Sigma CEO Yamaki: It might take til 2023 till we are ready with the new Foveon FF camera

Sigma CEO Yamaki said in a Dpreview interview:

We’re still at the research and development stage for the sensor. It’s mainly being worked on by Sigma engineers here. It will take some time to have a prototype of the new 3-layer X3 sensor and then we’ll see if we can move to the next stage, which will be a product. I don’t think we’ll have a product to show in 2021. Maybe 2022 or even 2023. We don’t know what kind of technical issues or challenges we’ll have to solve with the sensor yet.

Sounds like we have to wait a very long time to get this :(

Olympus has announced the new E-P7 (not coming to the USA) and the 8-25mm PRO

OM Digital shows it’s first sign of life and releases two products that were still developed under the command of the “old” Olympus company.

Olympus 8-25mm PRO at BHphoto, Adorama, Fotokoch DE, Calumet DE, Park UK, Wex UK.
Olympus E-P7 at Fotokoch DE, Wex UK.

8-25mm hands-on by Dpreview. 8-25mm gallery by Dpreview. 8-25mm PRO page at GetOlympus. E-P7 hands-on at Dcfever. E-P7 page at Olympus Japan.

8-25mm PRO videos:


New leaked Olympus E-P7 and 8-25mm PRO images

On June 9 OM Digital will announce the new E-P7 and 8-25mm PRO lens. Here you have the pricing and new leaked images:

MSRP:open price
shop price:¥93500

OLYMPUS PEN E-P7 14-42mm EZ Kit
MSRP:open price
shop price:¥107800

USA $1099.99
shop price:¥140800

And this is the new 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO lens:

On June 9 OM Digital will announce the new E-P7 and the new 8-25mm f/4.0 PRO lens. Here are the full specs of the lens which will cost $1,099:

Focal Length 8-25mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length 16-50mm

Lens Construction 16 elements in 10 groups (1 DSA lens, 2 Aspherical ED lenses, 1 Super ED lens, 1 ED lens, 1 Super HR lens, 1 HR lens, 1 HD lens)

Dust & Drip Proof IEC Standard publication 60529 IPX1 (applies when the lens is used with Olympus splashproof Body) / Dustproof construction

Focusing System High-speed Imager AF (MSC)

Angle of View 107 degrees (Wide) – 47 degrees (Tele)

Closest Focusing Distance 0.23m (at all focal lengths)

Maximum Image Magnification 0.07x (Wide)/ 0.21x (Tele)

35mm Equivalent Max. Image Magnification 0.14x (Wide)/ 0.42x (Tele)

Minimum Field Size. 241.9 ×181.8mm(Wide)/ 83.0 × 62.4mm (Tele)

Number of Blades 7 (Circular aperture diaphragm)

Maximum Aperture F4

Minimum Aperture F22

Filter Size Diameter 72 mm

Lens hood LH-76E Lens Hood

Dimensions φ77×88.5mm

Weight 411g (without Lens Cap, Lens Rear Cap and Lens Hood)

Box Contents LC-72C Lens Cap, LR-2 Lens Rear Cap, LH-76E Lens Hood, CS-53 Wrapping Cloth, Instruction Manual, Olympus Local Warranty Card

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