Leica is rumored to announce a new model T type 701 mirrorless camera on April 24th. The new camera is expected to have an APS-C sensor and will mostly likely be produced in Germany, while some of the lenses could be made in Asia.
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A reader visited The Photography show in NEC, Birmingham and asked when the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available. The Sigma staff told him that the lens will probably be released in two months.
The new Sigma DP Quattro camera was not on display at the show.
→ Most of the Pentax Q10 mirrorless cameras are now listed as discontinued.
→ Pentax Multi Mount is a replacement mount plate that allows you to use Nikon F-mount, Olympus OM-mount, Contax or Yashica C/Y-mount and Konica AR-mount lenses to Pentax DSLR cameras.
→ New Super 8mm-style digital camera.
→ Canon Interview: "We don't see the smartphone as an enemy".
Canon 600 f/4 lens patent
Canon 600 f/4 DO lens patent
→ New patents from Canon for a 600mm f/4 and 600 f/4 DO lenses.
Fujifilm started offering customization service for Fuji X cameras in the UK (similar to Leica's “à la carte” program). For now potential buyers can now choose only different leather/color options:
Hasselblad officially announced the H5D-50c CMOS medium format camera. The US price is $27,500 for the camera or $30,000 for a kit with a 80mm lens.
Press release and key features for the H5D-50c:
DxOMark tested the RED Epic Dragon and for the first time they broke the 100 points sensor score barrier by giving the camera an overall score of 101. Next are few comparisons - RED Epic Dragon vs. Nikon D800 ($29,000 vs. $2,800):
DxOMark low light camera ranking:
Fujifilm Japan announced that they are discontinuing the Neopan 400 Presto 135 and Fujicolor Pro 400 120 photographic film because of decreased demand. The Neopan 400 Presto and Fujicolor Pro 400 films are still available on eBay.
Last year Fujifilm discontinued the Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X slide films and had two price increases (one in March and one in December). The last price increase will not take effect until April this year - you still have time to stock up now on color and black and white film.