Sigma announced the CINE 28mm T1.5 FF lens today. The lens ships mid-march for $3499 US. A “Fully Luminous (FL)” version will cost $4499. Sigma’s optimized their new lens for 6K-8K productions.
The Canon EOS RP with 24-105 F4L USM lens is available on Amazon for $2199. That’s not a bad deal for a full-frame mirrorless camera and a Canon “L” lens. The Canon RP is also available “body only” for $1299 US. The RF 24-105 lens, purchased separately costs, $899 US. So the kit offers no savings other than convenience of ordering them together.
AS CP+ is underway in Japan, scoops, rumors, and product teases are everywhere. Here’s a brief summary of what’s getting attention:
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:
Sigma announced the launch of the Art series lenses in full-frame L-mount. The announcement specifies eleven prime lenses from 14mm to 135mm in focal length. All of the lenses are currently available for other systems. In addition to the lenses, Sigma announced the MC-21 mount converter. The converter allows Sigma SA mount and Sigma’s Canon EF mount compatible lenses to fit L-mount cameras and is similar in design to Sigma’s MC-11. The L-mount is a mount produced in partnership between Sigma, Panasonic, and Leica.
Sigma’s announcement also includes discussion of Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service. The service modifies Sigma mount lenses to other camera mounts.
The lenses in the announcement are (links to currently available versions):
- 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
- 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
- 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
- 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
- 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
- 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
- 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
- 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art
- 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
- 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
- 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
Samyang announced the extra-wide angle manual focus 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens for APS-C cameras. The lens features 14 elements in 10 groups. Two of the elements are aspherical and one is low-dispersion glass. The combination will provide a 109.5 degree angle of view. The lens is available for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX, and Fujifilm X mounts. Price varies between $280 US And $399 US depending on the mount.
Tokina announced the new Opera 16-28mm f2.8 FF lens. The lens will ship worldwide on March 15, 2019 in both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.
According to Canon Rumors, a G5 X Mk 3 is in the works. The site reports that the new camera is “finally on the way” but does not provide specific information or an estimated release date. The current G5 X came out in 2015 and sells for $699 US. It features a 20.2 MP 1″ sensor.
In pro-camera-body news, Canon Rumors also reports that field testing of the 1Dx Mk III is underway.
Rumors about the Leica Q2 are heating up, with some predictions that it will be announced in March. According to Leica Rumors the Ginza store confirmed the camera.The current Leica Q and Leica Q-P feature a 24.2 MP sensor. Some rumors suggest the Q2 could have a 47MP sensor as well as improved weather sealing.
Olympus is likely to announce the follow-up camera to the Olympus PEN-F. The PEN-F is already listed as discontinued on Olympus Japan’s web site.
Tokina will announce new a new Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF DSLR lens for Nikon F and Canon EF mounts in March. The lens follows the 50mm f1/1.4 FF Opera lens and debuted at Photokina 2018.
Tamron announced the 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD and SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lenses as well as the ultra-wide 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD zoom for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The lenses will be available in mid-2019.
After a week with a few significant announcements, the rumor front remains fairly quiet.
Canon’s announcement of the EOS RP mirrorless camera and the future release of six new RF lenses dominated this week’s Canon coverage. However, additional info surfaced about future plans to release R series cameras with in-body image stabilization. The system will work in tandem with the IS functions of Canon’s lenses to provide All Optical Image Stabilization.
Canon also published the PDF version of the EOS RP’s Manual. And, in Japan, you’ll be able to buy the camera in a gold finish.
Imaging Resource also published an interview with Canon execs about the RP camera. A very interesting tidbit is the brief discussion of the upcoming 85mm f1.2 DS lens. Canon will apparently use coatings rather than an internal filter to smooth bokeh. The interview is extensive. Read it here.
Leica’s big news this week was the ASC 100 camera announcement. However, Leica Rumors published the “possible specifications” of the Lumix FZ1000 Mark II camera.
43Rumors.com also published additional info on the FZ1000 Mark II and TZ95 cameras.