Fuji invents new scale to value the different mounts

At the Fujifilm X summit Fujifilm introduced the new term “Value Angle” to value the different mounts. In short: The Greater the value angle, the more precise and easier a lens can send light to the sensor. A wider value angle gives more flexibility for lens design and allows for more light and less digital correction.

It will surprise no one that Sony FE ends up last:

via Profitoto via Fujirumors

Nikkei says Nikon will launch a sub $1,000 mirrorless during the second half of 2019!

The reliable news site Nikkei reports that Nikon is ready to launch a sub $1,000 mirrorless camera in 2019! This is the google translated text:

Nikon will introduce a new mid-price mirrorless camera product in fiscal 2019. The same interchangeable lens can be used in the product that corresponds to a sister model such as the high-end model “Z7” launched by the company in the autumn of 2006. It is expected that the price will be in the 100,000 yen range, which is easier for the general consumer to pick up than the leading 200,000 to 400,000 yen model. The aim is to develop the demand of users other than existing enthusiasts.

It’s unclear yet if this will be a sort of Full Frame Canon RP competitor or an APS-C Z-mount camera.

Sony “Hints” at A9II model while Olympus says they can’t comment rumors about PEN-F line death

We got a double interview today: Dpreview interviewed Yasuyuki Nagata from Sony and Imaging Resource posted this interview with Olympus managers.

Sony did  nothing to hide the fact that they are close to launch a new A9II model. In one year we have the Tokyo Olympics and the A9II has to be out this year to have enough time to win over some photographers heart.

Olympus did not disclose anything about the future models. They could NOT confirm that “some” of the PEN line models will not continue. To be less vague the rumor mill says the PEN-F line is at a dead-end. And the “no comment” from Olympus sounds like the rumor mill is spot on.