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Tamron will launch another new FE zoom lens soon!

Tamron is teasing the launch of a new travel zoom lens for the Sony FE system!

I believe Tamron is making the Sony E mount great again by offering som excellent, affordable and compact zooms: It’s something neither the Canon RF nor the Nikon Z systems can offer. Sony managers should send a ton of wine battles to the Tamron Headquarter as a sign of gratitude :)

New LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 lens officially announced

Panasonic has announced the new 20-60mm lens and you can preorder it for $597 at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera.

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Panasonic Launches a New L-Mount Interchangeable Lens for the LUMIX S Series Full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera
LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060)

Newark, NJ (May 27, 2020) – Panasonic is proud to introduce a new interchangeable standard zoom lens, the LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 (S-R2060) based on the L-Mount system for the LUMIX S Series Full-frame Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera. Designed for professional use, the LUMIX S Series pursues uncompromising photographic expression with its high-quality cameras and lenses.

The new LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 is a compact, lightweight standard zoom lens that covers from ultra-wide 20mm to standard 60mm focal length for versatile use including landscape photography. The wide viewing angle makes it easier to shoot indoors where space is limited and stunning close-up capability of 5.9 inches / 0.15m (maximum magnification 0.43x) supports still life photography. The new LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 also ensures smooth, high quality video recording because of a mechanism that suppresses focus breathing, which can an issue in interchangeable lenses designed for still image photography.

With 11 elements in 9 groups, the use of 2 aspherical lenses and 3 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses effectively suppresses both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Astigmatism is also corrected with these aspherical lenses, achieving high resolving performance. Furthermore, a UHR (Ultra-High Refractive Index) lens achieves uniform image quality from the center to edges of the image while contributing to downsizing of the lens unit.

With its compact, approximately 12.3 oz / 350g of light weight, the LUMIX S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 features stunning mobility. The rugged dust/splash-resistant* design withstands use under harsh conditions even at 14°F / -10°C for high mobility. In addition, a fluorine coating on the front element repels water and oil and prevents them from attaching. The filter diameter is 67 mm, with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm.

Panasonic and L-Mount system alliance are committed to the development of L-Mount lenses for the further expansion of its lineup to fulfill the needs of end users .

The LUMIX S 20-60mm lens will be available at the end of July for $599.99.

*Dust and Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this lens is subjected to direct contact with dust and water.
•Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Sony has announced the ZV-1 vloggers camera…with wrong lens, crappy Wifi and many bugs :)

Sony ZV-1 preorders:
USA at Adorama, BHphoto.
EU at Fotokoch, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES, Amazon NL. Centresdirect.

It’s now a decade that “Vlogging” is “a thing”. And it took a decade for Sony to male a camera with proper fully articulating screen on the side. But seriously…you really expected Sony to make a vlogger focused camera that wouldn’t have a ton of stupids faults? :)

Mistake 1: The lens!
The camera has a 24-70mm lens. Every youtuber on this world knows that a wider 20mm lens is much more ideal for vlogging. Well, Sony ignored this basic fact and for the sake of cost savings is using the same eight year old Zeiss 24-70mm lens.

Mistake 2: Crappy wireless connection!
Many early testers reported about very slow wireless connection while trying to transfer the recorded video to your smartphone. C’mon Sony…we still have to rely on SD cards, cables and dongles to transfer large images and videos?

Mistake 3: Bugs, bugs and bugs!
Just watch Northrups videos to see that there are a ton of bugs like: wrong focusing when two people are on the frame, corner AF issues and so forth.

I know I am being harsh here. But if you market something for vloggers it shouldn’t have some of the very basic faults I mention here!

The giants battle is happening in June: Canon EOS-R5 rumored to be priced below $4,000. Sony A7sII successor priced the same?

In June we will have the final showdown! Canon is se to announced the pricing of the EOS-R5 and Sony will finally unveil the A7sII successor. According to new rumors the EOS-R5 will be priced just below $4,000 and I bet the Sony A7sII successor will have a very similar price.

The EOS-R5 is going to have 8K while the Sony is rumored to be a video workhorse with cooling vent which may make it more suitable for serious (and longer) video work.

One thing seems to be certain: While Fuji-Panasonic-Nikon are making a big pause all the spotlight will be on Canon and Sony from now on!

Just announced: New Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 for Sony E, MFT und PL

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Irix extends its line of film lenses with the ultra wide-angle Irix Cine 15mm T2.6
Irix, the producer of the Cine series, currently has a set of cinematographic lenses in its portfolio, including an 11mm ultra wide-angle lens, a standard 45mm lens, and a 150mm macro telephoto lens. Today Irix premieres their fast, filter-ready wide-angle cine lens, the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6. This product will open unlimited possibilities for filmmakers and cinematographers alike.

New Lens, New Possibilities
The newest member of the family, the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6, is a fast, filter-ready ultra wide-angle lens, which makes it an extremely versatile piece of equipment that works in a multitude of lighting conditions.
The Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 optical system is made up of 15 elements arranged in 11 groups (including 3 HR lenses, 2 EDs, and 2 ASPHs). Its precise construction ensures beautiful and vivid colors, image sharpness, and minimal distortion, despite the ultra-wide field of view. The high quality construction ensures low lens breathing, which is an extremely important feature in filmmaking.
Like all Irix Cine line lenses, it is designed for filming at a maximum resolution of 8K UHD, allowing for super-panorama shots (CinemaScope).

Irix Cine family
Ease of use and convenience is extremely important to us. Irix Cine lenses are ready for any film set. Very similar weights (as well as equal distances between rings) between Irix Cine lenses accelerate work on the set, without forcing changes of gimbals, rigs, tripods, etc. Irix also offers an innovative magnetic mounting system (MMS) for accessories, such as sun visors or lens covers.

Irix Cinematic Design
Irix lenses are used by both professional operators and amateurs alike. Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 has all the features and properties necessary to wora on the set. By minimizing the phenomenon of diffraction, the lens aperture (made of 9 rounded blades), provides a sharp image, regardless of the T value. The precise mechanics allow for the smooth adjustment of the T value from T2.6 to T22.
As with other Irix Cine lenses, the product has been equipped with an innovative adaptive ring that allows for ergonomic work both in manual sharpening and with follow-focus systems, thanks to which you can easily and quickly adjust your lens to your rig. The 180 degree focusing ring ensures precise alignment and a smooth focus pulling.
The lens front has been optimized to work with 95mm matte boxes. Toothed rings (Mod 0.8 M standard), ensure compatibility with most follow focus accessories and aperture adjustment available on the market.

Ready to work in any conditions!
With film lenses, it is extremely important that the equipment is suitable for work regardless of weather conditions. Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 has been sealed in four key places, so you can shoot in the desert and in full rain, meaning you can be sure that your equipment will remain safe.

Main features:
UltraHD 8K resolution
43.3 mm imaging field (Full Frame)
Fast aperture T2.6
86mm front filter thread
ultra wide angle imaging field
minimal distortion
compact and lightweight construction
very low lens breathing
sealed construction
95mm front diameter
magnetic accessory mounting system (MMS)
Removable lens hood
compatible with follow focus systems
engraved markings filled withUV-reactive paint
adapter ring for faster work on the set
possibility of mounting an additional lens support foot

Available mounts
Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 is available in Canon EF, Sony E, MFT, and PL mounts, each with either metric or imperial focus markings.

Pricing and availability
The lens will soon be available in a wide network of dealers available at: https://irixlens.com/dealers- list/ and at https://storeeu.irixlens.com for 1195 Euro.