Mirrorless in July (Bits and Pieces)

While I was off the Internet in July on my annual break, a few odds and ends happened in the mirrorless world you'll want to know about. Here they are:

  • The Fujifilm GFX 50S seems to now be staying in stock, and we've even seen a few discounts start to appear here and there. I'd have to say from the evidence that those that really wanted this MF camera now have it. The question now is whether it has any legs. The 23mm and 110mm lenses started shipping, too. Review coming.
  • The Hasselblad X1D got a new firmware update (1.17.0) that adds a few minor features and a number of fixes for issues. As always, the camera database section has been updated with this information. The full release notes can be found here.
  • Leica released the TL2. The big news here is that the sensor goes from 16mp to 24mp, the camera adds 4K video, frame rates were boosted to 7 fps (mechanical) and 20 fps (electronic shutter), and the buffer almost doubles in size. The dimensions and handling of the camera are essentially identical to the original model, as are most of the other specs. The camera did gain a slight bit in weight and lose a bit of capability in photos per charge. Price also went up US$100 to US$1950. By the end of the month, firmware 1.1 was released to fix a bug with the optional EVF.
  • The Sony 100-400mm lens for the FE mount began shipping.
  • Voigtlander announced the release of the 65mm f/2 macro lens for the Sony E-mount. Later they announced it will be delayed slightly in getting to the public. B&H is taking orders for it now, though.
  • 7Artisans introduced new lenses for a range of mirrorless mounts.
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