Leica to announce a new Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens

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Leica will soon announce the long rumored Summaron-M 28mm f/5.6 lens for M mount. Additional information:

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What else is new?

→ The new Fuji Instax monochrome instant film is already shipping in the US (available also on eBay). More info can be found here.

New Franzis HDR Projects 5 Professional announced.

→ One of the few good photo-websites left quesabesde.com announced its closing after 15 years of existence - just another indications of the tough market the photo industry is currently in (graph via CIPA/Statista)

→ Interview with YI Technology, the maker of the M1 mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera.

RED's latest modular cameras pack 8K 'Helium' sensors.

Canon to launch satellite with camera based on the 5D DSLR.

→ CFexpress cards with 8GB/s data rate on the way according to the CompactFlash Association

More after the break:

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The 5DayDeal bundle is back and it contains 100% brand new products

The 5DayDeal is back this year and it offers over $1,200 in savings on the purchase of:

  • 60+ hours of video tutorials
  • 450+ lightroom presets
  • 15+ photography ebooks
  • 380+ action/overlays/textures

The 2016 5DayDeal bundle contains resources which are 100% brand new and were not part of previous 5DayDeal offerings. See the full list of products induced in the package here:

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Fuji files a lawsuit against grey market sellers, at the same time Canon dismissed their case against grey market seller Get It Digital

Worldipreview reports that Fujifilm filed a lawsuit against grey market sellers in the US (grey market items are usually listed on eBay):

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Report: Sigma pulling off from Sony lenses

DIYphotography reports that Sigma is stopping to make some of their Sony mount lenses:

According to our source, Sony makes a fraction of the business for Sigma. They also note that Sigma wants more focus in their factories on their cine line, and resources are shifting. Lastly, our source told us that there are still some Sony ART class lenses in production so those will still be available, at least for this production batch.

The first batch of Sigma lenses that will no longer be made for Sony are:

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Samyang “will probably” start producing autofocus zoom lenses as well

In addition to start making AF lenses for Canon and Nikon, Samyang is also planning to start making zoom lenses - first for the Xeen line of cinema lenses and then autofocus zoom photography lenses. All this is according to another recent Samyang interview with Focus-numerique:

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First Hasselblad X1D camera reviews now available online

After the last delay, it seems that the Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera is getting close to being released - the first reviews already started appearing online: check out Bloomberg and Ming Thein:

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