Intel announces their new Westmere-EX CPU’s, 10 cores 20 threads, 32nm tech.  These will fit in your 1366 socket motherboard so if your motherboard manufacturer sees fit to put outa firmware upgrade you’ll be set. 

 

Intel announces their new Westmere-EX CPU’s, 10 cores 20 threads, 32nm tech.  These will fit in your 1366 socket motherboard so if your motherboard manufacturer sees fit to put outa firmware upgrade you’ll be set.

 

Over at Digital Photography Review they recently reviewed the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens.   To summarize this is Sigma’s best 70-200 yet.  It has image stabilization, silent focus motors, and a great price.  Is it the 70-200mm for you?

 

Over at Digital Photography Review they recently reviewed the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens.   To summarize this is Sigma’s best 70-200 yet.  It has image stabilization, silent focus motors, and a great price.  Is it the 70-200mm for you?

 

It was only a matter of time before the major manufacturers took advantage of the relatively large sensors capable of HD video recording.  Sony did it recently with their NEX VG-20, and now Panasonic announces their new AG-AF100 series movie camera taking advantage of their micro 4/3’s sensors and compatible lenses being used on still cameras.

 

It was only a matter of time before the major manufacturers took advantage of the relatively large sensors capable of HD video recording.  Sony did it recently with their NEX VG-20, and now Panasonic announces their new AG-AF100 series movie camera taking advantage of their micro 4/3’s sensors and compatible lenses being used on still cameras.

 

If you’ve been wondering how the new focusing system of the inexpensive Sony A55 is working out, then follow this link  over to the Luminance Landscape and read what Michael Reichmann has to say about this new camera.  Michael’s hands-on articles are some of my favorite reads.  He’s knowledgeable with cameras and a fine writer as well.

 

If you’ve been wondering how the new focusing system of the inexpensive Sony A55 is working out, then follow this link  over to the Luminance Landscape and read what Michael Reichmann has to say about this new camera.  Michael’s hands-on articles are some of my favorite reads.  He’s knowledgeable with cameras and a fine writer as well.

 

Woo-hoo! On paper this looks to be the best compromise yet between physical size and image quality while keeping most of the features considered vital by pro users.  Fuji announces their X100 with it’s pocket size, APC-S sized sensor, and really fine 35mm F2 equiv lens!  We live in good times.  Let’s hope this one lives up to its hype.

 

Woo-hoo! On paper this looks to be the best compromise yet between physical size and image quality while keeping most of the features considered vital by pro users.  Fuji announces their X100 with it’s pocket size, APC-S sized sensor, and really fine 35mm F2 equiv lens!  We live in good times.  Let’s hope this one lives up to its hype.

Woo-hoo! On paper this looks to be the best compromise yet between physical size and image quality while keeping most of the features considered vital by pro users.  Fuji announces their X100 with it’s pocket size, APC-S sized sensor, and really fine 35mm F2 equiv lens!  We live in good times.  Let’s hope this one lives up to its hype.       Woo-hoo! On paper this looks to be the best compromise yet between physical size and image quality while keeping most of the features considered vital by pro users.  Fuji announces their X100 with it’s pocket size, APC-S sized sensor, and really fine 35mm F2 equiv lens!  We live in good times.  Let’s hope this one lives up to its hype.

 

Nikon announces the D7000, a direct replacement for the popular D90.  There are many things to like about this camera with its 16.2mp sensor including its build quality, HD movie capability, great AF and exposure systems, and its ability to take ALL Nikkor lenses ever.  Not many models other than the top of the line pro cameras can say this anymore.

 

Nikon announces the D7000, a direct replacement for the popular D90.  There are many things to like about this camera with its 16.2mp sensor including its build quality, HD movie capability, great AF and exposure systems, and its ability to take ALL Nikkor lenses ever.  Not many models other than the top of the line pro cameras can say this anymore.

 

Finally! Nikon has been missing a 35mm F1.4/G AF-S lens from it’s lineup for quite some time. Now we have one!

 

Finally! Nikon has been missing a 35mm F1.4/G AF-S lens from it’s lineup for quite some time. Now we have one!

 

Nikon releases their updated AF-S Nikkor 200mm F/2G ED VR II lens. This is the lens for indoor sports such as gymnastics, volleyball, karate, wrestling and more.  It also excels at low light wedding photography and portraits.

 

Nikon releases their updated AF-S Nikkor 200mm F/2G ED VR II lens. This is the lens for indoor sports such as gymnastics, volleyball, karate, wrestling and more.  It also excels at low light wedding photography and portraits.

 

This is a strange one.  Nikon apparently felt there was a hole in their speedlight lineup and today announces the SB-700. It sits right between the SB-600 and SB-800 and lets not forget the SB-900 and SB-400 making Nikon the undisputed leader of speedlights!

 

This is a strange one.  Nikon apparently felt there was a hole in their speedlight lineup and today announces the SB-700. It sits right between the SB-600 and SB-800 and lets not forget the SB-900 and SB-400 making Nikon the undisputed leader of speedlights!

 

Photokina is happening this week, the largest camera show on earth.  There is way too much to list each item with its own paragraph, so I’m just going to list them all here in one big giant run-on paragraph and then link you over to DPR’s excellent Photokina’s coverage for more detailed information.  Ready?  Here we go.

 

Sigma DP1x, Schneider-Kreuznach tilt-shifts, Nikon Coolpix P7000, Fuji X100, Samyang 25m F1.4, Corel Coreldraw Suite X5, Olympus compact with a Zuiko?, Leaf’s Aptus-II 12 80mp’s!!!, Casio EX-Z15, Casio EX-Z2300, Casio EX-ZR10, Casio EX-H20G, Pentax K-5, Pentax SMC DA 18-135 F3.5-5.6, Sony PlayMemories, Sigma EF-610 DG ST Flash, Sigma EF-610 DG Super Flash,  Leica X1 in black, Leica M9 Titanium, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8, Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro with OS!, Panasonic updates firmware for the DMC-G2 and 14-140mm, Sony due to release firmware 3.0 for the NEX-3 and NEX-5, Panasonic announces a 100-300mm F4-5.6 mega OIS, 12.5mm 3d lens, 14mm F2.5, Adobe announces Photoshop Elements 9, Leica releases V-Lux 2 Superzoom, Leica D-Lux 5 premium compact, Richo A12 28mm equiv GXR module, Sigma releases SD1 46mp DSLR!!!, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2, Lensbaby tilt-transformer, Samyang 14mm F2.8 for Nikon, Samyang 8mm F3.5 fisheye, Aptina Cmos 16mp sensor, Pentax 645D, Hasselblank HD4-31 and CFV-50 Back, Olympus M Zuiko 40-150mm F4-5.6, Hasselblad HC Macro 120mm-II and HC 50mm-II, Datacolor Spyderchekr Camera Calibrator, Lowepro S&F Modular Carry system,

 

For more details visit Digital Photography’s Review excellent Photokina 2010 Show Report here

 

For more details visit Digital Photography’s Review excellent Photokina 2010 Show Report here.