Tests/ first impressions Photokina 2016 Live Thread

this is the Live thread for the Photokina 2016. We will report today (Monday) and tuesday live here from the Photokina. If you have any questions, feel free to post here in this thread...

Best wishes
Announcement Photokina 2016 Live!
Dear members,

we will report today and tomorrow live from the Photokina in Germany. This is the biggest and most important photoshow in the industry and it happens only every 2 years in Cologne in Germany.

If you have specific interests like i.e. Hasselblad or other brands or accessories, then please post in the forum and we will try to check it out for you - if the time is allowing it.

Best wishes
I was invited to the X1D Event in Hamburg by Hasselblad. They showed pre-production models which we could use and test. We also were allowed to shoot images, but because it was a pre-production model, I do not want to post them on the internet.

All I can say is that the IQ is really very good already with that pre-production model. But let's do it in the right order.

First there was the presentation about the thinking behind this camera. Hasselbald has a new CEO and with him a new...
Fujifilm announced the successor of the X-T1. It is calles X-T2 and has similar specifications as the X-Pro 2. 24MP APS-C X-Trans sensor, improved AF, better EVF etc.

For discussions check our Fuji Forum here.
Dear members,

we are installing today a few addons. To be able to get them to work we will have to change slightly the subdomainname for the forum.

The main domain name www.camera-info.com stays untouched. Only the subdomain name www.forums.camera-info.com, which covers our Hasselblad Forum...
Hasselblad announced the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera!

50MP CMOS Medium Format Sensor • 725g • New Lens Range • WiFi & GPS • ISO up to 25,600 • Shutter speed 1/2000 sec • Dual Card Slots • Phocus 3.1 • HD Video • And more...

Feel free to discus this news in our Hasselblad forum (formerly Hasselbladinfo.com)
Tamron had already a teaser for 2 new lenses for this CP+ show next week. But nobody knew which lenses this will be. Now it leaked. The lenses will be:

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO 1: 1 VC USD

with mounts for Canon, Nikon und Sony.

In addition to the Sigma Art telezoom, Sigma will also announce a successor of the well known 30/1.4 (APS-C) lens. It will be a lens from the Contemporary line, no Art line, which is good for the wallet :)

Specification so far:

  • Lens design: 9 elements in 7 groups (double-sided aspherical lens high refractive index and high dispersion glass)
  • Aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
  • Filter Size: 52mm
  • AF motor: stepping motor
  • Shortest focusing distance: 30cm
  • Inner focus...
Sigma will announce 2 new lenses next week for the CP+ show. Oe of them will be a telezoom from the Art series: Sigma 50-100/1.8 DC HSM Art. I guess again for the Canon, Nikon and Pentax mount.

The disadvantages of this big aperture are the filter size of 82mm, the weight of 1490g and the price of around 1.400$


Announcement Merry Christmas!
Dear members,

we wish you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful Christmas season with your friends and families.


Enjoy your gifts and if they are photo related, share them with us here in the forum :)


Your CI-Team
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