Canon 40D Rumor Update

Nothing solid on the Canon 40D lately. However, this was found in the forums on April 2nd:

OK, I just called my Boston Camera Man to find out what he has heard on this. He talked to the Canon Rep last week, who confirmed that Canon is the most Closed Mouth Company on new stuff coming out. The rep “hinted” that a new 10mp model should be coming out “soon”.

Now to get all you Daddy Big Bucks drooling, he also hinted that Canon has tested a 20mp model.

Credibility? Eh. I think we can all speculate this info ourselves. I’ll let you know when something more solid develops. Question for the day: How much more can the Canon 30D price drop? That’s all for now.

Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 Pro DX AF Review

A great range for 1.5x crop-factor sensors, the Tokina 50-135 f/2.8 fits right in where the 70-200 range used to be on 35mm SLRs. I love my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, but sometimes I sure wish I could get that extra 20mm that this new Tokina offers. Check out Popular Photography’s review of this new lens. Also, note that Sigma’s got a similar lens with their little brother to my beloved 70-200, the Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 EX HSM.

The Digital M – LEICA M8

The Digital M – [LEICA M8 Silver]

Originally uploaded by takuhitosotome.

Shutterbug tested the new 10-megapixel Leica M8 in the April issue of the mag.

While no digital camera can expect to be pre-eminent for decades at a time like the 35mm M Leicas, and the M8 will inevitably be surpassed in five years by the Leica M9 with more megapixels and even better image quality, the Leica M8 is about as good as it can be given the current state of digital imaging technology.

Head on over to get all the goods on this long-awaited and pricey digital rangefinder.