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Are the Leica SL2, which the manufacturer calls “a new icon of the legendary brand”

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Leica has introduced the Leica SL2, which the manufacturer immodestly calls “the new icon of the legendary brand and the next step towards a perfect universal camera”.

Представлена камера Leica SL2, которую производитель называет «новой иконой легендарного бренда»

From the SL models, opened a new photosystem in 2015, the new product has a more comfortable grip, feature image stabilization and a simplified control scheme with a new interface. The manufacturer emphasizes that SL2 is the only mirrorless camera designed and manufactured in Germany. It has durable metal construction and elegant leather trim. The degree of camera protection — IP54.

Представлена камера Leica SL2, которую производитель называет «новой иконой легендарного бренда»

The camera set full frame image sensor type CMOS resolution 47 MP processor Maestro III. The effectiveness of the stabilization system image sensor shift is estimated at 5.5 degrees of exposure. In addition, when shooting with a tripod accessible multi-frame mode where the camera takes up to eight consecutive shots, moving the sensor with a pitch of half a pixel, and combines the obtained image frame to a resolution of about 187 MP. Color depth is 14 bits per channel. Photographer available ISO range 100-50 000, expandable down to ISO 50 and a shutter speed range of 1/8000-1800 s (electronic shutter can measure the shutter speeds up to 1/40, 000 s). Autofocus system with 225 points endowed with the function of face recognition.

Представлена камера Leica SL2, которую производитель называет «новой иконой легендарного бренда»

The burst speed is 10 K/s using the shutter in the focal plane and 20 K/s when using the electronic shutter. In video mode, the available resolution of DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) and UHD 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) with frame rates up to 60 fps. with reduced resolution up to Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), you can raise the frame rate to 120 fps.

Activation of the Cine mode SL2 turns to the camera, when the ISO sensitivity is measured in units of the ASA and not ISO, shutter speed — in degrees of the rotary shutter and diaphragm are replaced by T-stops, showing the actual amount of light coming through the lens.

The camera is equipped with jacks for headphones and microphone and HDMI port for external monitor, electronic viewfinder resolution of 5.76 million pixels, the touch screen size of 3.2 inches and a resolution of 2.1 million pixels. In addition, there are two slots SD UHS-II and wireless interfaces through which the Leica SL2 can be used in conjunction with a modeling device that has the app Leica FOTOS, available for Android and iOS. The app allows you to access Live View functionality, to remotely change the exposure settings and control the shutter release. Possible to transfer images to a smartphone for publication in social networks or further processing.

The camera is designed for a-mount lenses L. Via adapter lenses can be mounted TL-System, Leica M, S and R. the sales of Leica SL2 will begin on November 21 at a price of $ 5995.

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Grip tripod remote Sony GP-VPT28T for mirrorless cameras is $ 140

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Sony has released a removable handle for a number of its cameras. The product, called GP-VPT28T also serves as a tripod and a remote control. The remote uses to communicate with the camera interface Bluetooth 4.2, allows you to control the shutter, zoom and other functions of compatible cameras.

Рукоятка-штатив-пульт Sony GP-VPT28T для беззеркальных камер стоит 140 долларов
Рукоятка-штатив-пульт Sony GP-VPT28T для беззеркальных камер стоит 140 долларов

Using GP-VPT28T you can take snapshots, start and stop video recording and choose the custom settings a simple press of the dedicated button. There is also a safety button to prevent accidental action.

Рукоятка-штатив-пульт Sony GP-VPT28T для беззеркальных камер стоит 140 долларов
Рукоятка-штатив-пульт Sony GP-VPT28T для беззеркальных камер стоит 140 долларов

Arm is designed for loads up to 1.5 kg. she weighs 215 g and is powered by one CR2032 batteries. Dimensions GP-VPT28T when folded is 49.5 × 173 × 42 mm.

Рукоятка-штатив-пульт Sony GP-VPT28T для беззеркальных камер стоит 140 долларов
Рукоятка-штатив-пульт Sony GP-VPT28T для беззеркальных камер стоит 140 долларов

The handle is resistant to dust and water and works with the following Sony cameras: II a9, a9, a7R IV, III a7R, a7 III, a6600, a6400, a6100 and RX100 VII. It costs $ 140 and is available for pre-order.

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Adapter Fotodiox Vizelex ND Throttle Fusion Cine Smart AF allows you to use Canon EF lenses with the Fujifilm GFX

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The company has released a Fotodiox adapter Cine Vizelex ND Throttle Fusion Smart AF, which solves the problem of mounting Canon EF lenses on a mirrorless camera Fujifilm GFX. The adapter provides automatic focusing and other automatic functions. In addition, the integrated neutral filter with variable density ND2-256, i.e. reduces exposure by 1 to 8 degrees.

Адаптер Fotodiox Vizelex Cine ND Throttle Fusion Smart AF позволяет использовать объективы Canon EF с камерами Fujifilm GFX

The manufacturer warns that with some lenses Canon EF users may notice vignetting. This is not surprising, if we recall that in the cells of the photosystem Fujifilm GFX sensors are used image format Fujifilm G (32,9 x 43,8 mm) while the Canon EF lenses designed for full frame, that is frame size 36 x 24 mm a lens form an image of sufficient size, so to speak, by a large margin, and in other cases you can use the mode selector to switch from medium format to full frame. In addition, the adapter has a switch for direct switching from aperture priority to program mode. To update the firmware is a micro-USB connector.

The adapter costs $ 550. Sales have already begun.

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Nikon regained second place in the Japanese market cameras

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Resource BCNranking has published statistics of sales of digital cameras in Japan in December 2019. The leader among manufacturers of models with interchangeable lenses with a substantial gap continues to be Canon, which is 33,6% of the market. But the second and third places have been changes.

Nikon regained second place, taking a 19.2% market share.

Sony briefly pulling ahead, again, in third place. At the end of December it occupies 17.5% of the market.

Компания Nikon вернула себе второе место на японском рынке фотокамер

The source links success with the release of the Nikon mirrorless available models Z-50, while the new camera Sony A9II, designed for professionals, sold in relatively small quantities.

It is noteworthy that Olympus, unlike the manufacturers, falling within the top three manufactures of a full-frame camera and even the camera’s APS-C cameras and Micro Four Thirds system with sensors smaller format, literally breathing down my neck Sony. Its share is equal to 16.1%.

The top five also includes Fujifilm and Panasonic, but their share is markedly less — 6.9% and 5.9% respectively.

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