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PMA 2009 : Samsung NX hybrid DSLR up-close

PMA 2009 : Samsung NX hybrid DSLR up-close

Samsung’s hybrid NX series camera has proved to be one of the biggest events of PMA this year. Launched one day prior to the show opening, technical details were scarce in the press release. Cousin to the Micro 4/3 standard, the Samsung platform uses a full time electronic viewfinder, eliminating the need for a bulky mirror box and optical viewfinder to allow for a smarter and lighter hybrid DSLR. We dropped by the Samsung booth during the show to find out more.

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Samsung NX-series Hybrid: DSLR sensor, compact size

Samsung NX-series Hybrid: DSLR sensor, compact size

Not quite a point & shoot, not quite a DSLR; Samsung's new NX-series claims to offer the plus-points of both.  The key is Samsung's Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), which replaces the traditional mirror box found in a DSLR and therefore allows the whole NX to be far more compact.  It also offers Live View framing.

 

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Tamron announced date for Canon’s mounted APS-C format SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II

Despite the PMA 2009 is less than a week away, Tamron have not revealed anything new for PMA 2009 yet. But recently, the company has quietly announced the EF-mount for its long-awaited SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II ultra wide zoom lens in Japan.

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Olympus launches E-620, an entry-level DSLR with 12.3MP

Olympus launches E-620, an entry-level DSLR with 12.3MP

Olympus has today announced a new Four Thirds standard entry-level DSLR with features and price that would put smiles on many fans’ faces. The E-620 packed many of the features from E-30, which included the newly developed 12.3 MP “Live MOS” image sensor and a 2.7-inch tilt-swivel LCD, in a smaller and lighter chassis.

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Canon unveiled TS-E 17mm F4L / TS-E 24mm F/3.5L II

Canon unveiled TS-E 17mm F4L / TS-E 24mm F/3.5L II

Architecture and wide landscape photographers take note, Canon has announced a pair of tilt and shift lenses, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and an ultra-wide TS-E 17mm f/4L today. These two new lenses features new barrel design, UD glass, specially coated aspherical elements, and Canon’s latest SWC to have better control over the positioning of the focal plane while keeping optics distortion at minimum.

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Canon launched $200 MIR program, 5D Mark II is on the list

Canon launched $200 MIR program, 5D Mark II is on the list

The Canon 5D Mark II launched six months ago but it didn’t get shipped until late November, and today, it’s still nowhere to be found. There’s no question that the 21mp DSLR is incredibly high in demand, and logically, you wouldn’t be able to find any discounts on this camera; but now you can.

Canon USA has launched a $200 MIR program for a list of products which includes the newest EOS 5D Mark II DSLR. It’s slightly tricky, as you have to purchase an additional Speedlite 580 EX II and a high dollar (nearly $1000) lens to be eligible for the rebate. Nevertheless, those are must have items for a much-serious photography, they worth every penny and now you can take advantage of an additional saving.
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More Nikkor Lenses to come, says Nikon

Our thought on Nikon’s lack of interest in much faster primes than the newly announced DX 35mm 1.8G could change this year, and probably around the PMA 2009. In an interview with folks from DPR, the Nikon’s Europe Region lenses product manager, Ludovic Drean, has revealed company’s plan to release more DSLR lenses by this year.

According to Drean, “ this [refer to AF-S DX 35mm F1.8 ] is not the lens announcement we’ll making this year” but details were thin on lenses focus distance and format.

Nikon has recently covered the 35mm digitally optimized DX, and 50mm Nikkor AF-S with field of view equivalent to about 50mm and 75mm lens on a 35mm sensor size camera. Would there be another affordable large aperture DX-format fast prime at wider end, says 20ish? Or they will finally get to fill one of the many holes in FX line-up, or a combination of both ? I’m sure the Nikonians are dreaming on a AF-S F1.2G for a very long time now.

Jobo’s PhotoGPS Geo-tagging for DSLR is now Mac-friendly

Jobo’s PhotoGPS Geo-tagging for DSLR is now Mac-friendly

The compact and lightweight Jobo’s PhotoGPS grabs GPS data such as country, city, street and point of interest, whenever your digital camera takes a picture. It unique design fits directly on your camera’s flash mount, and the physical locations of the shots taken are determined later with bundle software. The application used to work for Windows XP and Vista only, but now the company has made it available for Mac users.

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Nikon D400 prediction gone mad : 24mp with touchscreen LCD

Nikon D400 prediction gone mad : 24mp with touchscreen LCD

We know the Nikon DSLR D400 is coming, there’s no leak more credible than a guide book dropping on Amazon: we’ve seen it happen with the Canon 5D sequel before, and both the book and camera made it to the shelf. However so far there aren’t any technical details of the D400 about. A Chinese site is suggesting the upcoming Nikon would be another bold move, just how Nikon surprised us with the D700: a shrunken D3x with 24mp but a touchscreen display. Is it even possible?

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DIY ring-flash for your DSLR

DIY ring-flash for your DSLR

In the right hands, a ring-flash can produce some great shots with a DSLR; problem is, that "right hand" also likely needs to have a deep pocket to dip into, as DSLR accessories don't tend to be cheap.  So how about a DIY ring flash, made from fiber-optic toys, a tube of toothpaste and a load of zip ties? 

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Nikon D400 imminent? Guide book coming in July

Nikon D400 imminent? Guide book coming in July

Is Nikon planning to launch the D400 DSLR around July this year?  That's one interpretation of this Amazon Germany listing for a new book about the rumored camera; the text, simply called Nikon D400 - "gebundene ausgabe" means "hardcover" - is by Michael Gradias, and according to the retailer it will launch in July this year.

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Canon 5D mirror design flaw calls for immediate repair

Canon 5D mirror design flaw calls for immediate repair

Canon USA has sent out emails to notify the original 5D users, citing a weak design in main mirror attachment could cause the mirror to come loose. A service notice regarding the mirror issue was posted today at 5D’s support site. A repair to reinforce the strength of mirror attachment is imminent, and will be provided to 5D owner, free of charge.

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