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August 11, 2012

Weekly Rewind: Nikon J2, 11-27, L610, new lenses, etc

Another week is in the books, and the week that was brought us some new camera gear! Nikon announced their 3rd mirrorless CX camera, the J2, which was not greeted as a mirror liberator in the photo-blogo-sphere. Along with the J2 came a new 11-27mm f3.5-5.6 CX lens and a AA-powered compact-superzoom, the Coolpix L610.

On the 3rd-party/non-house-brand lens front, we had Samyang revealing Cinema versions of three of their primes and Tokina a 300mm f6.3 mirror lens for m43rds. On the rebrando front, Rollei announced a couple of fixed-lens superzooms, the zoomiest one with a 36x zoom ratio. In other news, Fuji launched an iPad app for the X-Pro1, while Panasonic announced X-Ray proof memory cards. More on these and lots more through the Newsbytes: part #1 and part #2.

On the firmware front, the highly anticipated Canon 7D feature-upgrader firmware update began rolling out.

PS: The "Weekly Rewind" is a recap of the week that was but it is only posted when new products were announced during the week (and on a time-permitting basis).

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