Sony had a special event in NYC this morning to unveil its new 61MP A7R IV full-frame camera. While Canon and Nikon are playing catchup in the mirrorless realm, Sony is showing no signs of slowing down as it continues to push the envelope with higher resolution and more innovation. The A7 product line continues to become more refined and serve as the standard for what enthusiasts and pros expect out of a $2000-$3500 camera. [Read more…]
Panasonic showed off its upcoming Lumix S Series under glass at its CES 2019 booth. The Panasonic Lumix S1 and S1R were previously announced at Photokina 2018 and feature the Leica L mount to support the full frame sensor of the new product line. [Read more…]
Nikon has released a new update in its continuing tease of the full frame mirrorless camera coming August 23. The teaser video (above) shows of Nikon’s historic lenses, opening with the legendary Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2 lens. The video closes with a quick tease of the upcoming Nikkor Z lens.
Native lenses are an important part of any mirrorless system. While mount adapters are sure to be a part of Nikon’s new system, having native lenses for the new mirrorless mount are necessary for widespread adoption. Sony has been working overtime to build out its stable of E-mount lenses over the past several years. Let’s see if Nikon can excite its user base with some important and practical lenses out of the gate.
Sony’s Alpha camera line delivers the moxy that the camera market was lacking. Sony has spent years refining the system and gave us the first taste of what a full frame mirrorless camera could mean for photographers. For their part, photographers have responded with overwhelming support of the Sony A7 product line, along with healthy feedback that Sony actually embraces and integrates into subsequent products.
This cycle of innovation and refinement continues to pay dividends in the shrinking camera market. Through the first half of 2018, Sony has sold more full frame cameras in the US than any other manufacturer of interchangeable lens cameras (this stat includes DSLRs).* In fact, Sony full frame cameras made up 40% of the full frame market sales in the US. Sony’s full frame sales lead the country across both units and dollar value. [Read more…]
Ricoh has unveiled that the full frame Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens for K-mount cameras will ship in July for $1199.
The lens features a rounded, 9-blade diaphragm, along with a redesigned ring motor for better AF response. While compatible with K-mount cameras for shooting operations, the electromagnetic diaphragm-control mechanism is only available when the lens is mounted on a Pentax K-1 Mark II, K-1, K-3 II, K-3, KP, K-70, K-S2 or K-S1 camera body.
You can view more specs and pre-order the new Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the original Canon 6D for $999, which is less than half the price it was when originally released. This is a new low bar for entry into the Canon full frame realm. My guess is that this is the lowest the camera will go as a US retail model and B&H is probably trying to clear out the remaining stock. Check it out here at B&H Photo.