Sigma Interview about the DP Quattro. New fw update for the Samsung NX300.

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Let me catch up with some mirrorless related news:

1) The team from Akihabaranews interviewed Sigma manager about the DP Quattro (video on top)

2) Samsung issued a new fw update for the NX300 (download here).

3) Short Sony 24-70mm test at Leica Boss.

4) Zeiss Touit hands-on by ePhotozine.

5) Leica X Silver eidtion launched (Photographyblog).

 

 

– NEX-6 sells for 818 Euro in Europe (via Dealsrunner).

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T&T Camera Wrist Straps

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Hello All!  As a fan and reader of Mirrorless rumors since its inception, I’m excited to be writing my first guest post here.  Some of you may be familiar with me, having done some reviews and tutorials over on my blog, but for those I’ve yet to connect with, my name is Tyson and I love photography.  This love of photography and photographic gear has seen my day job merge with my moonlighting job as a photographer and blogger with the building of my new wrist straps.  

 

I’ve been building, and shooting with my own wrist straps for about a year now and have fine tuned the process.  I use high performance, yachting rope and nautical rope splicing techniques to build what I think might be the strongest wrist straps out there.  While I’m going to stop short of saying they’re indestructible (they’re not) I can say that they are capable of supporting well over 200 lbs, and if you venture over to my blog you can see self depricating and hopefully entertainingly comical video proof.

 

I’ve got these priced at $30usd delivered within the US, $36 to Canada and Mexico.  They’re also available for £25 in the UK or €30 in the EU through my friend Tommaso in Italy.  

For more info and ordering, you can visit my T&T Wrist Strap page HERE over on the blog.

 

Thanks for reading and happy shooting!

Cheers,

Tyson

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Canon says DSLR are still superior to Mirrorless cameras.

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In an interview with the Dpreview team Canon explained why they don’t bet high on mirrorless:

DSLRs can capture the moment better than mirrorless, because you’re viewing directly, not through an LCD.

Another reason is:

In the US, in terms of total number of cameras sold, mirrorless cameras account for less than 20%.

But Canon “will continue to produce new mirrorless cameras and although our competitors in this field are very strong, we hope we won’t be beaten by them.

Well these are the official answers from Canon. But I do believe they know that if they would go serious with Mirrorless they would have two negative side-effect:

1) They would compete against their own DSLR cameras. Not a smart move seen that they are the king of the market.

2) They would have to publicly the Mirrorless cameras and this would bring attention to a market segment where the competition is very strong.

My two cent: Canon (and Nikon) will only make a serious mirrorless system camera if Sony-Fuji-MFT will start to erode their DSLR market. That’s it.

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To be announced soon: collapsible Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR zoom?

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Within March Nikon will announce the new Nikon 1 V3 camera. And according to a new rumor by Nikonrumors there will be a new collapsible Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR zoom too!

Nice lens, but the real question is, when will Nikon launch a more advanced larger sensor mirrorless system? Time to grow up :)

 

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SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD (In Stock) + X-T1 Combo Initial Impression

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Hello Everyone,

If you are waiting to purchase the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Memory Card, I wanted to share the news that it is actually available for purchase directly from SanDisk and as of the posting of this article it is in-stock (albeit at a higher price than B&H’s preorder.)

The SanDisk store link is here.

Mine came in just in time last week along with the Fujifilm X-T1.  And I have to say kudos to the engineering gods at Mt.Fujifilm for bestowing upon us mortals the compatibility of their X-T1 to this next gen SD card.  It makes total sense…Nikon take notice. (XQD? What?) ;)

You can read on my initial impression of the combo on my blog.  I’d say it’s a “match made in heaven.” :)

I went to Yosemite National Park in California this past weekend to further put this union through its paces and I will be posting more in-depth user first impression and images soon.

Have a great week, everyone!

-{h}
fortheloveofx

 

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