Zeiss Touit Lenses for Sony NEX and Fuji XF-Mount Now Available for Pre-Order

Touit 2.8 12mm

The new Zeiss Touit lenses are available for pre-order in both Sony NEX E-mount and Fuji XF-mount flavors. The Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 lens runs $1250, while the Touit 32mm f/1.8 lens is $900. B&H currently lists availability at 6-8 weeks – so, hopefully, by the end of June.

Check out all the options here at B&H Photo.

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.05

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.05, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

The update specifically provides supports for Fuji’s X-Trans CMOS sensor, which is present in all of the above cameras.

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

SLR Magic Lenses Now Available at Adorama

SLR Magic Noktor 50mm f0.95 HyperPrime

Adorama is now stocking SLR Magic’s line of lenses, including the Noktor 50mm f/0.95 HyperPrime lens and the new Noktor 35mm T 0.95 HyperPrime Cine lens. There are plenty of cool Micro Four Thirds, Sony E-Mount and other lens mount options from SLR Magic.

These ridiculously fast primes could also turn out to be solid mates for the upcoming Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, along with the 12mm T/1.6 lens, which works out to roughly 36mm field of view equivalent on the Super 16 sensor of the BPCC.

Check out the full line of SLR Magic lenses here at Adorama.

New Fuji Lens Roadmap Published

Fuji Roadmap Part

Along with the release of the new Fuji XF55-200mm lens, Fuji has updated its lens roadmap for its X-Series, which presently includes the X-Pro1 and X-E1 mirrorless cameras.

The new roadmap (full version below) includes the pancake XF27mm f/2.8, XF10-24mm f/4 OIS and XF23mm f/1.4 lenses by the end of 2013. Additionally, Fuji has the XF56mm f/1.2R as its flagship prime portrait lens slated for early 2014 (which I would expect to see at or just before CES 2014). [Read more…]