I bet you have not seen a lens like this (Laowa 24mm f/14 macro lens)

This new Laowa 24mm f/14 Replay 2x macro lens by Venus Optics was spotted at Photokina (yes, f/14 not f/1.4) - a full frame macro lens (maximum magnification 2:1) with a long and thin lens barrel meant to be used to shoot shy subjects at difficult spots. Shipping will start next year and it will be available in Nikon and Canon mounts. Price was not announced. Here are few more pictures of the lens:

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Deal of the day: 50 free 4×6 prints from Amazon

Amazon has a new printing service and they are giving away prints for free: Amazon Cloud Drive customers and Amazon Prime members can get 50 free 4x6 prints with promo code BABY50FREEPRINTS (free shipping included):

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Photokina day 2 recap

Photokina day 2 recap:

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How big exactly is the medium format sensor inside the Fuji GFX 50S camera and other related coverage

FujiAddict published so far the best Fuji GFX 50S sensor size comparison that in addition to the ratio to other sensor sizes also gives you the new Fuji G lens mount as a reference:

Some additional info on the sensor inside the Fuji GFX 50S camera:

  • 51.4MP
  • Size: 43.8 × 32.9mm
  • Effective pixels: 8256 x 6192
  • Various aspect ratios, including 4:3 (default), 3:2, 1:1, 4:5, 6:7 and 6:17
  • Flange distance: 26.7mm
  • Crop factor: 0.79x
  • Sensor "developed by Fujifilm"
  • Bayer Array sensor

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Tokina FiRIN lens roadmap (Sony FE mount)

After the announcement of the new FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF full frame lens for Sony E-mount, Tokina displayed their FiRIN roadmap that shows three new lenses to be announced by 2018:

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Panasonic lens roadmap for 2016-2017

Panasonic had their 2016-2017 lens roadmap on display at Photokina - three new lenses are expected (currently under development):

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Sony Alpha a99 II camera now available for pre-order

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The new Sony Alpha a99 II camera is now available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama.

To see all new Photokina products available for pre-order, visit this page (more products added daily).

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