New Kase 200mm f/5.6 full-frame manual focus folding lens announced


Kase, a company known for manufacturing filters, announced their first lens – the 200mm f/5.6 full-frame manual focus folding lens. Additional information:

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After the OM-1 Mark II announcement, OM System will bring some of the autofocus improvements to the older OM-1 Mark I model


The online consensus is that the majority of the new OM System OM-1 Mark II camera improvements could have been simply a firmware upgrade. Some reports even indicated that in fact, a planned firmware update was scratched in favor of releasing a new camera (you can sell a new camera for $2,399, but you cannot sell a firmware update):

Rumors: OM-1 firmware update version 2.0 deliberately shelved by OM System in favor of a new Mark II camera

After much scrutiny online, OM System announced yesterday that they will release a new firmware update for the OM-1 Mark I camera that will bring some of the autofocus improvements:

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The Viltrox AF 27mm f/1.2 Pro lens for Nikon Z/Sony E mount will be announced tomorrow


The previously reported Viltrox AF 27mm f/1.2 Pro autofocus lens for Nikon Z/Sony E mount will be officially announced tomorrow (check the Viltrox website). Pre-orders are already open at B&H Photo:

Additional information:

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Officially announced: Panasonic LUMIX S 28-200mm f/4-7.1 MACRO O.I.S. lens (L-mount)


The previously rumored Panasonic LUMIX S 28-200mm f/4-7.1 MACRO O.I.S. lens is now officially announced and available for pre-order at


Additional information is available here:

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The latest Adobe Lightroom February updates


Adobe released several new updates for their photography-related products with support for the latest cameras and lenses (February releases):

The latest Adobe CC subscription plan rates can be found here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here. Additional information on Photoshop and Lightroom is available on this page.

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Fujifilm XF 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 R LM WR lens confirmed and other Fuji related updates

In case you missed the Fujifilm X100VI announcement coverage – the company also officially acknowledged the previously rumored Fujifilm XF 16-50mm f/2.8-4.8 R LM WR kit lens:

  
Nikkei reports that the initial monthly production volume for the new Fujifilm X100VI will be 15,000 units.

Check X100VI availability and pricing at:

Here are some of the other important announcements Fujifilm made yesterday:

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Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G lens officially announced


The previously rumored Sony FE 24-50mm f/2.8 G lens is now officially announced:

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Fujifilm X100VI camera education price: $1,499 ($100 off)



The education price of the new Fujifilm X100VI camera is $1,499 ($100 off) at B&H Photo and Adorama. The educational discount is valid for students and teachers – I am sure everyone can find one in their extended family (see the full details here).


Other X100VI pre-order options:

Previous X100VI coverage:

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