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Leica to announce 75mm Noctilux in 2017

Create: 04/23/2017 - 23:09

Leica Rumors cites a Japanese news report that says Leica will announce an f/1.2 75mm Noctilux later this year. The Noctilux is Leica’s high-speed lens that so far has only been available in the M mount, having its roots as a lens for its film rangefinders.
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Olympus to announce OM-D E-M Mark III in 2017

Create: 04/05/2017 - 05:55

43 Rumors says that Olympus will announce a successor to the OM-D E-MII this year. The site didn’t have any information regarding specifications or when it might be released.
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Sony might announce more RX cameras, full-frame E-mount bodies

Create: 03/26/2017 - 21:28

Sony Alpha Rumors cites a report out of Japan that Sony has registered two cameras. The site claims that one of the camera is a new full-frame E-mount body that can shoot 20 frames per second and will have improved autofocus. The other, the site guesses, could be a fixed-lens camera and possibly part of Sony’s RX series.
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Next Nikon lens could be ultrawide or fisheye

Create: 03/26/2017 - 21:19

Nikon Rumors says Nikon is expected to add five Nikkor lenses in 2017, and the next to be announced could be either an ultrawide-angle zoom or a fisheye. There was no date for when the announcement could be made
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Panasonic to realign money-losing photography division

Create: 03/26/2017 - 21:18

43 Rumors says a Nikkei report says Panasonic will break up and realign six of its money-losing divisions, including digital photography. Those divisions will be “scaled back” and be reassigned to the remaining divisions. The number of personnel will be reduced.
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Canon EF-S M 35mm lens to be announced

Create: 03/19/2017 - 07:49

Canon Rumors says that Canon will announce the EF-S M STM 35mm lens in the first week of April. The site says it doesn’t know what the “M” in the name signifies, although it speculates that it might be a lens with a built-in LED macro light, similar to the same lens that is available for Canon’s mirrorless system.
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Canon to release EOS Rebel SL2 in 2017

Create: 03/01/2017 - 23:03

Canon Rumors said it’s been told that the Canon EOS Rebel SL2, the successor to the SL1, will be announced after the EOS Rebel T7i begins shipping in late March 2017. The site had no information about specifications.
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Canon EOS 6D II still coming, site insists

Create: 03/01/2017 - 23:02

Canon Rumors says the Canon EOS 6D Mark II will be announced late in the second quarter, although its price isn’t known. The site predicts a 24-28-MP CMOS full-frame sensor, Dual Pixel AF focus system with 45 autofocus points, 4K video and dual memory card slots.
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