Samsung NX Prototypes: Fun Form-Factors

Recently, Samsung gave us a look into the development of NX lenses and what the future might hold for the format of its mirrorless camera system.  Along with that look, Samsung teased us with the above image that shows off several different designs of prototype NX-system cameras and lenses.

I’m not so sure about the ergonomics the Hassy-esqe design, but it sure has a nice retro look to it.

What do you think?  What kind form-factor would be ideal for your shooting needs/wants?

[Samsung via Photo Rumors]

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM (w/ Built-in 1.4x Extender) Under Development [UPDATED]

Canon is in the process of developing a new 200-400mm f/4L IS lens that features a built-in 1.4x extender.  With the built-in extender, the lens will have a maximum focal length of 560mm.

This is great news for Canon DSLR shooters who have been clamoring for a lens equivalent to the highly-regarded Nikon 200-400mm f/4 VR lens.

While Canon has not provided a release date or pricing info for the new lens, a prototype of it will be on display at CP+ in Japan this week.

Here’s a couple of photo of the new beast-of-a-lens:

You can read more about the new lens in the official press release below. [Read more…]