Here is the list of future Canon-Nikon-Sony-Olympus-Fuji cameras registered in Asia

Those are the camera codes registered in Asia. All those camera will be announced the coming months:

Canon  (MR note: One of them should be the EOS-R 70+MP camera)

Digital camera
Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
Battery: LP-E6 / LP-E6N (7.2V 1800mAh)
SKU: 3616C003AA, 3616C010AA, 3616C017AA
Digital camera
Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
Battery: LP-E17 (7.5 Wh)
Digital camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading
Battery: LP-E12 (7.2 V 875 mAh)
interchangeable lens
SKU: 3450 C005 AA, 3680 C 005 AA, 3792 C 005 AA


Digital camera
Digital camera
Digital camera
Digital camera

Sony (MR note: One of them is a new High End E-mount camera)

Equipped with Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth
Equipped with Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth
Equipped with Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz) and Bluetooth

Olympus (MR note: E-M5III)

Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Fujifilm (MR note: X-PRO3)

Digital camera
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 loading


via Nokishita

New DJI patent discloses they might be working on a cheaper Hasselblad X1D clone…

Gizmodo Japan has found a new DJI patent that shows a Hasselblad X1D clone. As you likely know DJI now owns the swedish company. So my guess is that they might announce a cheaper DJI branded version for the Asian market.

PetaPixel reports

The only differences we could spot is an articulating LCD screen, and a slightly different button layout on the back that includes a joystick. Otherwise, these two cameras could legitimately be twins.

Here are the patented images:


Multiple announcements starting from late August!

We will now have 2 weeks of relax before the companies will start to announce their new products:

Panasonic has scheduled two press events. One in late August (likely for the 24-70mm f/2.8 S) and on in September (SH1 release and new MFT camera)

Sony will announce two new cameras the last week of August. These will not be the A7sIII or A9II. So expect RX or APS-C cameras instead.

Canon will announce the new 70+ Megapixel EOS-R camera in September

Olympus will announce the new 20 Megapixel E-m5III in September/October

No info about new Z camera releases. I guess we will see some new S lenses….by the way when will we get the 58mmf/0,95 monster?

Fuji will announce the new X-PRO3 in September/Ocobter

Sony will announce three new cameras within 1-2 months including a new High End E-mount model

Sony has registered three new camera models in Asia:

1) A new low-mid level camera with 2.4GHz WiFi (code WW594724)
2) A new low-mid level camera with 2.4GHz WiFi (code WW642826)
3) New High End camera with 5.8GHz Wifi first introduced with the A7rIV (code WW942051).

Expect those camera to be announced within 1-2 months. SonyAlphaRumors reports there will be an announcement in August already!

It’s unclear what these cameras might be. The entry level cameras could be new RX models. The High end camera could be the A9II or A7sIII or the A6700 if Sony hasn’t forgotten they have an APS-C line :)

Press release: Renewal of the Meyer Optik Görlitz portfolio on schedule

Press release

Renewal of the Meyer Optik Görlitz portfolio on schedule

• Optimization of the first lens completed
• Further new versions of previous lenses in progress
• First completely new development finalized / more to follow
• Cooperation with Fotomuseum Görlitz & the City of Görlitz

Bad Kreuznach – 31st July 2019Meyer Optik is pushing the revision and optimization of its existing portfolio and has already completed its first projects. The developments are thus on schedule and the first Meyer Optik lenses developed and produced by OPC will be available in late summer 2019.
“We have analyzed the entire existing portfolio, identified optimization potential and categorized it according to effort. This approach now enables us to efficiently optimize lens by lens and to publish in a timely manner,” explains Timo Heinze, Managing Director of OPC Optics. “We are currently in the prototype phase of the first optimized lens and are confident that we will achieve an increase in the mechanical quality and imaging performance of this and all other lenses. Depending on the individual lens, the scope of these improvements and changes will of course vary. The unique image language of every individual lens will be retained of course.”

Optimization of the first new version finalized
During the analysis process it turned out that the first new edition will be the Trioplan 100. This new Trioplan 100 II is currently in the prototype phase and will be the first revised lens to be
“The previous Trioplan 100 is a good lens and its success proves it right. We have received an unbelievable number of enquiries about the availability of the Trioplan 100 and see many posts in the social media from satisfied photographers who proudly present their Trioplan pictures. Our technical analysis also showed that the previous Trioplan 100 is simply a good lens, and yet we were able to introduce and implement improvements here and there. This applies on the one hand to the mechanics and on the other hand to the optics itself in terms of contrast behavior and resolution. We are confident that our current prototype tests will confirm this and that we will be able to start serial production immediately after completion of the test series,” explains Heinze.

Further improved, new editions in progress
Also, under development are the Trioplan 50 / 35+, Lydith 30 and Primoplan 58 / 75, which will receive a complete redesign of the mechanics and outer geometry. In addition, the optical calculations and the glass itself will of course also be put to the test and examined for optimization potential.
Of these lenses, the Trioplan 50 will now be completed next, followed by the Lydith 30 and the Primoplan 75. The optimization work will then be completed with the Primoplan 58 and the Trioplan 35+.

With the Trioplan 50, the mechanics and outer geometry as well as the optical calculation were completely revised so that a better haptic and a considerably improved imaging performance are to be achieved. These theoretical optimizations must now be verified in real use. The necessary prototypes are currently in production and will then be extensively tested.
The selling prices of the new versions are not yet fixed. However, we are working hard to optimize production and internal processes so that the new lenses can be offered at realistic and attractive prices without compromising quality and precision.

First completely new development finalized / more to follow
As already announced, Meyer Optik will also launch completely new lenses on the market. Under the venerable name “Primagon”, a completely new lens will probably be launched this year. The elaborately constructed design consists of 8 lenses in 6 assemblies and will appear as Primagon 50 f2.0. Further details such as an exact publication date, prices, available mounts, technical details, etc. will be published in due course.

Cooperation with Fotomuseum Görlitz and the city of Görlitz
Meyer Optik will work closely with the Fotomuseum Görlitz and the city of Görlitz in the future. Among other things, the 5th Photo Festival in Görlitz (30.08. – 22.09.2019), which is organized by Fotomuseum Görlitz e.V., will be supported by Meyer Optik. As a part of this event, employees of Meyer Optik / OPC Optics will be on site during the opening weekend and will be happy to talk to anyone interested.

About Meyer Optik Görlitz
Meyer Optik Görlitz has a long history as a German manufacturer of high-quality lenses. Founded in 1896, Meyer Optik Görlitz has been in almost continuous existence for around 120 years. Thanks to the creativity which makes the Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses possible, the brand enjoys huge popularity worldwide – today as much as always.

About OPC Optics
OPC Optics was founded as a company in 2016 and is based in Bad Kreuznach. In addition to providing technical advice for projects and contract measuring of optical components, OPC Optics is primarily known as a specialist in high-precision aspheric and spherical lenses, as well as double aspheric lenses, achromatic lenses and assembly units. Its customers include companies involved in photography, medical technology, automotive and laser technology. With state-of-the-art machines, OPC Optics focuses on providing the highest possible quality and precision in the manufacture of glass lenses. As a result of comprehensive documentation of the entire process, from molten glass to raw glass processing, right through to the finished lens, OPC Optics is trusted by customers all around the world.