FujiAddict.com now live

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If you want to get additional coverage and information on everything Fuji, you should follow the new FujiAddict.com website. Major Fuji stories will still be covered here on PhotoRumors.com. Louis (who has done multiple posts on LeicaRumors) will be the driving force behind FujiAddict.com and I will be jumping in every once in a while to fill in any gaps. Louis is already working on several reviews and comparisons (including X-Pro2), so stay tuned.

You can also follow FujiAddict on Facebook and Twitter. The RSS feed can be found here.

Don't forget there is also a new PentaxRumors blog as well.

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What else is new?

Filmtoaster digitize film with digital camera
→ Check out the Filmtoaster - it lets you digitize your own film archive with a digital camera (available on Amazon).

Plustek OpticFilm 135 film scanner
→ New Plustek OpticFilm 135 film scanner announced (price: $399).

PhaseOne ALPA A-series IQ3 100MP camera system
→ PhaseOne and ALPA announced a new A-series IQ3 100MP camera system.

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→ Check out the current Olympus and Panasonic rebates.

Olympus OM-D E-M1Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus released new firmware updates for the E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II cameras.

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New Sony a7 "drop filter" adapter (52mm) announced.

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Sony a6300 camera announced

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Sony just announced a new a6300 mirrorless camera with 24MP sensor, 4k video and 425 AF points. The price for body only is 998 (pre-orders will open on February 10th, shipping will start in March). The rest of the specs:

  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording
  • S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body

Sample photos can be found here.

Sony a6300 demo videos:

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Sony launches new G master brand of interchangeable lenses

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Sony introduced a new G master brand of interchangeable lenses and announced the first three models:

Sony FE 85mm f:1.4 GM telephoto prime lens
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM standard zoom lens (price: $2,198):

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XA Element, Two Aspherical Elements
  • One ED Element, One Super ED Element
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Direct Drive SSM Focus System
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Sony FE 85mm f:1.4 GM telephoto prime lens
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM telephoto prime lens (price: $1,798):

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One XA Element and Three ED Elements
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Linear SSM Focus System
  • Internal Focus Design
  • Focus Hold Button, AF/MF Switch
  • Manual Aperture Ring
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Sony FE 70-200mm f:2.8 GM OSS telephoto zoom lens
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS telephoto zoom lens (US price not yet available):

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One XA Element, Two Aspherical Elements
  • Four ED Elements, Two Super ED Elements
  • Nano AR Coating and Fluorine Coating
  • Linear SSM Focus System
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Eleven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

Sony FE 1.4x & 2.0x teleconverters (check pricing):

  • E-Mount Teleconverter/Full-Frame Format
  • 1.4x and 2.0x Magnification Factor
  • Communication Between Lens & Camera
  • Maintains Metering, Autofocus, and OSS
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Compatible with FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS

Sony Master G promo videos:

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Panasonic develops organic CMOS sensor with global shutter that uses organic photoconductive film developed by Fuji

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Panasonic published some information on their organic CMOS sensor with global shutter that uses organic photoconductive film developed by Fuji:

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