to G2.

Tamron has already released the 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens, and it is natural to update the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens.

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2:
B&H Photo / Amazon