Panasonic has announced a new firmware update program for its LUMIX S5II and S5IIX cameras to enhance performance and usability.
The S5II Firmware Version 2.2 / S5IIX Firmware Version 1.3 will improve/update:
- AF-Point Scope function – AF-Point Scope function to magnify the focus position during AF has been added.
- High-Resolution Mode – The shutter speed at high-resolution mode can now be set to max. 8 seconds with the long exposure noise reduction applied. Thanks to the image stabilizer, [Handheld High-Res] mode has been added to enable recording pictures with higher resolution even without using a tripod.
- Improved MF Assist – It is now possible to magnify the full-screen mode display in MF Assist up to approx. 20x allowing more precise MF.
The firmware program will be available to download free of charge from the LUMIX Global Customer Support website.
Panasonic Lumix S5 II body: $1,997.99 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Panasonic Lumix S5 II with 20-60mm Lens: $2,297.99 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX body: $2,197.99 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Panasonic Lumix S5 IIX with 20-60mm Lens: $2,497.99 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens (Model A057) for Nikon Z-mount is now officially announced. The US price is $1,599 and it will be released on October 31, 2023. The new Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens is available for pre-order. Check out the links from major stores below.
Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens for Nikon Z: $1,599 B&H, Adorama.
- Ultra-telephoto zoom with comfortable, intuitive operation
- Uncompromised pursuit of high optical performance in a compact body
- High-speed, high-precision AF means youfll never miss a photo opportunity
- VC image stabilization facilitates shooting handheld at the ultra-telephoto position
- Lens Mount: Nikon Z Mount
- Lens Format: Full Frame
- Zoom Focal Length: 150-500mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/5.0-6.7
- Lens Type: Telephoto Zoom
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Tamron Officially announced the new Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens (Model A065) for Sony E-mount.
The US price is $1,299 and it will be released on October 12, 2023. Now the new Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens is available for pre-order at B&H. Tamron is well known for making for E-mount. See Tamron lenses here.
- Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
- Fast, Compact Mid-Range Zoom
- Vibration Compensation IS
- VXD Linear Motor Focus Mechanism
- Moisture-Resistant Construction
- Fluorine Coating
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens for Sony E: $1,299 at B&H, Adorama. Continue reading “Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VC VXD G2 Lens Priced $1,299 – Available for Pre-Order”
Tamron has announced the new Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens (Model A068) for Sony E-mount.
The US price is $699 and it will be released on October 19, 2023. Now the new Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens is available for pre-order at B&HPhoto and Adorama.
Tamron is well known for making for E-mount. See Tamron lenses here.
Tamron 17-50mm f/4 Di III VXD Lens (Sony E) Specs:
17 to 50mm
|Lens Format Coverage
67 mm (Front)
In 2023 to 2024, Canon will release several new RF lenses. Below is the rumored lens roadmap for Canon RF mount lenses.
The cameras that can use the RF mount are:
- Canon EOS R – $1,799 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
- Canon EOS RP – $1299 at B&H, Adorama, Amazon.
- Canon EOS Ra – $2,499 at Adorama and B&H.
- Canon EOS R5 – $3,899 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
- Canon EOS R6 – $2,499 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
There will be a total of 10 RF lenses could be released in 2023 to early 2024: Continue reading “Canon RF Lens Roadmap 2023 – 2024”
According to late rumors by CR, the super telephoto zoom lens RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM lens will be officially announced in the Q4 of 2023 or at the beginning of 2024 along with EOS R1.
Canon has a long history of upgrading its lenses in pairs, and the lack of an RF version of the 500mm has many photographers wondering when it’s coming. However, with the recent launch of the RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM, Canon appears to have taken a fresh approach to its super telephoto lenses.
Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens: $9,499 at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon. Continue reading “Canon RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM Lens to be Announced in Q4 of 2023”
Canon updated information on product supply status on April 24, and the “Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens” has been added to the supply shortage list.
Although the shortage of bodies has been resolved, it seems that there is still a shortage of very expensive super telephoto lenses. It seems that the supply shortage of three telephoto lenses, including the RF 100-300mm added this time, has not been resolved. The RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS USM is designed to satisfy the demand for prime-level quality while reimagining the EF 300mm f/2.8 as a zoom lens.
Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens: $9,499 at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Amazon.
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The Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens for Canon RF mount is now officially announced. The US price for this lens is $9,499 and the official release date for this lens is in May 2023. The lens hood for RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is ET-124, costs $650 in US, and the lens cap E-112 costs $25.
The RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS USM is designed to satisfy the demand for prime-level quality while reimagining the EF 300mm f/2.8 as a zoom lens. Its zoom range, constant aperture, robust construction, and stunning image quality make it primarily appealing to professionals and enthusiasts who specialize in sports photography, from indoor sports to motorsports.
Additional information can be found here. Pre-orders are now open at:
Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Key Features
- 5.8 lbs (the lightest F2.8 lens with a 300mm focal length on the market)
- 9 circular aperture blades for bokeh
- Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
- Fast L-Series Telephoto Zoom
- Dual Nano USM AF System
- 5.5-Stop Image Stabilization
- Floating Focus Design
- Internal Zoom and Focusing Design
- Function/Focus Preset Selector Switch
- Fluorite, UD, and Aspherical Elements
- SSC and Fluorine Coatings
- Weather-Sealed Design
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It’s been a long time since we talked about the Panasonic Lumix S1H II. The Panasonic Lumix S1H II is causing a lot of excitement in the camera world with rumors of its imminent launch and leaked specs.
Camera enthusiasts are looking forward to the arrival of the Lumix S1H II, believed to be the successor to Panasonic’s highly acclaimed Lumix S1H camera. It is said that the S1H II could be announced in April, with leaked specs revealing some really impressive specs.
Panasonic has a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the best hybrid cameras on the market, with the Lumix GH6 and the original S1H two of the most popular options for content creators. The S1H is particularly loved by filmmakers for its outstanding video capabilities, including 6K resolution, 4:2:2 10-bit internal recording, V-Log / V-Gamut, and an impressive 14 stops of dynamic range. Although primarily designed for video, the S1H also takes great photos thanks to its 24 MP sensor.
Panasonic Lumix S1H mirrorless camera is now in stock and shipping in the US: $3,997.99 at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon.
With the recent success of the Lumix S5 II and S5 IIx, it’s no surprise that Panasonic is looking to incorporate some of the latest and greatest technologies into its other cameras. The new autofocus and tracking system in particular has received a lot of praise from critics, and the Lumix S1H II is likely to be one of the first cameras to receive this upgrade. Continue reading “Panasonic Lumix S1H II Leaked Specs, Coming in April?”
According to an anonymous source, Canon plans to announce the “RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens” lens in the first half of 2023. This rumor has been around for a while and is gaining more and more attention every day.
The photography industry is brimming with excitement as Canon hints at its products to be released in 2023. While this rumor is only CR1, meaning it’s not very convincing, many photographers are still excited about the possibility of this lens becoming reality.
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens Reviews : Best Rf Kit Zoom
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