Monthly Archives: May 2012

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 lens announced

Olympus announced their Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm f/1.8 portrait lens that looks exactly like the previously shown prototype. Expect the new lens to start shipping this summer for $900. See also the first sample images. Main Specifications: Mount type Micro Four Thirds System Focal length 75mm(35mm equivalence 150mm equivalent) Lens construction 9-group, 10 elements (ED element […]

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Fujifilm releases their own adapter for Leica M lenses

During CES 2012 Fujifilm confirmed that they will be releasing their own adapter for attaching Leica M lenses to the X-Pro1 mirrorless camera. There is still no official word from Fuji yet, but the Leica M-Mount adapter for X-Mount cameras is currently listed at Adorama for $199.95. Some third party solutions for using Leica M lenses on the […]

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Samsung NX20 now shipping in the US

The new Samsung NX20 mirrorless camera is now shipping in the US and is currently in stock at Adorama. Unlike many of the recently announced cameras, there won’t be any shortages of the NX20.

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Ricoh patents an impact resistant lens cap

Ricoh filed a patent 2012-93611 in Japan for an impact resistant lens cap. Here is the translated description taken from the Japanese Patent Office:

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Canon patents for 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 lenses

Canon filed a patent (2012-88427) in Japan for 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 lenses:

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Pentax K-30 officially announced

The Pentax K-30 is now officially announced. The specs at a glance: Coldproof Large 3 inch LCD Low profile glass pentaprism viewfinder 6 frames per second continuous shooting Programmable front and rear e-dials In-camera HDR shooting modes Compact yet durable body 1080p video Live View focus peaking 77 segment metering system ISO speeds up to […]

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The new Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens will cost $1300!

The new Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens is listed on Amazon for $1,299.99. This is a very high price tag, considering that the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2.0 lens costs “only” $799.

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Additional Pentax K-30 images and specs

Some more Pentax K-30 images found on Here is a better resolution image of the different K-30 color variations (click for larger view):

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