Episode 98: News and Rumors for the Week of October 25, 2020

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In this episode I cover the new and rumors from the big four sites for this week.

https://www.canonrumors.com/

https://nikonrumors.com

https://www.fujirumors.com

https://www.sonyalpharumors.com

Is Canon testing an 8K Super35 Cinema Camera?

Canon Watch is reporting that a Super35 8K Cinema EOS camera is currently in field testing. I have been unable to confirm this information, so please treat it accordingly.

Unnamed Canon 8K Cinema EOS camera specifications:
8K 3.2μm Super 35mm imaging sensor
High-Speed 3D
Dual Gain Output
Dual Pixel AF II
Dual Native ISO
DIGIC DV X (Faster AF, Faster I/O, Faster UI)
DCI 8K 60fps 12b RAW
4K RGB (2-Green-pixel binning on the sensor) 90fps 12b RAW Output

I do not believe that the Cinema EOS C90 will be an 8K camera, so if this information is correct, it’s a new camera for the Cinema EOS lineup.

8K is coming sooner than later from Canon, the EOS R5 can’t be the only camera in their lineup capable of capturing 8K video. I don’t think we’ll see anything officially announced until at least April of 2021.

Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses for EF Mount

We would like to announce that a new firmware update is now available for the SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount listed below.

For customers who own the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-01 and applicable products listed below, please update the firmware via SIGMA Optimization Pro.

Applicable product

SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount

[Benefits of the update]

It has optimized the exposure during viewfinder shooting when used in combination with the EOS 90D.
It has improved the AF accuracy when using SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 EF-E and SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 EF-L.

Firmware update for SIGMA Global Vision lenses in Canon EF mount

DXO announces Photolab 4, save 30% on new purchases and upgrades

This week DxO, one of the most innovative companies in the field of photography and image editing, is unveiling DxO PhotoLab 4, a major update of its multiple award-winning photo-editing software.

This latest version features DxO DeepPRIME, a revolutionary demosaicing and denoising technology based on artificial intelligence and trained with deep learning. DxO PhotoLab 4 has also added a new dynamic interface system called DxO Smart Workspace, enriched its photo library with a batch renaming feature, and created an even simpler workflow by adding a new and exclusive editing history tool called DxO Advanced History and the ability to selectively copy and paste specific settings.

Lastly, the new DxO Instant Watermarking feature lets users sign their photos by adding a watermark directly to the image.

Trained using the millions of photos DxO’s laboratories have analyzed for more than 15 years, DxO DeepPRIME employs cutting-edge artificial intelligence and drastically improves digital noise reduction while also delivering more effective demosaicing. The resulting photo quality is nothing short of spectacular, especially for photos taken in low light conditions that require brightening certain areas, photos with small pixels, and photos taken with early-generation cameras.

To reduce noise and demosaic RAW images, DxO DeepPRIME was trained using several billion samples. Since its founding in 2003, DxO has earned an international reputation for calibrating hundreds of cameras and thousands of lenses using a protocol that is more extensive than any other in the industry. DxO has measured the distortion, vignetting, chromatic aberrations, loss of sharpness, and digital noise generated by each equipment combination and in every situation with an extraordinary level of precision.

Using a traditional approach, these two operations are performed separately, with each one introducing artifacts that degrade the quality of the other. With deep learning, DxO DeepPRIME has adopted a holistic approach that combines the two steps into one in order to deliver exceptional performance.

With DxO DeepPRIME, all information in a photo, especially photos taken in low light, is rendered beautifully. Color details are better preserved, and the transitions are more natural and regular.

Compared to DxO PRIME, DxO’s previous denoising algorithm and the current standard among photo-editing software programs, DxO DeepPRIME delivers a gain of around two ISO sensitivity values at a comparable level of quality.

“There are a number of applications for DxO DeepPRIME,” explains Jérôme Ménière, CEO of DxO. “DxO DeepPRIME creates new creative opportunities by helping expert photographers overcome digital noise or a lack of light. For amateur photographers, DxO DeepPRIME compensates the drawbacks of the smaller sensors on compact and bridge cameras, which can typically only take high-quality images in bright light. Lastly, it can also be used to revamp photos taken by less advanced cameras from the start of the digital era.”

