Leica Unveils the V-Lux 5, the ‘Most Travel Ready and Versatile’ V-Lux – Photography Article

Leica has unveiled the V-Lux 5, the latest premium compact camera in Leica’s V-Lux lineup and a rebranded version of the Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 II that was announced back in February. The Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ1000 II Leica calls the new V-Lux the “most travel-ready and versatile V-Lux camera to date.” The overall design and specs of the V-Lux 5 are the same as the FZ1000 II. At the core of the camera is a 20-megapixel 1-inch CMOS sensor with an…

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Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.4 IS is First Full Frame Lens with Dynamic IS – Photography Article

Canon has officially announced the new RF 24-240mm f/4-6.4 IS lens, a new 10x all-in-one lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with an “entry-level price tag.” The new lens is the 6th in the RF lineup and the first telephoto zoom lens. Nano USM in the lens provides users with fast and precise autofocusing when shooting both still photos and videos. It provides full-time manual focusing, allowing photographers to make adjustments while in AF mode. A pioneering feature of the lens…

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Oppo Unveils the World’s First Under-Screen Selfie Camera – Photography Article

Chinese smartphone makers Oppo and Xiaomi both teased under-screen selfie cameras earlier this month, but Oppo just beat Xiaomi to the punch in officially announcing and demonstrating it. Rather than use a notch cut out from the display for a camera, reducing the available screen real estate, Oppo’s new camera is found behind the display itself, allowing 100% of the front surface to be used for the screen. When the camera is activated, the top portion of the display goes…

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Leica Unveils the M-E (Typ 240) Entry-Level M Rangefinder – Photography Article

Leica has just announced the new M-E (Typ 240) digital rangefinder camera. The camera is designed for newcomers to the M system, “making it the new entry-point of Leica M rangefinders.” Inside the M-E (Typ 240) is a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor backed by a Leica Maestro image processor and a 2GB buffer (up from the 1GB buffer of the original M240). The ISO range is 200 to 6400. Each of the cameras is handcrafted in Germany. The body is…

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Techart Unveils the World’s First Sony E to Nikon Z Autofocus Lens Adapter – Photography Article

The lens adapter company Techart PRO has announced the world’s first Sony E to Nikon Z autofocus adapter. The new adapter (TZE-01) is ultra-thin due to the 2mm difference in flange distance between the Sony E and Nikon Z mounts. Techart had to somehow cram a CPU chip into the tiny adapter, which measures just several millimeters thick total, and this chip can translate the signals between Sony lenses and Nikon cameras. Autofocus, auto-aperture, and lens stabilization capabilities are all…

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Hasselblad’s 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 is the First XCD Zoom and Its ‘Best’ Lens Ever – Photography Article

Hasselblad has announced the new XCD 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, the first zoom lens in the X System lineup. The company says it’s a compact zoom lens with “prime lens performance.” The 35-75mm f/3.5-4.5 is the 9th XCD lens to be announced, joining the 21mm f/4, 30mm f/3.5, 45mm f/3.5, 65mm f/2.8, 80mm f/1.9, 90mm f/3.2, 120mm f/3.5, and 135mm f/2.8. “Delivering the same superb image quality from edge-to-edge as the XCD prime lenses, this extremely high performance, compact mid-range zoom…

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Hasselblad’s New 907X is Its Smallest Medium Format Body Ever – Photography Article

Hasselblad has announced the 907X, the smallest medium format camera body ever made by the brand. Paired with the upcoming CFV II 50C digital back, photographers will be able to shoot medium format digital photography with a classic Hasselblad experience. The new body and back will “will connect Hasselblad’s photographic history into one system,” the company says. The CFV II 50C digital back will contain a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor that measures 43.8×32.9mm. The back will be compatible with most V…

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Hasselblad X1D II 50C is a Faster and Cheaper Medium Format Mirrorless – Photography Article

Hasselblad today announced the new X1D II 50C medium format mirrorless camera, a followup to the X1D, which became the world’s first compact medium format mirrorless camera when it was unveiled back in 2016. “In the pursuit to continue the journey of taking medium format outside of the studio,” Hasselblad has put enhanced electronics in the camera for faster performance compared to its predecessor. The live view has a faster refresh rate, there’s reduced shutter lag, reduced blackout time between…

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Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay Prints Audio Onto Instant Photos – Photography Article

Fujifilm just announced the new Instax Mini LiPlay (pronounced “lee-play”), a hybrid camera that aims to take instant photography to the next level with a set of never-before-seen features. The Instax Mini LiPlay is the smallest and lightest Instax camera ever made, but it contains the most features of any Instax camera. On the back of the camera is a 2.7-inch color LCD screen that allows users to view and select their photos for printing as Instax Mini instant photos.…

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Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 II is a $250 ‘Bokeh Beast’ for APS-C Mirrorless – Photography Article

The Taiwanese lens maker Machang Optics has announced the Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 Mark II lens, a followup to the popular first version of the lens that provided photographers with an affordable option for achieving an ultra shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh. Machang Optics says its primary goal is “providing cost-effective large aperture lenses with high quality for every shutterbug and letting everyone enjoy the fantasy of large aperture lenses.” After hearing customer feedback regarding its first Kalman 50mm…

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100% More Power at a 25% Higher Price – Photography Article

Profoto today announced the new B10 Plus, a “slightly bigger brother” to the B10 that doubles the power to 500Ws from 250Ws while only adding about 25% to the price. “With the B10 Plus, shooting on location isn’t about problems, it’s about opportunities,” Profoto says. Because shooting on location forces you to make choices. For the most part, those choices inevitably come down to how much gear to bring and how much gear to leave behind. “Because if you’re shooting…

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