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Sony re­cently in­tro­duced the Pla­nar T FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA full-frame lens for its E-mount cam­era sys­tem. Its sig­nif­i­cant fea­tures in­clude fast, pre­cise fo­cus and ver­sa­tile con­trol for stills and movies.

Fu­ji­film Hold­ings Corp. filed a com­plaint against Sony Corp. and its two US sub­sidiaries, with the US In­ter­na­tional Trade Com­mis­sion (ITC) over the al­leged vi­o­la­tion of patents on mag­netic data stor­age tapes and car­tridges made by Fu­ji­film Corp. The ITC will in­ves­ti­gate Sony’s Lin­ear Tape/ Open mag­netic tape me­dia for data stor­age and tape car­tridges.

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics re­ported its big­gest op­er­at­ing profit in more than two years. The high profit was boosted by ro­bust sales of its Galaxy S7 smart­phone and other cost con­trol mea­sures adopted by the com­pany. Slug­gish iPhone sales is also con­sid­ered to be one of the rea­sons of Sam­sung’s soar­ing prof­its. Sam­sung re­ported op­er­at­ing in­come of $6.9 bil­lion in the lat­est quar­ter.

DJI had ac­quired a mi­nor stake in the iconic Swedish cam­era com­pany Has­sel­blad in 2015. Fol­low­ing the ac­qui­si­tion, the duo have re­cently an­nounced that they will team up for the devel­op­ment of a high-end ae­rial photography drone. The drone will take DJI’s M600 as the base com­bined with the Has­sel­blad’s pow­er­ful medi­um­for­mat ae­rial cam­era A5D, thus giv­ing the best of both worlds.

Sony re­cently an­nounced a de­lay in the launch of its FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens for its E-mount cam­eras. Though no spe­cific rea­son was dis­closed by the com­pany, the launch will be de­layed un­til Septem­ber. The com­pany also pushed back the re­lease of two of its tele-con­vert­ers — the SEL 14 TC con­verter and the SEL 20 TC 2X con­verter — for the de­layed zoom lens.

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