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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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Sony compact Alpha DSLR concept test-bed for new snap-on lens system?

Sony’s new concept “interchangeable lens compact camera” for PMA 2010 this week may be catching glances for its small body size and possible indication that the company are planning a jump into the Micro Four Thirds market, but according to Amateur Photographer the really interesting part might be the lens mount itself.  They were closely watching Masashi Imamura, Sony’s President of Personal Imaging and Sound Business Group at the company’s press launch, and he removed the re-attached the concept Alpha DSLR’s lens with none of the usual twisting.

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OculR attachment turns plain 35mm cinema projectors into 3D projectors

OculR attachment turns plain 35mm cinema projectors into 3D projectors

There is no doubt that 3D technology is booming today with lots of new 3D films hitting the theater. The massive success of Avatar has led more people to check out a 3D film and more and more theaters around the country are looking to add 3D capability.

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Pentax K-7 DSLR launches: 14.6MP & HD video for $1.3k [Video]

Pentax K-7 DSLR launches: 14.6MP & HD video for $1.3k [Video]

As promised, Pentax have unleashed their latest DSLR, the 14.6-megapixel K-7.  Pairing the new CMOS with the PRIME II imaging engine, the K-7 is also the first of the company's DSLRs to support high-definition video recording.  Where many rivals top out at 720p, the Pentax can climb all the way to 1,536 x 1,024 at 30fps (3:2 aspect; 16:9 720p is also supported), and has an HDMI output for easy viewing.

 

Video demo after the cut

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NTT KTN lens “1,000x faster” than existing tech

NTT KTN lens “1,000x faster” than existing tech

NTT have developed a variable focus lens that they claim is 1,000x faster than existing technology.  The lens is based on KTN (potassium tantalate niobate), an "electro-optic crystal" the refractive indices of which varies depending on how much voltage is applied across its surface.  By adjusting the voltage, the focal length varies.

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Tamron intros fast aperture Macro lens – SP AF 60mm ƒ/2 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1

Tamron intros fast aperture Macro lens – SP AF 60mm ƒ/2 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1

Typical macro lenses -- normal to telephoto focus length range – usually have maximum aperture at F2.8 or slower, with the exception of Olympus Zuiko Digital 50mm F2.0 ( Four Thirds lens) at one stop faster. Tamron has today announced the development of SP AF 60mm ƒ/2 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1. Like the Olympus, it’s a digitally optimized Macro lens featuring a bright maximum aperture of ƒ/2.0.

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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM –- Sony Alpha Mount — gets date

Here’s some love for Alpha shooters without breaking the bank likes the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*. Sigma Japan has revealed shipping date for A Mount version of 24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM large fixed aperture zoom lens by end of this Month.

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New Nikon EDG fieldscope series for serious birders?

New Nikon EDG fieldscope series for serious birders?

More Nikon Optics but made suitable for scientific researchers or Audubon naturalists. Like the stereoscopic microscope we reported last time, this high performance Nikon fieldscopes are compatible with Nikon’s DSLR and Coolpixs series digital cameras.

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