Meike announced the MK 85mm F1.8 lens for Sony E-mount. The full-frame, manual focus lens has nine elements in six groups, and a nine-blade aperture. It’s worth pointing out that the lens product photo features a Sony APS-C body, but according to Meike’s info, it is a full frame design.
AS CP+ is underway in Japan, scoops, rumors, and product teases are everywhere. Here’s a brief summary of what’s getting attention:
Canon Rumors reports on Canon’s concept cameras on display at the show. Everything from action cameras to brightly colored kids cameras is on display (sourced from Japanese site DCWatch).
Nikon Rumors reports on a new Nikon Z camera coming for the consumer market. Additionally, Nikon demonstrated improved eye autofocus coming in a future firmware upgrade for Nikon Z cameras. Check the video below.
Also on display: New Nikon lenses and Techart showed off the new TZE Nikon Z-mount to Sony E-mount adapter.
Meanwhile, News Shooter published more info on the Nikon Z 58mm F/0.95 S Noct lens. See the video below for more info.
Finally, in the L-mount arena, check out this video about the Leica, Sigma, Panasonic partnership:
Voigtländer announced three lenses today: the Nokton 21mm f1.4 Aspherical, the Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical for Sony’s e-mount, and the Nokton Vintage Line 75mm f/1.5 Aspherical VM lens for Leica M-mount.
Additionally, Voigtländer announced six mirrorless lens adapter for using m-mount lenses and e-mount lenses on various mirrorless cameras. The adapters include standard mount adapters that mate lenses to bodies and close focus adapters that include a helicoid that shortens the focusing distance of the lens on the mounted body. The new adapters are similar to Voigtländer’s close focusing adapter for M-mount to Sony-E mount. There new adapters are as follows:
VM-Z close focusing lens adapter
VM-RF lens adapter
VM-RF close focusing adapter
VM-X close focusing lens adapter
For more info on Voigtländer’s offerings, check out their site here.
Both Sony and Prograde Digital announced CFExpress Type B memory cards today. The new cards use the PCIe, Gen 3 interconnect with NVMe host controller interface and perform at read speeds of 1,600MPB/s. Prograde also announced that sample cards and readers are available for “qualified partners.” Prograde will offer two lines of the cards. The CFExpress Cobalt will perform at the full 1,600MB/s read speed and have burst write capability of 1400MB/s. The CF Express Gold feature a burst write speed of 600-1000MB/s. Read Prograde’s news release for more info.
Sony announced their own CFExpress Type B cards. The “Tough” cards. Sony claims performance of 1700MB/s read speeds and 1480MB/s write speeds. The “Tough” label highlights Sony’s tripling of the CFexpress standard to withstand force at 70N bending force and “five times greater reliability to endure falls from up to 5m high.” Read Sony’s press release here.
If all this XQD, CFast, CFExpress jargon has you perplexed, read this article by SLR Lounge. It does a decent job of clearing it up.
Leica announced the a new wide angle lens for the L-mount, a shared mount between Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic. The lens has 13 elements in 11 groups with multi-coating. Additionally, the lens’s Dual Syncro Drive autofocus motor can traverse its entire focal range in 240 milliseconds. It joins the 75mm APO-Summicron-SL and the 90mm APO-Summicron-SL in Leica’s lineup. Read Leica’s press release here.
The SD Association announced microSD Express. The new memory format features PCIe and NVMe interfaces and is capable of 985MB/s transfer speeds. However, there are no micro SD Express cards currently available for purchase. Check out Videomaker’s article here.