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Samsung outs five NX Series lenses: super-zoom, pancake & more

Samsung outs five NX Series lenses: super-zoom, pancake & more

Samsung has announced a five-strong line up of new NX Series interchangeable lenses, doubling the options on offer for cameras like the NX Hybrid. Among the new array is a 18-200mm multi-purpose Long Zoom Lens and a 16mm F2.4 Ultra Wide Pancake, as well as a macro lens, portrait lens and a standard zoom.

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Sony E-mount interchangeable lens spec goes public in April

Sony E-mount interchangeable lens spec goes public in April

Sony opted not to use the Micro Four Thirds standard for its NEX interchangeable lens cameras, instead developing its own E-mount system, and now it plans to open that technology up for third-party lens manufacturers. As well as allowing for third-party E-mount lenses for use with the NEX-3, NEX-5 and NEX-VG10 cameras, it will also allow for mount adapters for other manufacturers' lenses to be attached to Sony's models.

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Schneider-Kreuznach “working intensively” on Micro Four Thirds lenses

Schneider-Kreuznach “working intensively” on Micro Four Thirds lenses

If you're even a little familiar with the world of camera lenses then you're likely aware of Schneider-Kreuznach, and so you'll probably be excited to hear that the company has signed up as a new member of the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group. It's not just out of vague interest, either; "We are working intensively on a corresponding series of lenses" CEO Dr. Josef Staub confirms.

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Samsung NX11 Unveiled at CES 2011

Samsung NX11 Unveiled at CES 2011

Samsung is pushing hard into the DSLR market, announcing many products, the NX11 will be the top of the line and will feature Samsung's new i-Function lenses. The device will replace the older NX10 and will be one of the first devices compatible with with the new i-Function range of lenses which offer up the ability to change shooting settings with the press of a button on the lens itself.

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Tamron debuts world’s lightest and smallest 15x DSLR zoom lens

Tamron debuts world’s lightest and smallest 15x DSLR zoom lens

Tamron is a big name in the aftermarket lens world making lenses for just about all the DSLR cameras on the market. Tamron has announced its latest lens offering and the new lens claims to be the world's smallest and lightest 15x optical zoom lens and is the first from Tamron to use Piezo Drive AF also known as PZD AF. The lens has 15x zoom and covers a focal range of 18-270mm.

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Pinwide: A New Wide-Angle Pinhole Cap (for your DIGITAL camera) for you Pinhole Maniacs

Pinwide: A New Wide-Angle Pinhole Cap (for your DIGITAL camera) for you Pinhole Maniacs

So you've got the camera and you're just totally tired of your current pinhole options. Don't fret! Here's something brand new for y'all, no matter which Micro 4/3 camera you own. Priced at a completely reasonable $39.99, you'll be taking those magical single-subject photos in no time, flawlessly. And doesn't it look cute?

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Lensbaby launches Scout with Fisheye lens system for DSLRs

Lensbaby launches Scout with Fisheye lens system for DSLRs

The thing that draws many to a DSLR camera is the fact that you can get full control over your photos with all the settings the camera has to offer and you can change the lenses to suit the needs at the time you are shooting. Lensbaby is a company that makes some cool lenses for DSLRs that allow some very interesting photo effects to be made.

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Panasonic outs 3D lens for micro four-thirds Lumix G cameras

Panasonic outs 3D lens for micro four-thirds Lumix G cameras

I just mentioned the new Lumix GH2 digital camera that Panasonic unveiled today. I mentioned that there was a new 3D lens that was compatible with that camera and the lens is compatible with the entire series of G cameras from Panasonic. The new lens is called the H-FT012 and it has two optical systems in one thin and compact lens.

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Pentax K-r 12.4MP colorful DSLR outed plus new entry-level lens

Pentax K-r 12.4MP colorful DSLR outed plus new entry-level lens

Pentax has revealed its latest DSLR, the 12.4-megapixel Pentax K-r, complete with a new 35mm lens to go with it.  The K-r - which will be available not only in sober black but in Stormtrooper white and brazen hussy red - has a 3-inch 920k dot LCD display, 6fps shooting for up to 25 frames, in-camera HDR editing and a 100 - 25600 ISO range.

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Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit debuts alongside new zoom lenses

Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit debuts alongside new zoom lenses

The tipped Olympus PEN E-P2 black-on-black kit has made its official debut, a black-clad P2 Micro Four Thirds camera complete with matching M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm pancake lens and FL-14 flash, priced at $999.99 when it drops in October 2010.  Meanwhile a second version - which switches the black FL-14 flash for a black VF-2 electronic viewfinder - will also be launched, at €1,079.  There are also two new lenses to choose between.

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Loreo lens makes your Canon DSLR a 3D camera

Loreo lens makes your Canon DSLR a 3D camera

If you like your Canon DSLR but are intrigued by the ability to take 3D pictures a new lens from Loreo called the Stereo Lens-in-a-cap promises to let you keep your cam and add 3D capability. Granted, the lens may well be the ugliest accessories that you well ever attach to your DSLR.

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Fisheye lens looks like Oscar the Grouch built it

Fisheye lens looks like Oscar the Grouch built it

Lenses for cameras can get very expensive with some lenses costing as much or more than the cameras you attach them too. If you want a cool fisheye lens for your digital camera, but don’t want to drop the big bucks to buy one, you might follow this DIY recipe.

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