DxO Smart Workspace: You are unique, your workspace should be too.

DxO’s dynamic Smart Workspace is based on a groundbreaking system of filters that can be accessed directly from the toolbar. It allows users to show tool palettes by correction type, only display their pre- selected favorite palettes, or only show palettes with activated corrections. In addition, DxO Smart Workspace can also instantly open the desired palette when users search for a tool in a dedicated search field.

With its display filters and exclusive search feature, the dynamic DxO Smart Workspace feature helps users significantly increase their productivity and provides them with a workflow adapted to each individual’s needs, regardless of their level. It also makes transitioning from other software programs to DxO PhotoLab smoother by helping photographers quickly get their bearings.

Batch renaming: Work faster and better

DxO PhotoLab 4 lets users edit the names of multiple files in a single step. From the DxO PhotoLibrary or directly from the Photo Browser, users can select several files, then use a dedicated dialog box to rename them, add text before or after the existing names, and number them.

By offering both editing features and the option to search and replace, DxO PhotoLab 4 lets photographers edit series of images and effectively manage their photo libraries, resulting in a substantial increase in productivity.

DxO Advanced History: Your personal editing memory

The new History palette in DxO PhotoLab 4 lists all corrections applied to an image successively and by chronological order. In this way, it saves every edit that has been made to a photo. It also displays the editing values next to each state of the image as well as the difference compared to previous values. This lets photographers navigate to different moments in the editing process without losing sight of every change that has been made to the photo.

For complex edits, such as presets or several settings from the same tool, DxO PhotoLab 4 is the only photo-editing software that includes grouped adjustments in its history. These edits can be hidden as needed.

Selective copy and paste: Batch processing is now even faster and more flexible
The ability to selectively copy and paste settings is a DxO PhotoLab 4 feature that lets users synchronize the settings of several similar images by applying a specific selection of individual edits from one photo to another. From the Photo Browser, users can select the specific edits they want to apply to one or several other images by editing type, such as lighting, color, detail, local adjustments, geometry, or watermarking.

DxO Instant Watermarking: Your photos deserve your signature

Most photo-editing programs let users add a watermark but do not let them directly preview the final version. They also don’t allow users to manage blend modes. The powerful and flexible DxO Instant Watermarking tool lets users embed a text and/or image in the background of one or several photos at the same time and then instantly view the result. The placement, orientation, scale, margins, and opacity of the watermark are fully configurable. DxO PhotoLab 4 is the only tool to offer seven blend modes that take into account background lighting to ensure the image or text signature is easily visible.

New camera support

DxO PhotoLab 4 continues to add the latest cameras to the list of equipment it supports. It has added support for the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS 850D, the Nikon D6 and Z5; the Olympus OM- D E-M10 Mark IV; and the Panasonic Lumix S5 cameras. More than 60,000 camera and lens combinations are now available.

Price and availability

The ESSENTIAL and ELITE editions of DxO PhotoLab 4 (PC and Mac) are now available for download on DxO’s website (https://shop.dxo.com/) for the following launch prices until November 19, 2020:

DxO PhotoLab 4 ESSENTIAL Edition: $99.99 instead of $129 DxO PhotoLab 4 ELITE Edition: $149.99 instead of $199

You do not need a subscription to use DxO PhotoLab 4. You can install the program on two computers with the DxO PhotoLab 4 ESSENTIAL Edition or on three computers with the DxO PhotoLab 4 ELITE Edition. Photographers with a license for DxO OpticsPro or PhotoLab 3 can purchase an upgrade license for DxO PhotoLab 4 by signing into their customer account on https://shop.dxo.com/login_upgrade.php. A fully-functional, one-month trial version of DxO PhotoLab 4 is available on the DxO website: https://www.dxo.com/dxo-photolab/download/.

DXO announces Photolab 4, save 30% on new purchases and upgrades

Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV v1.3.0

Canon this week released new firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fix:
Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.

*For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.

*For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.

Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on image.canon.
Fixes a phenomenon in which some camera operations may not be possible or an error may occur after an insufficient flash output is produced when shooting with the flash.

