ZY Optics released a new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f//0.95 lens for L-mount


ZY Optics released a new version of their Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f//0.95 lens for L-mount. The price of the new lens is $799 and you can order it here with free international shipping (the lens is available also for Nikon Z, Sony E, and Canon RF mounts). Additional information:

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Venus Optics announces the automatic aperture version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens


The previously rumored new Venus Optics lens that was announced today is the automatic aperture version of the Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens. Here is the press release (sample photos can be found here):

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The latest rebates from Sony, Tamron and Sigma


New Sony rebates and cashback programs:



Check also the new lens rebates from Tamron and Sigma.

 

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Venus Optics rumored to announce a new Laowa lens tomorrow


Venus Optics is rumored to announce a new Laowa lens tomorrow. My personal guess is that we will see a new Argus f/0.95 lens but I could be wrong (multiple Argus f/0.95 lenses are rumored to be announced). Stay tuned for the full details.

Via Camnostic

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Sony announces a $9,000 Airpeak S1 drone



Sony officially announced their first Airpeak S1 professional drone that can be equipped with an Alpha mirrorless camera. The official release will be in fall 2021. Additional information:

  • Product page
  • Press release
  • Main features
  • Pre-orders
  • Drone key features:
    • Use Your Own Camera & Lenses
    • S1 Gimbal Required & Not Included
    • Supports Alpha Series & FX3 Cameras
    • 0-50 mph Acceleration in 3.5 Seconds
    • Wind Resistance Up to 44.7 mph
    • Up to 55.9 mph Maximum Flight Speed
    • Up to 22 Minutes of Flight Time
    • 5 x Camera & 2 x IR Sensor Vision System
    • Create & Fly Automated Flight Plans
    • Obstacle Avoidance & Braking Function
  • Relates videos:

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The Sony Airpeak drone is rumored for tomorrow

Ymcinema reports that the Sony Airpeak drone will be announced tomorrow:

UPDATE: the drone is now officially announced.

According to a ‘dry’ email sent to collaborators, Sony states that Airpeak is coming on June 10. By the way, the drone is already listed on the B&H website, without mentioning the price, obviously. However, you can get notified when available. Stay tuned as we’ll keep you posted on news and info about Airpeak.

Previous coverage of the Sony Airpeak drone can be found here:

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Announced: Olympus E-P7 camera and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens 



The previously rumored Olympus E-P7 MFT camera and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens are now officially announced:

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8-25mm f/4 PRO lens

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