Monthly Archives: October 2010

Rumor: Apple to buy Sony?

Steve Jobs hinted recently that Apple could make a very strategic acquisition: “We strongly believe that one or more very strategic opportunities may come along, that we can take, that we’re in a unique position to take advantage of because of our strong cash position” “We would like to continue to keep our powder dry, because […]

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New wide angle pinhole cap for Micro 4/3 cameras

New wide angle pinhole cap for Micro 4/3 cameras is now available – see the sample photographs after the break: The Pinwide is the worlds widest digital pinhole cap! Because the Micro 4/3 systems have no mirror, we were able to recess the cap into the body of the camera. This allows us to get a super […]

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Is this a new Canon camera?

Update: this just in – it seems that the person holding the camera is associated with Canon. Those pictures were taken today in New York City – they show an unidentified Canon camera housed in a sound blimp. Now, using a sound blimp (used to reduce the sound of the camera’s mirror and shutter) makes a […]

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Adobe announces Lightroom 3.3 release candidate

Adobe today announced Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3 release candidates. The new versions include support for some of the latest cameras: Nikon D7000 Nikon Coolpix P7000 Nikon D3100 Canon PowerShot S95 Canon PowerShot G12 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Samsung NX100 Samsung TL350 (WB2000) New lens profile added for:

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Samyang AE 14 mm f/2,8 ED AS IF UMC lens (F-mount) price and availability

The new Samyang AE 14 mm f/2,8 ED AS IF UMC lens for Nikon F mount, will be available for sale in two months (December 2010 – January 2011). Recommended retail price is €329 (around $450). In the US, Samyang products can be purchased on eBay.

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Samsung NX 18-55mm f/2.8 lens?

This picture appeared in National Geographic and according to the snippet, it was captured with Samsung NX10 and 18-55mm f/2.8 lens. Samsung currently has only a 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 lens in their lineup. Samsung NX10 roadmap for 2011 mentions only a new 16mm /f2.8 and a 60mm f/2.8 lenses. Maybe a typo? Via dpreview

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Samsung’s patent for a liquid zoom lens

US patent 7725016 from Samsung is for a liquid zoom lens. The idea behind this patent is to reduce the size and power consumption of a conventional lens. This technology could potentially be used in mobile devices: “Consequently, the zoom camera of the disclosure has a disadvantage in that it requires a large space for the zoom […]

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