Rumor Roundup — January 25th, 2019

Canon

According to Canon Rumors, Canon filed patents for multiple non-L zoom lenses in RF mount. The lenses include 70-300, 100-400, and 50-250mm focal lengths with max apertures from f/4-5.6. Read Canon Rumors article here.

Additionally, Canon Rumors reports filings for a 24-80mm f/4 L IS lens and a 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. Both lenses are for the new RF mount. Read the article here.

On the Cinema EOS front, the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II replacement is rumored to have 8K capability . Further, Canon will release PL mount versions of their CN-E Primes later this year.

Leica

Techart released a new adapter ring that enables autofocus on Nikon Z cameras with Leica M lenses. The adapter ring enables a Sony Alpha adapter to mount on Nikon cameras. Effectively, you have two adapters between your lens and the Nikon Z body. Read Leica Rumors’ article here.

Also on Leica Rumors: Mega Shootout (best of the best): Sony, Leica, and Phase One comparison. This is an extensive article and if you’re into pixel peeping at still life of tic tacs and stuffed animals, it’s right up your alley.

Nikon

Nikon COOLPIX P1000 with DF-M1 Dot Sight
Nikon Product Photo of COOLPIX P1000 with DF-M1 Dot Sight

The Nikon DF-M1 Dot Sight for the COOLPIX P1000 camera is now available for purchase. The sight enables more accurate acquisition of distant subject, particularly with the P1000’s 3000mm lens.

Nikon is also offering trade in deals on working digital interchangeable lens cameras valued at up to $400. Check here for more info.

Panasonic

L-Rumors reports that Panasonic will announce the S1-S1R on January 31, 2019. The rumored camera specifications include 4K60P video and a 47MP sensor. Read the full article here.

SONY

According to Photo Rumors, a silver version of the recently announced Sony a6400 was spotted in Japan and is listed for sale in that country’s Amazon pages. Read the article here.

Rumor Roundup – 20 Dec 2018

CANON

Canon 1DX III and 5D Mark V in 2019

The benefits of the large diameter of the EOS R’s RF mount explained — internal Canon memo unveiled by DC Watch — see article on Canon Rumors

LEICA

Leica M9/M9-P/M-E/Monochrom CCD Sensor Replacement Price Hike

Leica Gallerey LA Unveils Digital Color by Ralph Gibson

PANASONIC

G90/95 will have a 20MP sensor

SONY

Sony has a 72MP full frame, global shutter sensor in development for industrial use according to this Sony Alpha Rumors article.

Sony releases A7III, A7RIII, and A9 Firmware Updates

Sony released several firmware updates for its Alpha mirrorless camera bodies.  The A7III update can be downloaded here. The A7RIII update can be downloaded here. And the A9 update can be downloaded here. The A7 series updates solve a RAW file writing error with SD cards.  The A9 update “solves the problem caused by a specific third-party memory card, which would not be recognized by Sony cameras.”