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Oct 02

A Look Back at Photokina 2014

It’s been two weeks since Photokina came to an end, and the over 180,000 visitors, press and exhibitors have headed home. It was a big show with a lot of news, and I hope I was able to give you some insight into the latest in the camera industry, specifically for mirrorless cameras.  If you …

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Sep 20

Photokina Tidbits – Kowa m4/3 Lenses, Sigma DP1 Quattro, Zeiss 85mm Otus, Leica S and more

Well, my time at Photokina 2014 is at an end.  I’ve had a great time, and even took some time for myself to do some sightseeing and enjoy being in German culture again.  I lived in Germany for 3.5 years, between 2002 and 2006, and this is my first trip back since I returned to …

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Sep 19

Hands On: Leica T

Yesterday was a sort of catch-all day for me at Photokina.  I’d hit the major focus for my readers on the first two days of the show, and spent yesterday going from booth to booth, trying out some interesting things here and there.  Tomorrow, I’ll have a catch-all article detailing those things.  Among them are the Sigma …

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Sep 18

Interview with Fujifilm’s Torben Hondong

I had a chance to speak briefly with Torben Hondong of Fujifilm Germany today about the recently announced Fujifilm X-Series lenses and the future of the lens lineup at Fuji. Stabilization in the 16-55mm f/2.8 I asked Mr. Hondong the question that everyone’s been asking: Why does the new 16-55mm f/2.8 not feature an image …

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Sep 17

Hands On: Panasonic LX100, GM5, Voigtländer 10.5mm f/0.95 and more

Panasonic's New LX100 with 4/3 sized sensor

Continuing the Day 2 coverage of Photokina, we’re off to Panasonic, to se what they’ve put together for this year.  There were a number of releases from Panasonic, though nothing earth shattering.  Or was there?  Let’s dive in with the LX100 The Panasonic LX100 is Panasonic’s foray into large sensor compact cameras.  The LX line …

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Sep 17

Hands-On: Sony 16-35 and QX1, Zeiss Loxia Lenses and More

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2

It’s day 2 of Photokina, and I made my way over to Sony first thing this morning to take a look at their new offerings. Specifically, the new FE mount lenses and a few extra things. Later in the day, I tried out the new Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/2 for Sony FE …

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Sep 16

Hands On: Samsung NX1

NX1 Top controls

Samsung has made a few waves in the mirrorless world with the introduction of their new flagship NX1 camera. This SLR-styled machine is aimed at action shooters with fast focusing and extremely fast 15 frame per second burst mode while tracking focus. I spent about 40 minutes with the NX1 today, so here are my …

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Sep 16

Hands On: Fuji Booth (X100T, 50-140mm f/2.8 and more!)

The silver graphite X-T1 with the new 56mm f/1.2 APD

Fuji at Photokina this year has some really nice releases, even though they are missing what most Fuji fans have been waiting for since the system was introduced: a new X-Pro. While the X-Pro 2 will have to wait, there were a few very interesting items at the Fuji booth, so let’s dive in. X100T …

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