Cameras Canon

Canon EOS Ra Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Features Modified IR Filter For Astrophotography: Lightweight & Compact, RF Mount Design, 30.3MP CMOS Sensor, OLED Electronic Viewfinder, High Sensitivity, Low-noise Performance, 4K Time-lapse Shooting, 30x Maximum Magnification, Dust- & Water-resistant Sealing

The Canon EOS Ra (EOS R astrophotography) is the first mirrorless camera specially designed for astrophotography. That Canon should be the first mirrorless camera manufacturer to satisfy the needs of this specialized market says a lot about its commitment to its full-frame EOS R mirrorless series.

Targeting the needs of astrophotographers, the new EOS Ra full-frame mirrorless camera is based on the EOS R and incorporates the RF mount design, 30.3MP CMOS sensor, high-precision electronic viewfinder, high-sensitivity, low-noise performance and 4K time-lapse shooting. The infrared cutoff filter in front of the sensor has been modified to allow four times greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha (Hα) light of 656.3 nm compared to the original EOS R, and that helps to capture high-precision images of the deep-red wavelengths emitted by nebulae in vivid color, without any special camera alterations. Also, a 30x maximum magnification allows extremely precise manual focus adjustments.

Canon EOS Ra: Shooting Mode: Bulb, Shutter Speed (TV): 89.9, Aperture (AV):2.8, ISO Speed: 1250, Lens: EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, White Balance: Color Temperature (4800K), Picture Style: Standard: Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon EOS Ra: Shooting Mode: Bulb, Shutter Speed (TV): 89.9, Aperture (AV):2.8, ISO Speed: 1250, Lens: EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, White Balance: Color Temperature (4800K), Picture Style: Standard: Image Courtesy of Canon

An optional accessory that would be a must-have for this kind of photography is an AC adapter kit, which allows the camera to be powered through an AC wall outlet or a battery-powered inverter. Other optional accessories include a BG-E22 battery grip and three EF-EOS R mount adapters to accommodate the entire range of over seventy EF and EF-S lenses.

Canon Lenses

Note that, because of the modified IR filter, Canon does not recommend the EOS Ra for general photography, since the camera cannot achieve normal color balance when shooting subjects that emit or reflect infrared radiation. However, Sky&Telescope has tried it for normal daytime photography using Auto and Daylight white balance, with interesting results.

How easy is it to attach the EOS Ra to a telescope? In an article on Canon UK, Canon professional imaging specialist and astrophotographer Matteo La Torre writes that the attachment “is less complex than with a DSLR, thanks to the short flange distance and large diameter mount of the EOS R System. You can attach the EOS Ra directly to the eyepiece holder of the telescope via a T2-RF adapter ring or by using one of the EF-EOS R mount adapters and a T2-EF ring. Alternatively, you can fit a lens to the EOS Ra and mount this on the telescope using a static or tilting ‘piggyback’ device, which enables the telescope and camera lens to be aligned and track the sky in parallel.

The following video presents Canon EOS Ra – Astrophotography Camera | First Look:
Introducing the Canon EOS Ra, built for astrophotographers! This full-frame mirrorless camera was made for photographing the stars and other celestial bodies, with features like 4K video and 4K time lapse, 30x magnification, silent shutter, long battery life, and more!

Canon EOS Ra

Canon EOS Ra

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Capture The Beauty Of The Night Sky With Canon’s First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera For Astrophotography

Introducing the EOS Ra Camera with Specialized Filtration that Delivers Four Times Greater Hydrogen-alpha Wavelength (656.3 nm) Transmittance Compared to the EOS R

Canon EOS Ra

Canon EOS Ra

MELVILLE, NY, November 5, 2019 – In the words of poet Quintus Ennius, “No one regards what is before his or her feet; we all gaze at the stars.” Helping to gaze and capture the beauty of the stars and beyond, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera for astrophotography, the EOS Ra. This new camera was built off the EOS R system combining new features, such as four times greater transmittance of hydrogen-alpha (Hα) light of 656.3 nm compared to the original EOS R. For astrophotographers and hobbyists who enjoy capturing the detailed splendor of the night sky, the new EOS Ra will be an ideal camera to shoot with.

