Friday, November 15, 2019

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Price and Availability Announced

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount is the second newly-designed “Art zoom” dedicated for mirrorless cameras.

It features best-in-class performance and large-aperture standard zoom lens that offers high resolution throughout the entire zoom range.

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be available in both L-mount and Sony E-mount in early December 2019 priced at £1049.99 / $1099.99.

The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount is the second newly-designed “Art zoom” dedicated for mirrorless cameras. It features best-in-class performance and large-aperture standard zoom lens that offers high resolution throughout the entire zoom range. The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be…

Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ Mirrorless Camera Price and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ is the second special edition camera created in collaboration with the acclaimed British designer, Paul Smith.

The classic Leica CL has been given a design makeover featuring a unique, colorful look with nods to Smith’s artistic references.

The technical specifications of the camera and lens are identical to those of the serial production models.

The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ is strictly limited to 900 sets for the global market and is on sale from today for $3,995.

The Leica CL ‘Edition Paul Smith’ is the second special edition camera created in collaboration with the acclaimed British designer, Paul Smith. The classic Leica CL has been given a design makeover featuring a unique, colorful look with nods to Smith’s artistic references. The technical specifications of the camera and…

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Google Pixel 4 Review

Amy Davies

The Pixel 4 is Google's new flagship smartphone, available in standard and XL sizes. New for this generation is a second 16-megapixel 2x telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture, along with improved portrait and night modes. Is this the best Pixel phone for keen photographers, and can it compete with its main rivals? Find out now by reading our Pixel 4 review, with full-size sample images and videos...

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM Review

Amy Davies

The RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM is a new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Canon's EOS R and RP cameras. Is this an essential lens for all Canon full-frame mirrorless users? Find out now by reading our Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM review, complete with full-size sample images...

Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S Review

Amy Davies

The Nikon Z 85mm f/1.8 S is a fast telephoto prime lens for full-frame Nikon mirrorless cameras. Priced at £799 / $799, read our Nikon Z 85mm review to find out if it's the ultimate 85mm lens for Nikon shooters, complete with full-size sample images.

Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S Review

Amy Davies

The Nikon Z 24mm f/1.8 S is a new wide-angle prime lens for Nikon's full-frame mirrorless camera system. Is this new fast prime lens worth its £$1000 asking price? Find out by reading our in-depth Nikon Z 35mm f/1.8 S review, complete with full-size sample images...

Monday, November 11, 2019

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Review

Amy Davies

Do you want to own the best lens that Nikon have ever made? Then you'd better start saving for the new Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, which is priced at a whopping £8299 / $7999. Is it really worth that eye-watering price-tag? Find out now by reading our Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct review...

Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Sample Images

Amy Davies

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Nikon Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens mounted on a Nikon Z7 camera body. The Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is Nikon's fastest ever prime lens. It is available now priced at £8000 / $8000.

Canon EOS M200 Review

Gavin Stoker

The Canon EOS M200 is an interchangeable lens camera aimed at new photographers. The M200 offers 24.1 megapixels, 4K video recording, a 180-degree tilting LCD and a touch-screen interface. Read our in-depth Canon EOS M200 review now to find out if it's the perfect camera for beginners...

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Leica SL2 First Impressions

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Leica SL2 mirrorless camera in central London, UK.

Find out what we thought of Leica's brand new full-frame sensor camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Photography Blog attended the UK launch of the new Leica SL2 mirrorless camera in central London, UK. Find out what we thought of Leica's brand new full-frame sensor camera by reading our detailed first impressions...

Leica SL2 Sample Images

Gavin Stoker

Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample JPEG and Raw images and videos taken with the new Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera.

Leica SL2 Hands-on Photos

Gavin Stoker | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SL2 mirrorless camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the original, 4-year old Leica SL camera, and the top-plate of the new SL2.

Want to see exactly what the new Leica SL2 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica SL2 mirrorless camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the original, 4-year old Leica SL camera, and the top-plate of the new SL2.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Leica SL2 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera, Price, Specs and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Leica SL2 is a brand new full-frame mirrorless camera for professional stills photographers and videographers.

