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Zeiss ZX1 Review

22 Jul 2021 - 16:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

After almost three years since it was first unveiled, the Zeiss ZX1 full-frame mirrorless camera is finally available to buy. With a 37.4 megapixel sensor, 4K video, 35mm f/2 prime lens, 4.3-inch touchscreen, built-in Adobe Lightroom and 512Gb SSD internal memory, is the unconventional ZX1 still worth a look in 2021? Find out now by reading our in-depth review of the Zeiss ZX1 mirrorless camera, complete with full-size sample photos, test shots, videos and more...

Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD for Fujifilm and Sony Mirrorless Cameras

21 Jul 2021 - 00:01 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Tamron has just announced the development of its first lens for Fujifilm X-mount, the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD super-zoom, which will also be available in Sony E-mount.

It features a massive 16.6x zoom ratio covering a wide zoom range from approximately 27mm to 450mm, fast and precise AF thanks to the VXD linear motor focus mechanism, and a minimum focusing distance of of 0.15m at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.

The price and availability of the new Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens for Fujifilm and Sony mirrorless cameras are yet to be announced.

Olympus PEN E-P7 Review

19 Jul 2021 - 12:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Olympus PEN camera series is back with the launch of the beautiful new E-P7, but is it a case of style over substance? Read our detailed Olympus PEN E-P7 review complete with full-sized sample photos and videos to find out!

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH Review

13 Jul 2021 - 15:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH is a brand new premium telephoto zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Offering an effective focal range of 50-100mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 25-50mm lens boasts a constant aperture of f/1.7 throughout the zoom range, fast and silent auto-focusing, a de-clicked aperture ring and focus clutch mechanism for video use, and weather sealing. Read our in-depth Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Summilux 25-50mm F1.7 ASPH review now, complete with full-size sample photos.

Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S Review

12 Jul 2021 - 11:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S is a brand new telephoto macro lens for the Nikon Z-series full-frame mirrorless camera system. Find out if this $999 lens is a bargain or not by reading our in-depth Nikon Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S review, complete with full-size sample photos.

Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. Review

5 Jul 2021 - 17:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Leica VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. is a new premium general-purpose zoom lens for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. Read our in-depth Leica 24-70mm f/2.8 review to find out if it can out-perform its main rivals from Sigma and Panasonic...

Panasonic Lumix GH5 II Review

1 Jul 2021 - 16:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The much anticipated Panasonic GH6 may be on the near-horizon, but the brand new GH5 Mark II is here right now. What does the new version offer, and can it really improve on the best-selling original? We find out in our review of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 II mirrorless camera, complete with sample photos, test shots, videos and more...

Nikon Z fc is a Retro APS-C Sensor Mirrorless Camera Inspired by the FM2

29 Jun 2021 - 09:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Nikon Z fc is a new 20 megapixel APS-C sensor mirrorless camera with a design inspired by the classic FM2 SLR film camera.

Nikon have also unveiled two new heritage lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Silver Edition and NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 SE, to accompany the Z fc.

Pricing starts at 899 for the Z fc body only, with sales due to start on 28th July 2021.

Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR in Development

29 Jun 2021 - 09:15 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Nikon have just announced the development of the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, a zoom lens for the company's APS-C format mirrorless cameras. The lens is scheduled for release later in 2021.

Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM Wide-angle Zoom Lens

29 Jun 2021 - 09:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The new RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is the widest full-frame mirrorless Canon lens to date.

It offers quiet autofocus, 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation and a class leading minimum focus distance of 0.2m and a 0.38x magnification, and weighs just 540g.

The Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is scheduled to be available in August 2021 priced at 1,749.99 / 1,999.99 / $1,699.00.

Canon EOS R3 Hands-on Photos

28 Jun 2021 - 12:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Are you excited about the upcoming Canon EOS R3 full frame mirrorless camera? Do you want to see some actual up close and personal shots of a real life model, rather than just Canon's official rendered product images?

Then you've come to the right place, as last week I was given an exclusive one-to-one briefing by Canon and had the chance to shoot an extensive gallery of hands-on photos of the R3.

As this is still an early tech announcement, though, to be more precise they were strictly hands-off photos, as I wasn't allowed to actually touch the camera, turn it on, open any of the ports or compartments, or see the bottom of it.

