Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 (1.4/25) full frame DSLR lens announced

The rumored new Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4 (1.4/25) full frame DSLR lens is now officially announced. US pricing is $2,399 (available for pre-order).

Press release and technical specifications:

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Adobe Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic announced


As previously reported, today Adobe announced a new cloud-based Lightroom CC and rebranded the old Lightroom 7 to Lightroom Classic:

What’s the Difference Between Lightroom and Lightroom Classic?

Going forward, the product you’ve known as Lightroom will be rebranded “Lightroom Classic CC”. Why change? We have introduced a new photography service that will now be called “Lightroom CC”. It is designed to be a cloud-based ecosystem of apps that are deeply integrated and work together seamlessly across desktop, mobile, and web. Lightroom Classic CC is designed for desktop-based (file/folder) digital photography workflows. It’s a well-established workflow solution that is distinct and separate from our new cloud-native service. By separating the two products, we’re allowing Lightroom Classic to focus on the strengths of a file/folder based workflow that many of you enjoy today, while Lightroom CC addresses the cloud/mobile-oriented workflow.

Additional info is available here. The current Adobe CC plan rates can be found here. You can get a free Lightroom trial on this page. The last three versions of Lightroom can be downloaded here (see also this link for more information). Adobe's website has also a dedicated page for Lightroom CC.

ACR 10 was also released with support for several new cameras and lenses.

Related videos (more available here):

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New Adobe Lightroom version expected to be announced tomorrow


I already reported that the rumored new Lightroom 7 (or whatever they call it) will be announced during the Adobe Max conference that starts tomorrow. As you can see from the screenshot above taken from the conference's official website, in this keynote Adobe is expected to "unveil major innovation across the world’s best creative system including a new generation of Creative Cloud apps, services and assets."

The new version of Lightroom will also finally have RAW support for the popular Nikon D850 camera.

The current Adobe CC plan rates can be found here. You can get a free Lightroom trial on this page. The last three versions of Lightroom can be downloaded here (see also this link for more information). Adobe's website has also a dedicated page for Lightroom CC.

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Leica announces a new THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2 lens for M-mount rangefinders

The previously rumored Leica THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2 lens is now officially announced. The US price of the new lens is $6,495. Pre-orders are currently open at B&H and Adorama.

From LeicaRumors:

The design of the original Thambar lens has been almost completely preserved in the new Thambar-M 90 mm f/2.2. The black paint finish, the proportions of the lens and its aperture engravings in red and white are nearly identical, while slight modifications align with the design of modern M-Lenses. The most pronounced difference between this lens and the original is the single-coating to protect the glass against environmental influences and surface corrosion. Additional information on the old THAMBAR lens can be found here.

Additional information on the Leica THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2 lens can be found at LeicaRumors:

Leica THAMBAR-M 90mm f/2.2 lens officially announced

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US pricing for the Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE lens announced


We now have the US pricing for the new Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE lens for Sony E-mount that was announced a week ago: $799. Pre-orders are currently open at B&H.

 

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More questions arise as the Yashica digiFilm project continues to get funded


Several people are questioning the validity of the Yashica digiFilm camera on Kickstarter (currently at $1,100,886 raised) and the last update with some sample photos from the people behind the project added even more confusion - watch the videos for a detailed report:

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What’s next?


Here is the updated list of all upcoming/rumored cameras and lenses - several of the rumored products could be announced at the Photo Plus show in NYC next week (October 26-28):

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