While Sigma stole headlines earlier this week with its new 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, it also announced a fast and affordable 30mm lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds lens mounts. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is the first truly affordable f/1.4 lens in the mirrorless market at just $339. [Read more…]
I stopped by Olympus’ meeting room at CES 2016 (no Olympus booth this year), to get a closer look at the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens. I was able to try out a preproduction unit for a few minutes with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II. In short, it is an impressive addition to Olympus’ line-up. [Read more…]
The new Micro Four Thirds Z Camera E1, which was brought about via Kickstarter, is now shipping and available at retail for $699.
In addition to capturing 4K video at 24p and UHD video at 24p/25p/30p, it also captures 1080HD video at up to 60p and 720HD video up to 240p. Still images in DNG or JPEG are also possible at up to 16MP resolution.
Olympus has announced its new OM-D E-M10 Mark II mirrorless camera as a follow-up to the original E-M10. The biggest addition to the new camera is the inclusion of 5-axis image stabilization in the body. We’ve seen this on higher end models, but it now reaches the entry-level E-M10 Mark II. [Read more…]
Metabones has a released a new lens adapter for Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Metabones T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x adapter will adapt Canon EF lenses to Panasonic MFT cameras like the Panasonic GH4.
The new Speed Booster increases maximum aperture by one stop and makes the lens 0.71x wider than in otherwise would be on the Micro Four Thirds camera. It allows Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras to achieve autofocus with either Canon EF lenses. It can be powered by either the camera body or an external 5v power source.
Aperture is also controlled by the camera body and image stabilization is supported on lenses that provide this feature. A detachable tripod foot is compatible with Arca Swiss ball heads.
The Metabones T Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x adapter retails for $649 and is expected to ship in early October. Check it out here at B&H Photo.