David Hobby reportedly leaks pictures on flickr taken with a new Fuji X100T camera

This one is filed under the "there is always one" category: David Hobby (aka as Strobist) reportedly uploaded a set of photos on flickr (now removed) that were taken with a new Fuji X100T camera (see the discussions on Reddit and Dpreview). David Hobby has been working with Fujifilm in the past and it is not a surprise that he has access to a not yet announced camera. Here are the rumored specifications of the Fuji X100T that will most likely be announced at Photokina (September, 2014):

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Sony 2/3″ curved sensor coupled with a 20mm f/1.2 lens specifications

The Chinese website cnbeta.com published the specifications of a 2/3" curved Sony sensor coupled with a 20mm f/1.2 lens. This specific setup is designed for a cell phone camera. Sony is also rumored to announce a RX1 replacement that will feature a full frame curved sensor. There is a good chance that Nikkei's report on the new Sony curved sensor from earlier this month was for this 2/3" sensor and not for a full frame version.

Here are the 2/3" curved Sony sensor camera detailed specifications:

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Hasselblad to launch a new CFV-50c CMOS digital back for V System

Hasselblad announced a new CFV-50c CMOS digital back for their V system. Last year Hasselblad announced the end of life for their V camera line because of declining demand. Here are the details on the new digital back:
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The latest deals on photo gear

→ Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera is now 50% off.

→ Save up to $225 on SanDisk Pro CF cards.

→ Topaz Labs ReMask is 50% off till July 31st with coupon code "julyremask". Topaz Labs recently released a free ReMask update for existing customers.

→ Adorama currently offers up to $300 off on selected Samsung cameras, including the Samsung NX mini, Samsung GC200, Samsung NX30, Samsung NX300, Samsung Nx Gn120. Use coupon code: "SAMSUNGSUM" during checkout (expires: 07/31/2014)

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Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flash officially announced, Phottix Mitros+ for Sony now shipping

The previously rumored Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flash is now officially announced. Here is the 64 AF-1 description from metz.com (detailed specifications can be found here):

"This top model puts every subject in the perfect light: the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital impresses with its high-performance guide number 64 at ISO 100/21° and 200mm focal length. This makes the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital one of the most powerful compact flash units in the world and what’s more it boasts impeccable workmanship and abundant functions. The new rotating touch display with coloured lighting is a particular highlight. Coupled with its intuitive operating system, this allows the photographer to make quick adjustments to the multifarious setting options, no matter what the situation. The newly-developed motorised zoom means the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital is capable of illuminating focal lengths from 24 to 200mm superbly. Moreover, this flexible high-performance unit boasts a USB interface that enables the specific firmware for each of the models to be conveniently updated via computer and Internet. Its design and pleasant feel also leave nothing to be desired. Not only does the powerful mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital look fantastic, it provides perfect illumination for any flash exposure. The 64 AF-1 is the top of the Metz flash unit range, and features intelligent secondary reflector technology, which allows wonderfully balanced light distribution, especially for portrait shots. Depending on the version, the mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital works with the respective camera-specific system flash modes for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus/Panasonic/Leica and Sony cameras, including the applicable wireless TTL modes."

Phottix Mitros flash for Sony
Phottix also started shipping their new Mitros+ flash for Sony cameras. Here are the main features:
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Olympus to announce the ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO and a new black ED 12mm f/2 MFT lenses

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In the next few weeks Olympus will announce a new black ED 12mm f/2 lens (this will not be a limited/special edition like the previous version) and the ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens that was initially introduced in September, 2013. Both lenses are designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Olympus already has a silver 12mm f/2 lens that costs $799.

Via Digicame-info

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Deal of the day: Ricoh GR camera bundle for $796.95 ($427.95 in savings)

Adorama currently has a sale on the Ricoh GR camera bundle for $796.95 (savings of $427.95). The bundle includes:

  • Ricoh GR Pocket-Size Compact Digital Camera (regular $696.95)
  • Ricoh GF-1 TTL Flash for GR & GXR Camera Guide 108 (regular $249)
  • Ricoh GV-1 External Viewfinder for GR Cameras (regular $229)
  • Ricoh DB-65 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery for the GR-III (regular $49.95)

You will also get back 4% in Adorama rewards and free shipping. This deal will expire on July 28th.

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