Canon's Product Intelligence Consultant, David Parry, was also under strict orders not to divulge any additional information about the EOS R3 other than what has already been revealed in the previous two press releases that Canon have issued. So I'm afraid I don't have any more information for you about the megapixel count of the sensor, for example, or whether it will be able to record 8K or just 4K video.

Canon did a similar thing for the EOS R5 camera in 2020, where they showed me an early pre-production model well ahead of the official launch that turned out to be virtually identical to the finished article. So if they follow the same plan for the R3, the photos that you see here will be almost 100% the same as the actual camera that will be available to buy later in 2021.

Canon EOS R3 Review

28 Jun 2021 - 12:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Canon have just unveiled the EOS R3, a high-end 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera that features a stacked BSI sensor, 30fps burst shooting, eye-control autofocusing and a professional dual-grip design. We've kicked off our Canon R3 review with everything that we know so far and a look at its main rivals...

Sony FE 14mm F1.8 GM Review

24 Jun 2021 - 10:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM is a brand new ultra-wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras. Offering a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 in a very compact and lightweight design, is this lens worth the 1400 / $1600 asking price? Read our in-depth Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM review, complete with with full-size sample photos, to find out...

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Review

17 Jun 2021 - 13:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN is a brand new moderate wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras (and L Mount cameras too). Offering a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4, excellent build quality and a raft of features, is this premium lens worth its very reasonable asking price? Read our in-depth Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN review to find out...

Laowa Adds Aperture Control to 7.5mm f/2 MFT Lens

14 Jun 2021 - 13:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Venus Optics have just announced an automatic aperture version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens.

With the same optical structure as the standard version of 7.5mm f/2, this new version features a control chip which provides metadata in EXIF and allows aperture control over the camera.

The new Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT (auto aperture) is priced at $549 and is available now.

Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens Released for L-Mount Cameras

14 Jun 2021 - 12:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Zhong Yi Optics has just launched the first ever 50mm f/0.95 prime lens for L-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 for L mount is available now priced at $799.

Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR Review

14 Jun 2021 - 12:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR is an ultra-fast wide-angle prime lens for Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras. Offering a focal range of 27mm in 35mm terms, has the long wait for the weather-proof Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 been worth it? Read our in-depth review, complete with full-size sample photos, to find out...

OnePlus 9 Pro Review

9 Jun 2021 - 17:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone for 2021 from OnePlus. Find out if this is the best smartphone for photographers and videographers by reading our in-depth OnePlus 9 Pro review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos.

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras

9 Jun 2021 - 07:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25mm F4.0 PRO is a new 16-50mm equivalent, constant F4 aperture lens for Micro Four Thirds System mirrorless cameras.

It features a retracting mechanism to ensure a compact size, Olympus' acclaimed weather sealing, a maximum shooting magnification of 0.42x, and is highly portable at just 411g.

The new M.Zuiko Digital ED 8-25 mm F4.0 PRO lens including the LH-76E lens hood will be available from the beginning of July priced at 899.

Olympus PEN E-P7 Mirrorless Camera Offers Classic Design and Photographic Prowess

9 Jun 2021 - 07:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Olympus PEN E-P7 is a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds System camera that combines a classic design with powerful photographic features such as Colour Profile Control, a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation.

The Olympus E-P7 will be available from mid-June 2021 in two colour combinations, white & silver or black & silver, as body only priced at 749 or as a kit with the M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens for 849.

Nik Collection 4 by DxO

2 Jun 2021 - 14:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Nik Collection 4 by DxO now features Meta Presets, improved U Point technology, and more seamless interactions with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Nik Collection 4 (Windows and macOS) is now available for a special price of 86.99 instead of 125, and 49.99 instead of 69 for the upgrade until June 30, 2021.

Flagship Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera Offers 30fps Burst Shooting and Eye Control Autofocus

2 Jun 2021 - 10:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Canon have revealed their answer to the Sony Alpha 1 and the Nikon Z9 in the shape of the new EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera.

The Canon R3 will feature a new Canon-developed back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, DIGIC X imaging processor, 30fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking, an integrated grip design with professional levels of weather-proofing, Canon's most advanced autofocusing system ever, an innovative new autofocus Eye Control Function, and compatibility with Canon's Mobile File Transfer smartphone app.

In an update released on 2nd June 2021, Canon have also revealed that the R3 will feature Auto Focus (AF) tracking for motorsports including racing cars and motorbikes, focusing in extreme darkness at light levels -7EV, up to 8-stops of protection against camera shake, RAW file capture at 30fps with full AF/AE tracking, the ability to record oversampled 4K video and a fully articulating display.

