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Konost site update promises to provide more information soon

Create: 12/19/2016 - 17:56
Konost website

After being silent for more than a year, Konost has posted a brief update on its site.

The three-sentence announcement doesn’t provide any information on the status of its project. Konost said it will overhaul its site and provide an update.

Konost made a good-sized plash two years ago among digital photographers when it announced that it was developing a full-frame digital rangefinder camera.

Fujifilm X-A10 helps photography enthusiasts dip a toe into the X-series waters

Create: 12/03/2016 - 12:14
Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm’s newest X-series camera, the X-A10, aims at the lower end of the market, hoping to appeal to inexperienced photographers who are looking for a camera that will record take photos but without having to contend with an array of features and buttons.

This is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, and it can accept any of Fujifilm’s X-series lenses.

Kickstarter-funded 'Book of Pinhole' celebrates the simplicty of the photographic genre

Create: 12/02/2016 - 23:02
f/D Book of Pinhole

Pinhole is photography in its most basic sense. No lens. No shutter. Just a tiny hole and film – and today, a digital sensor.

A new Kickstarter project aims to publish a book that celebrates pinhole photography.

f/D Book of Pinhole contains the works of photographers who responded to a “call for entries” earlier this year through the f/D website (http://www.fslashd.com), which focuses solely on pinhole photography.

Past meets the present with InstantFlex TL70 twin-lens camera

Create: 11/22/2016 - 17:02
InstantFlex 70

Instant-print cameras for the most part have been visually different from film and digital cameras.

Instant photography takes a step backward with the InstantFlex TL70 2.0, and that’s a good thing. The InstantFlex combines a classic approach to photography Fujifilm’s Instax instant-print film.

The new camera is available through Photojojo, a purveyor of fun and sometimes quirky photographic products.

Nikon D5600 adds two features but might not be coming to the U.S., Canada

Create: 11/13/2016 - 14:09
Nikon D5600

Update: Nikon announced on Jan. 4, 2017, at the CES 2017 show that the D5600 will be available in the U.S. and Canada.

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Nikon’s latest mid-range DSLR, the D5600, is an incremental improvement over the D5500.

At this moment, it’s not clear if this model will be available in the U.S. or Canada, as it’s not listed on the product offerings of either the Nikon USA or Nikon Canada sites.

Goodbye, Leica T. Hello, Leica TL

Create: 11/11/2016 - 19:15
Leica TL

Sometimes, old is new again, and that appears to be the case with the Leica TL.

Leica has closed the curtain on its mirrorless T system and raised it on the TL.

A comparison of the specs shows almost no difference between the two models, including identical weight and dimensions.

Likewise, the six T system lenses are being rebranded “TL” and appear to be unchanged. Two of the lenses are available with either black or silver barrels, while the rest are black only.

Leica reaches back to the 1950s for its latest lens: 28mm Summaron-M

Create: 10/31/2016 - 18:10
Leica 28mm Summaron-M

Reviving old lenses has been very popular, and now Leica has joined in, bringing back the Summaron from the 1950s.

Initially offered as an optic for its screw-mount bodies (often referred to by classic camera ownera s LTM – Leica Thread Mount), the 28mm Summaron will again be available for a new generation of photographers.

New Nikkor PC 19mm and 70-200mm zoom arrive for full-frame bodies

Create: 10/21/2016 - 23:17
Nikkor PC19mm and 709-200mm zoom

Nikon has added two pro-level lenses that will cater to two different types of photography.

The AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR and PC 19mm f/4E ED are intended for Nikon’s full-frame FX cameras, although they also can be used with the company’s APS-C bodies. Both are Nikkor lenses, which signify that they are made to stand up to the physical demands of professional photographers.

Both lenses are priced accordingly and are expected to be available in November 2016.

New Y1 M1 hopes to find its place in photography

Create: 10/16/2016 - 22:17
Y1 M1 digital camera

While the established Japanese companies garner the most attention in the digital camera arena, a little known Chinese company hopes to make a name for itself.

Yi Technology, also known as Xiaoyi in China, releases the Y1 M1 digital camera today (Oct. 17, 2016).

If you don’t know much about this camera, it’s OK. You aren’t alone.

The Y1 M1 is a Micro Four Thirds camera, with strong specifications.

Fujifilm has microsite for upcoming GFX digital medium-format system

Create: 10/14/2016 - 09:58
Fujifilm GFX digital medium-format system

For those interested in the upcoming Fujifilm GFX digital medium-format camera, Fujifilm has created a microsite (http://fujifilm-x.com/en/gfx/) for the system.

The Fujifilm GFX 50S will use a 51.4-MP G Format CMOS sensor that is 43.8 x 32.9mm. The photographer will be able to switch to different aspect ratios, including a panoramic 6:17. It is a mirrorless camera.

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