Fujifilm has launched GF80mmF1.7 R WR Lens in the US online. It has a launch list price of $2,299.95 and is now available to pre-order from Amazon US ( check here for the lowest price ). This item will ship to customers on March 11, 2021.
Fujifilm GF80mmF1.7 R WR is a premium, F1.7 aperture Fast Prime lens made for Fujifilm Medium Format bodies ( GFX Series – GFX100 / GFX100S / GFX 50S / GFX 50R ). It claims to be the brightest lens with Auto Focus available for a Medium format or Large Format Camera.
GF80mmF1.7 R WR is a compact lens, weighing 795g. It has rounded 9 bladed aperture blades offering beautiful and smooth bokeh. To achieve auto focus, this lens uses a DC motor and a high-precision GMR sensor.
Fujifilm has made this lens with 12 elements in nine groups. It has 1x Aspherical element and 2x ED elements included to produce better high-resolution images from the demanding high MP GFX cameras. This is a WR lens, which means you don’t have to worry about taking it out in challenging conditions like rain or cold, as it is dust- and weather-resistance. It can operate in temperatures as low as -10°C
Fujifilm GF80mmF1.7 R WR Lens Full Specs
Max Aperture: F1.7
Minimum Aperture: F22
Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups ( 1 Aspherical element, 2 ED element )
Aperture blades: 9 ( rounded diaphragm opening )
Minimum Object Distance: 70cm
Filter size: 77mm
Max Magnification: 0.15x
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Sony Alpha 1 with 50MP Sensor is now available to pre-order with different Sony Lens bundles. The Camera alone ( ILCE1/B ) has a launch selling price of $6,499.99 in the US. According to Amazon US, this item will ship to customers on March 4, 2021, only.
with FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS ( SEL100400GM ) : $8,897.99
with FE 12-24mm F2.8 G Master ( SEL1224GM ) : $9,497.99
with FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM (SEL1635GM) : $8,597.99
with FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens (SEL200600G) : $8,397.99
with FE 24-70 mm F2.8 lens ( SEL2470GM ) : $8,597.99
with FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens ( SEL70200GM ) : $8,897.99
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Sony Alpha 1 is currently the high end camera in the Sony Mirrorless Line-up. It features a 50MP sensor and can shoot up to 30fps continous which is insane for a camera with such a high MP sensor. It is powered by the BIONZ XR image processing engine which according to Sony is 8x more powerful than the previous gen. This camera features 9.44M dot 0.64” QXGA OLED EVF which we also saw on the A7S Mark 3 launched a few months back. This EVF supports 240fps refresh rate which is higher than the one we saw on the A7S. According to Sony, Alpha 1 is the World’s first anti-flicker mechanical and electronic shutter camera.
Fujifilm has just launched GFX 100S Medium Format Camera in the US. It has a launch selling price of$5,999.95in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on March 11, 2021.
Fujinon GF80mmF1.7 R WR lens is also available at a price of $2,299.95in the US ( pre-order ).
In the APS-C segment, Fujifilm has launched X-E4 26MP camera at a price of $849.95( body only ) – $1049.95 ( with the new XF27mmF2.8 Kit lens – Price: $399.95 ). This camera is available in two color options – Silver and Black.
Fujifilm GFX 100S is a high-end Medium Format camera that features a massive 100MP sensor. It uses the same 102MP BSI CMOS Sensor we saw on the older GFX 100 camera, but now available in a more compact body. It supports up to 6EV image stabilization and can shoot up to 4K @ 30fps videos.
If 100MP is not enough for you for some reason, you can make use of the multi-shot mode on the GFX100s to achieve 400MP files. Fujifilm has equipped this model with Two UHS-II SD card slots. It uses an NP-W235 battery which has a CIPA rating of 460shots on a full charge.
Fujifilm GFX 100S Specs and Features
FUJIFILM G mount
X-Processor 4 Image Processor
Focal Plane Shutter
2x UHS-II SD card slots
1/4000secs Mechanical Shutter
1/16000sec Electronic Shutter
Up to 5.0fps continuous shooting
Pixel Shift Multi-Shot
3.2-inch Tiltable Touch Screen ( 2.36 million dots )
1.80-inch Monochrome LCD Monitor
19 Film simulation modes
NP-W235 Li-ion battery ( Approx. 460 frames )
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Sony has officially launched the Alpha 1 ILCE1/B Mirrorless Camera. It has a launch price of $6,499.99 in the US. It is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US ( Check here. ).
