Articles tagged "cp-plus-2018"

Crystal clear: Inside Nikon's Hikari Glass factory

Nikon is one of the few remaining companies that makes most of its optical glass in-house, through the wholly owned subsidiary Hikari Glass. We were invited to Japan last month to see the entire process from start to finish.

CP+ 2018 interviews: The reign of the DSLR is almost over...

At DPReview, we’re in touch with camera and lens manufacturers all year-round. Our best opportunity to really tap into how the leaders of those companies are thinking though comes at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan. Here's what we took away from those conversations this year.

Ricoh interview: "The development of the K-series is our first priority"

We caught up with Ricoh at CP+ to talk about the K-1 Mark II, as well as the future of both the GR series and 360 imaging with the Theta line.

Panasonic interview: "Our business philosophy is based on 'changing photography'"

At this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, we talked in-depth with Panasonic about the company's new Lumix G9 and GH5S cameras and its increased emphasis on stills capture as well as high-quality 4K video.

CP+ Olympus interview: "It’s time to enhance the imaging business"

At last month's CP+ show in Yokohama, we met up with Shigemi Sugimoto, head of Olympus's imaging business unit. He explained where he sees the most opportunity for Olympus, and how his company will continue to differentiate itself from the competition.

Tamron interview: "Our strength is high quality lenses in a compact size"

This year at CP+ we sat down with senior executives from Tamron. Our conversation covered various topics, including the move to new native mirrorless designs and the decline in DSLR lens sales.

Fujifilm interview: "We will work hard to keep our uniqueness"

We spent some time at CP+ talking with senior executives from Fujifilm about the runaway success of the GFX system, how the company is moving into video and, of course, Instax.

Sigma interview: 'This is just the beginning'

Recently we visited the 2018 CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan and as usual, we booked interviews with senior executives from several major manufacturers, including Sigma.

Canon interview: 'increased competition allows us to level-up'

At this year's CP+ show in Yokohama, we sat down with senior executives from several major manufacturers, including Canon. Topics of conversation included Canon's ambitions for high-end mirrorless cameras, and the importance of responding to the demands of the smartphone generation.

Sony interview: 'If cameras are going to develop, manufacturers have to develop mirrorless technologies'

At CP+ we sat down with executives from several major manufacturers. Among them was Kenji Tanaka, of Sony, who talked to us about the a7 III as well as its plans to attract more pro shooters – without ignoring APS-C and entry-level customers.

Cosina announced three new Voigtlander lenses at CP+

Japanese optical manufacturer Cosina has announced three new Voigtlander lenses at the CP+ show in Yokohama. The trio consists of two lenses for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, and a new 50mm F1.2 Nokton lens for Leica M shooters.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the Pentax K-1 Mark II and D FA* 50mm F1.4

We stopped by the Ricoh-Pentax booth at this year's CP+ show in Japan and got a chance to handle the new K-1 Mark II as well as a near-final version of the upcoming Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4. We even got a chance to informally test the K-1 II's crazy high ISO and hand-held Pixel Shift feature - click through to read our impressions.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Laowa 'Magic Shift Converter'

Venus Optics has been making some very interesting lenses in the past couple of years. and at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama Japan, the company is showing off an innovative 'magic shift converter'.

CP+ 2018: Nikon's space cameras

Nikon has a long history of making cameras for use in outer space. A small exhibition at this year's CP+ show in Yokohama showcases some of the company's most famous models.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the Panasonic Leica 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH

The Leica DG Vario 50-200mm F2.8-4 ASPH is the third and final lens in Panasonic's latest premium zoom lens lineup, and we had the chance to handle it in person at this year's CP+ show in Japan. Check out how this high-end tele-zoom handles in our slideshow.

CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master

At the CP+ 2018 show in Yokohama, we made a beeline for the Sony booth to feast our eyes on a prototype of the company's upcoming 400mm F2.8 G Master super telephoto lens.

CP+ 2018: First look at new Tamron FE-mount 28-75mm F2.8

The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD is the first third-party standard zoom to be created natively for the Sony FE mount. We're at the CP+ show in Yokohama, where we got our hands on a prototype.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Tokina's 50mm F1.4 and 20mm F2

Tokina has recently released the 50mm F1.4 'Opera' and FíRIN 20mm F2 AF lenses, and we stopped by their booth at CP+ 2018 to get a feel for them.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with the new Tamron 70-210mm F4 VC

Tamron's new 70-210mm F4 Di VC USD is a compact alternative to heavy (and pricey) F2.8 zooms. Take a look at our hands-on slideshow to see just how compact it really is.

CP+ 2018: Hands-on with Sigma 105mm F1.4 Art 'bokeh master' & 70mm macro

Sigma's new 105mm F1.4 DG HSM is a beast, weighing in at 1.6 kilos. We're at the CP+ tradeshow in Yokohama, Japan, where we just got our hands on what Sigma is calling the 'bokeh master'.