People like taking photos. And they apparently like using Nikon cameras to shoot those photos. At least that’s what it seems like when looking at Nikon’s 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 (April 1 – June 30, 2011) results. [Read more...]
A week or two ago, Canon USA had refurbished Canon 5D Mark II’s for $1999. They sold out pretty quick.
There are also a number of refurbished Speedlites and lenses available direct from Canon USA.
Below you will find this week’s firmware updates. Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [Read more...]
Things are definitely heating up for Nikon’s upcoming DSLRs. The latest word is that 2 new FX-format cameras will be here by the end of August. [Read more...]
The Canon mirrorless camera rumors continue to swirl with a Japanese patent from Canon. The patent appears to call for a lens adapter between a Canon mirrorless camera body and existing EF lenses. The lens adapter seems to communicate aperture control between the two. No word on focus control though.
[via Photo Rumors]
Adorama has a fresh stock of refurbished Canon and Nikon gear. Some deals are better than others, like the Canon 70-300mm IS lens that’s a full $100 lower than the new lens runs. Check out the links below for the complete listings.
Hasselblad was recently acquired by a Swiss and German private equity group. Interestingly, in the press release announcing the acquisition, Hasselblad’s Chairman and CEO said the company would continue its high-end medium format production but would also focus on “exploiting the potential we see in brand new markets.” [Read more...]
Hoya has announced that it will be selling Pentax’s camera business to Ricoh. The deal should take effect on October 1, 2011 and is reported to be a $124 million selling price.
Interestingly, Ricoh has a history with the Pentax K-mount. My first SLR was a Ricoh KR-Super II (shown above), which is a K-mount camera that was basically a Pentax K1000 knockoff. Who knew that a couple of decades later Ricoh would acquire the K-mount system for its own? [Read more...]
B&H notified me earlier today that it has a number of refurbished Canon and Nikon lenses, flashes and cameras in stock. There is quite a range of pro and consumer lenses and cameras available.
Find the refurbished Canon gear here (currently 46 items).
Find the refurbished Nikon gear here (currently 141 items).