Monthly Archives: May 2011

Nanoha macro lens prototype with 5x magnification for Micro Four Thirds

The Japanese company Yasuhara showed a prototype of a new Nanoha macro lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX cameras ($499.99). The lens can provide 5 times magnification (regular macro lenses provide 1:1 magnification). Price is expected to be around ¥50,000 (aprox. $600). The lens is currently in the final stages of development. Manufacturing is expected […]

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SLR Magic/Noktor 50mm f/0.95 E-mount lens coming soon

A new SLR Magic/Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens with E-mount will be coming soon. Few weeks ago SLR Magic took over Noktor and will continue the f/0.95 product line. Future lenses will have a new appearance and will be made in Japan.

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New Mirrorless Lenses iPhone app

I often get confused with all the new mirrorless lenses. If you are like me, the new Mirrorless Lenses iPhone app will help you find all currently available mirrorless lenses and provide you with some the basic specs. The app is available for free on iTunes: The Mirrorless Lenses app allows you to browse the full range […]

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Olympus losing market share, Sony reports worst loss in 16 years

Here are the latest financial results from Olympus and they don’t look that good. Net sales are down 4.1%, net income dropped 84.5% compared to 2010. Here are the details for the imaging division: Fiscal year Market volume (In millions) Olympus camera sales (In millions) Olympus Market Share 05/06 67,2 8,4 12.5% 06/07 81,5 9,6 11.8% 07/08 106,3 […]

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Pentax NC-1 mirrorless camera kit will be priced around $600

I received some information on the US pricing of the upcoming Pentax NC-1 mirrorless camera – the kit with one lens will have a MSRP in the $600 range. More lenses are expected to be released later in the year. Pentax already showed a teaser for their new mirrorless camera at a recent trade show in […]

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Ricoh patents various unconventional GXR units

Ricoh GXR system is rather unique since it uses a swappable cartridges that encapsulate the lens and the sensor in one piece. The last GRX product announced was a cartridge with a Leica M mount. A Micro Four Thirds GXR unit was also rumored last year. Ricoh filed a new patent in Japan for several interesting […]

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Sigma SD1 DSLR now available for pre-order

Adorama is the first major US store that just started taking pre-orders for the Sigma SD1 camera at $6,899: Who is ordering one?

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Sony a35: new picture effects and tele-zoom high speed shooting mode

The new Sony a35 will have a new tele-zoom high speed shooting mode: A new set of 11 effects will also be introduced in the upcoming a35 and NEX C-3 cameras. They will also be available as a firmware update for the older NEX 3 and NEX 5 models:

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