Canon has officially announced the manufacturing of its 100 millionth interchangeable lens. This is an industry-first and the 100 millionth Canon EF lens production was achieved on April 22, 2014, roughly 27 years after the introduction of the EF-mount system for EOS SLR cameras.
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Sony is now rumored to hold its major product launch event on May 1 in order to introduce new cameras and lenses. Ahead of this show, a new Sony RX100M3 specs rumor is circling around the web, confirming that the compact camera will feature a built-in electronic viewfinder and a different lens from its predecessors.
Samyang is rumored to announce a new lens with electronic contacts for Canon DSLR cameras, after recently introducing the first model for the Japanese camera maker. The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AE lens appears to be the designated product and it will become available sometime in the near future, says the rumor mill.
Canon is rumored to announce a new sensor technology sometime in the near future. The new Canon full frame CMOS image sensors are still in development, but they will be very cheap to manufacture, said an inside source. Additionally, these full frame sensors will make their way into the company’s future mirrorless cameras.
A major product launch event is almost upon us. Sony will be revealing a slew of new products in the coming hours, including new cameras and lenses. Ahead of the aforementioned event, the rumor mill has managed to grab a hold of some Sony A77MII specs, which will allegedly include a new sensor and autofocus system.
Panasonic has reportedly cancelled its plans to launch a new Lumix GF-series camera in 2014. Beside the Lumix GF7, it seems like the Japanese company has decided to put on hold another shooter. The Panasonic G7 is another Micro Four Thirds camera that will not be released on the market this year, the rumor mill says.
Amazon’s Deal of the Day is of particular interest for enthusiast photographers. World’s largest retailer is now offering a very good mirrorless camera with a lens kit for a small amount. Without further ado, the Sony NEX-6 price now stands at about $550 and buyers will also receive a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Power Zoom lens in the package.
Amazon has announced that most B+W filters are now available with a 25% or higher discount. These high-quality filters are among the best on the market as they have received great reviews from customers. Among the deal highlights, we can find the B+W 77mm Clear UV Haze filter price discounted by 60% and many others.
A major event will be held by Sony on April 30. The Japan-based company is rumored to reveal a couple of new cameras as well as several lenses for various mounts. According to an inside source, we can add the Sony A7S price to the list of announcements. Meanwhile, the Sony A6000 has begun shipping to its first customers.
Some new Sony RX100M3 specs have been leaked online ahead of the compact camera’s announcement event. According to the rumor mill, the device is now said to be unveiled on April 30 instead of May 1 and it will be joined by the Sony A77II A-mount camera as well as a number of lenses for all the A, E, and FE lens mounts.
Fujifilm’s official roadmap for late 2014 and early 2015 includes a high-speed wide-angle lens. The rumor mill believes that it has managed to find out its focal length and maximum aperture. The information comes from a trusted source who says that the Fujifilm 16mm f/1.4 lens is the unit that will be announced soon.
As promised, Samyang has announced “new stuff” on April 28. The company has revealed the new Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE lens with electronic contacts aimed at Canon DSLR cameras. Additionally, a trio of cine optics and a 300mm f/6.3 mirror lens have been introduced, while all five models are said to become available on April 29.
Nikon has revealed two mirrorless cameras at the CES 2013: the 1 J3 and the 1 S1. A replacement for the former has been launched in April 2014, while a successor for the latter is nowhere to be seen. According to inside sources, the Nikon 1 S2 mirrorless camera is in the works and will be announced sometime by the end of May 2014.
Having a toy car collection might pay off someday. It’s not for you to sell it, instead you can use it as a source of inspiration to further your photography skills. Photographer Kim Leuenberger now has an impressive toy car collection and captures photos of the tiny objects in dramatic scenery to create the Traveling Cars Adventure project.
Schneider-Kreuznach has unveiled a trio of lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras at the Photokina 2012. However, the German company has not released them on the market. According to the rumor mill, the new Schneider-Kreuznach MFT lenses are coming at this year’s Photokina and they will become available on the market in late 2014.