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  • Sony RX0 II camera officially announced
    by PR admin on 26 March 2019 at 02:50

    The previously rumored Sony RX0 II camera is now officially announced (check pricing and availability at Adorama & B&H): Superb image quality delivered by 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP (1) image sensor condensed into waterproof (2), rugged, highly compact body Featuring ZEISS® Tessar T* 24mm […]

  • Here are the first leaked pictures of the new Panasonic G-series MFT camera
    by PR admin on 25 March 2019 at 22:34

    Yesterday I was first to report (check timestamp) that Panasonic will announce a new mirrorless camera and today the first pictures already leaked online: Update - this new MFT camera appears (obviously) to be a replacement for the current Panasonic G85 model (G90 maybe?). Via Nokishita The post […]

  • Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic and Sony rebates are ending this week
    by PR admin on 25 March 2019 at 22:15

    The current Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic and Sony rebates are set to expire at the end of this week: The post Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic and Sony rebates are ending this week appeared first on Photo Rumors. Related posts:Nikon, Canon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron and Lexar rebates set to expire this weekend […]

  • Firmware update 5.0 for Sony α9 released
    by PR admin on 25 March 2019 at 04:21

    As previously reported, Sony just released the new firmware update 5.0 for the Sony α9 mirrorless camera. You can download the firmware update here. Additional information: Autofocus Improvements Firmware version 5.0 for the Sony α9 adds Sony’s newly-developed, AI-driven Real-time […]

  • Panasonic to announce a new camera in the next few weeks
    by PR admin on 25 March 2019 at 00:39

    I received a tip that Panasonic will announce a new camera in the next few weeks. One possibility for the new camera is to be introduced during the upcoming press conference on April 7th during the 2019 NAB show. The new camera will most likely be Micro Four Thirds. Stay tuned for additional […]

  • Sony a7s III camera rumored to be announced before October
    by PR admin on 24 March 2019 at 20:41

    A member of the Chinese social network Weibo, that has gotten many previous leaks right, recently reported that a new Sony a7s III camera is rumored to be announced before October: “[Sony A7S III will be released before October this year] Just got the latest news (higher credibility), the […]

  • Sony confirmed again that a new “enthusiast” APS-C mirrorless camera is coming
    by PR admin on 24 March 2019 at 00:30

    Random reports about a new high-end Sony APS-C mirrorless camera (with EVF?) have been going around for years without any real leaks or trustable sources. The only reliable information so far is coming from Sony directly: In October 2018 Sony promised more APS-C mirrorless lenses and cameras Also […]

  • Zenit lens roadmap
    by PR admin on 22 March 2019 at 15:50

    Here is the translation of the 2019-2020 Zenit lens roadmap: The top title says "Lenses with electronically controlled aperture / Revival of legendary lenses with a new bayonet". On the bottom right it's written "Russar - Zenitar 3 - Zenitar 12". On the left, there are two lenses for SLR mounts, […]

  • Sigma factory tour
    by PR admin on 22 March 2019 at 01:49

    Lensvid published an interesting video of a Sigma factory tour in Aizuwakamatsu, Japan: The post Sigma factory tour appeared first on Photo Rumors. Related posts:Fuji Sendai factory tour (video) Sigma Poland is counting down to a “revolution” in 4 days Sigma SD1 will not capture […]

  • Tamron is still researching the possibility of developing mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z and Canon R mounts
    by PR admin on 21 March 2019 at 19:27

    The French website Phototrend published their interview with Tamron executives: Three new lenses in development for 2019 The new 35mm f/1.4 lens should have a very good image quality Tamron still doesn't know if they will develop mirrorless lenses for Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts - they are still […]

  • Interview with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma (L-mount, E-mount and more)
    by PR admin on 21 March 2019 at 15:55

    Lenstip published an interview with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma - here is the recap from 43addict: Background Sigma is in the process of building new facilities while using old ones for storage and office space The magnesium alloy facility is one of the most recent ones In the future, they might […]

  • CP+ interview with Toshihisa Iida and Makoto Oishi from Fuji
    by PR admin on 21 March 2019 at 15:14

    Here is FujiAddict's recap of the CP+ interview with Toshihisa Iida and Makoto Oishi from Fuji: Canon believes that the camera market will contract by half, over the next two years, but Fujifilm believes it could grow given the right innovations. The Asian market is huge so some markets might grow […]

  • The Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 macro lens is now in stock
    by PR admin on 20 March 2019 at 22:55

    The Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 macro lens is now in stock at B&H and Amazon. The lens was announced back in 2017 and is available for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Fuji and MFT mounts. A review of the lens can be found here. The post The Meike MK-85mm f/2.8 macro lens is now in stock appeared first on […]

  • First look at the performance of the new Panasonic 47.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor used in the Lumix S1R camera
    by PR admin on 20 March 2019 at 21:52

    Photons To Photos published their Leica Q2 sensor measurements which give us the first look at the performance of the new Panasonic 47.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor that will also be used in the Lumix S1R mirrorless camera - here is a comparisons with different camera models (Nikon D850, Nikon Z7, […]

  • Panasonic Lumix S event at B&H next week
    by PR admin on 20 March 2019 at 20:05

    B&H will have an exclusive Panasonic Lumix S photo and studio demo event next week (1pm ET, Wednesday, Mar 27). You will also be able to watch the event live online. Detailed coverage of everything L-mount related is available on the new L-Forum.com and the corresponding […]

  • Canon EOS R camera tested at DxOMark (compared with Nikon Z6/Z6 and Sony A7R/A7 III)
    by PR admin on 20 March 2019 at 19:36

    DxOMark just published their Canon EOS R sensor test results (click for larger view): Nikon Z7 vs. Nikon Z6 vs. Canon EOS R: Canon EOS R vs. Sony A7 III vs. Sony A7R III: DxOMark's conclusion: Although we’ve not directly compared the two Canon 30MP full-frame CMOS sensors side-by-side in this […]

  • Fujifilm X-T30 camera now shipping, currently in stock (manual available online)
    by PR admin on 20 March 2019 at 19:19

    The new Fujifilm X-T30 camera is now shipping and is currently in stock in the US. The manual is also available online. Here are few Fujifilm X-T30 camera hands-on video reviews: The post Fujifilm X-T30 camera now shipping, currently in stock (manual available online) appeared first on Photo […]

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL3 camera to be announced soon
    by PR admin on 20 March 2019 at 18:51

    A new Canon EOS Rebel SL3 DSLR camera (EOS Kiss X9 successor) was registered for radio certification in the US under the code name "DS126761". The new model will come in a kit with the EF-S18-55mm lens (available in black and white) and will replace the current Canon EOS Rebel SL3 (pictured above). […]

  • New LEE100 filter holder system announced
    by PR admin on 19 March 2019 at 20:49

    Lee Filters announced a new LEE100 filter holder system that is available in different kits varying in price from $96 to $739 (for pre-orders and pricing of the different kits check Adorama and B&H. The product brochure can be downloaded here. Additional information: Via FujiAddict The […]

  • Canon at The Photography Show 2019 (with pictures of upcoming Canon RF lenses)
    by PR admin on 19 March 2019 at 17:22

    Canon had several prototypes of their upcoming Canon RF mirrorless lenses on display at The Photography Show 2019 in Birmingham (see the latest Canon RF lens roadmap and the related CP+ report from last month): Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM: Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM: Canon RF […]