Laowa shows new lenses

Laowa shoed off some new lenses and some other new gear they announced before:

  1. The 10mm f/4.0 is a pancake lens for MFT and APS-C system cameras
  2. LAOWA Mini FFii 85mm F5.6 Macro 2:1 Full Frame lens
  3. LAOWA FF S 20mm F4.0 C-Dreamer SHIFT lens for Full Frame system cameras
  4. LAOWA FFii 12-24mm F5.6 C-Dreamer Ultra Wide Zoom
  5. LAOWA FF 24mm T14 2x PERIPROBE (2x macro lens for cine that allows the tip of the lens to change the angle between 0 and 90 ° and can rotate 360 ° around the axis. With LED lighting. Only the tip of the lens is waterproof)



New leaked Sony ZV-E10 images (announcement postponed)

In a very last minute move Sony delayed the launch of the new ZV-E10. PetaPixel reports:

Sony has postponed a camera launch that was originally planned for Wednesday, July 7, after Chinese citizens expressed anger over the date, which is also the 84th anniversary of Japan’s invasion of China that sparked the Sino-Japanese War and World War Two in Asia.

Nevertheless today we got those new leaked images of the Sony ZV-E10:


Amazon accidentally leaks the Panasonic 25-50mm f/1.7 specs

You can get the new lens at Amazon US (Click here).

LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 20-50mm / F1.7 ASPH. H-X2550 lens is built for mirrorless Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount cameras, enabling F1.7 aperture brightness throughout the entire 50-100mm (35mm camera equivalent) zoom range. Its exceptionally high optical performance is suitable for both professional photographers and videographers. Comprising 17 elements in 12 groups, the lens system features three aspherical lenses and four ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lenses that effectively suppress the axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification. Spherical aberration and distortion are also corrected by the aspherical lenses for stunningly high resolution. The use of aspherical lenses and the optimum design of the lens system results in a compact size and light weight. Compatibility with a maximum 240-fps high-speed sensor drive realizes high-speed, high-precision auto focusing. In addition to the silent operation achieved by the inner focus drive system, the stepless aperture ring and micro-step drive system in the aperture control section help the camera to smoothly catch up to brightness changes when zooming or panning. The optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimize image shifts during zooming. A focus ring is equipped for intuitive, precise focusing and linear/ non-linear setting can also be switched with this ring.

via Nokishita

Latest May CIPA report: System camera sales still worse than 2019

It’s pretty meaningless to compare the May camera shipments with 2020 when the pandemic basically froze all the production and shipment. The real comparison should be done with 2019 and as you cans ee there is a big drop.  This is a market that will only survive as a niche in the high end segment. Smartphones are only getting better and better and normal people do not need to buy a professional camer anymore.

Source: CIPA