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NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 On Sale Soon…


Nikon today gave the release details about the NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2. I think that if it stands up to the performance claims, this is a very sensible if, for many, on face value an unexciting addition to the 'Z' system. I have long ago, as mentioned previously, thought a 40mm focal length and angle [...]

NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 On Sale Soon…2021-09-14T12:07:23+01:00

New ‘E’ & ‘L” Optics From Sigma…


Sigma today announced two new lenses for use with the 'L' mount cameras from Leica, Panasonic and Sigma, plus the same models for 'E' mount cameras from Sony. Although billed under the 'Contemporary' series, they look far from run of the mill. And I think priced appropriately. Here is the official announcement detail for the [...]

New ‘E’ & ‘L” Optics From Sigma…2021-09-09T13:35:48+01:00

New ‘E’ & ‘L” Optics From Sigma (2)…


Here are the official announcement details for the 90mm F2 DG DN. John. (09/11/21). EXCLUSIVELY FOR MIRRORLESS CAMERAS | COMPATIBLE WITH FULL-FRAME CAMERAS I series – Premium Compact Primes for mirrorless users New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor UK SRP: £549.99 |On sale [...]

New ‘E’ & ‘L” Optics From Sigma (2)…2021-09-12T13:55:57+01:00

Profoto In 10 & 10 Plus Sizes…


I can't begin to imagine, how many hours in the last twenty years or so I have spent shooting with Profoto products. And that is without including other brands. That is a lot of time and shots certainly, but I like controlled lighting. Maybe I should try to get out a little more though. Today, [...]

Profoto In 10 & 10 Plus Sizes…2021-09-12T13:57:20+01:00

Fuji Add To GF-X System with GF-X 50s II…


Recently I finished putting FujiFilm’s GF-X 100s through it’s paces. I will post about that soon. One of the things I had already included in my thoughts was that the GF-X 100s bodies design, just lent itself to an updated 50mp model, possibly even a lower resolution option as well, as I can also see [...]

Fuji Add To GF-X System with GF-X 50s II…2021-09-10T11:02:36+01:00

Fuji Add GF-X 35-70mm F/4.5-5.6 WR…


Impressive also on paper, is the announced GF-X 35-70mm. Wide to conventional view, decent close up and good portability. I will reserve judgement on image quality until I have used one, but that also sounds interesting within the size limitations. Here are the official details. John. (02/09/2)1. Fujifilm launches FUJINON Lens GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR -A new [...]

Fuji Add GF-X 35-70mm F/4.5-5.6 WR…2021-09-15T12:12:41+01:00

Fuji Roadmap GF-X Lens Roll Out…


A number of companies have usefully given prior guidance on when lenses for the developing mirrorless systems can be expected. Only useful of course if they prove to be accurate to a large degree. With the new camera and lens announcement, Fuji also gave more details about future lenses for the GF-X line. The one [...]

Fuji Roadmap GF-X Lens Roll Out…2021-09-15T12:15:05+01:00

Fuji X-T30 II Announced…


Fuji has also stimulated the 'X' series product range with the X-T30 II.The details read well for those wanting a compact camera with both still and video capability.And of course, the traditional ergonomics the range is now famous for. Below are the official details. John. (03/09/21). Fujifilm Announces New FUJIFILM X-T30 II Evolved rear LCD [...]

Fuji X-T30 II Announced…2021-09-15T14:24:04+01:00

Next Generation Fujinon XF23mm F/1.4 R LM WR Lens…


A new and completely redesigned XF23mm F/1.4 R LM WR lens has also been announced for 'X' series users.Looking at the optical details, this is certainly the case. There are some impressive sounding changes to enrich performance in many ways.Certainly sounds impressive potential for those looking for a conventional angle of view on Fuji's 'X' [...]

Next Generation Fujinon XF23mm F/1.4 R LM WR Lens…2021-09-15T15:33:26+01:00

Fuji Announce XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR Lens…


A flurry of announcements today from Fujifilm across both 'X" and 'GF-X' series products. The XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR is a new high resolution, high performance optic. Sounds impressive with a promise of high quality aberration control and pleasing overall look that many seem to like from Fujinon optics. Here are the announced details. John. [...]

Fuji Announce XF33mmF1.4 R LM WR Lens…2021-09-15T15:32:45+01:00