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Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens zooms in on what’s important

Olympus M.Zuiko 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 IS lens zooms in on what’s important

One of the advantages of an interchangeable lens camera is not being stuck with the capabilities the camera came with, presuming you bought one bundled with some lens in the first place. If you need to take a closer look at wildlife without disturbing dangerous animals or need to get up close and personal with critters, you can swap out your normal lens for a zoom lens instead. Fortunately for photographers, Olympus has a new compact and lightweight M.Zuiko Digital ED super-telephoto zoom lens exactly for that purpose.

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Fujifilm debuts mirrorless X-T200, Fujinon GF45-100F4, upcoming lenses

Fujifilm debuts mirrorless X-T200, Fujinon GF45-100F4, upcoming lenses

This year's smartphones will, of course, all place a heavy emphasis on photography, some of them going as far as having five cameras on their back. This naturally puts camera makers on notice who have to step up their game not just on the high-end but also beginner-friendly cameras. The new X-T200 is Fujifilm's latest answer to the latter, offering a lightweight mirrorless camera that promises the familiarity and features found in many modern smartphones.

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Leica M10 Monochrom is a new $8k camera with no color

Leica M10 Monochrom is a new $8k camera with no color

In the traditional camera war on mobile camera phones, Leica's taken a daring strike with the Leica M10 Monochrom. This is a monochrome camera - a camera which omits all color filters in favor of ultimate photo power in black and white. Inside this camera is a brand new high-end 40-megapixel "true black-and-white" sensor paired with the newest in digital connectivity and up-to-date photo technology.

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Olloclip’s latest clip system brings mobile lenses to the iPhone 11

Olloclip’s latest clip system brings mobile lenses to the iPhone 11

Olloclip, the company that offers high-quality lenses made specifically for smartphones, has announced a new clip system that brings some of the company’s new and existing mobile lenses to the iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10 lines of smartphones. The new system can be used with or without a smartphone case, offering mobile photographers access to wide-angle, fisheye, telephoto, and other lens types.

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Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 ASPH official with beastly specs

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 f/2 ASPH official with beastly specs

This week the folks at Leica revealed the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 50 mm f/2 ASPH lens, a new member of the SL lens family with twelve lens elements arranged in ten groups. In the mix are three lenses with aspherical surfaces in place specifically for correcting optical aberrations. Users will find this lens in stores online first, then in physical stores very, very soon.

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Sirui anamorphic mobile lens lets anyone shoot retro cinematic videos

Sirui anamorphic mobile lens lets anyone shoot retro cinematic videos

If you love the classic look of old ultra-wide movies but don't want to invest in an expensive camera to shoot your own versions, Sirui's new anamorphic mobile lens gives you a solid, relatively cheap alternative. The new lens offers a premium build that includes aircraft-grade aluminum and it attaches to any phone camera using a simple clip. Sirui says a special coating enables users to shoot anamorphic videos that have a 'retro' appearance.

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Google Pixel 4 camera with telephoto lens, or red herring?

Google Pixel 4 camera with telephoto lens, or red herring?

Today we're taking a peek at some code from the latest version of the Google Camera app for Pixel devices. This app delivers some of the most interesting and powerful photography abilities to the mobile smartphone world - and not just for the devices for which these powers were intended. The Google Pixel 1, 2, and 3 took on the entire rest of the smartphone world with one single camera lens - now it looks two will roll with Pixel 4.

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Sandmarc anamorphic lens adds cinematic flare to iPhone videos

Sandmarc anamorphic lens adds cinematic flare to iPhone videos

Sandmarc has launched an anamorphic lens for the iPhone, enabling mobile users to capture ultra-wide videos with a classic cinematic look, including a lens flare effect akin to what viewers see in movies. The lens is designed specifically for the iPhone, boasting features similar to traditional camera lenses, including multiple elements and multiple coatings.

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Olympus Teleconverter MC-20 gets your zoom 2x as close

Olympus Teleconverter MC-20 gets your zoom 2x as close

Olympus knows you probably want to get closer with your zoom, and the new M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 promises double the focal length of your existing lens for when its current magnification just isn't enough. The add-on slots in-between your camera and a handful of Olympus' zoom lenses, delivering up to 1200mm-equivalent handheld shots.

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Olympus’ 16.6x super-zoom lens is max Micro Four Thirds magnification

Olympus’ 16.6x super-zoom lens is max Micro Four Thirds magnification

Olympus has added a new super-zoom to its range, the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 super telephoto zoom lens, offering up to 16.6x magnification for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Promising to be the most powerful zoom around of all mirrorless cameras, the new Olympus pairs everyday flexibility with its telephoto optics.

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Panasonic LUMIX S1R and S1 detailed with hands-on pro demo videos

Panasonic LUMIX S1R and S1 detailed with hands-on pro demo videos

The Panasonic LUMIX S1R and Panasonic LUMIX S1 were revealed in full detail this morning with a set of new lenses. These two Panasonic LUMIX S series cameras roll with 4K 60p/50p (PAL area only) video recording, rugged durability (when protected sufficiently, of course), and what Panasonic suggests is "expandability." The LUMIX S1R's specs start with a 47.3-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, while the LUMIX S1 sports a 24.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor.

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Olympus super telephoto zoom lens, 2x teleconverter now in development

Olympus super telephoto zoom lens, 2x teleconverter now in development

It’s a big day for Olympus, having announced no less than five new products going on sale soon. But that isn’t all that it has. It even has word on things that are yet to come. Capitalizing on the attention it’s Micro Four Thirds cameras are getting, Olympus has revealed two new lenses that are coming within the next year or two. The M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x IS PRO super telephoto zoom lens and the M.Zuiko Digital 2x Teleconverter MC-20 together make short work of any close-up shot you pros might need.

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