Monthly Archives: October 2012

Major Canon DSLR and lens price increase coming tomorrow (UPDATED)

Update: I think there was a misunderstanding in the information I received – there is no Canon price increase coming tomorrow, just that some of the rebates are expiring and Canon (just like Nikon) is starting to enforce their MAP pricing, which will lead to a price increase. Starting November 1st, 2012 (tomorrow) Canon will increase their prices […]

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Canon EOS 1Dx gets DxOMarked, almost as good as the Nikon D3s

DxOMark released their test results for the Canon EOS 1Dx full frame DSLR camera ($6,799.00). The numbers show that Canon’s flagship model is almost as good as the Nikon D3s that was announced back in 2009:

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Nikon to announce D5200 DSLR camera next week

Nikon is rumored to announce their new D5200 DSLR camera on November 6th, 2012 right before the Salon de la Photo show in Paris. The expected specs are:

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Can Kodak survive?

Yesterday Kodak published a press release announcing “continued performance improvement in segment profitability for the third quarter of 2012”. The company was able to reduce their expenses by 24% ($63 million). The operating loss for Q3 was $37 million ($87 million improvement from the previous year). The company’s profit margin increased by 2%: “Since our Chapter […]

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Zeiss lenses for mirrorless compact system cameras to start shipping in Spring

At the last day of PhotoPlus Expo in New York Zeiss showed mockups of their new lenses for mirrorless compact system cameras. Shipping is expected to start in Spring (previous reports indicated shipping in Summer) starting with the 2.8/12mm, 1.8/32mm and 2.8/50mm macro lenses for Sony NEX and Fujifilm X-Pro cameras. All new Zeiss mirrorless lenses will […]

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Canon EOS M now shipping in the US

The new Canon EOS M mirrorless camera is now shipping in the US and is currently in stock at Amazon/OneCall. Here are some of the main features of camera:

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What else is new? [Weekend Digest]

Fujifilm released new firmware updates for the 18mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4 and 60mm f/2.4 XF lenses. The new Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera and 14mm f/2.8 XF lens are expected to start shipping in the US on November 9-10, 2012.   Yasuhara Madoka 180 Fisheye lens for Sony E-mount now available in the US (click on “more images” for some samples). Sigma […]

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Sony a99, Pentax K-5 II now shipping in the US

The Sony SLT-A99 and Pentax K-5 II/s cameras are currently shipping in the US and are in stock at B&H: Sony SLT-A99 (update: sold out already in stock again) Pentax K-5 II Pentax K-5 IIs

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