Tomorrow, January 8th, marks the start of the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is one of the largest trade shows in the US. The show will be on in Las Vegas through the 11th and you can read more about it on cesweb.org, the official event web site.
Although the photo industry is not the focus of this show, major camera manifacturers including Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, and Samsung have all announced new products (mostly compact digital cameras) and will be exhibiting their latest offerings at the show.
Schneider-Kreuznach of Bad Kreuznach, Germany today announced that they will be unveiling a new lens made specifically for the Micro Four Thirds format. S-K had previously announced their formal joining to Micro Four Thirds Consortium, and the Super Angulon 2.0/14 is the first of several lenses the have planned for m4/3.
Do you know what this lens is? Do you have an idea? No cheating! (I know, I gave it away in the title)
You should probably be able to tell from the clean machining and the simplicity of the lines that this is a Carl Zeiss lens. And as fans of ultrawide can tell you, having Zeiss pop out a 15mm lens is good news!! And it's not a wimpy f/4 lens, it's a bona fide f/2.8!
This lens should present some really interesting changes to super wide angle photography, with anticipated lower degrees of distortion than other lenses in this class, leading to what Zeiss calls "naturally proportioned photographs." Since distortion is a big turnoff for some 'togs, this ought to be fun!
More after the jump! Read on!
In a discontinuation notice dated March 1st, 2012, Kodak have announced the discontinuation of the manufacture of Professional Ektachrome 100G, Professional Ektachrome 100VS and Professional Elite Chrome Extra Color 100 films.
According to the notice, Kodak Professional colour negative films and black & white films remain in production.
If you are a camera enthusiast, as we all are, 2012 has been an exciting year so far. With the general global economic downturn, camera manufacturers have been pulling out all the stops to increase market share and improve profitability. The bottom-line is that we, the photographers, benefit by having a wider choice of feature-rich equipment at ever-keener prices.
Here's a brief summary of some of the more important releases: