New Hasselblad X1D Mark II medium format mirrorless camera to be announced on June 19th

Hasselblad has new teasers for their upcoming X1D Mark II medium format mirrorless camera. The official announcement will be on June 19, 2019.

One of the teasers shows the shutter button that looks similar to the current Hasselblad X1D model (already listed as discontinued at B&H and Adorama):

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Comparing mirrorless systems based on Fujifilm’s concept of “Value Angle”

"Kleinbild" means full-frame.

At the last X Summit Fujifilm introduced the concept of "Value Angle" proposed to measure and compare the potential of a given mirrorless camera system. In general: a bigger/higher Value Angle value (see table above) represents a generally easier way to construct high-quality lenses - see the related portion of Fuji's presentation:

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Daniel Loeb calling for Sony to spin off sensor business

Financial Times (behind a paywall) just published an article entitled "Daniel Loeb calls on Sony to sell sensors business." Loeb's Third Point, in a letter to investors today, according to the FT, publicly acknowledged it had built up a USD$1.5B stake in Sony. Loeb is apparently calling for Sony to hive off its sensors business, listing it in Japan as a separate company. Apparently, Loeb has set up a website laying out his thesis. Sony and Loeb previously tangled back in '13.

See also the related reports at Nikkei and Reuters.

Thanks Richard!

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DJI announced Robomaster S1 robot and STORM cinematography drone

Here are the new products DJI was teasing about - the company announced their first Robomaster S1 educational robot:

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Pre-orders now open for the Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 and 600mm f/4 lenses

The two new Sony tele lenses are now available for pre-orders:

Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS: AdoramaB&H | Amazon

Sony FE 600mm f/4 GM OSS: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

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Interview with Yasuyuki Nagata, head of Sony’s global interchangeable lens business

Dpreview published an interview with Yasuyuki Nagata, head of Sony’s global interchangeable lens business. Here is the recap from SonyAddict:

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What else is new?

Pentax KP J Limited edition DSLR camera officially announced

Nikkei: Nikon to announce a new mid-level mirrorless camera priced at around $900

Nikon D760 rumors

New MS Optics Vario Prasma 50mm f/1.5 and ISM 50mm f/1.0 lenses for Leica M-mount by Mr. Miyazaki


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