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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

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: Here is the actual lens design: Sony filed a new patent for a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens:

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Sony a7 II could start shipping worldwide in January 2015

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 […]

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Sony announced the development of two new Vario-Sonnar T* lenses: 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II

With the introduction of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens, Sony also announced the development of two new Vario-Sonnar T * models: 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II The new lenses will offer faster AF, better performance and will be dust and water proof. Shipping is expected to start in […]

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Sony announced a new 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens (SAL70300G2)

In addition to the a7 II camera, Sony announced also a new 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens (SAL70300G2) with a minimum shooting distance of 1.2m and 4 times faster AF tracking performance compared to the current SAL70300G model. Shipping will start on February 28th, 2015. The Japanese price is 132,000 yen (around $1,100). Sample photos […]

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Sony a7 II mirrorless camera with 5 axis in-body stabilization officially announced

The previously rumored Sony a7 II mirrorless camera with with 5 axis in-body stabilization is now officially announced only in Japan for now. Shipping will start on December 5th, 2014. The new camera will be announced for the rest of the world in few months. Sony a7 II camera specifications (sample photos can be found here and […]

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New Sony α7 II (ILCE-7M2) camera and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens to be announced in the next few days

Update: the new Sony a7 II camera is now officially announced. In the next few days Sony will announce a new a7 II full frame camera (ILCE-7M2) with 5 axis in-body stabilization that will replace the current a7 version. This is what we know so far for the new model: 35mm full frame Exmor CMOS sensor with 24.3MP […]

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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens now shipping

The new Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens is now shipping in the US and is currently in stock at B&H. DxOMark recently published their test results of the lens: DxOMark’s conclusion:

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