At Photokina 2018, LensVid has interviewed Zeiss manager talking about upcoming Zeiss ZX1 full frame compact camera. This camera will be available in early 2019.
At Photokina 2018, Reflex shows off three new prime lenses: Reflex 40mm f/1.8, Reflex 75mm f/1.8, and Reflex 24mm f/1.8 lens. According to press release, these lenses will be priced around $400, announcement in November, 2018, shipping in early 2019.
Zeiss today has officially announced a new full frame mirrorless compact camera ZX1, and a new lens Batis 40mm f/2 CF FE lens. The Zeiss ZX1 comes with a 37.4MP full-frame image sensor, fixed 35mm Distagon F2 lens and a huge 4.3″ touchscreen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels to augment its physical controls. Zeiss has also teamed up with Adobe to offer full Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC capability in the camera itself. It’s designed to allow you to shoot, edit and share on the fly.
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.