FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR listed on Amazon US [ Pre-order ]

Fujifilm has launched the FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR lens in the US. It costs $899.95 and is now listed online on Amazon US ( Amazon.com ) for pre-order. According to the listing, this item will be released on September 15, 2022.

According to Fujifilm, the FUJINON XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR is the first X Series XF lens engineered in collaboration with the design team responsible for bringing FUJINON lenses to the high-end worlds of cinema and broadcast. It offers a variable power zoom, smooth manual focus, and stepless aperture adjustments to ensure a seamless recording experience.

The max aperture of this lens is F4. It can be stopped down to F22 aperture. The 18-120mm focal length offers a 27-183mm equivalent full frame focal length. It has a 7-bladed rounded diaphragm opening and takes Ø72mm filters. The minimum focus distance this lens can achieve is 0.6m. The max magnification it can achieve is 0.2x. This lens weighs 460g.

Front lens cap FLCP-72 II, Rear lens cap RLCP-001, Lens hood, and a Lens wrapping cloth are included in the box.

New Launches in Photography and Camera Gear on Amazon US [ June 2022 ]

Amazon US has listed a few recently announced new Cameras and Lenses up for pre-order online. Sony launched a few ultra-wide and wide-angle lenses for its Sony Alpha series of cameras a couple of days ago. Sony also launched Xperia 1 IV XQZCBCT/B Android smartphone which comes with some fantastic cameras. Canon has come up with some APS-C mirrorless cameras as well. All these new Photography Gears are now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Check out the prices and availability below.

Sony Xperia 1 IV 512GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone with Sony Official Case with Stand Bundle ( XQZCBCT/B ) costs $1,634.98 in the US. You can also get it with Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones for a price of $1,599.99. The Sony Xperia 1 IV along has a launch selling price of $1,599.99 in the US. It is the first smartphone to feature an optical zoom camera built-in. This high-end smartphone comes with a 6.5” 4K 120Hz HDR OLED 21:9 wide Display and supports 4K HDR native 120fps video recording on all rear cameras.

Sony has launched 3 new lenses for its Alpha Mirrorless Camera bodies – Sony SEL15F14G E 15mm F1.4 G APS-C Large-Aperture Wide-Angle G Lens ( Price: $749.99 ), Sony SELP1020G E PZ 10-20mm F4 G APS-C Constant-Aperture Power Zoom G Lens ( Price: $749.99 ), and Sony SEL11F18 E 11mm F1.8 APS-C ultra-wide-angle Prime for APS-C Cameras ( Price: $549.99 ).

Amazon US now listed new Canon Mirrorless Cameras launched in 2022 up for Pre-order. Canon R10(US) Body only has a pre-order price of $979.99 in the US. It comes with a 24.2 megapixels APS-C-sized CMOS sensor. You can also buy Canon R7 which features a newly developed High Image Quality 32.5 megapixels APS-C sized CMOS sensor. The body only Canon R7 can be pre-ordered for $1,499. You can also buy it with 18-150 IS STM lens for a price of $1,899.00.

Fujifilm has a new Camera and new high-end lens up for grabs as well. Fujifilm X-H2S Mirrorless Camera Body is available to pre-order from Amazon US along with the new Fujifilm XF150-600mmF5.6-8 R LM OIS WR Lens which costs $1,999.

Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm / F1.7 ASPH. H-X09 Launched in the US

Panasonic has launched LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm / F1.7 ASPH. H-X09 Micro Four Thirds Lens in the US online. It costs USD 499.99 and is now listed for pre-order online on Amazon US, B&H Photo etc. Check out the current pricing and availability here ( Amazon affiliate link ).

The new Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm / F1.7 ASPH. H-X09 is a compact lens made for Micro four thirds systems like Panasonic GH5, GH6, etc, and offers wider-angle flexibility, bright aperture, and macro capability.

It is 9mm wide, which is gives an 18mm focal length in a 35mm camera. It takes 55mm filters and offers half life-size macro photography ( Maximum magnification of 0.5x ). This lens has a Dust, splash and freeze-resistant design that will let you use it in challenging outdoor conditions without much worry.

