Rumor Roundup, February 7th 2019

Canon

Canon Watch, Canon Rumors, and Camera News are all reporting new information on the expected Canon RP mirrorless body. Read more here.

Also on Canon Rumors, somewhere between five and eight new RF-mount lenses could be announced next week. The lenses rumored are as follows:

  • Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM

If the rumor proves true, Can will have a very robust lineup of lenses for its mirrorless system including very fast primes in the 50 f1.2 and 85f1.2, the EF mouth version of which have been very popular for many years.

Leica

Leica Product Photo of the Leica Q

Leica Rumors reports that the next iteration of the Leica Q and Leica Q-P, dubbed the Leica Q2 (model 4889) should be announced in “the next few months.” Read the article here.

Product Photo of the Leica SL

The New Camera also reports that a replacement for the Leica SL is imminent. The next generation SL is expected to have a 47.3MP sensor. Read the article here.

Nikon

According to Nikon Rumors the next Z-mount lens announcement is the Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens. This will expand the Z line to include a medium, fast aperture zoom. The current F-mount 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens is a staple in many shooters’ bags and combined with the 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED lens rounds out a very common professional set-up.

Olympus

According to 43rumors, Olympus will announce a new 12-200mm lens on the 13th of February. Read the article here.

Olympus Announced OM-D E-M1X along with FL-700WR Flash, Wireless Commander, and 1000mm (equivalent) Lens

Olympus OM-D E-M1X with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO Lens
Olympus OM-D E-M1X (back) Product Photo

Olympus announced the OM-D E-M1X mirrorless camera. The camera targets professional photographers. It features two TruePic VIII processors and Olympus claims “vastly improved AF with new subject detection autofocus technology.” Furthermore, the camera features a massive 7.5 stops of image stabilization.

Additionally, it features dual UHS-II card slots, shoots 4K video in OM-Log, and can achieve a 15fps frame rate, and a weather-sealed body.

The camera is listed for sale on Amazon at a price of $2,999 US today (body only). Click through for configurations including various lenses and prices ranging up to $5500.

To read more about this new camera, check out Olympus’ press release and their product page.

M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro
Olympus Product Photo of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro Lens

In addition to the new camera body, Olympus announced development of the M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro. This lens has an equivalent focal length of 300-800mm that reaches 375-1000mm with the built-in teleconverter. Read DPreview’s article here.

Olympus Product Photo of FL-700WR Flash Unit
Olympus Product Photo of FL-700WR Flash Unit

There’ More: Today’s announcement included a weather-resistant flash unit, the FL-700WR. It’s also available on Amazon today for just under $400. It’s dust, freeze, and splash proof and occupies the spot between the brand’s FL-600R and FL-900R. Read DPreview’s article here.

To complement the new flash, Olympus also announced the FC-WR Wireless Radiowave Flash Commander. It’s also already listed on Amazon and sells for $350.

But that’s not all, Olympus also announced a new 2x teleconverter and updated their Micro Four Third roadmap. More on both here.

Rumor Roundup — January 17, 2019

Canon

Canon rumors reports on patent filings for 500mm f/4 DO IS and 600mm f/4 DO IS lenses. Read the post here. Additionally, a suspected shakeup in Canon’s APS-C lineup may be in the works. Read about it here.

Leica

Leica M10-P Safari Edition to be released with a matching Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens. — Leica Rumors

Nikon

According to Nikon Rumors, there are four registered but unannounced Nikon cameras on the way. See the story here. However, according to The New Camera, there is a fifth unannounced body in the works, currently being referred to as the Z9. Read the story here.

Olympus

The third teaser video for the Olympus E-1MX camera is now online. 43Rumors also reports on the expected video specs of the E-1MX. Additionally, a new Olympus flash system is also on the way. The system consists of the FL-700WR flash, FR-WR receiver and FC-WR commander.

Rumor Roundup, January 3, 2019

Canon

Canon Rumors reports Canon will announce the Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM lens in 2019 and points to a Canon patent filing. Further, Canon Rumors also expects the brand to release “as many as 7 new RF lenses” in 2019.

Leica

New Leica registered in Indonesia — Leica Rumors

Nikon

Nikon Rumors reports on Nikon’s CES efforts

Olympus

Olympus E-1MX Teaser Video

Olympus releases teaser for E-M1X with official announcement to follow on January 24th — Photorumors

Panasonic

Panasonic claims S1/S1R camera size is due to tech inside — Photorumors

EVA1 $1K US Price Drop — News Shooter

First Panasonic 8K Cameras will launch after 2020 Olympics — DPReview

Rumor Roundup – December 27, 2018

Canon

Patent: Canon RF 90mm f2.8L IS Macro — Canon Rumors

DJI

Venus Optics Teasing Accessory for DJI Inspire 2 Users — photorumoros

Leica

Pixii Raises 95,000 EURO for Digital Camera with Leica-M Mount — Leica Rumors

Nikon

Nikon Z Noct 5800 f/0.95 lens “coming soon” — Nikon Rumors

Olympus

New Olympus 150-400mm lens has integrated 1.25x TC and 2X TC — 43rumors

E-M1X Announcement Around January 20, 2019 — 43rumors

Sony

Expect a New Sony Camera in January: Perhaps the Much Rumored a7000 — Sony Reconsidered

Rumor Roundup December 11th, 2018

Olympus43rumors.com published alleged leaded images of Olympus’s new E-1MX. It appears to be a gripped, pro-body style camera with rumored specifications featuring an 18fps frame rate and a 20MP sensor in addition to improved autofocus features. 

Sony — According to an Amateur Photographer interview with Kenji Tanaka, Senior General Manager of Sony’s Digital Imaging Business, the lens mount diameter of a camera is not a significant factor in lens design. He touts the performance of Sony’s 400mm f2.8 as an example that superior performance can be achieved with a smaller diameter mount.  He goes on to assert that Sony could make an f1.0 lens, but that it makes little business sense. Read the full article here. 

Canon — According to Canon Rumors the next iteration of Canon’s EOS R series of mirrorless cameras will feature five-axis in-body-image-stabilization (IBIS). There is no rumored release date for the next EOS R body. However, there is speculation that Canon is working on a 75MP EOS R body for release in the second half of 2019 with an additional entry-level body seeing the light of day in the first half of the year alongside a possible PowerShot release. 

NikonNikon Rumors reports Nikon will release a D760 and discontinue the D610 in the second half of 2019.  The new camera will allegedly feature 4K video and have minor control layout changes as well as improved image quality at higher ISO settings and an improved autofocus system.