Today Nikon announced the NIKKOR Z 17-28 f/2.8 Zoom full-frame lens for its Z-mount mirrorless cameras. It’s basically an ultra-wide angle lens (with 1.6x optical zoom) with a large F2.8 aperture for low-light shooting and beautiful bokeh. It is targeted to “storytellers, captivating the viewer with vast landscapes, grand interiors or enveloping their senses with the starry night sky.” It is light at 450g (15.9 oz), and features internal zooming which make it ideal for use on a gimbal since the balance of the lens never changes. The lens is sealed to prevent entry of dust and water droplets with an antifouling coating on the front element for easy wiping of dirt, smudges and fingerprints. It accepts 67mm filters.
WIDE, BRIGHT AND SUPER-LIGHT: GET MORE OF THE STORY WITH THE NEW NIKKOR Z 17-28 F/2.8
Capture the Big Picture with Nikon’s Latest Affordable f/2.8 Zoom Lens
MISSISSAUGA, ON, September 20, 2022 – Nikon Canada Inc. has announced the NIKKOR Z 17-28 f/2.8, the latest addition to the growing selection of extremely capable and very affordable f/2.8 zoom lenses. This new full-frame lens combines the versatility of an ultra-wide angle of field view with the benefits of large fixed aperture, putting low-light performance and gorgeous bokeh within reach.
The NIKKOR Z 17-28 f/2.8 is a lens for storytellers, captivating the viewer with vast landscapes, grand interiors or enveloping their senses with the starry night sky. The combination of the ultra-wide angle perspective and bright constant f/2.8 aperture liberates the creator, turning everyday scenes into impressive images and videos that grab the viewers’ attention or establish the scene. This wide aperture not only enhances the lens’s low light performance, but also creates a gorgeous out-of-focus area to make the subject pop. Scenes that were previously difficult to photograph are easier than ever to capture in vibrant detail, such as a packed dance floor at a wedding reception or a backlit subject within a cityscape. (more…)
DJI has announced its latest action camera, the Osmo Action 3. Highlights include a quick-release design for easy horizontal and vertical mounting, additional -20°C (-4°F) cold resistance, 16m waterproof capability and 160-min battery life with fast 18-min (80%) fast charging.
The Osmo Action 3 features a 1/1.7-inch sensor, 4K/120fps video, 155° Super-Wide FOV, Horizon Steady, dual front and back color touchscreens, Color Temperature Calibration that adjusts white balance and AE for highly accurate colors when scuba or free diving, RockSteady 3.0 Electronic IS, 1.5-m drop-resistant Gorilla Glass on the front screen, rear screen and lens protective cover, voice control, InvisiStick for skiing using the DJI Mimo app, and support for Wi-Fi livestream platforms.
DJI Unleashes Osmo Action 3 to Capture Moments Beyond the Edge
Osmo Action 3’s Extreme Battery and native support for vertical shooting empower users for their biggest adventures
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today introduces Osmo Action 3, the most powerful and content-friendly action camera DJI has ever made. With a battery that empowers users through the most extreme conditions and native vertical shooting for a new perspective of creative freedom, Osmo Action 3 is one of the most versatile, robust, and reliable action cameras available today.
“Ever since we released the original Osmo Action in 2019, we have been continuously inspired by the stunning footage captured with it,” said Paul Pan, Senior Product Line Manager at DJI. “As our users keep pushing further, moving faster, and diving deeper, our mission is to provide a device built to keep up with them. Every new feature made Osmo Action 3 the most reliable, tough, and easy-to-use action camera. We can’t wait to see what our users create when they push their limits with Osmo Action 3.” (more…)
FUJIFILM has announced the X-H2, its APS-C high-resolution hybrid mirrorless camera, with 40.2MP resolution, 160MP Pixel Shift Multi Shot, 8K/30P video in 4:2:2 10-bit color, up to 7-stops of IBIS, improved Subject-Detection Auto Focus, a large 0.8x magnification 5.76M-dot EVF, a 1.62-million dot vari-angle LCD monitor, Base ISO 125, and max. electronic shutter speed of 1/180,000 sec., all in a weather-resistant body the same as for the X-H2S (its APS-C 26MP high speed hybrid mirrorless camera).
The X-H2 uses the same heat-dissipating structure as the X-H2S and can record 8K/30P for approx. 160 minutes (with the use of vertical battery grip VG-XH using three batteries). If needed, the same optional cooling fan (FAN-001) can be attached to the X-H2 to extend video recording capabilities in high temperatures.
