I was pretty pumped with the Canon 6D Mark II was announced. It wasn’t announced with a lot of fanfare for its video quality and there was no 4K video under the hood. However, it looked like THE full frame camera to have if you were a serious photographer on a budget. Unfortunately, early tests are starting to show that the dynamic range is rather lackluster for a full frame camera in 2017. [Read more…]
Just ahead of NAB, Sigma has announced a pair of new Cine Prime lenses for full frame sensors in Canon EF, Sony E and PL mounts. [Read more…]
Sony has announced its new A9 mirrorless camera. As the flagship of its Alpha lineup, the Sony A9 features a 24MP full frame stacked CMOS sensor that captures up to 20 frames per second. It uses an electronic shutter for shutter speeds up to 1/32,000s and can shoot those high frame rates with no viewfinder blackout.
Using high-speed UHS-II SD cards (in its dual card slots), the Sony A9 can shoot up to 241 continuous (compressed) RAW images or 362 JPEG images at the 20fps burst rate. Sony has improved the processing speed in the A9 to be 20x faster than previous full frame Alpha models. The camera offers 693 phase-detect AF points with 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second. It also features 5-axis in-body image stabilization with 5-stops of camera shake correction. [Read more…]
Nikon has announced the new AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED lens for $2199. The lens is FX mount with internal focusing with manual override and a rounded 9-blade diaphragm.
As you would expect from a lens of this caliber, it has three extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and Nikon’s Nano Crystal Coat to minimize flare. It has a minimum focus distance of 3.3′. This should be a killer portrait lens for full frame Nikon cameras.
The Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED lens should be available in August. You can pre-order it now here at B&H Photo.
The new Leica M-D is a 24MP full frame digital camera with no LCD screen. Leica released a limited edition model with no LCD a couple years ago; however, this is the first serial production Leica digital rangerfinder without a display. [Read more…]
The new 50mm f/1.8 lens isn’t quite in the “nifty fifty” price range of others, but it still isn’t too expensive at just $248. It has a 7-blade aperture and a nice, large manual focus ring for better control. It also features a 49mm filter thread. The Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens will ship in May 2016 and is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
The new 70-300mm lens adds to Sony’s G line and features built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, two ED glass elements, four aspherical elements and a Nano AR coating to reduce ghosting and flare. It also features a 9-blade circular aperture and a 72mm filter thread. It has a minimum focusing distance of 3′ and a focus limiter for faster AF when shooting beyond three meters.
Priced at $1198, the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G OSS lens will ship in May 2016 and is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
The Pentax K-1 has finally been officially announced. The full frame camera has been a long-awaited model by the Pentax faithful going back for many years of hopes and rumors.
The Pentax K-1 features a 36.4MP full frame CMOS sensor with in-body 5-axis image stabilization and captures 1080/30p video. [Read more…]