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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.

Upcoming Fujfilm X-E3’s new features include Bluetooth, site says

Create: 07/15/2017 - 20:09

Fuji Rumors is making a big deal that the upcoming Fujifilm X-E3 mirrorless camera will have several new features, and one of them is Bluetooth connectivity. The site also dismissed beliefs/hopes that the camera will have body image stabilization.
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Olympus to announce two Zuiko PRO lenses

Create: 06/28/2017 - 22:23

43 Rumors says Olympus will announce two Zuiko PRO lenses before the end of the year. The site provided no other information other than a “trusted source” said one of the lenses would be an f/1.2 prime lens.
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Japan wants to keep Nikon a Japanese company

Create: 06/28/2017 - 22:20

Fuji Rumors says a reader translated a Japanese-language article that says the Japanese government wants to keep Nikon out of the hands of Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean investors and would welcome Fujifilm taking a stake in Nikon. Fujifilm apparently is still sore about Canon using “underhanded tactics” in outbidding it for Toshiba Medical. The site is asking for someone else to translate the article to see if the original translation is correct.

Lexar shutdown ‘terrifies’ rumor site's admin

Create: 06/28/2017 - 22:17

Nikon Rumors is lamenting the fact that Micron Technology has withdrawn from the memory card business. Micron made Lexar memory cards, and it was one of two makers of XQD cards that are used in Nikon’s D5 and D500 bodies. The site say this leaves Sony as the sole maker of these cards, and the site admin finds this terrifying. Apparently, the site admin doesn’t spend much time in the real world.

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.

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