Firmware: Canon EOS 6D Mark II v1.1.0

Canon today released new firmware for the Canon 6D Mark II

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancements and fix:

Enables NFC connection with smartphones running Android 10 operating system.

*For Android running v6.0 or later, use Camera Connect v2.7.10 or later.

*For Android running v5.0 or older, use a connection method other than NFC.

Enables support for the .CR2 image file format on image.canon.

Canon EOS R6 body only is back in stock on Adorama

Our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama has stock of the Canon EOS R6 body only. Act quickly, they won’t stay in stock for long.

Key Features

High Image Quality featuring a 20 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 204800
Dual Pixel CMOS AF covering Approx. 100% Area with 1,053 AF Areas
Subject tracking of People and Animals using Deep Learning Technology
In-body Image Stabilizer can provide up to 8 stops of Shake Correction
Dual UHS-II SD Memory Card Slots
Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Technology
Enhanced Operating Controls

https://www.adorama.com/car6.html

You can finally autofocus Leica M-mount lenses on Nikon Z mirrorless cameras with the new Techart TZM-01 adapter

Nikon Z8/Z9 rumors confusion because up to five different new PRO cameras are being tested

The reason for the different Nikon Z8 and Nikon Z9 specifications I have been reporting in the past few months is very simple: there are several different prototypes being tested and it is way too early to have a concrete set of specifications more than a year before the official announcement. Currently, I think Nikon is testing (and has been testing for a while) five different high-end Z cameras with different specifications and I was trying to combine all rumored specs into one camera. This was obviously wrong. Here are some details on three of the cameras that are/were being tested. All camera variations have a new PRO body design:

60 MP, 16 bit A/D model with a 5,76 MP viewfinder, 120 Hz refresh rate (we may expect something similar for the D850 replacement, without the EVF obviously).
The next test model has fewer megapixels and it’s designed for sport, same 5,76 MP 120 Hz viewfinder, very high frame rate (>20 fps), stunning AF tracking (better than the D6).

The third model has a 46 MP sensor, 20 fps, the viewfinder is also 5,76 MP with a 120 Hz refresh rate.

It seems that Nikon is aiming at a high megapixel model and a second camera for sport. My understanding is that the biggest problem/bottleneck is the processor (the 60MP sensor already exists). The Nikon Z8/Z9 rumors could be confusing for a few more months and then everything will start to make sense.

Nikon Z8/Z9 rumors confusion because up to five different new PRO cameras are being tested

Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI version 5.2 released and is now on sale

In my last post, in addition to the new versions of Capture One Pro 21, DxO PhotoLab 4, Photoshop 22, and Lightroom 10, I forgot to mention the new version 5.2 of Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI that was just released today. With Gigapixel AI you can enlarge images up to 600% without losing detail and preserving image quality.

Gigapixel AI is now on sale for $79.99 (reg. $99.99)

The Topaz Labs Utility Bundle is on sale for $195 (reg. $249.99)

Users with expired licenses of Gigapixel AI can purchase a one-year license renewal for $49.

You can get an additional 15% off with code RUMORS15 on all Topaz Labs products.
Here is what’s new in Gigapixel AI version 5.2:

A new Crop tool to crop your image without leaving Gigapixel AI
A new “Compressed” AI processing model trained to enlarge photos with artifacts and compressed images downloaded from the internet
A UI overhaul to give Gigapixel AI a new aesthetic and more consistency
Faster previewing and saving of images
The above offers are valid through Friday, November 6th.

Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI version 5.2 released and is now on sale

Manfrotto announced new battery and charger for Nikon cameras

Manfrotto is now in the battery business and announced new battery and chargers for Nikon cameras

Manfrotto lithium-ion battery for Nikon cameras (7V, 2000mAh) – will work with Nikon D500, D600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D800, D800E, D810, and V1 cameras.

Manfrotto ProCUBE twin charger for select Nikon batteries (Nikon EN-EL14, EN-EL15, and EN-EL25 )

Manfrotto announced new battery and charger for Nikon cameras

New photo editing software: Capture One Pro 21, DxO PhotoLab 4, Photoshop 22, Lightroom 10

Capture One Pro 21 is now available for pre-order for existing customers. Several different upgrade/purchase options are available depending on the version owned (you will need to login to your account in order to upgrade):

Users on version 12 or older who upgrade to Capture One 20 will get the next version Capture One 21 included in their purchase.

