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Photokina 2012 News Roundup For September 17th, 2012

by Bobby Zhang on 09/17/2012

The Phoblographer has been bustling with activity today so we thought we’d rounded up everything you might have missed for you right here to save you some trouble and effort after a long Monday. Let’s get started.

 

- Phottix officially dropped the long rumored Phottix Odin TTL wireless radio trigger for Sony DSLRs today and its got an interesting twist. Read up on the full specs and details here.

- Fujifilm announced the compact point-and-shoot XF1 that caters to the hobbyists with a smaller budget. It promises fantastic image quality and portability at a $499.95 price point. Make sure to check it out here.

- Canon updated their point-and-shoot lineup today with the G15, the S110, and the SX50HS. These top end cameras pack a punch and have some great features and specs. You can read more here.

- Canon’s 6D full frame DSLR has features and specs that are looking to put up a good fight against the rival Nikon D600. Check out the full spec list and photos here. If you like what you see, you can help The Phoblographer out and preorder your own 6D here. However, as awesome as the 6D seems, Chris is still in love with his 5D Mk II. Check out what he’s got to say here.

- Olympus has been a popular choice when it comes to their mirrorless cameras. To give that popularity a little boost, Olympus has released four new lenses: the black 12mm f2, the 17mm f1.8, the 60mm f2.8 MC, and the pancake 15mm f8. Look at what Olympus’ new glass can do here.

- Olympus also announced the successor to the XZ-1 today. The XZ-2 takes what made the XZ-1 great and gives it some upgrades. You can check out all the details and features here.

- Olympus isn’t done yet. They have announced their latest PEN model cameras. The old E-PL3 and the E-PM1 are about to take a great while the new E-PL5 and E-PM2 take their place. With new features and updates to the line up, Olympus is looking to make a splash. You can read much more about it here.

- Panasonic has buffed up their GH line up with the new GH3 that is mainly targeting individuals looking for a much more rugged and reliable piece of equipment for video and filming out in the field. Click here to see all the details and specs.

- Panasonic announced the latest 35-100mm f2.8 Power OIS X Series lens that comes with a number of features, such as a nano coated optics, seven aperture blades, and much more which can be found here.

- Schneider Kreuznach promised us Micro Four Thirds glass earlier this year and now, they’ve finally announced them. Check out the Super Angulon 14mm f2, Makro Symmar 60mm f2.4, and 30mm f1.4 Xenon right here.

- Fujifilm announced their latest Instax Mini 8 Cameras just in time for Photokina 2012. They’re now fitted to a thinner profile and come in a variety of colors. Check out the instant film shooters here.

- Voigtlander is showing off their new 21mm f1.8 Leica M Mount lens. They has been the underdog, overshadowed by more popular brands such as Zeiss and Leica, but their quality glass does not joke around. You can see for yourself right here.

- Lomography is continuing to keep the film community alive and announced today their new 35mm film. The X Color Pro Sunset Strip will produce cross-processed results that Lomography is so famous for from their “pre-colored film.” Take a look at some sample images and more info here.

- Sigma announced two different things here. The first is their three new lenses, and the second is a brand new marketing strategy. They are now categorizing their lenses in contemporary, art, and sports sections. Learn more about what Sigma has in store for us here.

- Switronix is packing the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with a bit more juice for when you’re on-the-move with your shoulder rig system. See the full spec list and additional info here.

- Lexar will shoot a nice and big hole in your wallet with the latest addition to their 400x SD lineup, a 256GB SDXC card capable of 60MB/s speeds. Thinking about getting it? See if $899.99 will get you what you need here.

- Leica has got us busy today. They have announced changes to the Leica M line, S series, X2 line, and their point-and-shoots. Warning: may cause excessive drooling. See it for yourself right here.

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