Pictar Pro “DSLR Your Smartphone” attachment now listed on Kickstarter


Pictar Pro is a new smartphone attachment that recently was launched on Kickstarter (currently at $194,538
with a goal of $25,000):

Here are some of the camera features:
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Zeiss ZX1 camera hands-on report from a beta tester



Ray Larose was one of the beta testers for the new Zeiss ZX1 camera (no US pricing yet) and this is his first hands-on report:

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First look: Panasonic S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras (video + interview)

Panasonic-S1R full frame mirrorless camera prototype

Panasonic-S1R full frame mirrorless camera prototype

Panasonic 70-200mm L-mount lens

Panasonic 70-200mm L-mount lens

Lensvid published their Photokina interview with Panasonic about the upcoming S1/S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras (additional Panasonic S1/S1R hands-on videos can be found here):

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List of upcoming/rumored Leica cameras


Here is an updated list of upcoming/rumored Leica cameras:

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Zeiss ZX1 camera buyers will not be forced to subscribe to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC


A quick update on the Zeiss ZX1 full frame fixed lens camera that will come with integrated Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC: Zeiss confirmed that potential buyers will not be forced to subscribe to Adobe CC.

Additional coverage of the upcoming Zeiss ZX1 camera can be found here and on the new Zeiss ZX1 Facebook page.

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PersonalView interview with Panasonic on the new L-mount


PersonalView interviewed Mr. Michiharu Uematsu, Ms. Emi Fujiwara and Mr. Taku Kariyazaki from Panasonic about the new L-Mount alliance and the future of Micro Four Thirds. Here is a recap of the interview:

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The insolvency procedure has started for NetSE, the company behind Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, Oprema Jena, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex & A. Schacht


The insolvency procedure has started for NetSE, the company behind Meyer Optik Görlitz, Emil Busch, Oprema Jena, C.P. Goerz, Ihagee Elbaflex & A. Schacht (see previous blog posts). If you have paid for a lens on Kickstarter and have not received it, I think the changes are very slim that you will get anything back.

Here are the details from the insolvency filings:

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