November 16, 2018

David Thorpe: “Why I (Nonetheless) Use Micro 4 Thirds”

David Thorpe:I bought my first Micro Four Thirds gear 8 years ago. Since then I’ve used nothing else. With the big hitters like Nikon and Canon – even maybe Panasonic – jumping on the bandwagon now with full frame mirrorless models, has Micro Four Thirds had its day? UPDATE! I say in the video that I have put a link to an interesting comparison between FF and Micro Four Thirds print performance – YouTube won’t let me do that, I find. The link is to The School of Photography – https://youtu.be/OGn3yPl59ZM
November 16, 2018

Unreleased Canon Gear Leakes By Certification Authority (EOS 80D and EOS 5Ds replacements?)

Nokishita posted a new list of camera codes used in certification authorities.Note that both DS126751 and DS126761 are either DSLRs or full frame mirrorless cameras. One might be the replacement for the EOS 5Ds(R) or the rumored high resolution EOS R model. It’s suggested that both models have a full frame sensor, either in a DSLR or a MILC. However, DS126761 seems to refer to a more entry level oriented camera and thus may well point to the Canon EOS 80D or Rebel SL2 replacements (maybe something got lost in translation?). Both are expected to be announced in the first half of 2019. P2355 refers to a PowerShot camera and might be the PowerShot G7X Mark III. No signs of the EOS 7D Mark III here.
November 16, 2018

A faux A6700 spec listing goes across the internet

I got this image last week but I didn’t post it because I know with 100% certainty this is fake. But some sites posted exactly theses specs and readers asked my opinion on this. So here is my opinion: It is fake as you can see from the image showing the FF sensor inside the body. Moreover I know the source of this image and I know it has a long history of sharing such fake spec lists.
November 16, 2018

Luminar three with Libraries will probably be launched on December 18, 2018.

Skylum announced that it will launch Luminar 3 with Libraries on December 18. This would make it officially a direct Lightroom competitor. If you plan to buy Luminar use the coupon code “SAR” you will get $10 off.
November 16, 2018

Olympus Explorers in Pyrenees

Above the official video and below the making of video:
November 16, 2018

Canon Engaged on RF 25-300mm F/3.5-5.6 For Canon EOS R, Patent Suggests

Hi Lows Note spotted a Canon patent application (2018-180203) for a RF 25-300mm F/3.5-5.6 lens for the Canon EOS R system. The patent literature describes a compact lens. Doesn’t look like a L-grade lens.
November 16, 2018

Fujifilm Black Friday Offers Coming to Europe with As much as Double Cashback

Fujifilm EU is going to top their current winter cashback deals for black friday, with some Fujifilm gear getting even a double cashback.
November 16, 2018

2018 Black Friday Sigma lens offers introduced

Today Sigma announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale - for a limited time, you can save up to $150 on selected Sigma lenses. The promo deals will be available for only two weeks from Thursday, November 15th through Thursday, November 29th, 2018. What’s on sale:
November 16, 2018

Fist leaked footage of the upcoming Leica D-Lux 7 digicam

The previously rumored Leica D-Lux 7 camera (pictured above) will be announce next week on or around November 20th. Based on the price of the previous Leica D-Lux Typ 109 model, I expect the D-Lux 7 to be listed for around $1,200. The identical Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II camera is priced at $997.

Sony News

November 14, 2018

Nikon is assured they’ll beat Sony&Canon and grow to be #1 in Full Body “fairly quickly”

I still have a fresh memory of the days when Samsung was claiming they would become the number one company in the system mirrorless camera world. Well it didn’t end well for them. I hope the following Nikon statement will not bring them bad luck too. In an interview released at Dpreview Nikon said:
November 13, 2018

Mitakon is accepting particular orders on the 135mm f/1.four FE lens!

Mitakon announced they will produce a new batch of 135mm f/1.4 FE lenses. But a special preorder on their website is required. The problem is that there seems to be no english website to make a proper order. The lens will cost 330,000 YEN which is roughly $2900.
November 13, 2018

Voigtlander 21mm f/3.5 FE Shade-Skopar Evaluation at Photographyblog: “wonderful wide-angle prime lens”

Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f/3.5 E-mount lens at Amazon and BHphoto. Photographyblog tested the new Voigtlander FE lens and the conclusion is:
November 13, 2018

In Inventory tomorrow: Tamron 28-75mm and Sony 24mm GM at BHphoto

If you preorder them now both the Tamron 28-75mm (Click here) and the new Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM (Click here) will ship tomorrow from BHphoto.
November 12, 2018

New Rumors recap: A7000, A7sIII, new lenses…

Time for a recap before we post some new rumors:Sony A7000: One source heard the camera might be announced before Christmas. But so far I got no confirmation from other sources and no new Sony camera has yet been registered in Asia neither. The little we know about this camera is that it has an EVF in the center and that it’s going to be a sort of mini-A9. Likely specs: 4k60p, 5.6 milion dot EVF and 20fps. Sony officially confirmed that developing professional APS-C camera is a must.
November 12, 2018

First European Black Friday offers on Sony cameras and SD playing cards

Also Amazon EU stores have started some early pre-Black Friday deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.