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Month: July 2013


New Leica Micro Four Thirds lens

Panasonic set to reveal new Leica Micro Four Thirds lens soon

Leica is currently selling a pair of lenses for Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds cameras. According to the rumor mill, a new Leica Micro Four Thirds lens is in the works and it will be officialized very soon. Details are rather scarce, but the product is rumored to be unveiled during the same Lumix GX7 event on August 1.


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Panasonic Lumix GX7 rumor

Panasonic GX7 announcement date is August 1

The Panasonic GX7 announcement date is getting closer and closer. Right now, it is so near that you can almost touch it, as the rumor mill is reporting that the camera will be officially revealed on August 1. New specs have also appeared on the web, reminding people of why the GX7 will be called the “dream MFT camera”.

Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon T* ZM lens

Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens coming alongside Sony NEX-FF camera

Sony is rumored to announce an NEX camera with a full frame image sensor. The shooter will be compatible with all current E-mount optics, but only in crop mode. However, Sony’s long-standing partner will come to the rescue with a Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens. This dedicated FF optic will be announced alongside the camera in September.

New Canon PowerShot cameras

New Canon PowerShot cameras coming at August 21 event

Several new Canon PowerShot cameras are rumored to be announced at an event which is scheduled to take place on August 21. Although the company’s fans are big-name additions to the EOS lineup, such as the 75-megapixel camera or the 7D Mark II, it seems like the end of summer will come packed with lower-end shooters.

Canon Vixia Mini camcorder

Canon Vixia Mini unveiled as a dedicated self-video camcorder

Taking self-videos could give you major headaches if you are lacking the proper tools. Canon sees this as an opportunity and it has launched the perfect device for people who want to record themselves doing various things and upload the results on YouTube. It is called Canon Vixia Mini and it will become available this fall.

Canon 1D Mark III firmware update 1.3.2

Canon 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, and 1Ds Mark III updated

The Canon 1D Mark III is just one of the company’s discontinued cameras which keeps on receiving support. The DSLR, along with the 1D Mark IV and the 1Ds Mark III, has been upgraded to a new firmware. The company has revealed that the three updates share the same changelog, that includes a couple of bug fixes.

Kodak S1

Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds camera has been delayed

The Kodak S1 Micro Four Thirds camera might have been delayed until 2014. Sources have revealed that the company does not have a working product yet, therefore the device will not be released during Q3 2013. The reasons for the delay are unknown, but it is worth noting that a 52x bridge camera is indeed coming soon.

Panasonic GX7

New Panasonic Lumix GX7 specs and photos show up online

Panasonic will announce a new high-end Micro Four Thirds camera this summer. The device will go on sale this fall and it will pack an interesting set of specifications. Before the official announcement, the rumor mill has leaked plenty of details about the Lumix GX7, including its detailed specs list as well as a bunch of images.

Sony NEX-FF camera

Sony NEX-FF camera announcement date is September 24

The Sony NEX-FF camera announcement date is rumored to occur on September 24. The event will include the launch of two Zeiss lenses, specially designed to accommodate the company’s new E-mount full frame camera. Additionally, the rumor mill has “confirmed” that the shooter will be released on the market sometime in October.

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.0 OS HSM lens

Sigma 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM lens rumored to be in the works

Sigma might be working on something new for full frame photographers. Sources say that the Sigma 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM lens is real and that it will be officially revealed at Photokina 2014. Canon and Nikon cameras with full frame sensors are its destinations and its high-profile counterparts are already feeling the threat.

Fujifilm X-A1 trademark

Fujifilm X-A1 name trademarked ahead of camera’s announcement

The South Korean Radio Research Agency is not a regular place for photography enthusiasts. However, an important discovery has been made on the website, as the Fujifilm X-A1 name has appeared in its system. The camera is seeking wireless technology approval, ahead of its official announcement which should occur soon.


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Thanko APOLLO2

Thanko APOLLO2 camera announced with 30x telephoto zoom lens

The Thanko APOLLO2 camera is the company’s latest small product. The cute device comes packed with a 12-megapixel sensor, but its main attraction point consists of a 30x telephoto zoom lens, which can focus at a distance of 40 meters. Thanko has released the tiny shooter in Japan and the camera should reach the US soon.

Canon EOS 70D

Next Canon DSLR to feature 70D-like Dual Pixel technology

The next Canon DSLR to be released on the market might be a camera with a high amount of megapixels. The count could go up to 75-megapixel, but more recent information claims that the device will feature the same Dual Pixel technology found in the EOS 70D, meaning that the count actually refers to the amount of photodiodes.


OMG Life announces Autographer wearable camera’s release date

Wearable devices are becoming increasingly more popular. Google Glass is just an example and cameras which can be worn as a necklace are also a thing now. One of these gadgets is called Autographer and it is the world’s first intelligent wearable camera. According to its creator, Autographer will be released on July 30.

Weye Feye

Control your DSLR from a smartphone via WiFi using Weye Feye

Cameras with built-in WiFi are very easy to be controled from a smartphone using dedicated apps. However, not all shooters have it, so XSories has decided to provide a WiFi-enabled solution, called Weye Feye. It can be connected to Nikon and Canon DSLRs, and then users can control the cameras using their mobile devices.

Detroit Urbex

Detroit Urbex project shows how much a great city has fallen

Detroit has become the largest city in the United States to file for bankruptcy. In order to show how much this mighty city has fallen in so few years, the Detroit Urbex project has been created. It has been developed by an anonymous author, but it has managed to raise the awareness regarding the city’s financial troubles.

Falling Through Space

Self-portraits of Brad Hammonds “Falling Through Space”

Photographers have a common goal of putting themselves in danger. Many of them like living on the edge, but they realize that accidents happen. While we are experiencing an “emotional delay”, the moment is already gone, says Brad Hammonds, who takes self-portraits showing the subject “Falling Through Space”.


MCP Photography and Editing Challenges: Highlights from this Week

  This week we introduced a new photo challenge on the MCP Shoot Me Facebook page. This week’s challenge is to capture emotion with a single shot.  We loved seeing everyone’s work on this theme, the range of emotions and techniques used to capture it were amazing!  Here are a few of the team’s favorites…

Fujifilm X-Pro1 movie bug

Fujifilm X-Pro1 firmware update 3.01 released for download

After the latest upgrade had been pulled due to a major bug, the Fujifilm X-Pro1 firmware update 3.01 was released for download. Fuji has fixed the movie function bug and it has released another firmware version, allowing videographers to record and playback movies without seeing any weird shapes on the screen.


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