Category: Compact System Camera

Friday, October 12, 2018

Testing the Canon EOS R's Autofocusing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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One of the key selling points of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is its backwards compatibility with Canon's vast range of EF lenses - 130 million produced so far and counting - not to mention 3rd-party lenses from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. This backwards compatibility is made possible by the new Canon EF-EOS R mount adapter.

So we've tested out the autofocusing system of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera, firstly with the RF 24-105mm f/4 kit lens and then with a wide variety of EF lenses.

One of the key selling points of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is its backwards compatibility with Canon's vast range of EF lenses - 130 million produced so far and counting - not to mention 3rd-party lenses from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. This backwards compatibility is made…

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Leica Q ‘Khaki’ Special Edition

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is a new special edition camera with khaki-coloured leather trim and classic Leica script. The special edition of the Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is strictly limited to 495 pieces globally and is available from today priced at $4995.

The Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is a new special edition camera with khaki-coloured leather trim and classic Leica script. The special edition of the Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is strictly limited to 495 pieces globally and is available from today priced at $4995.

Sony A7 III and A7R III Firmware Update 2.0

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Sony have released a major firmware update for the A7 III and A7R III cameras. Version 2.0 adds support for the 400mm f/.28 GM and 24mm f/1.4 GM lenses, improves LA-EA3 mount adaptor support, and offers better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures.

Sony have released a major firmware update for the A7 III and A7R III cameras. Version 2.0 adds support for the 400mm f/.28 GM and 24mm f/1.4 GM lenses, improves LA-EA3 mount adaptor support, and offers better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures.

7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 for Canon, Sony, Fujifilm and Micro Four Thirds

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The 7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 is a fast manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras. It's available now in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mount.

The 7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 is a fast manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras. It's available now in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mount.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Fujifilm X-T3 Unboxing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Are you patiently waiting for your Fujifilm X-T3 order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest APS-C camera to hit the market? The Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera has just arrived with us for testing, so here's an unboxing gallery to whet your appetite...

Are you patiently waiting for your Fujifilm X-T3 order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest APS-C camera to hit the market? The Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera has just arrived with us for testing, so here's an unboxing gallery to whet your appetite...

MTF Services Launch World's First Canon EOS R Mount Adapters

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Accessories
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MTF Services have unveiled the very first third-party adapters for Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera system, the EOS R. Last month the company debuted four new adapters for the new Nikon Z mirrorless system.

MTF Services have unveiled the very first third-party adapters for Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera system, the EOS R. Last month the company debuted four new adapters for the new Nikon Z mirrorless system.

Some Tamron Lenses Don't Work with the Nikon Z Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Tamron have announced that some of their lenses do not work on the new Nikon Z mirrorless camera. The company has discovered issues that affect some of their Di/Di II series lenses when mounted on the Nikon Z7 with the FTZ Nikon Mount Adapter. Tamron haven't yet disclosed which lenses are affected.

Tamron have announced that some of their lenses do not work on the new Nikon Z mirrorless camera. The company has discovered issues that affect some of their Di/Di II series lenses when mounted on the Nikon Z7 with the FTZ Nikon Mount Adapter. Tamron haven't yet disclosed which lenses…

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Up to £85 Cashback on Selected Olympus OM-D Cameras and M.Zuiko Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Get more for less with Olympus’ new winter promotion offering up to £85 cashback on a selected OM-D camera models and M.Zuiko lenses. The promotion is valid for the following Olympus products:

OM-D cameras E-M5 Mark II and E-M10 Mark III (body only & kit versions) as well as the M.Zuiko lenses ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6,

ED 12mm F2.0, 17mm F1.8, ED 60mm F2.8 Macro, ED 75mm F1.8 and ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II.

Get more for less with Olympus’ new winter promotion offering up to £85 cashback on a selected OM-D camera models and M.Zuiko lenses. The promotion is valid for the following Olympus products: OM-D cameras E-M5 Mark II and E-M10 Mark III (body only & kit versions) as well as the…

Free 30mm F3.5 Portrait/Macro Lens With the Olympus E-PL9

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Get a free 30mm F3.5 Portrait/Macro lens worth £249.99 when you buy an Olympus E-PL9. This offer runs from 01.10.2018 to 06.01.2019 at participating retailers.

Get a free 30mm F3.5 Portrait/Macro lens worth £249.99 when you buy an Olympus E-PL9. This offer runs from 01.10.2018 to 06.01.2019 at participating retailers.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Canon EOS R Unboxing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Are you patiently waiting for your Canon EOS R pre-order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest 35mm full-frame camera to hit the market? The Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and RF 24-105mm kit has just arrived with us for testing, but before we bring you our full Canon EOS R review, here's an unboxing gallery to whet your appetite...

Are you patiently waiting for your Canon EOS R pre-order to arrive? Or just curious about what's inside the box of the latest 35mm full-frame camera to hit the market? The Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and RF 24-105mm kit has just arrived with us for testing, but before we…

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Current Sigma Lenses Will Work on the Nikon Z7 Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Sigma has confirmed in a statement that its current lenses will work on the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera via the FTZ adapter without any issues.

Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus, while some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate.

Sigma has confirmed in a statement that its current lenses will work on the new Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera via the FTZ adapter without any issues. Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus, while some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November…

Friday, September 28, 2018

Sony Quietly Release A9 and FE 400mm f/2.8 "Terminator Edition"

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Sony did introduce a new product at Photokina after all. Hidden away and shown under glass in an unloved corner of the huge Sony Photokina 2018 stand was this Terminator-esque, stripped-down Sony A9 and FE 400mm f/2.8 magnesium alloy chassis combination, showcasing the intricate level of detail that goes into manufacturing £13,000 worth of camera kit. Impressive huh?

