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  1. Nikon D850 Announcement

  2. Canon Selphy CP 1300 Announcement

    Canon Selphy CP1300 is a new portable printer which makes it possible to print photographs with the maximum size of 10x15cm, in 300dpi resolution and 24-bit color depth. We also have a possibility of changing print finishing (gloss or 3 types of semi-gloss) without the need to change the type of paper. The printer is equipped with a 3.2'' LCD screen and it is powered by rechargeable battery, which makes it possible to print out up to 55 photographs. Of course, we also have wireless functions at out disposal, which enable us to conveniently print out photographs from both smartphones and cameras. The printer is also equipped with the SD card reader. 1). Canon Selphy CP 1300 The printer costs around $150 and it is available in the following colors: black, white, and pink.
  3. The recently leaked Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.2 PRO lens will probably be announced together with the E-M10 III camera. via Digicame-info.com
  4. Few images of the new Olympus 17mm f/1.2 lens via 43rumors.com
  5. Nikon D850 Specification - What We Know

    Updated Nikon D850 spec: 45.75MP full frame CMOS sensor New and improved version of SnapBridge No built-in GPS Tiltable LCD (3.2", 2.36 million dots) Fully functional touchscreen: supports touch AF, touch shutter and touch menu Memory card slots: one SD and one XQD AF system from the D5 (153 points, 130% frame coverage compared to the D810, all AF points @ -3EV, middle/center crosshair sensor @-4EV) New smaller AF point No built-in flash Back illuminated buttons Joystick selector Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 8K time-lapse video capabilities 4k UHD video in FX format (with no crop) No EVF or hybrid viewfinder Slo-mo full HD 120fps video The SD slot will support UHS-II Improved LiveView split-screen display Improved silent shooting mode: fully-silent, no-sound electronic shutter in live view (6 fps silent shooting, no mechanical movement, can shoot up to 30fps @ 8MP with the electronic shutter) Improved battery life Lighter than the D810 Native ISO range: 64-25,600 ISO 64 extendable down to ISO 32 (Lo1 = 32, Hi 2 = 108,400) 7fps without grip, 9fps with grip (MB-D18a battery grip and the EN-EL18a battery) 51 images raw buffer at 14-bit RAW 0.75x optical viewfinder (largest ever on a Nikon FX cameras) 180k RGB meter No AA filter Supports for Nikon wireless transmitter WT-7 Built-in focus stacking: up to 300 pictures with up to 10 levels of focusing steps (still need external software) Price will be CNY 23,999 or around $3,600 (source: Chinese forum) Announcement date could be August 16th RAW sizes: small, medium, large New 1:1 mode New natural light AWB
  6. Yongnuo YN 40mm f/2.8N Announcement

    The second Yongnuo lens which is having its premiere is the YN 40mm f/2.8N model which, unlike YN 100mm f/2N, does not have its full-frame equivalent in the Nikon system. The optical system consists of 6 lenses placed in 4 groups. It is equipped with the 6-blade aperture which closes up to f/22. 1).Yongnuo YN 40mm f/2.8N The lens’ dimensions are 74x45mm, and it weighs 130g. It will enable adjusting focus from the distance of 30cm and mounting filters with the diameter of 58mm. 2).Yongnuo YN 40mm f/2.8N As in the case of its predecessor, we don’t have any information concerning the lens’ availability and its price.
  7. Yongnuo YN 100mm f/2N Announcement

    Yongnuo has recently presented the YN 100mm f/2N lens with the Nikon F mount. The lens is once again a copy (at least visually) of a much more expensive version of Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM. The optical system consists of 8 lenses placed in 6 groups. The 9-blade aperture closes up to f/19. The minimum focus distance is 90cm. 1). Yongnuo YN 100mm f/2N Yongnuo YN 100mm f/2N is equipped with the micro USB port to update the lens’ firmware. The lens’ dimensions are 76x83mm, it weighs 440g and we will be able to mount filters with the diameter of 58mm on it. 2). Yongnuo YN 100mm f/2N Unfortunately, we don’t know the price of the lens and the date of its appearance on the market yet.
  8. The design and construction of Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art bears references to the lens designed in the 19th century by Charles Chevalier, which was used to capture one of the first photographs showing a man, taken by Louis Jacques Daguerre. The lens has already been available in the company's offer for some time, in gold and black color versions. Now, the company is presenting a chrome version. 1). Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art The construction of the lens is very simple. It consists of two elements placed in only one group. Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art has the focal length of 64mm and the light f/2.9. The aperture is the ring Watehouse system, which is rarely used nowadays. 2). Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Of course, the lens doesn't have autofocus. Its minimum focus distance is 0.5m. The lens makes it possible to mount filters with the diameter of 40.5mm. 3). Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens is already available on sale, with Nikon F and Canon EF mounts. The lens costs $499.
  9. PhotoPlus Expo 2017