The lens offers fast, accurate autofocus and smooth aperture changes offering better 4K recording using Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras. H-X09 lens construction consists of 12 elements in 9 groups, including 2 ASPH lenses, 2 ED lenses and 1 UHR lenses to minimize aberrations and ensure good resolution.

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Panasonic LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm / F1.7 ASPH. H-X09 Technical Details
  • Focal length: 9mm (35mm camera equivalent 18mm).
  • Lens Construction: 12 elements in 9 groups (2 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses, 1 UHR lens).
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Maximum Aperture: F1.7
  • Minimum Aperture: F16
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.095m / 0.31ft
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.25x / 0.5x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Dust and Splash Resistant: Yes
  • Filter size: φ55mm
  • Weight: 130g / 0.29lb (excluding lens cap, lens rear cap and lens hood)
  • Accessories: Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens hood

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II (SEL2470GM2) up for pre-order on Amazon US

Sony has launched FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II (SEL2470GM2) lens online in the US. It costs $2,299.99 USD and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Check out the current pricing and availability here ( Amazon affiliate link ).

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II (SEL2470GM2) lens is the successor to the first-gen 24-70mm F2.8 GM lens ( SEL2470GM ) launched a while back. It has an F2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range and offers improved focusing and image quality. According to Sony, SEL2470GM2 is the Smallest and lightest F2.8 24-70mm zoom in its class.

Sony has equipped the new 24-70mm F2.8 GM II lens with Four XD Linear Motors and floating focus to achieve fast, precise, and quiet Autofocus. The minimum focusing distance at 24mm is 8.3 inches. At the 70mm zoom end, the min focus distance increase to 11.8 inches.

Sony has equipped this new lens with a new feature called zoom smoothness switch which let you adjust the stiffness of the zoom ring. You also get Two customizable focus hold buttons, an Aperture ring, a click/de-click switch, and an iris lock.

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II (SEL2470GM2) weighs 695g which is approx. 200g lighter than the first-gen lens. Sony ships this with a Petal-shaped, bayonet mount lens hood with a filter control window to let you easily adjust the attached filter like a polarizer easily. Check out the detailed specs and features below.

  • Model name: SEL2470GM2
  • Lens mount: Sony E-mount
  • Lens made for: 35mm Full frame
  • 35mm equivalent focal-length (APS-C): 36-105mm
  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 20 groups
  • Max aperture: F2.8 ( throughout the zoom range )
  • Min aperture: F22
  • No of Aperture blades: 11 ( circular )
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.21m(W)-0.3m(T) / 0.69ft(W)-0.99ft(T)
  • ED/Super ED glass (elements): 2x ED, 2x Super ED
  • Lens coating: Nano AR Coating II
  • AF actuator: XD Linear Motor
  • Weight: 695g
  • US Price: $2,299.99

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens selp1635g US Pre-order Info

Sony has launched FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens ( selp1635g ) for its Sony Alpha E-mount cameras. It costs $1,199.99 in the US and will be available to pre-order from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama, etc starting March 23rd. According to the listing on Amazon, this item will be released / ship to pre-ordered customers on June 24, 2022 only.

Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens ( selp1635g ) is World’s Lightest Constant F4 Wide-Angle Power Zoom Lens offering a nice wide focal length for both photography and videography. On Crop sensor cameras like Sony A6600, this gives an equivalent focal length of 24-52.5 mm.

For the first time in a Sony Alpha lens the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G uses four XD linear motors for the power zoom function in addition to the two XD linear motors used for focus. With this newly designed electronic power zoom system, the FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G provides advanced control with the response and immediacy of non-powered manual zoom.

This lens has got 2 AA elements (advanced aspherical) and a conventional aspherical element, along with One Super ED glass and One ED glass element to produce excellent image quality throughout the focal range.

The minimum focus distance of the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens is 11 inches ( 0.28m ) at the wide 16mm end and 9.5 inches at the zoomed-in 35mm focal length.

Sony has equipped this lens with two XD (Extreme Dynamic) Linear motors to control autofocus. While many Sony G-master lenses are notorious for their focus breathing, this lens got it under control and has minimal focus breathing.

