Leica has finally introduced the long-rumored M-D Typ 262 digital rangefinder camera. As revealed by the leaksters, the device does not have a red dot in the front, nor an LCD on the back. Instead, it comes with top and bottom plates made of brass, as well as a quiet shutter in order to get back to the essentials of photography.
Archives for April 2016
Here are some new and old rumors about the Olympus E-M1 Mark II! For the old part, we already knew that Olympus will reveal the camera at Photokina 2016 and this fact was reiterated by a different source. On the other hand, the new stuff consists of the fact that the camera will be loved by action and sports photographers.
The rumor mill keeps on delivering information concerning the Canon 5D Mark IV. This makes us believe that the DSLR is finally approaching its launch. In 2016, there will be no more delays, therefore the camera is coming right before the Photokina 2016 event. Here are the EOS 5D Mark IV specs, which have just been leaked online!
Nikon will finally replace the entry-level D3300 DSLR camera with a DX-format image sensor by the end of 2016. The new device is coming this year, but it might not be be called D3400, as previously expected. It appears that the shooter will go on sale by the name of D3500 and with some interesting specifications.
Another digital full-frame rangefinder camera will be announced by Leica soon. Sources have just revealed more information about its announcement event, as well as retail price tag. Moreover, we have some new details about its specifications, including the dimensions of the device, which could surprise a few people.
It is time to present another patent to our readers. Once again, it is Canon’s work and it consists of another impressive product. The Canon EF-M 50-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO STM lens has been patented for the company’s mirrorless cameras and, as it name shows, it has an integrated diffractive optical element.
It will be an interesting year for Micro Four Thirds adopters. Both Panasonic and Olympus are planning to introduce new gear, including cameras and lenses. The former is now rumored to launch a new Leica-branded 12mm wide-angle lens in the second half of 2016, so a Photokina 2016 unveiling could be on the cards.
Although there is plenty of time left until the start of Photokina 2016, we are already excited for the world’s biggest digital imaging trade fair. Meanwhile, reliable sources leaking important information about sought-after products, including the Canon 5D Mark IV. It seems like the upcoming DSLR will feature a brand new battery grip.
After introducing two versions of the same lens, Nikon will repeat the announcement sometime in the future. Sources are stating that an existing optic will be replaced by two versions: one with, one without Vibration Reduction, just like the recent AF-P Nikkor 18-55mm f/3-5.5.6 zoom. The highlighted product is the Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
As the Pentax full-frame DSLR camera is on its way, Ricoh is preparing the launch of a telephoto prime lens for APS-C-sized DSLRs. The company has patented a Ricoh-branded 200mm f/2.8 ED IF DC lens for such cameras, an optic that would provide a very high image quality when it becomes available.
Nostalgia is a feeling that photographers experience oftentimes. If you are feeling it right now, then here is something that might bring back the good days: the Trioplan 50mm f/2.9 soap bubble bokeh lens. It is being brought back to life by Meyer-Optik Gorlitz, which has launched a Kickstarter campaign for this project alone.
The recently-rumored Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 lens has been announced by the Germany-based company. As its name says, the product consists of a wide-angle prime optic. It supports autofocus and comes with the same OLED screen that is now a trademark of the Batis line-up. The lens will be released by the end of May 2016.
Fujifilm will announce a new weathersealed mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in 2016. Some folks are stating that the company might even introduce the device by the end of this year’s first half. Until then, they have leaked some details about the so-called Fuji X-T2, which will replace the X-T1.
Sigma has patented yet another lens. This time, the Japan-based company has patented a telephoto zoom lens. It consists of a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS HSM optic, which will be added to the Sports or Contemporary series. In addition, the telephoto zoom lens will probably replace the existing 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG APO Macro optic.
It was rumored to be announced on April 15, but it was revealed soon. We are talking, of course, about the Hasselblad H6D-100c, a new medium format camera that features an impressive 100-megapixel image sensor. The shooter is joined by a 50-megapixel version, called H6D-100c, and both are coming this summer.