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It looks like the Fujifilm X100s is about to get an update of some sort very soon. Mirrorless Rumors got a hold of evidence allegedly leaked by photographer David Hobby. the EXIF data of some of the images (which were now taken down)  state that they’re from a new camera called the X100T. This sort of makes sense, as it’s the next letter in the alphabet. However, the S in the nomenclature stood for speed–and we’re not sure what T could stand for.

Fuji Rumors is stating that the camera will boast a 24MP APS-C sensor with faster AF, a new fixed lens, a tilting screen, a new EVF, and a wider phase detection area. These are all upgrades that the X100s needed since the lens attached to the camera was more or less the same as the X100–and the larger megapixels need to work with a newer lens for more resolution.

It’s about time for an X100s update anyway since there have been no major firmware updates to the camera in a while. We’re just going to have to wait and see what comes this way.

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Hasselblad CFV-50c Product Image 1

Hasselblad is giving all of its old V-System analog cameras a new lease on life with its freshly announced CFV-50c digital back. The 50MP CMOS sensor-based back will let users capture 8272 x 6200 pixel images with any V-System camera dating all the way back to 1957.

On top of producing massive print quality photos, the CFV-50c can take a 12-minute exposure for those long stares into starry skies. The sensor back can also shoot up to ISO 6400 whilst promising to produce exposures with “relatively low noise.” On the back there’s a high-res 3-inch TFT LCD to preview your images.

Supposedly Hasselblad has created the CFV-50c at the behest of photographers still using V System cameras. “We have experienced a substantial resurgence of interest in our iconic V cameras – users love the traditional ergonomics and the unique appearance,” said Hasselblad CEO Ian Rawcliffe.

Hasselblad hasn’t posted a release date or any official pricing yet, but Shutterbug reports CMOS sensor-based back will be available for 11,000 Euros (about $14,900). We’re sure to hear more about it soon. Until then head past the break for more specs and images.

Via Shutterbug

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Tiffen Antistatic filters

Hoya just announced a new line of filters that they’re claiming will repel dust. They’re called the EVO Antistatic filters, and not only are able to repel dust off of them, but they are also claiming that they have a 99.8% light transmission rate–which is really only 0.1% better than previous generations of filters. But they’re saying that it will have virtually no effect on the white balance and contrast. Besides these features, Hoya is saying that the coatings are water resistant, stain and scratch resistant and they’re also claiming that the filters will clean easily when smudged.

These filters are designed for professionals and are meant to protect the expensive gear that they own. In real life though, dust on your lens doesn’t really affect the image quality at all because the particles are so small and so close to the front element that it’s negligible. But it’s a nice touch if you’re going out into the desert since it will keep the lens clean and sand out of the lens.

The new EVO ANTISTATIC series of filters consist of a Protector, UV, and Circular Polarizer in sizes ranging from 37mm to 82mm. There is no official word on pricing yet, but we’re not expecting these to be affordable given the science behind them.


We’ve seen some cool shirts before that show off that you’re a photo snapper, but none of them are simplistic yet beautiful as these new tees. After some back and forth work, Jeff from Faded and Blurred decided to get more into the apparel game and finally came up with these shirts that feature some classic medium format, SLR, and rangefinder cameras against a solid color. Seems simple enough, right? Well beyond this, Jeff is also trying to ensure that the clothing is ethical and that the buyer can trace materials back to where the cotton was grown.

The shirts more or less are $24 a tee; which isn’t so terrible given that it’s got that swanky design and that it’s ethically sourced. Though if you don’t care about the three year old that was forced to help their mom put a shirt together, then you may think that this ia a tad too rich for your blood.

Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Cotton Carrier StrapShot EV1 Product Image 3

Cotton Carrier is known to build some of the most rugged camera carrying systems in the photo industry and now it’s out with a new product Kickstarter designed for smaller compact system cameras. Called the StrapShot EV1, it combines a camera plate carrier with a safety tether that Cotton Carrier promises is a simple and reliable hands-free solution.

The StrapShot EV1 attaches to almost any camera bag by wrapping any strap as well as to a pants belt. The safety tether adds an extra security bungee that also extends far enough to let photographers shoot unhindered. Like the Peak Design camera clip Cotton Carrier’s system uses an aluminum connector that screws into the camera’s tripod mount. After that the camera simply slides and locks into place with the EV1.When shooters aren’t using the clip the safety tether can be used as a hand strap by itself.

According to Cotton Carrier, the EV1 has been made with durable materials including hard-anodized aluminum, virtually indestructible Lexan thermoplastic, and a ballistic grade Denier material.

Currently the StrapShot EV1 is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to help make it a reality. As of this writing the project is just shy of reaching half its $30,000 CAD (about $27,926 USD) goal. If you’re interested in picking up your own StrapShot EV1 you can put in a pledge of $39 (about $36 USD) for an expected delivery date in November 2014. Check past the break for more images and video of the StrapShot EV1.

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Lomography Cine200

Lomography has a new film emulsion–sort of.

In some very recent news, the company announced their new Cine200 Tungsten film. From the name and the coloring, it sounds very similar to what was done previous by Cinestill. Basically, it involves unwinding rolls of Kodak cinema film and repackaging it into a 35mm still film casing. We wouldn’t really call this ripping it off; instead we’re more about embracing the experimental happening that may occur in the right creative’s hands.

In fact, Lomo is completely clear about this. According to them,

This emulsion is an authentic cine film, which has been specially treated so that it can be used in your 35mm film camera. What this means: it will yield phenomenal photos that look like stills from a movie! It’s convenient too, because this Color Negative Film can be processed normally in C-41.”

And as a result, it’s a limited batch of only 4,000 rolls.

Working with this film will indeed be tough for many though. Since it’s Tungsten, then you’ll need to work with a very warm light source to equalize it on the color scale.

We’re in the process of calling in a couple of rolls for review; so just stay tuned.