Canon 100-400mm Replacement May Arrive in August 2013 —Canon Rumors
We may soon see a replacement for Canon’s “Dust Pump,” the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS.
Rumor has it that Canon will be announcing a successor for the lens around the end of August 2013. Canon Rumors reports that prototypes are already floating around and being tested over in Asia.
Lytro is seeing more and more competition these days, as more and more companies are jumping into the “snap now, focus later” game. There are now apps that mimic the technology, and companies like Toshiba are working on building Lytro-style smartphone camera modules.
Lytro’s latest challenger may be quite a formidable foe: it appears that Nokia has invested in Pelican Imaging, another startup that’s working on building Lytro-style smartphone camera arrays.
Back in August 2010, Sony shook up the camera industry by announcing the first pellicle mirror DSLRs, the A33 and the A55. Rather than being called SLRs, the new cameras were labeled SLT, or “single lens translucent”, cameras.
Now, less than three years later, we may be seeing Sony’s big SLT experiment coming to an end. Sony’s A58 announced back in February may be the company’s last APS-C camera to feature pellicle mirror technology.
It looks like the soon-to-be-announced Olympus E-P5 flagship Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera will be the first Olympus camera to feature focus peaking. The feature recently appeared in Panasonic’s new G6.
A hacker also claimed to have found focus peaking buried inside the OM-D EM-5′s code last October, but we have yet to see a firmware update unlocking it. For now, OM-D users will have to continue using the Art Filter hack.
On the same day that Kodak announced the sale of its camera film business, Hasselblad had big “ending” news of its own. The company today announced that it will no longer be producing the 503CW medium format camera. This teams the V System line is officially coming to an end.
If you have a Canon 5D Mark III and would like to capture uncompressed HDMI footage, today’s your lucky day. While the firmware update that was announced last October hasn’t been officially released yet, the firmware update file has been leaked.
Unpopular Canon EOS M May Be Replaced by Two New Cameras —Canon Rumors
We’ve already reported on the fact that Canon appears to be prepping a viewfinder-equipped replacement for the unpopular Canon EOS M, but there may actually be two new followup cameras on the way.
There may be a direct replacement without an EVF and a higher-end model with one. Both cameras will reportedly feature a new “class leading” autofocus system, directly addressing one of the main gripes people have had with the EOS M.
Hasselblad’s Luxury Lunar Mirrorless Camera to Arrive in June —Amateur Photographer
Hasselblad’s Lunar mirrorless camera was originally scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2013, but the launch date has since been pushed back to June.
The Lunar is essentially a repackaged Sony NEX-7, so you can think of it as a ~$6,500 souped up version of that 2-year-old, sub-$1000 camera. At least it’s made of precious metals…