Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sony A99 II Preview

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Successor to the well-regarded SLT-A99, the Sony A99 II is a 42.4 megapixel full-frame interchangeable-lens camera that can shoot full-resolution stills at 12 frames per second. Aimed at professional sports, action and wildlife photographers, the Sony A99 II also offers 5-axis image stabilisation and 4K video recording.

Having attended the launch event in Cologne, Germany, we now bring you our first hands-on preview of this exciting new product.

Successor to the well-regarded SLT-A99, the Sony A99 II is a 42.4 megapixel full-frame interchangeable-lens camera that can shoot full-resolution stills at 12 frames per second. Aimed at professional sports, action and wildlife photographers, the Sony A99 II also offers 5-axis image stabilisation and 4K video recording. Having attended the launch event...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Olympus OM-D E-M1 II Preview

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Introduced at Photokina 2016, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II is the long-awaited new flagship of the Micro Four Thirds system. Having attended the launch event in Cologne, we now bring you our first hands-on preview of this exciting new product. Do note that all of our remarks are based on a prototype/pre-production sample.

Introduced at Photokina 2016, the Olympus OM-D E-M1 II is the long-awaited new flagship of the Micro Four Thirds system. Having attended the launch event in Cologne, we now bring you our first hands-on preview of this exciting new product. Do note that all of our remarks are based on a...

DJI Mavic Pro

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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DJI today revealed its Mavic Pro drone – a portable, powerful and easy-to-use remote-controlled helicopter featuring DJI’s most innovative flight technology in a sleek, foldable package. Small enough to toss in a bag and easy enough to launch quickly whenever the time and place are right, the DJI Mavic Pro's folding design compresses the entire drone to practically the size of a water bottle. Equipped with a stabilised, raw-capable 4K/12-megapixel camera and a visual navigation system, with a 4.3-mile range and 27-minute flight time, the Mavic Pro can be operated by the powerful long range remote controller, or simply by your smartphone at shorter range. When controlled by a smartphone, the whole system can be set up and airborne in less than a minute. The Mavic Pro’s U.S. retail price will be $999 with the remote controller, and $749 without.

DJI today revealed its Mavic Pro drone – a portable, powerful and easy-to-use remote-controlled helicopter featuring DJI’s most innovative flight technology in a sleek, foldable package. Small enough to toss in a bag and easy enough to launch quickly whenever the time and place are right, the DJI...

Voigtlander 12mm f5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here is a gallery of sample images taken with the brand new Voigtlander 12mm f5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar lens for Sony E mount.

There are 26 sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Voigtlander 12mm f5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar mounted on the Sony A7R II mirrorless camera.

Voigtlander 10mm f5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here is a gallery of sample images taken with the brand new Voigtlander 10mm f5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar lens for Sony E mount.

There are 27 sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Voigtlander 10mm f5.6 Hyper Wide Heliar mounted on the Sony A7R II mirrorless camera.

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are sample images taken with the new Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens mounted on an A7R II camera.

Please note that the sample photos were taken using a full production Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA lens, and are therefore representative of the final shipping product.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 is a new compact system camera that looks like a DSLR that's been shrunk in the wash. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-G80 review with sample photos, test shots, videos and more...

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 Lens Delayed by 3 Months

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera, Lenses
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Sony have announced that the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens has been delayed by 3 months for new orders. In an official statement on Sony Japan's website, Sony say that it will take 3 months for them to catch-up with the production. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 lens was originally announced back in February 2016.

Sony have announced that the FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS lens has been delayed by 3 months for new orders. In an official statement on Sony Japan's website, Sony say that it will take 3 months for them to catch-up with the production. The Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 lens...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fujifilm GFX 50S Preview

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera, Digital
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Unveiled at Photokina 2016, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is the first digital medium-format camera body in Fuji's brand new GFX system. Having attended the launch event in Cologne, we now bring you our first hands-on preview of this exciting new product. Do note that all of our remarks are based on a prototype/pre-production sample.

Unveiled at Photokina 2016, the Fujifilm GFX 50S is the first digital medium-format camera body in Fuji's brand new GFX system. Having attended the launch event in Cologne, we now bring you our first hands-on preview of this exciting new product. Do note that all of our remarks are based...

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are sample images and video taken with a final production version of the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G80 compact system camera.

