Fuji X-E1 and New Lenses Available for Pre-Order

Fuji X-E1

The just-announced Fuji X-E1, XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens and XF 14mm f/2.8 R lens are now available for pre-order.  See the pre-order links below.

Sigma DP1 Merrill Priced at $999, Available this Month

Sigma DP1 Merrill

Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its DP1 Merrill compact camera, which features a 19mm f/2.8 fixed lens (28mm equivalent).  The DP1 Merrill differs from the DP1x because the DP1 Merrill includes one “F” low dispersion glass element for correcting aberrations in addition to the Foveon X3 46MP image sensor (same sensor as the Sigma SD1 Merrill).

The DP1 Merrill will be available for $999 in mid-September.  Check availability at B&H Photo.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II Available This Month

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II

Back in July, we learned that the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II was being pushed back to September. Well, it’s September now and Canon Rumors has word that retailers have started to receive their stock of the new lens.  The lenses are expected to be in retailers in North America and Europe by September 13.

The new lens was announced by Canon back in February 2012 and was slated for availability in April 2012.  The lens is expected to be widely available by October after pre-orders are filled.

[via B&H Photo & Canon Rumors]

Nikon D600 Updated Specs

Nikon D600 Rumors

All the recent leaks and rumores for the Nikon D600 are pointing to an almost certain release of the full frame DSLR prior to Photokina 2012.  That is, expect it sometime in the next couple of weeks.

Additionally, some new specs have leaked out on the D600 that add even more excitement to the upcoming full frame little brother to the D800. [Read more…]