Deal of the day: 30% off on all DxO products (except Nik Collection)

DxO has a new sale – up to 30% off on all DxO software products except Nik Collection:

Free trials are available for all DxO products – follow the links above to download a free trial. This sale is valid until May 31st.

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New Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM AF mirrorless lens for Canon RF mount announced

Yongnuo released a new YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM AF mirrorless lens for Canon RF mount. The new lens is the same as the Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8S DF DS for Sony E-mount with some minor differences (rubber gasket, new focus/control/switch, etc.):

Additional information on the new Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM AF mirrorless lens for Canon RF mount:

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Fujifilm released their FY 2020 earnings report

Fujifilm released their FY 2020 earnings report – here are a few quotes from the Imaging Solutions presentation:

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Announced: new TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount, available for pre-order

The previously leaked TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount is now officially announced and available for pre-order at the Photo Rumors Online Store with free international shipping:

Direct PayPal order link

Here are the lens specifications, MTF chart, sample photos, and more (limited shipping will start next week:

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The Sony a6500 camera is now discontinued

The Sony a6500 camera is now discontinued (it was announced back in October 2016):

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What else is new?

The new Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB camera is now available for pre-order in the US

Pentax Q mirrorless camera: “hope is almost completely gone, unless a miracle happens, it will never be revived”

Is the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount produced by Sigma?

Rumors: Sharp to announce a new AQUOS R6 smartphone with Leica cameras

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There is no Panasonic GH6 coming soon, just an updated GH5 Mark II with the same old sensor *UPDATED*

The previously rumored Panasonic GH6 camera will actually be an updated version of the current GH5 model (Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5 Mark II) – this of course means that Panasonic will use the same old 20MP sensor:

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Crazy story: a few years ago somebody stole Samyang’s trade secrets and established a new lens company…


This is an update on my blog post “Is Samyang behind the Irix lens brand?” based on a recent comment by a reader:

“In 2015, six employees of Samyang bribed into handing over secret information and production technic to a Polish man for 33 million dollars. The police said there were tens of thousands of confidential data stolen. Many interchangeable lens manufacturing drawings, new product development, customer and manufacturing factory information etc. These six employees were placed under arrest, but the Polish man who established a company named T…. has vanished from Korea.”

Here is a quote from a 2015 Korean news article on this topic (translated):

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