Monthly Archives: December 2012

What to expect from Fujifilm, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic and Nikon for the 2013 CES show

Here is quick update on what to expect from Fujifilm, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic and Nikon for the CES show (January 8-11 2013): Fujifilm will announce 5 new FinePix cameras: 3 super zooms, one rugged model and 0ne “regular” compact camera. The top of the line superzoom (pictured above) is rumored to have a very fast […]

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Canon teaser in France, new rumored EOS 7D Mark II specs

Canon France published the above teaser on their Facebook page with the text “Soon, we will share information that will change the way you look at the world”. The new product (obviously some kind of a camera) will most likely be announced during the 2013 CES show in early January.

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The new Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens rumored to be released next month

The new Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens (pictured on the left) is expected to be released in late January 2013 (probably during the CP+ show in Japan). The new lens will have an improved optical design and it will be 9mm shorter and  70g lighter then the current version (pictured on the right):

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The price of the Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC tilt-shift lens revealed in Russia

Samyang Russia published the price of the 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC tilt-shift lens on their website: 34,090 rubles (around $1,100). For reference: the PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED costs $1,999, the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II sells for $1,949. The Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 lens is expected to be released in March, 2013. Update: […]

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The latest Canon news/rumors

Canon is expected to have an announcement on January 8th, 2013. Expect two new L lenses: EF 35 f/1.4L II and EF 14-24 f/2.8L. Canon EOS 5D Mark II is now officially discontinued (current price down to $1599.00!) New Canon patent for a Canon 18-70mm f/2.8-6 lens probably designed for a new fixed lens APS-C camera:

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Fuji X100 black limited edition now discontinued, Fuji press conference on January 7th, 2013

The black Fuji X100 limited edition is already listed as discontinued at B&H. Fujifilm will hold a press conference on January 7, 2013 right before the 2013 CES show (January 7 is considered as a “press day”):

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What else is new? [weekend digest]

DigitalRev have listed the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens as discontinued. Fotodiox announced the Pro WonderBurst NEX radio flash trigger for Sony NEX cameras that look identical to the Allacax solution I covered few months ago. The SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 35mm T0.95 lens will be available in early 2013. The production […]

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Impress magazine 2013 predictions: new Foveon, X-Trans sensors, NEX camera, all full frame

Every year the Japanese magazine Impress published their predictions on what product they expect the major camera manufacturers to introduce in the upcoming year (you can see their 2012 predictions here). Here is a recap of their 2013 prognosis (PDF file):

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