Sony did introduce a new product at Photokina after all. Hidden away and shown under glass in an unloved corner of the huge Sony Photokina 2018 stand was this Terminator-esque, stripped-down Sony A9 and FE 400mm f/2.8 magnesium alloy chassis combination, showcasing the intricate level of detail that goes into…

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Zeiss ZX1 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the innovative new Zeiss ZX1 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss ZX1 camera.

Want to see exactly what the innovative new Zeiss ZX1 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss ZX1 camera.

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens.

Zeiss ZX1 Mirrorless Full-frame Camera Features Built-in Adobe Lightroom

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I've just arrived at the last press event at Photokina 2018. What have Carl Zeiss got up their sleeves? New lenses? A new camera?! Let's find out...

More than 300 people are attending "a very special occasion" - press, photographers, dealers and distributors.

Zeiss are truly committed to photography, and to their distributors. So first announcement of the evening - the Zeiss Distributor Award of the Year 2018! And the winner is...LStream from Russia!

Some really exciting new about Batis is coming...

There are four current Batis lenses in the range, two wide-angle and two telephoto, but there's something missing in the middle.

So Zeiss have officially announced the much-rumoured Batis 40mm f/2 CF lens for Sony Alpha cameras, which uses a Distagon optical design. The lens has a shortest shooting distance of 24cm, focus limiter switch, 67mm filter diameter, and 1:3.3 magnification.

The big announcement of the night, though, is the...wait for it...

Zeiss are launching an exiting new device that combines the image quality of a Zeiss lens with a smartphone. Shoot. Edit. Share. All on the same device.

Introducing the Zeiss ZX1. A 35mm, 37.4 megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera with a superb quality, newly developed 35mm f/2 lens that has no distortion even what shooting in RAW. The sensor is made by Zeiss in Germany. There's an EVF, a massive 4.3 inch touchscreen display, intuitive user interace, 512Gb SSD internal memory, and a slight bend to the aluminium body on the right-hand side for better ergonomics.

Zeiss are the first manufacturer to integrate Lightroom Mobile CC directly into a camera for ease of editing. That's right - onboard RAW editing via Adobe!

Sharing is the third element that Zeiss are addressing. You can instantly share on services like Flickr and Dropbox and update firmware over the air, so the camera is always up to date.

The Zeiss ZX1 will be available in early 2019. Price to be announced.

And that's a wrap. Time for the hands-on experience...

I've just arrived at the last press event at Photokina 2018. What have Carl Zeiss got up their sleeves? New lenses? A new camera?! Let's find out... More than 300 people are attending "a very special occasion" - press, photographers, dealers and distributors. Zeiss are truly committed to photography, and…

Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) is a new lens for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony that bridges the gap in the ZEISS Batis family lineup. This standard lens in the ZEISS Batis family features a quick autofocus and an extremely short minimum focus distance.

Delivery of the Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF will start in November 2018 priced at £1129.99 / $1299.99 / €1,299.

The Zeiss Batis 2/40 CF (Close Focus) is a new lens for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony that bridges the gap in the ZEISS Batis family lineup. This standard lens in the ZEISS Batis family features a quick autofocus and an extremely short minimum focus distance. Delivery of the Zeiss…

Zenit M Full-frame Rangefinder Camera Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Zenit M full-frame rangefinder camera look like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zenit M full-frame rangefinder camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Zenit M full-frame rangefinder camera look like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Zenit M full-frame rangefinder camera.

Zenit M Digital Rangefinder Camera Based on Leica M Type 240

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Russian brand Zenit and Leica Camera have jointly designed a new digital rangefinder camera called the Zenit M, which technically based on the Leica M Type 240 platform, but was modified both in terms of hardware and software. The camera is equipped with the Zenitar 35 mm f/1.0 lens, completely designed and manufactured in Russia, which has a unique bokeh and soft focus effect.

The Zenit M will be available from December 2018 in Europe and from January 2019 in Russia at both Zenit's online store and selected photo shops for around US$5,900-$7,000.

Russian brand Zenit and Leica Camera have jointly designed a new digital rangefinder camera called the Zenit M, which technically based on the Leica M Type 240 platform, but was modified both in terms of hardware and software. The camera is equipped with the Zenitar 35 mm f/1.0 lens, completely…

Nikon at Photokina 2018

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Nikon may have announced all of their new products before the Photokina 2018 show, but there's still lots of interesting things to see on their stand.

Prototypes of the new Z series 14-30mm f/4 and 58mm f/0.95 lenses are on display, along with an exploded view and barebones chassis of the Nikon Z 7 camera, not to mention the new D3500 DSLR (remember those?!).

Check out our gallery of photos of the Nikon Photokina 2018 stand.

Nikon may have announced all of their new products before the Photokina 2018 show, but there's still lots of interesting things to see on their stand. Prototypes of the new Z series 14-30mm f/4 and 58mm f/0.95 lenses are on display, along with an exploded view and barebones chassis of…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, 65mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2.8 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Want to see exactly what the new Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, 65mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2.8 lenses look like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, 65mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2.8 lenses for the X1D mirrorless medium format camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, 65mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2.8 lenses look like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Hasselblad XCD 80mm f/1.9, 65mm f/2.8 and 135mm f/2.8 lenses for the X1D mirrorless medium format camera.