New Ricoh Theta S camera to be announced on September 3rd

The new Ricoh Theta S camera I mentioned few weeks ago will be announced on September 3rd and is expected to have a better image quality compared to the previous model. The price will be around $379-$399. Stay tuned for additional details.

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Panasonic V-LOG profile for GH4 announced

Today Panasonic announced the previously rumored V-LOG profile as a paid firmware update for the GH4 camera. The price is $99 and will be available in mid-September.Panasonic UK also mentioned also the new Lumix DMC-GH4R camera labeled as "an advanced version of the GH4". Here is a description of the V-LOG profile upgrade process:

Panasonic V-LOG profile for GH4 Upgrade Process

  • LUMIX GH4 function enhancement for film production/professional videographers
  • Increases dynamic range from 10 stops to 12 stops
  • Makes color grading easier with improved compatibility between LUMIX GH4 and Panasonic Varicam
  • V-Log / V-Log L were developed to feature similar characteristic to Cineon

In response to the demand from the film production market, log video recording (V-Log L) is now available for the LUMIX GH4, and offers exceptional flexibility as well as wider dynamic range for color grading in post-production process. V-Log / V-Log L were developed to feature similar characteristics to Cineon, which is a characteristic curve for film digitalization. Taking full advantage of Four Thirds sensor, V-Log L boasts a log characteristic with 12 stops. Both V-Log and V-Log L have the same characteristic curve, and LUT (Look Up Table) can be utilized

Three new Panasonic lenses are now available for pre-order in the US:

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DxO ONE camera attachment for iPhone now available for pre-order, shipping starts on October 1st

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The DXO ONE camera attachment for iPhone that was announced back in June is now available for purchase (pre-order) at:

Shipping will start on October 1st. Here are the DXO ONE technical specifications:

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Panasonic G7 camera now on sale (up to $200 off)

BestBuy currently has sale on Panasonic G7 MFT mirrorless cameras:

More Panasonic savings:

You can see all current Panasonic rebates here.

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New Pixel X800N flash

Pixel recently announced a new X800N flash (check pricing and availability at Amazon and eBay):

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New Yongnuo YN622C II wireless TTL flash trigger

Yongnuo YN622C II wireless TTL flash trigger
Yongnuo released a new YN622C II wireless TTL flash trigger. The new version has a micro-USB port for firmware updates, a sliding hot-shoe lock and a switch to toggle between 622 (TTL) and 560-TX (manual) compatibility modes. The new version is already available on eBay for $76.

Additional images:

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Coming soon: Panasonic GH4R with V-LOG profile

Digicame-info reports about a new Panasonic GH4R camera with V-LOG profile. There have been rumors that V-LOG will be released as a firmware update to the existing GH4 version, but it seems that Panasonic has decided to introduce a new model with that feature. V-LOG will offer a wide dynamic range and outstanding flexibility for color grading. You can read more on the V-LOG profile here:

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