Monthly Archives: July 2017

New: Rode VideoMic Pro Plus on-camera shotgun microphone

Rode announced the pricing ($299) and expected shipping (mid-August) of their new VideoMic Pro Plus on-camera shotgun microphone (available for pre-order at B&H): Press release:

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New discounts/coupon codes for Rocky Nook camera guides, Macphun Luminar and Nikon gear at KEH

Rocky Nook is offering 45% off their camera guides with coupon code CONQUER45 (this offer will end at 11:59pm PST on July 30th). Macphun Luminar 72 hours flash sale ($20 off) – the lowest price so far (valid only Tuesday, July 25th – Thursday, July 27th): $49 instead of $69 – for all the new users […]

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Additional information on the Irix ILA-FE2EF adapter for Sony E-mount

In September last year I reported about Irix coming up with a new Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens, Irix ILA-FE2EF adapter for Sony E-mount (for using Nikon and Canon lenses on E-mount cameras) and Irix filters (already announced). Here are some additional pictures and information on the Irix ILA-FE2EF adapter for Sony E-mount:

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There will not be a new 7artisans 50mm f/1.0 mirrorless lens

Last month I reported about a not yet announced 7Artisans / DJ-Optical 50mm f/1.0 mirrorless lens that appeared in one of the promo pictures (see this and this post). I contacted the manufacturer directly and they confirmed that they do not have any plans to release such lens. They will be however releasing a new 7Artisans […]

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What else is new?

This week’s recap from the rumors and addicts blogs:

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Sony has a patent for an astronomical camera with a curved medium format sensor

Sony and several other companies (including Nikon) have already filed multiple patents for curved sensors or for lenses designed for curved sensors. Back in June Sony filed a patent (2017-102189 ) for an astronomical camera with a curved medium format sensor. The first fully functional prototype of a 20MP full frame curved sensor by CEA-LETI was recently awarded […]

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Voigtlander APO-Macro Lanthar 65mm f/2 Aspherical E-mount lens officially released, US priced revealed (*UPDATED*)

Update: the US price of the lens is $1,059 and is now available for pre-order at B&H and Adorama. Back in February at the 2017 CP+ show, Cosina announced the development of three new full frame Voigtlander lenses for Sony E-mount. The new lenses will have: EXIF transmission to camera body Support for five-axis image stabilization […]

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Confirmed: Bowens is going out of business

An update on my post from last week – it is now official: the lighting manufacturer Bowens is going out of business. In a statement today the parent company Aurelius Group confirmed the news:

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