What’s going on with Eye-Fi? (technology licensing agreement with Toshiba)

Few weeks ago Eye-Fi announced a technology licensing agreement with Toshiba. According to the press releases, this is just a "licensing agreement", but all Eye-Fi cards are currently listed as discontinued at B&H and the "Shop Now" button on Eye-Fi's website now redirects to Amazon's listing of Toshiba Wi-Fi cards. Did Toshiba just acquired Eye-Fi? A quote from the press release:

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Canon is still working on a full frame mirrorless camera

The latest report from CanonRumors indicates that Canon is still working on a full frame mirrorless camera:

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New Fuji X-A10 mirrorless camera registered in Asia

A new Fuji X-A10 mirrorless camera was recently registered at the South Korean Radio Research Agency (RRA). The new X-A10 model will most likely be a replacement for the pictured above Fuji X-A1 (already discontinued). Fuji also recently announced the X-A3 model and this registration is a confirmation that the X-A line of cheaper cameras with Bayer sensors will continue to exist.

Expect the official announcement X-A10 to be in the next few weeks. Here are the details from the registration:

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Sony apologizes (again) for getting too many α99 II orders

If you believe in fairy tales, here is one: Sony made an official announcement that they received so many pre-orders for the new a99 II camera at $3,198 that they cannot keep up with the production and potential delays are expected. If you believe those statements, the photo industry should be doing pretty good and it is not. If photo gear manufacturers want to be taken seriously, they should stop using high demand as an excuse for their internal production problems (I am talking about Nikon, OlympusFujiSony and probably a few other manufacturers).

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The latest updates and deals on photo editing software

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You can use coupon code PHOTORUMORS to get 10% off the new Aurora HDR 2017 software and other Macphun products.

The Franzis Project 4 complete edition is currently $565 off:

Retail price: $644
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Offer valid until: 31st of October 2016

The Franzis Project 4 complete edition includes:

  • HDR projects 4
  • DENOISE projects
  • SHARPEN projects professional
  • FOCUS projects 3 professional
  • COLOR projects 4
  • BLACK&WHITE projects 4

All Programs can be used as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, and as a standalone application. All Programs can be used for Windows and Mac. Additional information can be found here.

Today Topaz Labs announced their new Texture Effects 2 and is currently offering $10 off until October 30th with coupon code TFX2.

Check Adobe's special offers for students and teachers.

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Kodak teaser update: new Ektra smartphone announced

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Few weeks ago I reported about Kodak announcing a new smartphone. The new Ektra smartphone was announced today (produced by Bullitt Group, the mobile device licensee for Kodak). Here are the main specs and key features:

  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Professional results from a 21MP fast focus camera sensor with F2.0, PDAF, OIS, Dual LED Flash
  • 13MP phase detection auto focus front-facing camera with F2.2 PDAF
  • Helio X20 2.3GHz Decacore processor with 3GB RAM
  • 32GB memory, expandable with MicroSD cards
  • Advanced Manual Mode – adjustable on Exposure, ISO, Focal Length (Manual/Auto), White Balance, Shutter Speed, Aperture (fixed f2.0 main camera)
  • Familiar scene selection dial experience – includes scene modes Smart Auto, Portrait, Manual, Sports, Bokeh, Night-time, HDR, Panorama, Macro,
  • Landscape, Film / Video
  • Integrated high quality printing app
  • Super 8 Video Recorder
  • Integrated social media sharing
  • 3000mAh, with USB 3.0 Type C fast charger
  • Two stage shutter release button
  • 5” Full HD display (441 ppi). (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Optical Image Stabilisation
  • 4K Video Capture
  • 3000 mAh battery

Press release:

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New Entaniya 250 fisheye lens for MFT announced

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A new Entaniya 250 Fisheye MFT lens was announced in Japan. Three different models will be available (check US pricing and availability):

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