Monthly Archives: November 2010

Micro Four Thirds adapter for EOS lenses

In the next few weeks Birger Engineering will be releasing a Micro Four Thirds adapter with aperture control for EOS lenses. It is not clear yet if the adapter will also support AF (I contacted the company but did not get a response). The rumored price of $700 will make it a hard sell, but it is good to […]

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And the winner is…

The winner of the Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic LumixLX5 book is… lkm51. Congratulations to the winner!

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Arca Swiss Rm2d medium format camera

Arca Swiss is preparing to release its newest medium format camera (announced at Photokina). The main features of the Rm2d are: lightweight compatibility with all leading digital and film backs weight: 700 gr. offers 3 types of handgrip wich allow for easy switch from portrait to landscape mode price: $4.326 Full press release after the […]

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Cyber Monday deals

Today is Cyber Monday. Most of the rebate programs are still ongoing: Tamron rebates Olympus rebates Nikon rebates Epson printer rebates SanDisk rebates Lexar rebates Canon double instant rebates In addition, some online retailers offer additional savings: Cyber Monday deals at Amazon Photojojo offers $5 off B&H Cyber Monday deals:

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Epson sees a possibility for a new R-D1 digital rangefinder

In an interview with AP, Rob Clark (executive director of Epson Europe Marketing Division) stated that Epson is working on various new digital camera technologies that could bring a new version of the R-D1. The exact quote was: “whether we come out with another version of the R-D1 is a possibility”. The Epson R-D1 was the world’s first […]

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Could this Pentax flash patent be for their rumored mirrorless camera?

Pentax filed a patent in Japan for a compact camera flash: The flash drawings look very similar to the pop-up flash of the Panasonic GF2: Could this flash patent be for the rumored Pentax mirrorless camera? Based on the complexity of the design, I think Pentax is planning at least a high-end point-and-shoot camera (see their current P&S line-up here). Some […]

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A black Fujifilm X100 will be even better

The Fujifilm X100 was clearly the star of the Photokina 2010 show. I wonder if Fuji will consider a black version of the camera (not a rumor, just a PS job):

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Sony to release a new firmware update for A900/A850

DCHome posted details about the upcoming firmware update for the  Sony A900/A850 cameras: A [Release w/oLens] item has been added: you can release the shutter even when no lens is mounted on the camera. The range of the exposure compensation has been expanded: the range of the exposure compensation is expanded to ±5 EV (Before […]

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