Monthly Archives: June 2012

Is this the replacement of the Pentax 645D medium format camera?

Update: this one is busted – you can see the original image here. I already reported that Pentax is working on a replacement of the 645D medium format camera and it seems that the first teaser is already out. The website that hosts this image is registered by a private individual in China, but the picture looks legit. For […]

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Upcoming Samsung cameras: NX-R, EX2 and EX2F

The Samsung NX-R could be the upcoming “retro” NX mirrorless camera. NX-R may not be the official marketing name, but the camera is in the final development stage. The Samsung EX1 (TL500) will be replaced by two new models: EX2 and the EX2F, the second model will probably be the Wi-Fi version.

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What else is new? [weekend digest]

Former Olympus CEO Michael Woodford to receive $15.4 Million settlement. Kodak to auction more than 1,100 digital imaging patents. Canon to start manufacturing digital cameras in Brazil. After a delay, the Canon EOS-1D X will start shipping on June 20th. Canon T4i now in stock.

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More Pentax full frame DSLR rumors

Rumors about a new Pentax full frame DSLR camera have been circulating for a while. Here are some new updates:

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Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens announced

The previously rumored Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens is now official. Adorama has the price listed as $499. The Canon version is expected later this month, Nikon mount will be released in July, Sony and Pentax versions will be out later this year. The current 18-250mm model will be available for sale through the […]

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Schneider Kreuznach to start producing lenses for mirrorless cameras

Schneider Kreuznach announced their plans to start producing lenses for mirrorless cameras.The company has been part of the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group for a while and logically one of the upcoming lenses will be a 14mm f/2.0 Super Angulon for Micro Four Thirds. Expect the announcement during Photokina with a price tag around $1500. The 14mm […]

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Second mirrorless APS-C lens patent from Pentax: 18-70mm f/3.5-7.1

In addition to the 18-55mm f/3.5-6.7 lens from last week, Pentax filed another patent in Japan for a 18-70mm f/3.5-7.1 mirrorless APS-C lens:

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New Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM lens coming soon

Sigma is expected to announce a new 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM lens for Canon mount. The new version will add macro capability to the current Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM lens and will be available on June 25, 2012. Via

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