Rumors

 

Google’s Project Ara is a Modular Phone That Lets You Swap Cameras In and Out

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Project Ara is an ongoing effort by Google to create a modular smartphone for which you can swap critical components in and out, allowing users to build the perfect phone for their specific needs.

If its modular design takes over the consumer market in the future, we could be seeing a whole new approach to how smartphone cameras work.
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Rumor: The Next Canon 5D DSLR Model May Come in Three Different Flavors

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The Canon 5D Mark III was first announced back in March 2012, so it should be due for a replacement soon. There are some interesting new rumors swirling around regarding what that successor might look like. If they are accurate, then Canon may be planning not one, but three DSLRs as followups to the 5D Mark III.
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The First Leaked Pictures of the Upcoming Rokinon 135mm f/2 Lens

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Rokinon, the lens brand owned by South Korea’s Samyang, has been teasing a new “three digit” lens for weeks now. The first images of the lens were leaked onto the Web today. As many commentators suggested, it will be a 135mm f/2 lens.
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Did Canon Leak a Glimpse of an Upcoming DSLR with this Connect Station Photo?

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Do you recognize the DSLR seen in the photograph above? Reader Florian Feuchtner spotted the camera in a Connect Station product photo posted to Canon Austria’s Facebook page yesterday. What’s strange is that the design doesn’t seem to match the backsides of any current Canon DSLR.
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Nikon May Be Working on a Modular Lens System with Mix and Match Pieces

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In the past several years, there have been quite a few mentions of modular camera designs that split sensors, screens, and bodies of cameras into separate, replaceable parts. Today is the first time we’ve heard of a completely modular lens system.

A recently published Nikon patent appears to show just that: a lens that is assembled by connecting a number of circular pieces to form a complete barrel.
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Lenny Kravitz Publishing a Photo Book and May Have a Special Edition Leica Named After Him

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It looks like musician Lenny Kravitz is going to have a busy 2015 in the world of photography. The Leica shooter has announced a new photo book containing images captured by Kravitz himself documenting life on the road as a rock star. What’s more, we may soon see a limited edition Leica M rangefinder named after him.
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Leaked Photos Offer a First Look at the Nikon D5500, 300mm f/4, and 55-200mm f/4-5.6

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The first leaked photographs have emerged showing the Nikon D5500 DSLR and two new lenses: the 300mm f/4 and the 55-200mm f/4-5.6.
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Yongnuo Will Unveil Cheaper Clones of Nikon Lenses Before the End of 2015

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One of the big stories in the world of camera gear this past year has been Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo’s expansion into cheap clones of Canon lenses. While Canon shooters are buzzing about their new budget glass options, Nikon photographers have been wondering if Yongnuo will ever offer clones of their favorite lenses.

We’ve got the scoop that answers that question: Yongnuo will offer cheaper clones of Nikon lenses by the end of 2015.
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Rumor: Nikon Will Soon Unveil a New 300mm f/4 VR Lightweight Telephoto Lens

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Planning to purchase a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D lens? You might want to hold off for now: Nikon is rumored to have a replacement to that lens ready for a near-future launch.
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High Megapixel Canon DSLR Will Arrive in 2015, Will Likely Cost Less Than $4,000

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Canon will be launching a new high megapixel DSLR sometime in 2015. The camera will reportedly offer a resolution of somewhere around 50 megapixels, and the body shape will not be of the EOS-1 style with a built-in vertical grip.
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