Monthly Archives: June 2017

7Artisans / DJ-Optical mirrorless lenses

There is a new Chinese lens manufacturer that produces some interesting and very cheap mirrorless lenses sold under the 7Artisans / DJ-Optical brand: 7.5mm f/2.8: APS-C fish-eye lens for MFT, Fuji and Sony E mounts (price: $139) 25mm f/1.8: APS-C wide-angle lens for MFT, Fuji and Sony E mounts (price: $70, sample photos) 35 mm […]

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Just announced: Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens for Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens for Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras is now officially announced. The biggest improvement is the 5 stops improved image stabilization. Pre-order links: Adorama | B&H Additional information:

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 DSLR camera announced

Canon officially announced the EOS 6D Mark II and Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras: Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000 Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD […]

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RED announcement on July 6th: modular camera system with cellphone functionality?

There are some speculation online that RED could announce a new modular camera system with cellphone functionality on July 6th. This is what RED’s CEO James Jannard said: “July 6th. 9am PST. Right here. You need to be online. You need to tell everyone you know to be online. Have your credit card ready. This is […]

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Tamron and Canon announcements in the next 48 hours

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens now listed at Adorama Additional specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera Pictures of the white and silver Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 DSLR camera (with Dual pixel CMOS AF)

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Aurora HDR 2017 software flash sale (lowest price ever)

From June 27-30 Macphun is offering their Aurora HDR 2017 software for the lowest price ever: $79 instead of $99 – for all the new users $59 instead of $69 – for Aurora HDR Basic/AppStore users $39 instead of $49 – for Aurora HDR 2016 users What you get: Aurora HDR 2017 – HDR photo […]

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Micron discontinues Lexar memory cards retail business

Micron announced that they will discontinue the Lexar removable storage retail business which includes also Lexar memory cards. Here is the official statement:

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New Lensbaby Velvet 85 85mm f/1.8 lens with 1:2 macro capabilities announced

Lensbaby announced a new Velvet 85 85mm f/1.8 lens with 1:2 macro capabilities for SLR and mirrorless cameras. For pricing and availability check Adorama and B&H. Sample photos can be found here. See also this hands-on report on the new lens. Velvet 85 lens specifications:

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