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The Phoblographer’s Better Late Than Never Ultimate Photokina 2012 News Roundup

by Bobby Zhang on 10/01/2012

Now that Photokina 2012 has come to an end and The Phoblographer team can finally take a breather from covering every exciting piece of news we would. Of course, to keep things easy and simple for you guys, let’s head on over to the complete Photokina 2012 News Roundup that puts everything you’ll want to see in one place.

Let’s start with cameras ranging from point-and-shoots, mirrorless cameras, and full fledged DLSRs, The Phoblographer has covered them all from Photokina 2012. 

Pentax has dethroned the old king and replaced it with a new one. The Pentax K-5 II and IIs awaits you here.

Hasselblad has an upgrade for its older H4D Medium Format DSLR with a new 24mm f4.8 lens to boot. Head on over here to see the full details.

Sony has taken their E-mount to fit the Full-Framed VG900. See just what exactly Sony has in-store for their VG models here.

Sony is also leading the industry with the world’s first Full Frame Digital Point-and-Shoot, the RX-1. Check out the juicy specs and details right here.

Sony wasn’t going to just leave us with the RX-1. They have also announced the A99, the first Full-Frame SLT (Single Lens Translucent) Camera. Click here to see some juicy close-ups and details.

Sony is on a roll. They announced their latest additions to the NEX mirrorless system are here.

Fujifilm’s “head-turning” XF1 underwhelms us. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself here.

Canon has some exciting updates for its top tier PowerShot line-up. See what they’re doing with the G15, S110, and SX50HS here.

Canon calls Nikon out with the 6D. See how it stacks up against Nikon’s D600 here.

Olympus retires the old XZ-1 compact point-and-shoot with their new XZ-2. Check out what new additions and improvements were made here.

Olympus has upgrades for their lower end PEN models too. See what makes the E-PL5 and E-PM2 cooler here.

Panasonic’s GH3 was running around the rumor mills for a while now, but finally, we have official announcements and details here.

Fujifilm takes a break from all the serious professional announcements and releases their latest Instax Mini 8 Cameras that shoot instant film. See what these new models are capable of here.

Leica never disappoints when it comes to exciting cameras. The new changes to the M line, S Series, X2 series, and point-and-shoots are just jaw-dropping. Take a look for yourself right here.

Phase One gives their 645DF a plus sign and calls it an upgrade. See what exactly a “+” can mean for Phase One here.

Hasselblad announced the new Lunar Mirrorless Camera and has caused a riot on the Interwebs, Reddit in particular. What is the cause of its internet fandom? Click here to see why.

A camera body is useless without a fantastic lens to go with it, so clickity clack down here to check out every new piece of glass that was released in Photokina 2012.

SLR Magic has Anamorphic lenses for Micro Four Thirds in the workings. See how these could be just what your system needs right here.

Pentax has two new lenses to show off. First there is the 18-270mm lens for $799, but then there is another 560mm lens that will cost you a whopping $6,999. Click here to find out just what you’re paying for.

Pentax isn’t done yet either. After a $6,999 lens, they also announced a HD Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm f2.8 ED AW SR. Hope I didn’t lose you there. Check out what all those acronyms are for here.

A potential 15mm shift lens for Micro Four Thirds might be spotted at Photokina 2012. Click here to see just what it is.

Tamron is upgrading their 90mm macro f2.8 lens with some new features that you can read up on here.

Tamron is also planning a new 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Full details can be found here.

Samyang has a new ultra-wide angle rectilinear lens on the way as well as a Blackmagic Cinema Camera in their sights. Get the whole scoop here.

Olympus has four new lenses to add to their Micro Four Thirds collection. See what the 12mm f2, 17mm f1.8, 60mm f2.8 MC, and the 15mm f8 pancake lenses have to offer here.

Schneider Kreuznach has their own Micro Four Third lenses now. See what the Super Angulon, Makro Symmar and Xenon have got here.

Panasonic announces the 35-100mm X f2.8 series lens with full details here.

Voigtlander has a new 21mm f1.8 M mount lens in store for the future. Head on over here for the official specs.

Sigma has three new lenses planned that will be suitable for Art, Contemporary, and Sports. Click here for the whole announcement.

