NIkon Z and Canon R camera rumors…

Time to make a quick roundup of Canon and Nikon mirrorless rumors:

Canon will surely announce a new High megapixel monster this autumn. It’s rumored to have a 75MP sensor and IBIS.
Canon also said a very low-end Canon EOS-R could be made (probably for around $999). But I don’t see this happening in 2019. Maybe in 2020?
And finally there might be a new 32 APS-C Canon mirrorless too.
Nikon is also working on two new Z-mount cameras. A new Z5 to compete against the RP and a new Z8 for professionals. Both to be announced in 2020.

Sony has still not released a new FF model since the BIG Canon-Nikon autumn announcements. I hope they will take note of what the new competition has to offer like better ergonomics and better weather sealing….


Engadget: Why mirrorless cameras are taking over


While mirrorless cameras have been rising in popularity since at least 2013, driven in large part by Sony’s A7 and Panasonic’s GH cameras, this past year feels like the start of this camera format becoming dominant. Both Nikon and Canon, the last major manufacturers to avoid the full-frame mirrorless market, released feature-packed cameras complete with radically new designs and lens mounts, and we’ve seen ambitious new models from Fujifilm and Panasonic that bring features not before seen in DSLRs. Traditional DSLRs aren’t going anywhere for a while, but expect to see more and more mirrorless designs from all these companies.

Lot of new fast glass for Sony E-mount from Samyang, Tokina, Mitakon, Zenit and Yongnuo

Sony E-mount camera owners will enjoy a bunch of new fast third party lenses:

1) Yongnuo will soon launch the new 50mm f/1.8 E-mount lenses which will come in two version for Full Frame and for APS-C (more on SAR)
2) Zenit will soon launch the new 50mm f/0,95 lens which should offer much higher quality than the chinese competition (more on SAR)
3) Mitakon has just launched the new 50mm f/095 III (Adorama).
4) Tokina has just announced the new 100mm f/2.8 FE macro (BHphoto).
5) Samyang 45mm f/1.8 FE autofocus lens will be announced shortly (more on SAR).

Olympus kills the PEN-F line. First victim of a shrinking market…

Olympus Japan market the cameras as discontinued

Just like any other company also Olympus cannot ignore the effects of a shrinking market. The first victim of the MFT line is actually the one camera I like most: The PEN-F. The camera sales of this tiny style jewel were lower than the company’s target. And it therefore got axed.

From what I heard the entire PEN line isn’t selling well with the exception of some models sold in Asia. I guess Olympus focus from now on will be on the OMD line.


ZY Optics releases the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III, designed for Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z cameras

Press text:

ZY Optics releases the Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 mark III, designed for Sony FE, Canon RF & Nikon Z cameras

Shenyang China, Apr 17, 2019 – Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) have released the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 version III for full frame Sony E, Nikon Z and Canon RF cameras.
Offering a natural 50mm perspective along with an ultra-fast f/0.95 maximum aperture, the Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions. It also affords a great degree of control over depth-of-field for isolating subjects from the background and producing selective focus effects.
The new version III features a new optics design which offers a slightly more compact size and a better flare resistance. A carefully-designed 10 elements in 7 groups optics system with 1pc of HRI (High Refractive Index) & 5pcs of UD (Ultra-low dispersion) elements successfully minimizes the chromatic aberrations and delivers exceptional image quality.
An eleven-blade diaphragm helps to produce a softly diffused out-of-focus rendering (bokeh). The enclosure of the lens is made of metal to strengthen its durability.

Pricing & Availability
Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III is now available to ship and purchase at ZY Optics official website ( The Recommended Retail price (before tax) is USD 799/pc.

About ZY Optics
Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company (ZY Optics) is a leading Chinese camera lens & adapters manufacturer. We currently manufacture lenses and lens turbo adapters under the brand name of ‘Mitakon’ & ‘Zhongyi’.
For more information about Shenyang Zhongyi Optical and Electronic Company Limited and our products information, visit our official website

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