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Sigma advises turning off certain functions when using its lenses on Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Create: 10/10/2016 - 17:52
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Sigma 12-24mm zoom

Sigma has issued an advisory about the use of its lenses on the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

Sigma says that while its lenses for the Canon EOS mount fit the camera, manual override (MO) is unavailable. Full-time manual is available.

Further, Sigma suggests disabling lens correction on all Canon digital EOS bodies that have that option, including the 5D Mark IV.

Zeiss to make ExoLens compatible with Apple iPhone 7 models

Create: 10/08/2016 - 21:57
Zeiss ExoLens PRO

Zeiss announced via Instagram on Friday that it would make its ExoLens accessory optics available for the Apple iPhone 7.

As Zeiss explains below, the existing lineup will be renamed ExoLens PRO. The ExoLens lineup includes three optics: Telephoto, wide angle and a macro lens.

The brackets that are now available fit all iPhone 6 models.

Zeiss said different brackets compatible with iPhone 7 models will be produced.

Sony A6500 brings stabilization, high-speed shooting to APS-C E-mount cameras

Create: 10/07/2016 - 11:08
Sony A6500

Barely eight months after releasing the A6300, Sony has one-upped it with the A6500.

Although the body is nearly identical in size and appearance to its predecessor, the A6500 has made some significant changes internally and a few externally.

Sony RX100 V is faster and has more video options

Create: 10/06/2016 - 22:10
Sony RX100 V

Sony continues to refine its RX100, its high-end point and shoot.

The latest model, the RX100 V, arrives more than a year after the June 2015 release of the IV.

What’s different?

The RX100 V adds high-speed still photography and several video features.

The RX100 continues to use a one-inch 20.1-MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor, which it now is calling “1.0-type.” The ISO range is 125-12,800, which can be extended to 80-25,600.

Panasonic gives Lumix G85 several important upgrades over predecessor

Create: 09/26/2016 - 14:55
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic created a very solid camera with the Lumix DMC-G7, and in announcing the G85 successor, it didn’t try to recreate the wheel.

The improvements in the Lumix DMC-G85 are noteworthy and improve the usability in several important areas.

Like the G7, the G85 has a 16.0-MP Live MOS sensor in the Micro Four Thirds format with an ISO range of 200-25,600. It can be extended lower to 100.

Panasonic adds pro-level video features to Lumix FZ2500

Create: 09/25/2016 - 12:51
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500

On the surface, Panasonic’s latest bridge camera, the Lumix DMC-FZ2500, appears to be a more modest camera than previous models. When you dig a little deeper, then you might find exactly what you need, particularly if you enjoy shooting video and want something more advanced.

Panasonic adds a Leica Summilux lens, 4K video to high-end Lumix LX10

Create: 09/25/2016 - 10:42
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10

Panasonic’s latest high-end compact digital point and shoot, the Lumix DMC-LX10, scales back a few features will adding a Summilux lens.

The LX10 uses a one-inch 20.1-MP MOS sensor with an ISO range of 125-12,800. That can be extended downward to 80 and upward to 25,600.

Fast f/1.4 50mm Summilux is first prime lens for full-frame mirrorless Leica SL

Create: 09/24/2016 - 10:01
Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH.

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.

Michael Kors edition of Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 to be available for Christmas shoppers

Create: 09/23/2016 - 22:53
Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

Fashion designer Michael Kors is teaming up with Fujifilm to produce a limited-edition Instax Mini 70 camera.

The regular Instax Mini 70 comes in seven colors, including "Stardust Gold."

The Michael Kors x Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 is a different shade of gold metallic with the designer’s name on the front and his signature in the same gold hue on the back.

The shutter release button also is a different color.

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