Canon EOS Ra: Shooting Mode: Bulb, Shutter Speed (TV): 119.9, Aperture (AV):2.8, ISO Speed: 1600, Lens: EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, White Balance: Color Temperature (4200K), Picture Style: Standard: Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon EOS Ra: Shooting Mode: Bulb, Shutter Speed (TV): 119.9, Aperture (AV): 2.8, ISO Speed: 1600, Lens: EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, White Balance: Color Temperature (4200K), Picture Style: Standard: Image Courtesy of Canon

“Since the introduction of the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system last fall, Canon has remained committed to launching a line of impressive and innovative EOS R models and a strong variety of RF lenses and accessories to meet the needs of every skill level of photographer,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “As a group of photographers who are passionate about capturing what we can’t see with our naked eyes, the new EOS Ra is designed for astrophotographers looking to capture vivid imagery of the night sky.”

Canon EOS Ra: Shooting Mode: Bulb, Shutter Speed (TV): 8, Aperture (AV):2.0, ISO Speed: 8000, Lens: EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, White Balance: Color Temperature (4600K), Picture Style: Standard: Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon EOS Ra: Shooting Mode: Bulb, Shutter Speed (TV): 8, Aperture (AV):2.0, ISO Speed: 8000, Lens: EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, White Balance: Color Temperature (4600K), Picture Style: Standard: Image Courtesy of Canon

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Cameras Leica

Leica SL2 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Features 47-MP, In-Body Image Stabilization, Improved AF, Three-Button Controls, and Improved Weather Sealing

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A New Icon: Leica Camera Announces the New Leica SL2, Successor to the Trailblazing Leica SL

New camera resets the tone for the mirrorless market

November 6, 2019 – Building on the foundation established in 2015 with the visionary Leica SL-System, Leica Camera proudly introduces the Leica SL2, the storied brand’s new icon and next evolutionary step towards building the perfect all-purpose camera. By listening closely to the valued feedback of photographers and existing SL owners, Leica made many efforts to push the envelope of technological innovation and performance while respecting its heritage of design and legacy. In addition to a technical marvel of pure performance and unmatched build quality, the Leica SL2 is also a joyous experience to use with improved ergonomics and more comfortable grip married to the well-established, simplified three-button control layout, further unifying the Leica design language across multiple product lines. While cutting-edge new features such as in-body image stabilization unlocks newfound potential from legendary Leica M-Lenses, it simultaneously augments the growing selection of SL Lenses which are some of the finest optics Leica has ever produced. The Leica SL2 is the natural evolution of the innovative Leica SL, serving as a groundbreaking embrace of the future of digital photography and videography while paying homage to its respected history and lineage.
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Cameras Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Rangefinder for Street Photographers & Photojournalists: 26.1MP, Improved Hybrid Optical + 3.69M-dot OLED EVF, 1.62M-dot Tilt Touch LCD, 1.28-inch Back Mini Color Display, Phase-detection AF with Luminance of -6EV (Close to Absolute Darkness), 4K Video, Weather Resistant, Durable Titanium Body, Film Simulation Modes Include CLASSIC Neg.

FUJIFILM North America Corporation has officially announced the launch of the X-Pro3, the latest digital rangefinder from the X Series range of APS-C mirrorless cameras. The X-Pro3 has a particular audience in mind: those who like to keep “in the moment” — and attempts to combine “all the feeling of film with all the ease and quality of digital.” It has also one of the most durable camera bodies in FUJIFILM camera history, thanks to the exterior use of titanium top and base plates.

