→ Fujifilm released firmware updates for several X series cameras and Fujinon zoom lenses (X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-A1, XC16-50mm, XF18-55mm and XF55-200mm).
→ Fujifilm opened a new photography boutique in Tokyo called Wonder Photo Shop (see translated press release).
→ CASE is an Indiegogo project for a lighter and smaller wireless camera controller.
→ New: SOCAM UltiMate action camera.
Adobe released Photoshop Camera Raw 8.4 RC with support for the following cameras and lenses:
Olympus filed a new patent for 12mm f/1.0 and 14mm f/1.0 Micro Four Thirds lenses.
Canon filed a patent for a 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6 and EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lenses.
Ricoh's latest patent is for a 24mm f/2 lens designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras (of 35mm equivalent).
The Samsung NX30 mirrorless camera is now shipping and is currently in stock at B&H. Here are the detailed camera specifications:
Hasselblad is now running a new H5D-40 and H5D-50 promotion where you can save up to $2,650 if you buy one of the specified camera/lens bundles. More information can be found here. Some of the combinations are already listed on B&H and Adorama.
You can see all current rebates and promotions here.
Silverfleet Capital is about to acquire Phase One. The rumors are that Silverfleet Capita will buy a 60% stake in the company. Henrik Håkonsson, CEO of Phase One, justifies this operation by the need for Phase One to increase their equity to be able to grow by acquisitions.
Dpreview published their CP+ interviews with Toshihisa Iida from Fujifilm. Here are the key points: