A Sigma 24-105mm f/2.8-4 DG OS HSM Art lens has been patented in the manufacturer’s home country, sparking rumors about the future of the 24-105mm f/4 lens. While a patent does not warrant the launch of a product, the 24-105mm f/4 lens is not a popular lens, so it could be scrapped in favor of an improved version.
Archives for March 2015
We have news for the people asking about new Canon tilt-shift lenses. Unfortunately, it appears that new TS-E 45mm and 90mm lenses are not coming by the end of this year. Fortunately, the company is still working on them and improved tilt-shift optics might actually be released on the market in 2016.
It has been confirmed that Sony will hold an announcement event during the 2015 World Photography Awards in London on April 23. In anticipation of the event, the Sony RX2 rumors have returned, suggesting that the compact camera is coming soon with a curved full frame sensor and a Zeiss-branded lens.
Canon could expand its business in the near future. After the first photos of its 4K fixed-lens camera have showed up online, the rumor mill is now claiming that the company is working on a Canon action camera. The new shooter would rival the GoPro Hero series and it will attempt to do so with better image quality.
New details about the Canon PowerShot G17 launch event have just been revealed. The rumor mill is claiming that the camera is definitely coming by the end of June, which means that the previous predictions were accurate. As a result, you can expect this compact camera to show up officially by the end of Q2 2015.
Samsung launched the NX1 camera at Photokina 2014 in order to rival high-end mirrorless cameras that can record 4K videos. It appears that the company is working on a special version of the NX1, that will offer even more videography features. Among others, the Samsung NX1-LX is said to capture 4K footage at 60fps.
Samyang has been rumored to be on the verge of announcing a new telephoto prime lens with macro capabilities in recent times. Before the launch event, the South Korean company has revealed the first Samyang 100mm f/2.8 macro lens teaser. The teasing campaign has begun on the company’s Facebook page and it may continue soon.
According to the rumor mill, Canon fans have one more reason for joy! Sources are reporting that the company is developing an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens successor, which will become available in 2016. The new wide-angle zoom lens will retain its maximum aperture, but it is expected to come with an even wider focal length.
Following a mass exodus in the 1960s, people were curious to find out how was life in Harlem in the 1970s. One of the first photographers to venture into the neighborhood during that time was Jack Garofalo. The artist’s photos of the Paris Match magazine are revealing an energetic culture taking life as it is.
Photographer Tim Tadder has teamed up with two other artists in order to create a surreal portrait photo project that celebrates the “Day of the Dead” Mexican holiday. It is called “Las Muertas” and it consists of models who impersonate the goddess Mictecacihuatl, who has become a “Calavera Catrina”.
The Panasonic GX8 announcement event will not take place in the neighboring future, as previously rumored. Instead, this mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor will be introduced sometime in September 2015. As a result, its release date will most likely occur sometime in the later parts of 2015.
Sony is once again rumored to introduce two new fixed-lens cameras in the near future. Before their official announcement event, more Sony WX400 and HX70 details have been leaked through the grapevine. It appears that the former will employ a 30x optical zoom lens, while the latter will come packed with a built-in viewfinder.
Nikon is rumored to hold a press event next week in order to announce the successor to the 1 J4 mirrorless camera. According to trusted sources, the Nikon 1 J5 launch event will take place on April 2. The new interchangeable lens camera will come packed with a new sensor that will support 4K video recording.
Canon has announced that it is the biggest interchangeable lens camera vendor in the entire world. This statement is based on a Canon survey in 2014, which is the 12th consecutive year in the leading position for the company. Canon says that this achievement is due to a complete line-up with ILCs available for all types of users.
Apple may release an iPhone with improved low-light and color reproduction capabilities in the future. A new patent has showed up at the USPTO, describing an Apple three-sensor technology that consists of a light splitter transmitting light to a sensor consisting of three pixel layers, one for each color of the RGB space.