Monthly Archives: November 2012

New Sony Alpha products to be announced at the 2013 CES show

Ned Namura, President of Sony Hawaii (why is there a Sony Hawaii division anyway?) said in an interview with Hawaii News Now that Sony will announce new Alpha products during the 2013 CES show in Las Vegas (January 8-11, 2013):

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New: Jackar 34mm f/1.8 lens for MFT and NEX cameras

The Hong Kong based company Jackar announced a new 34mm f/1.8 lens for MFT and NEX cameras. The lens has manual focus and will cost around $190 (check for availability on eBay). The rest of the specs are:

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Black Friday deals: free shipping on all ThinkTankPhoto bags and $300 price drop on the Fuji X-Pro1 camera

Think Tank Photo have just announced that for the first time in their history they are offering free FedEx Ground Shipping on all of their gear. This special holiday offer runs through December 31, 2012. Think Tank is also releasing a whole new slate of gear, including the Airport Navigator, the photography industry’s first rolling […]

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The latest patents from Canon and Panasonic

Canon 12-28mm f/2-3.2 lens patent

Panasonic filed a patent 2012-226309 for a new 25mm f/1.4 Summilux lens for Micro Fourth Thirds cameras. For comparison, here is the lens design of the current Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH model:

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Black Friday deals: the latest Samsung cameras are now up to 36% off

Here are few interesting Black Friday deals on the latest Samsung cameras: Samsung NX20 smart wireless mirrorless 20.3MP camera with 18-55mm lens, HD 1080p video, EVF, 3″ AMOLED display, 1/8000 shutter, built in flash Save 27% $799.00 (reg: $1099.00) Expires 11/30/2012 Free shipping Samsung smart wireless NX210 mnirrorless 20.3MP camera with 18-55mm lens, HD 1080p video, 3D panorama, i-Function 2.0, […]

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What else is new?

Another action cam was recently released: the Drift HD Ghost ($399) supports 1080p, 960p, 720p video recording and can capture high-resolution still image. The camcorder has built-in Wi-Fi and can communicate with iOS and Android mobile devices via the Drift Mobile App. Here are the main features:

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Sample images from the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens

Sigma published several sample images taken with the SD1 and their new 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens ($899). The full size sample can be downloaded here. Update: more Sigma 35mm f/1.4 sample images taken with a Canon 5D are available here, here and here (last set taken with Canon EOS M).

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Sony not doing well financially

Sony is a big corporation, but it seems that they cannot find the funds to grow their imaging business. After their stock hit 32 years low and its credit rating was cut to near-junk status, the company decided to sale convertible bonds in order to raise 150 billion yen ($1.9 billion) for their imaging division. Sony recently invested around $650 […]

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