November 01, 2014

Mirrorless news roundup...

DJI Ronin Hands-On Field Test by TheCameraStoreTV.

Praxistest: Samsung NX1 + Samsung 50-150mm F2.8 S ED OIS (DigitalKameraProfi).
Canon PowerShot G7 X review: Has it got that X-tra something? (DxOmark).
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 (Sony) - Review / Test Report (Photozone).
Leica vs Zeiss Loxia (DSLRmagazine)
Capture the moment in 3D (Kickstarter).
Sony Alpha QX1 Update and Review (Youtube)
Exclusive - Samsung NX1 hands-on and samples (Imaging Resource)
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Review (Photographyblog).

BHphoto is going mad on deals and offers over One Hundred special PhotoPlus event deals. To see the all check out that page (Click here).

Now available: The new Meike A7 grip at Amazon US.

The last 24 hours we had many A7 related news! So here they are:

1) Sony launched a new PRO service in USA. more about it at Sony.com/PROServices
2) There is a first review of the Fotodiox Though E-mount replacement at Photoclubalpha. You can buy the mount at Amazon US.
3) There is a new A7/s/r vertical grip by Meike you can buy now at Alibabaexpress (Click here) and Amazon US (Click here).
4) Minor A7-A7r firmware update (SAR).
5) And a fake (but very nice) rumor: Zeiss Ikon E-mount at SonyAlpharumors.

Like you see Sony is really pushing hard on the FE system!

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  • October 31, 2014 08:49, Ale, MR Admin said:

    Sorry, I may had to specify the serious part regards the PRO service! It shows the direction where FE system is going!

  • October 31, 2014 07:33, madmax said:

    Let´s see the big news:
    A new review of Photodiox mount
    A minor firmware update
    A third party grip
    A fake rumor
    And a new "pro" service only in USA
    ... And your conclusion is "Like you see, Sony is really pushing hard on the FE s...

  • October 30, 2014 23:03, tecnoworld said:

    You see how much tastes are subjective? I find it much better looking than the average dslr.

We have some more Sony and Olympus rumors:

1) Sony confirmed new generation of FF E-mount cameras is coming very soon!

2) Sony will use the fast A6000 AF on FE cameras.

3) Sigma said they expect Sony to launch foveon sensors

4) Olympus said a fast 10-11mm prime is likely to come in 2015

All great news don't you agree? let's hope the Sony FE cameras will finally have a close to DSLR autofocus performance!

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  • November 01, 2014 03:56, Meanwhile ..... said:

    Great specs, terrible sales numbers. Plus the specs and the output don't quite line up in the past with Samsung sensors. Maybe they've fixed that, but meh.

  • October 31, 2014 12:24, John Jagnow said:

    How badly - the Samsung NX-1 has better spec's than any camera made today

  • October 30, 2014 18:46, ronin said:

    Er, Sony is and always has been the No mirrorless vendor, by far.

The Fuji interview video

Dpreview posted a great set of video interviews with Camera Company managers:

Interview with Fujifilm's Justin Stailey
Interview with Canon's Chuck Westfall
Interview with Nikon's Steve Heiner
Interview with Olympus's Ray Acevedo
Interview with Panasonic's Matt Frazer
Interview Ricoh's John Carlson (Pentax)
Interview Samsung's Jay Kelbley
Interview Sigma's Jared Ivy
Interview Sony's Kenta Honjo
Interview with Lytro's Ariel Braunstein

Your really can feel that Mirrorlesss is the great word on the mouth of those companies. I think 2015 will be far more exciting than 2014. And probably Nikon and Canon will finally "get serious" on mirrorless too!

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  • October 29, 2014 05:27, Bhima Jenkins said:

    I seriously doubt Fuji will pull a Sony and put out a FF mirrorless cam and neither will Olympus as they both are much more heavily invested in their sensor sizes due to the rather extensive lens libraries they have already created. Canon on the o...

  • October 29, 2014 01:17, Tobias Reynolds said:

    I agree. A FF standard mirror-less mount would be awesome! Probably too logical though...

  • October 28, 2014 23:04, Ash said:

    Fuji are more likely to come out with a medium format camera. I can't see them developing a new full-frame lens lineup right now.

    Will be interesting to see where Panasonic goes next. They are the real trend-setters this year.

DSLRmagazine (google translation here) posted an interesting Interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki. Those are some of the interesting answers:

- We are checking the cine lens market and if there is a place for us there.
- We are studying to possibility to make a Full Frame f/1.8 zoom just like the 18-35mm f/1.8 APS-C lens. The issue here is to keep the size reasonable
- We are sure mirrorless will growth and we will expand our presence there
- I'ts a bit more difficult to make ART lenses for the Sony FE system because of the not so large diameter of the mount. We don't know why Sony did this. Likely because the E-mount was meant for APS-C first and only after that they did use it for FF too.
- We are aware that Canon and Sony are working on a similar "foveon" technology
- Our current APS-C sensor match the medium format sensor quality. And it would not be a problem for us to make even larger (medium format) Foveon sensors. But the medium format market is shrinking...
- If we do a mirrorless system camera than we have to be sure to be able to support that system in future
- yes we have other companies interested in using our Foveon sensor.
- we expect companies to announce PRO stuff at CP+ in February

Very interesting as usual. Sigma and CEO Kazuto Yamaki are really a nice small family company and I wish them to keep having success in future!!!

 

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  • October 30, 2014 18:37, ronin said:

    To sum up: Everything in Sigma is wonderful, we will make everything, and we will be wildly successful.

    OK.

  • October 29, 2014 23:34, Mk.82 said:

    Yes there is. The flange distance is crucial to optics and sensor design as the ratio of distance from rear lens to center of sensor or to edge of the sensor is greater shorter the flange distance is. Combine that with a smaller bajonet diameter a...

  • October 28, 2014 20:32, Emmanuel Peña said:

    Sigma please, make a fast and not very expensive telefoto for M4/3 75mm or 85mm f1.8

We have two new US deal on Fuji cameras and lenses (Click here) and on the Panasonic GH4 kits (Click here). The Fuji deals list is particularly impressive. Would like to see those kind of deals in Europe and Asia too!