Monthly Archives: August 2010

Olympus patents

Olympus filed an interesting patent in Japan for removing water drops from a lens by using a vibrating front element: Here are another four patents applications for the following Olympus m4/3 lenses (also filed in Japan): M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 (already available) M.Zuiko 20mm F2.8

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Samsung NX100

This video shows some of the upcoming Samsung NX products (the previous video was promptly removed): Update: the video was removed from Vimeo. One of the lenses in the video looks like the previously rumored 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6. Looking at the picture from the end of the video, the Samsung NX100 appears to be bigger than the NX10. New accessories, like […]

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Nik HDR Efex Pro

The previous reported Nik HDR Efex Pro software is now official. You can see all details here. It will cost $159 and will be available on October 13th, 2010. Amazon is currently taking pre-orders. Full press release after the break:

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Samsung promises to “change the lives of creative consumers around the world”

This is the invitation Samsung sent to the press for Photokina: I think they may be talking about the upcoming Samsung NX100 camera.

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Canon announcements

Today Canon announced the EOS 60D DSLR, six lenses and two extenders: Canon EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM Canon EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon Extender EF […]

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Canon 60D

Canon EOS 60D specifications 96% VF All 9AF points are crosstype 18 MP. 17.9 effective APS-C 100-6400 (Hi: 12800) 1/250 flash sync sdxc/hc h.264 1080 – 30/25/24 720 – 50/60 3″ Screen, 1MP 14 bit 11 min video 5.3FPS digic 4 9 AF points 63 zone (metering) Via D-spot

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The first Voigtländer lens for MicroFourThirds: Nokton 25mm f/0.95

Voigtländer announced the first lens for MicroFourThirds – the new Nokton 25mm f/0.95 priced at $1,199.00: The lens is manual focus only and is expected to hit the stores in October/November. Cosina (Voigtländer) officially joins Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group.

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Sony Alpha33, Alpha55, Alpha 560 and Alpha580 announced

Sony Alpha33, Alpha55, Alpha 560 and Alpha580 are now official. See the detailed coverage at: The pellicle mirror explained Sony A55 review Sony A55 preview field report Update: B&H are now taking pre-orders for the new Alpha 33, Alpha55 and Alpha 560 cameras.

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