Category: Compact System Camera

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fujifilm XF 140-400mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 140-400mm lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 140-400mm lens.

Fujifilm XF 16-55mm WR Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 16-55mm WR lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 16-55mm WR lens.

Fujifilm XF 16mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 16mm lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 16mm lens.

Fujifilm XF 90mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 90mm lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 90mm lens.

Fujifilm XF 56mm APD Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XF 56mm APD lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XF 56mm APD lens.

Samsung NX1 - 15fps Burst Mode

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to listen to the new Samsung NX1 compact system camera shooting at 15 frames per second?

Then click through to watch our hands-on videos...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sony Full-Frame E-Mount Lens Roadmap Updated

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Sony have updated their lens roadmap for their Full-Frame E-Mount camera range. In addition to the 6 new lenses that have been unveiled recently, there's a placeholder for a new "Large aperture prime" lens. The new roadmap also states "Short term goal: a total of more than 20 FE Lenses" will be achieved by the end of 2015, which would go a long way towards addressing one of the main criticisms of Sony's mirrorless camera system, namely the lack of lens support.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver compact system camera.

Olympus 40-150mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO lens.

Sony Distagon T* 35mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA lens.

Sony 24-240mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS lens.

Sony 90mm Macro Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens.

Sony 16-35mm F4 Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS lens.

Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS, FE 28mm F2, Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA, FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

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Sony is exhibiting 4 lenses (FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS, FE 28mm F2, Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA, FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS) and 2 converters (FE Ultra Wide Converter and FE Fisheye Converter) supporting 35 mm full-frame sensors under development for reference at Photokina. Including these lenses, Sony is introducing its lens development roadmap, which shows that Sony aims to release a total of over twenty α E-mount lenses supporting 35 mm full-frame sensors in 2016.

The ‘Capture One’ RAW converter and image editing software from Phase One has been newly adapted for Sony. ‘Capture One Express (for Sony)’ will be provided at no extra charge to users who purchase an α interchangeable-lens camera or Cyber-shot RX digital still camera.

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS

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The Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS is a new full-frame wide-angle zoom for Alpha E-mount cameras. Sony’s latest full-frame ZEISS wide-angle zoom packs serious imaging power into a light, compact addition to the E-mount lens range for α camera users. The Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS goes on general sale in the UK from November 2014, price and availability to be announced.

Sony Unveils Alpha-mount Accessories, Includes HVL-F32M Flash

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Sony have announced four new optional accessories for the Sony Alpha-mount camera system. The HVL-F32M Flash (£250) is a slim, light flash unit that attaches to your camera’s Multi Interface Shoe and offers a guide number of 32. The XLR-K2M XLR Adaptor Kit (£514) allows movie makers and videographers can add extra polish to their soundtracks. The RMT-VP1K Remote Commander and IR Receiver Kit (£57) lets photographers enjoy ‘hands-off’ control of cameras functions from a distance. Finally, the LCS-PSC7 Soft Carrying Case (£137) offers generous capacity to hold your camera plus three lenses.

Panasonic 30mm F/2.8 Macro Lens

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Panasonic have announced the development of a 30mm F2.8 macro lens. The Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens enables life-size macro photography, offering a close focusing distance of 60mm. It also supports 240 fps high-speed AF, while integrating optical image stabiliser and sports a metallic finish.

Panasonic DMC-GH4 Firmware Update Features 4K Photo Mode

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Panasonic have announced a firmware update for the GH-4 compact system camera which will enhance the performance and controllability of the camera and feature a new 4K Photo Mode. It encourages users to capture spur-of-the-moment, high resolution, 4K photos by cropping out a designated frame from a 4K video. With the new firmware for GH4, it is easier to get 4K photo by using the dedicated mode. The new firmware program is scheduled to be released in the beginning of October, 2014.

Panasonic 14mm and 35-100mm Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic 14mm and 35-100mm lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Panasonic 14mm and 35-100mm lenses.

Interview: Panasonic Pitches Premium Compact Pair and Two New Lenses

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Photography Blog was invited along to Panasonic’s UK HQ in Bracknell , Berkshire, late August to hear more about its GM5 and LX100 releases, as well as the two new versions of its 35-100mm and 14mm lenses also launched today for its system cameras.

Present at the meeting and making presentations were Panasonic UK’s Marketing Manager Dai Mukai, Head of Imaging Barney Sykes and Imaging Product Specialist Mark Baber, as well as the brand’s technical expert Mr Uematsu from Japan. A transcription of the presentations and discussions follows…