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Month: July 2015


Canon EF 50mm f/1.4L USM

New Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens coming this year?

Canon may launch another EF-mount 50mm lens in 2015 after all. The company has recently patented such optic in Japan and it would not be a surprise if this were to be the one to come out this year. The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens would replace a 22-year-old optic and it would be better than it in every aspect possible.

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MCP Photo A Day Challenge: August 2015 Themes

Join us for the MCP photo a day challenge to grow your skills as a photographer. Here are the August themes.

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens

Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens is in development

Canon is constantly working on new products, including cameras and lenses. The Japan-based company has just patented another lens that consists of a super-telephoto prime with built-in Diffractive Optics technology. The product is the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens, which could be released at some point in the future.

Nikon AW1

Nikon 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 AW lens is in the works

Nikon has patented another lens that is designed for the company’s CX-mount mirrorless cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. The product in question is a Nikon 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 AW lens that will be capable of taking photos underwater alongside the Nikon 1 AW1 mirrorless camera without taking damage in the process.

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR leaked

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR and two more lenses coming soon

Nikon will definitely announce three new lenses which have been rumored in the past. The certainty comes from the fact that a source has leaked their photos as well as details about their specs and prices. Without further ado, the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, 24mm f/1.8G ED, and 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lenses will be unveiled soon.

Extreme Fliers Micro Drone 3.0

Micro Drone 3.0 is a piloting dream with a built-in camera

The drone market is growing and, as expected, it will not stop from doing so anytime soon. In this sea of unmanned aerial vehicles with implications in the digital photography world, here comes Micro Drone 3.0. It is available though a crowd-funding platform and it consists of a small, customizable drone that will suits all your needs.

Canon ME20F-SH camcorder

Canon ME20F-SH camcorder announced with 4 million ISO

Canon has just introduced one of the most amazing cameras of this year. However, it is not aimed at consumers. The Canon ME20F-SH is a professional multi-purpose camcorder that shoots color full HD videos at 60fps. The great part is that it can do it in extremely low light conditions thanks to its maximum ISO sensitivity of four million.

Adobe CS6 Master Collection

Adobe Camera RAW 9.1.1 to be the final update for CS6 users

A sad day is coming for Creative Suite 6 users. Adobe has officially confirmed that it will cease support for Camera RAW in CS6. The moment is near and it is represented by the Adobe Camera RAW 9.1.1, which will become the final update for CS6 users. After its release, new cameras and lenses will no longer be supported in CS6.

95 million Nikon lenses

Nikon announces 95 million lens production milestone

A new milestone has been reached in the digital imaging world. Nikon has just confirmed that it has produced its 95 millionth lens ever. The company says that its lens production has reached the 95 million mark recently, while praising the recent advancements in optical technology, including the Phase Fresnel element.

Olympus E-M10 Mark II front photo leaked

First Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos leaked

Olympus will announce a new Micro Four Thirds camera in the near future. The successor to the entry-level OM-D E-M10 will become official in early August and the rumor mill has some proof. The first Olympus E-M10 Mark II photos have showed up online, while trusted sources have confirmed that the camera is ready for launch.

Canon 1D X Mark II sensor rumors

Canon 1D X Mark II rumored to feature 24MP sensor, again

We are already used to hearing new information about the upcoming Canon 1D X Mark II every fortnight or so. The rumor mill is back with new details about the flagship EOS DSLR camera whose megapixel count may have been decided. According to a trusted source, the EOS 1D X successor will feature a 24-megapixel sensor.

Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 telephoto prime

Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens to be announced this September

Zeiss is preparing a new lens that will be added to its Otus-series of manual focus optics. It was only a matter of time until the rumors started to intensify, but they had come in hot. It seems like the next model consists of a Zeiss Otus 25mm f/1.4 lens that is close to its launch as it will be unveiled officially in September 2015.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 successor

More Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II details revealed

Olympus has already introduced an OM-D-series mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor this year in the body of the E-M5 Mark II. The company will do something it has not done before and will unveil another one in the same year. Until then, the rumor mill has leaked new Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II details.

Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 telephoto lens

Nikon 200-500mm lens coming in the near future

Nikon has been rumored to launch a 24-70mm lens with integrated image stabilization technology for a long time. The optic is coming soon and it seems like it will be accompanied by another model. A trusted source is reporting that a Nikon 200-500mm lens is in development and is on its way sometime in the near future.

Sigma 24-35mm DG HSM Art lens

New Sigma Art lens to be announced by the end of 2015

Sigma has already unveiled two Art-series optics in 2015: the 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM and 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM. Nevertheless, there is room for more and it seems like a new Sigma Art lens is in development. According to a trusted source, the upcoming product will become official sometime by the end of 2015.

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Canon Q2 2015 financial report: profit down by almost 16%

Roughly one month after the end of a quarter, companies are beginning to reveal their earnings report. Canon is among the first digital imaging company to do it and it is doing worse than expected. The Canon Q2 2015 financial report reveals that the company’s profits have declined by about 16% following poor camera sales.

Casio EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60

Casio Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60 unveiled for selfie fans

Casio is constantly launching new compact cameras for selfie fanatics and it seems like the company is content to do so, while thriving in the process. Two new models are now official and they have a lot of specs in common. The Casio Exilim EX-ZR3000 and EX-ZR60 have been unveiled with a flip-up display for selfie enthusiasts.

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Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 A-mount lens

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G lens set to be released this fall

Sony will unveil a new lens for FE-mount mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors in the near future. Multiple sources are stating that the large aperture prime from the company’s official roadmap consists of the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 G lens, which will become available for purchase sometime in September or October.


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Sony A7000 details

More Sony A7000 specs and price information revealed

It has been rumored for a long time that Sony is working on a new E-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor. The device should have been out by now, but it has been delayed. Either way, sources have just leaked more specs and price details about the Sony A7000, which is now said to be unveiled in August or September.


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