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Announcement Happy New Year 2018!
Dear members,

wherever you are over the next 24 hours and celebrate the new year, we wish you all the best for the upcoming year 2018!

Enjoy the time with your friends and family!

Your team
Do you want to buy a new camera or new lenses after Christmas? Then you should enter here in a discussion and see, whether it might be worth for you to wait a little bit before wasting your money on the wrong equipment.

I want to discuss with you the trends for 2018 and whether your camera system will survive in the long run...
Leica has resurrected the CL - this time in digital form, along with a positively tiny 18mm f/2.8 lens for it.

The CL has an APS-C format sensor, so the 18mm Elmarit-TL ASPH lens is equal in field of view to 27mm on a full frame camera.

Here is a link to Leica's CL web page:

Here are a few specs for the CL:
  • 24 MP CMOS sensor and Maestro II image processor
  • Electronic viewfinder (2,36 MP) with 0,74x...
Panasonic announced today its new "flagship" model Panasonic Lumix G9. It looks similar to the Panasonic Lumix GH5, but is targeting the more photo-oriented people while the GH5 is more for the video-oriented users.

Both have many things in common, but also some very important features in which they differ. More on that later on.

Looking at the features and the first reviews, it looks like the Lumix G9 could become a serious Nikon D500 competitor or even a Nikon D500 "killer" Something nobody would have expected before....
Ricoh (Pentax) just publishes and updated roadmap for all lenses. Both for APS-C and fullframe.

Those roadmaps are always good to realize that Pentax has a large range of lenses already available and is working on even more lenses for the Pentax system...
At the Photo Plus Expo in New York, Ricoh announced several new lenses for the Pentax K mount. Both for fullframe and for APS-C sized sensors. Final names, specs and pricing will not be released until 2018.

Although we do not have yet all the details, these are very good news. It shows that there is still committment for the Pentax K-mount and for both sensor sizes.

Now I only wish for a new Ricoh GR MkIII in 2018 with better high ISO etc. :)
Olympus announced at the Photo Expo the other two Pro lenses from its F1.2 FFL range. The 17/1.2 and the 45/1.2 fixed focal length. Not very light and with a steap price tag, this is nothing you want to attach on a small MFT body or buy it without beeing sure you need it ;)
Sony just announced the Sony A7R MKIII. Again with many superlatives like more MP, higher fps, improved handling, better AF etc. Obviously it is targeted at the Nikon D850.

Even though the specs sounds good, I am not really excited about it. Pricepoint is again very high and I would be more interested in a A7s MKx with a significant lower pricetag....
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