Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors, and announcements.
Meyer Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 Now Shipping
Myer-Optik’s revamped Trioplan 100mm F/2.8, which received lots of support through its popular Kickstarter campaign, has begun shipping. Kickstarter supporters who purchased the lens will begin receiving the lens over the next week or two.
New orders will also start shipping out once the Kickstarter orders finish being shipped. If you are interested in ordering one now that the lens has completed production and begun shipping, you can do so over on the Myer-Optik website.
Some have already received their lenses and have begun sharing those images on a 500px group that you can take a look at here.
Nikon Announces New ‘DL’ 1″ Sensor-based Cameras
In all of the commotion yesterday about Sigma’s new lenses and mirrorless offering, the news regarding Nikon’s new ‘DL’ line of cameras was buried. We mentioned them in a rumor update a short while back, and it appears the rumors were correct.
As expected, three models of the new DL camera was announced: the 18-50mm model, 24-85mm model, and a 24-500mm model. The 18-50mm and 24-85mm models feature relatively fast F/1.8-2.8 lenses while the ‘super zoom’ model features a F/2.8-5.6 lens.
Basically, these are Nikon’s response to the RX100 series from Sony and the G7X series from Canon. Though without built-in EVF, it’s leaning more towards a G7X copycat than an RX100 copycat. It is notable that Nikon chose to include 4K video on their compact, joining Sony, while Canon’s latest G7X is still limited to 1080.
I am also intrigued that Nikon’s compact features their special nano crystal coating. This is usually reserved for their most expensive and highest quality lenses, so I will be curious to see what sort of performance we can get out of these little guys. My thought is it was added to try and justify the cost, but who knows; maybe the IQ performance is stellar as well.
Nikon DL Specs
- 20.8MP CX-Format BSI CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 6A Image Processor
- UHD 4K Video Recording at 30p
- 3.0″ 1037k-Dot Tilting OLED Touchscreen
- Hybrid AF System with 171 Focus Points
- Perspective Control; Dual Detect VR
- Wi-Fi, NFC, & Bluetooth Connectivity
- ISO 12800 and 60 fps Continuous Shooting
If you are interested in any of these Nikon DL cameras, you can find them over on B&H for pre-order now. They aren’t cheap, but the specs are pretty impressive, so maybe it will be worth it to you.
Panasonic Announces New 12-60mm
Panasonic also announced a new stabilized 12-60mm lens that may interest some of you Micro Four Thirds shooters. In 35mm speak, this would work out to a 24-120mm lens.
Panasonic 12-60mm Specs
- Price: $497.99
- Shipping will start on April 28th
- Production 1,000 pieces / month
- Micro Four Thirds System Lens
- 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/5.6
- One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
- Three Aspherical Elements
- POWER O.I.S., Dual I.S. Compatible
- Splash- and Dust-Proof Construction
- Rounded Seven-Blade Diaphragm
If you are interested in preordering this lens for yourself, you can find it over on B&H, here.
What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!