Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI version 6.2 released


Topaz Labs released Gigapixel AI version 6.2 which introduces auto model selection, along with quality improvements to all AI models and fixes to help Gigapixel AI run more smoothly:

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The new Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary lens for Fujifilm X-mount is expected to be released in December 2022


During the latest presentation for the new 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lenses, Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki confirmed that the new Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary lens for Fujifilm X-mount is still expected to be released in December 2022.

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Still Coming by Year End

Here is a new video on the latest Sigma developments, including their new headquarters, the latest lenses, and an update on the Foveon sensor:

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The latest DJI leak and rumors (DJI Avata FPV, DJI Inspire 3)

More DJI Avata FPV (first-person view) CineWhoop drone leaks:

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What else is new?

Sony Unlocks In-Camera Forgery-Proof Technology

Save over $1,000 by buying Leica M cameras from Europe (all Leica M film cameras in stock at Meister Camera)

Several classic Leica cameras are up for auction at the Michael’s Camera Museum in Australia

Panasonic is done with compacts, will announce a new mirrorless camera co-developed with Leica

Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R WR Review Roundup

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Tamron is doing great according to the financial results, planning to introduce three new lenses by the end of the year (2022)


Tamron is doing great according to their latest financial results and they are planning to introduce another three new lenses by the end of the year (2022) in addition to the already announced Tamron 17–70mm F2.8 Di III-A VC RXD and Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD:


Here is a recap of Tamron’s 2nd quarter FY2022 financial results:

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Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD lens (model A067) additional information


Tamron recently announced the development of a new 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD lens (model A067). Here is some additional information on the upcoming lens courtesy of B&H Photo:

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Midwest Photo robbed again, watch out for photo gear deals online too good to be true


The Midwest Photo photo retail store in Columbus, Ohio has been robbed again – this time somebody drove a stolen truck through the storefront and stole an unknown amount of photo gear:

Watch out for photo gear deals online too good to be true.

From the Midwest Photo Facebook page:

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Announced: Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lenses for Sony E and Leica L mount


The previously rumored Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG DN Art and 24mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lenses for Sony E and Leica L mount are now officially announced:

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