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Laowa 12mm f/2.8 and Laowa 15mm f/2 – 2 UWA lenses from Venus optics with close to zero distortion!

There were so many exciting gadgets on Photokina, that it was easy to miss two very interesting lenses. Luckily my friend mentioned Irix lenses, and while I didn't find their stand, I spot instead Laowa. Venus Optics - producer of Laowa lenses is a new Chinese camera lens manufacturer based in Hefei, Anhui, which already…

The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/85 is particularly well suited for portrait photography and, due to its optical design, meets the demands of modern still photography and videography. 0

Zeiss Loxia 85/2.4 introduced. We will try it on Photokina in a few days.

Today Zeiss officially announced new lens for its Loxia line, made exclusively for Sony E mount (for now). New lens occupies traditional portrait focal length and we hope to get hands on it at upcoming Photokina. While this is certainly interesting proposition, I have to admit that it makes me feel very old and confused.…

ZEISS Lens Gears are available in four different sizes for all ZEISS Otus, ZEISS Milvus and ZEISS Loxia lenses 0

ZEISS at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas

Good news for video makers who love Zeiss lenses. Zeiss is introducing set of gear focus rings for Otus, Milvus and Loxia lenses. On top of that Otus and Loxia lenses can be purchased as a set in a top notch carrying case that will protect them on location. Here is related announcement with the…

The three full-frame ZEISS Batis lenses with OLED display to show focus distance and depth of field. 0

Zeiss Batis 18/2.8 on the way!

Third to the Batis party, ultra wide-angle from Zeiss, made exclusively for Sony E mount - Zeiss Batis 18/2.8 is coming soon! (May 2016 in the stores) Unlike it's SLR predecessor - Distagon 18/3.5 (later Milvus 18/3.5) new Batis is 1/2 stop faster and Zeiss declare excellent sharpness across the frame. The new ZEISS Batis…

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Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4, King line from Zeiss expands horizons.

6 new Milvuse lenses weren't enough, not even new Loxia 21/2.8 filled the glass. Zeiss announced another stellar lens, (making it 8 in approx. 1 month) new 28mm f/1.4 from their stellar Otus line. Lens is supposed to come to the shelves in the second quarter of 2016, so we will have to wait for…

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ZEISS Camera Lenses Press Event

We are heading to Oberkochen, to the Zeiss Camera Lenses Press Event, where we were told to expect several new lens announcements. Among others, we expect to see at least one new Otus and one Loxia, so stay tuned and keep checking this rolling report. We also hope to get the chance to talk to Zeiss…

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Firmware 1.20 for Sony A6000 (ILCE 6000) and A7 (ILCE 7) model line (A7, A7r, A7s and A7MII)

Just a short notice that new firmware 1.20 for Sony A6000 and A7 models (A7, A7r, A7s and A7 MII) was released. You can download it from the following links: Sony ILCE-7 (Sony A7) - Sony ILCE-7r (Sony A7r) - Sony ILCE-7s (Sony A7s) - Sony ILCE-7MII (Sony A 7 Mark II) - Sony ILCE-6000…

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Olympus E-M5II and sensor shift technology – 40Mpx from MFT?

According to the, Olympus migh shortly introduce successor of their OMD-EM5 camera, that seems to be discontinued. The most exciting part of this rumor is speculation about sensor shift technology that will allow to capture 40mpx images (made out of 8 captures), most probably similar to the Hasselblad H5D-200C technology. This feature should make…

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Fujifilm X-M1, XQ1 a S1 – new firmware

Fujifilm released new firmware for its  X-M1, XQ1 a S1 cameras.   You can find out more and download firmware from following links: XQ1 Firmware Update Ver.1.20 X-M1 Firmware Update Ver.1.20 FinePix S1 Firmware Update Ver.1.01    

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