Monthly Archives: April 2013

What else is new?

The Rokinon 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC tilt-shift lens will start shipping on May 2nd, the Samyang version is scheduled to be released on May 15th. Shipments of the Plustek OpticFilm 120 professional grade scanner ($1,999.99) are temporary put on hold due to a faulty component. The Sony 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* ZA lens is delayed till […]

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Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless camera delayed till the summer

AP reports that Hasselblad have delayed until the summer the release of the Lunar – their first mirrorless  interchangeable lens camera based on the Sony NEX-7. The camera was supposed to start shipping this month (April). Maybe Hasselblad realized that they will be re-introducing an almost 2 years old camera (the Sony NEX-7 came out in August, 2011) […]

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First picture of the upcoming Olympus PEN E-P5 camera

Last month I reported that the next Olympus PEN camera will look very much like the classic PEN F film model and the latest leaked E-P5 image confirms that rumor. The Olympus E-P5 will have a 16MP sensor (same as in the OM-D E-M5 model) and built-in Wi-Fi. The official announcement will at the beginning of May.

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Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 lens now shipping, sample images available

DC.Watch published some sample images taken with the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 lens on a Fuji X-E1 camera. The manual focus lens is available also for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX cameras and can be purchased in black or silver on eBay (prices starting from $680):

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Pentax working on a new professional APS-C based camera

In a recent interview, the Managing Director and General Manager of Pentax Ricoh China made some interesting statement, including the development of a new professional APS-C based Pentax camera. Mr. Tomoyoshi Shibata also confirmed that Pentax is working on a full frame DSLR camera that will be different than anything else available today. Via PCPop

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The current Sony, Canon and Nikon instant rebates will expire this weekend

The current Sony (up to $400 off), Canon (up to $500 off) and Nikon (up to $550 off) instant rebates are set to expire this weekend (April 27, 2013). Today Adorama started offering 6% in rewards on selected Nikon, Sony and Canon cameras and lenses.  The promo will run from 04/24/13 through 05/01/13.

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Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens priced at $3,599, will start shipping in early May

Sigma officially announced the pricing and availability for their new 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens: shipping in the US will start in early May for $3,599. The new Sigma USB dock is priced at $59 and it will also start shipping in early May. Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens MTF charts: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM […]

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Sony Cybershot DSC-HX50V announced: the world’s smallest and lightest 30x camera

The previously leaked Sony DSC-HX50V camera is now officially announced. Sony knows how to make small compact cameras and claims that this is “the world’s smallest, lightest digital still camera that packs a powerful 30x optical zoom range“. The HX50V will start shipping on May 21 with a price tag of $448 and can currently be pre-ordered at Amazon. Technical […]

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