The latest patents from Ricoh, Canon and Fuji

Ricoh has a patent for a camera with a built-in dock for a smart phone.

Ricoh infrared AF assist lamp patent
Another Ricoh patent is for infrared AF assist lamp (Nikon recently filed a similar patent).

Canon 24-300mm f:4-5.6 lens patent
Canon has a patent for a new 24-300mm f/4-5.6 lens.

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Adobe Creative Cloud is 20% off for Black Friday

Check out the new Black Friday specials for Adobe Creative Cloud:


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Rumors: Canon “pro level” mirrorless camera coming next year

Some more details on the rumored Canon "pro level" mirrorless camera:

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HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens officially announced

Ricoh announced the previously rumored HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF medium format lens. The price is £1,549.99 / $1,096.95. Shipping starts in mid December 2015. For comparison, here is the current Pentax smc FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF version:

Additional HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens details:

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New Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Trimagon 95mm f/2.6 lens announced

Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Trimagon 95mm ::1.6 lens
Meyer-Optik-Görlitz announced a new Trimagon 95mm f/2.6 lens for Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Sony-E, MFT, M42 and Leica M mounts. Here are the details:

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Samsung NX1 discontinued in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia

Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera 8

New reports appeared online about the Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera ($1,199) being discontinued in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia:

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New photo edititng software: Macphun Aurora HDR Pro and Topaz Texture Effects

Macphun Aurora HDR Pro

Trey Ratcliff and Macphun worked together to release a new HDR software "Aurora HDR" (pre-order and additional information available here):

Topaz Texture Effects

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Today Topaz released also a new product called Texture Effects that offers customized adjustments like textures, light leaks, borders, dust/scratches, color overlay, edge blur, split tone, diffusion, grain, vignette and more. Texture Effects is currently on sale for $49.99 ($20 off) until November 20th (use coupon code TEXTUREFX during checkout).

Topaz Texture Effects examples:

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This is the new HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens

HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f:3.5 AL IF lens
The first picture and specifications of the upcoming HD Pentax-D FA 645 35mm f/3.5 AL IF lens are now available online:

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New Tokina SD 14-20mm f/2 IF DX lens for APS-C cameras coming soon

Tokina SD 14-20mm f:2 IF DX lens
In case you are not following NikonRumors (already posted there): the French magazine Focus Numérique published a picture of a new Tokina SD 14-20mm f/2 IF DX lens designed for APS-C based cameras. Expect the official announcement in the next 30-60 days.

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Deal of the day: Lytro Illum lightfield camera available again for $399

The Lytro Illum lightfield camera is available again for $399 on Woot - this is $1,200 off (75% off) from the original price of $1,599 (currently $599 at B&H). This deal is valid only for today (11 hours left). Here are the Lytro Illum main specifications:

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