Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens and Panasonic GM5 MFT camera starting to ship in the US

Foto Hans Keuzekamp in the Netherlands received their first shipment of the Fujifilm XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens. Check US availability at Amazon | Adorama | B&H.

The Panasonic GM5 MFT camera is also expected to start shipping in the next few days. Check US availability at Amazon (in stock at the time of this post) | Adorama | B&H.

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New patents: Fuji lens system that can take telephoto and wide-angle pictures at the same time; new Sony 60mm f/2.8 macro lens

Fuji lens system that can take a telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same time
An interesting new patent from Fuji - a new optical lens system that can obtain a telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same time. Additional drawing I downloaded from the  actual patent application:

Fuji lens system that can take a telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same timeFuji Fuji lens system patent
Here is the actual lens design:

Sony filed a new patent for a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens:

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Adobe Photoshop is now running on Chrome

Adobe Photoshop is now running on Chrome: Google and Adobe has been working on this project for two years:

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Deal of the day: spend $100 in camera gift cards at Amazon, get an additional $25

Amazon has a new deal on DSLR and compact system cameras: spend $100 in camera gift cards* and get an additional $25 to spend on qualifying digital cameras. You can read all the details here.

* The camera gift card can be used toward the purchase of any product(s) shipped and sold by Amazon.com.

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Fuji X100T and Samsung NX1 cameras are now in stock in the US

The Fuji X100T is currently in stock at Amazon. The Samsung NX1 is in stock at Adorama.

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Black Friday deals on photo gear

I already started collecting all of the current deals and rebates on photo gear for the upcoming holiday season (including Black Friday and Cyber Monday) into one place - there is now a new tab in the navigation called "Deals":

Bookmark this page as I will be updating it in the next few weeks.

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Sony a7 II could start shipping worldwide in January 2015

The new Sony a7 II is for now officially announced only in Japan and will start shipping on December 5th, 2014. The latest Sony mirrorless camera with with 5 axis in-body stabilization will most likely start shipping worldwide in January, 2015. The European price will be 1,800 EUR.

A new firmware for the Sony  A77 II camera will be released in December, 2014.

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