Sans Mirror

  • Nikon Z Discounts Extended
    on 29 October 2019 at 12:55

    NikonUSA had fall discounts that were supposedly available only for a few days last week, but now they've decided to extend them through November 27th.  In the interest of helping you keep track, here are the current Z offers (all links are to this site's exclusive advertiser, B&H): […]

  • Where Are We? (End of 2019)
    on 27 October 2019 at 14:18

    Amazingly, we still have a straggler or two in terms of mirrorless camera announcements before year's end (I'm looking at you SL2). Still, for the most part things are well established for the coming holiday season from most makers, so it's an appropriate time for some year-end commentary on where the mirrorless camera market actually stands. […]

  • Fujifilm X-Pro3 Announcement
    on 23 October 2019 at 12:49

    Fujifilm today officially announced the X-Pro3 after teasing it last month in Japan. For the most part it's what you'd expect: an update of the X-Pro2 to current technologies. That includes using the 26mp X-Trans sensor, incorporating the latest X-Processor 4, as well as updating the displays. […]

  • Olympus E-M5 Mark III Announcement
    on 16 October 2019 at 12:33

    Today Olympus announced the long-leaked and long-wished-for E-M5 update, the Mark III. Not a particularly exciting announcement, but it does bring quite a few significant updates to the model.  For instance, the sensor has been upgraded from the old 16mp version to the 20mp sensor in the E-M1m2 and E-M1X. The EVF, though it has dropped slightly in size, is now OLED, so better in terms of presenting a less cheap TV-like appearance. […]

  • The Full Frame Lens Situation
    on 11 October 2019 at 18:36

    One thing that gets overlooked in many discussions about mirrorless lenses is where everyone is in their actual cycle. Sony introduced the A7 and A7R and FE lenses in 2013, Canon and Nikon introduced the RF and Z lens mount cameras and lenses in 2018. […]

  • My View on the Nikon Announcements
    on 11 October 2019 at 13:19

    As often happens, Nikon was a bit all over the board with their latest announcement, putting a lot of grist in the mill to contemplate all at once. Realistically, this was mainly just a camera-plus-kit-lens announcement, but the bundle of all the other stuff into their press releases makes it seem like more. […]

  • The 58mm f/0.95 NOCT Finally Appears
    on 10 October 2019 at 16:42

    Nikon today officially announced the 58mm f/0.95 NOCT lens for the Z mount cameras. This lens seems to trigger a lot of bimodal discussion, and that started with the original development announcement. It’s time to put a few things in context.  […]

  • Nikon Z50 Announcement
    on 10 October 2019 at 13:39

    Nikon today announced the Z50, their first APS-C mirrorless camera, as well as two Z-mount DX lenses for it.  The Z50 uses the D500/D7500 sensor with phase detect autofocus cells added, meaning this is a 20mp camera using a very well-established and high-performing sensor. […]

  • My View on the Sony A9 Mark II
    on 5 October 2019 at 14:55

    It really seems like the Sony fan view of the world has just experienced a large disturbance in the Force.  Personally, I thought the changes to the original A9 that Sony made with the Mark II are well considered, and useful for the type of photographer that would really need such a fast/sports-oriented camera. […]

  • Sony A9 Mark II Announced
    on 3 October 2019 at 14:45

    Sony today surprised everyone with a press release type announcement of the A9 Mark II model. Frankly, I'm surprised, particularly given what changed with the camera, which really needs demonstration to show off. […]