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Nikon To Announce Nikkor 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 VRII Replacement

Nikon are rumored to be working on a replacement for their popular Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VRII lens. Two versions of the lens will be made available, one featuring onboard “Vibration Reduction” and one without.  This will presumably impact the cost to the end user, providing a more cost effective purchasing option. There is no word yet on when the new lens will be announced but we have been told to expect news within the next couple of months. In the meantime the current Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VRII lens is still available and you can check it out at the following links:...

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Deal: Save up to $1,500 On Canon EOS C100 Cinema Cameras!

In celebration of the fact that NAB 2016 is currently underway Canon and B&H photo are offering savings of up to $1,500 on their line of C100 cinema cameras. The C100 models can be had for as little as $2,499.00 for the EOS C100, a saving $1,500, or $4,499 for the C100 Mark II, a saving of $1000. There are a few bundle deals available too! Check out all the savings at the following link! Canon EOS C100 deals at B&H...

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Patent: Canon EF-M 9-18mm F/3.5-4.5 Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Canon has registered a new patent for an ultra-wide angle zoom lens for its mirrorless camera systems. The lens could be seen as being a slightly higher end version of Canon’s current EF-M 11-22 f/4-4.5 IS STM lens which is currently available for the company’s morrorless EOS-M cameras. Check out the details below: Patent Publication No. 2016-54371 (Google Translated) Published 2016.4.14 Filing date 2014.9.3 Zoom ratio 1.90 Wide-angle intermediate telephoto Focal length 9.22 14.05 17.50 F-number 3.39 4.04 4.63 Half angle of view (degrees) 53.07 44.12 37.91 Image height 12.27 13.63 13.63 Overall length of the lens 89.68 83.60 86.84...

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Sony To Release Monster 150 megapixel A9R! (Laughs)

I’m sorry, I had to post this one, a rumor has surfaced suggesting that Sony may be working on a monstrous 150 megapixel A9! The rumor suggests that the resolution is due to Sony choosing to use a 2.4 micrometer pixel dimension for the new camera, which when applied to a full frame sensor gives an epic resolution of roughly 150 megapixels. The camera will also feature a ‘low-resolution’ mode, which will combine 4 pixels into one to allow a resolution of 36 megapixels (presumably for people who never wanted 150 megapixels in the first place, or who don’t...

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TIPA 2016 Award Winners Announced!

The Technical Image Press Association, comprising 27 leading photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries, have announced the winners of their annual awards for the best photo and imaging products released in the last 12 months. Check out the winners below along with links (where available) where you can check out more information and grab some great gear! Best DSLR Entry Level – Sony a68 B&H Photo        Amazon Best Aps-C DSLR Expert – Nikon D50 Amazon Best Full-Frame DSLR Expert – Pentax K-1 B&H Photo        Amazon Best DSLR Professional / Action – Nikon...

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Canon Ready to Announce EF 50mm F/1.4 Replacement

We have been hearing more rumors that canon is preparing to announce a replacement for their venerable EF 50mm f/1.4 lens. Details are scarce but we have heard that the new lens will once more be a 50mm f/1.4, will not feature on-board IS and will use a ring type USM rather than the macro type favoured by some of the companies newer lenses. These rumors are from an unconfirmed source, and should therefore be taken with a pinch of salt, and there is no current clue as to when the lens will be released but we are expecting...

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Deal: Save Up-To $1135 On 7D II Printer Bundle!!

B&H photo currently have a fantastic deal on the Canon 7D Mark II if you buy the camera bundled with the Canon Pixma Pro-100 wireless printer. The bundle includes the 7D Mark II body, the Pixma Pro-100 wireless inkjet printer, 50 sheets of 13 x 19″ paper, a shoulder bag and a 32GB SDHC memory card, all for the price of $1549.00. That is a saving of $785.00 over  the price of purchasing these items separately. The deal doesn’t stop there however! Until April the 30th you can also claim a further $350 mail-in rebate, taking the total saving...

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No Canon 6D Mark II Until 2017, Or At All?

The photography rumor- mill is reporting that those awaiting a replacement for the Canon 6D, the company’s budget friendly full frame camera will have to wait until the beginning of 2017. The given reason is that with the 5D Mark IV expected in august, announcing the 6D this year as well would give Canon shooters two cameras to choose from, and therefore could detract from initial 5D Mark IV sales. The rumoured specification of the new 6D is as follows: 24mp Full Frame CMOS Dual-pixel AF technology ISO range 204800 or more Improved Auto-focus performance  (sensitivity upto -5 EV) WiFi with NFC...

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Patent: Canon EF-S 16-80mm

Canon has registered a new patent for a 16-80mm lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, the EF-S 16-80mm f/2-5.6, look out for this lens being bundled with some of Canon’s higher end APS-C cameras in the future. Check out the patent details below as translated by google: Patent Publication No. 2016-51137 Published 2016.4.11 Filing date 2014.9.2 Example 1 Zoom ratio 4.71 Focal length 16.09 41.83 75.78 F-number 2.07 5.15 6.00 Half angle of view (degrees) 36.26 18.01 10.17 Image height 11.80 13.60 13.60 The total lens length 100.68 110.04 120.89 BF 15.19 27.94 26.84 What’s strange about this patent is...

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Sigma 20mm F/1.4 DG Art Review by Canon Rumors

Dustin over at Canon Rumors has completed great a review of the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art for Canon EF mounts, check it out at the following link! Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art review at Canon Rumors. The Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art is available right now for a price of $899.00, grab yours at the following links:  Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art at B&H Photo.  Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG Art at...

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