Several big announcements today...
Canon 5D Mark IV sports the familiar clean and classic lines of the series
Canon introduces the 5D Mark IV. The latest iteration of the famous 5D series, once known as the ultimate amateur Canon DSLR but now preferred by professionals as much as by amateurs, has three of the four improvements on the wish-list of PDN (formerly Photo District News) from a year back: 4k video, USB 3.0, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF (ideal for low-light focusing). Missing is the 10-FPS burst mode they wanted, and still TBD (to be determined) is what most 5D Mark III users were asking for: at least two stops more of dynamic range.
The new body features a 30.4-megapixel CMOS sensor with a Dual-Pixel raw mode that allows you to shoot raw files with double the resolution of a standard 30-MP file.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV ships in September and can be pre-ordered now for $3,499.
Fuji XF 23mm ƒ/2 with its snoot-type (inward-sloping) rangefinder-style hood
Fuji introduces the XF 23mm ƒ/2. A slower but also smaller version of Fuji's wide-normal lens, the long-expected and eagerly awaited 23mm ƒ/2 is optimized for the X-Pro2 (it will make the camera less front-heavy and won't get in the way of the viewfinder in optical mode). Of course it can be used on any Fuji X camera. Available for pre-order in silver or black, the lens costs $449.
Still TBD: whether the new lens will be as nice as the near-flawless XF 23mm ƒ/1.4.
Also, don't forget that many Fuji items are on sale right now and that Fuji prices will undergo an across-the-board price increase in September.
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