The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony is buying up a healthy share of Olympus stock, furthering on their previous announcement that the two companies would share tech and co-produce product. This is a huge, bold move that makes real Sony’s promise to continue to build their camera division. Sony, I am impressed. You’re on your way to making me a believer. [more]
Lunch time here at work which means it’s time to set the stylus down and lurk Facebook. Once upon a time I would have been saying “time to lurk Myspace,” and it looks like that time could be coming back. Myspace is rebuilding itself from the ground up, and it honestly looks stunning.
With just under a week left for our Blackmagic Cinema Camera giveaway here at Fstoppers, we figured this would be a great opportunity to show you how impressive this camera is in comparison to the Canon 5D Mark III. This video, produced by One River Media, really shows how well the Blackmagic performs in every aspect. With 13 stops of dynamic range along with many of its other features, the difference is quite apparent in this video. [more]
The Canon EOS-3D X has rumored for a long time, there are more new rumors about this big megapixel EOS.
This EOS-3D X will use a 46.1 MP sensor.
Rumors said this Canon EOS-3D will be previewed at PhotoPlus 2012 in New York City between October 24 – October 27, 2012. [more]
In addition to working on several advancements to their product line, Pentax has announced and shown the prototype model of a 360 degree camera allowing the creation of 360 degree panoramas at the simple push of a button. [more]
Fuji has a new project under its sleeves: a full-frame mirrorless camera. While we haven’t seen anything concrete, the wording from an earlier interview seems to say it all. [more]
Lexar just announced the industry’s first 256GB SD card — and it’s not slow, either. While some might see this as overkill, there are certainly many project-related uses in which one might need to be able to store large amounts of photo or video information without clearing the card in between. [more]
This recent cover of Vogue Hommes International, featuring none other than Stephanie Seymour, is under fire. Women’s Right Advocacy groups and critics have accused Vogue of glorifying and portraying ‘domestic violence’ on the cover. [more]
Zeiss has announced the impending release of a new line of full frame DSLR lenses for Canon and Nikon. They will be a family of lenses independent of the current ZE and ZF.2 lenses. At the moment, they are focusing on the development of prime lenses for release in fall of 2013. [more]
Many 7D users never thought they would be able to run Magic Lantern on their cameras like their friends did with their other Canon cameras. It was thought that the firmware of the camera was just impossible to crack. Then yesterday the magic lantern team said they had made the first successful patch of the 7D.
We’ve heard unfortunate news that photographer, Peter Alexander, has died this past weekend during a Fashion Week party. It happened on Friday, September 14th, when Peter and his unnamed friend fell out of a 3rd story window. This incident occurred in Shoreditch, an area of Eastern London. Unfortunately, Peter did not make it. The friend, who was also a model in the industry, is currently in stable condition at the hospital. [more]
Lensbaby has released a new member to the selective focus family: the Spark. A manual pull focus lens, the Spark joins the Composer, Scout, and Control Freak lenses that have become popular with portrait photographers around the world. So what’s special about the Spark? Let’s take a look. [more]
Rather playfully, Hasselblad’s press release this morning stated “Hasselblad Plans Lunar Launch,” which obviously did not make me instantly think “camera.” And I don’t think any of us would put a real lunar launch out of the realm of possibility for Hasselblad. But the truth is, Hasselblad has revealed plans for a new mirrorless camera called the Lunar that has plans for a 2013 release. [more]