Zeiss announced that they’ve got glass for Sony NEX and Fujifilm X series cameras, but shows no love for Micro Four Thirds. See what their reasoning is behind that right here.

Lensbaby has a new Spark lens that comes at a 50mm focal length and a max aperture of f5.6. Just like any other Lensbaby creation, it’s a simple tilt and shift for some interesting effects. Come see the whole story here.

Zeiss is planning to launch a completely new set of glassware that is specific towards ultra high resolution full frame SLRs. See how they plan to do it here.

Accessories are what make a good camera setup great. Go on down and see how Photokina 2012’s new announcements and releases fit into your setup. 

Phottix announces their latest Odin TTL wireless triggers for Sony. See the full specs and details here.

Lomography has an interesting new 35mm film called X Color Pro Sunset Strip on the way. It is an ISO 100 film that will produce the famous cross-processed photos Lomography is known for. Take a look at some sample images here.

Switronix knows that battery life is crucial, especially when it comes to your Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Their GP-A-BMCC will solve that problem with ease. Click here to see how.

Lexar’s 400x SD lineup gives you speed and size at the same time, with just one catch. It’ll cost you $899.99. See exactly what it offers right here.

Phottix announces that they’re taking their Strato Triggers to TTL, but something is weird. Click here for full details.

Lexar announced their new 25-in-1 card reader that just about every serious photographer should have by now. Click here to see why.

Datacolor announced their latest solution to shooting and editing the perfect photos in true color. Check out what they’ve got to offer here.

Phottix has triggers for days. The new Mitros TTL flashes are compatible with Canon, Nikon, and Sony. For the full details and specs, look on over here.

The Impossible Project has a solution to reducing color fading over time. Take a look at some gorgeous sample photos here.

Phottix adds even more triggers onto the plethora that they already have. The new Ares triggers is ready for action and awaiting your command here.

Of course, what’s the point of all your expensive gear when you don’t have any light? We round up all the “flashy” lighting gear from Photokina 2012 down below.

Sekonic has two new light meters on the way. They were tired of Samsung getting all the publicity for copying Apple that they went ahead and did it too. See just what I mean here.

Now your whole setup is complete… but wait. How are you going to carry everything? Check out the camera bags Photokina 2012 has to offer.  

Vanguard has announced some new camera bags and tripods that you wouldn’t want to miss out on here.

LowePro, Joby, and New Acme all have spacious and functional camera bags on the way. Whether it’s space, features, or convenience that you need, these major players have got you covered. See which one fits you the best here.

Think Tank puts out some amazing camera bags and their latest Navigator and City Walker bags are no exception. Click here for the full details.

Tenba upgrades their Roadie camera bags and adds even more space. Get the full details here.

Guru Gear introduces the Bataflae Backpack that will store lenses on lenses on lenses in an unique kind of way. Click here for some in-depth photos.

We’re all tired of seeing the boring and generic product images now. Let’s take an up-close and hands-on look at all the gear Photokina 2012 had in store.

Canon and Nikon did it big at Photokina 2012, but that was to be expected. The good news is that The Phoblographer has got you covered with some hands-on close up photos of the latest and greatest right here.

Fujifilm and Samsung also had their fair share of products to show off. Don’t miss out on taking a close up look at the X-E1 from Fujifilm and the Galaxy Camera from Samsung here.

Olympus and Panasonic were pretty excited to officially reveal what have been heavily rumored a while back. The PEN models from Olympus and the long-awaited GH3 from Panasonic are all shown in detail right here.

Pentax had its moment of glory with the new K-5 II(s) while Schneider Kreuznach and Zeiss were more focused on taking their time displaying their new glassware. Click right here for up close and personal photos and in depth descriptions.

Leica, Hasselblad, and Voigtlander. Those are some big names in our world and you’d be a fool to miss out on this coverage. Put on your reading glasses and prepare a large of coffee, this one’s a long one and we’re taking you as close as we can get.

SLR Magic and a bunch of others also got their time to shine at Photokina 2012 and we’ve got some awesome coverage here with detailed and up close photos.

This officially marks the end of the Photokina 2012 Ultimate News Roundup and we hope this event brought as much anticipation and enjoyment to you as it did for us.

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