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More f/1.2 lenses coming from Olympus

Create: 08/22/2016 - 23:07

43 Rumors reports that Olympus will announce two f/1.2 prime lenses before the end of the year. The pair will be half of the four lenses that the site says will be announced. According to the site, the lenses are f/4.0 12-100mm, f/1.2 25 mm, f/3.5 30mm macro and an unknown f/1.2 optic.
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There might be a new Canon EOS M body, after all

Create: 08/22/2016 - 19:36

In the world of rumors, anything goes, as evidenced by a Canon Rumors post that claims Canon will announce a new body for its mirrorless M system. That contradicts a rumor posted by Mirrorless Rumors that said there would be no such product announcement. Canon Rumors says the new body will be called “M5,” will have an APS-C sensor, will be announced late 2016 and could be accompanied by a new 18-55mm kit lens. The new body will look like the previous bodies.

No new Canon mirrorless body coming

Create: 08/17/2016 - 22:49

In a post titled, “Now we now it …,” Mirrorless Rumors says that Canon won’t announce any additional gear for its mirrorless EOS M system. The post shows a photo of a full-frame mirrorless body. The photo was created by someone not affiliated with Canon.
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Canon to announce new models, accessories soon

Create: 08/17/2016 - 22:47

Canon Rumors said it has confirmed its own rumors that Canon will soon announce two new bodies – the 5D Mark IV and 7D Mark II, and two new “L” lenses – 24-105mm and 16-35mm, as well as some accessories for the new bodies.
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Panasonic to reveal entry-level Micro Four Thirds body

Create: 08/17/2016 - 22:45

43 Rumors says that Panasonic will announce an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera on Aug. 22. Trusted sources told the site the camera’s model name will include “G8” and a number that will change depending on the region of sale.
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Nikon D3000 replacement to have improved ‘Guide mode'

Create: 08/11/2016 - 18:26

Nikon Rumors says the D3000 successor, which it says will be called D3400, will have a 24.2-MP sensor, Snapbridge connectivity and improvements to the “Guide,” which shows photographers how to take better photographs. The site says the new camera will be announced before the Photokina show in September.
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Panasonic said to announce two cameras by end of August

Create: 08/11/2016 - 18:23

43 Rumors claims that it’s been told that Panasonic will announce two cameras by the end of August 2016. According to the site, the first model will be an entry-level Micro Four Thirds model, while the second is unknown, although the site guesses it might be a replacement for the LX100.
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Olympus E-M1 Mark II to have speedy sensor

Create: 08/11/2016 - 18:22

43 Rumors says it’s been told that the upcoming Olympus E-M1 Mark II will have a Sony-produced imaging sensor that is “twice as fast” as that in the Olympus Pen-F. The site claims the camera will be announced Sept. 19 and will have 4K video, dual SD card slots, improved autofocus and a high-reslution electronic viewfinder.
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Latest Canon 5D Mark IV rumor: 30-MP sensor

Create: 07/31/2016 - 23:03

Canon Rumors says that the upcoming Canon 5D Mark IV will carry a 30-MP CMOS sensor, which would be a sharp jump upward from the 22.3-MP CMOS sensor of the Mark III model. The site says the information comes from a "retail source."
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