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May
14

A bit of history about Canon and catadioptric (mirror) lenses

There has been a lot of talk about Canon and catadioptric lenses (mirror) since a patent surfaced with new lens designs likely for the RF Read more...

The post A bit of history about Canon and catadioptric (mirror) lenses appeared first on Canon Rumors - Your best source for Canon rumors, leaks and gossip.

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May
14

Canon to announce RF mount cinema lenses alongside the Cinema EOS C300S and Cinema EOS C500S

Last month I reported that Canon would be bringing three new Cinema EOS cameras including the Cinema EOS C300S and Cinema EOS C500S that will Read more...

The post Canon to announce RF mount cinema lenses alongside the Cinema EOS C300S and Cinema EOS C500S appeared first on Canon Rumors - Your best source for Canon rumors, leaks and gossip.

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May
14

New Nikon Z instant rebates in Europe

New Nikon Z instant rebates in Europe

Nikon started new and aggressive instant rebates in Europe on Z cameras and lenses:


In the UK you can get up to £360 off on select Z cameras and up to £180 off on select Z lenses:

Park Cameras UKWEX UK

See Nikon UK website for more details.


In Germany the sofortrabatt is up to €400 off on select Nikon Z cameras and lenses:

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May
14

Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens: shipping date, pre-orders, sample photos

Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens: shipping date, pre-orders, sample photos


The new Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens for Leica M-mount will be released on June 10th. Sample photos from the lens can be found here. Pre-orders should be open soon at:

PopFlashB&H PhotoJo Geier (EU)Adorama and Amazon should have the listing soon

Cosina recently uploaded a few sample photos from the new lens:

Additional information on the Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens can be found here:

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May
13

Patent: Is Canon planning to release catadioptric (mirror) super telephoto lenses?

Keith over at Northlight uncovered a USPTO patent showing various optical designs for catadioptric lenses, better known as mirror lenses. The advantages to mirror lenses Read more...

The post Patent: Is Canon planning to release catadioptric (mirror) super telephoto lenses? appeared first on Canon Rumors - Your best source for Canon rumors, leaks and gossip.

Original author: Canon Rumors
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May
13

Nikon released their 2021 fiscal year financial reports

Nikon released their 2021 fiscal year financial reports


Nikon released their financial results for the 2021 fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 – here is the recap:

Revenue ¥451.2B (down ¥139.8B)Imaging Products revenue decreased by ¥75.0BOperating Profit: -¥56.2B (down ¥62.9B)

Nikon sales in units by product category:


Summary for the year ended March 31, 2021:

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May
12

Nikon is slowly discontinuing more Nikkor F-mount lenses

Nikon is slowly discontinuing more Nikkor F-mount lenses



In addition to the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens I reported a few days ago, Nikon has slowly retired several other Nikkor F-mount lenses – they are already listed as “old product” on the main Nikon Japan website or listed on the discontinued section of the website (see previous reports on discontinued Nikon products):


AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Japan: old productAdorama: out of stockB&H: out of stock


AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Nikon Japan: old productAdorama: out of stockB&H: out of stock


AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II (previously reported here)

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May
13

Used Leica gear at KEH

Used Leica gear at KEH



This is a promo post for buying and selling used Leica gear at KEH:

Used Leica equipmentLeica M10 cameras at KEHLeica R8 Chrome 35mm cameraVoigtlander 35mm f/2 Ultron Aspherical lens for M-MountFive older Leica digital cameras that are more affordableTrade your gear at KEH.com and ger a 10% bonus on the value of your gear:

The post Used Leica gear at KEH appeared first on Leica Rumors.

(Originally posted by LR admin)
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May
11

Recommended lenses for the Nikon Z7/Z7II cameras

Recommended lenses for the Nikon Z7/Z7II cameras




Photographylife tested many (all?) Nikkor Z lenses – here is their lens recommendation for the Nikon Z7/Z7II cameras (above is the MTF performance of the three Z lenses I currently own):

Highly Recommended: Nikkor Z 14-24mm f/2.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/2.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 70-200mm f/2.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.2 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 58mm f/0.95 SHighly Recommended: Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.8 SRecommended: Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 SRecommended: Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 SPartly Recommended: Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3Partly Recommended: Nikkor Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3Don’t Use: Nikkor Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 DXDon’t Use: Nikkor Z 50-250mm f/4.5-5.6 DX

Next is the list of recommended F-mount lenses for the Nikon Z7/Z7II cameras:

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ANikon 19mm f/4E PCNikon 24mm f/1.8GNikon 28mm f/1.4ESigma 50mm f/1.4 AZeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8ENikon 85mm f/1.8GNikon 85mm f/1.4GNikon 105mm f/1.4ENikon’s Exotic SupertelephotosNikon PF Telephotos (Conditionally)

The original article is very detailed with a lot of MTF graphs and sample photos – check it out here.

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May
10

Interview with Nikon engineers on the Nikkor Z 14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses

Interview with Nikon engineers on the Nikkor Z 14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses



Nikon USA published three new interviews with Nikon engineers on the Nikkor Z 14-24mm, 24-70mm, and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses:

A few pictures of the Nikkor Z f/2.8 zooms side by side:






Check the Nikkor Z f/2.8 zoom lenses price and availability at Adorama and B&H.

