Monthly Archives: September 2008

Leica Unveils S2 Medium Format-ish DSLR

September 22, 2008
Leica Unveils S2 Medium Format-ish DSLR

After a triple whammy of camera announcements last week, Leica AG dropped the proverbial bomb at Photokina 2008. Dr. Kaufmann unveiled their latest creation: the Leica S2 Professional Digital SLR. This beast not only propels Leica into the world of Autofocusing Digital SLRs (which they were sorely deficient in for years), but also places...
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Olympus Unveils Prototype Micro-4/3 Camera

September 22, 2008
Olympus Unveils Prototype Micro-4/3 Camera

Olympus Imaging Corporation (President: Masaharu Okubo) today announced that it has begun development of an interchangeable lens type digital camera based on the “Micro Four Thirds System.” Development of the camera will bring dramatic reductions in size and weight to the Olympus E-System, and will comply with the new Micro Four Thirds System standard...
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Leica Updates M8 Firmware

September 20, 2008
Leica Updates M8 Firmware

I was cruising through the newly revamped Leica website trawling for info on the last big announcement they are saving for Photokina when I came upon this little nugget: Leica has updated the M8 Classic firmware to v2.0 which adds the following features to the original Leica digital rangefinder: * Auto ISO – The...
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Zeiss Lens Frenzy for Photokina 2008

September 17, 2008
Zeiss Lens Frenzy for Photokina 2008

Carl Zeiss AG of Oberkochen/Germany have released a slew of lens announcements for Photokina 2008. A new SLR mount, dubbed ZE, premiered allowing Zeiss optics to be used on Canon EF mount cameras. The first lenses in this series are: * Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE 579 euros (incl. 19% German VAT) * Planar T*...
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Leica Unveils M8.2

September 14, 2008
Leica Unveils M8.2

Evolution of the LEICA M8 digital rangefinder camera * New metal blade focal plane shutter * Ultra scratch-resistant sapphire crystal as coverglass * New snapshot mode * Quick override setting * Leica dot and accessory also in black * Robust “vulcanite“ finish * New compact charger The new LEICA M8.2 is a significant development...
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