This would be an epic lens: Canon patented a new 300mm f/2.3 Reflex lens for the EOS-R system!

No existing 300mm tele prime lens goes beyond the f/2.8 aperture. But Canon is playing with the idea to break that barrier and patented a 300mm f/2.3 lens. The overall length of that lens would be close to 18cm (not bad) thanks to the Reflex. The trade off is surely a image quality drop compared to classic designed lenses. Still, I hope they will really make this lens!

via Asobinet

List of all rumored Nikon cameras and lenses

a crazy AI generated Z70 image

This year Nikon plans a ton of lens releases. Here is the list of camera/lenses rumor to come:

  • Z70
  • NIKKOR Z 26mm f/2.8
  • NIKKOR Z 35mm F1.2
  • NIKKOR Z 85mm F1.2 S
  • NIKKOR Z 135mm S
  • Z-DX 24mm
  • NIKKOR Z 70-180mm F2.8
  • Z200-600mm
  • Z DX 12-28mm PZ

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Leaked image of the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG DN lens (for Sony E and Leica L)

In early February Sigma will announce this new 50mm f/1.4 GD DN lens for Sony E and Leica L mount. And here is the first leaked image!

50mm F1.4 DG DN|Art specs:

  • Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 45cm
  • Maximum magnification: 1:6.8
  • Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Size: 78.2 x 109.5mm (L mount)
  • Weight: 670g
  • Lens hood: LH782-02
  • Lens cap: LCF-72 III

Yosuke Yamane from Panasonic say the future is for compact cameras, video and AI editing

Dpreview had a chat with Yosuke Yamane from Panasonic. I only give you the very compressed jey points:

  1. Micro Four Thirds has a bright future among wildlife photographers and younger people that want to step up from smartphone photography
  2. Video will be very important on mirrorless cameras
  3. There is a demand for very compact Full Frame cameras
  4. AI implementation has to go beyond the autofocus feature. Example: AI editing