Monthly Archives: May 2010

Another amazing Samsung concept from Tecnofotografia

After the amazing Sony concept, today Tecnofotografia published a new Samsung concept – you can attach the flash unit on top of the viewfinder! Can someone offer those guys a job to design photo equipment?

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New Metz Mecablitz 58 AF-2 flash?

Metz has listed a new Mecablitz 58 AF-2 flash unit on their website: It will be available for Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica, Pentax, Sony. At that point no further details are provided on their website.

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Tamron update

Many Tamron lenses are available @ 50% discount from their regular MSRP on Amazon – maybe they are clearing inventory for Photokina announcements:

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Samyang lenses update

Now the complete product lineup from  Samyang is available for sale (some products were previously available only for pre-order): Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF – this lens got updated with a new type of anti-reflective coating and built-in chip for transmitting data to the camera (available on eBay). Samyang 8 mm f/3.5 Aspherical IF MC […]

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Some Tokina rumors

In addition to the rumored update of the 80-400mm with VR lens, Tokina will also introduce a new 16-28 f/2.8 full frame lens this Fall (probably around Photokina). Tokina currently makes the most compact 80-400 lens (Tokina 80-400/4.5-5.6 AT-X 840 D) in the market and most of their lenses are made in Japan.

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Sony Alpha cameras get 3D treatment from NVIDIA and more

Update on the latest Sony developments: From Engadget: NVIDIA announced 3D support for the latest Sony NEX cameras. The 3D result will be achieved in post-processing using NVIDIA’s 3D image processing software. Samsung already came out with a 3D capable cell phone. Sony NEX concept (unofficial). Sony NEX 7 camera is rumored to be announced around […]

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Nobody likes Pentax

Bloomberg reports that Yutaka Yamanaka, the grandson of the Hoya Corp. founders is not happy with the $1billion purchase of Pentax and describes it as “overpriced” and “failure”. This is not really surprising and all stories about Hoya trying to sell Pentax are probably more than just a rumor (via pentaxforums). Another Pentax related rumor: […]

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Fuji to release Natura Classica White Limited Edition

First, this is a film camera and apparently a good one. It sells for $300-$400 on eBay. Fuji decided to make a limited 3000 pieces edition. Details (computer translated): Released in late June, 2010 Product Features “Non-flash” program made it possible to control its own exposure shooting “NP” mode features. F2.8 lens and a bright, […]

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