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Panasonic announces LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm lens

Panasonic announces LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm lens

If you’re looking to step up from a smartphone camera but don’t want to lug around a DSLR, a Micro Four Thirds camera might just do the trick. The benefits include interchangeable lenses too, and Panasonic has a new one that’s compatible with Lumix G cameras. The LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm offers the 35mm equivalent of 24-70mm, and has a f/2.8 aperture at any zoom level.

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Sony a57 DSLR Camera revealed and detailed

Sony a57 DSLR Camera revealed and detailed

This week Sony have revealed the a57 A-mount camera with translucent mirror technology and a set of advanced features set to impress mainstream SLR users across the market. This camera brings pro-level performance to the masses with 12 fps shooting, Full HD (60p) Video Capture, and a lovely high-resolution Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder. This camera is meant to be the direct successor of the Sony a55 camera and is set to take on the DSLR user masses immediately upon release.

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Canon 5D Mark III/X leaked details rundown

Canon 5D Mark III/X leaked details rundown

It's time to get serious about the next big camera release from Canon, the 5D Mark III, also known with an X in the name to assure you its hardcore. This camera was spotted in the plains a few weeks ago sporting a gigantic lens and no less than a pre-build set of hardware surrounding it. The camera we're looking at here is set to have official information released on February 28th, 2012 - if the tips are true, that is.

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Lensbaby Edge 80 makes tilt-shift simple

Lensbaby Edge 80 makes tilt-shift simple

Lensbaby has outed its latest unusual optic, the Lensbaby Edge 80, an 80mm focal length model that offers a "selective slice of sharp focus" in your frame. Mounting on the Lensbaby Composer Pro, Composer, Muse, Scout and Control Freak lens bodies, the $300 Edge 80 has a 12-blade internal aperture that can be adjusted from f/2.8 through f/22: it can either be used face-on for a flat field of focus, or angled to slice the focus through the picture at any angle.

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Sony SAL500F40G 500mm super-zoom means business

Sony SAL500F40G 500mm super-zoom means business

Sony has a new super-telephoto lens for the size-queens and long-distance spies among you, the Sony SAL500F40G, a 500mm fixed focal length G Lens to add some serious heft to the front of your DSLR. An F.4.0 maximum aperture and weather-resistant body add up to a lens ideal for high-speed photos and video, Sony reckons, as well as delivering SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilisation with the company's Alpha-series cameras.

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Tamron announces 24-70mm lens with image stabilization

Tamron announces 24-70mm lens with image stabilization

Tamron, budget alternative to the more expensive official lenses from the likes of Canon and Nikon, has a new baby they're showing off today. The 24-70mm F/2.8 zoom lens will compete with similar models from the official camera manufacturers, with one crucial distinction: it includes image stabilization technology, which no other manufacturer is offering at this size at present. Tamron's low-noise motor is also packed in under their "Ultrasonic Silent Drive" label. There's no word on pricing or availability for the "SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD", but expect it to come in mounts for all the popular Digital SLRs out there.

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Canon 5D Mark III spotted in the wild

Canon 5D Mark III spotted in the wild

It's always a great day when you're out on safari in Africa, and even a greater day when you see not only a collection of fabulous animals, but a brand new camera with which a cohort of yours seems to be taking some of the most advanced photos on the trip! What we're seeing here appears to be, as The Verge's David Pierce says, a brand new Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Though this camera has not been leaked or released officially before so we can't comment on actual specifications, we can see some advanced features quite plainly from here.

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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera up for $16k pre-order

Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera up for $16k pre-order

Canon has thrown its EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera up for pre-order, though you'll need deep pockets if you want to take delivery of the 4k-capable camcorder later this month. Set to ship from January 30, the EOS C300 is priced at $15,999 - a hefty chunk, though lower than Canon's original $20k estimate - with both EF mount and PL mount versions on offer. Meanwhile, a variety of Canon Cine lenses have also been put up for pre-order too.

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Kogeto ICONIC adds 360-degree video to Galaxy Nexus

Kogeto ICONIC adds 360-degree video to Galaxy Nexus

Kogeto is hoping the ICONIC 360-degree camera adapter will do for the Galaxy Nexus what the DOT did for iPhone 4S photography, a stick-on lens that allows the smartphone to capture all-round video. Clipping to the back of the third-gen Googlephone, the ICONIC - along with the companion Android app - will shoot 360-degree video and then piece it together into a playable, draggable clip shared online.

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Nikon D4 coming in February, says cable leak

Nikon D4 coming in February, says cable leak

Rumors are continuing to mount for Nikon's latest DSLR monster, christened the D4. The last we heard it was going to be unveiled at the event in Hong Kong this Friday, along with a spiffy new 85mm f/1.8 lens. Now some financial press cables spotted by Nikon Rumors suggest that the camera will go on sale sometime in February. An exact date wasn't provided, but the suggested retail price is listed at a whopping $6000. THat puts the D4 in between the current D3x and D3s models.

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