Daily Photography Gear News & Reviews Roundup – Oct. 15

Several sites have gotten their hands on the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO with the 1.4x teleconverter. They are so impressed with it that they’re gushing over it in early articles (here and here), before finishing their full reviews. I can’t wait to get mine.

Canon Netherlands ran a teaser for what apparently will be a premium compact high-zoom camera ‘for professionals.’ No idea why it ran only on the Dutch site. Maybe they messed up the date. You can sign up for more info in Dutch. I am Dutch, I am signed up, so I’ll do the translating for you when I get my update.

Photozone, tested the premium Nikon AF-S 58mm f/1.4G lens and was a bit disappointed condidering the $1,700 price. “The Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4 G is undoubtedly an impressive lens but it falls a little short of our high expectations given the very high price tag.” Basic conclusion: buy the Sigma 50mm ART for less.

The Photography Blog reviewed the Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR and ends up recommending it highly. Price is $2,400. The site also posted a review of the Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens, which got a ‘recommended’ rating.

PetaPixel basically reposted the Nikon D750 review that British photographer Ross Harvey shared on his blog a while back.

Mike Johnston over at The Online Photographer is asking his readers to nominate cameras for his Fall Small Cameras We Love List. Small is relative in this case, with the Leica S and the Chamonix 45N-2 (a 4×5 view camera) on the list of nominees so far.

Ferrania’s Kickstarter campaign to resume film production cleared the $250,000 hurdle with still 14 days to go. Good news for those fearing the demise of film.

Nikon updated its ViewNX2 and Capture NX-D software. Mostly bug fixes.

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