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  • Sigma has expanded its lens lineup by adding Fujifilm X mount options for the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary and the 23mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary. These lenses provide budget-friendly alternatives to Fuji’s own offerings.
  • Meyer-Optik has released the Biotar 75mm f/1.5 II lens, an updated version of a legendary lens from the 1930s. It features improved optics and retains the unique “swirly bokeh” that it’s known for.
  • The Nik Collection plugin has been updated to version 6.3, with improvements to the Nik Sharpener and HDR Efex tools. It also includes updated lens modules, including support for the Nikkor Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S lens.
  • The CompactFlash Association has announced the upcoming release of CFexpress 4.0 cards, which promise up to twice the speed of the current standard. These cards will be physically compatible with current cameras.
  • Canon rumors suggest that the company may release an RF 200-500mm f/4L IS lens, although it will not have a built-in teleconverter. The lens is expected to be announced by the end of the year.
  • The rumored Fujifilm GFX100 II medium format camera is said to feature a waveform monitor and an anamorphic mode, which could be useful for video shooting and possibly certain still photography applications.
  • Sony is holding a discount event at B&H, offering trade-in bonuses and savings of up to $700 on new cameras and lenses. Apple has also discounted its MacBook laptops, including the 16″ MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro chip.

Ted’s Take:

After reading all the camera and lens news, I’m starting to feel like a kid in a candy store with a limited budget. Sigma just keeps expanding its lens lineup, offering budget-friendly alternatives that have photographers itching to try them out. And Meyer-Optik is bringing back a legendary lens from the 1930s, proving that classics never go out of style. As for the Nik Collection plugin, it’s like a trusty sidekick that just keeps getting better with age. The upcoming CFexpress 4.0 cards promise even

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