Canon may launch another EF-mount 50mm lens in 2015 after all. The company has recently patented such optic in Japan and it would not be a surprise if this were to be the one to come out this year. The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens would replace a 22-year-old optic and it would be better than it in every aspect possible.
Archives for July 2015
Canon is constantly working on new products, including cameras and lenses. The Japan-based company has just patented another lens that consists of a super-telephoto prime with built-in Diffractive Optics technology. The product is the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens, which could be released at some point in the future.
Nikon has patented another lens that is designed for the company’s CX-mount mirrorless cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. The product in question is a Nikon 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 AW lens that will be capable of taking photos underwater alongside the Nikon 1 AW1 mirrorless camera without taking damage in the process.
The drone market is growing and, as expected, it will not stop from doing so anytime soon. In this sea of unmanned aerial vehicles with implications in the digital photography world, here comes Micro Drone 3.0. It is available though a crowd-funding platform and it consists of a small, customizable drone that will suits all your needs.
Nikon will definitely announce three new lenses which have been rumored in the past. The certainty comes from the fact that a source has leaked their photos as well as details about their specs and prices. Without further ado, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, 24mm f/1.8G ED, and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses will be unveiled soon.
Canon has just introduced one of the most amazing cameras of this year. However, it is not aimed at consumers. The Canon ME20F-SH is a professional multi-purpose camcorder that shoots color full HD videos at 60fps. The great part is that it can do it in extremely low light conditions thanks to its maximum ISO sensitivity of four million.
A sad day is coming for Creative Suite 6 users. Adobe has officially confirmed that it will cease support for Camera RAW in CS6. The moment is near and it is represented by the Adobe Camera RAW 9.1.1, which will become the final update for CS6 users. After its release, new cameras and lenses will no longer be supported in CS6.
Zeiss is preparing a new lens that will be added to its Otus-series of manual focus optics. It was only a matter of time until the rumors started to intensify, but they had come in hot. It seems like the next model consists of a Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens that is close to its launch as it will be unveiled officially in September 2015.
We are already used to hearing new information about the upcoming Canon 1D X Mark II every fortnight or so. The rumor mill is back with new details about the flagship EOS DSLR camera whose megapixel count may have been decided. According to a trusted source, the EOS 1D X successor will feature a 24-megapixel sensor.
Olympus will announce a new Micro Four Thirds camera in the near future. The successor to the entry-level OM-D E-M10 will become official in early August and the rumor mill has some proof. The first Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos have showed up online, while trusted sources have confirmed that the camera is ready for launch.
A new milestone has been reached in the digital imaging world. Nikon has just confirmed that it has produced its 95 millionth lens ever. The company says that its lens production has reached the 95 million mark recently, while praising the recent advancements in optical technology, including the Phase Fresnel element.
Olympus has already introduced an OM-D-series mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor this year in the body of the E-M5 Mark II. The company will do something it has not done before and will unveil another one in the same year. Until then, the rumor mill has leaked new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II details.
Nikon has been rumored to launch a 24-70mm lens with integrated image stabilization technology for a long time. The optic is coming soon and it seems like it will be accompanied by another model. A trusted source is reporting that a Nikon 200-500mm lens is in development and is on its way sometime in the near future.
Sigma has already unveiled two Art-series optics in 2015: the 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM and 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM. Nevertheless, there is room for more and it seems like a new Sigma Art lens is in development. According to a trusted source, the upcoming product will become official sometime by the end of 2015.
Roughly one month after the end of a quarter, companies are beginning to reveal their earnings report. Canon is among the first digital imaging company to do it and it is doing worse than expected. The Canon Q2 2015 financial report reveals that the company’s profits have declined by about 16% following poor camera sales.