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Second Samyang Teaser Features the New Logo, Expect Three New Lenses this Friday

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Yesterday, Samyang told us to stay tuned for an announcement on March 21st (this Friday) that many expect will introduce a line of AF lenses. Today, the company’s Korea branch has released yet another teaser, this one featuring the silhouettes of three new lenses. Read more…

Deal Alert: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II for Only $1,800 ($500 Off)

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The Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II is a great lens, but with a normal price tag of $2,300 it can be hard to justify over some third-party alternatives. Once in a while, though, a great deal comes along that substantially narrows that gap, and such a deal is on at B&H Photo right now. Read more…

DIY Tutorial: A Cheap Way to Motorize Your Slider and Add Motion to Your Time-Lapses

If you’re looking for a comparatively cheap DIY option for adding a variable speed motor to a standard slider (most often used to shoot those cool motion time-lapses), this tutorial is perfect for you. Read more…

Samsung’s New NX Mini is a Super-Thin & Light ILC with a 1-Inch Sensor

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Samsung is reaching out to the smartphone generation today with the release of its thinnest and lightest interchangeable lens compact yet. Actually, to be more accurate, they’re reaching out to the smartphone generation with the thinnest and lightest ILC EVER: the NX Mini. Read more…

Sigma’s Official Dealer in Belarus Says the 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Will Only Cost $790!

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Rumors regarding the much-anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens have been coming in hard and fast. Touted by Sigma itself as a ZEISS Otus competitor, people are not just interested in seeing if it can perform on that level, but in how much that kind of performance will cost. If it’s far enough below the Otus’ substantial $4K price tag it’s safe to say it will fly off shelves.

So far all we’ve had is estimates and speculation, but today, Sigma’s official dealer in Belarus, Sigma.by, has actually posted a price. We still recommend you take this with a grain of salt, but the price posted by Sigma Bielorussia is an insanely affordable $790! Read it for yourself on the Sigma Bielorrusia page here (translated here).

We have no more info than that, but keep checking back and we’ll be sure to update you just as soon as official pricing and availability are announced.

(via Sigma Rumors via sonyalpharumors)

Samyang Teases Announcement for March 21st, Possibly Debuting AF Lens Line

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About a month ago, we reported on rumors that Samyang was going to start making AF lenses under an all new logo “very soon,” and it looks like “very soon” is finally about to arrive. Read more…

Fuji Bangladesh Reveals Another X-Series MILC Might Arrive ‘Very Soon’

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It seems it was only yesterday that Fuji announced the release of the much-lauded X-T1 — heck, it only started shipping last month — but the company might have another mirrorless camera in the works already. Read more…

First Look: Fuji 10-24mm f/4 Sample Photos and First Impressions by David Hobby

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While in Dubai for GPP 2014, David Hobby (aka. Strobist) got a chance to play around with the yet-unreleased Fuji 10-24mm f/4 lens. He was kind enough to send us a link to his final images along with permission to share them, but we’ll warn you: if you’re a Fuji lover who isn’t looking to spend money, you’ll want to look away… she’s a beauty. Read more…

Coming Soon: We Review the Ultra Light f-stop Loka UL for Adventure Photographers

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Launching soon, the photo above shows the f-stop Loka UL: an ultra lightweight backpack aimed at adventure photographers with an appetite to explore every corner of the map. Word is that f-stop Gear are planning a release for mid to late spring with a price point hovering around $225.

When released, there will no doubt be many current Loka owners tempted into an upgrade to the more compact and featherlight Loka UL. We’re in the process of a lengthier review at this moment and with the winter we’ve had up here in the Great White North, it may even be deemed a torture test.

First impressions are great. It’s very well constructed and f-stop have done wonderful work shaving over a 1.25lbs from the original Loka. That might not sound like much but it adds up quickly when setting out for a longer hike. Check back soon for the full review… but I have a feeling you should begin saving now.

Fuji Steps Up to Fix X-T1 Light Leak Issue Only Days After It was Spotted

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Fuji is making a habit of scoring brownie points with its customers. Whether it’s by creating great cameras, releasing firmware updates for discontinued and replaced products or, in this case, offering an official fix for an issue for free just days after the problem became known. Read more…