Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens rumored for Photokina 2014 launch

Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T*

Zeiss has decided to step it up a notch when it comes to image quality with the launch of the Otus lens series. The 55mm f/1.4 model is the only one in the line-up, but the company has confirmed that two are units are in the works. According to the rumor mill, the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens will be unveiled at Photokina 2014.

New Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 IS lens patent revealed in Japan

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8

Canon is currently selling a couple of 24-70mm lenses with a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8. The optics are aimed at full frame DSLR cameras, but both of them have a shortcoming: lack of image stabilization. The company is preparing to overcome it as a new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 IS lens patent has just been discovered.

Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens announced for Sony FE-mount cameras

MXCamera Mitakon 50mm f/0.95

Mitakon is a brand known for standing on a 35mm lens with one of the fastest apertures on the market. MXCamera is back with another fast-aperture lens, this one offering a 50mm focal length and being aimed at Sony FE-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens and will be released on the market this May.

New Sony FE-mount lenses coming this spring and at Photokina

Sony FE-mount lenses

A slew of new Sony FE-mount lenses are rumored to be announced by the end of 2014. According to the rumor mill, the total will reach 14 by the year’s end with new models waiting to become official this spring from both Sony and Zeiss. Additionally, five new Zeiss optics will be unveiled at Photokina 2014 this September.

Fujifilm X-T1 MHG-XT Large handgrip and many others unveiled

Fujifilm X-T1 accessories

Fujifilm has revealed a plethora of new accessories for the X-T1 weathersealed mirrorless camera. The list includes a Fujifilm X-T1 MHG-XT Large handgrip that provides a better grip, while a strap, eyecup, and a cover kit have also become official. The products will go on sale this May and they should make a pro’s life a lot easier.

How to fix Adobe Lightroom 5.4 assertion failed error

Adobe error

If you upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 5.4, then there is a chance that you will be affected by a software-breaking bug. If you already did, then you may be getting the Adobe Lightroom 5.4 assertion failed error. This prevents you from editing your photos, but there are some fixes available that you can try. Well, read on to fix your issue!

Fujifilm TCL-X100 1.4x teleconverter launched for X100/X100S

Fujifilm TCL-X100 teleconverter

After introducing this accessory at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014, this Japanese company has brought the product to the United States. It’s the Fujifilm TCL-X100 1.4x teleconverter aimed at X100 and X100S compact cameras, providing a 35mm equivalent of 50mm while preserving the maximum aperture.

Sony A77II launch date rumored to occur in early May, again

Sony A77 replacement rumor

Sony is rumored to hold a product launch event during the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition in early May. The company is allegedly introducing the Sony A77II mid-range A-mount camera on May 1 or 2, while the introduction of new A-mount and FE-mount lenses remains in doubt for the time being.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement is the Fuji X-Pro2, source says

Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement

The rumor mill has been on fire ever since it was revealed that Fujifilm has scrapped plans to make an X-Pro1S by deciding to focus its efforts on the X-Pro2. A highly-reliable source has just confirmed that the reports have been accurate and that the Fujifilm X-Pro1 replacement is the X-Pro2 mirrorless camera.

Pentax 645Z medium format camera officially unveiled

Pentax 645Z

Weeks of speculation and rumors have not done enough justice to the Pentax 645Z medium format camera. Ricoh calls it a “game-changer”, a DSLR that will allow users to “achieve photographic distinction” thanks to a 51.4-megapixel CMOS image sensor, a maximum ISO sensitivity of 204,800, and full HD video recording.

Canon 7D Mark II, 750D, and 150D DSLRs delayed until Q3 2014

Canon 7D Mark II test camera specs leaked online

Replacements for the Canon 7D, Canon 700D, and Canon 100D are rumored to have been scheduled for a May 2014 launch. However, “manufacturing issues” with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology are said to be the main culprit behind the delay of the Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 750D, and Canon 150D DSLR cameras until Q3 2014.

Two Canon EOS M3 cameras coming at Photokina 2014

Canon EOS M2 replacement

Canon is preparing to make a comeback to the mirrorless camera scene. The Japanese company is rumored to announce two new shooters during the third quarter of 2014. Inside sources are claiming that two Canon EOS M3 models will be unveiled at the Photokina 2014, one aimed at beginners and another one aimed at professionals.

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD lens price announced

Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3

After Nikon had introduced the AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens, Tamron decided to reveal the availability details of its 16-300mm lens. Now we know that retailers will begin selling the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens as of May 15 for a price of $629, about $270 less than the Nikon version.

Pentax 645z price, specs, and photos leaked ahead of launch event

Pentax 645z photo leaked

Pentax will hold a product launch event this week in order to announce its first medium format camera with a CMOS image sensor. Before the event, the Pentax 645z price, specs, and photos have all been leaked on the web, hinting at a rather compact and not-so-expensive device when compared to other medium format cameras.

Canon EF-M 22-46mm f/3.5-5.6 lens patent revealed in Japan

Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens

Canon just keeps on patenting lenses for the EF-M mount. The latest consists of the Canon EF-M 22-46mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, which will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 35-73mm. However, there is no EOS M3 mirrorless camera in sight, while the EOS M2 will never be released on North American markets.