OM Digital is rumored to introduce their new top of the line high-end flagship mirrorless camera in February at the CP+ show


OM Digital is rumored to introduce their new high-end flagship mirrorless camera in February at the CP+ show in Japan according to a report from Photowebexpo (the site lately has been a good source of information on upcoming products):

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Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 35mm f/2.8 II lens now available



Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan announced their new 35mm f/2.8 II lens that is now available for order in all possible mounts at Adorama and B&H Photo:

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Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lens announced


The previously rumored Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lens is now officially announced:

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Sony a9 III and Sony a7R V rumors


SonyAddict found some rumors on the Chinese social media platform Weibo about new Sony a9 III and Sony a7R V mirrorless cameras – the a9 III will have 24MP and shoots 60fps for $4,999 and the a7R V is expected in the fourth quarter of 2022:

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What else is rumored for the Canon EOS Cinema product line


Here is what else is rumored to come to the Canon Cinema EOS product line:

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Samyang is teasing their new AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lens (first leaked pictures included)


Samyang released a new teaser on social media today for their upcoming AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lens that will be officially announced in the next two days with a price tag of around $700 (see leaked/rumored specifications). This will be Samyang’s first new lens for 2022.

Here are the first leaked pictures of the Samyang AF 135mm f/1.8 FE lens:

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The latest BCN Ranking data

BCN Ranking published new reports on the latest sales data for the Japanese market – the first graph is the lens market share by lens mount (number of interchangeable lenses sold by mount) – it is interesting that Fujifilm X, Canon RF, and Nikon Z are currently at the same level in Japan (click for larger view):


The next graph is for the mirrorless market share in Japan – Canon dominates with over 40%:


BCN Ranking collects real sales data from approximately 40% of the Japanese retailers – this is not a worldwide market share report.

Previous BCNR reports can be found here.

Source: BCNR 1, BCNR 2

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Ricoh announced a new Theta X 360-degree camera with touchscreen and a new 48MP sensor

The previously rumored Ricoh Theta X camera is now officially announced with several new features and improvements – see the full details with some sample videos at PentaxRumors:

Ricoh Theta X camera announced

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