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Sigma Posts 5D Mark IV Compatibility Warning (as per usual)

*yawn* This seems to happen with every Canon camera release these days. Why can’t these guys play a bit nicer with each other? From SIGMA Thank you for purchasing and using our products. Please find the following notes on the usage of SIGMA interchangeable lenses for EOS, when attached to Canon EOS 5D Mark IV that is released on September 8th. MO (Manual Override) function is unavailable with this camera (Full-time Manual function can be offered). When using a SIGMA interchangeable lens for EOS, setting the corrections to [Disable] is recommended, as “Lens Correction” functions of the camera, such as...

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Canon Patents New Lens For G1 X Mark III?

The current Canon G1 X Mark II features a 24-120mm f/2-3.9 lens in 35mm equivalent terms with it’s 1.5″ sensor. This week, Canon have patented a new a new 24-120mm f/2-5.8 lens. Could this be for the G1 X Mark III?  Such a lens would be physically smaller than the one in the current camera, and likely would allow the lens to retract almost entirely into the camera’s body, making the camera considerably more pocket-friendly. The G1 X Mark II was launched in 2014, so a replacement is overdue. What I’m not sure about though is the fact that many...

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Samyang Rounds out XEEN Cine Lens Lineup with New 16mm

Samyang’s impressive and affordable XEEN cine lens lineup welcomed a new member this week as the show doors opened at Photokina 2016. The XEEN 16mm t2.6 joins the existing lineup which includes a 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm lens. Alongside the Zeiss CP.2 range, this is now the most complete range of reasonably affordable cine lenses. No word yet on pricing, or exactly when it will be shipping, but it should be later in 2016. Head to XEENglobal.com for more...

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Fujifilm GFX 50S – Hands On Video

The folks over at Newshooter.com always produce top quality video content from trade shows, and this week they have their hands on the newly announced Fuji GFX 50S medium format camera – arguably the hottest product of Photokina 2016. Check out the video above for more details, and have a read about the GFX 50S announcement in our previous post....

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Panasonic Lens Roadmap for 2016-2017

Panasonic unveiled their lens release plan for the remainder of 2016 and on into 2017, by showing prototypes of three new micro four thirds lenses: Leica DG 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 standard zoom lens (expected 2016) Leica DG 8-18mm f/2.8-4.0 wide zoom lens (expected 2017) Leica DG 50-200mm f/2.8-4.0 telephoto zoom lens (expected 2017) The timeline is pretty loose at the moment, but we will work to uncover some more exact information in the coming months! More photos are available on this Polish website. Currently the wide-zoom option from Panasonic is a 7-14mm f/4, whilst it would have been nice to see...

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Leica Sofort Instant Camera Unveiled – NOT A JOKE!

I felt it necessary to add that clarification to the title, and if we had a category called WTF, I’d certainly be filing this one in there. Leica, a brand whose product history contains some of the most highly desirable premium cameras, has launched a $300 Fuji Instax rip-off. It’s not a secret in the industry just how much money Fuji make from the Instax series, but I feel that Leica just didn’t need to do this… small $20,000 cars sell well, but you don’t see Ferrari building one just to make a bit of money. I also can’t...

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Zeiss Launches Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens

I’m a fan of the Zeiss Loxia E-Mount lineup, and therefore glad to see them expand it today with the launch of an 85mm f/2.4 which will ship in December for $1399. The new lens joins the 35mm F2, 50mm F2 and 21mm F2.8 lenses in the lineup, and will please video shooters with its option to de-click the aperture ring. Of course, as with most Zeiss lenses, this is a manual focus lens.   Pre-Order Loxia 85mm Get your Loxia 85mm on order to beat the rush: B&H Photo   From Zeiss:   Telephoto lens for the ZEISS Loxia...

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Canon C700 Will Offer Sensor Upgrades to Full Frame + Other Formats

It’s being reported by a very well respected cinema industry magazine, FD Times, that the recently announced Canon C700 has been designed with future sensor upgrades in mind.  As a bit of a closet cinema gear buff, this is a publication I read on a regular basis and I don’t think there are many people who are more well informed than their editor. Judging by the history of their content, this is a publication with some very solid ties to Canon so I don’t think he would be reporting this unless he was sure it was true. The C700...

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Canon Quietly Stops Allowing AA Battery Usage In Battery Grips (BG-E20)

I’m posting this as something of a public service announcement. I was having a bit of a trawl through YouTube to check out the videos people have been making since the arrival of the 5D Mark IV in many peoples hands this week. I came across a video from a Canadian photographer who unboxed the new BG-E20 battery grip for the 5D Mark IV. In the video the user confidently declares that battery grips allow you to either use two LP-E6(N) batteries, and also AA batteries using an adapter that’s included with the battery grip. Having owned several battery...

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