Leica Camera has today announced the Leica TL. Building on the Leica T camera system, which has been continually enhanced in terms of speed, handling and flexibility since its launch in 2014, the new generation Leica TL now offers further innovative features, improved functionality, and a series of exciting new design elements.
Sony has announced that it is to spin-off its camera business next Spring. The new company, Sony Imaging Products & Solutions, will commence operations at the beginning of April, 2017. It will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.
It's a camera grip for your iPhone and it's called Pictar. It's not a new idea; we'll give that prize to Nokia with their camera/battery grip for the Windows Phone Lumia 1020 a couple of years ago, but MyMiggo has taken the idea and really developed it into a sophisticated photographers iPhone accessory.
Sigma has taken the wraps off three impressively large high-end lenses at Photokina and we went along to meet Sigma Imaging UK's product specialist, Paul Reynolds, to get the low down on them.
There is a new Chinese Micro Four Thirds mirrorless player. Yi Technology is based in Beijing and Shanghai and at Photokina this week they demonstrated their new 20 megapixel Yi M1 compact Micro Four Thirds body plus two Xiaoyi lenses.
Here at Photokina 2016 I came across German company, Picture Instruments, that was new to me and their work revolves around some novel test philosophies.
It's three years since Olympus launched its flagship OM-D E-M1 Micro Four Thirds camera and today at Photokina the E-M1 Mark II was launched. The new camera will ship before the end of this year. Journalists will get hands-on with evaluation units that are near enough production quality in early November. There are also two new Pro lenses, a super bright 25mm f/1.2 and a 12-100mm f/4 superzoom and a FL-900R flash.
It's only the press day before this year's Photokina show opens, but Fujifilms's announcement of its new GFX medium format mirroless system camera has almost certainly stolen the show.