Canon Europe has announced an upgrade to two of its L-series lenses, with the launch of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM. The 70-200mm lens has been useful for professional, semi-professional and photography enthusiasts for many years, thanks to the ability to easily change image composition by switching from standard to telephoto. This adaptability means both lenses can capture a wide range of subjects, from portraits to wildlife, reaffirming the role the 70-200mm lens plays in a photographer’s kit bag.
Fujifilm adds an ultra light X-series camera
Fujifilm has launched the X-A7 mirrorless digital camera, available in a kit that includes the popular XC15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens.
The X-A7’s compact, lightweight form factor, leading image quality and a vast array of new features, position it as an ideal and timely entry into Fujifilm’s popular family of X Series mirrorless cameras.
Weighing in at only 320g and features a new 24.2MP imaging sensor, the X-A7 has fast autofocus, face detection, and enough power to create full resolution stills at 6 FPS.
Fujifilm says it’s a great camera for content creators of various skill levels and disciplines, and also offers a 3.5 inch, 16:9 LCD flip-out articulating screen that enables users to capture images on-the-go. The new “Smart Menu” facilitates intuitive touchscreen operation, so that beginners can produce high-quality images without having to learn how the camera works.
The newly developed 24.2MP imaging sensor features 8.5 times more phase-detection pixels across its surface than the previously available sensor. The X-A7 has been engineered with industry-leading copper wiring to reduce digital noise, to ensure images and video are processed quickly, and to ensure the best possible image quality.
It offers an enhanced data readout speed which enables a smooth frame rate of 30fps when recording 4K video, minimising the rolling shutter effect which typically occurs when recording fast-moving subjects or when panning the camera quickly.
Record video in 4K 30P to get a cinematic look with bokeh and colours that Fujifilm X Series cameras are known to provide. Record, upload, and share on-the-go with features such as “Countdown Video” mode, which allows videos to be filmed at a pre-selected duration: 15, 30 or 60 seconds, for a quick upload to social media channels.
The use of Fujifilm Camera Remote (a free app for smartphones and tablet devices) and the advanced features of the X-A7 are designed to ensure dependable connectivity and stability in wireless communications. The X-A7 also supports wired communications with smartphones and tablet devices, useful when transferring large data, e.g. video, to such devices.
Availability and Pricing
The new Fujifilm X-A7 with Fujinon XC15-45mm F3.5- 5.6 OIS PZ lens kit will come in camel, dark silver, mint green, and silver.
The X-A7 kit will be available for order from Fujifilm South Africa starting 24 October at a recommended retail price of R12 000. For more information, visit https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/cameras/x-a7/.
WWE 2K20 tells story of women’s evolution
2K has announced details of the WWE 2K20 story-driven, objective-based 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution.
In 2014, four talented young upstarts in NXT helped start what would eventually become known as the Women’s Evolution in WWE. Fast forward to 2019, and women headlined WrestleMania for the first time in history.
WWE 2K20 tells the whole story in 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution. Cover Superstar Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, and Sasha Banks – the Four Horsewomen – describe the journey to bring women’s wrestling to the forefront of WWE in their own words with live action footage.
2K Showcase includes 15 playable instant classic matches spanning the group’s meteoric rise over that last five years. Players will unlock characters, attire parts, titles, and more as they progress. See the complete list below to see if your favorites made the cut.
- NXT TakeOver – Charlotte Flair w/ Ric Flair v. Natalya w/Bret Hart
- NXT TakeOver: Rival – Sasha Banks v. Charlotte Flair v. Bayley v. Becky Lynch
- NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn – Bayley v. Sasha Banks
- Night of Champions 2015 – Charlotte Flair w/Paige & Becky Lynch v. Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella & Alicia Fox
- WrestleMania 32 – Charlotte Flair w/Ric Flair v. Becky Lynch v. Sasha Banks
- RAW – Sasha Banks v. Charlotte w/Dana Brooke
- Backlash – Becky Lynch v. Alexa Bliss v. Carmella v. Naomi v. Natalya v. Nikki Bella
- Hell in a Cell – Charlotte Flair v. Sasha Banks
- Elimination Chamber – Becky Lynch v. Mickie James
- RAW – Bayley v. Charlotte Flair
- Fastlane – Sasha Banks v. Nia Jax
- WrestleMania 33 – Bayley v. Charlotte Flair v. Nia Jax v. Sasha Banks
- WrestleMania 34 – Charlotte Flair v. Asuka
- Evolution – Becky Lynch v. Charlotte Flair
- WrestleMania 35 – Becky Lynch v. Charlotte Flair v. Ronda Rousey