Canon revises their forecast (good and bad news)

Canon revised their forecats and there is good and bad news:

  1. in Q1 profit was higher than expected (270 billion Yen instead of 255 billion Yen)
  2. But the company’s outlook on 2017 camera unit sales are gloomier, with ILC unit sales dropping 7% and compacts down 13%, working out to -9% overall.

About time for Canon to think how cool it would be if they would make a FF mirrorless system camera like the one designed by David Riesenberg? :)

via Dpreview.

What’s coming next? A new Olympus E-M10III and a new Sony camera!

Let’s try to distract the people from the ongoing Sony A9 news coverage :)

We know of two cameras coming soon:

1) Olympus will announce the new E-M10III within the next couple of months

2) Sony will announce a new camera in June. We don’t know what it is but the best guess is that this is a new RX camera. But it definitely is NOT a new A9r camera as reported as usual by some bogus rumor sites that never have been right once :)

3) Panasonic and Fuji will announce their next new mirrorless system camera after this summer!

Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

Zhongy shows the new Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 and Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 For the Fuji GFX G-mount system!

SPEEDMASTER65mmF1.4

What a surprise! The Chinese manufacturer Zhongy (also known as Mitakon) did announce the development of two new G-mount manual focusing lenses:

Speedmaster 65mm F1.4 (GFX equivalent of 50mm f/1.1) with 77mm filter diameter
Speedmaster 85mm F1.2 (GFX equivalent of 67mm f/1.0) with 82mm filter diameter. 1050g weights and 120mm length

Both lenses will ship by end of this year for an undisclosed price. While those are manual focusing lenses only it’s certainly great news to see fast primes coming for the GFX! It has been one of the weak points of the system so far as even the newly announced 110mm f/2.0 only goes down to f/1.6 in FF equivalent terms. But how is the image quality? Well check the images below. Both were exhibited in China’s camera show “2017 CHINA P & E”:

 

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[SPEEDMASTER 85mm F1.2]

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[試 撮 in SPEEDMASTER 65mm F1.4]

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Images via http://stkb.co.jp/info/?p=5485