After recently introducing three new lenses for APS-C or full-frame DSLRs, Nikon has been caught patenting a zoom lens designed for compact cameras with smaller image sensors. The Nikon 10-65mm f/1.9 lens patent has been filed in Japan and it could be a part of one of the company’s future compact cameras with 1/2.3″-type sensors.
The whole world is expecting the E-M1 Mark II to become the next OM-D-series mirrorless camera to be released sometime in 2016. However, Olympus may have other plans as the name of another OM-D model has showed up on line. It is the Olympus E-M10 Mark II and it is very likely that the camera will be unveiled in Q3 2015.
The final announcement of the day from Nikon consists of the AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens. The new super-telephoto lens has been created to deliver superior image quality and performance in a lighter package to wildlife and action photographers using Nikon’s FX-format full-frame DSLR cameras.
The second announcement of the day for Nikon consists of the AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens. This FX-format super-telephoto prime has been mentioned within the rumor mill recently and it is here with a reduced weight and an increased performance as well as a higher price tag when compared to its predecessor.
The rumor mill has recently revealed that Nikon will introduce an interesting DX-format 5x optical zoom lens. Shortly after that, the company has decided to make it official and the AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens has just been announced as the first DX-format lens to come packed with a Nano Crystal Coat.
Panasonic will allegedly hold a product launch event sometime by the end of this summer in order to reveal a new camera and a new lens. Before the said announcement, the rumor mill has leaked some of the Panasonic FZ300 specs along with the price details of the upcoming bridge-styled superzoom camera.
Nikon is rumored to hold a major product launch event by the end of this week. Meanwhile, the rumor mill has been busy and it has leaked the first photo of the Nikon 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR DX lens. Additionally, the optic’s price and release date details have been revealed, too, and this lens announces itself as a great product!
A trio of new Nikon lenses will become official within the next few days. The company will unveil three optics which were mentioned within the rumor mill in mid-June 2015. A trusted source is now reporting that the 500mm f/4E FX, 600mm f/4E FX, and 16-80mm f/2.8-4 DX are all coming in the near future!
Sigma has recently unveiled the 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art lens, which is the first in its category to employ a constant maximum aperture of f/2. It seems like Sigma has not beaten Canon by much. The reason for that is because a Canon wide-angle zoom L f/2 lens is said to be in the works and to come to the market soon.
It seems like Olympus is serious about adding image stabilization into its lenses. After the 300mm f/4 PRO was rumored to have been delayed in order to make room for an IS system, the rumor mill has discovered a patent for an Olympus 500mm f/4 IS PRO lens. This optic also has built-in IS and it is aimed at Micro Four Thirds cameras.
The delay of the Sony A7000 is claiming another victim. The rumor mill is now stating that the announcement event of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 has been postponed until the beginning of 2016. The main culprit is said to be the sensor of the Sony A7000, which is troubled by unknown issues, so the X-Pro2 cannot come out this fall.
Canon is rumored to have completed the testing phase of a much-anticipated bright wide-angle prime lens. According to a trusted source, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens is ready, but it will not be announced, yet. Due to the demand of existing lenses, Canon will introduce this new product sometime during fall 2015.
With only a few days remaining until the end of June, it is obvious that Sony will not announce the NEX-7 replacement by the end of the first half of 2015. The rumor mill has previously stated that the Sony A7000 has been delayed, but now it seems like it is not coming this summer, instead being slated for a fall 2015 announcement.
Worldwide stores have made a habit out of leaking Samsung-made cameras before the South Korean manufacturer gets the chance to announce them. Here is another model which has appeared online ahead of its time: the Samsung NX Mini 2. The mirrorless camera has just been leaked along with its price tag, specifications, and photos.