The Panasonic DMC-LUMIX DMC-G80 is a new premium compact system camera that features a 16 megapixel sensor and 4K video/photo shooting.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ2000 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are sample images and video taken with a pre-production version of the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ2000 compact system camera.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2000 is a new premium bridge camera that features a 20 megapixel sensor and 4K video/photo shooting.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX15 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are sample images and video taken with a pre-production version of the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX15 compact camera.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX15 is a new premium compact camera that features a 20 megapixel sensor and 4K video/photo shooting.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Photokina 2016 Highlights

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Phew, what a day! Press Day at Photokina 2016 turned out to be much bigger than we expected, with flagship products seemingly being announced on the hour, every hour. So here's a handy roundup of all the highlights if you haven't been able to keep up. We'll be adding more products as they're announced.

Day 2 Update: We've taken a closer look at the Fujifilm GFX 50S, Sony A99 II and Canon EOS M5 cameras and Sigma's new lenses, as well as having an in-depth discussion with Olympus about the new flagship E-M1 Mark II camera. There have also been further announcements from the likes of SanDisk, Lexar, Phase One, Metz, Bowens, Broncolor and Kodak, all of which are listed below.

Day 3 Update: We've been busy bringing you hands-on photos of all the important new cameras, lenses and accessories that have been launched at Photokina, plus taking time to chat with Canon, Nikon and Sigma.

Day 4 Update: More hands-on looks at more interesting new products, including a variety of lenses, plus an interview with Kodak about their new 4K360VR camera.

Day 5 Update: An interview with Hasselblad, plus hands-on photos of 3 Nikon Coolpix cameras, an array of Zeiss, Meyer-Optik and Voigtländer lenses and a number of interesting accessories.

Phew, what a day! Press Day at Photokina 2016 turned out to be much bigger than we expected, with flagship products seemingly being announced on the hour, every hour. So here's a handy roundup of all the highlights if you haven't been able to keep up. We'll be...

Voigtländer Nokton f/1.4, 65mm Macro and Heliar 50mm Prototype Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Voigtländer are showing off prototypes of a Nikon F-mount Nokton f/1.4, a Sony E-mount Macro Apo-Lanthar 65mm f/2 and an M-mount Heliar 1:3.5 50mm lens at Photokina. All three lenses are expected to be available in Spring 2017.

Voigtländer are showing off prototypes of a Nikon F-mount Nokton f/1.4, a Sony E-mount Macro Apo-Lanthar 65mm f/2 and an M-mount Heliar 1:3.5 50mm lens at Photokina. All three lenses are expected to be available in Spring 2017.

Photokina 2016 Interview: Hasselblad on the X1D and Fujifilm GFX Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Digital, Lenses
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We sat down with Ove Bengston, Hasselblad Product Manager, to discuss the Fujifilm GFX system, the X1D and lenses, the V1D concept camera, and the True Zoom smartphone device.

We sat down with Ove Bengston, Hasselblad Product Manager, to discuss the Fujifilm GFX system, the X1D and lenses, the V1D concept camera, and the True Zoom smartphone device.

Meyer-Optik Trioplan 100 Prototoype Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses
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Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of Prototype Number 0003 - the third prototype ever made - of the Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan F2.8/100 manual-focus lens.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of Prototype Number 0003 - the third prototype ever made - of the Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan F2.8/100 manual-focus lens.

Artisan&Artist Bags and Straps Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Artisan&Artist camera bags and straps.

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the latest Artisan&Artist camera bags and straps.

Nikon Coolpix B700 Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Coolpix B700 superzoom camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Coolpix B700 digital superzoom camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Coolpix B700 superzoom camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Coolpix B700 digital superzoom camera.

Tether Tools Case Air Hands-on Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Want to see exactly what the new Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Case Air wireless  tethering solution from Tether Tools.

Want to see exactly what the new Tether Tools Case Air Wireless Tethering System looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Case Air wireless  tethering solution from Tether Tools.

Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter

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The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a durable metal housing with a premium finish.

The Irix ILA-FE2EF is a new adapter for using Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount full-frame cameras. The Irix Sony E-Mount Adapter is being shown as an early protoype at Photokina 2016. It features aperture control via the camera body, a detachable foot with tripod mount, weather-sealed construction and a...