Welcome to our new 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.
Promark Buys PhotoFlex
It was a pretty big deal earlier this year when it was announced that popular and long-time American lighting company Photoflex would be shuttering its doors. It was news that shocked photographers everywhere and rocked the industry, but luckily it was short lived, as only two weeks later, we learned that the company would be ‘resurrected’; though at the time we did not know how, or in what form.
Now it has been officially announced that Promark has acquired Photoflex and will be adding the company to its vast networks of photography brands. Other brands that you may recognize that are owned by Promark include DLC, Speedotron, Radiopopper, Cool-Lux, and Quantum among others. So, it seems that life will go on at Photoflex, as in the official release they say that operations will “continue as usual.” You can get the full skinny over on the Photoflex website, here.
Will The Canon 6D Mark II Have a 24MP or 28MP Sensor?
The rumors are pretty clear about one thing: the Canon 6D Mark II will be announced some time before Q1 of 2016. What they can’t agree upon, however, is how many megapixels the sensor will have.
Conflicting rumors have surfaced over the last several months pointing to either a 24MP or 28MP sensor, and earlier today, news broke that Canon may have two models of the 6D MkII out right now; one testing a 24MP sensor and another testing a 28MP sensor.
Personally, I would would be fine with 24 or 28 megapixels on the 6D Mk II. It’s the dynamic range and low light performance that I am concerned about with Canon. That said, I am curious what you all think – would you prefer a 6D Mk II with 24MP or 28MP?
Camera Store TV Reviews The Tamron 15-30mm F/2.8 VC
While Sigma is off making a name for itself with the superb image quality of their Art series lenses, Tamron has taken a different approach; adding image stabilization to most of their latest zoom lenses.
This has led them to be the first, and at this point only, company offering a 24-70mm F/2.8 lens with stabilization. They followed that up by announcing their 15-30mm F/2.8, also featuring image stabilization. The Camera Store TV recently released their hands-on/review of the Tamron 15-30mm, and you can check it out below.
Our own Matthew Saville has also had the opportunity to test out and share some thoughts on this lens. If you are interested, head on over to his unboxing and initial thoughts post on the Tamron 15-30mm F/2.8 VC. You can find that here.
What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!