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Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G lens Technical Specs
  • Package name: SELP1635G FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G – Full-frame Constant-Aperture Wide-angle Power Zoom G Lens
  • Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.92 inch (W)-0.79 inch (T) / 0.28 mm (W)-0.24(T)
  • Focal length: 16-35 mm
  • Crop sensor APS-C focal lenght: 24-52.5 mm
  • Lens construction: 12-groups / 13-elements
  • Aperture: Contast F4 throught the focal range
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Aperture blades: 7
  • Zoom system: Powered 4x XD Linear Motors
  • Focus motors: 2 XD Linear Motors
  • Built-in Image stabilization: No
  • Weight: 12.5 oz / 353 g
  • Filter thread diameter: 72 mm
  • Build: Dust and moisture resistant design and front fluorine coating
  • Price in the US: $1,199.99

Specs Source: Sony Alpha Universe.

OM SYSTEM OM-1 up for pre-order on Amazon US

OM Digital Solutions has officially launched OM System OM-1, a high-end, flagship Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system camera in the US. It is now available to pre-order online on Amazon US. It has a launch price of $2,199.99 ( body only ) and $2,799.99 with M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO ll Lens Kit. You can also buy this bundled with SBCX-1 Battery with Charger kit + 12-40mm lens for $3,019.98 or with just SBCX-1 Battery with Charger kit bundle for $2,419.98.

OM Digital Solutions has also launched two new lenses – M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO II Lens BLK ( Pre-order price: $999.99 ) and M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm F4.0 PRO Lens BLK ( Pre-order Price: $899.99 ).

This new OM-System OM-1 still comes with the name Olympus and has a lot of great features we saw in older Olympus bodies.

It features 20.4 Megapixel 4/3 Stacked BSI Live MOS sensor and is powered by TruePic X Dual Quad-Core Processor. Olympus cameras have offered great image stabilization in the past. This new flagship camera doesn’t disappoint as well in this department. It is equipped with a 5-Axis Image Stabilization with up to 8 Shutter Speed Steps Compensation

OM-System OM-1 has a 3.0-inch vari-angle 1.62M dots (3:2), resolution monitor, with touch support. If you prefer shooting the camera using the EVF, you would happy to know this one has got an OLED 5.76M dots resolution electronic viewfinder for a great shooting experience.

Check out more detailed specs and features below.

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Sensor specs20.4MP 4/3 Stacked BSI Live MOS 4:3 Sensor
Image ProcessorTruePic X Dual Quad-Core Processor
EVF5.76M dots OLED electronic viewfinder
Rear Monitor 1.62M dots (3:2) 3.0-inch vari-angle monitor with touch support
Weather sealed ratingDust, Splash, and Freezeproof (IP53 Rated)
Focusing points1,053 Cross-type phase detection AF, 1,053 Contrast AF,
Auto Focus featuresAI detection AF for Cars, Helicopters, Motorcycles, Birds, Dogs, Cats, Bullet trains, Aircrafts, Face Detection AF, Eye Detection AF
Image StabilisationBuilt-in 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization
Shutter speed1/8000 – 60 sec ( Mechanical Shutter ), 1/32000 – 60 sec ( Electronic shutter – silent mode )
Bracketing ModesExposure, ISO, White balance, Flash, Art filter, Focus bracketing, Focus Stacking Mode, HDR
Creative featuresLive ND (Neutral Density), Tripod High Res Shot up to 80MP, Handheld High Res Shot up to 50MP, Live Composite, Art Filter
Movie recording formats4096 × 2160 (C4K) @ 30p, 25p, 24p
3840 × 2160 (4K) @ 30p, 25p, 24p
1920 x 1080 (FHD) @ 30p, 25p, 24p
HEVC/H.265, MPEG-4AVC/H.264
Timelapse Movie resolutionup to 3840 x 2160 (4K) / 5fps, 10fps, 15fps, 30fps
USB TypeUSB Type-C (USB 3.0 SuperSpeed)
Battery typeBLX-1 Li-ion battery
Price in the US$2,199.99 ( body only )

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S listed on Amazon US

Nikon has launched NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lens in the US online. It costs $13,999 and will be released on February 28, 2022. You can pre-order it now online from Amazon US. Check here for the current availability and shipping date.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S is a high-performance super-telephoto prime lens made for mirrorless Z mount cameras. This would be a great buy to along with the mighty Z9 Flagship camera Nikon launched a few months back.

NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 comes with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter that gives a 560mm focal length – for that extra reach when you are outdoors shooting wildlife or action sports. If you want more reach, this lens also supports Z TELECONVERTERS TC-1.4x and TC-2x which gives a focal length of 784mm and 1120mm, respectively.

This lens weighs 6.5lbs (2950 g) which according to Nikon is nearly two pounds lighter than the NIKKOR AF-S 400mm f/2.8FL ED VR lens. To get the best anti-reflection performance, Nikon is using Meso Amorphous Coat on this lens offering better suppressing of ghosting and flaring.

Nikon is using a new SSVCM motor to let you focus fast and accurately, and according to Nikon is optimized to move large elements with the utmost precision. This lens is made with 25 elements in 19 groups including 2x ED glass elements, 1x super-ED glass element, 2x lightweight fluorite lens elements and 1x SR lens element.

Like every other high-end telephoto lens out there, the Nikko Z 400mm also has a Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) system offering up to 5.5 stops of compensation. When paired with a Nikon Z camera, you get Synchro VR functionality as well.

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NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S Specifications

Made forNikon Z Mount Cameras
Max aperturef/2.8 ( goes to F4 when the built-in teleconverter is engaged
Min apertureF22 – F32
Focal length400mm ( 560mm with built-in teleconverter )
Lens construction25 elements in 19 groups
Image stabilizationLens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Aperture blades9
Special elements2x ED Glass Elements, 2x Fluorite Elements, 1x SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) Glass Elements, 1x Super ED Glass Elements
Auto Focus ActuatorSilky Swift VCM
Min focus distance2.5m from the image sensor
Weight104 oz. (2950 g)
Price in the US$13,999

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 up for pre-order on Amazon US

Nikon has launched a new lightweight and compact 28-75mm lens for its mirrorless camera system. It is compatible with both FX and DX-format Nikon Z series mirrorless bodies. Due to the crop factor, on a DX-format aka APS-C Nikon camera, it gives a full-frame equivalent focal range of 42mm-112mm.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 costs $1,199.95 in the US and is now available to pre-order online on Amazon US. According to the product listing, this item will be released on January 31, 2022. Check out the current pricing and availability here ( Amazon affiliate link ).

Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm is a mid-range zoom lens featuring a fast F2.8 constant aperture throughout its zoom range. It offers a close focusing distance of 0.63ft and weighs 565g. This lens has a 9-bladed rounded diaphragm offering better bokeh.

According to Nikon, this lens is currently the lightest F2.8 aperture lens they ever created. It is approximately 30% lighter than the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S. Check out the full specs below.

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Nikon NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 Specifications

  • Mount: Nikon Z Mount ( Mirrorless – both DX and FX )
  • Zoom range: 28 – 75mm
  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Lens Construction:
  • 15 Lens Elements in 12 Groups
  • Image Stabilization: No Inbuilt stabilization available
  • No of Diaphragm Blades: 9 rounded aperture
  • Special lenses: 1x ED Glass, 1x Super ED Glass, 3x Aspherical Elements
  • Autofocus system: STM (stepping motor)
  • Internal Focusing: Yes
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.63 ft (0.19m) @ 28mm, 0.73 ft (0.22m) @ 35mm, 0.99 ft (0.3m) @ 50mm, 1.28 ft (0.39m) @ 75mm
  • Filter Size: 67mm
  • Weight: 19.9 oz. (565 g)

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Panasonic S-S35 LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Panasonic has launched LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 (S-S35) lens in the US online. It costs $699.99 and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This lens is made for L-mount Mirrorless Full Frame Digital Cameras like LUMIX S5. Check out the current lowest price and availability here ( Amazon affiliate link ).

Panasonic S-S35 LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 is a compact, lightweight lens with a Dust, splash, and freeze-resistant design. It is made with 11 elements in 9 groups including 3 aspherical lenses and 3 ED lenses for better image quality. This lens has 9 diaphragm blades offering a Circular aperture diaphragm.

