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June 27, 2016
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Update on the Venus Tilt Shift rumor: I’ts and adapter and not a lens!

Image of the Laowa 12mm lens which will be available shortly for both A and E-mount folks.

I got an important info about the rumored new TIlt Shift lens from Venus Optics. I have been told this is not a “lens” but a “Tilt Shift adapter” you can fit on the A or E-mount Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens. The 12mm lens and the adapter project will be launched on Kickstarter soon.

UPDATE: An anonymous source (thanks!) sent me more info: “The Laowa 12/2.8 will be transformed into an E-mount 17mm F4 tilt-shift lens, with equivalent 10mm coverage, and the IQ will suffer very little as it is a specialized converter“.

Note: Just for comparison: The Canon TS-E lenses are quite expensive. But I expect the Venus adapter to be priced lower than those. Here is a video showing how the Canon TS-E lenses do work:


June 26, 2016
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Sony RX10III review by Dpreview: “best all-around bridge camera on the market”


Dpreview posted the full RX10III review:

“Compared to its peers, the RX10 III is the best all-around bridge camera on the market. The 1″-type stacked CMOS sensor offers the same (that is, very good) performance as its predecessor, while the new lens reaches from a wide angle of 24mm all the way to 600mm without any real optical compromises. The high-quality video continues to be a big draw, and barring some ongoing UI and customization concerns, ergonomic updates have made the camera more comfortable to use in the real world.”

RX10m3 store links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

P.S.: Apple reelased the digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.20 which adds support for the RX0III

June 24, 2016
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(SR5) Venus Optics will make the first E-mount Tilt Shift adapter lens!


UPDATE: it’s a TS adapter and not a TS lens as previously stated. Thanks source for clarifying this!

We all know Venus Optics for their really great Laowa 105mm STF E-mount lens. Well their next producst will be definitely a first in the E-mount range because it will be a Tilt Shift adapter lens! I have no details about pricing and specs yet.

Just for comparison: The Canon TS-E lenses are quite expensive. But I expect the Venus adapter to be priced lower than those. Here is a video showing how the Canon TS-E lenses do work:


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June 21, 2016
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Super deal: $700 off on the imported Sony A7rII with 1 year warranty!


That’s a big deal: $700 off on the Sony A7rII on eBay US (Click here). It’s a grey imported item covered with a full 1 years US seller warranty.

And BHphoto is running a deal of the day on the super fast Lexar 64GB SD card (Click here).


It’s again back in Stock: The new Sony 24-70mm GM lens is at BHphoto (Click here).



June 21, 2016
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Here is the first image of the new Hasselblad system camera with Sony sensor! (X1D-50c)

The Hasselblad X1D-50c at BHphoto, Adorama and
Hasselblad 90mm F/3.2 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and
Hasselblad 45mm F/3.5 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and

Our reader ECB and Mark (Thanks!) did just send us the images of the new Hasselblad X1D mirrorless system camera. It’s the first digital medium format camera with Sony sensor inside! It’s named “X1D-50c” because it uses the 50MP Sony 44×33 medium format sensor. And those are the first lenses:

For a short moment Hasselblad itself published the X1D medium format system camera info on their website. Google cache (Click here) still has the image gallery cached :)


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