More pictures of the new Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount (model A047) leaked online


More pictures of the new Tamron 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD lens for Sony E-mount (model A047) leaked online (see development announcement, the official release is expected next week):

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Tamron will extend factories closure because of decreased demand caused by coronavirus


Tamron Japan announced that it will extend the closure of some of its factories until the end of the year because of decreased global demand caused by the coronavirus. Back in July, the company issued an apology about 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE lens shortages due to high demand...

Here is the Google translation of the press release:

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Voigtlander rumored to announce two new lenses for Leica M-mount


Voigtlander is rumored to announce two new lenses for Leica M-mount:

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Announced: GoPro Hero 9 Black, Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2, 14-24mm f/2.8 S, Fuji Instax Square SQ1


GoPro Hero 9 Black camera is now officially announced (previously reported here). Pre-orders are now open: Adorama | B&H.


The new accessories are listed here. See also the "first look report here.


Last night Nikon announced the previously rumored Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 S and Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S lenses. The press release, MTF charts, and additional information are available here. Pre-orders are open - see the details here.

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Venus Optics is teasing their third ultra-wide-angle lens: Laowa 14mm f/4


Venus Optics has a new teaser for the already rumored Laowa 14mm f/4 lens that will be available for several different mounts. This will be the third ultra-wide-angle lens from Venus Optics:

Here is a picture of the Leica M-version of the Venus Optics Laowa 14mm f/4 lens:

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Leica is rumored to announce a new Noctilux M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Heritage limited edition lens


Leica is rumored to announce a new Noctilux M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Heritage limited edition lens (previously rumored here, here and here). Here are the details:

  • Limited edition - only 100 pieces will be produced
  • Will be available only in silver chrome
  • Price expected to be around €8,500 (approx. $10,000)
  • Shipping will start in early 2021

For comparison, here is the original Leica Noctilux M 50mm f/1.2 ASPH lens that is selling for crazy amounts on eBay (three years ago, a similar lens was sold at B&H for $20k):

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Olympus to add ProRes RAW support this winter for only two OM-D cameras


Today Olympus announced the development of a new firmware update that will enable RAW video data output (with ProRes RAW support) for the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless cameras to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor recorder. The new firmware is expected in the winter of 2020:

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