Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 lens to be announced at Photokina

Pentax will announce their new DA 560mm f/5.6 lens at Photokina. The design will be slightly different from the prototype we have seen few months ago. The peculiarity of this lens is the possibility to disassemble/collapse it for easy transportation. The lens is very long for its focal length in order to keep the price […]

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Fujifilm X-E1 and XF1 to be announced on September 5

Together with the new X-Pro1 firmware update, Fujifilm will announce also their two new cameras on September 5th, 2012: the mirrorless interchangeable lens X-E1 and the compact XP1 cameras (there is a chance that the camera will be called XF1).

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You want faster autofocus with the Fuji X-Pro 1? Buy their new lenses!

The upcoming firmware update for the Fuji X-Pro1 will increase the autofocus speed, but the really big improvement will come with the new XF lenses that will have a new linear AF motor. The upcoming X-E1 camera and XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens combo will be able to snap focus in 0.1 seconds (similar AF speed as the latest Panasonic cameras). […]

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Pricing and availability of Sigma DP1 Merrill announced

Sigma announced the price and availability of their 46MP Sigma DP1 Merrill camera: you can buy the camera next month for $999. The DP1 model has a 19mm f/2.8 lens (equivalent to 28mm), the already available DP2 version has a 30mm f/2.8 lens (45mm equivalent). Sample images from the DP1 can be found here.

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Sony NEX-6 detailed specifications

   After the NEX-5R Sony will announce the a99 and the NEX-6 on September 12th, 2012. Here are the detailed Sony NEX-6 specifications: 16.1MP APS-C Exmor sensor BIONZ processor ISO range: 100-25,600 2.369k dots XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF 3″ 921k dots tiltable LCD screen Max shutter speed: 1/4000 Built-in Wi-Fi New camera apps Auto HDR […]

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Fujifilm introduces $300 discount on the X-Pro 1 before the X-E1 announcement

You can now get $300 off when you purchase a Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera and one XF lens. The upcoming X-E1 mirrorless camera will be priced under $1000 and Fuji is trying to make the X-Pro1 more attractive nine months after the camera was announced. Here are few more X-Pro1 vs X-E1 size comparisons sent in by […]

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Photoshop, Lightroom and other Adobe products to add support for Retina Displays

Adobe announced on their blog that in the next few months they will add support for HiDPI displays like the Retina Display in the new MacBook Pro: “Adobe’s product teams are keenly aware of a creative professional’s desire to experience the highest quality creation experience. That is why I am delighted to announce our plans to […]

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Fuji X-Pro 1 firmware update on September 5th?

According to this Facebook post by Tony Bridge, Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for the X-Pro 1 camera on September 5th, 2012. The key updates are: 1. In low-light condition, the X-Pro1 will be much faster in Auto Focus mode. 2. The speed of the image coming into focus when turning the focus […]

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