Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sony can fit a full frame sensor in a NEX-5 body

Sony filed a design patent in Japan for a NEX-5-like interchangeable lens camera body with a full frame sensor inside. For comparison – a picture of the Sony NEX-5n APS-C camera: Additional sketches from the patent application:

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Two new Pentax lenses to be announced soon *UPDATED*

Pentax is rumored to announce two new lenses in the next few days that were part of their 2013 lens roadmap: Pentax 08 wide zoom lens HD Pentax DA 20-40mm f/2.8-4 ED Limited DC WR The latest Pentax K-3 DSLR camera is already shipping in the US and is currently in stock. The premium K-3 silver […]

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Sony a7r gets tested at DxOMark: on par with the D800

DxOMark posted their test results for the Sony a7r full frame mirrorless camera. Here is their conclusion:

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Tamron to announce a new tele lens next week

Tamron is rumored to announce a new tele lens next week, most likely on November 7th. Most likely it will be the previously rumored 16-300mm lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. Update: here is a teaser found on a Polish forum – this will be a serious lens (not the 16-300mm):

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Zeiss Touit 2.8/50 macro lens to be priced around $1,000

Brian Hirschfeld talked to the folks at Zeiss during the Photo Plus Expo and reported that the price of the Zeiss Touit 2.8/50 macro lens will be around $1,000:

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Panasonic filed design patents for new cameras

Panasonic filed design patents in Japan for several different camera models (above: classical design). Here is the Panasonic GF design:

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Deal of the day: Fuji X100s price drops to $1,189.98

The price of the Fuji X100s camera dropped to $1,189.98 on Amazon from $1,299.95 ($110 off).

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Olympus STYLUS 1 camera is now officially announced

The Olympus STYLUS 1 camera is now officially announced. Shipping will start in December and B&H is currently taking pre-orders at $699.99. The camera is available only in black. Here are the basic specifications: 12MP 1/1.7″ BSI CMOS Sensor 10.7x i.Zuiko Optical Zoom Lens 28-300mm Equiv; f/2.8 Constant Aperture Super Macro Mode with 2″ Minimum Focus 1.4M-dot High-Def […]

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