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DSLR News Roundup

August 23, 2012

A weekly survey of Digital SLR News and Updates from around the web

  • Tamron launches its new “how-to” video series – The series will profile pro photographers on real shoots and give viewers helpful tips for great pictures.  The videos will be released on a monthly basis through December 2012.  Aimed at beginners and photo enthusiasts, the videos will cover a variety of topics from travel and macro to pet and child portraiture. Each is appx 6 minutes in length and follows  photographers as they explain their unique approaches to photography. The videos will be posted on the company’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/tamronvids.
  • Canon announces that it has sold 80 million EF lenses worldwide – Canon announced the achievement of a new lens manufacturing milestone, following the production of the company’s 80-millionth EF lens. “Since the first ever EF lens was produced in 1987, we’ve been dedicated to providing the best possible performance to users of all levels.” said Steven Marshall, Product Marketing Director, Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “Using decades of expertise and the latest optical technologies, our EF lens range offers both outstanding image quality and creative flexibility – whether you shoot stills or video.”
  • Reuters uses Canon 60D to shoot investigative piece in NYC –  The digital video department in the Reuters New York bureau bought a Canon 60D to give a different feel and production quality in comparison to their regular news packages.  They used the 60D to achieve a gritty, on the street feel for a piece on NYPD “stop-and-frisk” practices.  See the story here.
  • Olympus developing high end four-thirds camera – Visitors to Olympus’ UK Facebook page were met with news on Friday. According to the post, the manufacturer is developing a new DSLR that would  offer focusing performance on par with the OM-D, while providing native compatibility with the company’s high-end Zuiko Digital ED lenses, such as the 90-250mm f/2.8.  Olympus reps in the US commented: “A new camera body is currently under study to complement our line of Zuiko Digital Specific Four Thirds lenses. However, Olympus has NOT issued a press release on this new camera body.”
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