Panasonic and Leica expand their partnership agreement for another 5 years

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Leica-D-Lux-camera-front Panasonic and Leica expanded their partnership agreement for another 5 years. You ca see the full press release here. Pictured above: the new Panasonic LX 100 ($899.99) and the same re-badged Leica D-Lux camera ($1,195).

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Schneider Kreuznach announced three new lenses for DSLR cameras

Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 35mm f:1.6 lens
Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 50mm f:1.4 lens
Schneider-Kreuznach Macro Symmar 85mm f:2.4 lens
For Photokina Schneider Kreuznach announced three new lenses for DSLR cameras (available for Canon EOS and Nikon F mounts):

  • Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 35mm f/1.6
  • Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon 50mm f/1.4
  • Schneider-Kreuznach Makro-Symmar 85 mm f/2.4

Additional details on the new DSLR lenses:

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What about the Fuji X-Pro2 camera?

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The current Fuji X-Pro1 model

The Fuji X-Pro2 or a new Fuji medium format digital cameras were not announced at Photokina as some websites suggested (I never believed those rumor which is why I did not reported them here). Here is some Fuji X-Pro2 info from admiringlight.com who interviewed Torben Hondong from Fujifilm Germany at Photokina:

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The new Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens

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Samyang announced also a "photography" version of the V-DSLR 50mm T1.5 AS UMC lens: the Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC will be available in Nikon F, Canon AF+M, Pentax, Sony A+E, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds mounts (check pricing and availability).

Specifications:

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Sony at Photokina 2014: new E-mount lens roadmap and pictures of upcoming lenses

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Sony published a new E-mount full frame lens roadmap for 2015 (previous reported here):

  • Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 28mm f/2 (with ultra wide and fisheye teleconverters)
  • Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35 mm f/1.4 ZA
  • Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro G OSS
  • Another large aperture prime lens

For future Sony plans, see also those two articles based on recent Photokina interviews: Sony unveils masterplan to take on Canon and Nikon and Sony To Keep Developing Both A-Mount And E-Mount Systems.

Here are few prototype pictures of the upcoming lenses mentioned in the roadmap above (courtesy of admiringlight.com):

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Ricoh updates Pentax K-mount lens roadmap

Ricoh Pentax K-mount lens roadmap
Ricoh updated their Pentax K-mount lens roadmap to include the three new lenses planned for 2014/2015 (see the lens prototypes here):

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Fuji has no current plans for a full frame camera

Fujifilm X-Pro1 sensor

The current Fujifilm X-Pro1 sensor

Fujifilm remind us again that they do not have any plans for a full frame camera for now:

Oishi said Fuji plans to launch further X-series cameras, and that there is no current plan for a full-frame model. But he pointed out that Fuji is a camera developer, so it may be a possibility at some future date. (via AP)

Fuji has provided conflicting information in the past on their future full frame camera plans:

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