A new feature is the Focus Meter that can be used for MF assist during movie recording to enable more precise focus adjustments. It can also be used in combination with focus peaking.
The new X-Processor 5 features subject-detection AF based on Deep Learning technology that automatically detects and tracks a broad range of subjects, including animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, and trains – as well as human faces and eyes.
Interestingly, the X-H2 features a digital zoom function (available in three modes: 4K HQ, 4K DCI HQ, and FHD) that uses the camera’s 40.2MP sensor to deliver up to 2x of digital zoom with little to no loss in resolution, when recording video in 4K, even with a prime lens attached to the camera. So, for example, when using the XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR, you can get twice the reach and seamlessly transition to the digital zoom function when the lens reaches its maximum focal length.
September 8, 2022
Fujifilm Introduces FUJIFILM X-H2 mirrorless digital camera
Equipped with the new, 40.2MP “X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR” sensor to deliver the highest image quality in the X Series lineup
Valhalla, N.Y. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the launch of the FUJIFILM X-H2 mirrorless digital camera (X-H2). X-H2 features the new, back-illuminated 40.2MP “X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR” sensor and the high-speed “X-Processor 5”, boasting the highest resolution in the X Series lineup in both stills and videos, as well as becoming the world’s first1 APS-C camera to enable 8K/30P Apple ProRes internal recording.
“X-H2 joining the flagship X-H family is not only huge for us at Fujifilm, but it is also especially significant for our consumers”, said Victor Ha, vice president of the Electronic Imaging and Optical Device Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “X-H2S, which debuted in May, excels in speed, perfect for image makers who create moving content. X-H2 delivers exceptional image resolution and quality that are ideal for those creating images in super-high detail. We listened to our customers and took their feedback to heart, creating this amazing family of X-H cameras that are tailor-made to their distinct specialties.” (more…)
Fujifilm Unveils FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R WR Mid-Telephoto Lens
Valhalla, N.Y. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announces the launch of the new FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R WR (XF56mmF1.2 R WR) weather-resistant, mid-telephoto prime lens, the latest in the series of interchangeable lenses designed for the FUJIFILM X Series of mirrorless digital cameras. XF56mmF1.2 R WR, offering the 35mm equivalent focal length to an 85mm lens, is successor to the popular FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R lens, and now features significant improvements from that prior model in minimum focusing distance, image-resolving performance and beautiful rendering of out-of-focus background.
“XF56mmF1.2 R WR is the first Fujifilm X Mount lens to feature an almost perfectly circular aperture, even at F4 or F5.6, resulting in a clean edge along a highlight, with minimal aberrations and distractions, that is especially pleasing when it is out of focus. This design allows beautiful bokeh with busy backgrounds melting away from their subjects to create an isolating effect untouched by any other lens,” said Victor Ha, vice president of the Electronic Imaging and Optical Device Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “The new XF56mmF1.2 R WR lens offers a wide variety of creative applications such as portraits, weddings, street photography, table-top, and commercial photography — all situations that demand precise control over depth-of-field.” (more…)
Fujifilm Introduces FUJINON GF20-35mmF4 R WR, a Compact and Lightweight, Ultra Wide- Angle Zoom Lens
Valhalla, N.Y. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of FUJINON GF20-35mmF4 R WR lens (GF20-35mmF4 R WR), a compact and lightweight, ultra wide-angle (UWA) zoom lens for GFX System cameras.
GF20-35mmF4 R WR’s focal length ranges from the UWA at 20mm to the wide-angle at 35mm (equivalent to 16mm – 28mm in the 35mm format). With the UWA coverage, the lens can freeze information-dense subject matters such as a wide landscape or cityscape with precise details in high resolution, powered by the large-format sensor1 in the GFX System.
“Photographers will be able to expand creative horizons with what is now our widest GF lens, with numerous options to beautifully freeze every detail in landscape, travel and architecture photography. It also has the added convenience of a constant F4 maximum aperture throughout its focal range, which ensures exposure consistency and fast, accurate autofocusing regardless of the focal length,” said Victor Ha, vice president of the Electronic Imaging and Optical Device Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Unlike traditional large-format photography gear which is heavy and bulky, the compact and lightweight design of GF20-35mmF4 R WR enables mobility for photographers on-the-go.” (more…)