Last year we sat down with Yosuke Yamane, President of Panasonic's Imaging Network Business Division to discuss his hopes for the future, why Panasonic decided to go full-frame and the challenges facing his industry.
Articles tagged "photokina-2018"
We met with Tamron's Stacie Errera at Photokina 2018 in Cologne, Germany where we discussed the brand's unique identity, product development prioritization, future lens plans and the importance of user feedback.
Executives from Panasonic, Leica and Sigma sat down at Photokina to discuss the dynamics of a new partnership and the opportunities they see ahead for the L mount.
Ambitious goals, new challenges and looking ahead to 100 years of the Z mount – we spoke with senior executives and engineers at Nikon about what lies ahead.
We spoke to Toshi Iida of Fujifilm about the future of his company's medium-format lineup, the challenges of 100MP and why Fujifilm will never make a full-frame camera.
The importance of APS-C, a future a7S model in development and why customers want two card slots – read our full interview with Sony's Kenji Tanaka.
Sigma is a company in flux, but CEO Kazuto Yamaki is undaunted by the upcoming prospect of developing lenses for eight lens mounts. The challenge will be keeping the company's identity along the way.
The Opera designation is reserved for Tokina's most premium lenses, built for high resolution full-frame DSLRs. The 50mm F1.4 is the first in this lineup to come into production – take a closer look.
We saw new gear from Lowepro, Think Tank, Peak Design, ONA, Tamrac and more. Perhaps it's about time you upgraded your pack?
Phottix has launched a new operating system for its portable flash systems that it says automatically switches between different manufacturer’s TTL systems as it detects their presence from an on-camera flash unit or on-camera transmitter. We went hands-on at Photokina.
Voigtländer is one of the oldest names in photography. These days licensed by Japanese lensmaker Cosina, the Voigtländer brand is still going strong. We're at Photokina, where we got our hands on the company's newest lenses.
Zeiss has announced the Batis 40mm F2 CF, bridging the sizable gap between their 25mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 offerings. As with other Batis offerings, the 40mm F2 has autofocus and is compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras.
The ZX1 is Zeiss' first ever digital camera, featuring a 37.4MP full-frame sensor and a fixed, 35mm F2 Zeiss Distagon lens. In a first for any camera, Zeiss has teamed up with Adobe to offer Lightroom CC functionality in the camera itself, utilizing its large 4.3" touchscreen.
One of the most interesting announcements at this year's Photokina show in Germany was the Panasonic / Leica / Sigma L-mount partnership. Earlier today we were lucky enough to get access to a prototype Panasonic S1R. Click through for a closer look.
Leica is clearly in the mood for partnerships: A day after the company announced it was teaming up with Panasonic and Sigma on the L mount, Zenit took the wraps off the 'M', a Zenit-designed, Leica manufactured rangefinder. Click through to learn more.
Tamron's 2nd-generation full-frame wide-angle zoom features new coatings, faster AF speeds and improved vibration control. We got some hands on time with it, here's what we thought.
Sigma took the wraps off five new lenses at Photokina this year, and we were there to see (and handle) them for ourselves. Click through for more information, and some early first impressions.
Ricoh has announced the development of a third model in its popular GR lineup: The forthcoming GR III will feature an updated sensor and redesigned lens. We're at Photokina, where we took a quick look earlier at an early sample, behind glass.
Day one of Photokina 2018 was a busy old day for news: it's not often you get promised three full-frame cameras by different brands and still have a debate about whether they're the most interesting announcements. We've condensed the day's news down into an easy-to-swallow digest.
At Sony's press conference at Photokina the company announced that 12 more E-mount lenses will be arriving over the next two years. In addition, the company is working to utilize artificial intelligence in its technologies, with one application being Eye AF trained to detect animal eyes.
Hasselblad is expanding their X System with their announcement of three new lenses: the XCD 80mm F1.9, XCD 65mm F2.8 and XCD 135mm F2.8, along with a teleconverter. The 80mm F1.9 is the fastest in the system. Get all the details and check out Hasselblad's official sample images here.
Sigma has announced an updated 70-200mm F2.8 Sport, alongside 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport lenses for several full frame lens mounts, including Canon, Nikon and, in the case of the Art lenses, Sony E.
Sigma has announced the 56mm F1.4 DC DN lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts. The compact 56mm lens becomes the sixth DN lens for mirrorless cameras and will make a handy portrait lens on both systems.
Fujifilm has said it is developing a 100MP GFX medium format camera that will include both phase detection autofocus and in-body image stabilization. The 4K-capable camera will sell for around $10,000.
Leica has announced the S3 medium-format camera – an S2 successor with a 64MP sensor capable of 4K video.
Fujifilm has announced its GFX 50R, a rangefinder-styled version of the company's GFX 50S medium-format camera. The 'guts' of the two cameras are the same, with the difference being the design, weight and Bluetooth, all at a considerably lower price.
Fujifilm is adding a trio of new medium-format lenses to its G-mount roadmap. GFX owners will soon be able to get their hands on 100-200mm F5.6, 45-100mm F4 and compact 50mm F3.5 lenses. Pricing and availability have not been announced.
Micro Four Thirds users will soon get a super fast, constant aperture wide angle zoom.
Panasonic has announced it is developing two full frame mirrorless cameras: the 47MP S1R and the 24MP S1. We've been shown fairly advanced-looking but non-functional prototype cameras, and have been able to squeeze a few details from Panasonic.
Panasonic is developing a pair of full-frame mirrorless cameras that use Leica's L-mount. The S1R will feature a 47MP sensor, while the S1 will be 24MP. Both cameras will support Dual IS shake reduction 4K/60p video capture and will have XQD and SD card slots.
Leica, Panasonic and Sigma are teaming up. Expect L-mount cameras from Panasonic as well as L-mount glass from Sigma.
Ricoh has announced the development of the GR III enthusiast compact, due to ship in early 2019. The camera gains sensor-shift image stabilization and an updated 24MP sensor with phase-detection. The 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens has also been redesigned and a touchscreen added.
Photokina has released an official list of confirmed exhibitors for the 2018 expo, quieting rumors that major brands like Canon and Profoto might follow in Elinchrom's lead and skip this year's show.
Swiss lighting manufacturer Elinchrom has officially announced that it will "take a breather" from this year's Photokina trade show, and according to industry rumors, other brands like Profoto might follow suit.