Freemod X-Cap II lens cap now available also in 52mm

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The X-Cap II lens cap is not really a new product, but recently a new 52mm version was released that fits the following lenses:

  • Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Fujifilm XF 18mm f/2R
  • smc PENTAX - DA 50mm f/1.8
  • Samsung 60 mm F 2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA

Freemod X-CAP 2 lens cap can be purchased on Amazon and eBay. Here is how the X-Cap II lens cap actually works:
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Fuji X-A3 unboxing, shipping starts on December 21st

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After several delays, the new Fuji X-A3 camera now has a shipping date of December 21st at B&H:

Here is the first unboxing video:

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The latest Canon patents: 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 lenses, curved sensor and more

Here are the latest patents filed in Japan over the past few weeks:

→ Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens patent

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens patent with two extenders (1.4x & 1.7x) built-in inside

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→ Canon has a 0.82x optical viewfinder patent and another patent for displaying additional information in the reflex viewfinder

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What else is new?

→ US pricing announced for the new Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF full frame lens for Sony E-mount: $799 (available for pre-order).

→ Casio launched EX-FR110H camera with 1.9 MP sensor for ultra low-light photography (sample videos).

CIPA released their interchangeable camera shipment data for October.

Tamron developed imaging technology that exceeds far beyond human visual capability (thanks Barry).

Phase One Capture One Pro 10 announced (check pricing).

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A better look at the rumored Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8 lens

Here are two more pictures and the specifications of the rumored Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8 lens:

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Mitakon Zhong Yi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens

This morning I came across this DC.Watch post about the Mitakon Zhong Yi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II and even though this is an old lens, I don't think I have covered it here on the blog. The lens comes in Nikon, Canon and Pentax mounts and is priced at $200 depending on the mount.

Mitakon Zhong Yi Optics CREATOR 135mm f/2.8 II lens main specifications:

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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II MFT camera shipping date

Olympus Japan announced that the new OM-D E-M1 Mark II MFT camera and accessories will start shipping on December 22. The US shipping date is currently listed as December 12th at B&HAdorama and Amazon:

Update: I received some additional information that the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera will start shipping this week in the US and dealers can start selling it on December 12th.

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