Schneider-Kreuznach to Make Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Schneider-Kreuznach has announced that it will develop lenses compatible with the Micro Four Thirds system (e.g., Panasonic GH2, Olympus E-PL2, etc.).  No word on when the first batch of lenses for these cameras will be announced or what the prices might be, but one would expect that we’ll see something (at least a concept) by CliQ 2011.

Year-End Camera Deals at Amazon.com

Amazon is serving up several year-end deals on a number of products – including cameras and photography gear.

Lots more deals can be found on Amazon’s dedicated page for year-end camera deals.

New Canon EF 1.4x and 2x Teleconverter Availability


The new “version III” 1.4x and 2x Canon teleconverters, which were announced back in August, should be available very soon.  B&H Photo has them available for pre-order, which is synonymous with “they should be in stock any day now.”

Check availability on their respective product pages below.

Canon EF 1.4x III Teleconverter at B&H

Canon EF 2x III Teleconverter at B&H

Cyber Week Continues with Deals on Tokina Lenses, Benro Tripod & More

Amazon is pushing well past Cyber Monday with a whole week of deals on a variety of products.  Just browsing through today’s “Lightning Deals” – it’s serving up deals on the Tokina 16.5-135mm lens in Canon and Nikon mounts (starting at 9:20AM ET), a Benro tripod and monopod, with more to be revealed throughout the day.

If you aren’t familiar with Lightning Deals, they are limited availability products that are reduced in price (sometimes significantly) for only a short period of time (usually 1-4 hours if the stock lasts that long).  You can check them out on Amazon’s Cyber Week page and you’ll get a feel for how the deal system works.