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Cytotron Japan Co., Ltd. will release an APS-C compatible single-focus lens “KAMLAN 8mm F3.0” on April 20 as a new product of the “KAMLAN” brand. The suggested retail price is open. Estimated over-the-counter price is around 25,000 yen excluding tax ($223 USD).
According to latest rumors coming from rumor mills. Canon may postponed the update of Canon 7D Mark II camera. Rumor mills sources suggest that a Canon EOS R body is coming to replace the Canon 7D lineup in DSLRs. But it’s fullframe of APS-C they don’t know at the moment.
Diopters and Macro lens attachments are a nice addition to any cinematographers arsenal. Often overlooked or ignored altogether, diopters and macro lens attachments are a unique way of expanding the capabilities of lenses you may already own or use.
Fujifilm is releasing an official MFT mount Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 and Fujinon MK50-135mm T2.9 that should ship soon. Previously the best way to use these lenses on MFT was to send your lens into ducloslenses for mount conversion or to get there kit. It looks like Fujifilm is trying to get the most out of the research and development dollars.
Nokishita leaked the user guide for the Instax Mini LiPlay and it looks like an interesting more compact SQ alternative. It has Bluetooth which might be very useful for transferring images to your cellphone to post to Instagram, but beyond that, it doesn’t seem to be a big upgrade over the discontinued Instax SQ10 or recent Instax SQ20, but we should know more soon. In the meantime, you can view the leak here Instructions | PDF 1 | PDF 2 | PDF 3
The Fujinon MK series zooms are now available in M4/3 mount. The Fujinon MK18-55mm T2.9 and MK50-135mm T2.9 lenses previously only came in Sony E-mount and Fujinon X-mount.
Fujifilm released a firmware new feature guide after releasing their firmware update today. I already posted the first video demo of the Fujifilm X-T3’s new face detection system in my previous firmware release post and we should see more throughout the day today. You can view the firmware new feature guide here.