Fujifilm X-Pro3, Black: Hidden Tilting Touchscreen with the 1.28 inch Color Memory LCD Monitor which is set in the standard mode as shown above

Fujifilm X-Pro3, Black: Hidden Tilting Touchscreen with the 1.28 inch Color Memory LCD Monitor which is set in the standard mode as shown above

 

Fujifilm X-Pro3 (DR Black): Hidden Touchscreen opens

Fujifilm X-Pro3 (DR Black): Hidden Touchscreen opens

Not satisfied with a distinctly retro camera with dedicated control dials and hybrid optical/electronic viewfinder, the Fujifilm X-Pro3 takes nostalgia one step further down the retro path with the introduction of an always-on rear 1.28-inch color Memory LCD on the back part of the LCD (which is turned inward in its default “closed” position). This square LCD displays shooting settings even when the camera is turned off. The “Classic” mode setting displays the Film Simulation, white balance and other settings reminiscent of film cameras where the photographer would tear off the top cover of a film box and slide it into the back slot on the back of the camera to remind himself of the type of film he was using in the camera. The “Standard” mode displays shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, the number of remaining frames, and other shooting settings in plain numbers and icons — similar to the top LCD on many pro-level cameras.

Fujifilm X-Pro3

Fujifilm X-Pro3

Fujifilm X-Pro3, Black: Hidden Tilting Touchscreen: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-Pro3, Black: Hidden Tilting Touchscreen: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

 

Fujifilm X-Pro3 (DR Black): 180-Degree Tilting Touchscreen

Fujifilm X-Pro3 (DR Black): 180-Degree Tilting Touchscreen

As mentioned, the LCD is unusual in that it is turned inward in its default “closed” position to “keep photographers looking through the viewfinder.” Apparently Fujifilm wants photographers to enjoy shooting through the viewfinder, and to that effect it has improved both the optical viewfinder (clearer, less distortion, larger angle of view) and the EVF (higher resolution and contrast, wider color space, brighter, higher frame rate) on the X-Pro3. However, if you do insist in actually using the LCD, you can tilt it almost 180° downward to reveal a 1.62M-dot Tilt Touch display. This allows you to shoot from the waist or at ground level. I’m not sure how easy it will be use the LCD to shoot above your head, unless you awkwardly hold the camera upside down.

Fujifilm X-Pro3: OVF/EVF Combination, a hybrid viewfinder: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-Pro3: OVF/EVF Combination, a hybrid viewfinder: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

 

Fujifilm X-Pro3: © Stefan Finger shoots journalistic wedding photography

Fujifilm X-Pro3: © Stefan Finger shoots journalistic wedding photography

A new “Classic Negative” Film Simulation is also available, which emulates the classic Fujicolor Superia negative film that was normally used back then in the film days for everyday snapshots.

Fujifilm X-Pro3: "Classic Negative" Film Simulation: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

Fujifilm X-Pro3: “Classic Negative” Film Simulation: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm

It is great to see Fujifilm giving the X-Pro Series its own distinct personality. It is the small and unique features only available on the X-Pro3 that will tug at your heartstring. The X-Pro3 features a weather-resistant body, fast and precise AF, beautiful color capture, low noise high ISO capability, and the ability to lock focus at close to absolute darkness (-6EV).

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Low-light Shooting: AF system operates down to -6EV: © Tomasz Lazar

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Low-light Shooting: AF system operates down to -6EV: © Tomasz Lazar

Fujifilm is sticking to an update cycle for its X-Pro Series digital rangefinder mirrorless camera of about every four years. The X-Pro1 was released in February 2012, the X-Pro2 in March 2016, and today the X-Pro3 is announced to be released late Fall 2019. US and Canadian prices are in the press release below.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Low-light Shooting: © Patrick La Roque(Canada); XF18mmF2 R | F2.0 | 1/200sec. | ISO 160

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Low-light Shooting: © Patrick La Roque (Canada); XF18mmF2 R | F2.0 | 1/200sec. | ISO 160

The following video presents Introducing the FUJIFILM X-Pro3:
It’s here! We’re so excited to introduce the X-Pro3. Created with street photographers and photojournalists in mind, the features of the X-Pro3 are all designed to keep the photographer focused on its subject. X-Pro3’s revolutionary hybrid OVF/EVF and hidden LCD touchscreen keeps the photographer in the moment, while the state-of-the-art imaging sensor, high-quality 4k video, and unparalleled color reproduction & film simulation modes ensure spectacular results. X-Pro3 is a true photographer’s tool that combines all the feeling of film with all the ease and quality of digital.

