New Gear Podsticle, October 2021: The B&H Photography Podcast


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Today on the B&H Photography Podcast, we catch up with the new photography gear that has been announced over the past few months. Attention goes to the Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z 9 as big deal mirrorless reveals, the Nikon still scant on details, but what’s clear from these releases is the continued shift away from the DSLR format for these manufacturers. FUJIFILM, Pentax, Olympus, and Sigma added mostly updates to existing cameras over recent months, while Panasonic and Sony offered new models aimed at vloggers and streamers. An odd couple of Sony a7R series updates also made our list of new cameras, a list that will surely have many additions by the time we host our “Cameras of the Year” episode, in December.

The second half of the show is dedicated to lenses and accessories. Canon’s funky new RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR lens is highlighted, and we mention several new Canon RF lenses, including the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. FUJIFILM introduced two new fast aperture lenses to go with the X-T30 II camera announcement and a beautiful 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR lens. Nikon put out several lenses for the Z system, including the affordable NIKKOR Z 40mm f/2 lens. Of the other manufacturers, all of whom released new lenses recently, Tamron was the busiest, with five entries. Also of note is Sigma’s new “Sports” designated 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS telephoto zoom lens, available in Leica L, Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E mounts, and the Venus Optics Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 lens.

We conclude the gear update with new light systems from Profoto, Godox, and Aputure, and we also mention webcams, drones, and new tabletop tripods from JOBY.

Canon EOS R3 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sony ZV-E10 Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic Lumix GH5 II Mirrorless Camera
Canon RF 5.2mm f/2.8L Dual Fisheye 3D VR Lens
Venus Optics Laowa Argus 35mm f/0.95 FF Lens
Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens
Aputure LS 600x Pro Lamp Head
JOBY Podzilla Medium Tabletop Tripod Kit
Logitech 4K Pro Webcam

Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Senior Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Shawn C Steiner