The Best And Worst Gear Of 2018, According To DPReview TV

Chris and Jordan from DPReviewTV review the gear announced in 2018, and share their opinion about it.

According to Chris and Jordan, this is the situation:


  1. Fujifilm X-T3
  2. Sony A7 III
  3. Nikon Z 6


  1. Yashica Y35
  2. Pentax K1 II
  3. Fujifilm XF10


  1. Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L
  2. Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8
  3. Sony 24mm F/1.4 FE GM


  1. Sony 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6
  2. Nikon Z lenses, particulary the 50mm F/1.8


  1. Panasonic GH5S
  2. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  3. DJI Mavi II Pro

And here is the video. Enjoy, and share your thoughts in the comment section.

Meyer Optik Görlitz Trademark Acquired, Lenses Will Be Made Again, No Money Back For Kickstarters

Meyer Optik Görlitz reports that Meyer Optik Görlitz got acquired by another German company, OPC Optic. A press text can be read below.

Two important points to list:

  • OPC Optic will make Meyer Optik Görlitz lenses again
  • If you had a lens on preorder on Kickstarter/Indiegogo you will not get your money back. OPC Optic acquired the brand name but not the “net SE” company that is behind the mess. Still, OPC Optic is considering to give those people a discount on future lens purchases

The takeover by OPC Optics includes all brand rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz and the associated products. Open claims from customers and suppliers towards net SE remain with net SE.

Press release after the break.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

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Kipon Set To Release First Third-Party Lenses For Canon EOS R And Nikon Z Systems (the “Elegant” line-up)


Kipon announced They will release five new manual focusing lenses for Canon EOS R and Nikon Z system cameras. The lenses are expected to be available at the end of December 2018.

Kipon lenses and adapters lenses are available on Amazon | Amazon DE | Amazon UK.

Press release:

KIPON announced ELEGANT series lenses, world-first full-frame lenses for new Nikon Z mount and Canon R mount cameras from third-party.

After 6 years non-stop learning for how to make high quality lenses, KIPON accumulated rich experience now, The reason why we use ELEGANT to name this lineup is because we want to transfer exactly how we develop these lenses from design to manufacture.They are consistent with our inertial thinking and philosophy about developing products in our company.

Lenses would be available before the end of Dec 2018, price as below,

  • 24mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 499USD
  • 35mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 468USD
  • 50mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 325USD
  • 75mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 355USD
  • 90mm/f2.4 (For Nikon Z&Canon RF) 386USD

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Hands-On Pictures of All New Sigma Lenses (28mm, 40mm, 56mm, 70-200mm and 60-600mm)

Sigma 28mm F/1.4 Art Deal

Photography Blog posted a set of pictures of the recently announced Sigma lenses.

  • Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art (expected availability January 2019)
  • Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art (expected availability October 2018)
  • Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary (expected availability November 2018)
  • Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports (user manual – expected availability October 2018, can be pre-ordered at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon)
  • Sigma  70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports (expected availability December 2018)

The 56mm is for mirrorless cameras and will not come with a Canon EF-M or Canon RF mount, all other lenses will come with EF mount.

Click here to see the Sigma lenses image gallery.


Upcoming Sigma Lenses Basic Specifications Leaked


After having leaked a set of images, Nokishita posted the basic specifications for five upcoming Sigma lenses. The 56mm will not be released for Canon EF-M or Canon RF mounts.

Sigma 28mm F/1.4 DG HSM | Art

  • Lens construction: 12 groups 17 (including 2 FLD lenses and 3 SLD lenses)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 28 cm
  • Maximum photographing magnification: 1: 5.4
  • Filter diameter: 77 mm
  • Size: φ 82.8 mm x 107.7 mm
  • Weight: To be determined
  • Mount: Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony E

Sigma 40mm F/1.4 DG HSM | Art

  • Lenses developed to meet the requirements of the high-end cinerene lens
  • Lens construction: 12 groups 16 pieces (3 FLD lenses and 3 SLD lenses included)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 40 cm
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 6.5
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Size: φ 87.8 mm x 131 mm
  • Weight: 1200 g
  • Mount: Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony E

Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports

  • Lens construction: 22 groups 22 pieces (9 FLD lenses and 1 SLD lens included)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 1.2 m
  • Maximum magnification: 1: 4.8
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 11
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Size: φ 94.2 mm x 202.9 mm
  • Weight: 1805 g
  • Compatible with TC-1401 / TC-2001
  • Mount: Sigma, Canon, Nikon

Sigma 60-600mm F/4.5 – 6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

  • Lens construction: 19 groups of 25 (including 3 FLD lenses and 1 SLD lens)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 60-260 cm
  • Maximum photographing magnification: 1: 3.3 (200 mm)
  • Image stabilization effect: 4 steps
  • Filter diameter: 105 mm
  • Size: φ120.4 mm x 268.9 mm
  • Weight: 2700 g
  • Compatible with TC-1401 / TC-2001
  • Mount: Sigma, Canon, Nikon

Sigma 56mm F/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

  • Lens construction: 6 groups 10 pieces (including one SLD lens)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 50 cm
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 7.4
  • Filter diameter: 55 mm
  • Size: φ 66.5 mm x 59.5 mm
  • Weight: 280 g
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds, Sony E