In what has to be one of the coolest tools on the market today, Aputure has taken its original DEC adapter and made it better by integrating a .75x focal reducer in to the adapter for micro 4/3 cameras. This focal reducer provides an additional 1 stop advantage in light, shallower depth of field, and the reduction of focal length. The main feature of the DEC Lens adapter though is the ability to remotely focus and control aperture 2.4G wireless remote. The controller offers variable speed control for focus pulls up to 30 seconds, A-B control for perfect focus pulls between 2 set points, and even control of aperture and record directly from the remote. Check out more details as well as additional order options after the break.
Aputure DEC Lensregain Adapter for M/43
Aputure DEC Wireless Focus for E Mount
Aputure DEC Wireless Focus for M/43
Canon has just announced the Canon ME200-SH Camera along side a new 18-80mm T4.4 Cine lens. The Canon ME200-SH brings a super 35mm CMOS sensor and dual pixel AF used in Canon's cinema cameras to modular body design. The camera itself is limited to 1080P at 60P video and will cost $4,999 when it arrives in August. It certainly seems like Canon is still attempting to separate their cinema camera line from traditional DSLRs and mirrorless options both in terms of price and video related features. I'm not sure how long that will last. The Compact-Servo 18-80mm T4.4 EF lens is also available for $5,225. In case you are interested, the Canon ME200-SH and 18-80mm T4.4 are available for preorder. More info on the way...so stay tuned for updates.
Canon ME200-SH Camera: Adorama | B&H
Canon 18-80mm Cine Lens: Adorama | B&H
Purchase today: B&H Photo
The 70-300mm lens retails for $1199 and fills a much needed gap in Sony's lens selection over 200mm. It also has a decent .31x magnification and image stabilization which could be a great option for many Sony users.
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Sony FE 50mm F1.8: B&H Photo
Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6: B&H photo
Sony has just introduced a new radio flash system for their cameras, something desperately missing to compete wit Canon and Nikon. The new system uses the FA-WRC1M Radio Commander to communicate with the FA-WRR1 Radio receiver (sorry, no new flashes) and your existing Sony flashes. With a maximum range of 30M, control of 15 separate flash units in 5 groups, and flash sync speeds of 1/250th of a second, this looks like a solid unit. Pricing and detailed specifications will be released at a later date so for now, feast your eyes on the picture above.
I'll start off by saying I'm not in love with the naming procedure here but we now have a new series of high end cameras from Nikon (think Sony RX10 and RX100) called the DL series. Beginning with 3 models, each named for their respective focal lengths, these cameras bring non-removable lenses with wide apertures, awesome features, to relatively compact bodies. Ranging in price from $649-999, there are also different features between the 3 models in addition to their focal lengths. Check out the details of each model after the break.
Nikon DL24-85 - $649 | B&H | Adorama
Nikon DL18-50 - $849 | B&H | Adorama
Nikon DL25-500 - $999 | B&H | Adorama
The Engineers at Sigma are clearly operating on another level with this one. In what might be the best APS-C Portrait lens ever created, Sigma has introduced the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 HSM Art to an unexpected crowd. With an 80-160mm Equivalent focal range and a constant F1.8 aperture, this Sigma lens hits the coveted 85mm and 135mm focal lengths with room to spare. The Sigma 50mm and 35mm F1.4 Art lenses are probably my favorite prime lenses and if the previous Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 lens (review) is any indication, this is definitely a lens you will want to own when it becomes available in April. Check out more details after the break.
Sigma 50-150mm F1.8 $1,099 - B&H | Adorama
Pentax K1 DSLR Body $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon 80D Body Only $1199: B&H Photo | Adorama
Canon 80D w/18-55mm Lens $1349: B&H Photo | Adorama
Sony has in 1 swoop delivered 3 new FE lenses and probably the most valuable ones to date. We have a 24-70 f2.8 OSS, 70-200 f2.8 OSS, and an 85mm f1.4. All these lenses are apart of a new range of Sony G Master lenses (GM) and feature higher resolution power as well as softer transitions in bokeh. We had the opportunity to use all three lenses today so stay tuned for the full hands on as well as sample images. The Sony FE 24-70mm f2.8 GM will be available in March for $2200 while the 85mm F1.4 GM also available in march will be priced at $1800. The 70-200mm F2.8 GE will arrive in May with an unknown price and will be introduced alongside a 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverter giving Sony some much needed options for longer focal lengths.
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM : B&H Photo | Adorama
Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM: B&H Photo | Adorama
Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM: B&H Photo
Pre-order the Canon 1DX Mark II - $5,999
B&H Photo | Adorama