PRESS RELEASE

Fujifilm X-Pro3 (DR Silver)

Fujifilm X-Pro3 (DR Silver)

FUJIFILM INTRODUCES THE X-PRO3 – A RETURN TO THE CRAFT AND HEART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Fujifilm X-Pro3: © Stefan Finger

Fujifilm X-Pro3: © Stefan Finger

Valhalla, New York, October 23, 2019 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-Pro3, the latest rangefinder from the X Series range of mirrorless digital cameras, and perfect for photographers on the move who want top-level features, a low profile, and reliable durability.

Fujifilm X-Pro3: © Suzanne Stein "uses X-Pro3 to paint a genuine picture of life on the streets of New York City"

Fujifilm X-Pro3: © Suzanne Stein “uses X-Pro3 to paint a genuine picture of life on the streets of New York City”

Created with street photographers and photojournalists in mind, the features of the X-Pro3 are designed to keep the photographer focused on the subject. Its revolutionary hybrid OVF/EVF and hidden LCD touchscreen keeps the photographer in the moment, while its state-of-the-art imaging sensor and high-quality 4k video ensure spectacular results. X-Pro3 is a true photographer’s tool that combines all the feeling of film with all the ease and quality of digital. The X-Pro3 is one of the most durable camera bodies in FUJIFILM camera history, thanks to the exterior use of titanium, known for its outstanding strength-to-weight ratio.

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Low-light Shooting: © Mario Cruz(Portugal)| XF23mmF1.4 R | F1.4 | 1/1000sec. | ISO 1600

Fujifilm X-Pro3 Low-light Shooting: © Mario Cruz (Portugal)| XF23mmF1.4 R | F1.4 | 1/1000sec. | ISO 1600

Two color variations will be available with additional DuratectTM*1 (DR) surface- hardening technology for extra toughness and premium finish. The X-Pro3 uses the back illuminated 26.1MP X-TRANS CMOS 4 sensor and the X-Processor 4 image processing engine, first seen in the FUJIFILM X-T3 and then the FUJIFILM X-T30. Using this combination and new firmware, the phase-detection AF now works down to a luminance of -6EV; close to absolute darkness. Also new is CLASSIC Neg. Film Simulation mode, which is designed to simulate color negative film that was normally used for everyday snapshots.

Fujifilm X-Pro3: © Jonas Rask(Denmark) | XF23mmF2 R WR | F5.6 | 1/1500sec. | ISO 800

Fujifilm X-Pro3: © Jonas Rask (Denmark) | XF23mmF2 R WR | F5.6 | 1/1500sec. | ISO 800

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Cameras Canon

Canon Develops Flagship Full-Frame EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR for Sports & Wildlife: Faster Frame Rates with Full AF and AE, 4K 60p Movie 10-bit 4:2:2 Canon Log, 10-bit HEIF, Higher RAW Max Burst, Increased AF Areas, Improved Tracking in OVF and LV, New AF Algorithm, Illuminated Rear-side Buttons

As much as we continue to marvel at how good the DSLR can become, we also know that it has pretty much reached the peak of its development, and that its days are numbered.

Canon should know that, with every new improvement that they bring to their flagship full-frame DSLR camera, pro photographers would be expecting the same, if not more, features and capabilities on their upcoming flagship EOS R Pro mirrorless camera when it comes out later this year or early next year, hopefully ready for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

PRESS RELEASE

Powerful, Faster And Rugged: Canon Announces The Development Of The EOS-1D X Mark III Camera

MELVILLE, NY, October 24, 2019 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. is developing the highly anticipated Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Camera – the successor to the world-renowned and award-winning EOS-1D X Mark II. Ideal for sports and wildlife, the flagship DSLR is being engineered and designed using feedback from the worldwide community of EOS-1D X and EOS-1D X Mark II photographers. Continuing Canon’s rich heritage of creating first-rate optical products, the EOS-1D X Mark III offers an enhanced autofocus system, with dramatically improved still and video image quality and communication. When using this camera, professionals will have the confidence they will get ‘the shot’ and can deliver it at a competitive speed – faster than ever before – ideal for the increasingly fast-paced industry.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

