Category Archives: Toshiba

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Fuji released new firmware updates for several cameras with support for Windows 10. Firmware updates for the XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens and XF 1.4x TC WR teleconverter are also available Fujifilm profit seen 6% brighter driven by strong sales of instant cameras (Instax), medical devices and office equipment Canon cuts profit outlook on weak […]

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Sony’s plan for world domination: buy Toshiba image sensor business

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Reuters reports that Sony is about to purchase Toshiba’s image sensor business:

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Casio EX-100F compact camera 2

→ The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens for Canon mount will start shipping on July 24, 2015.   → Casio EX-100F compact camera announced with 60 fps, f/2.8 lens and 12MP sensor (1/1.7″). → Kenko released new 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters for Canon EF/EF-S lenses.

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The latest patents: Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM and Tamron 24mm f/2 VC lenses and a new Toshiba sensor design

Tamron 24mm f:2 VC full frame lens patent

  → Canon filed a patent for a EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM and EF-S 15-105mm f/2.8-5.6 STM lenses. → Tamron has a patent for a new 24mm f/2 VC full frame lens designed for DSLR cameras.

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→ The Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens is now available for pre-order at B&H (additional information available here). → Rocky Nook is running a 40% off all eBooks sales this week – use coupon code PHOTOMONTH at checkout.       → First look at the new Google photos app. → Toshiba announced new Exceria Protm SD […]

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→ The Fuji X100s camera is already listed as discontinued at B&H. Few pieces are still available for sale on Amazon at discounted prices. → B&H now carries Yongnuo products. → Sigma announced that their LCD viewfinder LVF-01 will start shipping in January, 2015. B&H is already taking pre-orders.

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The Sony QX100 lens style camera gets a teardown just in time for shipping. Topaz Labs currently has a 50% off sale on Topaz Adjust ($24.99 through September 30th): use promo code septadjust during checkout. Fujifilm officially launched the Instax Mini-90 Neo Classic camera. New Kodak company to continue selling film.

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Polaroid Socialmatic camera, which was shown as a concept last year, will be priced at $299 and will run on Android OS. New Sony Xperia smart phone is rumored to have a 20MP camera sensor. Toshiba announced world’s fastest-writing SDHC memory cards with writing speeds of up to 240 MB/s and reading speeds of up to 260 MB/s.

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The latest patents: new Canon lenses, 3D camera and lens by Olympus, curved sensor by Toshiba

Canon 70-200mm f:4 lens patent

Canon filed a patent for a 70-200mm f/4 lens. Canon filed patents for a 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and 28-200mm (APS-C) f/3.5-5.6 IS (full frame) lenses.

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New patents from Fuji, Canon and Hoya

FujiFilm filed a patent in Japan for a three layer image sensor with improved color reproduction and high sensitivity. In a recent Q&A session FujiFilm acknowledged that the sensor in the X100 is their own creation. The latest DxOMark test showed that the Fuji X100 sensor outperforms most of the DSLR cameras on the market today: Pentax K7, K-x […]

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