Canon EOS-1D X to arrive in June
Canon has declared the arrival of its EOS-1D X professional D-SLR by mid-June 2012. The company’s latest fast full-frame standard zoom, the EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM will follow in early-July 2012, it says.
DxO Optics Pro 7.2.2 gains Nikon D4 support in Elite edition
DxO Labs has launched DxO Optics Pro v7.2.2, adding support for the Nikon D4, Olympus XZ-1 and PEN E-P1. The D4 is only available to users of the Elite edition of Optics Pro. A 30-day free trial of the software is available.
Nikon alerts buyers about D800 shortage
Nikon has warned buyers, prior to scheduled launch of its new middle-class, full 35mm size D-SLR D800, that the D-SLR may not be readily available as the firm is receiving larger advance orders than expected. The firm apologised, saying, “It may take some time for delivery of the camera since the advance orders far exceed initial shipments.”
Fujifilm discontinues Fujicolor REALA ACE film
Fujifilm plans to discontinue its color negative film Fujicolor REALA ACE as soon as current inventory expires. To replace the REALA model, the manufacturer recommends Fujicolor 100 (35mm) and Fujicolor PRO 160NS (120/220).
Velbon presents new large-sized carbon tripods
Velbon has launched new models in its Geo Carmagne series. The E730 and E740 are sturdy carbon-fiber tripods with lever-type locks. The E730 is a 3-section and the E740 is a 4-section model, both have top section of 32mm in diameter. The E730 stands 2,070mm high when fully extended and the E740 1,930mm high. The E730 with the head is list-priced at 139.5K yen (YS$1.7K) and the F740 at 143.2K yen (US$1.8K).
Panasonic DMC-GF5 12MP mirrorless camera showcased
Panasonic has formally announced the much-discussed DMC-GF5. The 12MP camera is a subtle revision over the GF3, but features a higher-res screen, refined user interface and the inclusion of Panasonic’s retractable 14-42mm power zoom lens for a list price of $749.99/£579
Carl Zeiss adds Compact Prime cine lenses
Carl Zeiss announced two videography-orientated lenses to add to its CP.2 Compact Prime range, a 15mm and a 135mm. The lenses unveiled at the NAB broadcast industry trade show in Las Vegas, are the CP.2 15mm T/2.9 and CP.2 135mm T/2.1. Both lenses are colour-matched to allow consistency in footage shots.