The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens is not available in stores yet, but the first reviews are already posted online and they all have been very positive. The lens is priced at $799 and will be available at the end of July for all major mounts (Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma).
Very detailed and favorable Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens review at Lenstip:
The new Adobe Photoshop CC is now available as a part of the Creative Cloud. Additional details on pricing, new features, technical specifications, reviews, FAQ and more can be found on the official Photoshop CC website.
Via Adobe CC Blog
The above picture of an unknown Canon camera was posted on the Chinese website Weibo. The actual camera is blurred out, bu it appears that the label on the strap reads "EOS 3D":
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Adobe is looking into different Creative Cloud subscription options following the massive online backlash after their announcement that future Photoshop versions will be available only through a monthly subscription. The company recently sent out a survey to a selected users about the Creative Cloud, specifically about a new pricing structure of $9.99 for Photoshop or $29.99 for the entire suite on a 3 years contract which includes a permanent copy of CS6 after 3 years and a promise to continually update CS6 to support future file and camera types. Sounds good to me!
Adobe Photoshop CC will be officially released tomorrow.
With the introduction of the Q7 mirrorless camera, Pentax also announced the limited edition "Complete Kit" in Japan that contains seven Q lenses, PL filter and a camera bag. Only 1000 kits will be produced.
Pentax also announced a white version of their WG-3 waterproof, coldproof, shockproof and dustproof camera.
Here are some of the specifications for the upcoming Sony Cyber-shot RX100M2 compact camera (remake of the popular RX100):
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Tamron's latest patent is for a 135mm f/2.8 lens for APS-C based cameras (202.5mm equivalent).
Canon filed patents for several different lenses:
- 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6
- 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6
- 85mm f/1.2
- 85mm f/1.8
- 135mm f/2
- 50mm f/1.4
Olympus filed a patent for a 40-200mm f/4 Micro Four Thirds lens.
A quick update to my last post: I was able to confirm that the upcoming Sony RX1R compact full frame camera will not have an anti-aliasing (AA) filter. This will be the only difference between the RX1 and the RX1R models.
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Sigma announced the pricing for their 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens: $799. The lens is available in Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma mounts and will start shipping on July 31, 2013.
The above images were taken from the leaked manual of the Sony RX100 replacement (update: the exact model name is DSC-RX100M2). The new camera will have a titling screen, hot shoe and built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. The official announcement will be on June 27, 2013.
On the same date Sony is also preparing to announce a new version of the RX1 full frame compact camera that will be called RX1R. According to the leaked manual, the camera will look identical to the RX1 (update: the RX1R will not have an AA filter):
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