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Mitakon 50mm f:0.95 lens for Sony
→ The new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens for Sony FE mount is now available for pre-order on eBay.

The Cactus V6 - the world's first wireless flash trigger that can remote control power level of Canon, Nikon and Pentax's system flashes is now available for sale for $55.

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Lolumina introduced new interchangeable soft-release buttons for non-threaded shutter release cameras.

→ Two new 50mm lens reviews/comparisons including the Zeiss Otus Apo Distagon T* 55mm f/1.4 lens:

"The Zeiss Otus outperforms all other lenses in a degree I have never seen before. Even at open aperture it already reaches a resolution that the other lenses can not deliver before stopped down to f/4.0. Field curvature is negligible and edge resolution almost reaches the sensors resolution already at open aperture. At f/2.8 resolution and contrast are on a level that practically can not be raised anymore when attached to a 36 MP sensor. It seems that this lens is already designed to challenge sensors with 100+ MP." (source: 3d-kraft)

"I really don’t have a lot to add to what has already been said. From a resolution standpoint the Sigma is nearly as good as the Zeiss Otus, and clearly better than the Canon 50mm f/1.2 L. It does this at a price point far lower than either of the others. There may (or may not) be some sample variation, but I won’t know for certain until we’ve tested a lot more copies – but even the weakest two copies of the Sigma were clearly better than any of the Canon’s." (source: lensrentals)

Nauticam announced a new underwater housing for Olympus OM-D E-M10 camera.

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  • ATP

    So we have to glue the soft release permanently? Pass!

    • Global

      Thats a misunderstanding. 3m vhb (very high bonding) adhesive makes molecular bonds for extremely strong adhesion, but it is not permanent and can be reversed. Youll have to follow guidelines for vhb removal, but it should be reversible. Obviously the difficulty varies with the material that the adhesive is bonded to.

      • ATP

        Here’s what i have in mind. What if the soft release accidentally screwed off and gone while i’m outside taking picture and can’t remove the glued part right away? I’ll be stuck with a pointy shutter button all day long

        • waterengineer

          Not to worry. It will fall off about the third time it gets wet or sweaty.

          • Global

            Or one can put a cement glue in the screw hole if they are that worried. Might as well superglue the lens filter on one’s lens and the lens to the body as well. : p

        • Global

          It come with a few different buttons — so you can just keep an extra button in your bag.

          By the way, you probably won’t need to worry about it any more than any other accessory. [What if the plastic thing covering the flash port gets lost? What if the eyecup gets torn? What a if a lens filter gets broke? What if I leave a lens in the field when switching lenses?”]

          Even the rubberized grip eventually comes off of Nikons and Canons. You’re question is valid — its just no more troubling than anything else and it’ll happen once at most and you will live. : D

  • rt-photography

    interesting that cactus..why sync only till 1/1000 though..

  • Neopulse

    Hmmm..a stop more sync speed than the PW Plus III and about a 1/3 of the price. Interesting….

    • Neopulse

      Wrote back an forth with a representative of the company, Antonio Lao (Senior Marketing Specialist) and was really informative about the triggers. He mentioned he was able to get 1/2000th of a second flash sync with a Fuji X camera. So more points to the product.

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