• Leica M11 Monochrom with the new redesigned Leica Summilux-M 50mm F1.4 CF 2023 lens
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    Leica M11 Monochrom Review

    Why Black & White? Photographing in Black & White or mono or greyscale or whatever you want to call it requires you to think differently than when photographing in colour. With a film camera, you can switch to B&W from colour and vice versa ad infinitum: the operation remains unchanged allowing you to become accustomed to the camera and ‘see’ either in light and shadows or in colour. In that respect, a modern digital colour camera echoes its predecessor, allowing you to choose between B&W and colour at will. However, a dedicated B&W camera like the Leica M11 Monochrom doesn’t; you’re forced to think in terms of light and shadows…

  • Leica M10-R with 50mm APO attached
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    Leica M10-R Specifications

    Leica Camera has announced a new, high-resolution version of the Leica M10 rangefinder, called the M10-R. The new model, which adopts the familiar body and layout of the original Leica M-10 adopts a new full-frame 40.89MP RGB CMOS sensor sans AA filter and a native ISO 100-50,000 sensitivity. Besides an increase in resolution, Leica also claims a wider dynamic range over the 24MP CMOS sensor in the original M10 series, said to be up to 13.5 stops. Another benefit of the new sensor is lower noise at high ISOs apparently, with even less colour noise at ISO6400 than the current M10. According to a Leica spokesperson, the ‘unique’ full-frame sensor…

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    Canon EOS R6 Specifications

      Definitely the more intriguing (as in left field) of the two cameras released, this appears to be targeting (some) EOS-1DX Mark III users to transition over to mirrorless. For starters, it uses the same 20.1MP sensor or at least a related sensor – it has Dual Pixel CMOS AF II instead and can shoot continuously at up to 20 fps with Servo AF, or up to 12 fps using the mechanical shutter. It also has oversampled 4K/60p video using almost the full width of the sensor and 120 fps Full HD. Canon says the EOS R6 uses the same or similar sensor to the Canon EOS-1DX Mark III, and…

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    Canon EOS R5 Specifications

    The Canon EOS R5 takes over as the flagship in the mirrorless EOS R lineup, but the specification is curiously biased towards video rather than stills. An AA filter means the 45MP resolution the resolving power will be affected, but we’ll have to wait for tests to see by just how much. It’s also rather expensive, being quite a bit more than the 60MP Sony A7R IV. Nevertheless, it has a hi-res 5.76 million dot EVF, like that of the Panasonic S1 series and Leica SL2 plus it has the interesting Bluetooth v5.0 spec which should mean compatibility with wireless headphones. If this is the equivalent of the Canon EOS…

  • Leica SL2 camera with lens attached
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    Leica SL2 Announced

    Leica has announced the long-leaked and long-expected update to the full-frame mirrorless SL, the appropriately named SL2. It brings several expected and significant updates to the original Leica SL, including a sensor upgrade from the old 24.2MP unit to a 47MP sensor, similar but not identical in pixel count to that in the Leica Q and that of their technology partner Panasonic and their Lumix DC-S1R camera. Although often overlooked, it’s no secret that the original SL electronics and many of its internal components are made by Panasonic and it’s not difficult to see that the SL2 shares much of its DNA with the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R. Although the imaging…

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    Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format camera with IBIS announced

    In addition to announcing the new rangefinder-style Fujifilm GFX 50R and three new lenses, see here for more details, Fuji took the opportunity to make a development announcement. The 102MP GFX 100 medium format camera is a more conventionally styled model than the current GFX 50S and will include on-sensor PDAF across the entire frame. Information is sparse but the 102 megapixel sensor in the GFX 100 is expected to be 43.8 x 32.2mm sensor, like that found in the 50S and 50R models.  The GFX 100 also features sensor-based image stabilization – a first in medium format, and 4K video from the X Processor 4 engine. A mock-up was shown…

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  • Fujifilm GFX 50R
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    Fujifilm announces rangefinder-esque GFX 50R and three lenses

    Fujifilm has announced the GFX 50R, a rangefinder-styled medium format model based on the earlier GFX 50S. It adopts the same 51.4-MP cropped medium format sensor (43.8 x 32.2mm) as its sibling and much of the rest of the internals, albeit in a smaller, more compact body and with a significantly lower ticket. The GFX 50R adds Bluetooth connectivity with a smartphone and offers a similar build and weatherproofing as the 50S.  The built-in OLED viewfinder is a smaller 3.69M-dot unit but offers a reasonably generous 0.77x magnification. At the rear, the 3.2-in 2360K-dot touchscreen LCD uses a conventional tilting mechanism. The 50R has dual SD card slots with support…