What to expect from Sony in the next few weeks

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As I already reported previously, Sony did not announce any photography gear at the CES and CP+ shows. In the next few weeks Sony will release/start shipping some of their latest products and will most likely officially announce some of their new FE full frame mirrorless lenses:

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New Panasonic video and stills camera to be announced at the 2015 NAB show

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Panasonic will introduce a new Micro Four Thirds hybrid photo/video camera at the 2015 NAB show (April 11-16th). Here are some of the rumored specs:

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What else is new?

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→ Meike announced new MK-A7II battery grip for the Sony a7II camera. Check pricing and availability on eBay and Amazon.

→ New Veydra 85mm T2.2 cinema lens for Micro Four Thirds mount announced.

Adorama released a new Flashpoint transmitter/receiver set and other new accessories for the Zoom Li-on flash. More information is available here.

→ The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens is now shipping again.

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Adobe Lightroom 6 leaked online

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The French website fnac.com already has a listing for the upcoming Adobe Lightroom 6. Here is are some details on the new LR6 (Google translation):

  • Release date: March 9th, 2015
  • Windows compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 8.1
  • Mac OS compatibility: Mac OS X v10.8, v10.9 or v10.10
  • Price: 130 EUR

Product Overview

Master your digital photography workflow

Ranking, optimization and sharing - Lightroom together in one fast, intuitive application all tools dedicated to digital photography.

Bring out the best of each photo

Test your ideas freely with non-destructive tools - your original pictures remain intact. Lightroom lets you optimize every pixel of your photos, they were taken with a professional digital SLR camera or mobile phone.

Key features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

Environment nondestructive

Unleash your creativity in a nondestructive editing environment that allows you to test your ideas freely. The originals remain intact and you can easily cancel your edits or save multiple versions of a cliché.

Advanced conversion feature black and white

Monitor closely the tonal qualities so essential to the black and white photos. Combine precisely the information of eight color layers in the grayscale conversion.

Development predefined settings

Save time by instantly applying the desired effect to your images.

Just save develop settings as a preset and apply them to other photos in a click. If Lightroom includes dozens of presets, thousands more are offered by third parties.

Face Recognition

Quickly find pictures of loved ones, even without metadata tags. You select a face on the photo, Lightroom and search the person it belongs to all of your other shots. Sort and group your photos by faces.

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B&H offers free shipping to Canada on orders over $99

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B&H now offers free shipping to Canada on orders over $99. From their website:

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The latest Canon lens patents

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→ Canon filed a patent for an Image Stabilization (IS) converter-like device that can be added to any lens without changing the focal length.
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Ming Thein reviews a mystery camera

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Ming Thein was given a mystery camera to review:

"Post-CP+, and in a stunning reversal of recent events, I’ve been given a camera to test. Not just any camera; one that is not even currently available. It is light, portable and sits in a class of its own amongst all cameras I have used."

You can read the full review on his website - really intriguing. Here are few quotes that describe the camera:

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