Monthly Archives: May 2012

Pentax introduces SMC DA 50mm f/1.8 lens

smc Pentax DA 50mm f/1.8 lens

Pentax announced the new SMC DA 50mm f/1.8 lens that was part of the 2012 roadmap. The new lens will cost $249.95 and will start shipping in July 2012: Compact, lightweight autofocus lens designed exclusively for PENTAX K-Mount interchangeable-lens digital cameras Denver, CO (May 21, 2012) – PENTAX RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION today announces the introduction […]

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Panasonic announced Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds

Panasonic announced their new Lumix G Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens for Micro Four Thirds. This lens was initially displayed during CES 2012. Shipping will start in August. Pricing was not announced (Panasonic likes to announce their pricing few weeks prior to shipment). Update: the lens is now listed on Amazon for $1,299.99. Press release:

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What else is new? [weekend digest]

Limited edition film? Yes, it does exists: Lomography is now taking pre-orders for Orca 110 B&W 100 ISO film. Only 5000 units will be produced. Shipping starts next week. Those new Gariz leather cases for the Fuji X-Pro1 camera can be purchased on eBay:

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Nauticam NA-5DMKIII underwater housing for Canon 5D Mark III camera

Nauticam announced a new underwater housing NA-5DMKIII for Canon 5D Mark III. With a depth rating of 100m, the NA-5DMKIII will be available on June 1st, for $3600. Press release and additional images:

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The latest rebates from Sigma, Sony, Canon and Nikon

This is an update list of the current rebates on photo equipment, now including up to $200 off Sigma lenses: Tamron: Sigma: Sony: Canon: Nikon: Quantum:

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Winner of the “Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm X10” book announced

The winner of the “Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm X10” book giveaway is Alejandro Valderrama. Congratulations! If you did not win, the book can be purchased from Amazon US and Amazon UK.

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Hasselblad cameras price reduction

The cost of owning one of the world’s most coveted high-end cameras has just been dramatically reduced, following the launch of a landmark global marketing initiative by Hasselblad: The makers of the world’s most advanced camera system have announced plans to cut the cost of ownership on a number of models – including a massive […]

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Samsung updates

Samsung published a press release this week to announced the US pricing for their latest NX mirrorless cameras – not sure what they had in mind since the prices have been available from the day of announcement: Samsung NX20: $1,099.99 Samsung NX210: $899 NX1000: $699 (also available in white)

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