Author: Mr Blue

Fujinon XF 23mm F/2.0 Rumored for Later This Year.

We are hearing rumors from Fuji staff of a potential new compact Fujinon XF prime lens, the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2.0. Fuji shooters wanting a native prime with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 35mm currently only have the Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R. Whilst this is a fantastic lens its price point of $699.00 may put some more budget conscious buyers off. The current Fujinon XF 35mm f/2.0 R WR lens is currently priced at $399.00, so we could reasonably expect the new XF 23mm f/2 to enter the market at around this price point. If the rumors...

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Fuji X-T2 to Feature 4K Video Capture.

Great news for shooters eagerly awaiting the forthcoming Fuji X-T2 camera. Fujifilm employees are rumored to have revealed that it will be capable of shooting 4K video, making the X-T2 look like a great all around package for shooters hoping to use the camera for both photo and video. This news comes from the French website, Focus Numerique, who had the opportunity to interview Fujifilm Managers Shugo Kiryu and Shusuke Kozaki.  Interestingly, a translation of the interview reveals that the the X-Pro2 is technically capable of 4k video as well, but they did not deem it a necessary feature for that camera’s...

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Canon’s Next 5D Camera Rumored to Feature 4K Video.

Internet photography sources have been abuzz over the past 24 hours with rumors of the much anticipated replacement for Canon’s hugely popular EOS 5D Mark III. Reliable sources indicate that the forthcoming 5D will for the first time feature 4K video recording, whilst lesser known sources are also reporting the following rumored features: “Next 5D will be announced around NAB and will be called 5D X. 4k is certain, moderate pixel count and new AF system based on 1D X II. No separate video-orientated version.” “We have been told Canon upcoming Canon 5D series camera will have Canon Log...

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Just Announced: Sigma 30mm F/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma has released details of a new fast 30mm prime for Mirrorless camera systems, the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 has has been a hit in Sigma’s line-up for a while and will now also be available for users of Sony E-mount APS-C, and Micro Four Thirds systems. The 30mm f/1.4 is part of Sigma’s more wallet friendly Contemporary line-up of lenses but Sigma claims image quality “comparable to the Art line” of top end lenses. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 provides a 35mm equivalent of 60mm for Micro Four Thirds systems, and 45mm...

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Just Announced: Panasonic Unveils the Lumix G 12-60mm F/3.5-5.6 POWER OIS Lens

Panasonic has announced a new zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds system cameras, the Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER OIS. The Lumix G 12-60mm provides 35mm equivalent focal ranges of 24-120mm with an aperture range of f/3.5 to f/22. The lens gets a thumbs up for construction being both dust, and splash proof. TheLumix G 12-60mm features Panasonic’s POWER Optical Image Stabiliser, whilst also being Dual Image Stabiliser Compatible. The Lumix G 12-60mm will be available in May at price of $499.99. Pre-order yours from B&H Photo at the following link: Panasonic Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 POWER...

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Just Announced: Nikon Reveals B500, B700 and A900 Coolpix Cameras

The DL series of compacts weren’t the only super portable cameras announced by the Nikon this week. The B500, B700 and A900 Coolpix models will also be hitting the shelves soon. The B500 is a 16 megapixel superzoom with a f/3.0-6.5 40x optical zoom, or 22.5mm-900mm, 35mm equivalent. Continuous shooting is capable at 7.4 frames per second and full HD 1080p video capture is supported at 30 frames per second. Viewing is handled by a 3 inch 921k-Dot Tilting LCD screen. The B500 is available in Red or Black and will retail at $299.95.   The B700 is a...

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Just Announced: Sigma Reveals 50-100mm F/1.8 DC HSM Art Constant Aperture Telephoto Lens

Exciting news from Sigma today with the announcement of the worlds first constant aperture telephoto lens, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art. As you may have gathered from the ‘DC’ in the model name the 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art will be available for cropped sensor ASP-C format cameras, and provides 35mm equivalent focal lengths of 75-150mm. This is great news for lovers of midrange telephotos, as the 50-100mm f/1.8 will give you a spread of popular focal lengths at that all important constant f/1.8 aperture. The lens is also a parfocal design making it an attractive prospect...

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Just Announced: Sony Unveils PXW-Z150 4K Camcorder

Exciting news for video creatives today as Sony have announced the PXW-Z150, a new professional 4K XDCAM camcorder. The PXW-Z150 utilises a 1-inch sensor capable of capturing 1080p video at up to 120 frames per second, mated to a 12x zoom lens which in combination with the sensor can offer 18x zoom at 4K and 24x at 1080p. The Z150 also houses a built-in ND filter with 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 settings. Hardware-wise the Z150 packs 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, two XLR inputs and dual SD card slots capable of capturing video using XAVCL, MPEG, HD442 and AVCHD codecs....

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Just Announced: Sigma Reveals Two Sd Quattro Mirrorless Cameras

Sigma has caused quite a stir in the photography industry this morning by announcing their first mirrorless cameras, the sd Quattro and the sd Quattro H. The sd Quattro uses a 19-megapixel APS-C sensor, whilst the sd Quattro H uses a larger 25.5-megapixel APS-H sized sensor. Both cameras use Sigma’s latest Quattro Foveon imaging technology which Sigma claims produces image quality comparable to traditional sensors sized 39 and 51-megapixels respectively. Housed in robust, dust and splash-proof slim lined magnesium bodies, the cameras use Sigmas SA lens mounts, and feature a Hybrid autofocus system. Both cameras also feature a 2.3...

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