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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.

Fujifilm releases details of upcoming GFX digital medium format camera, lenses

Create: 09/23/2016 - 20:29
Fujifilm medium format cameras

Bulding on the popularity of Fujifilm’s X series of mirrorless digital cameras, there is now a new system on the horizon from the photography company.

Fujifilm said that because of demand from professional photographers, it has begun development on a medium format Fujifilm GFX mirrorless system with a line of GF lenses.

Fujifilm has named the camera the “GFX 50S.”

Sigma announces 12-24mm and 85mm Art lenses and a Sports 500mm telephoto

Create: 09/23/2016 - 19:33
Sigma 12-24mm, 85mm and 500mm lenses

Sigma has unveiled a trio of lenses that could find appeal among three very different groups of photographers.

The three lenses – 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm f/4.0 DG HSM Art and 500mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Sport – are part of Sigma’s Global Vision series.

The lenses are available in three mounts – Canon EOS, Nikon F and Sigma – and can be adapted to the Sony E-mount via Sigma’s own MC-11 converter.

High-speed prime lens among three new Olympus optics for Micro Four Thirds

Create: 09/22/2016 - 06:12
Olympus 12-100mm, 25mm and 30mm

Photokina was a busy event for Olympus. In addition to two new bodies for two different target markets: OM-D E-M1 Mark II and the Pen E-PL8, the company also announced three new lenses in the Micro Four Thirds mount.

Two of the three are M.Zuiko Pro lenses while the third is a macro.

  • M.ZUIKO ED f/1.2 25mm Pro
  • M.ZUIKO ED f/4.0 12-100mm IS Pro
  • M.ZUIKO ED f/3.5 30mm Macro

M.Zuiko ED 25mm f1.2 PRO, US$1,199.99

Olympus hopes Pen E-PL8 is attractive to a different group of photographers

Create: 09/21/2016 - 17:14
Olympus Pen E-PL8

Olympus has built a strong niche with its Pen cameras.

The latest model, the Olympus Pen E-PL8, shifts its attention to style rather than bringing any groundbreaking features.

It doesn’t mean that it’s a bad camera. Far from it. It has plenty to attract any photographer:

Olympus touts speed with OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Create: 09/19/2016 - 22:52
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II should be one fast shooter.

The new model has slightly higher resolution: 20.4-MP Live MOS sensor, compared with 16.3-MP for the previous model. The ISO range is 200-25,600.

However, it should be able to record images quicker, thanks to the TruePic VIII quad-core processor.


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