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Zeiss Planar 50mm f:0.7 lens

→ The Sony Alpha NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens is now $750 off. → The Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7 lens was originally designed for NASA: One of the largest aperture lenses in the history of photography: the ZEISS Planar 0.7/50. It was originally designed for NASA. In order to take pictures of the “dark” side of the moon, they […]

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The latest patents from Ricoh, Tamron, Olympus and Canon

Pentax Ricoh AF system patent

→ Pentax/Ricoh filed a patent for a new AF system where the AF points will cover a wide area of the frame. This is probably linked to one of the rumors that the new Pentax full frame DSLR camera will have a new “groundbreaking AF function”. → Tamron filed a patent for a 85mm f/1.8 VC designed […]

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What else is new: firmware updates, service advisories and more

Canon EOS 5D camera service advisory

→ Olympus will release firmware updated v3.1 for the OMD E-M1 camera on June 16. → Canon issued a service advisory: “the main mirror of some EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras may detach due to deterioration in the strength of the adhesive”. → Firmware update v1.0.4 for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera released. […]

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Olympus announcement: OM-D E-M5 Mark II limited titanium edition, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 and 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lenses

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Olympus officially announced their new OM-D E-M5 Mark II limited titanium edition camera kit and two PRO lenses:

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Additional information on the upcoming Olympus announcement: OM-D E-M5 Mark II limited titanium edition, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 and 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lenses

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f:1.8 Fisheye PRO lens

Some additional information on the upcoming Olympus announcement leaked online: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens: The lens will start shipping in Japan in late June, 2015 Dust and splash proof with 11 points sealing Minimum focusing distance: 7.5cm Lens length: 105.8mm Lens diameter: 78.9mm Weight: 534g

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Olympus to announce a new E-M5 Mark II limited edition titanium camera

Olympus E-M5 Mark II limited edition camera

Olympus will announce a new E-M5 Mark II limited edition titanium camera and two new PRO lenses:

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Olympus E-PL6 Micro Four Thirds camera finally released in the US

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The Olympus E-PL6 was already announced in Japan (2013) and Europe (2014) and after a two years delay the camera is also finally introduced in the US. The US price is $299 and B&H is currently taking pre-orders. Here are the basic specs:

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