Samsung is ready to launch five new NX lenses this year. They include a 18-200mm multi-purpose telephoto zoom, a 16mm ultra wide pancake, a 60mm macro, a 85mm ultra bright portrait and a 16-80mm standard zoom. These lenses are compatible with Samsung’s unique i-Function system. Here is the full list:
18-200mm F3.5-6.3 ED OIS (May 2011)
16mm F2.4 (July 2011)
60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA (August 2011)
85mm F1.4 ED SSA (October 2011)
16-80mm F3.5-4.5 OIS (December 2011)
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Amazon has started selling the new Nikon Coolpix P500 super zoom digital camera for $399 a pop. The Nikon P500 is perfect for capturing distant objects and bringing them closer, such as in sports or wildlife photography. As a successor to the famous Nikon Coolpix P100, the new Nikon P500 has a 12.2-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, a 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor, an impressive 36x zoom range and Full 1080p HD movies. [Amazon]
Fantasea Line is proud to introduce the Fujifilm 3D W3 Camera and Housing Set that consists of the Fujifilm 3D W3 digital camera and the Recsea WHF-3D W3 housing. Made of Acrylic Polycarbonate POM, the Recsea WHF-3D W3 housing provides the photographer with a fun and creative 3D photography and videography experience. The case measures 150mm x 61mm x 96mm. In case you didn’t know, the Fujifilm 3D W3 features two 10-megapixel sensors and two Fujinon 3x optical zoom lenses, allowing you to capture high-definition, high-resolution images and movies in 3D effortlessly, just by selecting 3D Auto. The Fujifilm 3D W3 Camera and Housing Set is priced at US$1,099.95. [PhotographyBLOG]
Photogenic has finally unveiled a new model for its PL-series monolights. The Photogenic PL625DR provides a 6-stop output ranging from 7.8Ws up to 250Ws. The new monolight has a t.5 flash duration of 1/2000s at full power. What’s more, the PL625DR’s Guide Number is 130 at full power with the PL7R reflector. The Photogenic PL625DR also comes equipped with a built-in PocketWizard receiver and is compatible with Photogenic’s PLIRC-2 Infrared Remote Control & PLICB-1 Multi Unit Control Center. Additional features include an auto flash dump, an optical slave cell, a fan cooling, a built-in surge protection and a dimmable modeling light. Sadly, there is no info on pricing at this moment. [Photography Bay]
AgfaPhoto today introduced the AgfaPhoto OPTIMA 3, which has been influenced by the design of the legendary Agfamatic. Available in silver or black, the camera features an 8x optical wide-angle lens (28mm equivalent to 35mm cameras), an HD video recording function, an optical image stabilizer and numerous practical scene modes. The AgfaPhoto OPTIMA 3 is currently available for 199 Euros or around US$ (incl. VAT). [dcviews]
Ricoh has rolled out the firmware update version 1.13 for its GXR camera body and interchangeable modules. The firmware version 1.13 includes the following updates and bug fixes:
1. In [A] mode, with configured AE lock and AE bracket; the shutter speed recorded in the captured image may be different from the actual shutter speed.
2. Corrects the phenomenon when an Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera and it turns on the power, it will take time to start up, or the camera will not start.
3. Only with Simplified Chinese (language setting in the camera): When you adjust exposure, a number shown in the right side of the exposure compensation slider in the screen may not show a proper number.
4. When using the GXR camera unit with the GR LENS A12 28mm F2.5 module, pressing down the Macro button causes the focus ring movement to become faster.
You can download the firmware software here. [Ricoh]