Monthly Archives: June 2013

Long awaited Canon EOS M firmware update officially released

Canon officially announced a new firmware update 2.0.2 for their mirrorless EOS M camera which significantly improves the sluggish AF. Here is a list of the fixes and improvements:

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Many US camera and lens rebate programs will expire this weekend

The Nikon rebates will be renewed next month, but many of the high-end lenses will not be included (end June 29th). The current Fujifilm rebates will not be extended (end June 29th). Those Canon savings will expire on July 6th. Sony’s offers are valid till June 29th. Tamron lens savings are set to expire on June 30th. […]

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New Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II MFT lens to be announced tomorrow

Tomorrow Panasonic will announce a new 20mm f/1.7 II MFT lens that will replace the current version. The new lens will have seven elements in five groups, the filter size will be 46mm. Two different colors will be available: silver and black. The lens dimensions are:

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First pictures of the Sony RX100M2 and RX1R cameras

Tomorrow Sony will announce two new compact cameras –  RX100M2 and RX1R. Here are the latest images and specifications:

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“Big” Canon announcement in the next few weeks?

The latest rumors: “Canon have been inviting some people from dealers for a ‘big’ product launch within the 6-8 week timeframe”. Maybe the new product will be this Canon EOS 3D DSLR camera that showed up on a Chinese website few weeks ago?

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Fujifilm X-M1 camera, Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 R and XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lenses officially announced

Fujifilm officially announced their latest X-M1 mirrorless camera, Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8 R and XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lenses and a new firmware that introduces focus peaking for the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras! Other companies should take example from Fuji on adding features to old models instead of trying to sell you functionality with a […]

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Deal of the day: the entire Topaz Labs plugin bundle is now $199.99 (regular price: $299.99)

The entire Topas Labs plugin bundle is now $100 off if you use coupon code july4 during checkout. The suite includes Adjust, DeNoise, B&W Effects, ReMask, Lens Effects, Detail, Simplify, Clean, InFocus and DeJPEG products. This offer is valid till July 7th. You can learn more about the individual Topaz Labs products here.

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Fuji X-M1: focus peaking function, but no digital split image focusing

I received some additional information on the upcoming Fuji X-M1 camera: it will have focus peaking function but it will not have digital split image focusing. Additionally, digicame-info published the full specifications of the soon to be announced Fujifilm products: Fuji X-M1 specifications The sensor 16.3 million pixels X-Trans APS-C CMOS active ISO range: 200-6400 (100, 12800, 25600 also […]

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