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For users of Finepix X100 digital cameras, Fujifilm has announced a new wide-angle conversion lens designed specifically for the camera, in both black and silver finishes. 

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Leica has always been at the forefront of the camera industry in regard to design and performance. Its unequaled combination of German design and precision with regard to imaging quality illustrates how it continuously pushes boundaries in a refined and respectable manner.

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Further aligning itself with the needs of independent filmmakers, Zeiss announced at NAB two interchangeable-mount additions to its Compact Prime CP.2 family of cine primes. Joining one end of the lineup is a super-wide Distagon 15/T2.9, and complementing the other end is a Sonnar 135/T2.1 telephoto.

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Filling a void in Nikon’s current autofocus FX-format lens lineup, the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G is a general wide-angle lens with a fast maximum aperture. This fixed prime lens is ideal for almost any situation, providing a 75° angle of view (on full-frame sensors) that isn’t too wide or too narrow for most applications.

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Upgrading its previous DC series telephoto lens this week, Sigma is releasing the APO 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM telephoto lens in Canon’s EF mount, with Nikon and Sigma mount versions to follow in early May. 

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The recently announced Pentax SMC DA 645 25mm f/4 AL (IF) SDM AW lens is a highly attractive optic that fills the previous void for a wide-angle lens that can be used with the Pentax 645D camera system.  

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Pancake lenses, those small fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common of late, and for several reasons. 

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Zeiss’s new Distagon T* 2.8/15 combines two aspherical lenses and five special glass elements to correct extraordinarily for chromatic aberration and distortion. Since distortion is inherent to lenses of this focal length, this reduction provides a noticeable difference from past designs and sets a new standard for super-wide lenses.

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Ricoh has just announced a new camera unit, or module, for its GXR digital camera system. The Ricoh Lens A16 24-85mm f/3.5-5.5 camera unit 5 provides yet another option in the continuously expanding Ricoh GXR digital camera system. 

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Along with fast reflexes and the ability to keep a half step ahead of the action, sports and nature photographers depend heavily on the flexibility and performance of their gear. If you’re a Sony shooter with a penchant for sports and nature photography, you’ll be interested in Sony’s new SAL 500mm f/4.0G, an A-mount super-telephoto that according to the specs and features is quite a hunk of glass.

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Ask any serious Nikon, Canon or Sony DSLR owner which of their zooms is their favorite and chances are it will be their 24-70mm f/2.8, a lens that makes easy work out of shooting fast in tight environments. 

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Lensbaby, loved by many for its ever-growing line of fun-and-funky, special-effect optics, has introduced the Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic, an 80mm f/2.8 flat field lens that like the Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic, sports a 12-blade adjustable diaphragm, which for a Lensbaby can be considered a major advance in lens design.

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Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. For example, the finest wristwatches made today are self-winding units with jewels used as pivot points. They’re mechanical works of art assembled by hand, and you won’t find a battery or quartz crystal inside any of them.

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Olympus has introduced a new flagship wireless TTL flash to go along with its Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds camera systems, the Olympus FL-600R. The new flash features TTL flash exposures through a choice of four wireless channels, a zoom head that can tilt as much as 90°and swivel up to 180°.

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When Olympus introduced its first Digital Pen a few years back, its designers opened the floodgates of a whole new species of camera: the mirrorless camera. Since then, we’ve seen a slew of similar cameras designed around Four Thirds or APS-C format imaging sensors. 

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