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Digital Digest – Mar 23 2012

We’ve had an interesting week in the ever changing world of digital photography, from new DSLR and firmware announcements, to a mockup for a Canon mirrorless by a designer tired of Canon dragging their heels. Here’s a summary of the goings on around the web.

  • Canon AE-D Mirrorless Concept (via Yanko): concept camera based on the classic Canon AE and AE-P, designed by David Riesenberg. Features a full frame sensor, CM-D lens mount with EF adapter, and a removable, prism based EVF.

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 public beta now available for download: with a greatly redesigned UI and apparently 62% more features, including content aware patch and move tools. Dpreview takes a detailed look at the new features here.
  • Fujifilm X100 Firmware Update to v1.20: based on customer feedback, Fujifilm have updated their popular X100 camera with added features such as the ability to customise the RAW button function, and also make it easier to access the ND filter and Auto ISO settings.
  • Pancake Lens Teardown: if you’ve ever wondered what the innards of those compact pancake lenses look like, Petapixel takes apart an Olympus 17mm f2.8 m/43 mount and the Sony 18mm f2.8 E mount.
  • Sony SLT-A57 Announced: successor to the Sony A55, with a semitranslucent mirror, 12 FPS shooting and their renowned high resolution EVF.

Also, if you haven’t had the chance, check out our review of Gordy’s Camera Straps and our LensCapTrap review.

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