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Olympus announces E-M1 firmware version 2.0 and silver body version

DPReview.com - Latest News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:01am

Olympus celebrates the start of Photokina with the announcement of a major firmware update for the OM-D E-M1 that enables tethered shooting, in-camera 'digital shift' keystone composition, and the E-M10's Live Composite mode. Also announced is the availability of a silver version of the previously only-available-in-black E-M1. Read more

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Sigma announces liquid-repellent filters and clear glass protectors

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:33pm

Optical manufacturer Sigma has expanded its portfolio of lens filters with the introduction of four new models, three of which feature water and oil repellent coatings. The new coatings have been applied to the company's ultra violet and circular polariser filters, as well as a new clear-glass protector. Read more

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Blackmagic Design introduces PL Mount options for Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:09pm

Blackmagic Design has announced the addition of two new PL mount options to its line of professional motion picture cameras. The Production Camera 4K and Cinema Camera are now available with a PL mount, complementing existing EF and passive Micro Four Thirds models. Read more

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Sigma announces dp1 Quattro and LVF-01 loupe

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:50pm

Sigma has announced that the dp1 Quattro, a large-sensor compact that will be available from mid-October. The dp1 Quattro marries a 28mm equivalent F2.8 lens to the latest generation of Sigma's Foveon technology. The dp1 Quattro joins the 40mm equivalent dp2 Quattro in the company's lineup, with the promise of a 75mm equivalent dp3 Quattro to follow. Read more

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Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:01am

Sony has unveiled another full-frame compatible lens for its E-mount, the FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS. With an emphasis on its capabilities in video production, it offers three separate control rings for zoom, focus and aperture. The lens is dust and moisture-resistant and uses a Super Sonic Wave Motor for fast and quiet autofocus and iris control. Read more

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Tamron develops full-frame 15-30 f/2.8 ultra-wide zoom with vibration correction

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:00am

Tamron has announced the development of its new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD ultra-wide zoom lens. This full-frame lens is the first in its class to offer image stabilization according to Tamron. The lens has an ultrasonic focusing motor, 'eBAND' and fluorine coatings, and a 9-blade diaphragm. The lens will be available for Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts and will be displayed at Photokina next week. 

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Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C'

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:00am

Sigma has announced a new superzoom lens for APS-C format DSLRs. The 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM takes its place in the company's 'Contemporary' linep, offering a focal range equivalent to 27-450mm. The new lens will be available next month for $579 in Sigma, Nikon, Canon Pentax and Sony mounts - the latter two will not feature OS optical image stabilization. Read more 

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Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:00am

Sigma has announced a pair of new telezoom lenses. Both described as the '150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM' one carries Sigma's 'Contemporary' branding and one is positioned in its 'Sport' lineup. Both versions are dust and splash-proof, and both boast new versions of Sigma's OS optical image stabilization system. Under the hood though, their construction is significantly different. Read more 

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Special FX: Nikon D750 First impressions review

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:01am

The D750 is Nikon's latest FX format camera, which borrows features from the D810 and marries them with a 24MP sensor, offering a faster frame-rate than any non-professional full-frame Nikon DSLR. Aimed squarely at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders the D750 boasts a comprehensive video and still photography specification which includes a tilting rear LCD screen and (on paper) an improved version of the 51-point AF system found in the D810. We've been using a pre-production camera for a few days - click through for our first impressions

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Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:01am

Nikon has released the enthusiast-focused D750, a 24MP full-frame DSLR which sits between the D610 and D810 in the company's lineup. The D750 offers an improved version of the 51-point AF system from the D810, a 6.5fps maximum frame-rate, plus built-in Wi-Fi and a vari-angle LCD. Video features are lifted directly from the D810 and include 1080/60p recording and full manual exposure control. Read more

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Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:01am

Nikon has launched the AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED for FX and DX format Nikon cameras. It updates the existing AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8, which lacked an internal focus motor for use with entry-level Nikon DSLRs. Using 13 elements in 11 groups, it features a Nano Crystal Coat and offers a minimum focus distance of 0.2m. The AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED will be available in September for $799.95. Read more

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Nikon announces SB-500 Speedlight for stills and video

DPReview.com - Latest News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:01am

Nikon rounds out its Photokina announcements with the SB-500 Speedlight, a compact flash with a built-in LED for use while recording video. With coverage for a 24mm lens on an FX camera or a 16mm lens on DX, the SB-500 has a guide number of 24m at ISO 100. Read more

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SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:44pm

SanDisk has announced the latest addition to its Extreme Pro class of memory cards. The 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I is introduced as the world's highest capacity SD card, supporting 4K video with write speeds up to 90 MB/s and UHS Speed Class 3 recording. Read more

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Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1

DPReview.com - Latest News - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:00pm

Ricoh is entering the choppy waters of the action camera market, which is currently dominated by GoPro. The company isn't truly a newcomer into the rugged market, as it has been making rugged cameras for many years. The WG-M1 is a 14MP camera that can dive up to 10m underwater, be dropped from 2m, and function at temperatures as low as -10C - all without a housing. The WG-M1 sports a 14MP CMOS sensor, super-wide lens with a 160° field-of-view, 1.5" LCD, 1080/30p video, and Wi-Fi. Naturally, mounts for nearly every purpose will be available.

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