Category: Compact System Camera
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Monday, September 15, 2014
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.
Want to see exactly what the new Olympus OM-D E-M1 Silver compact system camera looks like in the flesh?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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.
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 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 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 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.
Want to see exactly what the new Panasonic 14mm and 35-100mm lenses look like in the flesh?
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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…
The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is the World’s smallest interchangeable lens camera with a Live View Finder. The Panasonic GM5 builds on the successes of the GM1, incorporating a variety of new functions and a practical LVF for even greater control over composition, and an external flash unit (GN7, black or silver) is also bundled to fit on the newly added hot shoe.
Panasonic is also introducing two new lenses. The new LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S has been designed with a metallic profile and a retractable structure. The LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. (H-H014A), has been updated in both black and silver.
Want to see exactly what the new Samsung NX1 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?
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Want to see exactly what the new Samsung 50-150mm 2.8 S ED OIS lens looks like in the flesh?
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The Samsung NX1 is a new compact system camera designed for the expert photographer. Boasting fantastic image quality, remarkable fast AF system and ease of use, the Samsung NX1 features best in class 15FPS continuous AF shooting, a unique Auto Focus (AF) System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points, a 28MP APS-C BSI CMOS Sensor for superior image quality, a weather-sealed magnesium-alloy body, and 4K video recording. The Samsung NX1 will cost £1299 body-only, release date to be confirmed.
Samsung have also announced the new 50-150mm 2.8 S ED OIS lens, a high end, premium telephoto lens perfectly matched with the NX1. Price and availability to be confirmed.
Olympus has announced a silver OM-D E-M1, version 2.0 firmware upgrade, super-fast 40-150mm telephoto zoom lens and 1.4x teleconverter booster. The 2.0 firmware upgrade delivers tethered shooting, on-camera Digital Shift and Live Composite. The extremely fast M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:2.8 PRO (80-300mm*) is available with a booster for ultra-high zoom photography: the M.ZUIKO Digital 1.4x Teleconverter.
The silver Olympus E-M1 upgrade goes on sale in early October – at £1099.99 for the body only, or £1799.99 in a kit with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens. The new 40-150mm PRO zoom lens and 1.4x Teleconverter both follow in early November. The Olympus 40-150mm lens will cost £1299.99 with the 1.4x teleconverter priced at £299.99. Alternatively, they will be available together for £1499.99.