Archive for month: June, 2018
Back in April, Fujifilm said they’d be releasing firmware updates for several cameras
and the firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T2 are now available for download.
The updates reflect the feedback received by Fujifilm X Series users with regards to improving usability and adding new functions.
Both firmware updates can be accessed via the Fujifilm website.
There’s a new budget autofocus lens from Samyang that’s designed for Sony mirrorless shooters.
The Samyang AF 24mm f/2.8 FE is a Full-Frame Sony E Mount lens that’s lightweight, small and reasonably priced.
Inside the new 24mm lens you’ll find 7 elements in 7 groups as well as three aspherical lenses and two high refractive lenses. Plus, the Ultra Multi Coating helps to minimise chromatic aberrations and unnecessary light dispersion.
Other stand-out features include a quiet autofocus system and a minimum focus distance of 24cm.
The Samyang AF 24mm f/2.8 FE, which weighs in at 93g and measures just 37mm long (without the hood and rear cap), will be available from July for £279.99.
Leica has announced the SF 60 flash unit and SF C1 remote control unit for use with Leica S, SL and M systems, they can also be used in combination with Leica Q and Leica CL.
While the flash unit provides an extensive range of options for flash-photography in a compact form, the remote control unit enables off-camera flash with the SF 60 and provides countless additional creative opportunities.
The SF 60 weighs 300g and a height of 98mm. It offers TTL flash, HSS to 1/8000s, flash head with tilt swivel function, a zoom reflector, integrated diffuser and reflector card and a master/slave capability. It has a guide number of 60 at ISO 100. It can also offer constant LED light output for video recording in low light. It’s powered by 4 AA batteries.The Leica SF C1 remote control unit adds a multitude of creative options. It is mounted on the hot shoe of the camera and enables wireless remote control of SF 60 flash units in the 2.4-GHz frequency band. The flash units can be organised in up to seven channels, each with three groups, and controlled either together or separately with the same or different settings. Photographers can use all functions of all the flash units, just as if they were mounted on the camera.
Both units are now available for purchase from authorised Leica UK stores and dealers, and online at the Leica Store for the following prices:
Leica SF 60 flash unit – £450 including VAT
Leica SF C1 remote control unit – £250 including VAT