The best news of today: Fuji finally made a 65mm f/1.3 (FF equivalent) fast lens for medium format!

My personal favorite news of today’s announcement is the fact we will finally get a super fast lens for the medium format system. The new 80mm f/1.7 is equivalent to “63.2mm f/1.34” in Full Frame. And it’s actually NOT a big lens. Here is is compared with the 23mm f/4.0:

And here it is compared with other fast Full Frame lenses:


via CameraSize

Now, the bad news is that the lens will be available in 2021 only. No listen to me dear Fuji managers: I am willing to jump into your GF system if in 2021 you will launch me exactly this prototype you showed us last year:


Image via Dpreview

Yes, a medium format X-T styled camera for $5,000. That’s what I want! And believe me this would kick all current FF cameras in their butt :)

 

Canon EOS-RP sensor gets tested at DxOmark: “not that far behind the sensors in the Nikon Z 6 and Sony A7 III”

DxOmark published the full EOS-RP sensor test:

As the first and only entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera currently available, the Canon EOS RP provides an easier entry into the full-frame mirrorless market than the EOS R from a pricing point of view. However, it might be too much to expect the RP sensor to match the current leading-edge sensor performance in the considerably more expensive mid-range mirrorless models. At the moment, those wanting better sensor performance from a Canon full-frame mirrorless camera, particularly with regard to dynamic range, will have to spend considerably more on the Canon EOS R.

This said, noise levels and color accuracy are very good and not that far behind the sensors in the Nikon Z 6 and Sony A7 III. These traits, combined with its inherent portability and generally good mix of features and ergonomics, make the RP an attractive option for travel, street, and yes, even landscape photographers.

Ted Forbes explains what “Sharpness” is

Ted Forbes:

This video is about sharpness in lens design and photography. Sharpness is something we actually measure. It is represented in MTF charts and its actually a very important element to understanding the characteristics of a lens. Sharpness is essentially contrast between areas of detail. More defined contrast indicates a sharper photo. If we understand the sharpness of a lens we can also see possibilities in bokeh, field curvature, astigmatism and some types of chromatic aberration.

Ted Forbes Best lenses of 2019

Ted Forbes:

All of the lenses in this video were released in 2019. I picked winners based on 5 different categories – best ultrawide lens, best wide angle lens, best normal lens, best portrait lens, and best long telephoto. And I have the overall winner for 2019. These are all selected on the basis of optics, features, size and price.

DPReview TV: Ultrawide Lens Sunstar Shootout! (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Tamron, Sigma)

Dpreview:

We compared sunstars from eight ultra-wide full frame lenses, including both DSLR and mirrorless lenses, from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma, Sony and Tamron. Tell us which one you think is best in our reader poll: https://www.dpreview.com/videos/49678…
Lenses included in the shootout are:
Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8 III
Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 IS
Nikon F 14-24mm F2.8
Nikon Z 14-30mm F4
Panasonic 16-35mm F4
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8
Sony 16-35mm F2.8 GM
Tamron 17-28mm F2.8