Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens Announced (finest lens in company’s history)

Tamron Sp 35mm

Tamron officially announced the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens for full frame DLSRs. Nikon mount available end of June, and Canon mount end of July. Get notified when the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 is available for pre-order: B&H Photo | Adorama.

Press release (via ePhotozine):

From Tamron: The “ultimate” lens to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Tamron SP Series lenses.

Fast fixed focal SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) that boldly demonstrates Tamron’s lens-making expertise.

Tamron launches the finest lens in its history with the new fixed focal lens, the Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045), for full-frame DSLR cameras.

Tamron’s SP (Superior Performance) lens series was born in 1979, based on the concept of delivering lenses for taking the perfect picture for those who love photography. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the series. In celebration, Tamron has developed the 35mm F/1.4 (Model F045), the distillation of Tamron’s accumulated lens-making expertise and craftsmanship. This orthodox fixed focal lens, which some consider the most desirable of all interchangeable lenses, is the embodiment of all the optical technology and manufacturing knowhow Tamron has developed to date.

The Tamron SP 35mm F1.4’s (Model F045) unprecedented high-resolution image quality and beautiful, appealing background bokeh let photographers capture any scene down to the finest details. The external lens barrel was developed through tireless pursuit of operability and durability, focusing constantly on the needs of photographers. This lens is equipped with a large F/1.4 aperture and high-speed, high-precision AF functionality offering exceptional reliability, plus various other features for increased convenience, making it the perfect everyday lens for your creative pursuits. It is ideally suited for nearly every photographic genre, including photojournalism, landscape, sports, street life, wedding groups and family snapshots.

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Industry News: Panasonic Lumix S1H Mirrorless Camera with 6K Video Announced

Panasonic Lumix S1h

Panasonic S1H at a glance:

  • 6K 24fps (3:2 aspect ratio)
  • 5.9K 30fps (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • 4K DCI & UHD 4:2:2 10-bit 60fps
  • 14+ stops of dynamic range
  • V-Log/V-Gamut
  • 4:3 Anamorphic mode
  • No time limits on recording
  • 225-Area DFD Contrast-Detect AF system
  • Sensor-Shift Image Stabilisation
  • 3.2″ triaxial tilting LCD (no flippy out LCD here, folks!)
  • 5.760K-dot 120Hz OLED EVF

Panasonic announced the Panasonic Lumix S1H, a full frame mirrorless system camera with 6K video and 14+ stops of dynamic range.

Press release:

Panasonic Announces the New LUMIX S1H Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

With Cinema-Quality Video and the World’s First 6K/24p*1 Recording Capability

Newark, NJ (May 31, 2019) – Panasonic Corporation is proud to announce the newest addition to the LUMIX S series, the LUMIX S1H, a new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera equipped with a full-frame image sensor. As the world’s first camera capable of video recording at 6K/24p *1 (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio), and 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K.*2 *3, it combines the video quality of a professional camera and the high mobility of a mirrorless camera. The LUMIX S1H will be released to world markets in fall 2019.

panasonic lumix s1h

The main features of the new LUMIX S1H are as follows:

  • High resolution up to 6K for multiple formats.

Maximizing the use of the pixels in the full-frame image sensor, the LUMIX S1H, as a digital camera, has achieved 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio) or 5.9K/30p (16:9 aspect ratio) video recording for the first time in the world.*1 It is also the world’s first full-frame digital interchangeable lens system camera*1 to enable 10-bit 60p 4K/C4K *2*3video recording. It accommodates a variety of recording formats like 4:3 Anamorphic mode, to meet professional needs. Its high-resolution data can also be used to create 4K videos with higher image quality or to crop images in 4K.

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Canon Sumire Prime Lenses Make a Hollywood Premiere at Cine Gear Expo

Canon Sumire

Canon Sumire Prime Lenses are listed at B&H Photo.

Canon press release:

New Canon Sumire Prime Lenses Make Their Hollywood Premiere At Cine Gear Expo

Hands-on Demonstrations of Canon’s Latest Digital Imaging Products Including the EOS C700 FF, EOS C200 and EOS R

MELVILLE, NY, May 30, 2019 – At the 2019 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its latest cinema offerings in Booth #12. Visitors to the Canon booth will have the opportunity to experience the recently announced Sumire Prime Lenses, Canon’s first PL-Mount cinema prime lenses. Additional cinema solutions in the booth will include the EOS C700 FF and EOS C200 cinema cameras, CINE-SERVO lenses and 4K Reference Displays. Also on display in the booth will be Canon’s groundbreaking EOS R series of full-frame mirrorless cameras and complementary RF series of lenses.

“Each year, Cine Gear Expo provides Canon with a unique opportunity to interact with one of our most vital customer bases – working cinema professionals, right in their backyard of Hollywood,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Similar to past Cine Gear shows, we are not only excited to showcase our latest products, but also to listen and engage with this audience in order to best serve them not just today, but in the future.”

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Meike Announced MK-EOSRG Metal Hand Grip for Canon EOS R

  • Enhance the comfortable grip
  • The bottom is equipped with 1/4 screw hole, which can be used with peripheral products that have 1/4 screw
  • The bottom is equipped with a quick-loading plate chute, which can be used with the tripod cloud terrace quickly
  • Size: 133.2×65.2x21mm

Meike announced the MK-EOSRG Hand Grip for Canon EOS R cameras.

The MK-EOSRG Hand Grip is a full metal, hand-held grip which can be fit to the EOS R bottom to increase the weight and reduce vibrations. The protruded leather handle can optimise the shooting experience and the overall handling of the camera.

No price nor release date so far. More after the break.

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Bold Statement: Canon, Nikon and Panasonic Mirrorless Systems Are Flops (Northrup)


Tony & Chelsea Northrup posted a 28 minutes video with a pretty bold statement: Canon’s and Nikon’s and Panasonic’s mirrorless systems are dead end, flops, failures.

According to Northrups, Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount are the most “future proof” mounts. The statements are based on Amazon US data and a lot of more or less educated guessing.

Northrup’s predictions give Canon and Nikon respectively 28.8% and 12.4% market share in the full frame mirrorless market and 12.8% for both Canon and Nikon in 2022.

There are a lot of questionable affirmations in the video below. Please comment in a polite way (if you want to comment).