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).

Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S Gimbal Stabilizer Announced

Zhiyun CRANE 3S gimbal stabilizer announced for DSLR, mirrorless and even for Digital Cinema cameras.

Zhiyun CRANE 3S is a revolutionary new gimbal, which introduces a modular design, greater payload capacity and cross-compatibility with camera support systems to meet the demands of professional filmmakers. The US price for Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 3S starts at $649, you can pre-order at Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama.

The CRANE 3S has a payload capacity of 6.5 kg (14.33 lb) which allows it to handle cameras such as the Canon EOS 1D X Mark III, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even larger cameras like those from the Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS and FX series, and Red Digital Cinema series.

Features:

  • CRANE 3S is constructed with brand new SUPER motors which allow for 14.3lbs payload for a wide range of camera setup including Canon EOS 1DX, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and even Canon Cinema EOS, Sony FS & FX series, and Red Digital Cinema Cameras.
  • Wider compatibility is the goal but flexibility is provided. For larger cinema camera combos, users can attach an extension module onto roll axis for more space, while for smaller DSLR combos, the extension module can be detached for greater portability.
  • To complete challenging shooting tasks, CRANE 3S offers a versatile solution thanks to its cross-compatibility. The handle mods are easily separated and both provide multiple thread holes of different sizes to mount accessories. The modular design allows greater compatibility on CRANE 3S, like with motorized dolly, jib, cable cam, Easyrig, etc.
  • CRANE 3S provides ultimate reliability that users can count on. The reinvented locking system can lock the three axes without noticeable swinging. The modular design is integrated with double locks to ensure the camera is 100% safe on the gimbal during traveling or storage.

Irix 45mm f/1.4 Full-Frame Manual Focus DSLR Lens

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 is a new fast standard prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens is a compelling alternative for all fans of 35-50mm focal lengths, thus allowing a more creative approach to photography.

Whether you’re a professional photographer looking for the right lens for the job or an amateur looking to fill a gap in your focal lengths – the Irix 45mm F/1.4 is the lens for you! Continue reading “Irix 45mm f/1.4 Full-Frame Manual Focus DSLR Lens”

Capture One Pro 20 Adds Support for Fujifilm X-T4, X100V, Nikon D780, D3500 and More

Capture One has released an update (Capture One version 20.0.3) that adds support for seven new camera bodies from Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon and Olympus as well as six new lenses from Sony, Nikon and Pentax.

The Capture One 20 update also brings new performance enahncements and fixes some reported bugs. Continue reading “Capture One Pro 20 Adds Support for Fujifilm X-T4, X100V, Nikon D780, D3500 and More”

Oppo Find X2 Pro Comes with Periscope Tele and Calibrated 120Hz Display

Oppo has launched its latest flagship, the Oppo Find 2X Pro and the new model has everything it needs to take on the flagship competition from Apple, Samsung, Huawei and other more established rivals.

The below video is the entire launch presentation from Oppo:

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Vazen 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens Announced For MFT

Vazen has announced the pricing and shipping availability for their latest Micro Four Thirds lens, the 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic.

The new 28mm is the 2nd member and the widest of their 1.8x anamorphic line-up. The whole set will contain 3 focal lengths (28mm, 40mm and 65mm) and the 65mm is expected to be out in a few months.

The lens is currently available to order from authorized resellers and on the B&HPhoto. It is available to ship immediately. The retail price in US is USD 3,250/pc. Continue reading “Vazen 28mm T/2.2 1.8x Anamorphic Lens Announced For MFT”

Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro Smartphones With 108MP Camera & 8K Video

Xiaomi has introduced its new flagship devices from the M10 Series which are the Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 smartphones.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 smartphones have been unveiled in China, via an online announcement because of the coronavirus, and the new flagship devices feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor (one of the first smartphone series to do so) and boast a 108MP 8K-enabled camera.

On the M10 series, you find a 108MP main camera with a 1/1.33″ ultra-large sensor. It is also among the first to support 8K ultra-clear video recording in 7680×4320 ultra-high-resolution (the newly announced Samsung S20 series also features 8K video capabilities) and users can capture 33MP photos while recording in 8K by simply tapping on the screen. Both OIS and EIS are also supported. Continue reading “Xiaomi Mi 10 & Mi 10 Pro Smartphones With 108MP Camera & 8K Video”

Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter

Techart releases the TZC-01, an adapter that makes it possible to mount and use autofocus Canon EF lenses on Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras

Techart says the TZC-01 will work with EF-mount lenses from Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and Zeiss. In addition to ‘native’ autofocus performance, the lenses will also maintain aperture control, stabilization features and EXIF data. In total, Techart lists 62 lenses it says are proven compatible with the adapter: Continue reading “Techart Releases TZC-01 – New Canon EF to Nikon Z Autofocus Adapter”

Manfrotto Unveils Pro Rugged Memory Cards

Manfrotto Unveils Pro Rugged Memory Cards Manfrotto has launched a range of memory cards that it claims is the strongest on the market. Comprising of SD, MicroSD and CompactFlash models, the Pro Rugged series is claimed to combine high-speed performance with waterproof, crush-proof and temperature-proof build quality that can withstand extremes of use and conditions.

The Pro Rugged line features SD, microSD, and CF cards that are reportedly three times stronger than regular SD cards. They feature a solid molded plastic design that allows them to withstand over 44 lbs. of impact, -25°C to 85°C temperatures, and water submersion for up to 72 hours (at least for the SD and microSD cards).

The Pro Rugged MicroSD cards are V30 rated, offer 90MB/s read/write speeds and come in 64 and 128GB capacities, while the CompactFlash cards are UDMA 7 rated, offer 160MB/s and 130MB/s read/write speeds and also come in 64/128GB varieties. The CF cards aren’t waterproof but Manfrotto claims they are made from tougher materials than most cards, that they will last longer and that they can withstand a 35kg impact. They are suited to use in temperatures of between freezing and 70 degrees C.

Manfrotto Pro Rugged memory cards are now available through the brand’s website. They have retail prices of $115 for a 64GB SD, $225 for a 128GB SD, $32 for a 64GB microSD, $42 for a 128GB microSD, $80 for a 64GB CF, and $150 for a 128GB CF. The SD cards are currently being offered at 50% off.

Irix Full Frame Cine 45mm T1.5 Lens Announced

Irix have announced a new Cine lens, the 45mm T1.5, which will be the third full-frame cine lens suitable for shooting with 8K Ultra HD cameras from Irix.

The new lens is designed for shooting with Ultra HD 8K cinema cameras and is based on a completely new optical design which includes four elements made of high refraction glass, one extra-low dispersion lens and one aspherical lens. Continue reading “Irix Full Frame Cine 45mm T1.5 Lens Announced”