Pentax Australia promises more updates/announcements on their full frame DSLR camera in November

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Pentax Australia posted on their Facebook page that they will have more updates/announcements for their full frame DSLR camera "closer to November" (I assume they mean shipping in November).

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What else is new: firmware updates, service advisories and more

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Olympus will release firmware updated v3.1 for the OMD E-M1 camera on June 16.

Canon EOS 5D camera service advisory
Canon issued a service advisory: "the main mirror of some EOS 5D Digital SLR cameras may detach due to deterioration in the strength of the adhesive".


Firmware update v1.0.4 for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera released.

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Purchase the Pentax 645D medium format camera and get a free FA 55mm f/2.8 AL IF SDM AW lens.

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The Panasonic GX7 camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens now come with a free $250 Adorama gift card (available also in silver). They also have a similar deal for the GM1.

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This is the Fujifilm X-T10 mirrorless camera

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The latest leaked images show theFuji X-T10 camera from all angles. Here are the detailed X-T10 specifications:

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Olympus announcement: OM-D E-M5 Mark II limited titanium edition, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 and 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lenses

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Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f:2.8 and 8mm f:1.8 fisheye PRO lenses
Olympus officially announced their new OM-D E-M5 Mark II limited titanium edition camera kit and two PRO lenses:

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Fuji XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens specifications and first picture

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Fujifilm will soon announce a new XF 90mm f/2 R LM WR lens (prototype of this lens were shown during the 2015 CP+ show). The specifications are as follows:

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Additional information on the upcoming Olympus announcement: OM-D E-M5 Mark II limited titanium edition, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 and 8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lenses

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Some additional information on the upcoming Olympus announcement leaked online:

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm d:2.8 PRO lens
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens:

  • The lens will start shipping in Japan in late June, 2015
  • Dust and splash proof with 11 points sealing
  • Minimum focusing distance: 7.5cm
  • Lens length: 105.8mm
  • Lens diameter: 78.9mm
  • Weight: 534g

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 8mm f:1.8 Fisheye PRO lens
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens officially announced

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The previously leaked Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM prime lens is now officially announced. The price is $125. Adorama and B&H are currently taking pre-orders. Shipping starts on May 21st, 2015 Here is the lens specifications summary:

  • Compact, lightweight, fixed focal length standard lens for EOS cameras
  • Large f/1.8 maximum aperture
  • 80mm effective focal length when attached to EOS cameras with APS-C sensors
  • Canon STM gear type stepping motor technology provides quiet autofocusing to support Canon's EOS Movie Servo AF function
  • Improved exterior design including new focus ring placement makes it the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever
  • New metal mount for stability and ruggedness
  • Super Spectra Coating for minimized ghosting and flaring
  • Circular seven blade aperture
  • 14-inch minimum focusing distance
  • 0.21x maximum magnification

According to the B&H listing, the lens hood is not included - you have to purchase is separately (model ES-68, price: $26.95). The lens cap is included (model E49, price: $9.95). Canon also released a new 49mm protect filter.

MTF chart and lens design:

Canon EF 50mm f:1.8 STM lens MTF chart
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Canon EF 50mm f:1.8 STM lens design
Sample images from the new lens can be found here and here.

Press release:

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