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Firmware Updates for Three Fujinon Lenses

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for three Fujinon lenses: Version 1.11 for the Fujinon XF55-200mm f3.5-48 R LM OIS Version 1.12 for the Fujinon XC16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OIS Version 3.11 for the Fujinon XF18-55mm f2.8-4 R LM OIS Updates improve the effectiveness of the optical image stabiliser when shooting stills or movies. In addition, new versions for 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses improve ...

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Kowa to Make Lenses for Micro Four Thirds

Kowa – a Japanese optics manufacturer-  revealed their plans to make three manual focus lenses for Micro Four Thirds cameras: Kowa Prominar 8.5mm F2.8 MFT, 12mm F1.8 MFT and 25mm F1.8 MFT All three lenses has aperture rings and use low-dispersion XD glass and aspheric elements to minimise distortion and aberrations. The lenses are due to be released in summer 2014. ...

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New Gitzo Mountaineer Tripods

Gitzo is my favourite tripod manufacturer for professional use, they just have this exceptional  quality and style besides functionality that puts them above the others. Gitzo has redesigned Mountaineer tripods  to incorporate their latest technology which increases rigidity and improves performance. The new series offer stiffer legs and structure  and enhanced usability and comfort. Mountaineer tripods are available from the lightweight and compact ...

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World’s Fastest SD Card: Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS II

Sandisk has announced the Extreme Pro SDHC UHS II, the fastest SD card in the market. It is a UHS-II Speed Class 3 card and has a maximum transfer speed of 280MB/s. Unfortunately the only camera that supports this card as of today is Fujifilm XT-1 but others will surely follow soon. New card opens up new possibilities in areas as 4K ...

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Hoya 77mm 2.7 (9-Stop) ND Filter for only $49

If you want to dive in to the sea of daytime long exposure photography, this is one of the easiest and cheapest way to do so:  B&H sells Hoya 77mm neutral density (ND) 2.7 filter with HMC coating which gives a you a huge 9-stop for only $49 (down from $77). And you can always put on a cheap step ...

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New Sony A6000 E-Mount Mirrorless Camera

Sony A6000

Sony keeps on updating (and rebranding with dropping NEX in favor of A) its E-Mount cameras, and the successor to the NEX-6 is named A6000. A6000 has a  24.3 APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor, new BIONX Image Processor, a 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF, and sports a Fast Hybrid AF system with  179 Phase-Detect Points which -according to Sony- makes it the fastest Autofocus camera in the market. Impressively, Sony A6000 can shoot ...

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Olympus 7-14 f/2.8 and 300mm f/4.0 Lenses Coming

Olympus just unveiled two new Micro Four Thirds Pro lenses: M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14 f/2.8 and M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0. But don’t get so excited yet, since these lenses will be available in 2015. M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f/4.0  will give a 35mm equivalent of 600mm, a huge advantage for sports and wildlife shooters considering its relatively compact size. Olympus doesn’t ...

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