Canon Eos R With Hybrid Ef/rf Mount Reportedly In The Works

Canon EOS R With Hybrid EF/RF Mount Reportedly In The Works

The problem with a lot of camera systems is that generally speaking, lenses don’t come in a one-size-fits-all design. This means that even amongst the same brand, different models could use different lens mounts. This in turn creates a problem for photographers who are looking to adopt a new system and would either have to deal with adapters or buy a new set of lens entirely, which can be pretty expensive.

However, for Canon photographers, if you’re looking to make the move to the company’s EOS R series of mirrorless cameras but you have a bunch of EF mount lenses lying around, you could be in luck. This is because according to a report from Canon Rumors, they have heard that Canon is developing a new model of the EOS R that could come with an EF/RF hybrid mount.

Continued Caution Urged After Mount Asama Eruption

Continued caution urged after Mount Asama eruption

People are being urged to stay away from Mount Asama in central Japan following a minor eruption at the volcano on Wednesday night.

The eruption occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the mountain, which straddles Nagano and Gunma prefectures, prompting the Meteorological Agency to raise the volcanic alert level from 1 to 3, on a scale of 5.

Mount Asama Volcano Erupts

Mount Asama volcano erupts

There has been a minor eruption on Mount Asama in the central part of Japan. The eruption occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Meteorological Agency officials say the volcano sent smoke more than 1,800 meters up into the air.

Mount Asama Erupts

Mount Asama erupts

Japan's Meteorological Agency says Mount Asama in the central part of the country erupted at 10:08 p.m. Wednesday. The mountain straddles Nagano and Gunma prefectures.

Mount Aso In Kumamoto Erupts

Mount Aso in Kumamoto erupts

Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, has erupted.

The Meteorological Agency says the volcano erupted at 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday. Smoke mixed with volcanic ash rose about 200 meters from the mountain's crater.

Nikon Unveils Updated Roadmap For Its Z-mount Lenses

Nikon Unveils Updated Roadmap For Its Z-Mount Lenses

The problem with adopting a new camera system is that lens availability tends to be a bit scarce at the start in terms of variety. This is versus long and established camera systems that have been building up their portfolio for years. This is one of the downsides to adopting the new Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, but Nikon definitely has plans to change that.

The company has recently released an updated roadmap for its Z-mount lens lineup for the next few years and it looks like photographers will have quite a few to choose from. In 2019 alone, the company plans on releasing at least six new lenses, one of which has since been announced in the form of the 14-30mm f/4 S lens. The rest of the year is also expected to see the introduction of more prime lenses like a 24mm f/1.8 S and an 85mm f/1.8 S.

Miura To Climb Mount Aconcagua At The Age Of 86

Miura to climb Mount Aconcagua at the age of 86

An 86-year-old Japanese adventurer is preparing to take on a new challenge. Yuichiro Miura is aiming to conquer the highest peak in the South American continent in January.

He has climbed Mount Aconcagua once before, when he was in his 50s. The Argentinian peak is more than 7,000 meters above sea level.

Mount Fuji With Veil Of Snow

Mount Fuji with veil of snow

As autumn deepens, Japan's iconic Mount Fuji has been cloaked in a veil of snow.

Officials of Fuji-Yoshida City, on the foot of the nation's highest peak, announced on Monday that the mountain has received its first powdering of snow "makeup" of the season.

Runners Race Up Mount Fuji

Runners race up Mount Fuji

Thousands of people have run up Mount Fuji as part of an annual race to climb Japan's tallest mountain.

Nearly 4,000 competitors from around the world competed in the Fuji Mountain Race on Friday morning.

Sony's X-mount Lets You Attach Your Phone To The Dualshock 4 Controller

Sony's X-Mount Lets You Attach Your Phone To The DualShock 4 Controller

There are games playable on our smartphones in which we are able to use a physical controller with. Given that there are some games that don't play as well using touch controls, this is a welcome feature. In fact if you're looking for a way to enjoy mobile gaming while using a controller, Sony might have something for you.

Dubbed the X-Mount, as you can see in the image above what this does is that it basically mounts your smartphone on a Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 controller. It's not a particularly complex setup but basically if lets users see the screen of their phones while using the controller which could be more comfortable (and portable) than propping it up using something else.

Nikon's Upcoming Mirrorless Rumored To Feature New Z-mount

Nikon's Upcoming Mirrorless Rumored To Feature New Z-Mount

Despite being juggernauts in the camera industry with big name professionals using their cameras, Canon and Nikon haven't really had much success on the mirrorless front, at least not compared to the likes of Sony or Fujifilm. However we have heard that they are planning on changing this, and in the case of Nikon we could be looking at a new mount.

In a report from Nikon Rumors, they have heard that Nikon could be working on a new mount for their upcoming mirrorless camera called the Z-mount. This is designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras and will feature a 49mm external diameter, and a flange focal distance of 16mm.

Sony Adds High Magnification, High Quality 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Aps-c Zoom Lens To E-mount Lens Lineup

Sony Adds High Magnification, High Quality 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 APS-C Zoom Lens to E-mount Lens Lineup

New Compact, Lightweight E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Features Outstanding Sharpness and Fast, Precise, Quiet AF for a wide variety of still and video applications

SAN DIEGO, Jan 4, 2018 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced its 48th E-mount lens.  This new APS-C lens features a versatile 18-135mm focal length, aperture range of F3.5-F5.6 and Optical SteadyShot™ stabilization.

Sony Introduces E-mount 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Oss Lens For Aps-c Bodies

Sony introduces E-mount 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens for APS-C bodies

Sony has introduced an optically stabilized 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 zoom lens that is 'an ideal fit' for its a6000 series of mirrorless cameras. The lens, equivalent to 27-202.5mm on APS-C bodies, features 2 ED and 1 aspherical elements, a minimum focus distance of 45cm and a weight of just 325 g.

The 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS will be available in February for $599/£570. We wouldn't be at all surprised to see this lens kitted with the a6300 and a6500 at some point in the future.