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Five new Samyang lenses

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE lens and more optics finally announced

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.

Leica S medium format

50MP Leica S medium format camera coming at Photokina 2014

Leica is not doing very well and the company’s reputation has been suffering lately. However, the German maker is taking steps to make a comeback and it seems like a new Leica S medium format camera powered by a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor and capable of recording 4K videos is rumored to be unveiled at the Photokina 2014.

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 rugged compact camera unveiled

Olympus has decided to unveil a new flagship rugged compact camera. The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 replaces the TG-2 version introduced at the CES 2013. It comes packed with an improved set of specifications as well as a lot of cool tricks that will provide a lot of options for adventurers in need of a “tough” camera.

hasselblad h5d-50c

Sony medium format camera is in the works and coming soon

Sony has been supplying 50-megapixel CMOS image sensors to both Hasselblad and Phase One for their new medium format cameras. Furthermore, the Pentax 645D II will employ the same sensor. Enough is enough, says the rumor mill, as a Sony medium format camera is allegedly in the works and could be announced soon.

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens unveiled for multiple camera systems

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 lens has been unveiled officially once again. The wide-angle prime optic will be compatible with mirrorless cameras, Micro Four Thirds, and DSLRs when it becomes available by the end of this month. Although it is lacking autofocus support, the new 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens will be released at a very small price.

Ricoh WG-4 GPS

Ricoh WG-20 and Ricoh WG-4 / WG-4 GPS rugged compact cameras announced

After being leaked by the rumor mill, the Ricoh WG-20 and Ricoh WG-4 / WG-4 GPS rugged compact cameras have become official. The company has also introduced the HD Pentax DA AF 1.4x AW rear converter for K-mount cameras and lenses. All products will be present at the CP+ 2014 and will be released on the market as of March.

Tamron 28-300mm lens

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 and 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 lenses unveiled

Do you own a full frame DSLR camera and you are looking for an all-in-one super zoom lens? What if you own a Canon, Nikon, or Sony shooter with an APS-C image sensor? Well, the Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD and Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lenses are the solutions for you, depending on your camera.

Ricoh products CP+ 2014

Ricoh WG-20 and Ricoh WG-4 GPS to be announced at CP+ 2014

It appears that the Pentax brand is one step closer to its demise, as the Pentax WG-10 and Pentax WG-3 / WG-3 GPS rugged cameras will be replaced by models bearing the Ricoh brand. A photo of the Ricoh WG-20 and Ricoh WG-4 / WG-4 GPS ruggedized shooters has been leaked online ahead of their official announcement at the CP+ 2014.


How to Brighten Up a Toothy Smile

Before: After: Photo Equipment & MCP Actions™ Products Used Camera and Lens Used: [amazon_link id=”B0012Q72IY” target=”_blank” ]Pentax K200D[/amazon_link] 50mm 1.4 ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed: ISO 200, F 2.8, 1/1500 Software Used: Photoshop Actions/Presets Used: MCP’s Free Photoshop Actions, Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions Extra Details: Edited with Newborn Necessities: Studio White Backdrop Diaper Bag: Pick me…

hasselblad h5d-50c

Hasselblad H5D-50c is world’s first CMOS medium format camera

Medium format cameras are not the most popular digital imaging devices in the world. However, this is not due to the fact that they are not good, instead having to do with their exquisite prices. Either way, the Hasselblad H5D-50c is now official as world’s first medium format camera to feature a CMOS sensor and it is coming this March.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens

CES 2014: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens now official

Photographers looking to purchase a prime lens for portrait photos or a wide-angle to telephoto zoom optic for multiple purposes are in luck as Sigma has unveiled its latest jewels at CES 2014. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is now official alongside the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary optic.


Holiday Pictures From Around the Globe: Photographer Inspiration

No matter what your religion, as a photographer it is easy to get swept up in the beauty of Christmas.  From the colorful, bold bokeh of blurred lights to the richness of ornaments hanging carefully from the trees, if cameras could speak, they’d scream out “photograph me.” Whether your are photographing Christmas and Santa Mini…

Sigma 135mm lens

Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art lens scheduled for Photokina 2014 launch

Among the products that are rumored to be announced in 2014 we can find the Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art lens. Sources close to the matter are claiming that the Japanese corporation is actively working on this lens, which will be announced and released towards the latter part of next year with support for several mounts.

Adobe Lightroom 5 Leica

Adobe releases Lightroom 5.3 and Camera RAW 8.3 updates

After launching the Release Candidates roughly one month ago, Adobe has launched final versions of the Lightroom 5.3 and Camera RAW 8.3 software updates. They are now available for download with numerous bug fixes to improve the user experience, while multiple new camera and lens profiles are supported as well.

Sigma SD1 Merrill replacement

Sigma SD1 Merrill replacement rumored to be released in 2015

Sigma is working on two new cameras that will be released in the following months. One of them is a mirrorless interchangeable lens shooter and should become available in 2014. The second model is very likely the SD1 Merrill replacement and will have a new Foveon sensor, but its release date has been scheduled for 2015.

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens officially announced

Samyang has launch the first lens with a nano crystal anti-reflection coating in the company’s history. Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens is now official and it promises to become available for almost all APS-C and mirrorless camera mounts at the beginning of next year with an integrated petal-like lens hood.

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art lens accidentally announced

Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS HSM Art lens has been introduced officially, but accidentally by the Japanese manufacturer. The company has posted the product on its website, though it is clear this has happened too soon. However, it is too late for Sigma as now we know almost everything about the lens that should be released soon.

Pentax LX SLR camera

New Sony A7R specs leaked along with NEX-FF launch event photo

People who enjoy reading news and rumors about the digital camera industry are aware of the fact that some details get leaked weeks ahead of any official launch. Well, they are in luck once again, as new Sony A7R specs have been leaked, revealing more information about the upcoming E-mount full frame camera.


Samsung NX300M gets 180-degree tilting touchscreen support

After having its manual leaked on the web, the Samsung NX300M camera has become official in South Korea. The mirrorless shooter now comes packed with a 3.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen which can be tilted by up to 180 degrees. However, the remainder of its specs list is identical to the one of the original NX300 camera.

Sony NEX-7R rumor

Sony NEX-7R camera to be announced in October

Sources in China are claiming that the long-expected Sony NEX-7 replacement is on its way and it will reach its destination this October. Moreover, popular photographer Clayton Nelson has leaked some information and photos about the Sony NEX-7R camera, which will reportedly feature a 25.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor.

Sony A99 replacement

Sony A99 replacement coming within the next few months

Sony is believed to make the surprising decision of discontinuing its flagship A-mount camera: the A99. Everything is supposed to occur as soon as November 30, 2013, a little over a year after the device’s introduction. Follow some shy rumors, now it becomes clear that the Sony A99 replacement will be unveiled very soon.


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