B&H has the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens for $544 (reg. $669) through March 17. It’s available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony and Sigma mounts for APS-C format cameras. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Nikon Coolpix A is a new 16.2MP DX-format fixed lens camera. It sports a fixed 18.5mm f/2.8 lens (28mm equivalent) and offers a more modern design than other fixed lens cameras like the Fuji X100S.
Nikon Coolpix A Key Features
- 16.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
- 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) prime lens with f/2.8 aperture
- Quick AF performance (4 frames-per-second)
- Multiple Scene Modes
- Manual controls (P,S,A,M) and ability to capture RAW/NEF image files
- Wi-Fi accessible with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Several accessories will be available for the Coolpix A including the DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder, the UR-E24 Adapter Ring for attaching lens hoods and filters, and the HN-CP18 metal Lens Hood.
Nikon’s APS-C fixed lens mirrorless camera may arrive in the next couple of weeks. Whether it is a response to the outcries over the small 1-inch sensor in its mirrorless 1 Series cameras, or simply jumping on the fixed-lens, big sensor retro bandwagon, is unknown… But the camera is rumored to be on its way. [Read more…]
Canon really missed the mark on the EOS M that was introduced last summer. The camera had the potential to be the next big thing in the mirrorless market; however, the sluggish AF system killed any chances of that.
Recent rumors point to a higher spec’d EOS M-style camera that will hopefully deliver in the autofocus department. Check out the rumored spec list below. [Read more…]
Canon gave a number of interviews during CP+ that shed some light on what may be coming from the 7D Mark II and 70D. [Read more…]
Rumored lenses include an EF-S zoom fisheye lens, as well as a new macro IS lens. As noted by CR, the EF-S 18-200mm IS lens is due for a replacement and would be a logical choice to get Canon’s new STM focus motor to play nice with video AF on entry-level DSLRs like the Canon Rebel T4i and its eventual successor.
Hasselblad has unveiled plans to launch a high-end mirrorless camera with a Sony E-mount. Dubbed the “Lunar”, the camera will sport a 24.3MP APS-C sensor and capture full HD video.
The Hasselblad Lunar appears to be a rebadged Sony NEX-7 with lots of Hasselblad fluff on the outside. The body and grip of the Lunar will feature carbon fiber, titanium, wood, leather and precious metals, including gold, to help drive up the price to around €5000 (no word yet on US pricing).
The Hasselblad Lunar should arrive in the first quarter of 2013.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
The Canon EOS C300 cinema camera recently made history when it was used to shoot “Departure Date,” the first movie almost entirely shot on airliners in flight. The 24-minute short film was shot over 9 days across 3 continents covering 28,000 miles while flying at 35,000 feet on planes carrying real passengers.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster…
Somehow though, they made it work and the film premiered at the L.A. Film Festival on June 17, 2012.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIwXGTov8DE&w=640&h=360]
More details in the full case study summary below. [Read more…]