Pentax HD DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens officially announced

Pentax officially announced a new DA 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens for DSLR cameras (the lens was initially introduced at Photokina). The price is $746.95 (available for pre-order). Here are the lens specifications:

Focal Length 16-85mm
(in 35mm format equivalent) 24.5-130mm
Maximum Aperture F3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture F22-38
Lens Construction 16elements in 12groups
Angle of View 83-19°
Lens Mount KAF3
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.35m (1.15 ft.)
Maximum Magnification 0.26x
Filter Diameter 72mm
Diaphragm Control Fully automatic
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7
Rounded aperture (16mm: F3.5-4.5, 85mm: F5.6-8)
Aperture Ring N/A
Tripod Compatibility N/A
Lens Hood PH-RBA72
Lens Cap O-LC72
Lens Case S90-140
Maximum Diameter x Length Approx.78mm x 94mm (3.1 inch x 3.7 inch)
Weight Approx.488g /17.2 oz (with hood Approx.517g /18.2 oz)
Bundle Hood, Lens cap, Mount cap
Others HD Coating
SP (Super Protect) Coating
Quick-shift Focus System

Main features:

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Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan only

Olympus Stylus 1s camera 2Olympus Stylus 1s camera
The previously rumored Olympus Stylus 1s camera was officially announced in Japan today. There are no indications if the new model will be available in other countries. Here is a quick specs comparison with the previous model:

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New Ricoh Theta 360 degree camera announced

Ricoh announced a new version of their Theta 360-degree camera. Here are the specifications:

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Olympus Stylus 1s camera to be announced tomorrow

Olympus Stylus 1s camera
Olympus is rumored to announce their new Stylus 1s compact camera tomorrow (right before the Photo Plus show in New York). One of the improvements over the previous version is a smaller AF target and a new step-up zoom function. The lens will remain the same (28-300mm f/2.8 equivalent). A new 0.8x wide conversion lens WCON-08X will also be announced tomorrow. Stay tuned for additional details.

Via Digicame-info

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New rebates from Canon, Fuji and Panasonic

The new Canon rebates now also include the new 7D Mark II camera (shipping starts on October 30th):

New Fuji rebates - up to $300 off:

Additional instant rebates:

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Canon EOS 6D, Sony RX1, Nikon D800E, Fuji X100s, Leica X2: all listed as discontinued

→ Canon EOS 6D camera is listed as discontinued at Amazon UK.

→ Sony RX1 camera is listed as discontinued at DigitalRev.

→ Nikon D800E (and D800) cameras are listed as discontinued at B&H.

→ Fuji X100s camera is listed as discontinued.

→ Leica X2 camera is also listed as discontinued.

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More details on the rumored Sony/Zeiss and Mamiya medium format digital rangefinder cameras


The current Mamiya 7 II medium format camera

Few weeks ago I reported that two new medium format digital rangefinder will be announced in the next few months by Sony/Zeiss and Mamiya. Today I received some additional information:

  • 50 megapixel medium format CMOS sensor (probably made by Sony)
  • Two versions will be sold under the Mamiya and Sony brands
  • Only the Sony version will have an EVF
  • The Mamiya model will have an OVF with OLED focus peaking
  • The lenses will also be sold under the Sony/Zeiss and Mamiya brands
  • New magnet-based lens attachment
  • The cameras will have 4 black classic control dials
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