Fujifilm just announced the 5th generation of their legendary X100 series camera – X100V. Fuji X100 was initially shown at the Photokina show in September 2010 and was introduced in February 2011. I remember the hype when the first one came out. It was something new, something different, it was beautiful, it was powerful, it was sexy and almost pocketable. Of course it was slow, and probably that was the reason it never reached my camera bag.
Yesterday, November 14, 2019, Sony released a repair recall for one of their professional lenses – the 16-35mm GM. The f/2.8 lens was released back in 2017, and since then it stood our for it’s high build quality and sharpness.
Sony says that “some SEL1635GM FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM E-mount lenses may cause the camera to not operate correctly when the lens is attached”.
Sony “will repair your Affected Lens, free of charge, until March 31, 2023”.
Affected are lenses with serial numbers between 1800502 and 1823192 but not all lenses within the serial number range are affected.
On October 3, 2019 Sony announced the second iteration of their flagship full frame camera – A9II. Looking at the specifications we get the impression that it is just an incremental upgrade over the A9. Or is it?