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May
11

New TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount announced

New TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount announced


The previously rumored TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount announced is now officially announced.

The lens specifications, MTF chart, sample photos, pre-order options, and additional information can be found at PhotoRumors:

Announced: new TTartisan 90mm f/1.25 lens for Leica M-mount

Additional pictures of the new lens:

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May
10

Patent: Using image sensor shift to reduce the need for an AA filter

Northlight Images has uncovered an interesting patent that deals with reducing the need for an AA filter. This patent shows a technique to use the Read more...

The post Patent: Using image sensor shift to reduce the need for an AA filter appeared first on Canon Rumors - Your best source for Canon rumors, leaks and gossip.

Original author: Canon Rumors
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May
10

Patent: Canon RF 19mm f/2.8 IS

Canon News has uncovered an interesting optical formula patent for a small prime lens with image stabilization. The patent talks in-depth about making small prime Read more...

The post Patent: Canon RF 19mm f/2.8 IS appeared first on Canon Rumors - Your best source for Canon rumors, leaks and gossip.

Original author: Canon Rumors
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May
09

Nikon DX cameras and lenses are slowly disappearing

Nikon DX cameras and lenses are slowly disappearing


Many Nikon DX DSLR cameras and lenses are out of stock in the US:

Most Nikon D3500 camera combinations are out of stock at Adorama and B&HThe same is the situation with the  Nikon D5600: Adorama | B&HEven the D7500 is not available in many configurations: Adorama | B&HThe Nikon D500 has been out of stock for months: AdoramaB&H

A Japanese website reported that the AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens is already listed as discontinued on the official Nikon website – this was the main kit lens for the D3500 and D5600:


The AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens was announced on September 16, 2016:

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May
08

Weekly Nikon news flash #623

Weekly Nikon news flash #623


Nikon Nikkor Z lens roundup.


ON1 announced a new application for image noise removal called NoNoise AI.


→ Get a free quote for your Nikon gear at Adorama.


→ New Think Tank Photo rotation backpack series announced.

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May
09

Is the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount produced by Sigma?

Is the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount produced by Sigma?


Before the official announcement, I reported on several occasions that the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens for L-mount is rumored to be produced by Sigma. During the official announcement a few days ago, I could not find any official confirmation on that claim, but this is what I found online:

Lens design diagram side by side (thanks elf11) – first, the new Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens:


Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens design:

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May
07

Shooting wildlife with an ancient DSLR camera – by Des Ong

Shooting wildlife with an ancient DSLR camera – by Des Ong

Mountain Gorilla, Uganda.

Wagler’s Pit Viper, Malay Peninsular

Cheetah, South Africa

Palla’s Long Tongue Bats, Costa Rica

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May
06

EasyCover for Nikon Z6II and Z7II cameras released, currently in stock

EasyCover for Nikon Z6II and Z7II cameras released, currently in stock




EasyCover released new silicone camera cases for the Nikon Z6II and Z7II mirrorless cameras. Three different colors are available: black, yellow, and camouflage. All three versions are currently in stock at B&H Photo and some of the colors are also in stock at Amazon.

The post EasyCover for Nikon Z6II and Z7II cameras released, currently in stock appeared first on Nikon Rumors.

(Originally posted by [NR] admin)
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May
08

Rumors: Sharp to announce a new AQUOS R6 smartphone with Leica cameras

Rumors: Sharp to announce a new AQUOS R6 smartphone with Leica cameras


Nokishita reports that this month (May) Sharp will announce a new AQUOS R6 smartphone that was jointly developed with Leica (I assume the camera was developed by Leica).

A few months Leica was rumored to be working with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus.

Huawei has already been working with Leica for a few years now.

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May
07

PIXII is working on a new version of their APS-C connected digital rangefinder camera with Leica M-mount

PIXII is working on a new version of their APS-C connected digital rangefinder camera with Leica M-mount


PIXII is working on a new version of their APS-C connected digital rangefinder camera with Leica M-mount. One of the expected upgrades will be a new processor (see screenshot above).

PIXII is also developing a new, wider ISO range: starting with a pulled ISO 80, from a new base sensitivity of ISO 160 and up to ISO 15,200 – this will be available soon as a free upgrade for current PIXII camera owners.

It is good to see that PIXII is still actively developing and improving their product. If you have any experience with the PIXII camera, please leave a comment on this post. Thanks!

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14 May 2021
Nikon started new and aggressive instant rebates in Europe on Z cameras and lenses: In the UK you ca...
14 May 2021
There has been a lot of talk about Canon and catadioptric lenses (mirror) since a patent surfaced wi...
14 May 2021
Last month I reported that Canon would be bringing three new Cinema EOS cameras including the Cinema...
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The new Voigtlander ULTRON Vintage Line 28mm f/2 Aspherical VM Type II lens for Leica M-mount will b...

        

        

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