Monthly Archives: June 2015

Meyer Optik Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens for DSLR and mirrorless cameras is now on Kickstarter

The guys from Meyer Optik contacted me to share their new Kickstarter project for the remake of the legendary “soap bubble bokeh” Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 lens that I already reported few months ago:

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Tamron rep: the new full frame Pentax DSLR camera will have a 42MP sensor from Sony

Some interesting rumors coming from a Tamron rep: Ricoh is going to open a factory service center in the US in 2016. The new full frame Pentax will have the 42MP Sony sensor from the a7R II. Tamron will be adding new Pentax K mount lenses because of the above. Additional information on the Pentax full frame […]

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The latest patents: Canon full frame mirrorless camera adapter, EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM and Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 500mm f/4 PRO IS MFT lenses

This is interesting – Canon filed a patent for a EF/EF-S adaptor designed for a full frame mirrorless camera. Recently Nikon also filed a patent for a full frame mirrorless lens. So yes, it seems that the Sony a7 will not be the only show in town soon. Canon has also a new patent for EF-S 20mm f/2.8 […]

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Hassleblad will no longer produce rebadged Sony cameras

In a recent interview with dpreview, Hassleblad’s CEO Perry Oosting said that they will stop producing Sony rebadge products like the Lusso, Stellar, Lunar, HV and Solar  (dpreview said they “need to be exorcised”). The Hasselblad Lusso was an exception – it will be available only in Asia (Hong Kong) and it’s a limited edition with fewer than 100 units produced. BTW, the Hassleblad Stellar line […]

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Firmware update v1.1 for the Samsung NX500 mirrorless camera released

Samsung released firmware update v1.1 for their NX500 mirrorless camera. Here is the changelog:

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Samsung NX Mini 2 camera leaked online

The new Samsung NX Mini 2 camera leaked online. The basic specs are: 20.5 megapixel sensor 3.0 “swiveling AMOLED touchscreen Super-light camera in your pocket With the Samsung NX mount M Shooting in RAW and film in 4K or associate Automatic and manual modes All parts directly via WiFi and NFC Price: €371.07 (around $400) A dpreview […]

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Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens for Nikon and Canon now available for pre-order

Available in both Canon and Nikon mounts, the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens is now available for pre-order at B&H, Adorama and Amazon. The price is $999 and shipping will start in August. Additional information on the new lens is available here. Update: Tokina published new sample photos from their 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX lens.

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Venus Optics announces the Laowa 15mm f/4 – the world’s widest 1:1 macro lens

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 15mm f/4 wide angle 1:1 macro lens – the world’s widest 1:1 macro lens (pre-order here). Here are the details: 110 degrees of view angle 1:1 macro ability with infinity focus +/- 6mm Shift ability  12 elements in 9 groups with 3 pieces of High Refractive elements and 1 piece […]

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