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Month: July 2014


Pentax Q-S1 retail name

More Pentax Q-S1 photos show up ahead of its launch

New Pentax Q-S1 photos have appeared on the web. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has been leaked recently, with the rumor mill undecided on its name: Q2 or Q-S1. It seems like the latter is the right one, as it can be seen in the new set of leaked images. The Pentax Q-S1 camera will be announced sometime in the near future.

Panasonic Lumix GX7

More hints that new Panasonic MFT cameras are coming soon

The rumor mill is once again targeting Panasonic and its Micro Four Thirds line-up. It appears that two new Panasonic MFT cameras will be unveiled soon. How soon? Well, late August or early September, so that the Panasonic mirrorless and compact models will be ready to show up at the Photokina 2014 event taking place in mid-September.

Olympus E-PL6 kit lens

New Olympus E-PL7 details revealed, including release date

Sources familiar with the matter have leaked more Olympus E-PL7 details. Among them we can find new specs, such as 3-axis image stabilization technology, and availability information. It has been confirmed that the Micro Four Thirds camera will be announced soon and will be scheduled for a September 20 release date in Japan.

Pentax 645Z medium format

Nikon medium format camera coming at Photokina 2014

Here is a crazy rumor concerning the Photokina 2014. A trusted source is claiming that a Nikon medium format camera is in development and will become official during the world’s largest digital imaging event. It appears that Nikon’s MF camera will feature a Sony 50-megapixel CMOS sensor, which can also be found in other MF cameras.

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Canon 180mm f/3.5 DO macro lens patent revealed on the web

Canon has patented a new lens with diffractive optics, a technology that reduces the size, weight, and chromatic aberration of a lens. The Canon 180mm f/3.5 DO macro lens has been patented in Japan and it could be the potential successor of a current optic, the EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM, which has been around for ages.

Stepping In Front of the Lens by Lindsay Williams

5 Tips for Photographers to Get In Photos with Their Families

Getting in photos with your loved ones is so important. Here’s ways to help photographers let go and start becoming part of those memories.

Pentax Q2 gold leaked

Pentax Q2 camera and 28-45mm f/4.5 lens photos leaked online

Sources familiar with the matter are claiming that Ricoh is preparing to launch the Pentax Q2 mirrorless camera and 28-45mm f/4.5 lens for medium format cameras. In order to prove it, the sources have also leaked some photos of these two products. Ricoh is expected to officially announce these products ahead of the Photokina 2014.

Canon teasing something big

Canon teaser says that “something big is coming”

Canon India has posted a teaser on its official Facebook page, inviting people to get their cameras ready. The company added that “something big is coming”, further fueling the speculation that the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera is nearing. Moreover, this could also point to the launch of the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens.

Canon SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS announced with 42x optical zoom lens

Canon has decided that there is no point in waiting until the Photokina 2014 to reveal a bridge camera aimed at beginner photographers. The new Canon PowerShot SX520 HS camera is now official with an impressive 42x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-1008 as well as many other features.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera

High-end Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera coming soon

The rumor mill has been pretty active when it comes to upcoming Olympus products. The latest details are hinting at a Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera, which is expected to become official this September. It is said that the mirrorless camera will not replace the OM-D E-M5 and that it will record 4K videos.

Canon SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS bridge camera officially unveiled

Canon has launched another bridge camera today, after the introduction of the PowerShot SX520 HS. The second model is called Canon PowerShot SX400 IS and it comes packed with an even lower-end set of specs, such as a CCD image sensor and 30x optical zoom lens. This bridge camera will be released soon for only $250.

Flickr Marketplace

Flickr introduces new licensing program for its members

Flickr has announced “Curated Connections”, the website’s new way of providing a commercial licensing experience for its members. The new Flickr licensing program will allow photographers to earn money by having their work licensed by agencies, such as Getty Images, and high-profile websites, such as Reuters and BBC.

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

New Canon 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm “L” lenses to be launched in 2015

Canon’s “year of the lenses” is not turning out as expected. Only three units have become official so far, one for each full frame, APS-C, and mirrorless cameras. However, more goodies should become official by the end of this year. However, two of them, new Canon 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm “L” lenses, are actually coming in 2015.

Canon 5D Mark III video

Canon 5D Mark III replacement might not record 4K videos

A Canon 5D Mark III replacement is rumored to be in development. Sources have reported that the EOS 5D Mark IV will be released in early 2015 bearing 4K video recording capabilities. However, a new report is suggesting that the upcoming DSLR camera will not come packed with the ability to capture videos at 4K resolution.

Sony FE-mount lenses

Several new Sony lenses to be unveiled at Photokina 2014

The rumor mill is claiming that we will see plenty of new Sony lenses being announced at the Photokina 2014 or just before the beginning of the world’s biggest digital imaging fair. Sources are reporting that new A-mount, E-mount, and FE-mount optics will be unveiled, including new gear from Sony’s long-standing partner: Zeiss.

oil and water

Oil and Water: An Abstract Photography Experiment

Easy, fun photo experiments broaden our creativity and help keep us out of a rut. Join us for this unique activity and share your results!

MIOPS trigger

MIOPS is a camera trigger with plenty of aces up its sleeve

Are you a beginner photographer without a camera or flash trigger? Do you actually own one, but you are unhappy with it? Well, here comes MIOPS, a camera and flash trigger, which can be controlled using a smartphone. MIOPS is now available on Kickstarter with the promise that it will take your photography skills to the next level.

Canon 7D Mark II launch details

Canon 7D officially discontinued by Amazon

After a 5-year life cycle, the Canon 7D DSLR has finally been discontinued. Amazon is now listing the camera as “discontinued”, meaning that the device will only be available as stocks last. A recent price reduction, coupled with the new status, could mean that a replacement, in the body of the Canon 7D Mark II, is nearing.

Mitakon MFT 42.5mm f/1.2

Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 lens coming soon for Micro Four Thirds

Good news for Micro Four Thirds camera owners! Mitakon is preparing to release a new optic for photographers using such mirrorless cameras. According to highly-reliable sources, the Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 lens has resumed development and will become available for purchase sometime by the end of the year.

Sarah and Josh

Epic photos of a wedding in Iceland by Gabe McClintock

Sarah and Josh are an Ohio-based couple who have decided to have their wedding in Iceland. The decision to elope has turned out pretty inspired, as wedding photographer Gabe McClintock has been able to capture a series of breathtaking photos with the stunning Scandinavian mountains, lava fields, and waterfalls as the backdrop.

Roman Empire selfie

“A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”, says Mike Mellia

How many selfies are you uploading on your social networking profiles? If the answer is “many”, then you should probably revise your attitude. Photographer Mike Mellia could be an eye-opener for you, as the artist is making fun on the selfie-loving crowd using the amusing “A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” photo project.


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