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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 16, 2014 0 comments

After unveiling its controversial M Edition 60 digital rangefinder with no LCD screen on back, Leica went further back in time this morning while debuting the M-A, a new, mechanical rangefinder that uses film.

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 16, 2014 0 comments

Leica introduced an upgraded S-Series medium format camera at photokina this morning: the new Leica S (Type 007) model, which features a Leica CMOS sensor and the Leica Maestro II image processor.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 16, 2014 1 comments

Phase One released Version 8 of its Capture One Pro at photokina this morning and the updated imaging software features a host of new tools designed to better process and edit Raw photo files. Phase One also said there’s a new subscription plan available for Capture One Pro 8 though, unlike the latest version of Adobe’s Photoshop, you can still buy the software outright.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Sep 16, 2014 0 comments

The Hasselblad H5D-50c has been revamped, offering a new built-in Wi-Fi module that allows users to connect Hasselblad’s Phocus Mobile software (via an iPhone or iPad) directly to the camera, enabling photographers to browse their images and control the camera without the need for a computer. Designed for flexibility and ultimate image quality, the updated model offers all of the functionality of its sibling including a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor and high ISO performance (ISO 100 - 6400).

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 16, 2014 0 comments

Leica turned back the clock (again) on its digital rangefinders today, announcing the M Edition 60 model that has no LCD screen on back, just a dial to adjust ISO. The limited edition camera (there will only be 600 made), which celebrates the 60th anniversary of Leica’s M series rangefinders, was unveiled by Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, Leica’s chairman, at a press conference at the photokina show in Germany this morning.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 15, 2014 0 comments

During a Canon event today before the start of the photokina show in Cologne, Germany tomorrow, we got some hands-on time with the long awaited Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Even though our time with the 7D II was brief — we were pretty much loaned the camera and allowed to shoot for a few minutes — we got a pretty good sense of how this APS-C-based digital SLR performs. In short, it’s feels like a mini machine gun.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 15, 2014 2 comments

Rumors about an alleged 7D Mark II digital SLR from Canon have been swirling for several years and now those rumors have come to fruition. At the photokina show in Cologne, Germany today, Canon finally took the wraps off the 20.2-megapixel Canon EOS 7D Mark II, the long awaited successor to the original 18MP 7D DSLR from 2009.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 15, 2014 0 comments

Canon unveiled a premium portable camera at photokina this morning: the 20MP PowerShot G7 X, which uses a large (for a compact model) 1-inch CMOS image sensor and features a multi-angle (up to 180°), flip-up, 3-inch touch capacitive, rear LCD panel with 1,040K dots of resolution.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 15, 2014 0 comments

Panasonic introduced the 12.8-megapixel DMC-LX100 compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds-sized sensor at photokina today. This pocket-friendly shooter features a newly developed, Leica-branded DC Vario-Summilux lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24-75mm, and an F/1.7-F/2.8 aperture range.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 15, 2014 0 comments

Samsung debuted a brand new flagship mirrorless, compact system camera at photokina this morning, the NX1 Smart Camera. The NX1 uses a Samsung-developed 28-megapixel BSI (Backside Illuminated), APS-C-sized, CMOS sensor, which the company says is the biggest BSI chip to date. (BSI chips are designed to produce cleaner images in low light.)

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 14, 2014 0 comments

Olympus took the wraps off a new version of its OM-D E-M1 mirrorless, compact system camera at photokina this morning and this Micro Four Thirds-based model now features a new silver look and is loaded with updated firmware designed to help studio photographers. Olympus also debuted the new M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f2.8 PRO lens at the show.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 12, 2014 0 comments

Nikon filled out its full-frame digital SLR line this morning in announcing the new D750, which uses a 24.3-megapixel FX-format sensor. Nikon also announced two new photo accessories this morning: the AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens and the SB-500 Speedlight flash. All three products will go on sale on September 25th.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 12, 2014 0 comments

Sigma got into the photokina spirit this morning with three product announcements ahead of next week’s show in Germany.. For starters, the company unveiled not one but two new long-zooming 150-600mm lenses.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 12, 2014 0 comments

n lens development news, Tamron said it’s creating a new ultra wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame DSLRs with a fast F/2.8 aperture and VC (Vibration Compensation), which the company claims would be the world’s first in this category.

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