List of not yet announced cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus

Here is an updated list of upcoming cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus that have already been registered with various government agencies but are not yet announced:

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“Petzval-like” portrait lens to be announced next week by a new German company

I received this partial image of a new portrait lens that will be officially announced next week. The lens does have some similarities with the Lomography Petzval lens, but I was told that it will be produced by a new German company. The lens body is styled after a vintage brass lens but is actually going to be high-end aluminum with a brass-like oxidization. Inside the lens will have a new modern design and will be available in different mounts, including Nikon F and Leica M. The lens will probably be produced in Wetzlar, Germany.

Stay tuned for additional info. The official announcement should be on Tuesday next week.

Update: the lens is now officially announced.

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You can now try for free the new Macphun Luminar for Windows (beta version)

The Luminar for Windows Beta is now available for download. Luminar is a new, all-in-one photo editor currently available only for Mac. Key features of the Luminar for Windows public beta version:

  • Adaptive user interface – Exactly matching the Mac version, the software adapts to the skill level and preferences of the photographer.
  • One-click presets – Over 50 pre-defined styles for every photography style.
  • Photo Editing Filters – Over 40 custom filters, each with built-in visual tips and a unique set of easy-to-use controls for correcting, enhancing and stylizing images.
  • RAW file conversion – Support for the latest RAW file libraries.
  • Non-destructive workflow – Edit without fear.
  • Recommended System Requirements – Windows 10, Core i5 2.2 or better, 8GB RAM, 1GB GPU RAM, SSD with 20+GB free space.

UI screenshots:

Press release:

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New product announcements from Leica and Nikon

Leica TL2 mirrorless camera officially announced

Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 ED VR lens officially announced

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What else is new?

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

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The new Leica TL2 camera: pictures and specifications leaked online

The new Leica TL2 will look very similar to the previous T/TL models. The main upgrade will be the new 24MP APS-C sensor. Here are the rumored specifications:

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Sigma and Tamron may stop releasing Sony A-mounts lenses in the future

A reader recently talked to a Sigma rep who unofficially confirmed that Sigma will not produce any Sony A-mounts lenses in the future. B&H currently lists 21 Sigma lenses for Sony A-mount.

I was also told that Tamron may also stop releasing A-mount lenses unless that segment picks up (so far there is no A-mount version for the latest Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens). The SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di USD G2 could very well be the last Tamron lens for Sony A-mount. B&H currently lists 24 Tamron lenses for Sony A-mount.

Sony announced their last A-mount camera (the 42MP Alpha a99 II) in September 2016.

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