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Pentax 645Z vs 645D – What are the main differences?

Pentax 645Z

I made a quick comparison of the recently announced Pentax 645Z to the 645D. Here are  the main differences: Pentax 645Z vs 645D: – Higher resolution sensor: 51.4 MP vs 40 MP – CMOS sensor vs CCD sensor – Video recording vs No Video recording – 3.2″ LCD screen vs 3.0″ LCD screen – 27 focus points vs. 11 focus ...

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Pentax 645Z 51.4MP CMOS Medium Format Camera Announced

Pentax 645Z

Ricoh Imaging has officially announced the Pentax 645Z medium format camera featuring a  CMOS sensor ( 43.8 x 32.8 mm). The camera can capture up to 3 fps and has a max ISO of ISO 204,800. The Pentax 645Z also becomes the first medium format camera to captures 1080p HD video at 30p/24p. The Pentax 645Z will be available in June 2014 and ...

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Pricing and Availability Date Announced

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma has announced the recommended price and availability date of the highly anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. The 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available late April for $949 in the USA. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 recently shaked the lens world with its head-to-head performance to legendary $4.000 Zeiss 55mm F.14 Otus lens. so at only $949, it ...

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An Impressive Low-light Video Demonstration of Sony A7s (ISO 1600 to 409600!)

Sony A7r Video at ISO 409600

Sony has released a demo video from the new Sony A7s – Sony A7s: Low Light Demonstration (ISO 1600 to 409600)-  on SonyHowTo YouTube channel and the results are spectacular. The noise levels at ISO40960 are obviously not acceptable for a professional work but you literally record a video in total darkness, I am sure some people will find ways to utilize this capability.

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Lensbaby Announces 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens

Lensbaby Fisheye Lens

Lensbaby has announced 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye full manual Lens for Canon and Nikon APS-C size sensor cameras, providing an extreme wideangle of view of 185º (anything beyond 180º means that it sees behind itself, don’t ask me how!). It is a  bit pricey at $300 but I have to say that it is actually a better constructed and more serious looking lens than ...

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New Tamron 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Lens Price and Availability

Tamron 16-300mm Lens

Tamron has announced the price and availability date for its 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro 18.8x superzoom for APS-C SLRs. The 16-300mm (24-450mm FF equivalent) will go on sale in the middle of May at a price of $629.  Tamron 16-300mm features an ultrasonic-type AF motor, splashproof body and optical image stabilization (VC). Its main differentiator form the other superzooms is ...

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First picture of Leica T

Leica T

Friends at Leicarumors posted the first real world Leica T picture, and the rumored specs are below: Leica T Main Features: – APS-C sensor (likely 16 MP) – built-in EVF (uses optional EVF), no rangefinder – Interchangeable mount for T lenses. – Touchsreen, Wifi – $3000 for camera + kit lens

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Nikon Promises Camera Replacement for D600 if Spots Issue not Fixed

Nikon has recently  released an announcement where they promise to replace the cameras if the shutter replacement doesn’t fix the black spots issue. Below you can find the official announcement: Announcement Regarding the Nikon D600 Digital SLR Camera March 28, 2014 With regard to the issue with which multiple granular black spots are reflected in images captured with the D600 digital SLR ...

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Reminder: Canon L Series Lenses Rebates Ending Today!

Canon’s mail-in rebate program for the following ‘L’ series lenses ends today, so this may be your last chance! Follow the links below for further details: EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM – $150.00 EF 17-40mm f/4L USM – $150.00 EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – $100.00 EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM – $200.00 EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM – $200.00 EF 70–200mm f/2.8L USM – $200.00 EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM – $100.00 EF 70–200mm f/4L USM – $80.00 EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM – $200.00 ...

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HTC One M8 with Duo Camera

HTC One M8 Duo Camera

HTC has launched  the HTC One M8, the new flagship model with its creative Duo Camera feature. In addition to a 4MP “Ultra Pixel” sensor, the HTC One M8 features a secondary image sensor that captures depth information which allows for selective editing of foreground and background after capture  to create bokeh effects to your images.  It also lets you refocus ...

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