Did you know that a physical aperture ring on a lens can be useful? Or that it comes as a surprise to photographers brought up with fully automatic controlless lenses?
The L-Mount Alliance has given the camera indusry something new. It's a cross-manufacturer standard similar in scope to the micro four-thirds co-operative ten years ago and it looks as though it is succeeding. Sigma in particular is making a lot of headway, expecially with its high-quality Art lenses and the new and unusual fp camera which is proving a best seller in Japan.
The launch of the SL2 can be seen as a milestone in the fortunes of Leica. Despite its primary appeal to the premium market, it has received a stunning reception. With the success of the Q and Q2, the continued appetite for rangefinders and the new desire to achieve a cohesion in design and control, Leica seems set to weather the storms buffering the camera industry as a whole. It is also becoming heavily involved in technology and computational photography.
Leica's much-rumoured replacement for the innovative SL has arrived at last. With a bigger sensor, in-body stabilisation and class-leading video, it is likely to have a wider appeal than its predecessor.
Two more lenses for L-Mount bring the Panasonic LUMIX range up to six. There are now over 46 lenses from Leica, Sigma and Panasonic available to owners of Leica and LUMIX cameras.
This week will be a bumper time for L-Mount Alliance announcements, with new products expected from all three participants. First out of the gate is Sigma with the new 24-70mm professional standard zoom.
New information on the forthcoming Leica SL2 has been published on Leica Rumors. According to sources, the camera will be announced within...
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The Sigma fp is an unusual entrant into the full-frame mirrorless market. Small, light and focused, it offers a lot for the reasonable price tag.
Nikon's new Z50 is an important milestone. It brings major competition to existing APS-C manufacturers but it also joins Panasonic, Leica and Sony is standardising one system over full-frame and crop formats.