What else is new?

Few other Photokina announcements that went under the radar:

→ Fujifilm also announced a new Instax Wide 300 instant film camera and different colors for the Instax Mini 8 (raspberry and grape) and Instax Mini 90 (in brown).

Sony announced the world’s first 35mm full frame lens with power zoom capability: FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS lens ($2,499). They also introduced two new cameras: PXW-X200 XDCAM handheld camcorder (check pricing and availability) and FS7 compact 4k XDCAM camera with Super 35 CMOS sensor. Here are the lens specifications:

35mm equivalent focal length (when attached to APS-C body) 42-202.5mm
Max. magnification ratio 0.15x
Min. focus distance 0.4m (W) - 0.95m (T) (AF, MF);
0.95m (Full MF)
Filter diameter 95mm
Dimensions Max. diameter 105 x 162.5 mm
Weight Approx. 1125g (without tripod mount)
Supplied accessories Hood cap, rear cap, tripod mount, hood, case, strap
Color Black


→ In addition to the WG-M1 "adventure" camera, Ricoh also announced a matching new... WG watch (see more Ricoh watches here):

"No, it’s not a smart wearable, but a regular timepiece that embodies the rugged qualities of a WG camera. It’s waterproof, and has an LED light to illuminate the face. Available in black, orange, and blue, the WG Watch is made of stainless steel with a rotating bezel and sapphire glass front. The nylon “NATO strap” completes that rugged, outdoors look. The WG Watch uses inductive charging that gives the battery a full charge of one month. The watch will also be available in October 2014, for $300."

Ricoh G800 dust impact water and chemical resistant compact camera
→ Ricoh also announced a new G800 dust, impact, water and chemical resistant compact camera.

→ Film news: CineStill released another film.

→ Yongnuo announced new YN560 IV master radio flash. More information is available here. For pricing and availability check the Yongnuo eBay store.

→ Interfit also announced two new flash models: Strobies Pro­‐Flash TLi-­C and TLi-­N. B&H sells Interfir products.

→ New SLR Magic APO HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1 lens announced.

→ The Chinese company Zhongyi Optics (producers of Mitakon lensesannounced two new lenses for mirrorless cameras in Photokina 2014: 42.5mm f/1.2 & 24mm f/1.7 for Sony E / M43 / Fuji X mounts. Those lenses look like an exact copy of Leica M lenses.

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