Interesting info from CP+: Tamron considering making RF and Z mount lenses

Valuetech shared some insights collected at the Cp+ show:

  1. Sony Germany expects to lose some market share this year
  2. Third party manufacturer confirm the larger mount from Canon RF, Nikon Z and Leica L gives some small design advantage over the Sony E-mount. Particularly when it comes to get less Vignetting. Still, all confirmed that yes you can do superfast lenses for Sony E-mount too but this isn’t going to happen anyway for obvious reasons (too costly, too big).
  3. Tamron is considering making native RF and Z mount lenses. But they are not sure if they will simply adapt the existing FE lenses.
  4. Tamron said they will no mor make lenses for Sony A-mount
  5. Nikon said a camera above the Z7 is likely to come

Thingyfy has announced the world’s first Pinhole Zoom Lens

At The Photography Show 2019 ePhotozine spotted this world’s first Pinhole Zoom Lens from Thingyfy. This 18-36mm has been show mounted on the Sony E-mount. There is yet no info about price and shipment date but I bet this lens will be available for other mounts too (like Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds).

Here you see the new pinhole zoom (in the center) with the other already existing Thingyfy pinhole prime lenses:

Fuji says they were surprised by the positive reaction about the modular camera

Fujirumors translated the interview he spotted at phototrend. Some Highlights:

Hybrid Market

  • hybrid market had already reached 48% of annual sales (in value)
  • in the second half of 2019, the hybrid market has already exceeded the 50% mark
  • the managers think in 2020 year it we will be around 55 or 60%

Fujifilm X-H2, IBIS in Fujifilm X-T3

  • with the XH series, Fujifilm targets professional users, while with the XT series they focus on enthusiasts
  • IBIS: Fuji does not want to compromise on image quality so they need a bigger package for now to get excellent image quality and image stabilization
  • IBIS is currently not possible in cameras of size of Fujifilm X-T3
  • But in the future, Fujifilm believes that it is necessary to offer IBIS technology on more compact cameras (X-T line).
  • Fuji X-H1 size is not only due to IBIS, but because Fujifilm wanted to create larger body with better grip and ergonomics for Pros. Even without IBIS, the X-H1 would have the same size/style

Full Frame Fujifilm?

  • we do not really know what’s in our customers’ heads (laughs). But in our case, we also have the GFX medium format camera system
  • we believe that the combination of medium format and APS-C is the best option
  • Canon, Nikon or Sony offer great full format products
  • Fujifilm had an internal discussion on the sensor format they had to use
  • they did a lot of simulations with engineers. They decided not to go FF, because APS-C allows for a smaller system, also lenses are smaller and lighter
  • Fujifilm is a photography company and they really want customers to take more photos. If the camera is bigger and heavier, they will not necessarily want to take it all the time with them and we do not want that
  • we want our customers to take their camera everyday and enjoy photography. This is the concept of our APS-C system
  • but Fujifilm knows that some customers want a system with a higher resolution and a larger sensor. For them, we have a system with a larger sensor than the full format and it’s the GFX

Fujinon XF33mm f/1.0

  • the goal is to deliver a lens with the most beautiful bokeh effect
  • at f/1.0, the manual focus is very difficult and that’s why we made this lens with autofocus
  • we already had this idea in mind, but we needed the technology to integrate an autofocus system on such a bright lens

Fujifilm GFX 100 Megapixel and GFX50R

  • the GFX100 will have much faster autofocus than current GFX50S and GFX50R
  • it will have IBIS
  • Our development team is working very hard on IBIS, because the sensor is much larger and it is very difficult to control the movements of the sensor
  • 4K 30p without cropping
  • GFX100 target are professional photographers, especially in the world of fashion, advertising and portraiture. But since this camera is faster, we may be able to extend the audience
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R sales are bigger than expected. Many advanced amateur photographers are buying the GFX 50r, especially for landscape or street photography

Modular GFX (Report & Images & Videos Here)

  • The modular GFX body was of course only an idea, there was no technical research on how we could achieve this result
  • For the moment, we have no plan to develop a modular GFX. But once we have the right technology to produce this type of device, maybe we will consider that option
  • Fujifilm was surprised by the huge reaction there was about the modular GFX. Some customer misunderstood, and thought it’s an actual prototype and future product

Kaizen Firmware

  • software technologies evolve on a daily basis, and new features are developed
  • we are always looking for the benefit for the consumer, it’s our way of thinking
  • when a new feature is developed for latest sensor/processor, it is very hard to bring it to cameras with older sensor/processor. It requires much more complex work. It’s not impossible, but it depends on situatuin and development resources

Market Trend

  • SLR market, each year this market will shrink, by 10 to 20%
  • Fujifilm is in the hybrid market for 6 to 7 years, it’s a good thing more manufacturers are coming up with more products because it creates a strong message for the hybrid with customers


This is the new Canon ZV-123 instant camera

Well Canon is trying to emulate Fuji by announcing their first Instant camera which uses the Canon own Zink paper tech. Here are the leaked images and specs:

Photo resolution: 8 million pixels
Focal length: 25.4 mm
F value: F2.2
Minimum shooting distance: 30 cm
ISO sensitivity: Auto (ISO 100-1600)
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0
Battery: Built-in (700 mAh, 7.4 V), USB charging (micro USB)
Media: micro SD card
Size: 121 mm (W) x 80.3 mm (H) x 21.5 mm (D)
Weight: 188g
Printing Technology: ZINK
Printing resolution: 314 x 600 dpi
Aspect ratio: 2 ” x 2 ” or 2 ” x 3 ”

via Nokishita

New Fuji, Sony and Samyang rumors…

We got a bunch of new rumors to report:
Sony A7sIII will be announced this fall and not at the NAB show. And it will have a new innovative sensor (SonyAlphaRumors).
New leaked images of the new Samyang 85mm f/1.4 FE lens (SonyAlphaRumors).
Fujifilm GFX100 Pixel Shift Multishot not Available at Launch, but Coming Later via Firmware Update (FujiRumors).
Also Olympus Spain debunks the rumors about their possible rethreat from the camera market (43rumors).

Canon officially confirms IBIS is coming in future R cameras

Amateur Photographer interviewed Canon managers and here are some highlights:

About the future of the EOS-M:
That’s a product development for the future so I can’t go into detail, and the market will dictate what sort of direction we should take. If the customers do want a small size, lightweight mount I believe there is room for that, so as we said […] we will continue to work with the M mount.

About IBIS on the EOS-R:
In terms of IBIS, we are looking into it for the future. We believe IBIS will work together hand in hand with optical IS lenses, such as the ones you see in front of you, to offer better features.

Canon EOS-R High End camera:
yes, we are considering a higher-end premium body, as you mention.

About the future of the digital camera market:
The pace of the shift to mirrorless has slowed down a bit here in Japan and the mirrorless market share for cameras stands at about 60%. As you may know, Canon has a history of not always being first in the market with new technology, but we are very good at catching up, going beyond and becoming the leader.

To me it doesn’t sound like the M system has a real future :)

via CanonWatch