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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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2018 and 2019 Photokina dates announced

Until last year, Photokina (the biggest photo show in the world) was taking place every other year in September. Back in May, I reported that Photokina will start taking place annually starting from 2018. We now know the exact dates for the 2018 and 2019 Photokina shows:

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Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.12/6.11, Camera Raw 9.12 now available

Adobe released Lightroom CC 2015.12/6.11 and Camera Raw 9.12. Here are the direct download links: Camera Raw 9.12 Adobe Lightroom CC: Adobe keeps making it more difficult to download the standalone version, see this download info and also this page In addition to several bug fixes, here is the list of new cameras and lenses that are now supported:

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New Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 portrait lens launched on Kickstarter

Last week I reported about a new “Petzval-like” portrait from a German company. Today the Emil Busch Glaukar 3.1 is officially launched on Kickstarter: In 1910, Emil Busch introduced the Glaukar, a fully corrected photographic lens, which besides solving spherical aberration, corrected coma and astigmatism was a “usable” lens. Unlike Rudolph’s Protar, which did not […]

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Fujifilm X-T1 and X-T10 cameras officially discontinued

Fujifilm Japan now lists the Fujifilm X-T1 and X-T10 mirrorless cameras as discontinued. The X-T1 was announced in January 2014, the X-T10 camera was announced in May 2015. Both X-T1 and X-T10 models are still available for sale for $1,299 and $799 (no significants discounts yet). Here is the full list of discontinued Fuji cameras and lenses (updated from last […]

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