Posts Tagged ‘ New Product

Panasonic GH3 Announcement $1,300


16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Double OLED Display
Splash/Dustproof Design
Full-HD Progressive
Smartphone or Tablet Linking

Arri Hand Held Rig For DSLR Cameras

Jared Abrams from Wide Open Camera has posted a video showing the “new” ARRI hand held rig for DSLR cameras.

Arri Hand Held Rig For DSLR Cameras. from jared abrams on Vimeo.

Engadget: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 hands-on article

“Remember the Lumix GF1? It was one of Panasonic’s first Micro Four Thirds cameras, setting the bar quite high for models to come. But the GF1′s successors — the GF2 and GF3 — did not live up to expectations, with the company gradually shifting the series towards transitioning point-and-shoot users, and away from early adopters who grew accustomed to the performance and build quality offered by that beloved early mirrorless cam. Now that familiar look and feel is back, in the form of the Panasonic GX1. The 16 megapixel ILC includes a Live MOS sensor and Venus engine, with a maximum ISO of 12,800. Like other Panasonic G-series cameras, the GX1 uses a Micro Four Thirds mount, and is compatible with both Panasonic and Olympus lenses, including the standard 14-42mm zoom that ships with the $800 kit, or the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm retractable lens that comes packaged for $950. Existing lens owners can pick up just the body for $700.”

Redrockmicro Ultra Cage:Blue Canon EOS C300 Cage

Redrockmicro have announced the “Ultra Cage:Blue” designed to fit the Canon EOS C300 as well as previous Canon EOS cameras. For more details check out their site here.


Panasonic GX1

$949.99(Silver or Black body with the power zoom lens)
$799.99(Silver or Black body with the standard zoom lens)
460,000 dot LCD




M43 Rumors is confirming that the Panasonic GX1 will have a 16 megapixel sensor.

Of course every rumor is questionable, and so are mine. But there are some websites saying the GX1 will have a 12 Megapixel sensor. And many readers contacted me to ask me if that is true. I am writing this post to answer you all and to confirm you again that my sources are telling me that it has a 16 Megapixel sensor. And I am 99,999% sure I am right :)

Anyway, it doesn’t matter that much now. The GX1 will be announced on Tuesday 8 November at 6-7am London time. Be sure to be online at 43rumors! I will update you with all news and reviews. And I want to remind you that we now have a new Facebook fanpage (Click here) you should join!

Sony 18-252mm Zoom FZ mount lens for the F3!


FDTIMES.COM has new info on the Sony 18-252mm zoom lens! There is an explanation for why Sony was able to make this new lens and not have be a meter long! This is the sort of high powered ENG lens that is sorely missing for the m4/3 platform!

The lens is lightweight and tiny–yet covers an astounding range: 18mm on the wide end and 252mm on the tight. This is possible because it uses the F3′s FZ mount, which has a shallow flange focal depth of around 18 mm. This is much less than the 52mm depth we’re used to with PL mounts, and the lens has a lot less “heavy lifting” to do. Furthermore, this zoom takes advantage of the FZ mount’s electronic contacts to “talk” to the camera, just like many of the DSLR cameras we are using. (FZ is the name of the propriety Sony F3 mount.)

Specs of Sony SCL-Z18x140 18-252 mm Zoom:
FZ mount (F3 proprietary mount) – 35mm format
18 – 252 mm (14:10 zoom
T3.9 (wide end) – T6.8 (tight end)
7 bladed iris
filter diameter 82mm (forgot to check if it’s threaded)
weight: 2.25 kg
dims: 151.5 (w) x 173.5 (d) x 125.6 (h) at wide end
216.1 (d) at tight end — inner barrel extended
Auto flange depth back adjustment

For more info click here.

New GoPro HD HERO2 Camera With Amazing Promo Video

List of HD HERO2 Feature Enhancements:

Professional 11MP Sensor
2x Faster Image Processor
2x Sharper Glass Lens
Professional Low Light Performance
Full 170º, Medium 127º, Narrow 90º FOV in 1080p and 720p Video
120 fps WVGA, 60 fps 720p, 48 fps 960p, 30 fps 1080p Video
Full 170º and Medium 127º FOV Photos
10 11MP Photos Per Second Burst
1 11MP Photo Every 0.5 Sec Timelapse Mode
3.5mm External Stereo Microphone Input
Simple Language-based User Interface
Compatible with Wi-Fi BacPac™ and Wi-Fi Remote™
Long Range Remote Control of up to 50 GoPro Cameras per Wifi Remote
Wi-Fi Video/Photo Preview, Playback and Control via GoPro App
Live Streaming Video and Photos to the Web

GoPro official press release

Canon EOS-1D X first look video

Canon EOS-1D X : first look video from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Dan Chung of DSLR NEWS SHOOTER takes a look at the New Canon EOS-1D X.

I’ve been at the Canon Pro Solutions show in London this week and was lucky enough to get a full run through of the video features of the Canon EOS-1D X from Mike Burnhill. I was allowed to shoot with the camera but sadly I could not take the video away. For me one of the great things is that the camera works with many of the existing 5D mkII accessories as you can see in the video. Sadly the camera is not available until March 2012.

*NEW* Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm F2 ZE and ZF.2 (Canon EOS and Nikon F Mount) €1217 (excluding VAT)

Zeiss has just announced the new Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm F2 ZE(Canon EOS) and ZF.2(Nikon). This looks to be a fantastic wide and fast lens, now only if they can make one in an m-mount! I would love a Zeiss 25mm F2 for my 35mm rangefinder, a stop makes a big difference when shooting film!

Official Release:
OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 27.10.2011.
Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2 moderate wide-angle lenses. The large image angle allows photographers to capture exciting perspectives. With its excellent imaging quality at all aperture settings, the lens flexes its muscles particularly for photo documentaries in interior rooms where space is at a premium, as well as for pictures of objects, architecture and landscapes. In many situations, a flash is an unwelcome feature — at family gatherings, in a museum or in a church for example. To capture the mood in such places, photographers gladly do without aggressive lighting and instead work with particularly high-speed lenses that enable short exposure times even under difficult lighting conditions.

The optical experts have now virtually eliminated the chromatic aberrations on these lenses through a special design and selection of materials. Selected types of glass and two aspheric surfaces prevent color fringes from appearing on high-contrast edges. “The Distagon T* 2/25 elegantly combines a compact design with a large initial aperture,” explains Christian Bannert, Senior Director of Product Development in the Camera Lens Division at Carl Zeiss AG.

Lens elements meticulously crafted to minimize stray light and reflections in the lens, and the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to increase light transmission enable high-contrast image rendition and color saturation.

The previously available Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 will continue to be on stock and supplements the new Distagon T* 2/25.Therefore, this new lens is also the first 25-mm lens of Carl Zeiss for the EF-bayonet.

The Distagon T* 2/25 will be available end of 2011 at a recommended retail price of €1217 (excluding VAT)*.

Technical Data

Focal length 25 mm
Aperture range f/2 to f/22
Number of lens elements/groups 11/10
Focusing range 0.25 m – infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.) 81° / 71° / 51°
Coverage at close range** 219 × 144 mm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range 1 : 5.9 (close-up)
Filter thread M67 × 0,75
Length with caps 95 mm (ZF.2)
98 mm (ZE)
Diameter 71 mm (ZF.2)
73 mm (ZE)
Weight 570 g (ZF.2)
600 g (ZE)
Mounts ZF.2 (F bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)

Official Zeiss site and blog.