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10 Good Reasons to Buy Nikon D750

Nikon D750

I have to admit that when I heard the Nikon D750 for the first time, I though what a boring camera it is, not much different from the Nikon D610, just another full frame from Nikon to extent their product range for marketing purposes. But after a second thought, somehow it looked like a very logical option. So here I ...

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Sony A7000 Rumors

Sony A6000

There are rumors about upcoming Nex-7 successor: Sony a7000 which will have rangefinder styled body  could finally get a successor early 2015. even though Sony replaces NEX-7 and NEX-6 when they announced the A6000 (read the comparison here), but A7000  with improved sensor, better body controls and $K video is always welcomed. A7000 may have a new 24MP sensor and ...

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Sony Alpha 7S Pricing and Availability

Sony A7s

Sony has announced the pricing and availability information for its 12 MP Full Frame mirroless camera, Alpha 7S.  The body will be available in July and sell for $2,499.99. On the other hand, 24 MP A7 sell for $1.498 ($1.000 cheaper), and 36 MP A7r sell for $2.298. If you are not really in to 4K video or extreme low light ...

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Tokina 70-200mm f4 VCM-S Officially Announced

Takina 70-200mm f4

Tokina has announced its first optically stabilized lens, AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S  70-200mm f4. AT-X 70-200mm f4 covers full frame sensors, features a ring-type ultrasonic motor for AF, and the voice coil motor-driven IS system promises three stops of stabilization. The new lens will first be available in Japan this May for ¥150,000( ~$1500) for Nikon F Mount, and other ...

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Sony FE Lens Roadmap and the New Zeiss 16-35mm f4.0

Sony E-Mount Lens Roadmap 2014

Sony FE Lens Roadmap 2014 Sony has announced the new Zeiss 16-35mm f4.0 lens for FE mount. Followers of Mel’s Cameras may remember that we have given you this rumor in February this year here. The new Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens will be available mid summer 2014. There is no pricing info or an image of the lens yet. Image ...

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New Sony A77 II Announced

Sony A77 II

New Sony A77 II Announced Sony has announced the SLT-A77 II APS-C camera with an updated 24 MP CMOS Sensor. Sony obviously put a great effort on developing the new Autofocus system of A77 II: A77 II features  a 79-point (15 cross points) autofocus sensor and an ultra-fast, intelligent AF tracking system with advanced algorithms to predict subjects movement, and it can ...

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New Canon Lens and Speedlite Rebates

New Canon Lens and Speedlite Rebates Canon has started a new rebate program for EF lenses and Speedlites. Some of them are instant rebates (ends May 24, 2014), while others are mail-in rebates (ends July 5, 2014). List of Eligible Canon Lenses and Speedlites: Lens Model Rebate Amount EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $200.00 TS-E 17mm f/4L $200.00 EF 20mm f/2.8 USM $50.00 EF ...

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Leica T Camera and Mirrorless T System Officially Announced

Leica T( Type 701)

Leica has announced its new T-System, a MILC (mirrorless interchangeable lens camera) system with autofocus. along with the first camera in the system,  Leica T. Leica T features a 16.5MP APS-C sensor. Leica is also releasing 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 and t 23mm F2 prime with T, and plans to introduce 11-23mm F3.5-4.5 wide-angle zoom and 55-135mm F3.5-4.5 telezoom soon.  Leica T features a 3.7″ ...

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Lytro announced the Illum – a new Pro-Level Light Field Camera

Lytro Illum

Lytro has announced the new Lytro Illum , a pro-level light field camera. Lytro Illum key features:  40-megaray light field sensor ( 4x larger than the previous Lytro) 30-250mm equivalent f2.0 lens Max shutter speed of 1/4000s 4-inch, articulating touchscreen display Hot-shoe Program, ISO Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual shooting modes. Software platform that offers virtual camera controls in post-processing, including aperture focus ...

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