The latest CIPA January 2021 numbers show the first positive signs of recovery


In their latest financial reports several companies revised upward their forecasts (Nikon, Canon, Sony) and the CIPA camera production numbers for January 2021 confirm the first signs of recovery – previous reports have been all negative for a very long time (orange: 2021, black: 2020, blue: 2019, click for larger view):

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Have a laugh at these Canon EOS R1 camera specifications


Do you want to have a laugh? Take a look at these made-up Canon EOS R1 camera specifications which CanonRumors rightfully rated as CR0 (meaning “basically a joke”):

  • Approx: 85MP global shutter CMOS imaging sensor
  • Approx: 85MP at 20fps, 21MP at 40fps unlimited continued shooting
  • Full Sensor Large Quad Pixel Auto Focus
  • 15.5 EV+ Dynamic Range
  • ISO 160-1638400
  • 5-axis IBIS up to 9 stops
  • 3.5” 9.33MP 1280nit 10-bit WCG RGB-OLED touch screen with 120Hz AE-AF
  • 9.44MP 120Hz SuperSpeed AE-AF electronic viewfinder
  • Price $8,500USD

Via CanonRumors

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Announced: Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens


The Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens is now officially announced. This is the only Leica M-mount lens with a close-focus distance of 30 centimeters. The price is $8,195 and pre-orders are now open at B&H. Additional information is available at LeicaRumors.com:

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens announced

Leica APO-Summicron-M 35 f/2 ASPH lens additional coverage

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What else is new? (Leica edition)

The new Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens will be priced at $8,195 (announcement in the next few days)

More pictures of the new Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens

Additional information on the upcoming Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens

Leica Q2 Daniel Craig x Greg Williams limited edition camera unboxing

Hands-on with Leica’s new perspective control function for M10 cameras

 

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Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens now shipping, first unboxing pictures


After several delays, the new Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO lens is now shipping and is currently in stock in Europe at Foto Hans Keuzekamp. The lens was initially announced in November 2020. The US price is $7,500 and pre-orders are open at Adorama and B&H (they should get stock any day now). Here are the first unboxing pictures:

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New Harman EZ-35 reusable 35mm film point-and-shoot camera announced, available for pre-order



Similar to the Ilford Sprite 35-II, Harman announced a new EZ-35 reusable motorized 35mm film point-and-shoot camera that is currently available for pre-order:

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DJI FPV combo drone officially announced





Today DJI officially announced the previously rumored FPV combo drone:

   

General Features:

  • Flight speed up to 87 mph
  • Flight time up to 20 minutes
  • Transmits video from up to 6.2 miles away
  • 3 different flight modes (S, N, and M) for 3 different types of flight
  • Obstacle sensing (available in N mode)
  • Emergency brake and hover safeguard
  • Modular design with replaceable gimbal, landing gear, and top shell

FPV Features:

  • 2 different FPV modes (Low-Latency and High-Quality)
  • Less than 28ms of video transmission latency in Low-Latency mode
  • 150° “Super Wide Angle” FOV (field of view)
  • Acro (M) and self-leveling (S & N) modes available
  • Supports DJI Goggles V2 and other select third-party headsets
  • Supports new DJI Motion Controller for more intuitive FPV flight experience

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What else is new?

The new Leica APO-Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens will be priced at $8,195 (announcement in the next few days)

Pentax K-3 Mark III additional information and new pictures

Fujifilm GFX100 vs Phase One IQ4: The Results Are Surprising

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