What's new in photography:
- Nikon announces the 70-300mm zoom lens
- Nikon says it's working on the D850
- Leica unveils the Leica TL2
- Light Co. begins shippings its debut camera - the Light L16
What's new in photography:
The new Leica TL2 camera is more than a simple upgrade over the TL and the T.
Leica has improved its mirrorless camera in several key areas that should broaden its appeal and allow it to compete with similar offerings from rival companies.
The TL2 uses an all-new 24-MP APS-C CMOS sensor, which is tied to the new Maestro II image processor. The sensor’s ISO range is 100-50,000.
Leica has announced that it won’t participate in PhotoPlus Expo 2017 in New York City.
Instead, Leica will hold four days of special events during PhotoPlus Expo at its Leica Store in SoHo. The planned events include Leica Akademie workshops, and Leica said it might hold events at other locations in New York City. Leica also will have all of its products available.
Leica has lent its name to another lens for Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds system – the Lumix G Leica DG Vario-Elmarit Professional Lens f/2.8-4.0 8-18mm ASPH.
As time goes on, Leica continues its effort to make its full-frame digital M rangefinder series more like its film cameras.
In annoucing its latest camera, the Leica M10 (Typ 3656), Leica spends time discussing how it is similar to its traditional film cameras.
For example, the body from back to front is 33.7mm – identical to a film M body. Leica says it’s the slimmest digital M to date.
Sometimes, old is new again, and that appears to be the case with the Leica TL.
Leica has closed the curtain on its mirrorless T system and raised it on the TL.
A comparison of the specs shows almost no difference between the two models, including identical weight and dimensions.
Likewise, the six T system lenses are being rebranded “TL” and appear to be unchanged. Two of the lenses are available with either black or silver barrels, while the rest are black only.
As Photokina 2016 winds down in Cologne, Germany, it was another annual show that attracted thousands to see the latest photographic products.
There were some new bodies, plenty of lenses and a surprise from Fujifilm.
Here’s a quick rundown of the major announcements.
Canon defied the critics and released the EOS M5, its latest mirrorless camera that has an integrated electronic viewfinder and a new 18-150mm kit lens.
Leica has released the next lens for its full-frame mirrorless SL system and laid out a roadmap for future L-mount optics.
The Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. becomes the first prime lens for the SL. The M-mount Summilux has been highly regarded as being the best “normal” lens for film and digital photographers, and Leica has set a similar goal for this lens.
Leica is making its first entry into the instant picture market with a camera that it is calling SOFORT.
The boxy camera uses Fujifilm Instax 800 Mini film.
Those looking for the Live View experience will need to readjust their approach, because there is no LCD viewfinder. There is a small optical viewfinder, as well as a narrow monochrome LCD display to control the camera's various functions and modes.
Leica has released updates for two of its full-frame mirrorless cameras – the Q and SL.
Each update provides different features and functionality for the digital cameras.
Firmware update 2.0 for the fixed-lens Q now allows the photographer to select DNG as a recordable format. DNG is Leica’s RAW format.
Previously, photos could only be recorded as JPG or DNG+JPG.
Other significant changes include: