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Canon Registers EF-M 28MM F/3.5 IS STM Macro Lens in Russia

According to canonrumors  and a Russian certification agency by the name of Novocert, Canon has registered a new EF-M macro lens in Russia. the EF-M 28MM F/3.5 IS STM will be Canon’s first macro specific lens for it’s mirrorless system cameras. The registration of this lens, in my opinion only serves to lend weight to rumors of a forthcoming mirrorless camera from Canon later this year. Mirrorless has not thus far been a hugely successful market for Canon with EOS M cameras simply not selling as well as competitors such as Sony’s mirrorless offerings, and further investment in the EF-M system...

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Sony Working on Medium Format Camera and Lenses?

A New rumor has surfaced via sonyalpharumors suggesting that Sony may be working on their own medium format camera. Back in January Phase One announced the XF 100mp, a medium format camera that uses a 100 megapixel Sony sensor, so the tech is clearly there and working, the question is whether Sony will deploy it in a system of their very own. Here is what the source of the rumor had to say: “A high ranking Sony distribution guy just told me not to be too fast going towards Hasselblad.  He hinted towards Sony releasing a medium format camera...

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New Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II Details

New information has surfaced regarding the forthcoming successor to the Olympus OM-D EM-1. The Olympus OM-D EM-1 Mark II as it is currently being called will be launched at Photokina 2016 in September this year and we are told it will include the following features: Advance High Resolution mode. Possible inclusion of 4k video capture. A new advanced auto-focus system aimed at Sports shooters and professionals. A new improved viewfinder. New advance Image Stabilization. Other sweeping improvements over it’s older sibling. Price will be similar to the OM-D EM-1 Nothing concrete then but some interesting speculation about where Olympus is taking their...

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Nikon D5 (CF) Now in Stock at Online Suppliers

Great news for those of you awaiting the opportunity to get your hands on the new Nikon Flagship, the D5. The CF version of the camera is now in stock at both Amazon and B&H Photo for a price of $6496.95. Initially the D5 had proved hard to track down as retailers fought to keep-up with pre-order demands for the camera, but it seems like supply is now beginning to exceed demand. Still no news however on when the XQD version of the D5 will be readily available, pre-orders are still open but a cryptic ‘Coming Soon’ is the...

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First Zeiss Batis Lenses now Available.

We are eagerly awaiting an announcement from Zeiss this week regarding a teaser they posted on their Facebook at the weekend. In the meantime however, owners of Sony E-mount cameras can rejoice as the first of the Zeiss Batis lenses are now in stock and shipping from retailers. B&H and Amazon bow have both the 85mm f/1.8 and the 25mm f/2in stock. You can grab yours at the following links: Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 at B&H Photo. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 at Amazon. Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 at B&H Photo. Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 at Amazon. We also recently reported on...

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Great Deals on 2015 Macbooks

B&H Photo is once again bringing the deals, and this time is it on early 2015 MacBook Airs and 12″ MacBooks. As part of their Mothers day sales B&H have the Early 2015 Macbook Air 13.3″ for $799.00, a saving of $200, and the Early 2015 MacBook 12″ for $999.00, a saving of $300. Check out the deals at the following Links: Early 2015 Macbook Air 13.3″ for $799.00 at B&H Photo. Early 2015 MacBook 12″ for $999.00 at B&H Photo. Great computers at a great price, what more could you...

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Ready for Bulk Shipping

Great news for those who did not pre-order, and are awaiting an opportunity to get their hands on the amazing Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. Rumors are suggesting that retailers have finally caught up with pro-order demands and are now receiving deliveries for general sale to customers. Stock levels are expected to match or exceed demand throughout the month of May, so now may well be the time to get your order in! Grab yours Below: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at B&H Photo. Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at

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Panasonic GH5 to use Sony Sensor

Having just reported on what a bargain the Panasonic GH3 is currently, we are now hearing talk of how its great grandson, the GH5 may be specced. One source from 43rumors suggests that the camera will utilise a Sony 18mm X 13mm M43 sensor: “Sony has an 18.9mm*13mm M43 sensor designed for Panasonic that could be used in GH5. Very high-end, 24 channel super fast readout speed that BIONZX could not keep up with. Only Panasonic can fully unleash the potential of this chip right now.” Interesting news, as sony is already killing it with their own A6300 cameras...

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Updated: Leica Officially Announces the M-D (Typ 262)

(Update: pre-order links added at end of post) Just hours after we reported on the latest leak of information on the Leica M-D (Typ 262) Leica has finally made things official. check out details at the following links: Leica official M-D (Typ 262) page. M-D (Typ 262) manual download. 24 MP-Still-CMOS sensor with Leica Maestro processor ISO values of up to 6,400 SD Card slot No LCD screen The M-D is already available from some Leica retailers for $5,995.00. You can Pre-Order yours at the following link: Leica M-D (Typ 262) at B&H Photo. From Leica: LEICA M-D –...

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Zeiss Teases New Lenses

Zeiss has posted a teaser of what looks like 3 new lenses on their Facebook page. Accompanied by the hashtag #enterZEISS the image shows a coastal landscape along with the silhouette of 3 lenses. One is believed to be a replacement for the current Zeiss 135mm f/2 Apo Sonnar T* Lens. The other 2 are potentially going to be Sony e-mount lenses. Zeiss is already Killing it with the range of Batis lenses for Sony so it will be interesting to see what else they can come up with. The post on their facebook page teases “More to come...

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