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Industry News: Zeiss announces the ZX1 full frame camera

Industry News: Zeiss announces the ZX1 full frame camera

By Canon Rumors | September 27, 2018 | Industry News

First full-frame camera from ZEISS with first-class image quality and the familiar, intuitive image editing and connectivity of a smartphone.

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2018-09-27.

ZEISS ZX1 – That is the name of the newly developed mirrorless full-frame camera from ZEISS that was presented today in Cologne, Germany. Thanks to the ZEISS lens and a sensor developed in-house at ZEISS, the camera delivers first-class image quality combined with an operational concept and user experience that make the photographer’s jobs-to-be-done as intuitive as on a smartphone.

The ZEISS camera concept is just the first step to opening up a new world of possibilities for ambitious photographers – from taking the shot to editing the image and sharing it on the web.

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Industry News: Panasonic Develops Two Models of Its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Industry News: Panasonic Develops Two Models of Its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

By Canon Rumors | September 26, 2018 | Industry News

Cologne, Germany (September 25, 2018) – Panasonic Corporation has developed two models of its first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera with a 35 mm full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX S1R and the S1. These models are equipped with the world’s first*1 4K 60p video recording function and the Dual I.S. image stabilization system. As part of the LUMIX S series, Panasonic aims to release them on the global market early 2019.

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Industry News: Zenit and Leica Present Joint Production Camera

Industry News: Zenit and Leica Present Joint Production Camera

By Canon Rumors | September 26, 2018 | Industry News

COLOGNE, GermanySeptember 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Krasnogorsky Zavod, manufacturer of the Russian brand Zenit, in cooperation with Leica Camera AG, German manufacturer of premium cameras and optics, designed a new digital rangefinder camera Zenit M. The Shvabe Holding, part of Rostec, has presented this product at Photokina 2018, the largest international trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries held in Cologne

One of the participants of the project is Krasnogorsky Zavod (KMZ Zenit), a leading designer of photographic equipment in Russia, is now part of Shvabe. The Zenit M is technically based on the Leica M Type 240 platform, but was modified both in terms of hardware and software.

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Industry News: The L-Mount Alliance: a strategic cooperation between Leica Camera, Panasonic and Sigma

Industry News: The L-Mount Alliance: a strategic cooperation between Leica Camera, Panasonic and Sigma

By Canon Rumors | September 25, 2018 | Industry News

Cologne, 25 September 2018. At the company’s press conference prior to the opening of photokina 2018, Leica Camera AG, Panasonic and Sigma announced a strategic partnership. The ‘L-Mount Alliance’ is a previously unparalleled form of collaboration that will particularly benefit the customers of all three partners. The collaboration enables Panasonic and Sigma to make use of the L-Mount standard developed by Leica for their own developments and to offer both cameras and lenses utilising this lens mount. As a joint effort of all three partners, this alliance will increase the importance of the L-Mount technology to the world of photography even further.

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Industry News: Leica makes 5 announcements, including a new Leica S series camera

Industry News: Leica makes 5 announcements, including a new Leica S series camera

By Canon Rumors | September 25, 2018 | Industry News

A first-of-its-kind mount that sets a new industry standard, the next evolution of the Leica S-System, a new mobile application and more take center stage

September 25, 2018- Leica Camera today unveils five major announcements at photokina including a groundbreaking L-mount, a new mobile application – Leica FOTOS, the Leica S3, a new color option for the Leica CL, and firmware updates. Each announcement, on their own and collectively, both raise and challenge the bar for what innovation, craftsmanship and ingenuity mean in the photography industry.

The Game-Changing L-Mount
The new L-mount sets a new industry standard and marks the start of a new era of creative freedom. A first of its kind, the mount will allow for a nearly limitless array of options by combining different interchangeable lenses with cameras featuring different sensor formats. This user-friendly solution pioneered by Leica in strategic collaboration with Panasonic and SIGMA, three key players in the camera space, will allow photographers to mix and match any of the three manufacturers’ full-frame and APS-C cameras with any lens from each other’s product portfolios, thereby opening an untold number of creative possibilities in any photographic situation.

