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Panasonic Lumix GX850 Review @ Neocamera

Panasonic changed their compact Micro Four-Thirds series by introducing the GX850 to replace the previous GM-series. The new Lumix GX850 is a small mirrorless camera built around the a faster 16 megapixels CMOS sensor paired with a new processor to allow 4K video recording.

Panasonic GX850 Review

Neocamera just reviewed this diminutive mirrorless digital camera, exploring its revised interface and providing an in-depth analysis of the performance of the GX850. Crucially, they compare this camera across types as an option to weigh, not just versus other mirrorless, but also against premium compact cameras offered at a similar price.

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Cameras Firmware Updates Panasonic

Panasonic VariCam 35 4K and Varicam HS Professional Camera/Recorders: Firmware Update (Sep 19, 2017 JST) Provides Improvements

The following video presents THE WORLD HERITAGE IN 4K -CROATIA BEHIND THE SCENES:
The bountiful nature and the various expressions of water in Croatia were captured in vivid 4K using Panasonic’s 4K camera, VARICAM 35, and the Codex V-RAW Recorder. This video introduces behind the scenes highlights during the shooting. Through the interviews of a VARICAM 35 developer and users, you will see the features of VARICAM 35.

Panasonic recently released the following firmware update – Sep 19, 2017 (JST):

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Varicam 35 (Model AU-V35C1G): 7.50-00-0.01
Varicam HS (Model AU-V23HS1G): 7.50-00-0.00

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Fujifilm Lenses

Fujifilm Showcased FUJINON UA24x7.8, the World’s Smallest & Lightest 4K Broadcast Lens, and New Zoom Control Servos for MK Cinema Lenses at the NAB Show New York 2017

The following video presents FUJINON MK Lens – Image movie making / FUJIFILM:

At the NAB Show New York this week (October 18-19), Fujifilm showcased the world’s smallest and lightest broadcast lens supporting 4K production, the FUJINON UA24x7.8; along with the FUJINON MK Series of cinema lenses – FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 – and new zoom control servos for the MK lenses from Chrosziel and Heden.

FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 (left) and FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 (right)

FUJINON MK18-55mm T2.9 (left) and FUJINON MK50-135mm T2.9 (right)

PRESS RELEASE

NAB SHOW NY: FUJIFILM DEMOS SMALLEST, LIGHTEST 4K BROADCAST LENS; MK SERIES OF CINE LENSES; CHROSZIEL AND HEDEN ZOOM CONTROLS

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Samyang

Rokinon (Samyang) AF 35mm F1.4 FE is a High Speed, Wide Angle Auto Focus Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras in Sony E Mount: For Professional Photography Including Low-Light Events, Landscapes & Portraits

The following video presents Samyang Optics – 40 Years of Journey to the Light on Vimeo:

This is an update to the previous blog, Rokinon (Samyang) AF 35mm F2.8 FE is a Compact & Lightweight Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless Cameras in Sony E Mount.

Samyang Optics recently introduced their fourth autofocus lens: AF 35mm F1.4 FE.

  • Samyang lenses are also branded as Rokinon.
Rokinon AF 35mm F1.4 FE

Rokinon AF 35mm F1.4 FE

ROKINON’s Auto Focus System Grows to Four in November with the NEW #ROKINON 35mm F1.4 AF High Speed #FullFrame Auto Focus Lens for #SonyE. This #fastwideangle utilizes a new, quiet, fast, and precise IF (Internal Focusing) autofocus system and is designed to meet, and even exceed the performance of its direct competition.

Specifications

Specifications

NEWS RELEASE

Samyang Announces the Fourth Autofocus Lens – AF 35mm F1.4 FE

Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE Lens, Sony ILCE-7R Camera: Photo by Nic Taylor

Samyang AF 35mm F1.4 FE Lens, Sony ILCE-7R Camera: Photo by Nic Taylor

October 10th, 2017, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) is pleased to announce the release of their fourth autofocus lens: AF 35mm F1.4 FE. The bright F1.4 aperture and absolute resolution turn every moment into artwork. This lens now expands Samyang’s autofocus lens line-up to four which includes three existing autofocus lenses, AF 14mm F2.8 FE, AF 35mm F2.8 FE and AF 50mm F1.4 FE.

