The latest news, rumours and product releases straight from Photokina 2018
Photokina 2018 is here, and we're updating our blog with announcements as they are made! This blog is the place to be for live updates on product announcement and camera news.
We also take a look at the latest Photokina 2018 rumours, consider what trends are expected to be a big deal at arguably the biggest photography, camera and imaging event of the year. Photokina runs from 26.09.2018 – 29.09.2018 in Cologne, Germany.
With a large diameter, flange distance of just 20mm, a secure mount and enhanced electronic connections, it looks like Panasonic are adding to the recent wave of new mounts that have been developed to allow for optimal lens design - as per the Nikon Z Mount and the Canon RF Mount.
The prospect of Panasonic users being able to choose between Panasonic, Leica or Sigma lenses is undoubtedly exciting and offers consumers a lot of choice.
The Fujifilm GFX 50S has been loved by anyone who has ever picked one up (a dubious 'fact' for you there!), and now Fujifilm have launched a rangefinder version!
With an incredible 100MP sensor, the GFX100 is the first medium format digital camera to feature in-body stabilisation - it was confirmed this was needed to make hand-held shooting practical, due to the sensitivity of the large sensor. The GFX100 is still under development, and is expected to arrive in early 2019.
The announcement of an additional 3 lenses will take the total number of GFX lenses up to 11, covering a total focal range of 23-350mm, or the 35mm equivalent of 18-277mm. This shows that Fujifilm are looking to seriously open up the capabilities of their medium format range - great news for the commercial, portrait and studio photographers out there!
Fujifilm GF 50m f/3.5 - the 35mm equivalent to 40mm, this is the smallest and lightest GF lens available.
Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 - a versatile zoom lens, the 35mm equivalent to 36-79mm, making it a versatile zoom lens.
Fujifilm GF 100-200mm f/5.6 - a long-awaited arrival from Fujifilm, the 35mm equivalent to a 79-158mm focal range. Combine with the existing GF1.4X TC WR teleConverter to cover the focal length range of 140mm to 280mm (35mm equivalent to 111-221mm).
XF33mm f/1 R - we finish the Fujifilm update with the news that they are developing a 33mm f/1 as part of their X-Mount series. Look forward to hearing news on this, as not only will it be incredibly sharp, it is also autofocus.
XCD f/1.9 80mm - Hasselblad's fastest ever lens features twin AF motors - expect optical perfection with incredible bokeh and depth-of field making this lens perfect for portrait and product photography.
They have confirmed that they are working on their AI and updating their much loved Eye-AF to work on animals. Interestingly, they confirmed that they were open to sharing details of their E-Mount (possibly in response to the 'L Mount'), and when discussing the full-frame mirrorless market, acknowledged the new competition... and added a slight reminder that the a7 has been around for 5 years!
Photokina is arguably the largest imaging event / photography fair of the year, an international showcase of the latest imaging and camera technology.
With over 5000 journalists attending, Park Cameras will also have representatives there, as part of our quest to inspire our customers with the latest and greatest in camera technology. We also like to make sure we confidently maintain our knowledge of the market at ‘expert’ level.
By Park Cameras on 18/10/2018
Events at Park Cameras
Throughout the year, Park Cameras hold and attend a range of events. For photographers currently stuck indoors, as opposed to our events that are traditionally held in store or on the road, we are currently working on a range of events that can be held in the comfort and safety of your own home. In these uncertain times, there’s never been a better time to get to grips with your camera, and hopefully we can help achieve this. Find out more