Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors and announcements.
Canon 1D X Mark II Rumblings
The Canon 1D X Mark II probably won’t be the camera announced at next month’s announcement event from Canon, and while things have been sort of quiet on the 1D X Mk II rumor front, we do have some new rumblings from the rumor mill today.
According to a new report over on Canon Rumors, the Canon 1D X Mark II will have ‘considerably’ more AF points than the 61 points in the current 1D X. It is also said that the viewfinder will have some new technology that will enable it to handle all of the new AF points. No word yet on what this new technology is though.
In addition to the AF rumblings, it has been said that the 1D X Mark II will feature an OLED display – though there is some confusion about if that is referring to the top plate or the ‘main’ back display. If you ask me though, an OLED display for the top plate would be a waste.
Fujifilm Discontinues and Raises Prices on Film
Another year, another announcement of film price increases. This time it is Fujifilm announcing some changes to their film offerings. According to the announcement, the following film products will be discontinued:
- Fujicolor PRO160NS (35mm)
- FUJICHROME PROVIA400X (35mm & 120)
- FUJICHROME Velva50 (220)
- FUJICHROME Velvia100F 4 × 5
In addition to those films being discontinued, the following products will all have about a 20% increase in price coming in October 2015:
- Fujicolor 100
- Fujicolor SUPERIA PREMIUM 400
- Fujicolor SUPERIA X-TRA 400
- Fujicolor SUPERIA Venus 800
- Fujicolor NATURA 1600
- Fujicolor PRO 160 NS
- Fujicolor PRO 400 H
- FUJICHROME Velvia50
- FUJICHROME Velvia100
- FUJICHROME PROVIA100F
- Neopan 100 ACROS
It is a sad day for film lovers, and anyone who enjoys shooting with Fujifilm stocks on a regular basis. If you are interested in learning more about this announcement you can find the full Fujifilm release, here.
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