Zeiss has released the US price for Otus 28mm f/1.4 wide-angle prime lens, the US price is $4,990, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video. This lens will be released at the end of February, 2016.
Panasonic has finally announced the new Lumix DMC-GX8 (Amazon | B&H | Adorama)micro four thirds mirrorless camera. It’s the first Micro Four Thirds camera to break the 20MP barrier, and also has a ‘Dual IS’ feature that uses both sensor-shift and lens-shift IS (when available) for more effect shake reduction. The updated Venus Engine processor allows the GX8 to top out at ISO 25,600, shoot at up to 8 fps, and record 4K/UHD video.
Panasonic has just a new 4K compact camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300, a 24X superzoom equipped with 4K video that’s designed to withstand a little bit of bad weather. The lens is same as FZ200’s 25-600mm f/2.8 zoom lens and 12MP Live MOS sensor, while adding a newer version of its Venus Engine image processor.
Canon has announced its 430EX III-RT midrange Speedlite. It replaced current 430EX II speedlite with features like faster, smaller, lighter. It offer longer ranges, more flexible positioning, and no line-of-sight requirement like traditional optical wireless flash systems. Unlike its more expensive sibling, the 430EX III-RT can serve only as a slave. It can be controlled using either radio or optical systems. Other new features include refined rear controls, which include a larger LCD and new scroll wheel. In addition to tilting upward 90 degrees the flash can also rotate 150 degrees left and 180 degrees right. A catchlight panel is also included. There are now 10 custom as well as 8 personal functions.