Rumor Watch: Sigma ART, Canon 7Dmkii & Fuji X100T

Photokina this year looks very exciting and we have a lot of cool things to look forward to. I think the top three that interest me come from Canon, Sigma and Fuji. Here’s is what I think we’ll likely see this Photokina.

Canon 7Dmkii

 

The 7D rumors have been teasing us for years. It’s the longest I’ve seen Canon go without a refresh and it looks like for certain that we’ll finally see it this Photokina. Canon promises something special and spectacular with it but from looking at the leaked specs, it seems exactly what we would expect.

20.2MP with 10 fps. The rest of the specs seem to pull from the 1Dx or the 5Dmkiii.

Nothing that mind shattering yet. Maybe the sensor and processor will do something special, but the camera looks awesome regardless. And if I was someone looking to get a professional APS-C camera, this would be my first choice. Nobody makes them like Canon.

Fuji X100T

This is likely my next purchase. An upgrade to the amazing Fuji X100s. Improved sensor, lens, rotating screen and better EVF. All the things it needed.

It seems they ditched the optical viewfinder. Hipsters will be pissed but I really didn’t care about that feature. I have an eye condition that makes it really hard for me to use viewfinders anyway because of the special contact lenses I have to wear. Which is why I love using the screen on my Sony A7r.

Why do I want this camera? Because for street photography and traveling around and about my Sony A7r just got too beat up. It’s still in the shop and I didn’t even abuse it like I did my Canon 5Dmkii which I abused for years without ever having a problem.

This camera is also dead silent with its lens shutter and will be awesome for some high speed strobe photography.

So to save my Sony A7r so it survives the next few years as my landscape photography beast. I’ll be picking up a new walk around camera. The Fuji X100T

Sigma 14-24 F4 Art Lens

 

My favorite thing about Sigma these last few years is we can now officially start taking their lenses very serious. They don’t mess around with their ART lenses. Not only are they amazing, often times better than the competition, but they’re also significantly cheaper.

There are a few more Sigma’s that look promising that we should see very soon. The Sigma 24mm ART as well as the Sigma 85mm ART.

My goal is to eventually get a whole range of Sigma primes. But first I got to work on my poor man’s Samyang collection.

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