2018 Fuji X-mount lens roadmap


Fuji released a new roadmap which shows the just announced 18-55 T/2.9 cinema lens (more info available here) and two new X-mount lenses scheduled for 2018:

  • Ultra wide angle zoom lens
  • Telephoto prime lens

From the press release:

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Ricoh is developing a new Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 lens


Ricoh is developing a new Pentax D FA 50mm f/1.4 lens. Here is what we know so far:

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Sigma announces four new full frame DSLR lenses


Sigma announced the previously rumored three Art and one Contemporary full frame DSLR lenses for the 2017 CP+ show in Tokyo, Japan (full press release and MTF charts available at NikonRumors).

UpdateBig price drop on Zeiss 15mm, 18mm and 135mm lenses after Sigma's announcement (for both Nikon and Canon mount):

Big price drop on Zeiss 15mm, 18mm and 135mm lenses after Sigma’s announcement

Technical specifications of the new Sigma lenses (check pricing and availability - not announced at the time of this post):

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Film is not dead: Adox is building a new factory to produce photographic film, paper and chemicals


Adox has begun the construction of a new factory where they will produce photographic film, paper and chemicals (Adox film is available for sale at B&H):

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New Kowa Prominar 90mm f/2.5 macro lens for MFT cameras to be announced soon


Kowa will announce a new Prominar 90mm f/2.5 macro lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. In 2015 Kowa already announced three MFT lenses (sold on Amazon). The official announcement will most likely be at the CP+ show later this week.

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What else is new?


Firmware 1.15.0 released for the Hasselblad X1D-50c camera.


Lytro raises $60 million for its light field camera, announces first VR project.


→ Canon is introducing exciting prospects for CMOS sensors.

   
   
→ New Sony bundle deals introduced (see also the Sony trade-in program and the current Sony rebates).

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Pictures leaked of the three new Sigma Art and one Contemporary lenses

The first leaked pictures of the four new Sigma lenses I reported about yesterday are now available:

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art full frame DSLR lens:


Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art full frame DSLR lens:



Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art full frame DSLR lens:

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