You also buy Sony Alpha 1 with a lot of lens bundles – SEL100400GM, SEL1224GM, SEL1635GM, SEL200600G, SEL2470GM and SEL70200GM.
Sony has been ruling the Full-frame mirrorless camera world for a while now. Since they didn’t have much competition, often times the same sensor was used on multiple generations of cameras. With Canon announcing the 8K EOS R5 mirrorless body last year, Sony finally has some real competition in the mirrorless camera world. Thus the Sony Alpha 1 Camera series – The one never seen – was born.
Sony Alpha 1 ( ILCE1/B ) features a brand new 50MP sensor with support for 8K @ 30fps recording support. This camera is powered by a new Advanced BIONZ XR engine and can shoot up to 30fps continuously. This sensor has an ISO range of 100–32000 and offers great low light capabilities. It comes with improved Animal and Eye AF, and also now supports Realtime bird Eye AF. Check out the full specs below.
Sony has launched a 35mm F1.4 GM prime E-mount lens ( SEL35F14GM ) for their Sony Alpha Full Frame bodies. It has a launch selling price of$1,399in the US. It is now in stock online on Amazon US.
Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens is a high-end Prime lens “delivering first-class image quality and beautiful bokeh in a compact and lightweight design”. This lens weighs just 524 grams.
Sony is using Two XA (extreme aspherical) elements and an ED Glass element for great optical performance and less chromatic aberrations.
For great bokeh, Sony has made this lens with 11 blades of aperture, offering a smoother and dreamy bokeh rendering. You can get circular bokeh even stopped down to F2.8.
This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 10.6 inches (27cm). For fast and accurate autofocus performance, Sony has equipped this lens with Two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors offering a fast, smooth, and silent AF performance.
Sony SEL35F14GM E-mount Lens Specs
35mm Prime Lens
Full Frame E-mount lens
F1.4 Max Aperture
F16 Min Aperture
52.5 Focal Length of APS-C Cameras
Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
67mm Filter thread
11 Aperture blades ( circular aperture )
Nano AR Coating II
Linear Response MF
XD Linear Motors
ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass
2 XA elements
Minimum focusing distance: 0.89 ft ( 27cm )
Dust and moisture-resistant design
Fluorine front-element coating
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Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Lens for Sony E Mount Cameras ( Model B070 / AFB070S-700 ) is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. It has a launch selling price of $799.00 in the US. This lens was announced back in December 3, 2020, but is only available to pre-order now. It will ship to customers on January 15, 2021, according to the Amazon.com listing (check here for the current lowest price ).
Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 Di III-A VC RXD is a high-speed standard zoom lens for the Sony E-mount APS-C cameras like A6000, A6100, A6600, etc. You can use it on Sony’s Full Frame bodies in APS-C crop mode, but you won’t get the Full MP of the sensor. For eg on a 24MP Sony A7, you get around 10MP photos in APS-C crop mode using this lens.
According to Tamron, It is the first F2.8 high-speed zoom lens in the world for APS-C mirrorless cameras to achieve a 4.1x zoom ratio. It offers a constant F2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range. This lens has a variable focal length of 17-70mm, which on full-frame terms gives a 25.5 – 105mm equivalent focal length, making it a great walk-around lens to have on your crop sensor camera all the time.
It has a Moisture-Resistant Construction and has Fluorine Coating. It takes 67mm sized filters. This lens is compatible with Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF which are now common in many Sony Mirrorless Cameras.
DJI has launched Drone FPV Goggles V2 in the US. It has a launch selling price of $569.00 and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. According to the listing, this item will be released on February 28, 2021. (Pre-order now )
DJI FPV Goggles V2 is the second gen model which has 2-inch × 2 screens offering a screen resolution of 1440 × 810 pixels per display. It supports a Screen Renew Rate of 144 Hz.
DJI has equipped this with 2 live modes – Low-Latency Mode (810p @ 120fps) and High-Quality Mode (810p @ 60fps). The DJI Goggles Battery has a capacity of 1800 mAh ( 18W ) and offers approx 110mins of usage on a full charge.
Product Description: High definition, low latency, long-distance transmission, and long-distance transmission. The battery in the box supports 110 minutes of flight when fully charged.
DJI FPV Goggles V2 Specs
Weight: 420 g ( including headband and antennas )
Screen size: 2-inch × 2
Resolution: 1440 × 810 ( single screen )
Screen Refresh rate: 144 Hz
Frequency supported: 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz / 5.725-5.850 GHz
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is an upgraded model of the older Mark III model. It has a launch selling price of $599.99 in the US and comes with a 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 IIR Kit Lens along with the package. It is now available to pre-order online on Amazon.com ( check here for the current lowest price ).
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is available to purchase in two different colors – Black and Silver. If you look at the spec sheet of this new camera, you can find this model has the same exact specs as the older model launched a while ago. There are 2 differences though.
The first new thing in this new model is it now supports silent shooting. This can come in handy when you are out taking street photographs which people often do with small compact cameras like this. Another new feature of the new model is an Instant Film art filter mode.
Like the older model, this has a 16MP CMOS Micro-four-thirds sensor with 200-25600 ISO support. Like many other Olympus cameras, this too has 5-axis Image stabilization built-in ( IBIS ) which would let you use a faster shutter speed and lower ISO during low light scenarios. This camera supports 4K @ 30fps video recording.
You can shoot raw as well as jpeg shots. The maximum shutter speed supported is 1/4000 sec. In the Electronic shutter mode, you can have a higher 1/16000 sec shutter speed as well. It comes with a wide range of scene modes like Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Sports, Fireworks, Backlight HDR, Nature Macro, etc. It supports 8.6 fps continuous bursts to take quick action shots. For AF, this sensor has a 121-point contrast-detection autofocus system.
From the Manufacturer: The Olympus E-M10 mark IIIs has been specially designed for people who love photography and need the perfect system to get started. The E-M10 mark III is small and lightweight so it’s convenient to take everywhere. The new intuitive touch screen interface and shortcut button make camera settings easy. Touch AF lets you instantly focus and trip the shutter with one touch of your subject on the tilting screen. And with foolproof in-body image stabilization, you’ll easily shoot blur-free stills and smooth 4K video, all handheld, no tripod or other stabilizing gear needed. Start your photographic journey with the E-M10 mark IIIs.
Sony FX6 full-frame Cinema Camera ILME-FX6 up for Pre-order on Amazon US. Price: $5998 – $7198.
Sony has launched the FX6 full-frame Cinema Camera ( ILME-FX6 ) in the US. It has a launch selling price of $5,998and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon.com. You can also buy FX6 with SEL24105G 24-105mm lens bundle which has a pre-order price of $7,198. ( FX6 models: ILME-FX6T / ILME-FX6TK / ILME-FX6V / ILME-FX6VK )
Sony ILME-FX6 Cinema Line Full-Frame Camera has a lot in common with the recently launched Sony A7S3. It features the same 12MP sensor and offers 15+ stops of dynamic range. Since this uses the same sensor, you can get some great videos in challenging low light scenarious like the A7S3. FX6 can capture up to 120 fps at the 4K (QFHD) resolution and has S&Q quick modes for better creativity.
The new FX6 is powered by BIONZ XR image processing engine offering better, high-speed read out and offer better overall responsiveness. For good colors, you get S-Cinetone colour which we saw on the more expensive FX9 offering rich colours and natural skin tones.
Like many other Sony Full Frame Cameras launched recently, FX6 also comes with Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection. It has an hybrid Auto focus system, with 627 point focal plane phase-detection AF coverring approximately 89% of the image area.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x is PRO Lens is now available to pre-order online in the US on Amazon.com. It has a launch selling price of$7,499.99 in the US.
Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro is a high-end, telephoto zoom, micro four third lens offering a full-frame equivalent focal length of 300-800mm. It also comes with an in-built 1.25x teleconverter extending the focal length to 375-1000mm. If that reach is not enough for you, you can add more teleconverters like MC-14 1.4x or MC-20 2x Teleconverter to extend the reach further. When you use the in-built teleconverter, the max aperture value becomes F5.6 instead of F4.5.
This lens offers 5-axis image stabilization and has a 9 bladed circular aperture for smoother bokeh. The max aperture supported is a 4.5 and the mini aperture supported is F22. It is made up of 28 elements in 18 groups.
Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 Pro lens Specs and Features
Magnesium alloy build
Carbon fiber hood
Fluorine coating on the front element
5-Axis Sync IS
Inner zoom system
Preset focus function
Tripod base plate
Lens construction: 28 elements in 18 groups
Built-in teleconverter lens construction: 7 elements in 4 groups
Closest Focusing Distance: 1.3m
Max aperture: F4.5
Min aperture: F22
High-speed Imager AF (MSC)
9 blade aperture
95mm filter size
IEC Standard publication 60529 IPX1 Dust & Drip Proof