Capture One 20 users can pre-order the next version 21 at a 20% discounted price and as a bonus get a free Sample Styles pack (use code PREORDER2020 for the 20% off – available only for current Capture One 20 users)

Several new releases from Adobe:

Adobe released version 22 of Photoshop (October 2020 release)
New Photoshop for iPad with a lot of new features (see the full list here).
The new Adobe Lightroom Classic version 10 (see also Adobe Lightroom October 2020 release) is also now available (see cameras supported and lenses supported)
New versions for Lightroom for iOS and Lightroom for Android were also released.
Adobe Camera Raw 13 is also available
The latest Adobe CC subscription plan rates can be found here (see also this page). A free Lightroom CC trial is available on this page (no credit card required). More information on the different Lightroom versions is available here and here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here.

New photo editing software: Capture One Pro 21, DxO PhotoLab 4, Photoshop 22, Lightroom 10

New Luminar AI Video Shows More AI-Powered Tools to Rapidly add “WOW” to your Landscape Images

Luminar goes all in with AI, and maybe it’s not a bad idea in times where social media presence is also very important for many businesses.

In fact, if you are a content creator that relies also on sharing often on social media, speeding up the workflow is crucial, hence I can see all this smart automatization becoming very useful to optimize your time.

Now Skylum posted this new video showing how their new Landscape AI edits your images automatically and fast on the new Luminar AI (preorder here) with features that go well beyond the much talked Sky Replacement AI, such as:

Composition AI finds a perfect composition for your picture in one click
Enhance AI builds a brightness map of your photo, analyses and finds the uneven lightning and colours in your image, and then helps you balance those regions with a simple slider

Sky AI automatically detects and changes the sky, and also adjusts the lightning to match the sky. We have a ready to use set of skies, but you are always free to add your own.

Atmosphere AI is one of the most advanced tools that reconstructs your 2D image in 3D in order to add realistic atmospheric effects. You can fill your picture with realistic looking fog, haze or mist.

You can now preorder the new Luminar Ai software with pre-order discount.

https://skylum.evyy.net/c/332032/880106/3255?subId1=luminarAI

Oh, Look! Blockbuster MONSTER HUNTER Poster Image Snapped with Fujifilm X Series Gear… Although it’s Not Full Frame 😉

Evidently some still don’t get it that APS-C is not for Pros, and this is why we continue to see this:

official JOKER image were taken with Fujifilm X

official Mission Impossible Fallout images were snapped with X and GFX

official images of Hollywood’s blockbuster “Dunkirk” were taken with the Fujifilm X

And now we can add another one to the bunch.

The upcoming Hollywood blockbuster “Monster Hunter” poster image has been taken on a Fujifilm X-T2 (with XF50-140mmF2.8 lens) by fellow Fujifilm X shooter Coco Van Oppens (IG: Cocostills  – IG: monsterhuntermovie)
Coco has shared this information here at our massive X-T group.
I will share the trailer of the movie below, as well as a 1 hour interview with Coco (I’ll let it start at minute 47:08 for you, which is when she talks about the gear she uses. But make sure to watch it all as soon as you have time).
Here is some of the gear she uses:
Fujifilm X-T2 / X-T3
Fujifilm X-H1
XF 16-55mmF2.8
XF 50-140mmF2.8
She is looking at the Fujifilm X-T4 as well.
Why does she like Fuji? A lot of reasons:
the dials – she does not need to go through the menu
electronic shutter
fast autofocus
out of camera quality

Oh, Look! Blockbuster MONSTER HUNTER Poster Image Snapped with Fujifilm X Series Gear… Although it’s Not Full Frame 😉

Fujifilm Manager X-S10 Presentation: “Not All Fujifilm Cameras will Have Selfie Screens in Future and We Don’t Hate Mode Dials”

The Japanese youtube channel カメラのキタムラ had a chat with a Fujifilm manager.
The talk gravitates around the Fujifilm X-S10, and quite frankly 90% of what is said is stuff you already know. Here we highlight a few things that we consider more interesting.

