Nikon announces Digiscoping stuff for the 1 system!

If you are a birdwatcher and own a Nikon 1 camera you will like that news! Here is the official Press Release:


Nikon Introduces the Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 and Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1 for exclusive use with Nikon 1 Advanced Cameras with Interchangeable Lenses
November 22, 2012

Nikon Vision Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Nikon Corporation, is pleased to announce the release of the Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 and Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1, both of which can be attached to a Fieldscope in order to connect it with one of the Nikon 1 cameras.

Popular among birdwatchers, Digiscoping is a form of super-telephoto shooting using a Fieldscope attached to a D-SLR camera or compact digital camera. The Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1 and Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1 have been created exclusively for Nikon 1 cameras, making Digiscoping simple, easy and enjoyable.

Key Features of Digiscoping Adapter DSA-N1

Adapter for digiscoping which connects a Nikon 1 body to a Nikon Fieldscope with an eyepiece, enabling super-telephoto shooting
Attaches directly to the Nikon 1 mount
Attaches to a Nikon Fieldscope easily, since optical axis adjustment is not required.
Allows use of the camera’s A: Aperture-priority auto and M: Manual exposure modes
Easy-to-carry compact size
Compatible with various eyepieces, and capable of super-telephoto shooting at various focus range settings

Key features of Digiscoping Bracket DSB-N1

Bracket for digiscoping which connects a Nikon 1 camera with a 1 NIKKOR lens and Nikon Fieldscope with an eyepiece, enabling super-telephoto shooting
Includes a cable release (approx. 50cm) to prevent camera shake when shooting; the cable release socket is attached to the Bracket
Includes a light-shielding rubber sheet to prevent external light from entering



via Photographyblog.

Double Canon EOS-M review.

CameraLabs posted the final EOS-M review: “The slow AF even with native lenses, lack of viewfinder options and limited native lens catalogue at the time of writing rule out our top rating, but it remains a solid beginning to Canon’s mirror-less compact system camera line and one deserving of the Cameralabs Recommended Award.

And our friend Frank from CanonWatch is about to make a one month travel through Myanmar with his EOS-M camera. Check it out!


P.S.: A s a reminder. New EOS-M lenses will be announced in February-March. I have no info about a new camera yet…

The “rangefinder-alike” battle: NEX-6 vs Fuji X-E1. And Panasonic GX2 will not have an EVF :(

TheCameraStoreTV posted this Fuji X-E1 vs NEX-6 video comparison. Fuji and Sony are the only companies making mirrorless with rangefinder alike design (not real rangefinders like Leica is doing). And coming back to rumor we just heard that the new Panasonic GX2 may is coming in Spring 2013 and it will NOT have a built-in viewfinder. Let’s hope this isn’t true! At leats it’s my opinion that Panasonic should make it with integrated EVF!

Fuji X-E1 on Slidoo eBay. Sony NEX-6 on Slidoo eBay.

New MFT and NEX lens from Jackar.

Jackar Optical just announced a new 34mm f/1.8 lens for the Micro Four Thirds and E-mount system cameras. This is a manual focusing lens with smooth focus and aperture ring that will go for sale for $190. Full details are disclosed at and image samples on Flickr. The packaging is pretty impressive if you consider the low price:

Should be on eBay soon. They already have some filters and fisheyes for sale ().

Patent roundup: Canon Four Thirds lenses. And Panasonic Leica lenses.

The image you see on top (via Canonwatch) discloses the design of two new Canon Four Thirds lenses. But before to jump to any possible Canon-MFT conclusion you have to know that this lenses are very likely designed for a future new version of the fixed lens G1X series!

And also Panasonic published a new patent describing new Leica DG lenses (via 43rumors). We have a 30mm f/1.8, 12mm f/1.8, 16mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8 and a 26mm f/1.8 lens.

As usual with patents, most of what we see here will never make it into a final mass production. But at least it gives us a clue what engineers are thinking while closed in their secret company rooms :)

Olympus and Sony announcements in early January?

Last week we had the new Olympus 17mm f/1.8 lens announcement. But we are always hungry of new rumors and it looks like we don’t have to wait a lot to see the next bunch of announcements. According to multiple sources on SAR and 43rumors both Olympus and Sony will announce new products in early January. From Sony we can expect new NEX lenses and entry level cameras while Olympus will almost certainly announce the new 40-150mm f/2.8 zoom. Their first High Quality and constant aperture zoom.

Is that all? I think there is a chance that Samsung will announce their first Android powered NX cameras. Haven’t heard anything about possible Panasonic products yet while Canon is expected to announce new EOS-M lenses in February-March.

The CES show is a more consumer oriented show where usually we don’t have to expect semipro stuff to be announced. So no Full Frame Mirrorless camera coming for now…