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Mamiya 7 II rangefinder

Sony and Mamiya rumored to launch medium format cameras soon

Both Sony and Mamiya are rumored to announce medium format cameras in the near future. The shooters will be powered by a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor manufactured by Sony. The specs lists of the cameras will employ built-in viewfinders, while photographers are said to control the devices via four classic dials.

Nikon D750

Nikon D750 supported in Adobe Camera RAW 8.7 RC update

Adobe has announced the availability of the Camera RAW 8.7 RC update for Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6 users. The company has confirmed that several new cameras are supported in the latest version of Camera RAW. The list includes high-profile names, such as the Nikon D750, and the first E-mount lens-style camera: Sony QX1.

Digital Bolex Series 1

Digital Bolex 10mm, 18mm, and 38mm f/4 C-mount lenses released

Digital Bolex has finally released its Series 1 lenses. The brand new Digital Bolex 10mm, 18mm, and 38mm f/4 prime lenses are all designed for C-mount cameras and will do a fine job at capturing both stills and videos. The optics are available individually or as a set, and they can be easily mounted on Micro Four Thirds cameras.

Mamiya 7II medium format rangefinder

Sony medium format camera set to be released within 12 months

Zeiss and Sony are rumored to expand their partnership into other areas of the digital imaging industry. According to the rumor mill, a Sony medium format camera is in the works and Zeiss is giving a helping hand. The shooter will be introduced in 2015, when it is said to be joined by a Mamiya medium format rangefinder as well.

Samyang 50mm f/1.4 Photokina

Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens announced at Photokina 2014

Samyang has released a “photo” version of the 50mm T1.5 AS UMC cine lens at the Photokina 2014 event. This model has been demanded by photographers, so the company has decided to deliver it at the world’s biggest digital imaging event. The Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens is official and will be released in the near future.

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Contemporary

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens announced

Lots of new products have been announced throughout the day. With Photokina 2014 being so close, it is natural for this to happen. The party has been joined by one of the best third-party lens markers. Without further ado, the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens has been unveiled as a Contemporary optic.

Credo 50

Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 medium format camera announced

Lots of medium format cameras have been launched in 2014, while the rumor mill is claiming that Leica, Sony, Nikon, and Canon are all on the verge of announcing their own models. Meanwhile, the Mamiya Leaf Credo 50 has become official with a 50-megapixel CMOS image sensor. The MF camera is expected to be released soon.

Camera and lens news August 2014

The best camera and lens news and rumors of August 2014

Now that another month has ended, it is time to take a look back at what happened during the past 31 days. August 2014 has provided lots of announcements as well as some exciting rumors. This is why we have to round them up and find out the best camera and lens news and rumors ahead of the Photokina 2014 event.

Photokina 2014

Photokina 2014 rumors and predictions round-up

The world’s biggest digital imaging event is coming soon. Photokina 2014 opens its doors on September 16 in Cologne, Germany. Don’t want to miss a thing? Well, here is everything you need to know about Photokina 2014, such as rumors, predictions, and products which have already been launched, in one place.

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8

Sigma 14-24mm f/4 DG OS Art lens coming to Photokina 2014

The Sigma 14-24mm f/4 DG OS Art lens is allegedly in development. The optic could be introduced at Photokina 2014 and it could be set for a “late 2014” release date. Trusted sources are also reporting that the new 14-24mm f/4 wide-angle zoom lens will sport an 82mm filter thread and a price tag of a little under $1,200.

Pentax medium format

More Canon medium format rumors point at Photokina launch

Several new Canon medium format rumors are circling around the web right now. They are sending conflicting signals, but one of them is claiming that the Japan-based manufacturer could reveal a camera with a sensor bigger than 35mm in September. The most likely event is Photokina 2014, which opens its doors to visitors on September 16.

Phase One medium format

Canon medium format camera could be in development

The alleged Canon medium format camera is once again making the rounds in the rumor mill. The company is rumored to have slipped in some interesting questions in its private surveys. A questionnaire available to key users is reportedly including some questions about the medium format, something that Canon has never done before.

Pentax 645Z medium format

Nikon medium format camera coming at Photokina 2014

Here is a crazy rumor concerning the Photokina 2014. A trusted source is claiming that a Nikon medium format camera is in development and will become official during the world’s largest digital imaging event. It appears that Nikon’s MF camera will feature a Sony 50-megapixel CMOS sensor, which can also be found in other MF cameras.

Leica M-E rangefinder

Leica M-S or M-E2 to replace M-E rangefinder at Photokina 2014

Leica appears to be very focused on this year’s edition of the Photokina. The event opens is doors to visitors in mid-September and everybody in the digital imaging world is joining the party. According to inside sources, the Leica M-S or M-E2 is poised to serve as a replacement for the Leica M-E rangefinder camera launched two years ago.

Sigma 24-105mm f/4

Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens to join the A99II at Photokina 2014

The Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art lens may have not been released for Sony A-mount cameras, yet. This could be a problem as Sony is rumored to introduce its own version of the optic. Sources are reporting that the Sony 24-105mm f/4 G lens is in the works and will be announced alongside the A99II camera later this year.

Sony curved full frame CMOS image sensor

Sony curved full frame sensor unveiled alongside its benefits

Sony has taken the wraps off of its first series of curved sensors. A Sony curved full frame sensor and a curved 2/3-inch-type one were revealed at the 2014 VLSI Technology Symposium. The company has revealed how the sensor is more sensitive to light, while hinting that the technology is ready for prime time.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens to ship soon for Sony A-mount cameras

After more than a year of its initial release, the critically-acclaimed Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens will start shipping for Sony A-mount and Pentax K-mount cameras. The company has officially announced that the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens will become available by the end of June 2014 for Sony and Pentax owners.

Sigma FE-mount lens rumor

Sigma FE-mount lenses are not in development, company says

A lot of photographers who have purchased Sony E-mount cameras with full frame sensors, such as the A7 and A7R, have been wondering whether Sigma is readying any products for this series. However, it seems like Sigma FE-mount lenses are not in the works and will not be released in the near future, said a company rep.

Fujifilm GF670 folding camera

Fujifilm medium format mirrorless camera coming this summer

The medium format business will be booming by the end of the year. After Phase One, Hasselblad, and Pentax have all launched a medium format camera this year, it seems like a Fujifilm medium format mirrorless camera will be announced this summer and will feature a 50-megapixel sensor provided by Sony.


Crop Sensor vs. Full-Frame: Which one do I need and why?

If you are new to photography, or starting to think about upgrading your camera equipment from entry-level gear to something more professional, you may be confused about what crop sensor vs. full-frame really means and how it affects your photography. First, what is a sensor? The sensor is the electronic device that records information when…

Camera news April 2014

The most important camera rumors and news of April 2014

May 2014 is already upon us, meaning that it is about time we recap the most popular and the most important camera rumors and news of April 2014. Sony and Nikon have made the most announcements, while the highest amount of gossip talks have had Canon and Fujifilm as their main focus points.


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