Monthly Archives: December 2016

Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X high magnification ratio macro lens now in stock

The new Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X compact macro with high magnification ratio lens from ZY Optics that was announced a week ago is now in stock on eBay and B&H (price: $200). The lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A, Pentax K, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and Fuji X mounts.

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Canon rumors recap

The latest Canon rumors: Canon is rumored to announce a new EOS M camera in February for the CP+ show in Japan. The new model will stand below the EOS M5 and will probably look like the EOS M10 / EOS M3. CanonRumors also debunked some fake news about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II being replaced […]

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First press photo, shipping date of the Panasonic GH5 camera

I already reported that the Panasonic GH5 camera will be officially released on January 4th, 2017. It appears that the shipping/availability date will be March 1st, 2017 according to biggest Romanian photo gear site F64. They also show the first press photo of the GH5 unless they photoshopped it (the photo released at Photokina and currently […]

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The latest patents: Fujinon 14mm f/1.8, Canon 135mm f/2 lenses and more

→ Fuji has a new patent for a Fujinon 14mm f/1.8 lens designed for APS-C sensor (Fuji currently has a XF 14mm f/2.8 lens in their lineup). → Canon 135mm f/2 lens with apodization filter patent.

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What else is new?

→ Adobe reported record revenue and net income. → Zeiss also reported record revenue and earnings. → ZY Optics launched a new silver version of their Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens (available for different mounts). More after the break:

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Konost full frame digital rangefinder/mirrorless camera updates

Konost updated their website. Here is what’s new (and it is not much): The camera will be released in late 2017 (check also this post and the new FAQ). Beta versions of the rangefinder will be available in the first half of 2017. It will have a custom 20/24MP sensor – designed and manufactured specifically for […]

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Sigma sd Quattro H mirrorless camera now available for pre-order in the US

The new Sigma sd Quattro H mirrorless camera is finally available for pre-order in the US at B&H and Adorama: US price: $1,199 EU price: €1,400 UK price: £1499.99 Canada price: $1749.95 Shipping will start in January/February Update: the first review with sample photos can be found here.

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Sigma ART lenses discount (coupon code included)

Several Sigma ART lenses are now on sale at Adorama when you use coupon code LENSFRIDAY at checkout. All of the listings include 4% back in Adorama rewards, a free Sigma USB dock and free overnight shipping through 12/22. This offer will expire on 1/1/17.

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