We knew it would be coming, and now it’s official. Today, Fujifilm has announced the Fujinon XF 10-24mm f4 R OIS wide-angle zoom lens, the latest and 11th addition to its X-mount lens setup. With this lens, the X-system now covers focal lengths ranging from 15mm ultra wide-angle to 350mm telephoto, in 35mm full-frame terms. The new 10-24mm lens sports a constant initial aperture of f4, which means there’s no loss in speed when zooming in. Full specs after the break.
When Sony recently announced the RX10, they had us scratching our heads a bit. What everyone really expected was something along the lines of the Fuji X100 and Nikon Coolpix A, i.e. an APS-C version of the RX1. Instead, what we got was a superzoom compact–but what a superzoom compact it is. Sporting the same 1″ sensor as the RX100 Mk II, the RX10 features a huge 24-200mm equivalent lens with a constant f2.8 aperture.
In addition, it has a tilting screen and, unique among all fixed-lens compacts, an LCD info screen at the top. At this year’s Photo Plus Expo, we spent some one-on-one time with it.
Editor’s Note: Be sure to see our first impressions as well
Yup, all the rumors you read were true. Today, Olympus announces the OM-D E-M1, the high-end Micro Four Thirds camera, and along with it the M.Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 pro lens. Both items are marketed at the high-end crowd, i.e. the professional photographer as well as the seriously serious amateur/hobbyist. But more than that, the E-M1 is also Olympus’ answer to the call for a worthy successor to the E-5, the company’s last Four Thirds DSLR. Sporting a hybrid phase-detection/contrast autofocus, the E-M1 can focus both Four Thirds (via adapter) as well as Micro Four Thirds lenses quickly and accurately. Apart from that, Olympus packed a whole lot of other innovations into the E-M1. Details after the break.