→ MindShift Gear launched two new outdoor photo backpacks:
The SidePath, which weighs in at 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg), holds one large Mirrorless body and one to two standard zoom lenses or primes, or a compact DSLR and one to two lenses, or a DSLR (5DMIII or D750) with one standard zoom or two primes. It’s a great “grab and go” bag. The TrailScape provides all-day comfort while carrying up to a 300mm f/2.8.
→ There has been multiple reports about a faulty batch of Lexar 2933x 32GB XQD memory cards (it’s a software issue that requires to update the card's firmware). If you have any issues with this memory cards, contact Lexar for a replacement.
→ The new Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens is now available for pre-order in various mounts.
→ Amazon announced an enhanced Prime Photos with some new features:
- Family Vault – Prime members can create photo archives that family members can easily contribute to and access photo and video memories in one place
- Unlimited Photo Storage for Non-Prime Members - Prime members can now give up to five family members or friends the Prime membership benefit of unlimited photo storage, along with an additional 5 GB of storage for videos, documents, and other files – regardless if they’re existing Prime members
- Smart Search - Quickly and easily find people, places, and things in photos with enhanced search capabilities. Prime members can also filter searches by location or date or other keywords, like family and friends that have been named
- Photo Printing – Recently announced, Prime Photo users can now also order photo books, holiday cards and prints directly from their Prime Photos or Amazon Drive account
→ For the next two days KEH is offering a site-wide sale on pre-owned digital and film gear - you can get 15% off pre-owned digital gear and 25% off pre-owned film gear with the coupon code DIGFILM. This is a 2-day sale and the coupon code will be valid only for October 26 and 27.