Monthly Archives: July 2012

What else is new? [weekend digest]

smc Pentax DA 50mm f/1.8 lens

Pentax smc DA 50mm f/1.8 lens now shipping in the US. Samsung NX1000 mirrorless camera is also now in stock in the US with a $50 rebate. Another new Samyang lens to be announced this September: 8mm T3.8 Fisheye. Fujifilm announced diopter correction lenses for the X-Pro1 camera. Metabones updated their EF lens to E-mount smart […]

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Fuji X100 is now discontinued, X200 coming at Photokina?

The online retailer Crutchfield has listed the Fujifilm X100 camera as discontinued on their website. At the same time the price of the X100 dropped to $999 on Amazon. I am pretty confident that we will see a new X200 announced at Photokina this September (the X100 was announced during Photokina 2010).

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CompactFlash Association announced XQD 2.0 specifications

CompactFlash Association announced version 2 of the XQD memory card specs which could provide transfer speeds of up to 1,000 MB/s:

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Video: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

Very interesting TED presentation on the  femto-photography camera developed at MIT that can take pictures around corners at one trillion frames per second.

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Sigma has no plans for a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

In a recent interview with the Chinese website Xitek, Sigma confirmed that they do not have plans to develop a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The company will concentrate on producing lenses, DSLR and compact cameras. This contradicts with a previous statement made by Sigma in 2010.

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Kipon announced electronic adapters for using Canon lenses on mirrorless cameras

Kipon announced new electronic adapters that will allow you to attach Canon EF mount lenses on Sony NEX and Micro Fourth Thirds mirrorless cameras. Price and other specifications were not revealed.

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Fujifilm FinePix F800EXR

Today Fujifilm announced the FinePix F800EXR point and shoot camera ($349.95). The specs at a glance:

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Rokinon 14mm T3.1 cine lens coming in September

In addition to the 35mm T1.5 and 24mm T1.5 VDSLR lenses, Samyang/Rokinon will announce also a new 14mm T3.1 cine lens in September.

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