Canon has patented a couple of new lenses in the company’s home country. The products in question are two optics designed for Super 35mm image sensors. The Canon CN-E 12-32mm T3.5 LS lens could be released in the future for the company’s camcorders alongside the CN-E 15.5-47mm T2.8 LS lens.
Nissin has announced the first flash system to support radio technology. The new Nissin Di700A is a flash gun with support for the Nissin Air System, allowing photographers to control up to 21 flash guns located at a distance of up to 30 meters using the new Commander Air 1 2.4GHz radio transmitter.
Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki has revealed in an interview that the company’s most requested lens consists of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens, which could be released on the market soon. Moreover, the company’s CEO has confirmed that Sigma will start making Sony FE-mount lenses at some point in the future.
Fujifilm will start shipping the cheaper version of the X-T1 sometime in late spring or early summer. This is what a trusted source, who has been right in the past, is claiming. It appears that the Fujifilm X-T10 release date will occur sometime in May 2015 at the earliest or June 2015 at the latest.
Canon will announce a new lens in the near future, says the rumor mill. The company has allegedly started manufacturing the product in question and is planning to reveal it in late March or early April. Either way, it is said that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens release date has been scheduled to take place sometime in April 2015.
Nikon has patented a couple of products in its home country. One of them consists of a speed booster, which can be mounted between a camera and a lens in order to widen the focal length and increase the aperture. The other one consists of a Nikon 3mm f/2.8 fisheye lens, which has been designed for 1-series mirrorless cameras.
Canon is allegedly working on a new L-designed lens for full frame DSLR cameras. However, instead of being a zoom model, like the new 11-24mm f/4 USM, the upcoming product will be a prime optic. The most likely model to show up is rumored to consist of the sought-after Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens.
Sony has one more announcement for FE-mount mirrorless camera users to make: an all-in-one zoom lens. The new Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens was already previewed at Photokina 2014, but the company is just now ready to release it on the market. This optic is coming by the end of March with an affordable price tag!
Sony has expanded its FE-mount lens line-up with the introduction of three new prime lenses and a couple of converters. In addition to the FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS, FE 28mm f/2, and the Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lenses and two FE converters, the company has also revealed two converters for E-mount lenses.
Fujifilm is working on a cheaper version of the X-T1, which will not be weathersealed but will have a similar design. Before its official announcement, an insider is claiming that the so-called Fujifilm X-T10 mirrorless camera will come packed with the same 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II image sensor as the Fujifilm X-T1.
After announcing the development of a Pentax-branded DSLR with a full frame image sensor, Ricoh has forgotten all about revealing more information about the camera. Thankfully, such things are usually leaked and this is the case with the Pentax full frame DSLR release date and price details, which have showed up on the web.
Panasonic is allegedly on the verge of announcing a replacement to the Lumix GX7 mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The new shooter will be announced soon and will become available this spring. According to an insider, the Panasonic Lumix GX8 release date is scheduled to take place sometime in May 2015.
A Fujifilm manager has revealed in an interview that the future X-mount cameras will come packed with higher-resolution X-Trans sensors and with improved videography features. Meanwhile, an unnamed source is claiming that the Fuji X-Pro2 mirrorless camera will be capable of recording videos at 4K resolution.
Beside the PowerShot G3 X, Canon might add another premium compact to its newly-established series of such shooters. A trusted source has leaked a preliminary Canon PowerShot G17 specs list, before the official announcement of the device. The shooter is said to be on its way sometime before July 2015.
After becoming the world’s third smartphone seller, Xiaomi has set its sights on different areas. The Chinese company has revealed a competitor to the GoPro Hero, which is lighter and cheaper while offering better videography capabilities than its rival. The new Xiaomi Yi action camera is official and ready to take on the Hero!