Canon to release more DO lenses (Diffractive Optics) in the futures, developing a new photo-storage device

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Canon is working on a new 100-400mm lens that will replace the current EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L. Many of the future Canon lenses will come with a Diffractive Optics DO element (see previously filed patents):

"A new 400mm supertele is just the beginning. Canon also says it plans a replacement for its 100-400mm zoom and new compact models using diffractive optics." (via Cnet)

Here is some more information on Diffractive Optics (DO) from Canon USA:

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Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX and AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens prototypes shown at Photokina

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f:2.8 PRO DX and 24-70mm f:2.8 PRO FX lens prototypes
At the 2014 Photokina Tokina has two prototype lenses on display:

  • Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX (Aspherical, IF, APS-C) - it will replace the current Tokina 11-16mm f / 2.8
  • Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens (Aspherical, IF, full frame) - this same lens was already on displayed during the CP+ show in Japan

Here is a side by side comparison between the new Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 (left) and the current 11-16mm f/2.8 lens (right):

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Fuji at Photokina 2014: X mount lens roadmap, latest XF lenses

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Some additional coverage from the Fuji booth at Photokina:

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Olympus 300mm f/4 and 7-14mm f/2.8 prototype lenses on display at Photokina

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Another report from admiringlight.com - at Photokina Olympus has on display a 300mm f/4 and 7-14mm f/2.8 prototype lenses: Read More »

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First pictures of the Voigtländer 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton MFT lens

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When Voigtländer announced their new 10.5mm f/0.95 Nokton MFT lens yesterday, their website did not include any pictures of the lens. The website admiringlight.com published some images and a quick hands-on with the new lens (check also this website for a detailed Photokina coverage):

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New Fujifilm X-T1 firmware update to be released in December

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Fujifilm will announce a new firmware update for the X-T1 mirrorless camera in December. Here is a list of the new functionality that will be added (the new Fuji X-T1GS model already has some of the new features):

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 camera now shipping, currently in stock

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The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 camera is now shipping and is currently in stock at:

If you want to get fancy, you can get the Leica version for $450 more.

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