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.

Sigma Teases Telephoto Lens Launch


There has been a lot of speculation and dreaming in regards to what Sigma will announce next, and now Sigma is getting in on the action themselves, teasing us with a new fast/sharp lens.

The image seems to indicate a telephoto lens some kind, likely a F/2.8 or better. By the shape, and the inclusion of what appears to be a tripod collar, I am going to guess that this could possibly be a new ‘S’ designated 70-200mm.

Luckily we won’t have to play the guessing game much longer, with the teaser pointing to February 23rd as the announcement day for the lens.

What do you think it is?

Smart Albums For Windows Coming Soon!

Smart Albums 2 New Features for Album Design - 3

SmartAlbums is great album design software that we reviewed a while back, but sadly for anyone on a PC, it was a MAC-only utility. But those days are close to being over, as the company has announced that the Windows version will soon launch.

They are also giving you a chance to get a discount; if you sign up before the official launch, you can get a $50 discount code off the Windows version of the software. The software is normally $299 (Mac Version) so assuming the pricing is the same for the Windows version, that means your $50 discount gets you SmartAlbums 2 for just $249. A pretty killer deal.

If you are interested, you can grab your discount code for the Windows version over on the Smart Albums website, here. We have a copy of the Windows version and hope to have a review out when the Windows version launches.

Olympus PEN-F Field Test {CSTV}

I don’t know about you, but I have been pretty interested in the new Olympus PEN-F. It looks absolutely beautiful, no doubt, but how does it perform? And more specifically, how does it stack up to the other options out there?

Well, as you can see above, Chris Nicholls and the CSTV gang have released their new PEN-F field test and its everything we have come to expect from that crew. It’s thorough, interesting, and informative. If you have been considering the PEN-F, don’t miss this.

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!