Monthly Archives: August 2010

Canon likes megapixels…

… and to prove it, they successfully developed the world’s first APS-H-size CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 120 megapixels, which is a new record in the MP war: Press release: TOKYO, August 24, 2010—Canon Inc. announced today that it has successfully developed an APS-H-size*1 CMOS image sensor that delivers an image resolution of approximately 120 […]

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Carl Zeiss: “We will present new lenses and, for the first time, accessories at Photokina”

Carl Zeiss is planning to release new lenses and accessories at Photokina. No further details were provided, but one of the lenses will probably be the already leaked Zeiss Distagon ZF 1.4/35 ZF.2. Carl Zeiss claims that this will be the first time they will be releasing “accessories”. Full press release after the break:

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AP first to report the new Sony a33 and a55 cameras

AmateurPhotographer just posted an article about the new Sony Alpha 33 and Alpha 55 cameras. Check it out before it gets removed.

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Rumors recap

Somebody sent me this picture of Samsun NX1000. Looks different than the expected Samsung NX100. I think it’s a PS job (front LCD, WiFi and 3G?) Rumor: there will be no new professional DSLR from Canon for Photokina. The new 1DS Mk4 is currently being tested but will not be released before mid 2011. It will have […]

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Rumored Pentax K-5 and K-r specs

Those are the rumored Pentax K-5 and K-r specs from the Pentax forum: Pentax K-5: 16 million pixels (SONY new sensor) ISO 25600 7 frames per sec Price: ¥ 139,000 ($1625, but it could be $1400 in the US) Announcement on September 20th, 2010 Available in mid-October Pentax K-r: 12 million pixels 6 frames per sec […]

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Ricoh GXR 35mm f/1.8 Macro patent

Ricoh filed a patent application 2010-175627 (published August 12, 2010, filled January 27,  2009) in Japan for what appears to be a new 35mm f/1.8 Macro lens. focal length f=33.1mm aperture Fno=1.80 image circle 28.4mm macro 1:2 floating focus mechanism

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Voigtlander coming up with a new 75mm 1.8 lens for the M mount

I covered the details over @ LeicaRumors. If you are into rangefinders, definitely check it out.

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Sony a560 and a580 pictures leaked

Sony leak du jour: today, we have pictures of the Sony a560 and a580 cameras (see specs here):

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