It has a max aperture of F1.8 and has a minimum aperture of F22. This has a close focusing distance of 0.24m / 0.79ft and a max magnification of 0.22x. It takes φ67mm filters and weighs 295g.

Other Panasonic L-mount F1.8 lenses: 85mm (S-S85), 50mm (S-S50), 24mm (S-S24).

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Panasonic S-S35 LUMIX S 35mm F1.8 Specifications

  • Mount: L-mount
  • Max aperture: F1.8
  • Min aperture: F22
  • Close focusing distance: 0.24m / 0.79ft
  • Max magnification: 0.22x
  • Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Special glasses: 3 aspherical lenses, 3 ED lenses
  • Aperture blades: 9 diaphragm blades
  • Filter diameter: 67 mm
  • Weight: 295g
  • Weather resistance: Dust, splash and freeze-resistant

Nikon Z9 listed online on Amazon US | Price, Specs

Nikon has launched Z9 Mirrorless Camera in the US. It has a launch price tag of $5,499.95 ( body only ) and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Nikon has also launched a few new lenses along with the Z9 – NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S and NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S. Other products Nikon launched today are Mount Adapter FTZ II ( $249.95 ), NX Tether and NX MobileAir.

Nikon Z9 is the flagship Mirrorless camera aimed at both professional photographers and videographers. It is one of the first, high-end cameras to come without a mechanical shutter. Like many Nikon DSLRs, the new Z 9 also has a beefy, heavy, and robust professional-looking body with a lot of buttons and dials to help you get the best shot possible.

Nikon Z 9 features a 45.7MP sensor offering 8K UHD video recording support. The sensor has a base ISO sensitivity of 64 and can go up to 25600. This new camera comes with an EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery and is also compatible with older EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a, and EN-EL18 batteries. According to the official specs sheet, the Z9 can shoot up to 770 shots on a full charge. These numbers are often conservative, and hence you sure can shoot much more shots than the claimed 770 CIPA rating.

The Z9 comes with a Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT display with a 3.2 inch 2100 k dots touch-sensitive LCD screen. The EVF is a 0.5 inch, 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and manual brightness controls. This camera doesn’t support regular SD Cards but takes CFexpress (Type B) or XQD Type Memory cards for faster performance.

All in all, Nikon has made a fantastic high-end professional camera that has features to compete with the likes of Sony A1 and Canon EOS R6 bodies. Nikon claims the Z9 to have the World’s first truly blackout-free electronic viewfinder, World’s fastest still image frame rate of 120 fps, the World’s fastest scanning speed, the World’s best AF scene detection system, and Best-in-class 8K video resolution and internal recording. Of course, all of those claims have a * next to them.

From the manufacturer
The new Nikon flagship. A fast, powerful AF system with subject detection developed using deep learning technology. 45.7-megapixel stills. High-speed still frame rates up to 120 fps. 8K and 4K videos. The world’s first truly blackout free viewfinder, and Nikon’s first 4-axis tilting touchscreen. All in the most intelligent, durable, comfortable and connected Nikon camera the world has ever seen.

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Nikon Z9 Specifications

  • Sensor resolution: 45.7MP
  • Sensor type: Stacked CMOS sensor
  • Lens mount: Nikon Z mount
  • File formats – Photos: Jpeg, NEF raw
  • Storage Media: CFexpress (Type B), XQD Type Memory
  • LCD screen: 3.2 inch 2100 k dots, Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD
  • Viewfinder: 0.5 inch 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with manual brightness controls
  • Shutter type: Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
  • 8K Video recording: 8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
  • 4K Video recording: 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps
  • Full HD recording: up to 120fps
  • Top continous shooting speed: 20 frames per second
  • Shutter speed: 1/32000 to 30 sec
  • Auto focus system: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
  • Focus points: 493 (single-point AF)
  • Vibration reduction: 5-axis image sensor shift
  • Movie video compression: Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
  • Maximum movie recording: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Default battery: EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Battery life: Approx. 770 shots
  • Price in the US: $5,499.95 ( body only ).