At Photokina 2018, Tokina has showed off three new lenses, two of which are first time seen, they are opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens for Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount, and FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE AF Macro Lens for Sony FE mount.
Cinema5D has just interviewed with Sony Manager talking about the release date of Sony a7S III. According to the interview, currently Sony a7S III is in development, but in order to go beyond customer’s expectations (To Surpass Panasonic S1 & S1R ?), they need a lot of work and time to achieve this. This means as Yutaka said “for time frame, it may require longer than you probably imagine“.
At Photokina 2018, Samyang shows off a new XP series lens XP 10mm f/3.5 full frame DSLR lens. This lens is currently world’s widest full frame DSLR lens. Currently no price and release date info, stay tuned.
Zenit today has announced a new rangefinder camera named Zenit M, it is based on Leica M Typ 240 platform. Zenit M will be available from December 2018 in Europe and from January 2019 in Russia at both Zenit’s online store and selected photo shops.
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At Photokina 2018, Sigma announced that they will join with Panasonic, Leica for the new L-mount cameras and lenses. And Sigma will also release new L-mount full frame mirrorless camera with Foveon sensor in 2019.
At Photokina 2018, Sigma officially announced 5 new lenses: Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art Lens, Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art Lens, Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens, Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports Lens, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS Sports lens. Currently, only Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens is available for pre-order at B&H Photo/Adorama for $1,999. Price and release date for other lenses will be announced later.
Along with GFX 50R, G mount lens roadmap, at Photokina 2018, Fujifilm announced the development of GFX 100S. The concept is to create Fujifilm’s flagship model with highest performance and innovative features fully capable of meeting the diverse needs of professional and high amateur photographers. It incorporates the world’s highest* 102 million pixels image sensor which is larger than 35mm full size sensor, realizing world-leading image quality with Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology accumulated over many years and ground-breaking mobility.
Along with GFX 50R, Fujifilm today also announced new GF lens roadmap, add three new lenses:
Under the development roadmap, Fujifilm will be adding three new lenses, including the “FUJINON Lens GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR” (GF100-200mmF5.6 R LM OIS WR), which comes in response to customers’ needs for a new telephoto zoom lens, as well as the medium-range zoom lens “FUJINON Lens GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR” (GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR) and the lightweight compact standard single focus lens “FUJINON Lens GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR” (GF50mmF3.5 R LM WR). With these three new lenses, a lineup of 11 lenses will be available to support photographers with a diverse range of shooting styles.
Fujifilm has officially announced the new GFX 50R Medium Format mirrorless camera today. GFX 50R is a rangefinder-styled version of the company’s GFX 50S medium format camera. Featuring a large 51.4MP G Format CMOS image sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine, the GFX 50R delivers superior image quality in a compact and lightweight body reminiscent of their renowned medium format film cameras widely used in street and documentary photography. The GFX 50R is equipped with a 0.77×3.69M-dot organic “OLED” electronic viewfinder for accurate focusing and framing images. Weighing approximately 145g less than the GFX 50S, this camera offers intuitive handling in a rugged, weather-sealed body to meet the varying needs of photographers.
Panasonic has officially announced the new S series full frame mirrorless cameras, the new 47MP S1R and 24MP S1. Prototype versions of the S1R and S1 will be displayed under glass at Photokina 2018, with a promised simultaneous launch date for both models of “early 2019”.
The two cameras don’t have a new mount; rather, they use the same Leica L-mount found on that company’s SL.
Thus, users will be able to use new Panasonic lenses, with the first three being a 50 mm/F1.4 fixed-focus lens, 24-105 mm standard zoom lens, and 70-200 mm telephoto zoom lens. Panasonic plans on releasing more than ten lenses by 2020. Users can also use Leica’s expanding L-mount collection, and Sigma is will also be producing lenses for the system. Together, the three companies have formed the ‘L-Mount Alliance’.
The S1R and S1 will support Panasonic’s Dual IS technology, which combines in-camera shake reduction with optical stabilization built into select lenses. Both camera will be able to capture 4K/60p video, which Panasonic says is a first for a full-frame mirrorless camera.
The S1R and S1 will have a three-axis touchscreen LCD similar to the one on the Fujifilm X-T3. It will have dual memory card slots: one XQD and one SD slot.
WIth these two new pro-focused cameras comes a new service and support program known as Lumix Pro, which will allow photographers to get their cameras repaired globally.