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!
Archives for June 2015
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.
The rumor mill has claimed a few times that Canon is working on a full-frame mirrorless camera. Sources in Japan are adding fuel to the fire, as they have discovered that the company has patented an EF/EF-S lens mount adapter that is aimed at mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.
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.
Fujifilm returns to the rumor mill with a camera that is also making a comeback into gossip talks. It appears that the so-called Fujifilm X70 is real and that it continues to be in development. The compact camera will become a more affordable version of the X100T and it will employ a new lens among others.
Polaroid has added a new member to the Cube series of cube-shaped action cameras. The brand new Polaroid Cube+ is now official with a few changes when compared to its predecessor. The new model employs a higher-resolution sensor along with built-in WiFi, in order to use mobile device displays as viewfinders.
When one thinks of macro photography, one thinks of a telephoto lens. Well, up until now that is, as Venus Optics has officially revealed the Laowa 15mm f/4 1:1 macro lens, which has become world’s widest lens to offer 1:1 macro capabilities. Now, photographers can reveal the habitat of their tiny macro subjects!
Olympus has allegedly delayed the launch of its 300mm f/4 PRO super-telephoto prime lens. The rumor mill is claiming that the Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens has been delayed in order to give the company enough time to put an image stabilization system into the lens, while a patent for such product has been leaked on the web.
The future Nikon FX-mount flagship DSLR camera will be announced in late 2015 or in early 2016, says the rumor mill. In the meantime, inside sources have leaked some new Nikon D5 specs. It appears that the DSLR will employ a new sensor and processor combination, offering a higher native ISO as well as 4K video recording.
Canon has patented yet another wide-angle prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens follows into the footsteps of the EF 10mm f/2.8L USM, albeit the former is designed for EOS DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors, while the latter is aimed at EOS DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors.