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Epson FastFoto fast photo scanner now here

Epson Australia has launched its FastFoto FF-680W high-speed photo and document scanner in Australia with an RRP of $799.

Epson characterises the FF-680W as ‘the world’s fastest personal photo scanner’. It will scan up to 36 photos per batch at 300dpi ‘as fast as’ one photo per second. Scanning at the optical limit of 600dpi will take considerably longer, although Epson doesn’t provide hard data on high-res scanning.

Sigma shows off five new lenses

Sigma is covering all focal lengths, from wide-angle to hyper-telephoto, with its latest announcements of five new Global Vision lenses. They are the 28mm f1.4 DG HSM Art, 40mm f1.4 DG HSM Art, 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary, 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, and 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports. Pricing and availability will be announced later, besides the 60-600mm which ships in late October with American pricing at US$1999.

Why wet?

Last week Alan and Catherine Logue (Hutt Sreet Photos, Adelaide) sent through a pic of a bunch of smiling Japanese tech types surrounding a Noritsu…