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Fuji X-A3 is Now Officially AnnouncedFuji X-A3 Another big announcement for the day. The rumored Fuji X-A3 has been officially announced by the company. Also announced with it is the Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 RWR Asph lens. The press release states that the X-A3 has been designed perfectly for “self-portraits”. The rear LCD screen can tilt and turn 180 ˚... Read more »
The Canon 5D Mark IV is Officially AnnouncedOk, Canon users, this is what you’ve all been waiting for. Canon has officially announced the EOS 5D Mark IV. It thus replaces the 5D Mark III. Also launched with the Canon 5D Mark IV are the two new lenses. These being the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L... Read more »
From recent reports it appears that Tamron has filed for patenting for new 115mm f/1.4 VC prime lens deign.  Details available from the patent filing #2016-151661 seems to suggest that the lens has a focal length of 113mm and a maximum aperture of f/1.456. The lens also seem to have internal focusing elements which means... Read more »
Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D DiscontinuedThis would come as a shock to many Nikon DeFocus Control fans. It appears that the Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2D, one of the two Defocus control lenses currently being sold by Nikon, is to be discontinued. That is if you are to believe this amazon listing. However, it could just be a one of... Read more »
After months of speculation and keeping the rumor mills buzzing, the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm f/1.4E ED is finally shipping out. Amazon lists the shipping date as August 27th. B&H lists it as August 26th. Adorama has scheduled it for August 26th as well. Stjørdal Foto in Norway has recently received their delivery of the... Read more »
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens for Sony A-mount AnnouncedA new Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro lens designed for the Sony A-mount camera has been announced. Labelled as model number ‘F017’, this 90mm macro lens is capable of producing 1:1 reproduction (in other words life size reproduction) of small creepy crawlies. The maximum aperture on the lens is f/2.8 and the minimum capable... Read more »
GoPro is going to announce two new cameras shortly. These will be the HERO5 Session and the HERO5 Black. The specs have recently come online. And here they are – The HERO5 Black The HERO5 Black would be able to shoot 4K videos at 30 fps. At 2.7K the frame rate would be 60 fps.... Read more »
Why You Should Invest in a TripodThere are probably a hundred reasons why you should invest in a tripod. I am not going to detail each and every one of them. The tripod is, surprisingly, one of the most underrated tools in photography. I have seen even photographers who shoot regularly, skeptical about investing in one. They cite reasons like –... Read more »