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Lenses Zeiss

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 High-Speed Prime Lens for DSLR Cameras Nikon F and Canon EF: For Landscape & Architecture Photography, Journalistic Shots and Videos, Low-Light Shooting

The following video presents ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25:
Capturing perfect moments with exquisite detail is what this lens is all about. No matter if you are photographing landscapes or architectural features, the outstanding edge-to-edge quality ensures impressive results. The completely redesigned ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 will impress you thanks to its remarkably consistent performance in a variety of areas: outstanding edge-to-edge quality enables you to even position your main subject far away from the center of the image. Even at full aperture, outstanding results with high-contrast, crisp images, make this lens the go-to choice even in low-light conditions. Both the finest structures of the subject in the foreground as well as distant image elements can be rendered perfectly due to the advanced floating elements design of the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25.

Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F (left) and Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF (right)

Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F (left) and Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF (right)

PRESS RELEASE

DSLR Lens ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25

ZEISS Unveils High-Speed DSLR Lens: ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25

With its new wide-angle focal length, the ZEISS Milvus family now boasts eleven lenses for single-lens reflex cameras, including four focal lengths with a maximum aperture of 1.4, which are perfect for videographers too.

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The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 is the latest focal length to be added to ZEISS’s largest range of lenses for full-frame single-lens reflex cameras. The lens, which was developed for the DSLR systems from Canon1 is a trademark or registered trademark of Canon Inc. and/or other members of the Canon Group. and Nikon2 is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation., is suitable primarily for landscape and architecture photography, and for journalistic shots and videos. “The completely new optical design ensures superior performance across the entire image field,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “This results in high-contrast photos and a harmonious bokeh.”

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25: Photo by Tim Allrich

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25: Photo by Tim Allrich

High-speed wide-angle lens

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25: Photo by Tim Allrich

ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25: Photo by Tim Allrich

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Leica Lenses

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 is the New Soft Focus Lens for the Leica M-System: To Produce Dreamlike, Romantic Look & Bokeh and Unique Effects with Light

The following video presents Leica Lenses (English) from Leica Camera on Vimeo:
Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect. In the age where technology almost inevitably means mass manufacturing, Leica products are still made with exacting precision by the hands of highly-trained technicians.

This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and making of Leica lenses in the production facilities of Leica Camera AG.

Leica just announced the new Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 lens for the Leica M-System.

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

Leica: Original Thambar lens (left), new Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 (right)

Leica: Original Thambar lens (left), new Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 (right)

  • “Much like the Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 re-issue last year, the Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 (above, right) features a similar optical design to the original Thambar (above, left), which was produced from 1930-1939, but with modern construction and lens coatings (and it’s 6-bit coded too!).”
Lens mount – Leica M quick-change bayonet with 6 bit lens identification bar code for digital M models:
The 6 bit lens identification bar code (8) situated on the bayonet flange enables the digital Leica M models to identify the attached type of lens. This information is utilized by the camera to optimize exposure and image data.
Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

The key highlights of the Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 include:

  • Optical design similar to the original Thambar-M 9 cm f/2.2.
  • Lens elements are now single-coated to protect the glass from the elements and corrosion.
Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

  • Ensures the same, distinctive dreamy, soft focus look and unmistakable bokeh.
Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

  • Provides unmistakable imaging signature which cannot be reproduced by other lenses or digital processing.
Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Image Courtesy of Leica

  • Same proportions as original lens, with black paint finish and red and white aperture scales. Red scale applies when the included center spot filter is in place, for a more dramatic soft focus effect. When working without the center spot filter, the white aperture scale is used.
Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Components and Materials, Which are Used in its Assembly: Image Courtesy of Leica

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Components and Materials, Which are Used in its Assembly: Image Courtesy of Leica

