I asked store managers from Europe and USA how the new Lumix g9II was selling. The answer did surprise me and I wonder why it’s selling so bad.
Meike displayed this new 85mm f/1.4 STM lens. The image shows the Z-mount version but there will be also Sony E, Leica L and Canon RF compatible lenses.
We saw the black finished prototype months ago (see image below). Now we see the white version and also got some specs:
- autofocus lens
- 13 elements in 8 groups
- 77mm filter mount
- 12 aperture blades
- closest focus The distance is 0.98m
- It has manual/automatic switching buttons and custom buttons.
- weighs about 800g.
- The price is expected to be less than 3,000 Yuan (around $400)
All images courtesy of CineD
Sirui announced three new APS-C autofocus lenses for Nikon Z, Fuji X and Sony E mount cameras. All three will be released in November. CineD spoiled more info about these lenses:
Each lens weighs around 400g/0.88lb and has a 58mm front filter thread. The lenses have decent close-focus capabilities. The minimum focus distance of the 23mm is around 30cm, while the 33 and 56mm can focus as close as 40 and 50cm respectively. The Sniper lenses will be available in black or white finishes. The black version includes carbon fiber and metal gray parts, while the white lenses seem to have a glossy ceramic feel – which is quite unusual to see in a lens. Each lens should cost around €350
Two new rumors to report:
- Samyang might soon announce a new 16-35mm FE lens (and maybe L-mount version coming later?)
- Nikon ZF confirmed to be announced on September 20 at 5-6am London time.
My rumors were correct and indeed today Blackmagic officially entered the L-mount coalition with their new Cinema Camera 6K l-mount camera you can preorder now at BHphoto.
Here are the first hand-son reports: