Zeiss will launch a new Otus 28mm lens in mid October.


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Be prepared folks to spend another $5,000(?) for the next best Zeiss lens: The Otus 28mm! We don’t know yet the aperture of the lens but SAR reports it will be announced around mid October. Of course this lens works best on Mirrorless cameras where you can rely on EVF, focus peaking and other features a DSLR will never be able to offer.

As Mr. Bruns would say…”Excellent” :)



New Leica SL system camera to be announced along three new SL lenses! Here are the specs!


(High credibility rumor):

Image on top shows the Leica SL with 24-90mm zoom lens.

Yep, our source was right and Leica is indeed going to announce their completely new SL Full Frame mirrorless and autofocus system on October 20! And Leica will announce three new SL lenses with the following specs:

– Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 1: 2.8-4 / 24-90 mm ASPH.
– Leica Apo-Vario-Elmarit-SL 1: 2.8-4 / 90-280 mm
– Leica Summilux-SL 1: 1.4 / 50 mm ASPH.

I have been told this is an extremely expensive cameras. I don’t think this can be a real Sony FE system competitor. It will remain a luxury product for the niche and rich photographers market.

Lens info via Digicameinfo!


Ken Rockwell kills the A7rII: Says it’s for Hobbyist and not for Photographers.


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Is the Sony A7rII the really first camera that can be defined as a “PRO” camera? Well according to the Chuck Norris of photography Ken Rockwell the answer is no! Actually his answer is more an insult to Sony camera owners than just a negative conclusion:

A photo hobbyist is someone who loves talking about pixels, software, apps, bit depths and especially loves playing with a zillion different brands of lenses on adapters. That’s why hobbyists and gizmo fans love this camera so much.

Hobbyists are completely different from photographers, photographic artists or pro shooters. The problem with the A7R II for use by a photographic artist like myself is that while A7R II images look great, its colors never look as great in real-world shots as I get directly from my Canons and Nikons. Most people are hobbyists and won’t notice the subtle things I do, and therefore I certainly recommend the A7R II, but for serious work, the Sony isn’t there yet.

Wow, Sony fellows will not like to read this!

Now Sony has two options: Either they make a superb A9 or they destroy Ken’s laptop so that he cannot harm them anymore :)



Andreas H Kaufmann shows us the first (blurred) image of the new Leica SL!



Leica boss Kaufmann is teasing us with a blurred picture of the new Leica SL mirrorless system camera. He posted that image on his private Facebook account and made some fun:

“The new Leica-Zagato binocular, I really love this design! Shot on Q”

And when someone asked him about the camera on the background he answered:

“There could be an answer to this….but…”

We will have to wait til October 20 to see the camera announced. And maybe we can leak some specs or even images before that 😉

Thanks Mistral75!

Also posted on Digicameinfo.