  • Meticulously crafted to the highest quality standards, with a primary focus on high-grade materials and durability.
Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 (left to right): Center spot glass filter with metal rim, metal lens cap, and metal lens hood

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2 (left to right): Center spot glass filter with metal rim, metal lens cap, and metal lens hood

  • Made in Germany, with a delivery scope that includes: metal lens hood, center spot glass filter with metal rim, metal lens cap and a hard leather case in vintage brown color – similar to the original.
Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Hard leather case in vintage brown color

Leica Thambar-M 90mm f/2.2: Hard leather case in vintage brown color

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Cameras Nikon

Nikon Canada is the Official Camera Sponsor of Alpine Canada National Teams for Alpine, Para-Alpine and Ski Cross Racing, 2017-18 Season

This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon Canada + Alpine Canada: Nikon KeyMission 360 Camera Captures 360° Video to Create an Immersive World in 4K Resolution to Help Visually Impaired Paralympic Skiing Champion See Track Clearly for the First Time.

Nikon KeyMission 360, side view

Nikon KeyMission 360, side view

Nikon Shot of the Day album: 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships

Nikon Shot of the Day album: 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships

  • Alpine Canada partnered with Nikon during the 2016-17 season, capturing 360° video content and ‘Shot of the Day’ images at the 2017 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup at Blue Mountain, Ontario, and the 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
Nikon KeyMission 360, front view

Nikon KeyMission 360, front view

Nikon Shot of the Day album: 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships

Nikon Shot of the Day album: 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships

The following video presents Nikon KeyMission 360: What is 360°?:
Delve into the exciting world of virtual reality with the KeyMission 360. With two ultra-wide angle NIKKOR lenses in the front and the back, the KeyMission 360 is able to capture the entire spherical field of view. The images are then automatically stitched together in-camera to create a 4K UHD-quality image. Immerse yourself in a dynamic 360° adventure with the new KeyMission 360 action camera, equipped with 4K UHD video recording, time-lapse shooting and the superior imaging quality of NIKKOR lenses. Waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof, its small and portable size packs a punch and is compatible with a wide variety of mounts.

Nikon Shot of the Day album

Nikon Shot of the Day album

PRESS RELEASE

NIKON CANADA OFFICIAL CAMERA OF ALPINE CANADA NATIONAL TEAMS

Nikon Shot of the Day album: 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships

Nikon Shot of the Day album: 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships

Calgary, Alta. (October 17, 2017) – Nikon Canada joins Alpine Canada for the 2017-18 season as the Official Camera Partner of the Canadian Ski Teams. After a successful 2016-17 season as the headgear sponsor for para-alpine athletes Mac Marcoux and Jack Leitch, Nikon Canada has extended and expanded its partnership to the entire Alpine Canada organization, supporting all three national teams financially and with invaluable Nikon products and technology.

Nikon Shot of the Day album: 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships

Nikon Shot of the Day album: 2017 Sport Chek Canadian Championships

“We are excited for Nikon Canada to officially join the Alpine Canada family of partners, expanding upon our relationship together last season,” said Alpine Canada President and CEO, Mark Rubinstein. “Our teams will undoubtedly benefit from the great products under the Nikon umbrella, providing our coaches with best-in-class technology in the capture and analysis of our athletes while training and on tour.” (more…)

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Olympus Reviews on the Web

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Review @ Neocamera

 

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is the latest flagship Olympus mirrorless. This Micro Four-Thirds cameras boasts a 20 megapixels CMOS sensor that can continuously capture full-resolution images at a whopping 60 FPS. The sensor offers both Contrast-Detection and a 121-Point Phase-Detect AF system to track focus at speeds up to 18 FPS. This incredible speed takes aim at the sport photography market, currently dominated by DSLRs.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Review

Neocamera recently reviewed the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II and took it through its paces with a critical eye on how it suits the needs of sports photographer. Be sure to check out the demonstration of image-stabilization that shows how the 5-axis in-body stabilization of the E-M1 Mark II can compensate for having to shoot at high-ISO.

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