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Dan Havlik  |  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.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled a new version of its X-T1 mirrorless, compact system camera this morning with a snazzy exterior finish the company is calling “Graphite Silver.” Otherwise, this weather-resistant interchangeable lens camera is similar to the original version, and features a 16.3-megapixel, APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and reported, class-leading autofocus speed of 0.08 seconds.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 10, 2014  |  0 comments

Fujifilm unveiled a new, premium compact camera this morning, the X100T, which is designed to look like a stealthy, digital rangefinder model. The 16.3MP Fuji X100T uses an APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor and has a Fujinon 23mm F2 fixed lens.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 09, 2014  |  0 comments

Along with the much buzzed about new digital Watch, Apple unveiled two new iPhone models with ramped up photo features including Phase Detection autofocus and optical image stabilization.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 09, 2014  |  0 comments

Hasselblad has just announced a brand new medium format camera body: the Hasselblad H5X. The new H5X has been introduced, primarily, as an upgrade for photographers who use the older H1, H2, H2F and H4X but may now want the H5’s upgraded capability, Hasselblad said in making the announcement. The company also forsees the H5X being used as a backup body for photographers who already own the H5D.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments

Zeiss has introduced the second lens in its coveted Otus family: an 85mm F/1.4 lens known as the Apo Planar 1.4/85. Designed for portrait photography or any imaging job that requires extreme sharpness and the ultimate in resolving power, the Otus Apo Planar 1.4/85 is comprised of 11 elements in nine groups and comes in both ZE (EF bayonet mount for Canon) and ZF.2 (F bayonet mount for Nikon) versions.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 08, 2014  |  0 comments

A venerable brand in medium format photography has announced a long-awaited new system: the new 50-megapixel, CMOS sensor-based Leaf Credo 50. The Leaf Credo 50 was unveiled by Mamiya Leaf this morning, 14 years after the CMOS-based 6MP Leaf C-MOST digital back was announced at photokina 2000.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Along with the two new lens cameras announced this morning, Sony has just unveiled a super small POV (point-of-view) camera: the Action Cam Mini, model HDR-AZ1. The Action Cam Mini is clearly designed to compete with the popular GoPro camera models that have dominated the POV market.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

Sony just expanded its lens-style camera line with the new 30x zooming DSC-QX30 and the E-mount interchangeable lens ILCE-QX1 models. The odd-looking devices combine compact lenses and image sensors into one hybrid unit and are designed to be clipped over your smart phone for better image quality when snapping mobile photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 03, 2014  |  0 comments

WD has just introduced the new My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi-connected external hard drive that lets photographers save and access their photos on the go via their laptops, tablets, or smartphones without needing to bring along a tangle of cords. If you want to transfer larger amounts of image data, My Passport Wireless also has a high speed USB 3.0 connection.WD has just introduced the new My Passport Wireless, a Wi-Fi-connected external hard drive that lets photographers save and access their photos on the go via their laptops, tablets, or smartphones without needing to bring along a tangle of cords. If you want to transfer larger amounts of image data, My Passport Wireless also has a high speed USB 3.0 connection.

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