Author: Richard

At first, when I was writing up this patent application (2024-082112), I was leaning toward what others are mentioning on the internet that these are for ILC (interchangeable lens cameras) but after reading more, and looking at the back focus distances involved, I think it’s more likely that these are for a compact rangefinder styled APS-C or full-frame camera. All these lenses have back focus distances which would have the lens sticking nearly 8 to 9mm into the camera, with the rear optical element being the largest. The element design is similar to the existing lenses, such as the EOS…

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Yes, you read that right, and no, you didn’t get into a time machine back to the 1990’s. Ricoh has launched a new Pentax 17 half-frame film camera, stating that they feel that younger photographers will appreciate getting 2 images per 35mm exposure. It is a manual focus camera and has 6 focus presets from .25m to infinity. Pentax 17 Key Features Preorder Options Press Release: Ricoh announces the PENTAX 17 compact film camera With a retro-inspired design and half-frame photo format, the PENTAX 17 is the perfect camera for first-time film photographers who want to share their images on…

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For the next 3 days, B&H has hundreds of items on sale. Many of the items have the discount applied once you add them to the shopping cart, so even if you see the full price, once you put them in your shopping cart, you’ll see the discount applied. Some of the deals that caught my eye include; There are far too many deals to list here, so please go check out the B&H Megal Deal Store for some amazing savings.

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Partially stacked sensor seems like an odd term for this, but then again, I’m not Nikon Marketing. I’d love to see this layout as it claims there are circuits ABOVE the photodiodes, something that doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense for efficiency. So I’m really curious about how this performs and not to mention, why they decided on this architecture. Nikon Z6 III Features Preorder Options Nikon’s Press Release is below World’s First Partially-Stacked CMOS Sensor1 Gives Photographers & Filmmakers Flagship-Level Performance; Nikon Also Announces Nikon Imaging Cloud Online Service & Curated Image Recipes Today Nikon announced the…

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I originally did this article on CanonNews but talking to Craig about the latest R1 stuff, and whatnot, it seemed like a good idea to update it and redraft it to be more modern. I’m going to keep the initial paragraph the way it was because I think it sets the tone. My thoughts on this were a long time ago, but as time marches on, some things just stay the same. Doing some reading I ran across this podcast, even though it’s mostly surrounding the Sony release of the A6400, they talked a bit about the vitriol that occurred when…

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ON1 has announced that version 2024.5 is coming out this month. It’s key new features include: Updated Super Select AI and Quick Mask AI for vastly improved masking Massive Speed and Performance Upgrades Intelligent Color & Tone Adjustments with Brilliance AI Auto Apply NoNoise AI and Portrait Retouching with Brilliance AI Apply Local Adjustments Automatically Batch Adjustments with Brilliance AI AI Recommended Effects Effects Preset Collections – Over 100 New Presets Streamlined and Fluid User Interface Effortless Photo Management to Editing The Ultimate Highlight Recovery Improved Layers Pane with Enhancing Usability Keyword AI Enhancements Enhanced Searching & Cataloging Add Text…

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In a move that the DIY camera enthusiast crowd should welcome, Nikon has launched a repair manuals and parts portal for do-it-yourself camera repairs. This is a significant shift from Nikon’s previous policy of not selling spare parts to independent repair shops. The new portal will provide consumers with access to information on how to repair their Nikon cameras, including step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting guides, and parts lists. Right now only the 28-400mm F4-8 VR is featured in the portal. The availability of repair manuals and parts is a positive step in the right-to-repair movement, which will give Nikon consumers the ability…

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