Tag Archives: Photokina 2012

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R and 18-55mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lenses now also listed at Adorama

In addition to the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR, Adorama now also has listing for two other new XF lenses on their website: Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R lens Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR lens

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Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens leaks at Photokina presentation

Janne Heimonen spotted something interesting in a recent Sigma presentation at Photokina by their CEO Kazuto Yamaki: a listing for a Sigma 300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens. Sigma currently has only a 300mm f/2.8 EX APO DG HSM lens in their lineup ($3,399). Here is the meaning of Sigma’s lens abbreviations: EX – superior build and optical […]

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Pentax “found some issues and challenges” but “continuing to develop full frame technologies”

In a recent Photokina interview, IR asked Pentax representatives about their position on a potential full frame DSLR camera: Q: Where do you see the role for full-frame generally and then in particular with respect to Pentax? A: It’s a very difficult question. Everybody is asking us about how Pentax is approaching full frame products. As always, […]

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Fujifilm X-E1 wins Photokina STAR 2012 award

Fujifilm Corporation is proud to announce the second X series interchangeable lens camera FUJIFILM X-E1 has won the “Photokina STAR 2012” award sponsored by Photo Presse and “digit!” magazines traditionally awarded at Photokina. The Photokina STAR award honors products and concepts that stand out for their innovative nature and their trendsetting technologies.

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Photokina 2012 in pictures

Many new products were announced at the 2012 Photokina show in Cologne, Germany. Here is a quick visual gallery that includes some of the new cameras:         

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SanDisk will not produce XQD memory cards, will support CFast 2.0

In an interview at Photokina, SanDisk representative confirmed that the company has no plans to produce XQD memory cards, instead they will concentrate on developing memory cards based on the CFast 2.0 standard, which promises interface speed up to 600MB/sec.

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Prototype of rumored Pentax 360 degree digital camera shown at Photokina

Back in May I reported a rumor that Pentax is working on a new 360 degree digital camera. Quesabesde spotted a prototype of the camera at Photokina: “It is a device consisting of two circular chambers, presumably with a coverage of 180 degree each, capable of generating a spherical image with a single shot.”

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BIG 15mm f/4.5 shift lens for Micro Four Thirds

The company Brenner Import und Großhandels (BIG) announced at Photokina a new 15mm f/4.5 shift lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Here are the specs:

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