Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR camera: price and kit lens rumors

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The latest rumors on the upcoming Pentax K-1 full frame DSLR camera:

  • The price is rumored to be €1,999 for the body-only (around $2,200, US prices are usually lower)
  • The K-1 will be available as kit with the 28-105mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens
  • New HD Pentax-D FA 15-30mm f/2.8 SDM lens will also be announced (it's basically a rebadged Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di USD)
  • An updated roadmap will also be published

Via, pictures via Adorama


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Samyang announced two new XEEN cinema lenses, one more lens is coming

Samyang announced two new lenses from their XEEN cinema line: 14mm T/3.1 and 35mm T/1.5.

One more XEEN wide angle lens is still to be announced:

Specifications comparison of all current XEN lenses:

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Nikon D500 and Fuji X-Pro2 cameras delayed

The release of two major recently announced cameras got delayed:

Nikon D500 delayed till the end of April

The Fuji X-Pro 2 Delayed Until March‽

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New patents: Sigma 20mm f/1.8 DG HSM and Canon EF 16-35mm f / 2.8 L USM lenses

Sigma 20mm f:1.8 DG HSM lens patent
Sigma filed a patent in Japan for 20mm f/1.8 DG HSM Contemporary lens:

  • Patent number: 2016-12034
  • Published on January 21, 2016
  • Filed on June 30, 2014
  • Focal length: 20.70 21.01
  • F-number: 1.84 1.95
  • Full angle of view 2ω: 93.42 90.34
  • The image height Y: 21.63 21.63
  • Overall length of the lens: 139.73 139.73

Canon EF 16-35mm f : 2.8 L USM lens patent
Canon has a patent application for a EF 16-35mm f / 2.8 L USM lens.

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Canon wants to be the #2 mirrorless camera manufacturer, will “ship a lot of mirrorless products” at the end of 2016

In a recent interview with the Japanese website, Canon President of Marketing Sakata Masahiro confirmed that they are planning to "ship a lot of mirrorless products" in the third and fourth quarter of 2016. This means a possible new Canon mirrorless camera announcement for Photokina (September). Canon has ambitions to take the second spot in the mirrorless market (currently they are at #3 after Olympus and Sony). Interestingly enough, Nikon is also rumored to announce a new mirrorless system in late 2016/early 2017.

Canon recently filed a patent in Japan for a 50mm f/3.5 Macro IS lens designed for a full frame mirrorless camera.

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