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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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Air Clicker concept gives your thumb the lens

Air Clicker concept gives your thumb the lens

While its not too often that a purely conceptual design shows up here in our news feed, but when it does, you know it's going to be fantastically odd - like this Air Clicker here designed by Yeon Su Kim, stripped of all the unnecessary components and connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you use your hand to take the photo, no camera required! What you've got is two modules: the first fits on your thumb, the other on your forefinger, the thumb piece having an on/off button and a camera lens, the forefinger piece having tension-sensing silicon. Can you guess what comes next?

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Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera revealed [Video demo]

Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera revealed [Video demo]

This week Canon has launched a camera that'll seek to be putting Red Scarlet and Arri Alexa in their place. It's the brand new Canon C300 cinema camera and it's been revealed at Hollywood's Paramount Studios where a crowd included journalists and the film industry elite - including no less than Martin Scorsese apparently. This fantastic looking camera has no less than an EF or PL mount (not both, different models,) 1080p video capture, two CF card slot, timecode, and HD-SDI output.

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OLLOCLIP gives your iPhone 4S an enhanced lens

OLLOCLIP gives your iPhone 4S an enhanced lens

There's an invention out there, ladies and gentlemen, one called OLLOCLIP, one made for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that will not only add one single amazing lens to your onboard camera, it'll add three. Over at BiteMyApple they've got this clip which will give you iPhone owners no less than a Fisheye lens, a Wide-Angle lens, and a Macro lens, all of them in one simple little clip. Make your iPhone-only online album all the more awesome for less than seventy bucks!

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