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Ricoh GR official price, specs, release date

Ricoh GR release date, specs, and price become official

Pentax Ricoh has finally taken the wraps off the Ricoh GR. The compact camera features a 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and it is ready to compete against the Nikon Coolpix A. The Ricoh GR will start shipping as of May 2013, promising a lot of good things to mirrorless fans, who want a good shooter for a small price.

Ricoh GR release date rumor

Ricoh GR 16.3-megapixel APS-C camera release date is May 2013?

Sources in Japan have revealed that Ricoh is working on a new camera, which will be called “GR”. They did not stop there, as plenty of other details, such as specs, price, and release date, have been leaked. The company will resume its digital camera business this April, when the GR is scheduled for an official announcement.

Fujifilm X-Pro2 release date rumor

Fufjifilm X-Pro2 TBA this June with a new hybrid viewfinder

Fujifilm will keep itself busy this year, inside sources say. An insider has revealed that the Japanese company is actively working on a replacement for the X-Pro1 mirrorless cameras. The device should go by the name of X-Pro2 when it becomes available this June, alongside a new hybrid viewfinder and other novel features.

Download Adobe Lightroom 4.4 update

Adobe Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 updates released for download

Adobe has officially released the final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4. The latest versions of these programs are bringing RAW file support for 25 cameras from Nikon, Canon and others. Additionally, several new lens profiles are supported, along with enhancements for Fujifilm’s X-Trans sensor cameras.

DxO Optics Pro 8.1.4 software update now available for download

DxO Optics Pro 8.1.4 software update released for download

DxO Labs has delivered a new software update for DxO Optics Pro 8 users. As a result, the DxO Optics Pro 8.1.3 update is available for download on both Windows and Mac OS X computers now. The image processing software comes packed with support for four new cameras, several lenses, and hundreds of modules.

ACDSee Pro 6.2 and ACDSee 15.2 updates now available

ACDSee Pro 6.2 and ACDSee 15.2 software updates released for download

ACD Systems has release official software updates for its photo-editing tools called ACDSee Pro 6.2 and ACDSee 15.2. The two programs have gained RAW file format compatibility for 19 new cameras from Sony, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Samsung, and Pentax, along with bug fixes and other general improvements.

Fotodiox Vizelex RhinoCam for Sony E-mount cameras officially announced

Fotodiox RhinoCam can turn Sony NEX cameras into medium format systems

Fotodiox has announced an innovative system, called Vizelex RhinoCam, which is capable of capturing panoramic and full 645 medium format images at 20 or 30 times cheaper costs than ever before. The company says that the RhinoCam can be attached to all Sony NEX cameras and turn them into medium format systems.

Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 and Lightroom 4.4 release candidates available for download now

Adobe Camera Raw 7.4 and Lightroom 4.4 RCs available for download

Adobe has released the so-called “release candidate” versions of both Camera Raw 7.4 and Lightroom 4.4 programs. The company believes that the RAW processing and photo-editing tools are ready for consumption, therefore it is pushing their release candidates, with bug fixes and support for new cameras, to the users.

Samyang preparing a 50mm f/1.2 lens for 2014

Samyang 50mm f/1.2 lens confirmed for 2014 via Facebook

Facebook is the perfect way for a company to stay in touch with its fans. You can present products and deals, and listen to any complaints or praises from the users. Samyang did a little more than that as it has confirmed that a 50mm f/1.2 prime lens is included in the 2014 roadmap.

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04 now available for download

Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04 now available for download

Aperture and iPhoto are some of Apple’s most popular photo-editing tools. They are compatible with RAW files, however, new cameras are only supported in the Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update tool. The latest version of the tool is 4.04 and it is now available for download, with support for nine extra cameras.

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens used for the MTF vs frequency test

24-70mm lenses compared using Nikon D800E and Canon 5D Mark III

Choosing a camera kit is not easy for a professional photographer. There are too many things to be taken into consideration and since most people are on a limited budget, camera systems need to be put under serious testing. Roger Cicala is looking to buy a new kit and the first thing to do is to see how systems differ.

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200 sensor scores higher DxOMark rating than D3200

DxOMark, the company which is actively testing camera sensors, has given its overall rating for the Nikon D5200, which is higher than the score achieved by the company’s other 24-megapixel shooter, the D3200. This was to be expected as the new shooter is placed one category above its Nikon counterpart.

Nikon might announce a new Nikkor lens to replace the 18–35mm f3.5–4.5D ED FX lens

Nikon to introduce new Nikkor 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED FX lens at CP+ show?

An inside source has confirmed that Nikon will announce a new full frame lens at the upcoming CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2013, an event that will open its doors for visitors at the Pacifico Yokohama center, in Japan. The new Nikkor lens is expected to replace the older 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED FX lens.

sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 dc macro os hsm contemporary lens

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM / DC Macro HSM lens now available

The Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM / DC Macro HSM lens is a new standard zoom lens that offers versatility in a compact and lightweight package. It is aimed at travel photographers as well as at users who enjoy capturing macro shots. It has been designed for APS-C cameras and will become available soon.


Win a Tamron Lens for Your SLR: 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC

Win a Tamron SP AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical Lens! The Prize: The Tamron 17-50 Lens is a high speed standard zoom that features Tamron’s VC anti-shake system for ultimate image control. Designed exclusively for Canon and Nikon DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors (26mm to 77mm equivalent), the new lens is a masterpiece of…


Interview with the Amazing Angela Monson of Simplicity Photography

I had the privilege of interviewing Angie Monson of Simplicity Photography last week and am excited to share some of her story with you.  Angie’s work speaks for itself. And I often get asked from my readers how they can recreate her look. Angie has offered to do a question and answer session as well.…


WIN AN SLR LENS: Brand New Tamron Lens – 18-270mm or 28-300mm

I am very excited to have my 1st BIG lens give away on the blog.  Tamron USA, Inc. is sponsoring the MCP contest for a brand new lens.  The WINNER chooses from the 18-270mm (for a crop sensor Nikon or Canon) or the 28-300mm (for a full frame Nikon or Canon). This would be an…

How to Use Your Flash Effectively for Portraits (Part 1 of 5) – by MCP Guest Blogger Matthew Kees

How to Use Your Flash Effectively for Portraits (Part 1 of 5) – by MCP Guest Blogger Matthew Kees

Matthew Kees is a very talented photographer and teacher. He is doing a 5 part series on the MCP Actions Blog on Using a Modern Flash for Portraits. I am excited to share his knowledge and expertise with all of my readers. These tutorials will launch once every other week. On the alternate weeks, time…


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