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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.

Leica might announce three new lenses

Create: 01/13/2016 - 21:36

Leica Rumors claims that Leica will announce three M-Mount lenses on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. The site says the three lenses are:

  • Elmarit 28 ASPH
  • Summicron 28 ASPH
  • Summicron 35 ASPH

It also says the main feature is the addition of metal lens hoods.
» Read the rumor here

First photo of upcoming digital Olympus Pen F

Create: 01/13/2016 - 21:16
Digital Olympus Pen F

4/3 Rumors has posted a photo that purports to be that of the upcoming digital Olympus Pen F camera. The photo shows what probably is an electronic viewfinder and attached battery grip and a 75mm lens. The photo first appeared on digicame-info.com.
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Zeiss said to unveil 18mm lens for Sony A7 series

Create: 01/13/2016 - 19:24

Lens Rumors passes on someone else's rumor that Zeiss will announce in April an 18mm lens for the full-frame Sony A7 digital cameras. The f/2.8 lens will be part of Zeiss' Batis series.
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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 might be dropped from lineup

Create: 01/13/2016 - 18:26
Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon Rumors seems to believe that the days are numbered for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 – the smallest EOS DSLR in Canon's lineup. It doesn't give a reason beyond being told that it can't be purchased in Australia or Germany.
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Information about the upcoming Fujifilm X-Pro 2

Create: 01/12/2016 - 22:43

Fuji X Rumors says the Fujifilm X-Pro 2 will be released Jan. 15, 2016. The electronic viewfinder supposedly has a refresh rate of 85 frames per second that can only be used in High Performance mode.
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Sony: A99 successor – useless news

Create: 01/12/2016 - 18:25

The most useless post of the day is this one. Sony Rumors reports that Sony says the A99 successor will be "worth the wait." Every camera maker promises that.
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Olympus: Digital Pen F moving forward

Create: 01/12/2016 - 18:15

4/3 Rumor said it has received information from a "trusted source" that Olympus will announce on Jan. 27 a digital version of its half-frame film camera, the Pen F. Allegedly, the camera will have a 20-MP sensor and come in a two-lens package that includes the 14-40mm kit lens and the 17mm prime lens.
» Read the rumor here

Canon: RAW 4K frame grabs

Create: 01/12/2016 - 18:10

Canon Rumors is citing "an unknown" source in saying that Canon is working on allowing photographers to extract 4K RAW single frames from video files.
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Nikon: New Coolpix cameras coming

Create: 01/12/2016 - 18:07

Nikon Rumors reports that Nikon will release at least three new Coolpix models. They appear to be simple point and shoot models with no advanced features.
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We shouldn't expect any more Zeiss rumors from Zeiss Rumors

Create: 12/21/2015 - 22:28

ZeissRumors.com hasn't been updated since 2013, although the site owner did post a note informing his followers that he wasn't able to update the site for personal reasons. However, he did post a couple of more items before going silent. Current ownership of the domain name expires Aug. 6, 2016.