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Rather than browse from site to site, PhotographyToday.net has done the work for you and offers the latest nuggets. Keep in mind that most of these items are based on unsubstantiated claims made by unnamed sources. PhotographyToday.net takes no responsibility for the veracity of the content.

Two Sony G Master telephotos on the way

Create: 06/25/2017 - 11:22

Lens Rumor says that Sony will release two full-frame G Master telephoto lenses: 135mm and 400mm. The site, citing another rumor, says the 135mm could be a f/1.8 lens while the other lens is expected to be f/2.8.
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Photo of Canon EOS Rebel SL2 leaked

Create: 06/25/2017 - 11:17

Canon Rumors has posted a photo of what it says is the upcoming Canon EOS Rebel SL2. Not surprisingly, the new model looks like the older model that it will replace. The new camera will have a 24.2-MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD and will weigh about one pound. Canon reportedly will unveil the SL2 and 6D Mark II on June 29.

Bodies and lenses from Olympus, Panasonic this year

Create: 06/15/2017 - 20:36

43 Rumors says there will be only a couple of more announcements this year. New bodies are expected from both companies with the Olympus E-M10 Mark III and an unnamed body from Panasonic. The site says to expect Olympus lenses announced in  the second half of 2017 a Leica-branded 50-200mm zoom between August and October.
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What does Nikon have waiting in the wings?

Create: 06/15/2017 - 20:34

Nikon Rumors lays out what it believes Nikon will announce this year. The Nikon D810 will be announced this summer, and there will be two more Nikkor lenses. In addition, the Coolpix P900 will be replaced. Finally, a new Nikon mirrorless system will be announced late 2017 or early 2018.
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New version of Fujifilm 18mm promised

Create: 06/15/2017 - 20:32

Fuji Rumors says that Fujifilm is working on a new version of its 18mm lens for the X-Series and not slapping a new product ID onto an existing lens as it moves some production to the Philippines. The site said its own poll showed this focal length to be popular, which it said is reason enough to produce it.

Sigma working on full-frame FE lenses for Sony E-mount cameras

Create: 06/01/2017 - 18:54

Sony Alpha Rumors has been told by a “trusted source” that Sigma is working on its first full-frame E-mount lenses. The lenses, the site says, could be a high-speed 35mm lens, while the second lens might be a zoom.
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Nikon to announce fisheye zoom

Create: 06/01/2017 - 18:53

Nikon Rumors points to a Twiitter in saying that Nikon will soon announce the Nikkok AF-S f/3.5-4.5 8-15mm E ED fisheye zoom lens. The site says it is one of three lenses that will be announced, as well as possibly a Coolpix point-and-shoot camera.
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Canon EOS 6D and Rebel SL2 to be announced simultaneously

Create: 06/01/2017 - 18:52

Canon Rumors says it’s been told that two SLRs – the Canon EOS 6D and Rebel SL2 – will be announced on the same day. The site said there is a chance that Canon might announce an EF f/.4 85mm L lens. As far as the body, the site has little information, aside from a taller body and new battery grip.
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Olympus OM-D EM-10 III to get 4K video

Create: 06/01/2017 - 18:50

43Rumors.com says the Olympus OM-D EM-10 Mark III will be able to record 4K video but didn’t provide much other information. The site says the new body is expected to be announced within the next eight weeks.
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Another site claims that the Fujifilm X100T has been discontinued

Create: 04/23/2017 - 23:11

Photo Rumors says the Fujfilm X100T has been discontinued. This has been mentioned before by other rumor sites, and this site bases it on the fact that it’s listed as discontinued by B&H Photo, a New York City retailer. In January, Fujifilm announced the successor model, the X100F.
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