The Mode Dial

One of the things we wanted to do was “custom position”, which is available from C1 to C4

we don’t hate mode dials

The X-S10 is a “gate camera” for those who enter the X system. A mode dial for simply operation was adpoted for that reason

The mode dial with C-positions is actually like going back to the roots for the Fujifilm X series, as Fujifilm’s second X series camera ever had already one and it continued with its successor.
If you ask me, bringing it back in what is probably the best value for money mid-range camera on the market, is an extremely smart and urgently needed move. We need more folks to join the X club, and the X-S10 could serve this purpose very well.

Film Simulations + Auto Mode

It is no exaggeration to say that the first reason for wanting to use a Fujifilm camera is film simulation

By pressing the Q button after displaying the film simulation with the function dial, an explanation of that film simulation will appear

An increasing number of younger generations of photography enthusiasts have never shot on film

New SP mode will record also RAW and select everything for you, inlcluding film simulation

The Rise of Vary-Angle Screens (selfie screens)

Fujifilm is not trying to put vary-angle screens on every camera

Each camera has its own personality, and Fujifilm chooses whether to implement a selfie screen depending on the main shooting purpose

The 3-axis tilt LCD monitor works effectively for still image shooting, so Fujifilm thinks it will continue to be effective for cameras that focus on still images

In my opinion a 3-way tilt screen is superior also for video shooters. The only advantage of fully articulating screens, is if you want to take selfie images or film yourself.

Fujifilm Manager X-S10 Presentation: “Not All Fujifilm Cameras will Have Selfie Screens in Future and We Don’t Hate Mode Dials”

B&H Photo Shipping First Batch Fujinon XF50mm f/1.0 R WR Lenses

Finally! BHphoto has finally started shipping the Fujinon XF50mm f/1.0, as reported also by our Fujifilm X-T member Michael here.

Finally arrived from B & H but my puppy won’t go outside with me to pose.
What a gorgeous dog lens! (sorry, I am a massive dog lover!)

XF50mmF1.0: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

Fujifilm said that the demand for this lens is overwhelming. I guess not all pre-orders will be fulfilled immediately and in fact I hear of some fellow X shooter getting delivery dates well into December. But at least the delivery started, and let’s hope it will proceed fast from now on
XF50mmF1.0 in USA: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

XF50mmF1.0 in EU: AmazonDE, CalumetDE, WexUK, ParkcamerasUK, JessopsUK, AmazonUK, PCHstore

B&H Photo Shipping First Batch Fujinon XF50mm f/1.0 R WR Lenses

Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE review by Opticallimits: “If you are aware of its limitations, it can still be an excellent tool”

Opticallimits tested the Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE and concluded:

“The Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE isn’t the silver bullet in its segment but given its size and also price tag this can’t be expected anyway. If you are aware of its limitations, it can still be an excellent tool. While it isn’t the last word on corner sharpness at f/2.8, the question is whether it’s required for on your usage pattern. It’s not ideal for astro photography but sharp corners aren’t really needed for shallow depth-of-field photography. Stopped down, the image quality is actually very decent across the image frame so applications such as landscape photography or city scenes are certainly possible with pretty impressive results. The amount of lateral CAs is about average but can easily be corrected in post. Image distortions are moderate for such a lens even in RAW format. An unsurprising weakness – given the small front element – is vignetting. It’s very heavy at f/2.8 and not brilliant at medium aperture settings either. Auto-correction reduces this a bit but some light falloff remains. We didn’t run our formalized bokeh tests but based on the field images, the quality is in line with other ultra-wide lenses – meaning that it can be a bit on the rough side.
We aren’t totally convinced by the build quality of this little Samyang lens. Formally there’s nothing wrong with it. There’s nothing shaky about it and it doesn’t change size during focusing. The focus ring is smooth, too. It just feels a little … cheap. The AF speed is Ok for such a lens but it takes a while before it finally settles.
It has to be pointed out that the Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE is – by far – the most affordable option ultra-wide AF lens in Sony E mount. And it’s not only affordable but it also represents a great value proposition.”
Samyang 18mm f/2.8 FE lens at BHphoto, Adorama.

