Monthly Archives: September 2010

Panasonic Micro Four Thirds lens roadmap (kind of)

After Ricoh GXR and Sony E-mount we are continuing the roadmap series with the expected Micro Four Thirds lenses from Panasonic. The title of this unknown document says that Micro Four Thirds lenses will cover the full range from 7mm to 300mm (equivalent of 14mm-600mm in full frame). Three specific lenses listed “under consideration” are: 25mm f/1.4 lens (there is already an existing […]

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Phase One eliminates all rumors by confessing to new camera design

Phase One President and CEO Henrik Håkonsson told BJP that they are working on a “brand new camera design”. No further details were provided. Their current Phase One Mamiya 645 Camera version was introduced back in 2006 (AF version) and updated in 2009 (DF version). The real news here is the new Phase One Investment Protection Plan and they decided […]

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Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 hands-on

Three weeks ago Think Tank Photo announced their latest sling bag line called Sling-O-Matic. Thanks to the nice people behind Think Tank, I was able to try (exclusively?) a pre-production version of their Sling-O-Matic 30 model: The opening is on the side which provides quick and comfortable access while the bag is on your shoulder:

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Pentax 645D coming to America

PDNguide (link is NSFW) spoke to Ned Bunnell (President of Pentax USA) during Photokina regarding the Pentax 645D release in the US : “We’re going to start to bring the 645D into the States in late November or early December but that’s based on availability. We’re still fighting fairly significant back orders in Japan.” The Pentax 645D will be […]

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Ricoh GXR roadmap

In addition to the Sony E-mount roadmap from yesterday, there is also a new Ricoh GXR roadmap. The big news here is that in 2011 Ricoh will also offer expansion units but the roadmap does not specify what mounts will be supported. Previous rumors already suggested MicroFourThirds module and even Leica M mount and Hasselblad mount prototypes were […]

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Sony NEX (E-mount) lens roadmap

This is the latest Sony NEX (E-mount) lens roadmap till 2012: The expected lenses for the next two years are: Wide angle, fixed focal length (Carl Zeiss) lens in 2011 Telephoto zoom lens in 2011 Macro lens in 2011 Portrait lens in 2011 High performance standard zoom G lens in 2012 Wide angle zoom lens in […]

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Photokina day 5 updates

At that point there is nothing really new to report from Photokina. Here are few links from day 5 of the show: Minox PX3D concept camera. New Manfrotto products. Samsung NX lens adapter for Pentax and Samsung GX lenses.

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The new Kenko digital camera with interchangeable lenses prototype got lost on its way to Photokina

Kenko is best known for its photography equipment accessories and converters (they also produce camera lenses under the Tokina brand name). Kenko was suppose to display a prototype of their new digital camera with interchangeable lenses at Photokina, but the prototype… got lost (?)… so they only had few pictures to show: Specs after the break:

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