Rumors

 

Rumor: Trusted Sources Report that Fuji Will Release Marginally Improved ‘X-T1b’

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Usually the strange, out of the ordinary rumors come with an asterisk, a footnote that reads “anonymous source” or “new source” or something along those lines. This one, however, comes straight from two of Fuji Rumors‘ “trusted sources.”

According to these two sources, Fujifilm is planning to release an updated version of the much-lauded X-T1, a move that would be out of the ordinary for the company. Read more…

Nikon D800/E Replacement’s Release Date ‘Confirmed,’ Expect it on June 26th

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Here’s a quick but exciting update for Nikon full-frame shooters. According to Nikon Rumors, who reported in May that the D800/E replacement would arrive sometime in June, the so-called D800s will officially make its debut on June 26th.

NR used the word ‘confirmed’ with this rumor, so we’re assuming it’s as accurate as a date gets without actually being announced by Nikon itself. For more info on the camera, which looks to be an incremental but perhaps still worthwhile update to the D800/E duo, check out our previous coverage that includes a full list of rumored specs.

Canon’s Latest Invite to Pro Dealers Hints at August Announcement of the 7DMII

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Word on the street — this particular street being Northlight Images — is that Canon pro dealers in Germany are getting invites for events in July to prepare for a particular announcement in August. And while this isn’t anything out of the ordinary, the fact that pro dealers are involved at such a level means that some sort of prosumer DSLR announcement, as well as some possible lens updates, are very likely on the docket.

When you combine that with reports that the 7D will no longer be available from dealers starting in July, it’s easy to conclude that the long-awaited 7DMII might be making an August appearance. Read more…

Fingers Crossed: Sony Rumored to Have a $1,000 Full-Frame Camera in the Works

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In a rumor that is either wishful thinking at its best, or a preview of a VERY exciting Photokina announcement from Sony, an anonymous source told sonyalpharumors that the massive electronics company — which, by the way, has made a name for itself as an innovator in the world of photography — is working on a $1,000 NEX-sized full-frame camera. Read more…

Rumor: Nikon Will Add Fluorine Coating to the Rest of Its High-End Tele Lineup

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If you were impressed by Nikon’s demonstration of its fluorine lens coating (re-embedded below for your viewing pleasure) then you’ll be happy to hear this bit of rumor news from Nikon Rumors. Read more…

Sigma Could Be Busy at Photokina, with 4 Potential Lenses on the Way

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Sigma has done nothing but impress over the course of the last year, one piece of quality glass at a time. But as impressive as their Art, Contemporary and Sports glass already is, the company isn’t anywhere near done yet. Read more…

French Website Reports Leica is Creating a Cloud Storage Platform for Photographers

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The rumor mill in the photography world is a strange one. Churning out snippet after snippet on bodies, glass, and everything in-between, it’s difficult to properly nail down what is fact and what is fiction. That’s particularly true when you’re dealing with claims like those made yesterday.

According to an article published by the French website 01net.com, Leica is working on something well out of their normal range of products and services: A cloud storage platform for photographers. Read more…

Rumor Claims that Olympus Will Announce a 7-14mm f/2.8 MFT Soon, Will Cost $1,800

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There’s some exciting news making its way through the rumor mill if you’re an Olympus fan: it seems Olympus is currently working on and will be announcing a new, 7–14mm f/2.8 Zuiko MFT lens “very soon.” Read more…

Rumor: Trusted Source Says Fuji’s X-Pro2 Will Use an APS-C Sensor, Not Full-Frame

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One of Fuji Rumors‘ “trusted” Japanese sources is correcting previous speculation that Fuji is planning to go full-frame with the X-Pro2, which is great news for people who have invested in Fuji lenses, but bad news for anybody who has been holding out hope that the company would give larger sensors a try (well, there’s still the medium format rumors…). Read more…

Rumor: Canon 7D Mark II Announcement at Photokina, Prototypes at FIFA World Cup

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Almost five years in the making, the followup to Canon’s 7D still hasn’t become more than a rumor, making many wonder if a Mark II (or any new APS-C flagship) will ever arrive. Well, according to Canon Watch, the answer to that question is yes. And the answer to the following question ‘when?’ is Photokina, with some potential appearances at this year’s FIFA World Cup. Read more…