Monthly Archives: January 2013

News from the first day of the CP+ show in Japan

New Voigtländer Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 lens for Micro Four Thirds: 23cm minimum focusing distance 1:4 magnification ratio No aspherical element New Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM lens for Sony A mount: 72mm filter size Circular aperture diaphragm 9 optical elements in 8 groups 45cm minimum focusing distance Olympus had a teaser for their E-P3 […]

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Fujifilm released firmware updates for X-Pro1, X-E1 cameras and XF 35mm lens

Fujifilm released the previously rumored firmware updates for the X-Pro1, X-E1 and Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4 lens:

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Fuji X100S and X20 delayed, XF 14mm f/2.8 lens shipping in the US

Fujifilm Japan announced one week delay in the release of the X100s ($1,299.95) and X20 ($599.95) cameras. The new release date is now February 23, 2013. You can already download the X100s manual here. Meanwhile, after several delays, the Fujinon XF 14mm f/2.8 R lens is finally shipping in the US. Check the in-stock availability at Amazon, Adorama […]

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New Olympus Stylus cameras and 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II lens announced

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II lens ($549.99) Focal length 75-300mm  35mm equivalent  150-600mm Lens construction 18 elements in 13 groups (including Super ED lens x 1, ED lens x 2 and HR lens x 3) Angle of view 16°-4.1° AF system High Speed Imager AF (MSC) Closest focusing distance (m) 0.9 m (focal […]

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Canon working on 25p recording at 4K resolution for the EOS-1D C camera

Canon announced the development of a new feature for the EOS-1D C camera ($11,999) that will add support for 25p recording at 4K resolution.

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Fujifilm S6800, S4800, F850EXR and F900EXR camera announced

Fujifilm S6800 specs ($249.95): FUJINON Super zoom Lens (24mm wide-angle lens, f/3.1 to 5.9) 30x 24-720mm 2cm Super Macro shooting 16 million pixels 1/2.3inch BSI-CMOS sensor; Autofocus speed of 0.3 sec. in fastest conditions Continuous shooting; 8fps(MAX.10frames, full resolution), 60fps (MAX. 60 frames, image size 1280 x 960), 120 fps (MAX. 60 frames, image size […]

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Those are the new Pentax products for CP+

Pentax announced the WG-3, WG-10 rugged cameras (priced between $299.95 – $349.95 depending on the model), a new AF360FGZ II flash (previously displayed at CES 2013) and a new pinhole body mount cap lens:

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Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens announced

Panasonic announced their new LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Lens technical specifications: Model No. H-FS1442A Lens Construction 9 elements in 8 groups (2 aspherical lenses) Mount Micro Four Thirds mount Optical Image Stabilizer Yes (MEGA O.I.S.) Focal Length f=14mm to 42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28mm to […]

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