digital cameras

Canon Mirrorless Patent

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]

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Something must be cooking with all of the “new Nikon” rumors slating cameras for late-Summer.  The most recent rumor comes from Nikon shooter Bryan Peterson, who is know by many for his great Understanding Exposure books. [click to continue…]

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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.

Canon refurbished cameras and lenses

Nikon refurbished cameras and lenses

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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.” [click to continue…]

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Ricoh Buys Pentax

by on July 1, 2011

in Pentax

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? [click to continue…]

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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).

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