Monthly Archives: March 2014

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet in the next 24 hours

Several websites are reporting rumors that Panasonic may abandon Micro Four Thirds cameras to concentrate on mobile devices. There are even rumors of potential acquisition by Canon (I don’t think this will ever happen). Keep in mind that in some parts of the world it’s already April 1st…

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What else is new?

I am back from my trip to Boston and Maine for the second annual NikonRumors Forum get together. This is what you may have missed in the past few days: → Zeiss announced two new lenses at  the NAB Show 2014: Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 ($23,900.00) and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA 135/T1.9. → The LomoChrome Purple film […]

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New: Olympus Tough TG-3 and Stylus SH-1 compact cameras announced

Olympus announced two new compact cameras today: Olympus Tough TG-3 ($349.99): 16MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Sensor TruePic VII Image Processor Olympus 4x Optical Zoom Lens 25-100mm f/2.0-4.9 (35mm Equivalent) Water, Crush, Shock, Freeze & Dustproof 3.0″ 460k-Dot LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps Built-In Wi-Fi, GPS, and e.Compass ISO 6400 and 5 fps […]

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Canon smartphone leak or an April Fools’ joke?

A Greek magazine published an article for a new Canon smartphone with the following specifications: Android KitKat 4.4 8 core 64bit Snapdragon 615 with 8 ARM Cortex A53 inside 8GB RAM 64GB storage CPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Double lens camera The first camera has 1″ sensor 12,2×8,8mm 20MP and 35mm equivalent lens The second camera has […]

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New GoPro accessories rumored to be announced this weekend

GoPro is rumored to announce several new accessories this weekend: a new blackout housing, gooseneck, red dive & magenta filters, battery pack and also a new 3D dual case for the Hero 3/3+ system.

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Fujifilm partners again with Globe-Trotter for exclusive cases and camera sets

Fujifilm partnered again with Globe-Trotter to offer another X Series Globe-Trotter cases and camera sets that will be available exclusively at Harrods (UK).

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Tamron patents a 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens

Tamron filed a patent in Japan for a 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens: Focal length: 9.712mm Aperture: 2.85 Half angle of view: 90.00° Lens design: 10 elements in 8 groups, two four-sided aspherical elements, three LD glass elements Internal focus Vibration control Video support Here are few other lens designed filed in the patent:

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