Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sigma patents 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for mirrorless APS-C camera

Sigma filed a patent in Japan for a 18-50 f/3.5-5.6 lens for APS-C mirrorless camera. During the CP+ show in February, Sigma announced that they will start producing lenses for Micro Four Thirds and E-mount camera systems. They even showed a prototype of a 30mm f/2.8 lens for E-mount (Sony).

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Rumor: Olympus to introduce three new PEN cameras in 2011

Photoradar reports that Olympus will announce three new PEN cameras this year: “Olympus plans to release a high-performance PEN camera with touchscreen technology – possibly the PEN Pro reported earlier this month – as well as a mid-range PEN camera with a tilt screen and a PEN camera with flash in the original PEN EP-1 design.” The first […]

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Zeiss introduces Compact Prime CP.2 lenses with MFT and E mounts

Carl Zeiss will present E and MFT mounts for their Compact Prime CP.2 lenses at the NAB Trade Show in Las Vegas from April 9-14, 2011. The Compact Prime CP.2 lens series for PL-, EF-, F-mount, Micro 4/3 and A-mounts were already announced during Photokina.

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Sony a33 listed as discontinued in Japan

Sony a33 camera is listed as discontinued on Sony’s website in Japan. The camera was announced back in August 2010. It seems that the latest Sony cameras have a life cycle of less than 12 months. The Sony NEX 3 mirrorless camera was also listed as discontinued back in February, 2011 (announced in May, 2010).

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GE wants a piece of the interchangeable lens camera market

I would never think that I will report a rumor on General Electric, but here we go: “A spokesperson from its distributor in Singapore told CNET Asia that GE is looking to introduce its first Micro Four Thirds-like camera before the end of 2011.” GE currently has several different point and shoot cameras. I would be […]

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Adobe Photoshop for iPad

Today at Photoshop World 2011 Adobe demoed its latest concept: Photoshop for the iPad. PhotographyBay captured this quick video presentation. There were some talk in the past about Adobe Lightroom version for the iPad (see here and here). Adobe currently has a PS Express app for the iPad.    

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Pentax NC-1 mirrorless camera will come in two colors

Back in February I posted a low resolution image of the upcoming Pentax NC-1 mirrorless camera: Here is a better resolution image of the Pentax NC-1 and it seems that the camera will be available in white color as well:

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Todays news: Sigma DP2x, Fuji X100 and other updates

No SD1 yet: today Sigma announced pricing and availability of the DP2x camera: the MSRP will be $800 and it should be available in stores in late April. The DP2x was was announced in February, 2011.  There is still no word on the 46MP Sigma SD1 DSLR camera. Back on track: FujiFilm Japan announced today that the production […]

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