The OM System OM-1 Mark II camera is now $300 off

The OM System OM-1 Mark II camera is now $300 off (offer available also at Adorama and Amazon):

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Adobe Photoshop new feature released including prompt AI image generator

Adobe released the July update for Photoshop that includes many new features, including a prompt AI image generator (see the full details at the bottom of this post):

The latest Adobe CC subscription plan rates can be found here. The different Adobe Creative Cloud options are described here. Additional information on Photoshop and Lightroom is available on this page. Adobe Creative Cloud subscription can be purchased directly from B&H Photo or Amazon.

Additional information on the new Photoshop features announced in July 2023:

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Topaz announced new Gigapixel PRO version for professionals

In addition to Video AI Pro, Topaz also released a new Gigapixel PRO version for professionals with high-quality upscaling, commercial licensing, and CLI support. Here are the differences between the regular version and Gigapixel PRO:

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What else is new?

Nikon plans to incorporate RED’s video tech in its cameras in order to expand market share

Nikon Z6 III back in stock in the US

Kamerakraft LMGRIP grip version 3.0 for Leica M film cameras now open for pre-orders

SG-image 55mm f/1.8 AF Announced in Asia

Fujifilm Developed A Linux SDK For Remote Control Of The “GFX100 Series” When Mounted On A Drone


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It seems that the new Leica D-Lux 8 is the first open-source camera from a major manufacturer

It seems that the new Leica D-Lux 8 (AdoramaB&H | WEX | Koch) is the first open-source camera from a major manufacturer - LeicaRumors posted the link to the official Leica website where you can download the camera's source code:

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PictureCorrect composition cheat sheets summer sale

PictureCorrect is currently running a sale on their composition cheat sheets summer sale. Here are the 22 composition cheat sheets you will get:

More PictureCorrect products:

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New lenses coming from Hasselblad and Tamron

CameraInsider reports that two new lenses will be announced soon:

  • Hasselblad zoom lens
  • Tamron big zoom lens

Last month, I already reported that Hasselblad is rumored to announce a new super tele XCD lens:

Hasselblad will soon announce a new super tele lens XCD lens (probably 150mm)

Regarding the Tamron big zoom lens, the speculations are for a new 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3. Nikon already has this lens, and it has been a best-seller since it was announced in June last year. If you look at the 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 patent - the lens was designed by Nikon and Tamron:

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BCN sales rankings in Japan for the first half of 2024

BCN released its sales rankings in Japan for the first half of 2024. Here are the top brands for each of the different categories (BCN collects real sales data from approximately 40% of the Japanese retailers – this is not a worldwide market share/sales report):

Category No.1 manufacturer Sales volume share
Digital camera with fixed lens Kodak 28.3%
DSLR camera Canon 73.5%
Mirrorless camera Sony 36.0%
Digital video camera DJI 45.2%
Action camera GoPro 40.2%
Interchangeable lens Sigma 18.2%

Kodak dominates the best-selling compact digital cameras in Japan

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