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    PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo was founded in 1983, and is the largest photography and imaging event in North America. Nearly 20,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, videographers, students and educators from around the world attend the conference and expo to: Explore the exhibit hall featuring more than 200+ exhibitors and brands all in one place See an inspiring array of photography, video and imaging products and services Discover everything from image capture and color management to retouching and storage Learn about cutting-edge innovations in digital imaging products and techniques from industry experts The show is held annually at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Show Policy: Each year nearly 20,000 people from over 70 countries register to attend the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo. Our goal is to ensure the safety and satisfaction of each attendee during the event. Therefore, we request all our participants to adhere to our show policies. View the show policy. Emerald Expositions reserves the right to accept, reject or prohibit registration for or attendance at its events at any time for any reason. Company Information: PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is brought to you by Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer. Photo District News and PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo are a part of Emerald Expositions. More Info: www.photoplusexpo.com
  10. This is what we know about the new Nikon D850: 45-46MP full frame CMOS sensor Improved low and high ISO New and improved version of SnapBridge Tiltable LCD screen just like the D750 and D500 No built-in GPS Memory card slots: one SD and one XQD AF system from the D5 No built-in flash Back illuminated buttons Joystick selector Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 8K time-lapse video capabilities Touchscreen 4k UHD video in FX format (with no crop!) via photorumors.com
  11. Leaked photos of Nikon D850: via NikonRumors
  12. Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is a long-awaited successor of a popular full-frame zoom Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR from 2006. The optical system of the new lens consists of 18 elements placed in 14 groups. Among them we will find one ED lens, whose task is to efficiently reduce chromatic aberration. The system is stabilized and, as the producer promises, the VR system's effectiveness will be around 4.5 EV. Image stabilization has two modes of work: normal and sports. 1). Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR The autofocus has also undergone substantial changes. The new Nikon zoom uses a more advanced step motor (marked by the letter P), which is supposed to be quiet, precise and fast. The minimum focus distance is 47" (1.2m). Inside the new lens, we will also find a 9-blade electromagnetic aperture which is to guarantee stable, automatic exposure adjustment – also during fast continuous shooting. 2). Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Construction Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR is more compact than its predecessor. The new construction's dimensions are 5 3/4in (146 x 81mm) and it weighs 680g. The lens is sealed and resistant to weather conditions. This may be of special importance while photographing outside. Unfortunately, we don't know when the new lens is going to appear on sale, but we know its price. Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR will cost $700, which is a very attractive price since it is only $200 more expensive than its predecessor. And, as we already know, Nikon can surprise us when it comes to this aspect... Below is the official press release:
  13. Leica TL2 Announcement

    Leica TL2 is the next version of Leica T (type 701) which was presented in the middle of 2014. The camera has been equipped with a new improved 24Mp CMOS sensor, which is 8Mp bigger than its predecessor. What's more, the sensor is supported by a newer generation processor Maestro II, thanks to which the camera should be faster and more efficient. The ISO range is 100-5000, which is a huge improvement when compared to the predecessor which enabled us to take photographs with the maximum ISO sensitivity of 12500. It is also worth mentioning that the new Leica camera gives a possibility of recording films in 4K, with the maximum speed of 30f/s. 1). Leica TL2 When it comes to shutter speed, in the new model it enables us to take photographs with the speed of 7f/s, and if we use the electronic shutter – up to 20f/s. The autofocus is based on contrast detection and has 49 AF points. In the newest model, it is supposed to adjust focus with the speed up to 165m/s. 2). Leica TL2 When it comes to design, the new camera is slightly different than its predecessor. The whole back panel is 3.7'' LCD touch screen, without any buttons. TL2 also has a more profiled handle, which should influence the handle's reliability in a positive way. The camera's menu has also undergone some changes – it is supposed to be more user-friendly now. In addition, Leica TL2 has 32GB of built-in memory. 3). Leica TL2 The camera presented today is already available on sale in two color versions: silver and black. This model will cost $2000.
  14. Canon EOS 200D Announcement

    The next camera presented by Canon is EOS 200D – a much-awaited EOS 100D's successor. The new version, similarly to its predecessor, is an ultra-compact reflex camera, which weighs merely 453g. Yet, as for a budget camera, it's pretty well-equipped. The main element of the camera is CMOS (APS-C) sensor, with the resolution of 24Mp (its predecessor had 18 Mp). The sensor is supported by the latest generation DIGIC 7 processor, whose function is to, among other things, improve the overall efficiency of the camera. The camera enables us to shoot photographs within the ISO range of 100-25600, which can be extended to 51200. The new Canon makes it possible to take photographs with the speed of 5f/s (single mode) or 3.5f/s (continuous mode). 1). Canon EOS 200D The autofocus, Dual Pixel AF, is known from other newest models and it combines phase and contrast detection. However, this is not the same version which was used in the higher-level models, since in the new 200D we only have 9 AF points to choose from. When it comes to film-making functions, as we could have expected, we do not have a possibility of recording films in 4K, but only in Full HD (60f/s). 2). Canon EOS 200D What's more, the camera is equipped with a 3'' touch screen (fully swiveling and rotating), with the resolution of 1.040.000 points. We can also connect the camera with mobile devices, via Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth. 3). Canon EOS 200D Canon EOS 200D should appear on sale in August 2017 in two color versions – black and silver. It will cost around $550 (for the body) or around $700 (in the set with 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens).