Monthly Archives: November 2011

Who will buy Olympus camera division?

Today Reuters and AP reported that Olympus may have to sell off its camera division in order to survive as a company (Olympus consists of several different divisions). This should not be a surprise since the company’s stock got hammered in the past few weeks as a result of a fraud scandal. The more interesting question […]

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Apple iCam concept camera

Similar to the Leica i9 concept and the WVIL hoax, this Apple iCam concept created by Antonio DeRosa uses the iPhone as the core for a mirrorless camera system:

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Zeiss has no plans for a digital rangefinder camera

We have not heard any updates on the rumored digital rangefinder from Zeiss in a while. Recently Zeissrumors published this email where a company representative clearly states that there are no plans for a new camera in the near future: “Thank you for your inquiry to Carl Zeiss. As a specialist for high performance lenses, we will continue […]

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New social network for photographers to be announced in the next few days

A new social network for photographers will be announced in the next few days. I will have more details soon. My understanding is that it will be a combination of Flickr, Facebook and Photoshelter.

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New Canon rebates and other Cyber Monday deals

There are few Cyber Monday deals worth mentioning: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 ATX Pro DX lens F mount for $669 (regular price: $719) SanDisk 16GB Extreme CF memory card for $49.95 ($45 off) Pentax K-5 for $999.95 (after $500 rebate) Canon PowerShot S95 for $291 ($108 off) Sony 9 in. LED backlit digital photo frame with remote for $69.99 […]

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New Ricoh 16MP 24-85mm GXR unit in early 2012

Update on yesterday’s post: today Ricoh Japan announced a new GXR unit with 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor and 24-85mm lens. The unit will be available in early 2012. No further details were provided.

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New GXR zoom module announcement tomorrow

Christian Sorega wrote on his blog that a new GXR zoom module is expected to be announced tomorrow: “As a treat for the people joining this meetup Ricoh released some information about the upcoming GXR zoom module. The official announcement will be on Monday so you have to wait till then for all the details but you can get […]

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