Meyer Optik Goerlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens coming soon

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Few months ago I reported about a new Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens from the German manufacturer Meyer Optik Görlitz that will be available for Nikon, Canon, Fuji X, Sony NEX and MFT mounts. The company just published some additional information on the upcoming lens:

Meyer Optik Goerlitz Trioplan 100mm f:2.8 lens sample photo

A sample photo taken with a Meyer Optik Goerlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 prototype lens

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Another Hasselblad Stellar camera price drop

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The price of the Hasselblad Stellar camera dropped by another $100 to $895 (was $999.99 before). Only the black carbon fiber version is still listed at $999.99 for some reason. I hope Hasselblad learned their lesson

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Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM lens review

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B&H published an interesting review of the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM lens currently available in their used department (see also this post):

With the Canon 1200mm lens, planning involves not what to bring and leave behind, it starts with this question: “How many people do I need to bring with me to carry the gear needed to get the shot?” If you own this lens, you had better have at least one friend who is passionate about photography and willing to carry heavy loads. You may be better off with two or more friends. Carrying the lens, camera bodies, and supports is more accurately a 2.5-person job. Hauling the gear to a location and shooting a lens like this is more akin to a logistics challenge than simple planning.

Also, there is nothing casual about this lens. You cannot just decide, on a whim, to take it outside to make some photographs. If you want to try to use the optic to its fullest potential, you will need to scout locations, have ideas of what images you want to capture, and keep an eye on the weather. Remember to do all this while coordinating the schedules of several other people who you will need to pull this off.

Here is an example of the zoom capabilities of the lens:

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Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM lens specifications:

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Sneak peek of an early prototype of Adobe’s mobile retouching

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Update: Adobe killed Photoshop Touch in favor of a new mobile solution.

Adobe published a sneak peek video of an early prototype of Adobe's mobile retouching feature:

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The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is now in stock

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The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is now shipping worldwide and is currently in stock at B&H, Amazon and Adorama.

Additional information on the lens can be found here:

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Price drop: the black Fuji X100T camera is now $300 off on Amazon

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For some reason the black Fuji X100T camera is now $999 ($300 off) on Amazon - you need to add to cart in order to see the price, must select Amazon as the seller. B&H and Adorama still list the camera at $1,299.

The Fuji X-T1 lens kit is now $400 off.

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Ricoh GR II camera to be announced soon

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The Indonesian Communication Agency has a new listing on their website for a Ricoh GR II camera - a replacement for the current GR model. The official announcement will be in the next 30-60 days. Expect the price of the current GR model to drop (currently at $550). Some of the rumored GR II improvements are:

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