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:

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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:

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

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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?

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→ 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).

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

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CIPA released their interchangeable camera shipment data for October.

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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

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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

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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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