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September 17, 2012

Photokina Monday Announcement Madness Summary [updated]

If you are just now catching up, here is a recap of the Photokina Monday new camera and gear Announcement Madness so far:

Fifth Wave of Announcements
+ Zeiss developing a new line of manual focus SLR lenses for Canon and Nikon that are designed specifically for high-megapixel DSLRs (30mp or more)
+ five prototype Fuji XF lenses captured at the trade show
+ Pentax-Ricoh show prototype 360-degree spherical lens
+ new Aptina 1-inch 10mp sensor for digital cameras and CMOSIS reveals they made the 24mp Leica M (2012) sensor with live view and movies (sensor news round-up)
+ these came out on Wednesday

Fourth Wave of Announcements
+ Zeiss auto-focus mirrorless primes for Sony NEX e-mount and Fuji X/XF system (no M43rds)
+ Sony and Hasselblad enter Long Term Relationship
+ 24mp Hasselblad Lunar NEX e-mount mirrorless camera (borrows from Sony NEX-7)
+ Casio EX-H50 and ZR1000: compact zooms
+ these sneaked into Tuesday

Third Wave of Announcements
+ Sigma modernizes lenses with USB dock and new software and MTF measurement systems
+ three new Sigma USB-dockable lenses: 35/1.4 DG and 17-70/2.8-4 DC OS macro and 120-300/2.8 DG OS
+ Phase One 645DF+ medium format camera body (also available in Mamiya Leaf) and Schneider-Kreuznach 28/4.5 LS lens
+ Canon launches beta of cloud-hosted social-media friendly image management platform named Project 1709

Second Wave of Announcements
+ Panasonic GH3 micro four thirds flagship camera {pre-order}
+ Panasonic 35-100mm f2.8 stabilized M43rds lens {pre-order}
+ future Panasonic lenses (2013-2014): 45mm f1.2 and 150mm f2.8 (micro four thirds as well)
+ Leica S medium format camera and three lenses (prime, tilt-shift and zoom (!))
+ Leica M: 24mp full frame rangefinder with Live View, Movies and Gorilla Glass
+ Leica M-E: 18mp full frame rangefinder with a lower price of $5,500
+ Leica D-Lux 4 and V-Lux 6 (aka Panasonic LX7 and FZ200) along with colorful X2 special editions
+ Samsung 45mm f1.8 and 12-24mm f4 lenses for the NX mirrorless system
+ Schneider-Kreuznach: four prime SLR lenses (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax)
+ Schneider-Kreuznach: two T-primes for HD DSLR video (Canon, Nikon)
+ Schneider-Kreuznach: three primes for micro four thirds coming in H2 of 2013
+ Voigtlander 21mm f1.8 Ultron VM (Leica M-mount) lens
+ 256GB Lexar SDXC UHS-I memory card
+ Google buys Nik Software, makers of Snapseed, Capture NX2, Viveza, Color Efex, etc

First Wave of Announcements
+ Canon 6D 35mm full frame DSLR for $2100 {pre-order}
+ Canon G15 and Canon S110 compacts with RAW
+ Canon SX50 HS 50x (!) superzoom with RAW (!)
+ Canon Pixma Pro-10, Pro-100 and even more printers
+ all new Canon cameras available for pre-order
+ Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 E-Pens with lens-cap lens (!)
+ Olympus Stylus (!) XZ-2 compact with RAW
+ Olympus 60/2.8 macro, 17/1.8, 15/8, 12/2 LE, new micro four thirds lenses
+ Olympus interview with AP UK
+ most of the new Olympus gear available for pre-order
+ Fuji X-F1 compact with RAW {pre-order}
+ anti-Japan protests in China causing Canon and Panasonic and others to halt production
+ you can also see the latest new camera gear announcements clustered together at the very top of each blog page in the "Photokina 2012 Situation Room"

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