Monthly Archives: January 2014

Canon prepares to move 50% of their production back to Japan by 2015

Canon is preparing to move 50% of their production back to Japan by 2015: “Japanese imaging and optical equipment maker Canon plans to return 50% of its production on-shore by the year 2015. Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai cited the weak yen and expenses of manufacturing overseas as the main reasons for moving back production to Japan.”

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Zeiss Touit 2.8/50M macro lens for Fuji and Sony mirrorless cameras announced

Today Zeiss announced their Touit 2.8/50M macro lens for mirrorless cameras (Sony and Fuji). This lens was initially announced at Photokina back in 2012. As I previously reported, the price of the lens is $999 and B&H is currently taking pre0orders for the Sony and Fuji versions. Product video Technical specifications Focal length 50 mm Effective focal length if […]

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What else is new?

→ The price of the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 II dropped $50. → Phottix coupon: 15% off from January 30th to February 7th when you enter the code HORSE15. → Ricoh and Google team up to allow Ricoh Theta spherical images to be posted on Google Maps and Google+. → New Panasonic DMW-LFC27A lens cap announced in Japan. → Those Chinese made Seagull CF100 […]

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Rumors: new Pentax K-60 camera and two lenses for CP+ (135-380mm f/4-5.6 and 18-70mm f/2.8-4.5)

Some new Pentax/Ricoh rumors for CP+ (take them with a grain of salt):

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Official announcement: Olympus OMD E-M10, SP-100, TG-850 cameras and new lenses

Here is the list of all new Olympus products that were just announced (click on link for price information): Olympus E-M10 (body only black | body only silver | 14-42mm kit black | 14-42mm kit silver | Olympus ECG-1 camera grip for E-M10): Image quality superior to much larger, comparable DSLR cameras Highly compact, classic, all-metal body is more portable than DSLRs, yet […]

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Olympus TG-850 and SP-100EE cameras to be announced together with E-M10

In addition to the E-M10, in few hours Olympus will also announce the TG-850 and SP-100EE cameras (see the pictures above). Stay tuned for additional details.

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Sony to release SPA-TA1 tablet attachment for QX10 and QX100 camera modules

Sony is going to announce a new accessory SPA-TA1 for the QX10 and QX100 lens modules that will allow the camera to be used with tablets as well. The official announcement should be in April. The new attachment will be initially available only in Japan and later will be released worldwide. Via Ubergizmo

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Shippment dates for the Samsung NX30 camera and two new NX lenses

The new Samsung NX30 mirrorless camera will start shipping on February 18th, 2014: The Samsung NX 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom ED OIS will be released on April 15th. Samsung NX 16-50mm f/2 – 2.8 S ED OIS is scheduled for March 18th.

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