Yongnuo released a new YN622C II wireless TTL flash trigger. The new version has a micro-USB port for firmware updates, a sliding hot-shoe lock and a switch to toggle between 622 (TTL) and 560-TX (manual) compatibility modes. The new version is already available on eBay for $76.
Digicame-info reports about a new Panasonic GH4R camera with V-LOG profile. There have been rumors that V-LOG will be released as a firmware update to the existing GH4 version, but it seems that Panasonic has decided to introduce a new model with that feature. V-LOG will offer a wide dynamic range and outstanding flexibility for color grading. You can read more on the V-LOG profile here:
This was quick: the new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera with 14-42mm lens that was announced three days ago is now in stock in the US in black and silver.
DxOMark tested the Sony A7R II mirrorless camera and got a new high overall score of 98 (the D810 has an overall score of 97):
The D810 still has a better dynamic range, but the A7R II wins with better color depth and low-light rating:
As previously reported, the Canon EOS M3 mirrorless camera now available in the US. Shipping will start in early October. For pricing on the different EOS M3 kits combination, check the listings at Adorama, B&H and Amazon.
Canon EOS M3 highlights:
- 24.2 Megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS Sensor, with a sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 12,800 (expandable to 25,600 in H mode) paired with Canon's proprietary DIGIC 6 Image Processor to capture high-resolution photos and Full HD videos with brilliant color and stunning detail.
- 49-Point Hybrid CMOS AF III Autofocus System for fast and accurate autofocusing of stills and videos, up to 6.1x faster than the original EOS M.
- Front and Rear control dials for full manual operation and customizable functions as well as improved ease of use.
Intuitive Touch Screen 3.0-inch tilt-type (180 degrees up/45 degrees down) ClearView II LCD screen (approximately 1,040,000 dots), perfect for quick focusing and shooting, easy menu navigation, and simple viewing of images and videos.
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for streamlined photo sharing and wireless remote control.
The following Canon lenses will also be available in early October:
Canon EOS M3 accessories:
New Canon EOS M3 mirrorless camera promo video:
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Fujifilm released firmware update that adds support for Windows 10 for the following cameras: X-E2, X-Pro1, X100T, X100S, X30, X20 and XQ2. The updated for the X-A2 will come next month (September) while all other cameras in Fuji's lineup will be updated by the end of December.
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With the new EF 35mm F/1.4L II USM Canon introduced a newly developed camera lens optical element called Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) that enables extremely high levels of chromatic aberration correction:
Additional information from the press release: