Equipment

 

The Nikon D810A is the World’s First Full Frame DSLR for Astrophotography

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Today Nikon officially announced its special D810 version for astrophotography that had been talked about starting a couple of weeks ago. Called the D810A, the camera is the world’s first full frame DSLR that’s optimized for astrophotography purposes.
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Pentax K-S2: A 20MP DSLR with More LCD Flexibility and Less LED Flashiness

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Ricoh wants to win photographers over to its Pentax K-S line of DSLRs. The company’s first offering, the K-S1, was laughed at for its strange futuristic design that included strange glowing lights in different parts of the camera body. Some called it the worst camera of 2014, and a botched marketing photo didn’t help the cause.

Today Ricoh unveiled a successor that aims to turn the tide of public opinion. The K-S2 is a 20MP APS-C sensor DSLR that opts for a safer and more traditional design.
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Nikon D810a Leaked Briefly on a French Website

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Rumors say we will be seeing a special version of the Nikon D810 for astrophotographers announced sometime this week. Those rumors appear to have been confirmed by a French website that accidentally published a news article about the camera early before pulling it offline.
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Explore Fujifilm X-Mount Lenses with This Interactive Test Website

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Fujifilm has a new website that lets photographers “try” X-Mount lenses to see what they can do. It’s a lens simulator of sorts: select the lens, aperture, and focal length you want, and press the shutter button on the page. A sample photo will pop up showing what that combination of gear and settings would produce.
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Fuji’s New XM-FL is an X-Mount Body Cap Lens with Built-In Photo Filters

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Fujifilm has announced a strange new lens over in Japan. It’s called the XM-FL, and it’s a 24mm f/8 body cap-style pancake lens that features built-in photo filters that can be accessed by turning a dial on the side.
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Canon Unveils the M3: A 24.2MP Mirrorless That Feels More Like a DSLR in a Compact’s Body

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As the rumors foretold, Canon updated its M mirrorless line with a new camera today. The M3 is a 24.2MP mirrorless camera that introduces a new design and user interface to the young M line of cameras.
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Canon 11-24mm f/4L is a New Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens for Full Frame DSLRs

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Canon today announced a new ultra-wide zoom lens for its EF lineup: the 11-24mm f/4L USM. Canon claims the lens offers the widest angle of view ever achieved for a rectilinear full frame DSLR lens.

It boasts an angle of view of 126° 5′. By comparison, the popular 16-35mm offers an angle of view of 108° 10′.
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Canon Rebel T6s and T6i Unveiled: 24.2MP Entry-Level DSLRs with Two Tiers of Features

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Canon has split one of its popular entry-level DSLR lines into two separate DSLRs. Today the company announced the Rebel T6s (760D) and the Rebel T6i (750D) to succeed the T5i (700D). Both cameras feature a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, up from 18MP, but the T6s is the more advanced camera that offers some features that the T6i doesn’t.
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Canon 5DS and 5DS R: The World’s Highest Resolution Full Frame DSLRs

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Canon reignited the megapixel war today by officially announcing the 5DS and 5DS R, the highest resolution full frame DSLRs in the world. The cameras continue the 5D line with an impressive jump in megapixels, going from 22.3MP to a whopping 50.6MP.
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Olympus EE-1 is a Red Dot Sight Hotshoe Attachment for Aiming at Speedy Subjects

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Olympus had some pretty big camera announcements today, unveiling the E-M5 II and the Air. Lost amidst the hoopla was a small new accessory called the EE-1. It’s a red dot sight hotshoe attachment that helps you aim your camera at hard-to-track subjects.
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