The latest patents from Canon, Panasonic, Tamron and Ricoh

Here is an update on the latest patents since my last post:

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Creating a photo booth with a GoPro Hero camera

Today's guest post "Creating a photo booth with a GoPro Hero camera" is written by the Danish photographer Lars Brandt Stisen (website | blog | Twitter | PintrestBehance):

I promised our friends a photo booth for their wedding. They had already been scouting the internet and asking around for a solution without any luck, so I proposed to build one for the occasion.

The party were to be held here in Berlin (Germany) where I live, and I wanted to make a portable solution that wouldn't be too delicate, something I could throw in a taxi and take back with me when the party was over. So I came up with the "Selfie-Booth" which basically is a GoPro camera on a tripod.

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Deal of the day: Topaz Labs Clarity 25% off until 10/31


Topaz Labs Clarity at currently 25% off until the end of the month with coupon code Octclarity. Here is a quick description of the software:

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II to start shipping on October 30th

Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera shipping date
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera was initially scheduled to be released in November. Amazon has now updated their listing and the latest DSLR from Canon is expected to start shipping on October 30th, 2014.

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Adobe Lightroom 6 rumors

Some additional Adobe Lightroom 6 rumors after a new LR6 book appeared on Amazon Germany few months ago:

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What else is new?

The Lomography Cine400 film is now in stock. Only 4,000 rolls will be produced (via Popphoto).

MindShift Gear rotating backpacks
→ MindShift Gear has just released two new rotating backpacks -  Rotation180° Trail and Rotation180° Travel Away:

With the rotation180° Trail you can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. No more removing a cumbersome backpack to access camera gear or trail essentials. In one swift motion, you can rotate the beltpack and grab your gear without taking your eyes off of wildlife or disrupting your creative momentum. It fits any 1.5 liter or a 2 liter CamelBak water reservoir, a light jacket and an extra layer, binoculars, compass, trail books, maps and more. This 2-in-1 bag's beltpack can be worn on its own for traveling light.

The rotation180°® Travel Away is the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers. When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important. In one swift motion, only the wearer can rotate the concealed beltpack to the front for instantaneous and secure access to cameras, passports, guidebooks, tablets, or other travel essentials. No more being forced to stop in front of strangers to remove a backpack to gain access to essential travel items. The backpack also has dedicated pockets to conceal a 15” laptop and 10” tablet, while the beltpack can fit an 8” tablet.

→ New YongNuo RF605 Transceiver with grouping announced. For pricing and availability, check eBay and Amazon.

Sigma dp1 Quattro Digital Camera
→ The Sigma DP1 Quattro camera will start shipping on October 24th.

→ The Kodak S-1 Micro Four Thirds compact system camera is now available in the US.

→ Sony Japan announced that they cannot keep up with the demand for the new QX1 smartphone system camera models and potential buyers should expect delays in shipments. Does anyone still believe this "high demand" marketing trick? I keep seeing more and more of it lately. Amazon currently lists the QX1 shipping date as October 19th.

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New Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L and EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II USM lenses

Canon EF 11-24mm f:4L lens
The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L lens (see patent) that leaked last month is real and will be priced around $3,000. The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II USM lens is rumored to be announced in November 2014 and should start shipping in December 2014.

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