Tuesday, June 7, 2016

***New Technology Report: Sigma creates new "Art" lens, New Canon 1000 mm lens, and more ***


NEW TECHNOLOGY REPORT:
06/08/2016

1- SIGMA DEVELOPS NEW 85MM 1.4 MM "ART" LENS
2- CANON ANNOUNCES NEW 1000 MM 5.6 LENS.
3- PENTAX ANNOUNCES NEW K-70 CAMERA
4- FUJI FILM ANNOUNCES NEW MIRRORLESS CAMERA

THIS IS THE PLACE TO KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE NEWEST AND LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE PHOTO COMPANIES.  HERE YOU WILL FIND THE INFORMATION YOU NEED ABOUT THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGY IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORLD.  HERE IS THE LATEST AS OF TODAY:


1-Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens to be Announced in September?


2016 will be a busy year for Sigma, and I believe Sigma will announce several new lenses in 2016. According to the report from PhotoRumors, Sigma will soon announce a new 85mm f/1.4 Art lens to replace the current 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens, probably at Photokina 2016 in September. And this new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art lens is being tested by selected photographers.
And, besides the newly released Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Artand 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses, Sigma filed several new patents in 2016:
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           2-  New Patent: Canon EF 1000mm f/5.6 DO Lens

Canon has filed a new patent for EF 1000mm f/5.6 DO lens. This lens is believed to be ready for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Take a look at the patent details below translated by Google.
Patent Publication No. 2016-102852
  • Published 2016.6.2
  • Filing date 2014.11.27
Example
  • Zoom ratio 1.00
  • Focal length 950.00
  • F-number 5.80
  • Angle of view 1.30
  • Image height 21.64
  • Overall length of the lens 485.94
  • BF 0.40
Canon patent
  • Positive and negative Shibomake
  • Diffractive optical element (first group)
  • Inner focus (the second group)
This EF 1000mm f/5.6 DO lens from Canon is expected to be an amazing lens!

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3- Pentax K-70 Camera and 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED Lens Coming on June 9, 2016

The new Pentax K-70 DSLR camera will be announced on June 9, 2016 along with a new HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens.
The Pentax K-70 camera will have a 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor, enhanced buffer and slightly faster continuous shooting and it is expected to be the successor to Pentax K-S2. The new Pentax 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE lens will replace the current DA 55-300mm F/4-5.8 ED model. And this lens will be more compact and lightweight.
Pentax K-70 Main Specs (See Pentax K-70 detailed specs):
  • 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • In-body camera shake correction, “SR”
  • Shutter speed: 30-1/6,000 seconds, synchro 1/180 sec
  • ISO 100-204,800
  • Viewfinder coverage: 100%, magnification: 0.95x
  • Video: full HD 60i, 60p
  • AF video: image plane phase difference and contrast hybrid
  • Dust and water sealed
  • GPS unit with O-GPS support (GPS, ASTROTRACER)
  • 4K video recording, 4K interval movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Media SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I)
  • Dimensions: 125.5mm x 93.0mm x 74.0mm
  • Weight: 688 grams (including battery and SD card)

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4- FUJI FILM XT-2 CAMERA TO BE RUMORED TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 14TH, 2016

Loric Gonzalez got this great information from a French reseller and he shared this info in the French Fuji X Facebook Group: Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera will be announced on June 14, 2016 (French Time)!
The previous rumor said the Fujifilm X-T2 will be announced in early July. And then some sources said that X-T2 will be revealed ahead of time. So the info from the French reseller is expected to be true. Stay tuned!
And here are the first rumored specs of Fujifilm X-T2:
  • 4K video
  • 1080 @ 120fps
  • improved continuous autofocus
  • 10 FPS continuous
The new Fujifilm X-Pro2 is one of the best selling mirrorless cameras at Amazon. Fujifilm already

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That seems to be the latest in photographic announcements at the moment.  Every Wednesday, I will announce any new items coming out in the photographic world.  Photokina is coming in September and there is always a lot of new products released during the summer just in time for that big event, so, stay tuned to this blog for the latest in photographic equipment.

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