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Leica announced the Leica T APS-C mirrorless camera Apr 24, 2014
Official: Leica announced the Leica T APS-C mirrorless camera
Leica announced the Leica T APS-C mirrorless camera ($1,800 here at B&H Photo).
It has the same 16MP sensor of the Sony NEX-3n and its milled from a solid billet of aluminum. Along with the camera, two lenses were announced: The Leica 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 and a 23mm F2 prime. An optional electronic viewfinder can be used alongside with the large 3.7" LCD.

Pre-order: B&H Photo | Adorama

Specs:
  1. 16.3MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  2. Solid Aluminum Unibody Design
  3. 3.7" 1.3M-dot TFT LCD Touchscreen
  4. Contrast-Based Autofocus System
  5. Continuous Shooting at up to 5 fps
  6. Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video at 30 fps
  7. Built-In Flash with GN of 15' at ISO 100
  8. 16 GB Internal Memory & SDXC Card Slot
  9. Wi-Fi Connectivity & Leica T App for iOS
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Canon EOS 7D DSLR body for $825 Apr 23, 2014
Canon EOS 7D DSLR body for $825
Ebay's 6ave (99.4% positive feedback) has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR body for $825 shipped

(Regular price: $1,299)

  1. Canon EOS 7D DSLR body for $825
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    Canon EOS-1D X for $5,599 and EF 24-70 f/4L IS for $919 Apr 23, 2014
    Canon EOS-1D X for $5,599 and EF 24-70 f/4L IS for $919
    Ebay's GetItDigital (99.3% positive feedback) has the Canon EOS-1D X body for $5,599
    (Regular price: $6,799)

    The same seller is also selling the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for $919.99 with free shipping. Compare at $1,499
    1. Canon EOS-1D X for $5,599

    2. Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS for $919
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    Weekly Assignment 601 winner: FJR1 Apr 23, 2014

    Congratulations to FJR1 for winning WA 601, based on the theme: Grainy.

    The top five photos displayed below, will also be showcased on our Winners Gallery.

    Voting is now open for the WA 602 winners.
    Cast your vote!

    Weekly Assignment 602 just started with theme: "Emergency"
    Deadline: April 30th noon - Participate!
    6 posts  |  332 views
    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART Reviews and Pre-ordering Apr 20, 2014
    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART Reviews and Pre-ordering
    B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon are now accepting pre-orders for the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art.
    This lens, priced at $949, received great reviews and according to DXOMark, it's every bit as good as the earlier 35mm f1.4 model, in fact it’s slightly better in outright sharpness and uniformity.

    Reviews:
    1. DXOMark
    2. ThePhoblographer
    3. SLRGear
    4. Dpreview Lab test
    5. The-Digital-Picture
    6. LensTip
    Pre-order links:
    B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

    Availability: April 29th, 2014
    23 posts  |  2035 views
    Apr 18th - Featured Thread Winners! Apr 19, 2014
    Here are the Feature Thread Winners based on your votes:

    Landscape Photographer:
    Backlit Queen by Justin Grimm

    Nature & Wildlife:
    Hooded Merganser by canon.eos30d

    People Photography:
    Cirque du Soleil by artxas

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    Sony A7R Bundle for $1,849 with free shipping Apr 17, 2014
    Sony A7R Bundle for $1,849 with free shipping
    6ave via Ebay (99.4% Positive feedback) has the Sony A7R mirrorless camera for 1,849 and with many extra items and free shipping.

    Bundle includes:
    1. A7R Body
    2. 32GB SDHC High Speed Memory Card
    3. 2x - Lithium Ion Rechargeable NP-FW50 Battery
    4. Deluxe Soft Medium Camera and Video Case Bag
    5. Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery

    Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera + 2 Batteries, 32GB & More

    14 posts  |  1827 views
    Dpreview: Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lab Test Review Apr 17, 2014
    Dpreview: Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lab Test Review
    Andy Westlake at dpreview.com just posted a Lab Test Review for the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art.

    Here is an excerpt:

    "From the lab test results, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art goes a long way to living up the high expectations that have been placed on it. Indeed it's one of the best-performing lenses of its type, bettered only by the much-more expensive Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 - and even then, not by all that much."

    Read full review | Pre-order it from B&H Photo for $949
    66 posts  |  4093 views
    A Cosmic Odyssey: An Astrophotographer’s Journey Apr 17, 2014
    A Cosmic Odyssey: An Astrophotographer’s Journey
    I would like to share an amazing time-lapse video by korean astro-photographer Kwon, O Chul. (4:35 minutes)

    The entire video is definitely worth your time. It was shot with both Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III cameras.
    37 posts  |  3051 views
    Weekly Assignment 600 winner: pike40 Apr 16, 2014

    Congratulations to pike40 for winning WA 600, based on the theme: Wind.

    The top five photos displayed below, will also be showcased on our Winners Gallery.

    Voting is now open for the WA 601 winners.
    Cast your vote!

