Monthly Archives: June 2010

Samyang makes Samsung NX lenses official, promises more

The rumored Samyang lenses for Samsung NX became official today. Samyang also promised new products to be announced this year during the Photokina show (September, 2010). One of the expected lenses is a new 35 mm f/1.4, previously discussed here (original source). In the US Samyang lenses can be purchased on eBay. Here is the official […]

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The first Pentax store in the US

Shortly after my post yesterday, Imaging-Resource announced that the first Pentax store in the US opened inside Willoughby’s Camera in NY. PDNgearguide has all the details, including an a short interview with John Carlson (senior manager of Sales and Marketing for the Pentax Imaging Company) who said that the Pentax 645D will go on sale […]

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Pentax 645D is coming to the US!

Pentax will introduce the medium format 645D camera to the US market in July, 2010. Willoughby’s will have a show next month and they will have the Pentax 645D on display. Pentax 645D will be coming to Europe as well. Update from a reader: Pentax 645D is coming also to Australia in August for around […]

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Yes, Samyang will produce lenses for Samsung NX

Continuing yesterday’s rumor: Samyang will produce three lenses (14mm, 8mm, and 85mm) for the Samsung NX system: Via Imaginginsider

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Bits and pieces

Pentax 645D unboxing pictures are now online. For 645D sales outside Japan check this site. The lens hood for SMC DA* 55mm f/1.4 SDM is discontinued (via RH). There were some previous rumors that the 50mm lens from Pentax will be discontinued in the fall of 2010. RED Scarlet & EPIC launch hindered by bugs. […]

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Next from Samsung: NX100

Few months ago the Samsung NX5 showed up on SamsungImaging website. Today, we have a new hybrid camera Samsung NX100 showing up on Samsung’s global download center: Based on Samsung’s current model numbering, the NX100 will probably be a high-end version of the NX10, which makes perfect sense with the upcoming Photokina show in September […]

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Some Canon rumors

Some Canon rumors: Canon has already unofficially discontinued the Canon 50D, and will be making this official very soon, end of June or sometime in early July. Canon announcements seem to be have been moved forward then initially planned. The Canon 60D (unconfirmed model name, but will most likely be this) was originally set for Photokina/September, […]

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Patents from Pentax and Canon

First in line are some Pentax patents of what appears to be three lenses with a Micro-Four-Thirds mount: Pentax-MFTS 17mm F2.8 AL Pentax-MFTS 17mm F2.0 AL Pentax-MFTS 14mm F2.8 AL And the drawings: The next patent is from Canon and is for a “Imaging-device cleaning apparatus” which has the shape of  a lens and attaches […]

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