By Third Party Accessories
| March 26, 2017 |
Cambo announces a new lens adapter to fit Canon lenses to the Fujifilm GFX50s.
The CA-GFX will be the third Canon lens adapter that Cambo have manufactured and marketed for camera movement. Having successfully adapted Canon lenses to the Cambo ACTUS (ACB-CA) and more recently the WIDE series camera (WRES-CA.) It was a natural transition to manufacture the adapter as it gives many photographers the option of using their existing lenses with the latest mirrorless, large sensor, Fujifilm GFX50s (CA-GFX.
Cambo CA-GFX Adapter
The CA-GFX adapter fits directly to the bayonet of the GFX camera body and the lens aperture is controlled electronically when dialling in the required f-stop. As there is no direct connection between lens and body, there is no data received; aperture, auto-focus or EXIF, from the lens.
Why make this lens adapter?
The Fujifilm GFX50s sensor measures 33x44mm and Canon lenses such as the 17mm T-SE and 24mm T-SE have very large image circles, they will cover the sensor size and will enable the photographer to apply movement.
Cambo CA-GFX Adapter
The CA-GFX (Product code: 99070301) is available from your local dealer.
By Canon Patents
| March 24, 2017 |
A couple of related patents from Canon have been uncovered by Northlight Images and show the idea of variable shape microlenses.
The first patent shows the lighting angles vary, The second patent looks at how the various curves of the lenses could vary over the sensor area. Read more…
By Third Party Lenses
| March 21, 2017 |
We would like to announce the firmware update for the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E. This firmware update allows it to be compatible with the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art (Release: April), SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary (TBD), Cine Lens 50mm T1.5 FF EF mount from FF High Speed Prime Line (TBD) and so on.
For customers who own the SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro by connecting it to a computer using a supplied USB Cable.
By Industry News
| March 19, 2017 |
An interview with Sony’s head of their ILC business that was originally posted on Imaging Resource has surfaced over at Sony Addict, as it appears Imaging Resource pulled it for whatever reason.
It’s an interesting interview, as it really gives you a good idea about Sony’s philosophy on growing the mirrorless camera space.
Sony Addict broke down the major points of the interview:
- Some sensors are reserved for Sony (Maybe this is why no one else is using their 42MP Full Frame sensor)
- Sony invested billions in sensor technology and lenses
- The Full Frame market is the most stable, but Sony wants to grow it slowly
- “Before 42 megapixels… nobody needed such a resolution……but right now, people enjoy 42-megapixel cameras.”
- “Now we are focused on three essential factors. One is of course the resolution, and another is the sensitivity, and third is the speed.”
- Sports shooters target one millisecond in time so they might enjoy shooting 100-120fps
- There is room for AF speed and intelligence improvement
- Nikon/Canon use two systems for AF so their system can’t be intelligent. Our system can be intelligent because our sensor manages the AF.
- AF and Exposure could benefit from Intelligence (AI)
- The real advantage of mirrorless is direct information not the lack of a mirror.
- An early problem with mirrorless was getting the data off the chip fast enough. Now the problem is interpreting all the data.
- Sony a7RII mainly brought in customers form other systems, but Sony hopes to grow the ILC market beyond current DSLR/ILC users.
- “I have said, too, that amateurs, people who don’t consider themselves photographers, like moms and dads, they need more advanced technology than the pros, because they’re the ones who more than anything need smart cameras and intelligent sensors. So maybe that will come.”
- Full frame is their primary area
- The price difference between Full Frame and APS-C could get closer together with time.
- “I want to show our technology. The technology can change the future. Right now, I think American people still think the DSLR structure with mirror and shutter is best. But the technology can change that kind of way. And I think only Sony can do it. So I want to explain why the future is changing. And sensor is one aspect, and the lens is another one. Of course, intelligence is another aspect, but there are many technologies we have, so these things I want to tell your users. And of course [by combining] these technologies we create new cameras. So I want to show you the new camera…mirrorless can take a photo that the even professional DSLRs couldn’t capture.”
You can head over the Sony Addict for a cached version of the entire interview.