“The innovations put forth by the new EOS-1D X Mark III will set the new standard for professional DSLR cameras and further cement Canon’s commitment to its professional photographers,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “In developing the new camera, Canon listened to extensive user-feedback from professionals out in the field. The result is a camera that has evolved from its predecessor and maintained the overall quality that professional photographers have come to expect from the Canon EOS-1D series.” (more…)

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Cameras Sigma

Sigma fp, the World’s Smallest & Lightest Full-frame Mirrorless Camera to Ship in US: Oct 25, $1,899 USD; Canada: November, $2,499.95 CAD

This is an update to the previous blog, SIGMA Seeks to Redefine the Camera with the SIGMA fp, the World’s Smallest & Lightest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera with L-Mount for Still & Cine Shooting: 24.6MP Bayer Sensor, 4K UHD/24fps Recording, Heat Sink Structure, Electronic Shutter, Seamless Transition Between Still & Cine Modes, Dust- and Splash-proof.

The Sigma fp, a full-frame mirrorless camera featuring 24.6-MP, 4K video, L-mount (shared with Leica and Panasonic), and weather-proof body — and recent winner of the “2019 GOOD DESIGN BEST 100” — was announced back on July 11, 2019. A release date and price have now been announced: October 25, 2019, body only priced at $1,899 USD in the US / November 2019, body only priced at 2,499.95 CAD in Canada.

The following video presents SIGMA fp Impression | Mikio HASUI:

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Sigma fp to Begin Shipping on October 25, 2019

Pricing for the Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera, will start at $1,899 USD

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its all-new full-frame mirrorless digital camera, the Sigma fp, will begin shipping on October 25, 2019. The Sigma fp will retail for $1,899 USD for the camera body alone and $2,199 USD for the camera with the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens from authorized Sigma dealers.
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Cameras Olympus

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III: Compact & Lightweight, 20-MP Fast Live MOS Sensor, 121-Point Hybrid AF, OLED EVF, 5.5 EV 5-Axis Image Stabilization, 30 FPS Continuous Shooting, Cinema 4K Video, Pro Capture, Anti-flicker Shooting, Live Composite, Focus Stacking, Dust-/Splash-/Freezeproof, Art Filters

The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is targeted to enthusiast photographers and features much of the cutting-edge technology found in the OM-D E-M1 Mark II professional model. The E-M5 III is just a tad bigger but lighter than the E-M5 II. It features 20 megapixel (16.5-MP on the E-M5 II) Live MOS sensor, powerful 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization with up to 5.5 EV (5.0 EV on the E-M5 II) steps of compensation (6.5 EV steps with Sync IS when an optically image stabilized lens is attached), a 2.36M-dot OLED EVF (LCD EVF on the E-M5 II), 30 frames per second sequential shooting (10 fps with continuous AF), 121-point all cross-type on-chip Phase Detection & Contrast Detection AF (only 81-point Contrast Detection AF on the E-M5 II) and Cinema 4K Video (only Full HD video on the E-M5 II) and Pro Capture. Other versatile shooting features include an AF Targeting Pad, Live Composite, Anti-Flickr and Focus Stacking. It has also built-in Bluetooth and improved weather-sealing.

The following video presents OM-D E-M5 Mark III Product Introduction Video

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens: Photo by Olympus Explorer Alexa Rakow

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III with M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO lens: Photo by Olympus Explorer Alexa Rakow

Key Specs

  1. Sensor Effective Resolution / Type
    20.4 Megapixel Live MOS
  2. Processor
    TruePic™ VIII Quad Core Processor
  3. Focusing System
    Dual F.A.S.T. AF (Contrast & Phase Detection AF) 121 Point (All Cross Type) On-Chip Phase Detection>
  4. Image Stabilization System
    5-Axis Image Stabilization with up to 6.5 Shutter Speed Steps Compensation with Sync-IS
  5. Viewfinder
    2.36M dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  6. Rear Monitor
    3.0″ Vari-Angle Touch LCD
  7. Weathersealed
    Dust, Splash and Freezeproof
  8. Sequential Shooting Speed
    10fps [H] mode 6fps [L] mode mechanical shutter
    30fps [H] mode 10fps [L] mode silent electronic shutter
  9. Special Features
    4k Video Capture (30/25/24 fps) with Flat Picture Mode
    30fps Silent Electronic Shutter
    PRO Capture Lag-Free Electronic Shutter Mode
    Fisheye Compensation Mode
    USB In-camera Charging