It offers a 47 megapixel full-frame sensor, Maestro III processor, 20fps burst shooting, 4K/60p video recording, in-body image stabilisation, improved ergonomics, a more comfortable grip, simplified three-button control layout, Object Detection AF, electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 5.76 megapixels, 3.2-inch LCD screen with 2.1 megapixels, and a 187 megapixel multishot mode.

The Leica SL2 will be available from 21st November 2019 priced at £5,300 / $5,995 body only.

The Leica SL2 is a brand new full-frame mirrorless camera for professional stills photographers and videographers. It offers a 47 megapixel full-frame sensor, Maestro III processor, 20fps burst shooting, 4K/60p video recording, in-body image stabilisation, improved ergonomics, a more comfortable grip, simplified three-button control layout, Object Detection AF, electronic viewfinder…

Panasonic LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. and LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Panasonic has unveiled two new interchangeable lenses based on the L-Mount system for its LUMIX S Series full frame mirrorless cameras - the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. and LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4.

The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 will be available to purchase for RRP £2,599 (€2,949 Ireland) from the beginning of January 2020.

The LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4 will be available to purchase for RRP £1,499 (€1,699 Ireland) from end of December 2019.

Panasonic has unveiled two new interchangeable lenses based on the L-Mount system for its LUMIX S Series full frame mirrorless cameras - the LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 O.I.S. and LUMIX S PRO 16-35mm F4. The LUMIX S PRO 70-200mm F2.8 will be available to purchase for RRP £2,599 (€2,94…

Reach for the Stars with the Canon EOS Ra Astrophotography Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The EOS Ra is Canon's first ever full-frame camera for astronomical photography.

Featuring a new infrared blocking filter (IR filter) allowing even higher hydrogen alpha (Hα) light to reach the imaging sensor, it enables four times as much of this hydrogen alpha light to be transmitted compared to the EOS R.

Unlike other full frame astro cameras, it is portable and has no need for external power and connection to a computer.

The new Canon EOS Ra will be on sale in early-mid December priced at £2599.99 / €3019.99 / $2,499.00.

The EOS Ra is Canon's first ever full-frame camera for astronomical photography. Featuring a new infrared blocking filter (IR filter) allowing even higher hydrogen alpha (Hα) light to reach the imaging sensor, it enables four times as much of this hydrogen alpha light to be transmitted compared to the EOS…

Panasonic Announces Firmware Updates for Lumix GH5, GH5s and G9 Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic has announced major new firmware updates for the Lumix GH5, GH5s and G9 mirrorless cameras.

They are firmware version 2.6 for the GH5, firmware version 1.4 for the GH5s, and firmware version 2.0 for the G9.

The new updates will be available to download on 19th November 2019.

Panasonic has announced major new firmware updates for the Lumix GH5, GH5s and G9 mirrorless cameras.They are firmware version 2.6 for the GH5, firmware version 1.4 for the GH5s, and firmware version 2.0 for the G9.The new updates will be available to download on 19th November 2019.

Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R Firmware Version 1.3

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Panasonic have announced a major new firmware update, version 1.3, for the S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new update will be available for download on 19th November 2019.

Panasonic have announced a major new firmware update, version 1.3, for the S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new update will be available for download on 19th November 2019.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Review

Mark Goldstein

A fast 24-70mm zoom is the staple lens of any self-respecting camera system, so it's no surprise to see Canon release the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM for their EOS R / RP cameras. Is this an essential lens for all Canon full-frame mirrorless users? Find out now by reading our Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM review, complete with full-size sample images...

Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Review

Mark Goldstein

The Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN is an interesting new standard prime lens for Sony E-mount and L-mount mirrorless cameras. Is this the perfect everyday companion for your Sony Alpha camera? Find out by reading our detailed Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN review...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art Review

Mark Goldstein

The Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art for Sony E-Mount is an incredibly fast, moderately wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras. Priced at a whopping £1459 / $1499 in the UK and the US, it's also the biggest and heaviest 35mm lens available for Sony shooters. Find out what we thought of the Sigma 35mm F1.2 lens in our detailed review, complete with full-size sample photos...