The Meyer Optik Görlitz lens brand is coming back to life under new ownership



A few months ago NetSE, the company behind the Meyer Optik GörlitzEmil Busch A.-G. RathenauOprema JenaC.P. GoerzIhagee Elbaflex and A. Schacht brands filed for bankruptcy.

Today the German company OPC Optics (Precision Components Europe GmbH) announced that they have acquired the trademark rights to Meyer Optik Görlitz at the insolvency procedure of NetSE in Koblenz. The new owners intend to enter the consumer market with Meyer Optik Görlitz products (lenses) that will be sold directly to retailers (no more crowdfunding or advance sales).

OPC Optics was founded in 2016 and is based in Bad Kreuznach.

Here is the Google translated press release:

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Is that the upcoming Olympus E-M1X camera?


I received the above three pictures supposedly from the upcoming Olympus E-M1X camera (you can see the rumored specifications here). I don't want to be negative before the camera is officially announced, but I seriously doubt there will be any market for this high-end MFT model. What do you think?

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Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 Dragonfly lens to start shipping this week


US dealers will begin shipping the new Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 Dragonfly lens by the end of this week.

Pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H Photo (Amazon will get their listings later this week).

Additional information on the new Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 Dragonfly lens can be found here.

Irix 150mm f/2.8 MACRO lens sample photos:

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Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 8.1 released

A quick update to my post from yesterday -  in addition to Camera Raw, Adobe also released Lightroom Classic CC 8.1. See the full list of newly supported cameras and lenses.

The latest Adobe CC subscription plan rates can be found here (see also this page). You can get a free Lightroom CC trial on this page (no credit card required). More information on the different Lightroom versions is available here and here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here.

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New Kipon Baveyes/focal reducers for Nikon Z and Canon R mirrorless cameras announced



The previously rumored Baveyes/focal reducers for Nikon Z and Canon R mirrorless cameras are now officially announced and already listed for sale at AdoramaeBay and Amazon Japan (Amazon US should get them shortly):

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Adobe Camera Raw December release is out

Adobe released their Camera Raw December version with support for the following cameras:


See also: the the full list of supported cameras and lenses). The current Adobe CC plan prices can be found here (see also this page). You can get a free Lightroom CC trial on this page (no credit card required). More information on the different Lightroom versions is available here and here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here.

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2019 CES Sony and Panasonic press events on January 7th

Both Sony and Panasonic have scheduled press conferences for January 7th ahead of the 2019 CES show in Las Vegas.



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