CP+ Scoop

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AS CP+ is underway in Japan, scoops, rumors, and product teases are everywhere. Here’s a brief summary of what’s getting attention:

Source: DC Watch. Canon Kids Camera at CP+

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.

Nikon eye autofocus demo

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 Announces Eleven L-Mount Lenses and Mount Converter MC-21

Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art

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Sigma Product Photo of MC-21 L-Mount Converter

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 Offers a Lens Mount Conversion Service

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):

Read the press release for the lenses here and for the press release for the MC-21 here.

Samyang Announces 10mm f2.8 ED AS NCS CS

Samyang F2.8 ED AS NCS CS

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.

Rumor Roundup February 20, 2019

Canon

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 . 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.

Leica

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

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.

Ricoh

The Ricoh GR III should be announced this week according to Photorumors.com. It replaces the Ricoh GRII.

Tokina

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.

Canon Launches Print For Action Initiative

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According to Canon, a survey by Canon USA found that 47 percent of Americans “Would Feel Sad in a World Without Print.” Thus, Canon’s new initiative seeks to “highlight the power of print’s versatility by coupling Canon’s deep heritage…with [statistics] to educate and help empower future business leaders.”

The study’s results found that 48% of millennials still read books, 51% of millennials gave someone a printed card in 2018, and 43% of millennials use printed calendars.

Read Canon’s Announcement here.