Samyang will announce a newly designed APS-C lens for "some" mirrorless system. I heard it's certainly coming for Micro Four Thirds. But I guess Samyang will launch E and X mount versions too.

I have been told the lens has a high optical quality but still the famous Samyang low pricing :)

Sounds great!!!

Fuji issued the new lens roadmap and includes the lenses that have been already "rumored" before. The 16mm f/1.4 and 90mm f/2.0.

The mentioned super telezoom will be a 120-400mm lens according to Fujirumors.

And here is the official Fuji press text about the new roadmap:

“FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Shigehiro Nakajima) is pleased to release an updated road map for X mount interchangeable lenses.

A large-diameter medium telephoto lens (the XF90mmF2 R) features for the first time on the development road map for end 2015. The next available lens will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR. Following on from the XF18-135mm lens, this will be Fujifilm’s second weather resistant lens designed to partner its X-T1 camera.

Other updates to the road map include the previously announced “Ultra-wide angle lens” being confirmed as the “XF16mmF1.4 R” with a guide launch date of mid 2015. And the planned launch of the XF16-55mmF2.8 R WR lens moving to Spring 2015 and the Super Tele-Photo Zoom lens to Winter 2015.

Highly regarded for their outstanding image quality, resolution and well-built bodies, the unique X mount lens range now includes super-wide angle to super-telephoto range lenses and a large-diameter lens with rich bokeh and high resolution.”

 

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  • July 24, 2014 20:09, Mistral75 said:

    XF 16-55 f/2.8 R WR has lost its OIS (in-lens stabilisation)... :-(

  • July 24, 2014 14:09, J Shin said:

    That does round things out more. Next stop: super-tele primes!

  • July 24, 2014 10:04, tecnoworld said:

    The 16mm f1.4 must ne really nice and almost unique in aps-c. Fuji is continuing the road towards ultra fast lenses.

    90mm f2 can be interesting if much smaller than those 85mm f1.4.

A pretty much save rumor is that Fuji will announce the new X100T. Well officially Fuji photographer David Hobby erroneously published some image samples taken with the yet unannounced camera on Flickr (page has now been removed).

But on Reddit you can still find the Exif image proving those images where from the X100T. The camera specs according to Fujirumors are:

24MP X-Trans sensor
faster AF than X100S
tilt screen
new fixed lens
new EVF, better than X100S, but not as much as X-T1
wider phase detection area

The camera will be announced in 4-6 weeks!

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  • July 24, 2014 01:29, James Donahue said:

    I like the Name X200S Better.

  • July 22, 2014 17:37, tecnoworld said:

    Evf in x-e2 is pretty outstanding with the latest fw. Perhaps x100t will share it.

These are the full specs of the upcoming new ultracompact, ultrafast and first curved sensor camera! It will feature a 2/3 inch curved sensor and use a damn compact 20mm f/1.2 lens.

The new sensor has the same signal to noise ration of a Canon 5DmarkIII. Quite amazing!

via CNbeta.
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  • July 23, 2014 19:24, Simen1 said:

    If we trust the 6,67mm diagonal and 7,83mm focal length then equivalent focal length would be about 50mm and equivalent aperture (in terms of both DOF and total light gathering) would be about f/7,7.

  • July 23, 2014 17:12, viking79 said:

    Appears to be a cell phone camera (based on rumor on DPReview Connect), if true it will probably be my next cell phone :)

  • July 22, 2014 06:08, Martin said:

    The curved sensor has significantimpact on the field of view. As already said, if placed behind (or, should I say, around) a lens of short flange distance, a curved sensor is equivalent to a much wider planar projection. Hence, the usual equivalen...

If you think Sony is done with releasing new Full Frame E-mount camera you might be wrong! The Indonesian agency Postel registered the name of a new Sony interchangeable camera having the code “WW024382“. That sort of code was used in the past for the Sony A7 cameras. Sony could release that new model in August. No specs are known yet.

And Olympus is said to release a new firmware update for the E-M1 that adds 4K video recording. Is it really that easy? We will see it soon...

 

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  • July 21, 2014 09:31, tecnoworld said:

    If those lenses had come to the market, Sony ff could have seriously challenged Canikon. I think they are going in the wrong direction, by releasing a lot of bodies and lens mounts, and few interesting lenses.

    It's like producing very fast c...

  • July 21, 2014 05:42, J Shin said:

    Thanks for the link! It's too bad those fantastic-sounding lenses were shelved, but it's good to see Sony keep plugging away.

    Sony's cameras are doing pretty well on Amazon compact system camera rankings:

  • July 20, 2014 12:43, Dummy00001 said:

    > If you think Sony is done with releasing new Full Frame E-mount camera you might be wrong!

    Immediately reminded me of this:

Icinsights posted a forecast about the camera market till 2017. And the market is expected to shrink:

Worldwide DSC shipments are expected to fall by a CAGR of -10% between 2012 and 2017 compared to an annual average growth rate of just 1% in the 2007-2012 period and nearly 31% per year in the 2002-2007 timeframe.

But there are two positive news: The System Camera Market is expected to growth further. And that's also the most profitable business for the camera producers. And the "non-conventional" camera market for Tablet-smartphones-medical-car-surveillance is expected to grow too!

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  • July 19, 2014 07:46, Mohammad Ashkanani said:

    I still can't understand why should someone be hurt, today I might dream of camera and tomorrow when new camera introduce i will dream of another, I can separate from dSLR and mirrorless but investment got nothing to do with which system sells bet...

  • July 19, 2014 02:53, amalric said:

    I said separate between the two, but both exist. If some type of camera that you deem essential for your photo is discontinued, you are going to be hurt.
    Also separating between dSLR and mirrorless makes sense, because they are handled differen...

  • July 17, 2014 15:37, amalric said:

    IMHO it's going to end badly for camera makers, unless they face the next revolution. That is why I wrote on Wearable Glass:

    amalric2014.blog...

Like you know the superzoom compact camera market is still growing and that's why we already have the next new superzoom announcement: Ricoh launched the new Pentax XG-1 (specs here at BH).

It doesn't feature a large 1 inch sensor like the recently unveieled Panasonic FZ1000. But it costs also less than a half!

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  • July 15, 2014 22:45, Leiya Lee said:

    Well, technically anything but SLRs (or even TLRs) IS mirrorless...
    (Sorry, bad joke)

  • July 15, 2014 20:05, tim said:

    Had another look at the RX100mk3, really nice. And a Canon 100D with a 18-135 kit lens is selling for around 700 - less than the RX100 or RX10! (each around 850). But that RX100 viewfinder is real neat, shame about the zoom range.

    But I agre...

  • July 15, 2014 14:07, iudex said:

    You may be true, but when comparing consumer DSLRs with CSCs, you have to take price into consideration: entry-level Canon/Nikon/Pentax DSLRs cost some 300-400 eur, while the Sony a6000/ Pana GX7 are middle class/high-end CSCs not only regarding t...