    Weekly Assignment 601 just started with theme: "Snuggle"
    Deadline: April 23rd noon - Participate!
    8 posts  |  920 views
    TDP: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art vs Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 Apr 15, 2014
    TDP: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art vs Zeiss Otus 55 f/1.4
    Bryan at the-digital-picture.com just posted resolution crops for the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art.
    There is much anticipation on how well the new Sigma 50mm will compare to the superb Otus 55mm.
    1. Here is the resolution comparison with the Otus 50mm f/1.4

    Here is the comparison with Canon 50mm lenses:
    1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
    2. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

    The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens will hit the shelves for $949 in late April.

    Pre-order it from B&H Photo for $949
    114 posts  |  7104 views
    Official: Pentax 645Z Medium Format priced at $8,499 Apr 15, 2014
    Official: Pentax 645Z Medium Format announced ($8,499)
    Ricoh officially launched the Pentax 645Z, a medium format camera equipped with Sony's new 51.4MP large CMOS image sensor.
    It boosts an articulated 3.2-inch LCD, ISO up to 204,800, 1080/60i video and 3fps continuous shooting.
    The Pentax 645Z has 76 weather seals and it's dust, cold and weather resistant.

    It will be available for the US market in late May for the price of $8,499.

    B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders:
    Pentax 645Z Medium Format DSLR Camera

    Thirteen new medium format lenses were also released. Pre-order them here.
    1. 75MM F2.8 ($839)
    2. 45MM F2.8 ($1,319)
    3. 150mm f/2.8(IF) ($1,679)
    4. 300MM f/5.6 ED(IF) ($5,759)
    5. 400MM F5.6 EDIF ($3,479)
    6. 45-85 F4.5 ($2,879)
    7. 120mm f/4 MACRO ($1,679)
    8. 200MM f/4 (IF) ($1,319)
    9. 80-160/4.5 ($2,519)
    10. 33-55 f/4.5 AL ($3,239)
    11. 150-300MM F/5.6 ED ($3,239)
    12. 35mm f/3.5 ($1,919)
    13. 55-110 f/5.6 ($2,039)

    For full specifications, check out ricoh-imaging.co.jp
    144 posts  |  23784 views
    Super deal: Three Samsung Pro SD 64GB cards for $99.99 Apr 12, 2014
    Super deal: Three Samsung Pro SD 64GB cards for $99.99
    Adorama is running a special deal on Samsung memory cards until Sunday April 13, 2014.

    "3 bundle pack" 64GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card, Upto 80MB/s Read, Upto 40MB/s Write Speed, (their fastest cards) for just $99.99

    Selling everywhere else for $50+ per card. Plus Free SD/micro SD reader added in cart with Free Shipping.
    No coupon code needed.
    1. Option 1: Three 64GB SDHC Pro Cards

    2. Option 2: Three 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDXC Cards

    3. Option 3: Two Micro SD + One SD Cards
    14 posts  |  2353 views
    Apr 11th - Featured Thread Winners! Apr 12, 2014
    Here are the Feature Thread Winners based on your votes:

    Landscape Photographer:
    The Cascade Flow by Gregg B.

    Nature & Wildlife:
    The lovely and peaceful Mute Swan...(7) by Karl Witt

    People Photography:
    Desert Portraits {a little bit of everything} by Lisa_Holloway

    2 posts  |  508 views
    Official: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art announced ($949) Apr 09, 2014
    B&H Taking Orders for new SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 Art (Canon EF mount)
    The new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens will hit the shelves for $949 in late April.
    It incorporates Sigma’s latest Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) auto-focus and has 13 elements in eight groups with one Molded Glass Aspherical Element and three Special Low Dispersion Elements.

    In addition, it includes Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting and is compatible with Sigma’s USB dock and the company’s Mount Conversion Service.

    Pre-order from B&H Photo for $949

    (Available for Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony mounts)

    Specifications:
    1. Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
    2. One Molded Glass Aspherical Element
    3. Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
    4. Super Multi-Layer Coating
    5. Floating System & Large Diameter Design
    6. Hyper Sonic AF Motor
    7. Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm
    8. Thermally Stable Composite Material
    9. Brass Bayonet Mount
    10. Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
    130 posts  |  9014 views
    Weekly Assignment 599 winner: pike40 Apr 09, 2014

    Congratulations to pike40 for winning WA 599, based on the theme: Glassware.

    The top five photos displayed below, will also be showcased on our Winners Gallery.

    Voting is now open for the WA 600 winners.
    Cast your vote!

    Weekly Assignment 600 just started with theme: "Grainy"
    Deadline: April 16th noon - Participate!
    13 posts  |  1362 views
    Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle for $299 Apr 08, 2014
    Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle for $299
    B&H Photo has lowered the price of the Samyang/Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle Lens (all mounts) to $299.00 with free shipping.

    Regular price: $379.00.

    Bower 14mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide-Angle Lens for $299
    42 posts  |  3304 views
    Apr 4th - Featured Thread Winners! Apr 05, 2014
    Here are the Feature Thread Winners based on your votes:

    Landscape Photographer:
    White Rim Storm-National Geographic by Klaus Priebe

    Nature & Wildlife:
    Long time no see! (20) by Conrad Tan

    People Photography:
    **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits by DmitriM

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