The Hasselblad Lunar should be released in the US this coming Thursday, May 30 at a New York launch event. As previously reported the Lunar is essentially a Sony NEX-7 with a fancier body and a $4,000+ higher price tag. [Read more…]
DxO Labs has released DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 which adds support for the following new cameras:
Additionally, DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 adds 267 new camera/lens combinations added to the Optics Modules library. More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
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.
The new lens was announced along with the 19mm f/2.8 DN and 30mm f/2.8 DN lenses back at CES 2013. The wider lenses carry a slightly lower price tag at $199 and have been shipping for a few weeks now.
The 60mm offers an equivalent focal length of 120mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras and 90mm on Sony NEX cameras. Minimum focus distance is at 19.7-inches and it contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to reduce chromatic aberration.
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.
These new lenses are priced the same as their predecessors and should be solid additions to mirrorless kits – particularly the NEX versions due to the limited selection of available lenses thus far. I own the 30mm in the older version in NEX mount and have been more than happy with the performance it delivered at the $199 price point.
You can order the new, improved versions from B&H at the below links.
Hasselblad has confirmed that its new $5,000 Lunar mirrorless camera will launch next month.
The Hasselblad Lunar will be officially launched in April 2013.
We will, within a short time, launch a new and dedicated website section for the Lunar with all the information.
Recall that the Hasselblad Lunar is basically a rebadged Sony NEX-7 with Hasselblad’s cosmetic changes and a $4,000 markup. I can’t think of a good reason anyone should buy this camera, but I’m open to suggestions…