Sigma has just released 4 new professional lenses. All will be compatible with Sigma Optimization Pro software and the Sigma USB dock for updating the lenses and configuration. They are also announced with availability for Canon EF, Nikon, and Sigma mounts. Sony users can utilize the Sigma MC-11 Sony E mount converter to use the Canon EF version for Sony E mount cameras. Currently there has been no announcement for Sony A mount systems. Pre-orders, timelines, cost and more information is on the way so check back soon and check out the details past the break.
Canon is having a rather big day today with the introduction of 3 new cameras. The new Mirrorless EOS M6 will probably be the star of the show bringing the most features to an incredibly small package. Both the Canon T7i and 77D DSLRs offer almost the same feature set with different body styles. Notably absent from these 3 new cameras is 4k video recording which both Sony and Panasonic have been pushing even in their entry lines. Look for these new cameras to begin delivery on March 30th.
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Tamron has just announced 2 new lenses to the lineup, a Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 VC and 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 VC for APS-C lenses. These lenses bring updated construction with moisture resistance, new elements for reducing glare and ghosting, and high speed motors with near silent autofocus. Check out all the details after the break.
In what has to be the worst kept secret, the Panasonic GH5 has officially been unwrapped confirming everything we already knew. The biggest new features include a new 5 axis image stabilization system, 4k video at up to 60fps, 10 bit 4.2.2 recording, and a new 20MP sensor promising better performance. But this list of improvements for this one goes on forever so head past the break for all the details.
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Not to be outdone by the recent GoPro Karma, Dji has announced a new Drone called the DJI Mavic Pro featuring a built in 4k camera, foldable design, and new automated follow functions. To top things off, DJI is claiming this is one of the most sophisticated flying cameras with 24 computing cores, 5 vision sensors, and a 4.3 mile range. Battery life is pegged at a class leading 27 minutes so this is definitely a drone to look forward to.
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The Panasonic G85 takes off from where the G7 began resulting in an awesome camera option under $1000. The new camera keeps the 16MP micro 4/3 sensor and 4k video but adds weather sealing, new DFD AF system (contrast only), 5 Axis in body image stabilization, and 10fps shooting. As an owner of the current Panasonic G7, I can say that this is one of the most versatile cameras around. It has almost every spec I could ask for, solid ergonomics, and a reasonable price with many lens options. If you are looking for a great B camera for a more powerful system or a very capable all around shooter for under $1000, the G85 should definitely be on your buy list.
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Sony has just announced the new Alpha a99 II which on paper is probably as perfect a camera as you could hope for. The 42MP BSI Cmos sensor which is similar to the already amazing Sony A7RII is capable of shooting 8fps with full AF and AE up to 12 fps with AF. Video includes 4k as well as 1080p up to 120fps stabilized by an internal 5-axis steadyshot IBIS system and a hybrid phase detection with 79 points 399 contrast points should ensure amazing AF for videographers and photographers. More is on the way. For now, look for a Pre-Order time of September 21st at a price of $3,199. Check out all the details after the break and check back soon for more.
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We now have a new entry in the mirrorless space with the Canon M5 which could also be called a Canon 80D without the mirror. Just like the Canon 80D, the M5 has a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, dual pixel AF, 1080p video at up to 60fps with a new in body 5 axis image stabilization system which is a first for Canon. The camera will be offered with a 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens and an 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. Prices start at $979 for the body only and pre-orders are underway. Check for more info and my thoughts after the break!
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Unleashed by Foolography is a DSLR wireless remote that attaches to your DSLR and controls almost every aspect of your camera over low power bluetooth from your smartphone. Bluetooth control offers more of a plug and play operation than wifi used in most cameras and allows you to control functions often restricted even from wifi equipped cameras. As of this writing the Unleashed has surpassed its kickstarter $67,000 goal with 23 days to go so get on board fast. Check out more details and a preview video after the break.
Sony has just added a new FE lens to the lineup, this time with a 50mm F2.8 Macro lens. While the 50mm focal length is more typical for everyday photography than macro work, this new lens offers full 1:1 macro capability as well as new controls such as a focus mode switch, focus range limiter, and focus-hold button. Availablity is set for September at a price of $500 which is great for a full frame macro lens. While stabilization is missing, Sony A7RII owners will benefit from the IBIS already built in to that camera. Check out the full press release and more details after the break.
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DJI has issued an update to the existing DJI Osmo (check out our DJI Osmo Review) with a new 3.5x optical and additional 2x digital zoom in 1080p. One of my issues with the Osmo was the 1.5m minimum focus distance making it almost worthless for the selfies and vlogging as advertised. Hopefully this new camera might be the perfect tool going forward. The new price is $650 which is about $80 more than the existing model.
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Fuji just released what could be a very exciting camera and the perfect upgrade to your iphone! Sporting a large 24MP APS-C Sensor which has been newly designed for even better performance in low light. Continuous shooting speeds are 6fps, video can be recorded in 1080p Full HD at up to 60fps, and the touchscreen LCD can tilt 180 degrees up for selfie shooting. Check out more details past the break.
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