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New Sigma 50mm Gets Full-Time MF, USB Dock Coming to Sony & Pentax Mounts

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In addition to actually announcing the much-praised 50mm f/1.4 Art lens last week, Sigma also revealed a useful unknown feature for the new 50, as well as some hardware updates for their entire glass line-up. Read more…

Detailed Specs for the Pentax 645z Leaked 24 Hours Ahead of Official Announcement

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The rumor sites are hard at work when it comes to Pentax’s soon-to-be-released medium format shooter, the 645z, and it looks like it paid off. In addition to the leaked photos and details from yesterday, we now have a comprehensive spec list that contains some very interesting tidbits indeed. Read more…

Rumor: Pentax’s 645z MF Camera Shoots 4K and Only Costs $8,500, Arrives Monday

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If you’re just now considering getting into digital medium format photography, then you’ve picked a great time. CMOS sensors are making their way into just about every brand, 4K video is too, and now, it looks like the entry-level price bar might be dropping as well. Read more…

Lensbaby Announces 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens

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Lensbaby… you either love them or hate them. While many may consider them the Holga of the digital age, it’s rather obvious from their existence that there are plenty of individuals who enjoy the quirky effects their (comparatively) cheap lenses offer.

And yesterday, they added a new lens to their repertoire: a circular fisheye for Canon and Nikon DSLRs that is receiving a surprising amount of attention. Read more…

external Nikon unveils a lighter 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DX lens —Nikon

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Nikon has released a new 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 ED VR DX lens to go alongside the existing 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX. What it loses in speed (1/3 stop at the telephoto end) it gains in lightness — at 19.4 ounces, it’s 30% lighter than its sibling. It packs a 4 stop Vibration Reduction system, and will arrive in May for $900.

 
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Sony Reveals Insane A7s Low-Light Demo, But How Much Will Night Vision Cost?

With only a 12-megapixel sensor and ISO expandable all the way up to 409,600 for both stills and video, everybody knew that that the Sony A7s was going to be a low-light beast… and yet the performance is still taking us by surprise.

Yesterday a short demo video shot at NAB was shared online to a plethora of “oohs” and “aahs,” and today, the Sony How To YouTube channel released yet another mind-blowing demonstration of the camera’s night-vision capabilities. Read more…

Sigma Slaps a $950 Price Tag on the 50mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens, Shocks Us All

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The first reviews have been clear: the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens delivers quality on par with the exceptional $4,000 ZEISS 55mm f/1.4 Otus. That’s no small feat, but just how impressive that fact was revolved entirely around what the company decided to price the lens. Well the answer is finally official, and it’s going to blow some minds.

You’ll be able to get Otus-quality PLUS autofocus for, get this, only $950! Read more…

external Sigma 50mm f/1.4 price tag to be revealed tonight —Nikon Rumors

sigma50mmThe highly anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 will reportedly have an official price starting tonight. The lens is said to destroy Canon and Nikon 50mm rivals in optic tests, and rival the $4,000 Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus.

Rumors point to a price range of around $899 to $1,000 for photographers in the US. The Canon version will begin shipping April 25, and the Nikon one will arrive at a later date.

 
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Lomo Brings Back the Iconic, 50-Year-Old Russar MR-2 Wide Angle Lens

Lomography’s already has some experience partnering with Russian lens manufacturers. And given how successful the Zenit partnership and Lomo’s recreation of the Petzval lens has been, they’ve decided to do it again, this time with the Russar+. Read more…

New Leica S to be Announced at Photokina, Packs a 40-50MP CMOS Sensor & 4K Video

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From some talks with a Leica rep at the 2014 NAB show, it looks like Digipixelpop has found out that the next Leica S will be announced at Photokina in September. Packing a 40-50MP medium format CMOS sensor and 4K video, it’s an interesting addition to Leica’s current line-up, but one we probably should’ve seen coming considering PhaseOne, Pentax and Hasselblad have all already hopped on the CMOS medium format train. Read more…