Take that Sony: Sigma just annnounced it’s new 24-70mm f/2.8 FE lens will cost nearly 50% less than your GM version!

You can now preorder the new Sigma 24-70mm FE lens at BHphoto, Adorama, FocusCamera. WexUK. And the pricing is a strong kick in Sony’s  b…s :)

At nearly 50% of the Sony GM price you get same specs, slightly smaller lens and I bet Image Quality will be on  par too. The only real strong point of the Sony lens will be the better AF performance but that’s about it.

And Sigma  is fully commited to release more excellent FE lenses. A new patent unveiled these tw new f/1.2 lens designs:

Here is the 50mm f/1.2 lens design with specs:

Focal length: 50.99 mm
F no: 1.25
2ω : 45.97
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 154.20 mm

Here is the 40mm f/1.2 lens design with specs:

Focal length: 41.35 mm
F no: 1.26
2ω : 57.17
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 157.00 mm

Compared to the current Sigma 35mm f/1.2 FE  lens this new 50mm FE would be nearly 2cm longer. Quite a beast!

Oh yes that would be crazy! Canon patented 18mm f/1.0 and 25mm f/1.2 RF lens designs!

Oh yes folks, Canon is really going crazy with the super fast RF lenses. There is a brand newly published japanese patent describing the specs of  new f/1.0 and f/1.2 RF lenses:

18mm f/1.2 lens specs:
Focal length: 18.51 mm
F no: 1.24
ω : 49.45
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 129.00 mm
Back focus: 16.40 mm

25mm f/1.2 lens specs:
Focal length: 24.59 mm
F no: 1.24
ω : 41.35
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 129.01 mm
Back focus: 13.57 mm

18mm f/1.0 lens specs:
Focal length: 18.50 mm
F no: 1.03
ω : 49.47
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 150.00 mm
Back focus: 4.99 mm

Now we all know the patent world  is a parallel universe of possibilities that might not be realized in our simple 11 dimensional universe (according to string theory). And particularly  this 18mm f/1.0 lens really sounds out of this world!  If they make it I will jump for joy naked in front of the  Canon Tokyo headquarters! And  that might be a good reason for them to not make it at all :)

via Hi LowsNote

Fuji news: X-T3 firmware, X-PRO 3 review, NEOPAN 100 ACROS II release and bad quarter results report

Four Fuji news:

Fujifilm to Release Firmware Update for FUJIFILM X-T3 (more info on Fujirumors).
Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II Shipping November 22 in 35mm and 120 formats (more info on Fujirumors).
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Review at Dpreview.
And yes, we made en plein folks: Also Fuji reported a bad quarter with  12,4% revenue drop! Now all companies are doing shit :)