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external Canon Reveals Details For Future Telephoto Lens Line —CNET

A new 400mm supertele is just the beginning. Canon also says it plans a replacement for its 100-400mm zoom and new compact models using diffractive optics.

 
Sep 17, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

The Canon M4 D Mark II: A Tactical Assault Camera That Isn’t Good for Street Photography

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Say hello to the Canon M4 D Mark II, the assault camera that shoots 10 shots per second and is equipped with a 100-400mm scope. The barrel is able to extend and retract, and offers stabilization features while in use.

This funny little arrangement was created by French photography studio KOEphotography and shared on its Facebook page.
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Relonch Case Slaps an APS-C Sensor and f/2.0 Lens Onto Your iPhone

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The Panasonic CM1 smartphone with its 1-inch sensor and super-fast Leica lens might not be available outside of a few European countries any time soon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t have a supercharged smartphone camera.

Enter Relonch: an iPhone case that adds a much larger APS-C sensor and fast f/2.0 lens to any iPhone 5 or 6. Read more…

Leica Lets Six New Lenses Out of the Bag and Gives Two Others a Silver Paint Job

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After releasing a total of 6 cameras, both digital and analog, at Photokina today, Leica would have been remiss to leave us without a few new pieces of glass. Don’t worry though, they’ve delivered in the form of six all-new lenses and two old lenses that have received a metallic makeover. Read more…

external Ricoh confirms the Pentax full frame camera is coming in 2015 —Photo Rumors

It seems Ricoh has a new full-frame DSLR in the works for 2015 according to some very exciting posts on the Ricoh France Facebook page.

 
Sep 16, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Leica Debuts Four More Cameras at Photokina, Charges $300 Extra for Rebranded LX100

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Today has been all Leica at Photokina, and we’re not even done yet. Beyond the new big guns in the S-series, the LCD-less digital rangefinder and the all-mechanical M-A film rangefinder, Leica also improved its compact camera lineup with a number of new additions.

Specifically, they announced the Leica X, Leica X-E, Leica D-LUX and Leica V-LUX. Read more…

Rumor: Photo of a Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Lens Pops Up Online

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A photo of a previously-patented ultra-wide angle zoom lens leaked online earlier today, and it has the Canon faithful all atwitter in the hopes that the leaked image is indeed the real thing and not just some hoax playing on their hopes and dreams. Read more…

Polaroid Shows Off Instagram Logo Lookalike ‘Socialmatic’ Camera at Photokina

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The long-awaited Polaroid ‘Socialmatic’ — a square camera that looks like the Instagram app logo (which was, of course, inspired by a Polaroid camera in the first place) — is one step closer to an official release. And now that Polaroid brought some prototypes with them to Photokina, the unwieldy digital instant camera is starting to look more and more like a potential flop. Read more…

Leica Releases 4K-Capable CMOS and ‘Entry-Level’ CCD S-Series Medium Format Cameras

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Looking to make its medium format S-series lineup a bit more robust, Leica unveiled two new S-series camera bodies and a new S-series lens at Photokina this morning. The two cameras are the ‘entry-level’ CCD-sensor Leica S-E (Type 006) and the ‘top-end’ 4K-capable CMOS-sensor Leica S (Type 007), and they’re joined by the Summicron-S 100mm f/2 lens. Read more…

Olympus Jumps On Lens Camera Bandwagon with ‘Open Platform’ Project

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It looks like Sony started something with its QX-series lens cameras. Olympus, with some help from MIT, is jumping on the bandwagon at Photokina where they’ve debuted a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens module that is meant to connect up with your smartphone and tablet and be used much the same way the QX cameras are. Read more…