Tuesday, August 9, 2016

**** NEW LENSES FOR ALL CAMERAS, NEW OLYMPUS CAMERA COMING, WI-FI ADAPT. FOR CANON, ETC. ****

NEW TECHNOLOGY REPORT:

1- Confirmed: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Wifi Adaptor “W-E1″ Coming Soon!
2- Fujifilm X-T2 to Have Internal 4K F-Log Recording
3- New Zeiss Batis Telephoto Prime Lens Coming in Late 2016
4- The Next Sony GM Zoom Lens Will be FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM
5- New Canon W-E1 Wifi Adaptor Will Work on Various Canon DSLRs
6- Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Rumored to be Announced on September 19, 2016
7- Samyang Announced 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC Lens for Full Frame DSLR Cameras


1- Confirmed: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Wifi Adaptor “W-E1″ Coming Soon!
Last week we reported that Canon will unveil a new “affordable” wifi adaptor for Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Now it is confirmed that this new wifi adaptor is “W-E1″ and it will be announced in the coming weeks. The Canon W-E1 wifi adaptor is expected to be cheaper than the current Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter ($769).
Take a look at the specification of this new wifi adaptor “W-E1″:
  • Size: 24.0mm x 32.0mm x 2.1mm
  • Weight: about 2g
  • Operating temperature: 0-40 degrees. Humidity of 85% or less
  • Transmission scheme: IEEE 802.11B / G / N
  • Transfer range: 10m/33ft
  • Allow the camera to be remote controlled from a smartphone
  • Wireless remote operation possible using EOS Utility
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2- Fujifilm X-T2 to Have Internal 4K F-Log Recording


In July Fujifilm officially announced the new Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera. For the first time in X Series history, the X-T2 supports 4K video. Then we know Fujifilm X-T2 offers F-Log 4K recording, but only via HDMI output, and not internally. The previous rumor said that Fuji will release a new firmware update for Fujifilm X-T2 to have the internal 4K F-Log recording.
Now it is confirmed by Fuji maneger. Johnnie Behiri at Cinema5d had a chance to visit FUJIFILM HQ and discuss the future of their X camera line, particularly the new X-T2. And the Fuji manager said they are considering internal 4K F-Log recording for Fujifilm X-T2:
“As this introduction of F-Log is a first for us, we decided to go for uncompressed 4:2:2 first, which gives us the highest picture quality.
This means F-Log is provided via the HDMI output. It is compressed when recorded in-camera, and recorded at 4:2:0, so at a lower quality than uncompressed. That’s why we decided to provide F-Log only via the HDMI output.
After listening to our users’ opinions, we would like to consider internal F-Log recording.”
The new Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera is amazing and it is ideal for portraiture, nature and sports photography.


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3- New Zeiss Batis Telephoto Prime Lens Coming in Late 2016

The Current Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss T* Telephoto Prime Lens

Last week we reported that “Zeiss’s target is to have 5 Loxia and 5 Batis by end 2016“. That means Zeiss will announce two more batis lenses and two more loxia lenses by the end of 2016. Today according to the rumor coming out of SonyAlphaRumors, Zeiss will release one new Batis telephoto prime lens by the end of this year. The detailed specs and announcement date of this new lens are still unknown, but it is rumored to be a 135mm lens. The aperture of this Batis lens is expected to be f/1.8 or f/2.8. What do you think about this new Batis lens.
In addition, Zeiss is planning to update the current 135 f/1.8 ZA A-mount lens soon. The announcement date of this updated 135mm A-mount lens is expected to be around Photokina 2016 in September.

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4- The Next Sony GM Zoom Lens Will be FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM


The Current Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

Great news for all Sony E-mount fans: The Next Sony GM Zoom Lens Will be FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM.
In February 2016 Sony introduced their flagship “G master” brand of interchangeable lenses and announced the first three models:
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
Now it seems that Sony will soon announce the fourth GM lens. According to the report from SonyAlphaRumors, the next GM zoom lens will be FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens. So the big three FE GM zoom lenses will be FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, FE 85mm f/1.4 GM and FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM.
The detailed specs and announcement date of this new FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens are still unknown, but it is highly likely that Sony will announce this FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens at Photokina 2016 in September!


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5- New Canon W-E1 Wifi Adaptor Will Work on Various Canon DSLRs


The Current Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter

Northlight-Images has been told that “the upcoming SD card style WiFi card will work with EOS utility and that the level of funtionality won’t necessarily be the same for all cameras that support it“. That means the new Canon W-E1 wifi adaptor will work on various Canon DSLRs and the funtionality will be different on different dslr cameras.
And it is highly likely that Canon will soon release new firmware updates after the W-E1 wifi adaptor announcement. The Canon W-E1 wifi adaptor will be announced soon and it is expected to be cheaper than the current Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter ($769).
Take a look at the specification of this new wifi adaptor “W-E1″:
  • Size: 24.0mm x 32.0mm x 2.1mm
  • Weight: about 2g
  • Operating temperature: 0-40 degrees. Humidity of 85% or less
  • Transmission scheme: IEEE 802.11B / G / N
  • Transfer range: 10m/33ft
  • Allow the camera to be remote controlled from a smartphone
  • Wireless remote operation possible using EOS Utility
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6- Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Rumored to be Announced on September 19, 2016


The previous rumors said the upcoming Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II micro four thirds mirrorless camera will be announced at Photokina 2016 in September. Today an unknown source told 43Rumors that the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera will be announced on September 19, 2016. But this is NOT confirmed by trusted sources, so it’s best to take reports with a pinch of salt.
There are other rumors saying that Olympus E-M1 Mark II shipment was delayed to early 2017 because of the sensor shortage and damages caused by the earthquake. And, aimed at professional sports photographers, Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera will be capable of recording 4K video and it will be the first Olympus MFT mirrorless camera with dual SD card slot!
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Rumored Specs:
  • 20MP
  • 4K video recording
  • Handheld High Resolution mode
  • Dual SD card slot
  • To be announced at Photokina 2016
  • New AF System (improved AF)
  • New viewfinder
  • No global shutter

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7- Samyang Announced 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC Lens for Full Frame DSLR Cameras

The Fourth hero of Samyang Blockbusters: Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC and Samyang 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC.
Samyang officially announced the new manual focus 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC photo lens and 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC cine lens for full frame DSLR cameras. The Samyang 20mm series is a wide angle manual focus lens series for DSLR cameras with full frame sensor size. They have Samyang’s iconic bright apertures in F1.8 and T1.9, offering the best quality images under various lighting conditions

Samyang 20mm F1.8 is compatible with 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony Alpha, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT. The lens key features are:
  • Ultra Wide Angle in 94.8°
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Circular aperture with 7 blades
  • Smooth Focus Ring


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Wow, that was a lot of product announcements for one week.  And exciting products too!  Wouldn't you just love to try them all out?  Even if you don't have that brand, it would be so nice.  For example, I don't currently own a Fuji camera, but, have held them seen their optics, felt how nice they are, and have seen the results of their photos...... and now covet to have one.  The new Zeiss lenses,  Yeah, would love those too.  And Samyang is technically not a new company in the business, has been doing business under another name, and their lenses have always been good, they are showing some real, real good stuff.  Would like to just play with them all.  So, until next week, when more things are announced.  This is the one website to keep updated on all the new products.  So, stay tuned here for the latest product announcements.

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