Samyang AF 18mm f/2.8 FE review by Opticallimits: “If you are aware of its limitations, it can still be an excellent tool”

New Firmware update for the Sigma MC-11 EF-E adapter

Sigma issued a new firmware update for the MC-11 adapter:
[Benefits of the update] ・It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.03
・It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.1.02.
・It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware Ver.2.07.
・It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware 2.02.
・It makes the converter compatible with the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art in Canon EF mount, that has the latest firmware 2.01.

The new Sigma 105mm FE macro lens is in Stock for the first time in the US

The new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens is in Stock for the first time in the USA via FocusCamera. It will ship soon at at BHphoto and Adorama too.

New Firmware update for the Sigma MC-11 EF-E adapter

RUMOR: Sony will add Lidar autofocus tech on future Alpha cameras?

I got this from a new source. So I don’t know yet if this is completely BS or if this is a real (and very exciting) news. He told me this:

“After the recent IPHONE 12 premiere I was talking to one of my friends who is an Apple engineer. He said that at some point Sony was looking at incorporating new APPLE’s A14Z chip that will be used in the upcoming 2021 Ipad Pro. He said that Sony is working on adding computational photography features to their upcoming cameras. He said that it is also very probable that Sony will start using their own LIDAR sensor that they sell to Apple as they were impressed by how well Apple used Lidar for better AF tracking. One thing he said is that to get maximum performance of the A14Z chip, Sony has to completely rebuild its in-body camera software. I find this very interesting so I thought I’d share. We need to remember that Sony is selling both image sensors and LiDAR sensors to Apple and they have a really good relationship.”

RUMOR: Sony will add Lidar autofocus tech on future Alpha cameras?

Just recently DJI released the new RS 2 Gimbal Stabilizer (available at BHphoto, Adorama). It also comes with a new Lidar sensor with autofocus motor for manual focusing lenses. Here is how it works:

So while a rumor from a new source doesn’t make this a reliable info yet I think it is really highly likely Sony is working to add Lidar tech on their cameras. This may be the next generation autofocus system to beat the rest of the competition!

Yongnuo has announced the new 35mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens

Yongnuo just announced this new 35mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens. The lens will be available soon through their official Amazon US store.

Google translated presentation text:

Equipped with Fn function key

Equipped with Fn custom function buttons , reasonable allocation of <Fn> buttons can quickly call up a function menu or perform a shortcut operation, which improves the efficiency of creation.

Small and light

The maximum diameter and length of the lens is about 67 × 72mm , and the net weight is only about 295g . The lightweight design is convenient for daily carrying and long-term handheld shooting and video recording.

Equipped with quiet CNC stepper motor

Compared with traditional DC motors, digitally controlled stepping motors ( DSM ) have quick start-stop response, high focusing accuracy, and quieter focusing action, which is suitable for photo shooting and video recording.

F 2 large aperture

Flexible use of F2 large aperture, easy to obtain soft blur effect, can also use low sensitivity and higher shutter to shoot in low light environment.

9 optical lenses in 8 groups, nano multilayer coating

It adopts 8 groups and 9 -element optical structure design, and the lens nano-multilayer coating process , which effectively improves the light transmittance and suppresses the ghost image and glare of backlight .

Aspheric lens

Mounted . 1 aspherical glass lenses, various aberrations effective compensation.

Low dispersion lens

Using 1 Mei low-dispersion glass lenses, to better suppress the wide dispersion problems arising.

7 circular aperture blades

The design of 7 circular aperture blades can produce circular diffuse spots, and the aperture can be reduced appropriately to produce 14 starburst effects.

USB firmware upgrade

Equipped with a USB Type C interface, you can download the latest firmware to upgrade the lens to keep the lens at its best performance.

Metal bayonet, gold-plated contacts

The use of high-precision metal bayonet and gold-plated contacts effectively improves signal conductivity and corrosion resistance, and is durable. At the same time, it allows the camera and lens to maintain reliable communication, and realizes functions such as autofocus, aperture control, and EXIF information transmission.

Yongnuo has announced the new 35mm f/2.0 FE autofocus lens

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