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September 2012 Blog

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Game-Changing Cameras, Lenses and Accessories Announced at Photokina 2012
Photokina 2012 Report

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, September 20, 2012

Wi-Fi, 35mm sensors, interesting product mash-ups, and more dominated the biennial festival of photographic art, commerce, and gear this week at Photokina in Cologne, Germany....  > Read more

Tags: canon,  Fujifilm,  Olympus,  Panasonic,  Leica,  pentax,  sigma,  lexar,  x-rite,  sony,  Think Tank,  Tamron,  Lensbaby,  Zeiss,  Voigtlander,  Datacolor,  Impossible Project,  Sekonic,  Ilford,  Induro,  Tenba 

Hasselblad Lunar, Mirrorless Compact Digital Camera with APS Sensor, Set to Launch
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, September 19, 2012

Hasselblad surprised the photo industry at Photokina by joining the Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact camera movement by showing a pre-production version of the luxurious Lunar, which features a 24MP APS sensor....  > Read more

Tags: sony,  hasselblad,  system compact,  APS,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact 

Lensbaby Spark Gets Back to Basics
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, September 19, 2012

Lensbaby is seeking to turn on a new generation to its innovative line of lenses, and has just launched Spark, a bare-bones optic for Nikon and Canon DSLRs that hearkens back to the company’s first product....  > Read more

Tags: canon,  DSLR,  lenses,  Lensbaby 

Leica refreshes its compact cameras V-Lux 40, D-Lux 6
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, September 19, 2012

Leica unleashed a surprisingly large flood of new products at Photokina, including three compact digital cameras for both starters and enthusiasts....  > Read more

Tags: Leica,  superzoom,  compact digital camera,  Leica D-Lux 6 

Panasonic Lumix GH3: Rugged New Flagship Camera Aimed at Professional Photographers
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, September 19, 2012

With the introduction of the ruggedized GH3, Panasonic pushed its top-line model higher, and has entered the competition for the attention of professional photographers. ...  > Read more

Tags: Panasonic,  weather-resistant,  micro four thirds,  dustproof,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Panasonic GH3 

Fujifilm XF1 retro pocket camera announced, plus new Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, September 19, 2012

Fujifilm has announced an eye-catching, retro-design posh compact digital camera, the XF1, and a new instant camera, the Instax Mini 8....  > Read more

Tags: Fujifilm,  pocket-sized,  posh,  compact digital camera,  Fuji 

Carl Zeiss Unveils Compact 135mm and 55mm Prime Lenses
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Fred Singer, September 19, 2012

Carl Zeiss announces 135mm and 55mm prime manual-focus lenses, and talks about models now in development....  > Read more
Leica M and M-E Rangefinder Cameras Launched
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, September 19, 2012

To the surprise of nobody, Leica announced a follow up to its tour de force M9 . But to the surprise of many, Leica introduced not one, but TWO new M-series rangefinder cameras this week at Photokina....  > Read more

Tags: digital camera,  Leica,  rangefinder,  Leica M Monochrom,  35mm sensor,  Leica M,  Leica M-E 

Canon EOS 6D DSLR Boasts 20MP Full-Frame Sensor, Wi-Fi and GPS-First Look
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, September 18, 2012

Canon at Photokina announced a new class of EOS DSLR, the 6D, which Canon describes as an affordably-priced full-frame DSLR designed for professional photographers and enthusiasts....  > Read more

Tags: canon,  DSLR,  Canon 6D 

Olympus Revamps Digital Pen Lineup Plus New Flagship Compact
Photokina 2012

Blog The ALC Blog - by Mason Resnick, September 18, 2012

Olympus announced two next-generation Digital Pen series cameras with a “Smartphone App,” expanded its lineup of Pen lenses, and unveiled a high-quality compact digital camera under the Olympus Stylus brand....  > Read more

Tags: Olympus,  macro,  compact digital camera,  micro four thirds,  system compact,  lens,  MILC Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Compact,  MILC,  Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Compact,  Olympus Pen Mini,  olympus pen,  Olympus OM-D,  Olympus Stylus 

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