Author: Mr Blue

Pentax 645Z Scores 101 at DxOMark!

DxOMark have finished their extensive test of the Pentax 654Z medium format camera, and it comes within one point of matching the current highest scoring camera, the Hasselblad X1D. The 654Z can walk away with it’s head held high with a DxOMark score of 101: It’s clear from our testing that the Pentax 645Z’s sensor is extremely capable, coming within a whisper of matching the performance of the Hasselblad X1D sensor (our highest-scoring sensor to date). The 645Z’s high dynamic range and color sensitivity make it ideally suited for capturing the types of scenes that are traditionally favored by...

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ePHOTOzine Review the TS-E 50mm F/2.8L Macro

ePHOTOzine have completed their review of Canon’s new TS-E 50mm F/2.8L Macro lens. Unsurprisingly it’s a winner, living up to its prestigious ‘L’ branding. It does come at a price though! It has bulk, it has the features. It has a high price, it has the features. In other words, another of those situations where the feature set and quality are not in question but the price will limit the market to those who really need this as a working tool. It would be very nice indeed to own, but it does need to pay its way, as well as...

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The Next Generation Hasselblad and Fuji Mirrorless Medium Format Cameras Will Have 100MP Sensors!

Sony have unveiled the specifications of three new medium format sensors, which will likely see use in the generational updates of cameras like the Hasselblad X1D 50C and Fuji GFX 50S.   The IMX461 looks like the pick of the bunch, with the ability to shoot 6fps at 100MP and record 4K at 30fps. All three sensors are due to be available in 2018, the next batch of mirrorless medium format cameras are going to be absolute beasts!...

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Olympus E-PL9 Passes Certification

The Canon EOS Kiss M isn’t the only mirrorless camera to appear for certification today. Olympus have also registered the latest in their popular E-PL family of shooter friendly 4/3 snappers, the E-PL9. The E-PL9 has been widely rumored for a long time now, and today’s certification is the first sign that an announcement is going to be coming sooner rather than later. It’s predecessor, the E-PL8 has been around for nearly 18 months now so we are right on schedule for an update. Further details are yet to emerge so watch this space for more information when the...

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Canon EOS M50 Registered

Canon have registered a new mirrorless camera with wireless registration agencies. The Camera is listed under two names, the EOS M50, and the EOS Kiss M. The latter is no doubt destined for the Japanese market and the inclusion of ‘Kiss’ in the name is an indicator that this will surely bee an entry level offering. Further details are not currently available but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a watered down version of the EOS M5. Via:...

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Canon EF 135mm F/2L IS Replacement Coming Early 2018

Following yesterday’s disappointing news regarding Canon’s next EF-mount 50mm lens we have something slightly more positive for you today! One of the company’s stalwart prime lenses is slated to be upgraded early next year! The EF 135mm f/2L IS is long overdue an over hall and it sounds like we wont have long to wait to the EF 135mm f/2L IS II coming to market with the ‘first half of 2018’ being the current estimate for an announcement. The new year is starting to sound quite exciting! Via:...

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The Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS is Next From Panasonic

Panasonic have made their intentions pretty clear with the recently announced DC-G9 and Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 POWER O.I.S. lens; they think 4/3 cameras can be powerful tools for outdoor and action photographers. As such it is no real surprise to hear that their next major lens release will be a a super telephoto zoom  with huge reach capabilities. It is no secret that Panasonic and Leica have been developing the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS, and thanks to Panasonic themselves (who displayed a lens roadmap at the G9 launch) we now know that this will be...

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The Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Will Cost….

Pricing for Sigma’s new 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E-mount and 4/3 cameras has been revealed today, just $449.00. That is a pretty decent price for a fast piece of Sigma glass so get those pre-orders in below! E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format 24mm (35mm Equivalent) Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16 3 FLD, 2 SLD, and 2 Aspherical Elements Super Multi-Layer Coating Stepping AF Motor Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm Weather-Sealed TSC Construction Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E-mount at B&H Photo, Amazon.com Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for 4/3 cameras at B&H Photo,...

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Canon’s Next 50mm EF-Mount has Been Delayed!

Sad news for those awaiting a new 50mm EF-Mount lens anytime soon. A lens of that focal length has been rumored for a long time now and we were hoping to hear positive news soon, but it now sounds like we won’t see any such product from Canon until late 2018. Great sadness! Via:...

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