Monthly Archives: December 2009

Best of 2009

This has been an incredible journey – I started in April 2009 to keep myself informed on all rumors outside of Nikon and Leica territories. The rest is history and this blog got Alexa rating of 62,994 in only few months. Amazing! Thank you all for your support! Those are the top 10 most visited PhotoRumors posts […]

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Sony 100mm F2.8 macro lens: “no longer available”

Not sure why – maybe “no longer available” only for that market (Greece)?

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Samyang keeps their promise

Samyang kept their promise and delivered two new lenses with Olympus 4/3 mount – Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 fish eye and Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 lenses: “Apart from adjusted bayonet, optics in the products will remain the same. Both lenses will be available with manual focusing. Both lenses will become available at the end of […]

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Canon EOS 3D

There are rumors about a new model that will fit between the 5D and 1D Canon DSLRs. The specs are: 16.7mp FF 7.2 µm pixel pitch DIGIC V Small magnesium alloy body similar to the 5D2 The camera will be priced above the 5D2. Possibly in the $4000-$4500 range with the 1D Mark IV Announcement for Photokina.

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Sony A700 discontinuation continues

After the official email from Sony and Sony’s own website, now B&H also has listed the Sony A700 DSLR as discontinued: The replacement could be announced as early as CES at the beginning of January or PMA in February.

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PhotoRumors recap

Image Sensors World reports that DxO Labs is up for sale because they did not get another round of financing. The potential buyers: Aptina and Google. Adorama has the Ricoh GXR in stock. SLRClub got some more Samsung NX10 picture: Sony Alpha in 2010 (predictions). Sony A750 – this could be a fake/joke: A750 replacement of A700, 18.2 […]

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PhotoRumors widget now available

If you are into widgetary: A NikonRumors forum member (thanks alphanikonrex!) has created a widget where you can get the latest [NR] RSS feeds directly to your desktop (only for Mac at that point). The widget can be downloaded for free here. You can also subscribe for email notifications from PhotoRumors. Also available: NikonRumors widget […]

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Think Tank Photo Hydrophobia 70-200 water resistant cover review (exclusive)

The ThinkTank Photo Hydrophobia 70-200 water resistant cover has been in development for over two years. It comes with two versions: one for shooting with flash (with a special pocket for the flash unit) and the other is the “normal” version which will be covered in this post. The fabric used on the Hydrophobia is […]

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