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. The lens is listed on Amazon, but without pricing.
Fujifilm announced the X-T30 a mirrorless, 26.1MP APS-C camera that will reach the market in late March. The camera is an evolution of the capable X-T20. Additionally, Fuji also released the 16mm F2.8 R WR lens. The camera will be available in three finishes: black, silver, and charcoal. Read the full press release for the X-T30 here. The press release for the lens is here.
Olympus announced the new M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Lens (24-400mm equivalent) lens. The lens features ZERO coating and has a minimum focusing distance of only 10″ at the wide end. Read Olympus’s press release here.
Leica announced the latest limited edition of the M10-P rangefinder camera today. The Leica M10-P ‘ASC 100 Edition’ celebrates the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers. It comes with a Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens, a VISOFLEX electronic viewfinder, and an M-PL Mount adapter.
Additionally, the camera features “authentic Cine Looks” looks–shooting modes accessed through the camera’s menu. The looks include ASC Cine Classic, ASC Contemporary, as well as cinematic aspect ratios.
Panasonic announced the S1 and S1R cameras. The S1 features a 24.2MP sensor and the S1R doubles that with 47.3MP. If that’s not enough for you, both bodies also feature a high-resolution shooting mode that produces 96MP images in the S1 and 187MP images in the S1R. Both cameras feature contrast detection autofocus systems with 225 AF points as well as internal image stabilization.
Video shooters will appreciate the 4K 60P capabilities of both cameras. The S1 can capture 4K 60P 8-bit video internally. Its big brother, the S1R can capture 4K 60P externally, with V-Log.
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.
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.
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.
According to Videomaker.com the announcement of the RED Ranger camera occurred on the reduser.net forum and the camera will not be for sale. Instead, the camera will only be available for rent due to its high cost. The Ranger’s sensor should have over 16 stops of dynamic range and shoot 8K in 60fps. Read the Videomaker article here.
Fujifilm announced the release of its first telephoto zoom lens for the GFX system. The brand boasts “astonishing image resolution with 100MP+ sensors” as well as a host of other features. The lens is compatible with the GF 1.4X TC WR teleconverter. Read the full announcement here.