News Round Up: More Photokina 2012 Announcements, Canon EOS 6D, Leica Range Refresh and more

The news continues to flow fast and furious out of Photokina 2012. Lets not waste time and jump right in.


A slightly better kept secret than the Nikon D600, Canon’s new EOS 6D is also aimed as an affordable entry into full frame photography. Features include a 20.2mp sensor with a DIGIC 5+ image processor that allows you to shoot at 4.5fps, offers in camera HDR and 1080p video capture at 30fps. ISO range is from 100 to 102,400 when extended. The autofocus system is claimed to work in light levels as low as EV-3. It looks to be a fantastic machine and sports built in Wi-Fi.

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First Impression, Nikon D600

We just got back from a trip to Nikon House and had the chance to spend some time hands on with the new D600. The camera has caused quite a lot of chatter on the web ranging from high praise to disappointment (not quite on the iPhone 5 level) that the D600 lacks a sync socket or a standard flash sync speed of 1/250th of a second, rather topping our at 1/200th. After some hands on time with it, I don’t see why people are causing such a fuss about those particular points. If this camera was meant to be a direct replacement for the D700 or D300s then maybe the complaints would be more valid, but that is not what the D600 is meant to be, at least in Nikon’s official stance. So what are my impressions?

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News Round Up: Nikon D600, Sony A99, RX1 etc, etc, etc.

What a busy week with Photokina happening, next week so lets jump straight in.


Following on the success of the X-Pro1, Fuji have announced the X-E1. It features the same, highly acclaimed 16.3mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor that is in the X-Pro1 but this time without the fancy, hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder. In fact the electronic only viewfinder in the new X-E1 is an OLED kind, with 2.36mp resolution which is very similar sounding to the one found in the Sony NEX-7. We are looking forward to testing this machine soon, particularly with the new 18-55mm f/2.8-4 standard zoom and 14mm f/2.8.

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Announcement: PhotoComment Magazine goes on Sale from October 2012.

It is always tough to make a big decision in a business; particularly one in which what you do reaches numerous people with a shared passion. Whomever believes that it is just business and nothing personal may as well say that the world is flat. PhotoComment conjures up feelings inside me not dissimilar to the way I feel about my son. To draw on that analogy though: at some point, children grow up… and it is now time for PhotoComment to begin that journey in greater earnest. From October 2012, PhotoComment will no longer be a free magazine in print; retailing rather for R15,00. Please read the announcement – a personal letter from me – as published in this month’s (September 2012) issue for more details.

Big Announcement Letter.

It was in a small one bedroom apartment back in March 2009 that PhotoComment’s first issue launched as a digital publication. At the time, it sold for R12,50 and had one advertiser. It is hard to believe how far things have come since then.

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September 2012 Issue of PhotoComment Magazine

The September issue of PhotoComment is available online now and on shelves in stores from Monday 3 Spetember2012. In this issue the winners of the July theme in our Photo Decathlon are announced and the October theme has been announced, head over to the Photo Decathlon page to enter now. The tutorial on page 16 of this issue gives you some … Read moreSeptember 2012 Issue of PhotoComment Magazine