Oct 15, 2018
Photokina 2018 - Big camera news
roundup - Panasonic S1, L-mount alliance, Fuji GFX 50R, Sigma,
Ricoh GR III, Zenith M, Zeiss ZX1, are some of the topics that
Marco and Angela discuss on episode #19 of the “We Shoot
Mirrorless” podcast for October 2018.
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invited mirrorless camera expert Angela Nicholson co-founder
of CameraJabber.com to the show to talk about many interesting news
that they saw at Photokina 2018.
discuss some hands-on impressions of the recently released Canon
EOS R, Nikon Z6 and Z7, and Fuji X-T3 cameras.
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Mirrorless news of the
- Panasonic enters the full frame camera market
and announced the development of the S1 with 24MP and S1R 47MP
cameras. Additionally, Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma announced the
L-Mount alliance, which opens Leica’s SL camera mount to two new
camera and lens manufacturers.
announced the GFX 50R - that is a more compact and
rangefinder-style medium format version of the GFX 50S. The 50R
will be quite about $2000 cheaper than the 50S at launch and it
should start shipping in November 2018. To support the GFX-System
even further, Fuji has added three new lenses to the G-mount
lens-roadmap. The GF 50mm f3.5 (WR), the GF 45-100mm f4 (OIS &
WR), and the GF 100-200mm f5.6 (OIS & WR).
has announced that they will make a full frame camera with a Foveon
sensor that will use the new L-mount. Sigma will also start to
produce native L-mount lenses in 2019.
announced the successor to the GR II. The new GR III will have a
new 24MP sensor with phase detect AF pixel, an upgraded fixed 28mm
EFV f2.8 lens, and a touchscreen. The camera is also even more
compact than the previous model and should start to ship in spring
- Russian camera manufacturer Zenith surprised
many experts by announcing the Zenith M, a real rangefinder camera
with a full frame sensor that is based on the Leica M240. It is
said that Zenith is building the camera body while Leica is
manufacturing the sensor and electronics for this camera. The
camera will ship together with a Zenitar 35mm f1.0 lens and a
production run of 500 copies is planned to ship in Russia and
Europe in early 2019. The price for the set is expected to cost
also remembered their tradition of making cameras and announced the
Zeiss ZX1 full frame compact camera. The camera will have a 37MP
full frame sensor with a fixed 35mm f2 Distagon leaf shutter lens.
Nex to an electronic viewfinder the camera will have a 4.3”
touch-screen rear LCD with a 1280x720 pixel resolution. The camera
will store the images on an internal 512GM memory and a version of
Adobe LightRoom CC is also installed onto the camera.
Mirrorless question of the
Hi Marco, I have seen many
announcements for full-frame and medium-format mirrorless cameras
in recent weeks. Do you think that smaller sensor cameras will
slowly fade out and that future full-frame cameras will come down
in size in future development?
Question by: Ben, Chicago,
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About this show:
On the monthly
#WeShootMirrorless episode of the “PPN - Photo Podcast Network”
show, Marco and a guest will discuss news from the mirrorless
camera world related to innovations, trends, gear, and accessories.
And they will introduce mirrorless camera brands by interviewing
the respective managers of those manufacturers. They will also
invite pro photographers who make their living working with
mirrorless cameras to share some tips and tricks about their