Monthly Archives: July 2010

Samsung is preparing two new digital cameras

All I have are those two pictures. I do not know the specs or any model numbers. One of cameras looks like a cell phone (maybe it is a cell phone, or some kind of a video cam):

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New from Sony: 24mm f/2, 35mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/2.8 Alpha lenses

Sony today announced the rumored 24mm f/2 lens and two more primes: 35mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/2.8 for the Alpha mount. This announcement comes a day after several websites reported the rumor that Sony may stop producing full frame sensors. What’s next from Sony? I expect an indirect response (maybe in an interview) stating that they are committed to the […]

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Hoya Corp. filed a patent for a water-resistant, interchangeable lens camera

Hoya filed a patent back in 2007 of what appears to be a water-resistant interchangeable lens camera: The full patent 7756405 can be found here: “Field of the invention: The present invention relates to an interchangeable lens which is selectively mountable to a packing-compatible camera body and a packing-incompatible camera body, and also relates to a camera system which […]

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Samyang 35mm f/1.4 lens to be announced at Photokina

This is the response from Samyang regarding the upcoming 35mm f/1.4 lens: “We would like to show a sample on Photokina. It starts 21 September of this year. 35mm will be 1.4 we don’t plan to make it 1.2. It should be available at the end of this year.” You can see the complete email […]

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Tamron to announce the price of the SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens on July 29th

Update: the price in Europe seems to be € 449,00. Tamron will announce the price of the new Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD lens on July 29th, 2010 (+/- 1 day depending on your location). This lens was released back in March, 2010 (see full press release). The Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di […]

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Interesting links from the past week

What you may have missed  this week: Digital Holga prototype. Why not? Did you notice this? The uneventful announcement of the Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR point and shoot camera brought us a new Hybrid Auto Focus System – first in the world: “Enhanced with built-in phase detection pixels, Super CCD EXR is the first sensor in the […]

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Pansonic HDC-SDT750 3D camcorder leaks out

As previously reported the 3D effect is achieved by a 3D adapter that attaches to the front lens: “World’s first 3D shooting camcorder” 1080p AVCHD at 60fps proprietary Hybrid O.I.S. The leak came from Panasonic’s own website again: Via Engadget

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Canon “small SLR” update

An update to the previous news from Reuters that Canon is working on a “smaller version of its upmarket single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras”. This is the statement Masaya Maeda (head of the Image Communication Products division) made to Reuters on this topic: “It’s not a question of whether or not you have a mirror. There is a consumer need […]

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