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Industry News: Fuji Announces the GFX 50R medium format camera

By Canon Rumors | September 25, 2018 | Industry News

FUJIFILM GFX 50R features large 51.4MP image sensor in a compact and lightweight body reminiscent of renowned medium format film cameras; first in the GFX system to feature Bluetooth® compatibility

Valhalla, N.Y., September 25, 2018 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced the new FUJIFILM GFX 50R rangefinder-style medium format mirrorless digital camera. Featuring a large 51.4MP G Format CMOS image sensor and X-Processor Pro image processing engine, the GFX 50R delivers superior image quality in a compact and lightweight body reminiscent of their renowned medium format film cameras widely used in street and documentary photography. The GFX 50R is equipped with a 0.77×3.69M-dot organic “OLED” electronic viewfinder for accurate focusing and framing images. Weighing approximately 145g less than the GFX 50S, this camera offers intuitive handling in a rugged, weather-sealed body to meet the varying needs of photographers.

“We are very excited to further expand the GFX system with the introduction of a rangefinder-style medium format camera,” says Yuji Igarashi, General Manager of the Electronic Imaging Division and Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “The GFX 50R is a lighter and more compact model within the medium format mirrorless system, perfect for professional photographers who specialize in street, documentary or portrait photography.”

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Industry News: Sony Expands Full-Frame Lens Lineup with Launch of 24mm F1.4 G Master™ Prime

By Canon Rumors | September 20, 2018 | Industry News

New Large Aperture Wide-Angle Prime Lens is the most compact and lightest in its class, with superb sharpness even at F1.4

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 20, 2018 – Sony Electronics, Inc. – a global leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer – has today introduced an exciting new addition to their acclaimed G Master series of full-frame E-mount lenses, a 24mm F1.4 prime lens.

Expertly engineered to deliver best in class performance across all aperture settings, the new FE 24mm F1.4 GM (model SEL24F14GM) utilizes Sony’s most advanced optical technologies to satisfy the needs of the most demanding photographers. The new lens is the most compact and lightweight in its class, measuring approx. 3.0 inches x 3.64 inches and weighing only 15.7 ounces, with a filter diameter of 67mm. Built to meet the strict standards of Sony’s flagship G Master series, the FE 24mm F1.4 GM offers exceptionally high resolution and beautiful bokeh, two qualities that are signature attributes of the G Master brand.

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Canon Expands Lineup of Portable Zoom Lenses For 4K Broadcast Cameras With The Introduction of the CJ25ex7.6B

Canon Expands Lineup of Portable Zoom Lenses For 4K Broadcast Cameras With The Introduction of the CJ25ex7.6B

By Canon Rumors | September 13, 2018 | Cinema Industry News

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an addition to its UHDxs series of portable-zoom lenses designed for 2/3 inch sensor 4K broadcast cameras, the CJ25ex7.6B. Featuring a 25x zoom ratio and a focal length ranging from 7.6mm to 190mm, this new portable zoom lens provides users with high-level operational control and the freedom to easily maneuver, making it an ideal lens for a wide-range of applications—both indoors and outdoors.

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Canon Debuts Two New 4K Field Zoom Lenses Including The World’s Highest Zoom Range, Widest Angle and Longest Focal Length Lens

Canon Debuts Two New 4K Field Zoom Lenses Including The World’s Highest Zoom Range, Widest Angle and Longest Focal Length Lens

By Canon Rumors | September 13, 2018 | Cinema Industry News

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the two new 4K UHD field-zoom lenses, the UHD-DIGISUPER 122 (UJ122x8.2B) and UHD-DIGISUPER 111 (UJ111x8.3B) Super Telephoto Zoom Lenses for broadcast cameras that feature 2/3-inch sensors. Both lenses have the ability to exceed 4K resolution1, providing superb color reproduction from wide end to telephoto end. The UHD-DIGISUPER 122 features a 122x zoom ratio while the UHD-DIGISUPER 111 features a 111x zoom ratio, making both new lenses ideal for sports and live-event productions at stadiums and arenas.

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Aurora Aperture announces development of filters for the Canon EF-to-RF adapters

Aurora Aperture announces development of filters for the Canon EF-to-RF adapters

By Canon Rumors | September 6, 2018 | Industry News

Irvine, California, September 6, 2018 – Aurora Aperture Inc. today announces the development of drop in filters for the Canon EOS R.

“The new Canon EOS RF mount adapters provide full functionality for current Canon EF lenses.” said Jinfu Chen, founder and CEO of Aurora Aperture Inc. “In 2017 we introduced a special version of PowerND™ in rear mount format for select Canon EF lenses such as the EF 12-24/4L USM. This unique package is much smaller than those huge front mount adapters and filters, making it much easier to carry and lower cost. With the EF-to-RF drop in filter adapter, we can now offer rear mount filters to all EF lenses.”

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