Posts Tagged ‘rumors’

Four Thirds: The saga continues…maybe

May 26, 2010 2 comments

A good friend and ex Olympus rep divulged some information to us yesterday.  This is not the type of rumor we like to report on at PTC but we’re going to anyway.  If you’ve been waiting for some new Four Thirds primes, or other lenses for that matter, don’t hold your breath.  There are no new primes or zooms to be developed for Four Thirds at this point.  She couldn’t even confirm that they’re working on a successor to the E-3.  Olympus is too busy milking all it can from its new cash cow (MFT).   On the plus side she confirmed that a 50mm macro for MFT will be unveiled at Photokina.  Well, one prime is better than none at all.

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Canon lens rumor

May 21, 2010 Leave a comment

According to a U.S. tech rep from the midwest Canon is developing an affordable prime to compete with Nikon’s popular 35mm f/1.8.  The lens is supposed to be a 31mm f/1.8 with a the same micro USM motor found in the current 50mm f1.4.  To say that PTC is excited about this is an understatement.  Let’s hope this ain’t just a rumor.  Peace.

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NEX Revisited

May 19, 2010 2 comments

If your anxiously awaiting the release of the Sony NEX cameras so you can try out that sweet 16mm lens you’ll have to wait a little longer.  Initially shipments were supposed to arrive in late July.  After speaking with a Sony representative today PTC has been notified that we’re not gonna see NEX until late August.  Maybe Sony’s working on another prime lens.  One can only hope.

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