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

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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.

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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

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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:

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Here is the actual lens design:

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

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Adobe Photoshop is now running on Chrome

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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

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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

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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

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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":

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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

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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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