The full specifications, price and availability of the Canon EOS R3 have yet to be announced.

Nikon Releases Full-Frame Mirrorless 105mm and 50mm Macro Lenses

2 Jun 2021 - 09:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 are the first two macro lenses for Nikon's full-frame Z-series cameras.

Available from the 24th June 2021, the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S will cost 999.00 and the NIKKOR Z MC 50mm f/2.8 is priced at 649.00 in the UK.

Nikon Unveils 28mm f/2.8 and 40mm f/2 Full-frame Prime Lenses

2 Jun 2021 - 09:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Nikon are expanding its Z mount lens range with the development of the NIKKOR Z 28mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2.

Both lenses are scheduled for release in 2021.

Panasonic LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 Lens for Full-Frame S-Series Mirrorless Cameras

2 Jun 2021 - 03:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Panasonic has just announced a new lightweight 50mm F1.8 lens for its LUMIX S Series range of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new LUMIX S 50mm F1.8 will be available by the end of June 2021 priced at 429 in the UK.

Sigma fp L Review

27 May 2021 - 13:30 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The Sigma fp L is a 61 megapixel, 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera that shoots 4K/30p video. It's aimed at both demanding film-makers and stills photographers alike, but can this 2021 update of the original fp model really satisfy the needs of both types of user? Find out out now by reading our in-depth Sigma fp L review, complete with full-size sample JPEG and Raw images and videos.

New Firmware Updates for Panasonic GH5S, G9 and G100 Cameras

25 May 2021 - 15:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Panasonic is releasing free firmware updates for the LUMIX GH5S, G9 and G100 cameras to enhance the functions and usability.

Firmware 2.0 for the GH5S will enable it to capture Apple Pro Res RAW video recording over HDMI to the Atomos Ninja V and also record and play back vertical videos vertically.

Both the GH5S and G9 will inherit the improved autofocus technology and performance of the Lumix S5 full-frame camera.

All three updates will be available on 9th June 2021.

Panasonic GH5M2 vs GH5 - Head-to-head Comparison

25 May 2021 - 15:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

The new GH5M2 replaces the 4-year-old GH5 as Panasonic's flagship all-round Micro Four Thirds sensor mirrorless camera for 2021 - at least until the GH6 is launched later this year. So what exactly has changed in the 4 years since the launch of the GH5, and is the older model still worth considering? We take a closer look in our detailed head-to-head comparison of the Panasonic GH5M2 versus the GH5.

Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 Camera Adds Wireless Live Streaming, New Sensor and Processor, Improved Stabilisation

25 May 2021 - 15:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Panasonic have just unveiled the GH5M2, a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera that builds on the success of the very popular GH5 model.

The GH5II offers internal recording up to 4K 60p and 4:2:2 10-bit 30p or 4K/6K Anamorphic modes,and V-Log L is pre-installed in the camera.

The GH5 Mark II's main new feature addition is wireless live streaming in 1080/60p using the Lumix Sync app or by connecting directly to a Wi-Fi router, and wired streaming via a PC using the Lumix Webcam software.

It also uses a new image sensor that features an AR (Anti-Reflective) coating, the latest high-speed and high-performance Venus Engine processor, and offers improved in-body stabilisation which provides up to 6.5 stops of compensation.

The Panasonic GH5M2 will be available from the end of June 2021 priced at 1,499 for body only, 1,699 for the GH5M2 M Kit (with the 12-60mm Lumix lens), and 1,999 for the GH5M2 L Kit (with the Leica 12-60mm lens).

Panasonic Lumix GH6 Camera and Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 Lens Under Development

25 May 2021 - 15:00 from feeds2.feedburner.com

Panasonic have just announced that the long-awaited GH6 mirrorless camera is currently in development and will be available by the end of 2021.

Panasonic are splitting the GH-series into two, with the flagship GH6 targeted at professional videographers and the new GH5M2 that was also announced today aimed more at vloggers.

The GH6 will have a new high-speed sensor and a new Venus engine image processor, and will offer unlimited 4:2:2 10-bit Cinema 4K/60p video recording.

In addition, the GH6 will record 5.7K 60p video and support 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) recording.

As well as announcing the GH6, a new Leica DG 25-50mm F1.7 zoom lens is also under development, which will join the existing Leica DG 10-25mm F1.7 optic. No release date has yet been set for this.