Miscellaneous Category Archive - Page 5

Don’t Update EOS R Firmware to Version 1.1.0

Yesterday, I posted an article comparing the banding noise on today's mirrorless cameras. The results showed the Canon EOS R to have a bit more such noise than Nikon or Sony. However, one Photography Life reader, Todd (thanks!), noted Canon released a firmware update last week to fix horizontal linear...

Six Canon RF Lenses Under Development

Alongside the headline-stealing EOS RP announcement, Canon also released details on six upcoming RF mirrorless lenses: a 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS, 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS, 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS, 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS, and two 85mm f/1.2 primes (one normal, one "Defocus Smoothing" version optimized for bokeh). These are great additions...

Nikon Lens-Only Discounts on 13 Lenses

Nikon has released a new set of lens rebates on some of their most popular options, from the 24-70mm f/2.8 VR to the 85mm f/1.4 and 105mm f/2.8 macro lens. Below, we’ll cover all the discounts and which ones are the best deals. (more…)

Panasonic S1 and S1R Announcement

Panasonic just announced its first ever full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 24 megapixel S1 and 47 megapixel S1R. These are also the first Panasonic cameras to use Leica’s L mount, thanks to the Panasonic/Leica/Sigma L-mount alliance announced last year. The S1 launches at a price of $2500, while the S1R is...

Super Wolf Blood Moon Eclipse on January 20

If you are located in North or South America, you are in for a real treat to see a spectacular total lunar eclipse on the night of January 20th, 2019. This particular lunar eclipse is rather special, because it will take place with the moon being at its closest proximity...

Nikon Z 14-30mm f/4 S Announcement

Today Nikon announced another killer lens for its new Z line-up of lenses, the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S. It is the first announcement of 2019 for the new Nikon Z mount and it is something many Nikon Z6 and Z7 owners have been anxiously waiting for. The main...

Five Sigma Global Vision Lenses Announced

As part of a slew of Photokina-related announcements yesterday, Sigma has announced five new lenses. Four are for full-frame cameras, and one is compatible with Micro 4/3 and Sony E mount crop sensor cameras. The 28mm f/1.4 Art, 40mm f/1.4 Art, 70-200mm f/2.8 Sport, 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3, and 56mm f/1.4 (for...

Fuji GFX 50R Announcement

Fuji just announced their rumored (comparatively) affordable medium format mirrorless camera, the GFX 50R, a 51.4 megapixel camera with a rangefinder design, due in November 2018. The retail price is $4500, which, though not cheap, makes it the least expensive medium format digital camera ever upon launch. The GFX 50R's...