Weights & Dimensions

  • Weight
    Approx. 414g (with battery and memory card, based on CIPA standards)
    Approx. 366g (body only)
  • Dimensions
    W:125.3mm H:85.2mm D:49.7mm
    (based on CIPA standards: excludes protrusions)
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III (black) with 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III (black) with 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III (black) with 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens, and optional Dedicated External Grip ECG-5 for an expanded, sure grip, equipped with a shutter release and control dial

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III (black) with 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens, and optional Dedicated External Grip ECG-5 for an expanded, sure grip, equipped with a shutter release and control dial

NEW OLYMPUS OM-D® E-M5 MARK III EMPOWERS YOU TO BREAK FREE FROM HEAVY GEAR

A Compact, Lightweight Interchangeable Lens Camera Packed with Advanced Functions Derived from Professional OM-D Models

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 17, 2019 — Today, Olympus announces the newest addition to its OM- D lineup, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Featuring much of the cutting-edge technology found in the OM-D E-M1 Mark II professional model, this compact, lightweight, weathersealed camera includes a 20 megapixel Live MOS sensor, powerful 5-Axis in-body Image Stabilization with up to 5.5 EV steps of compensation (6.5 EV steps with Sync IS), 30 frames per second sequential shooting, high speed and high precision autofocus capabilities using 121-point all cross-type on-chip phase detection AF, as well  as versatile shooting features such as Live Composite and Focus Stacking and advanced features such as Cinema 4K Video and Pro Capture, all packed into a powerfully, portable body. Paired with the superior resolution of Olympus M.Zuiko® lenses, this weathersealed system is the ultimate travel companion for the on-the-go photography enthusiasts.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III with M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO lens: Photo by Olympus Explorer Alexa Rakow

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III with M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm F1.2 PRO lens: Photo by Olympus Explorer Alexa Rakow

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Lenses Nikon

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, the Fastest NIKKOR Lens Ever Made for the Z-Mount Mirrorless System for Portraits, Nighttime Photography & Astrophotography: Get 3-D Imaging with Dramatic Depth of Field, Elaborate Bokeh & Tack-sharp Point Images; Battery Pack MB-N10 for the Z 7 and Z 6 Mirrorless Cameras

The following video presents NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Tour:
We’re excited to officially announce the fastest NIKKOR lens ever made, the new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. With the largest maximum aperture of any NIKKOR lens, the groundbreaking Noct lens offers low light ability and extreme sharpness to capture unprecedented images. From stunning portraits to landscapes and astrophotography, images are rendered beautifully thanks to its vast depth-of field, intense bokeh and superb point-image reproduction.

Learn more about the one-of-a-kind Noct lens…

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Photo by Hideyuki Motegi

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Photo by Hideyuki Motegi

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A COVETED CLASSIC REBORN AS A MODERN MASTERPIECE: NIKON RELEASES THE FASTEST NIKKOR LENS EVER CREATED, THE NIKKOR Z 58MM f/0.95 S NOCT

Nikon Also Announces the New MB-N10 Battery Pack: Enhances Battery Life and Adds Additional Grip for Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 Users

MISSISSAUGA, ON– Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announced the fastest NIKKOR lens ever made, the new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct. The Noct is a one-of-a-kind lens that pays homage to the extraordinary optical legacy that the previous Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 lens established, while demonstrating the superiority and potential of the Nikon Z Mount. Created for the most discerning photographers, the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is an exclusively manual focus prime lens with an incredible maximum aperture of f/0.95 for a truly dramatic depth of field and next-level low light performance.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Image Courtesy of Nikon

The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is in a class of its own, offering low light ability and extreme sharpness that excels in the hands of a capable creator. From stunning portraits to landscapes or astrophotography, all images are rendered beautifully thanks to its vast depth-of field control, seductive bokeh and superb point-image reproduction.

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Image Courtesy of Nikon

Nikon NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct: Image Courtesy of Nikon

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Cameras Lenses Nikon

Nikon: Z 50, Nikon’s First APS-C (DX-Format) Mirrorless Camera with Flip-down Selfie Touchscreen – Lightweight, Highest Standard Sensitivity, Eye-Detection AF, Fast 11 fps (with AF/AE) Continuous Shooting, 4K Video; Ultra-compact NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and Slim Telephoto Zoom NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR: In-lens Optical Vibration Reduction

Today, Nikon Canada announced the new Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera and two new lenses in the NIKKOR Z series.

The Nikon Z 50 is a 20.9-MP APS-C (DX-format) mirrorless that uses the same Z-mount as in the full-frame (FX-format) Z 7 and Z 6 mirrorless cameras. The Z 50 features a 209-point Hybrid AF System, Eye-Detection AF, 11 fps (with AF/AE) Continuous Shooting, a selfie-friendly 3.2-inch LCD flip-down-to-face-forward touchscreen, 4K video, 120p slow-motion video, time-lapse, interval timer, in-camera video trimming, 20 Creative Picture Controls, silent shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Though the Z 50 does not have in-body image stabilization, an electronic stabilization is available when shooting Full HD or 4K video.

The following video presents Nikon Z 50: Product Tour:
Take a tour of the new Z 50. Capture every moment and adventure of yours with its intuitive design, smart user interface, and comfortable camera body.

Take it with you the next time you go exploring and share your experiences with the world.

Tell your story with the Z 50…

The first two lenses to support the new Z DX-format are the ultra-compact NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the slim NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR, both featuring in-lens optical Vibration Reduction (VR), with camera shake compensation equivalent to 4.5 stops and 5.0 stops, respectively.

Nikon Z 50 with NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

Nikon Z 50 with NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

The following video presents Nikon Z 50 First Look:
Nikon Canada’s Mark Cruz examines the first member of the Z series to have a DX sensor, the Z 50. This incredibly lightweight yet durable body inherits much from the larger Z 7 and Z 6, including great ergonomics and the Z mount. If you’re looking for a content-creating camera that’s easy to take anywhere, provides amazing 4K UHD video, and has an easy-to-use Hybrid AF system with Eye-AF, look no further than the Z 50.

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A BIGGER MOUNT TO SHARE THE BOLDEST IDEAS: IT’S EASY TO TAKE CREATIVITY FURTHER WITH THE LIGHTWEIGHT NIKON Z 50 MIRRORLESS CAMERA

Nikon Also Announces the New NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR, Two New Lenses That Deliver Incredible Image Quality and Outstanding Portability

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Today, Nikon Canada Inc. announced the next Z series mirrorless camera, the DX-format Nikon Z 50, along with two new companion NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR. The new Z 50 takes full advantage of Nikon’s larger Z-mount, providing creators of all types with the most innovative optical system for superior image and video quality. The compact and lightweight Z 50 was made for unique individuals seeking a camera that has the speed, portability and style to keep pace and share their creative storytelling and imagination, especially when paired with the new ultra-compact 16-50mm zoom and the slim 50-250mm telephoto zoom.

When a sudden case of jet-set wanderlust strikes, or if there’s an idea that just has to be shared in 4K, the Z 50 is the unobtrusive companion that promises to help deliver content that truly stands out. This is Nikon’s first DX-format mirrorless camera, delivering a more compact lightweight system to those upgrading to mirrorless or discovering the Nikon Z mount system. The new Z 50 offers an ergonomic design, intuitive operability and the steadfast reliability Nikon is known for, but in a slimmer, lightweight and attainable body. Taking advantage of the Nikon Z mount, the Z 50 produces stunning image quality and provides optimal performance for any type of content creation, from still photography to high-quality 4K video.
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