RED announcement on July 6th: modular camera system with cellphone functionality?


There are some speculation online that RED could announce a new modular camera system with cellphone functionality on July 6th. This is what RED's CEO James Jannard said:

“July 6th. 9am PST. Right here. You need to be online. You need to tell everyone you know to be online. Have your credit card ready. This is a new product category. It does not impact your RED camera.”

There is an interesting new patent for a "multi-layer handheld electronic device":


Another patent application describes a modular digital camera system with cellphone functionality:

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Tamron and Canon announcements in the next 48 hours

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens now listed at Adorama

Additional specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera

Pictures of the white and silver Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 DSLR camera (with Dual pixel CMOS AF)

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Aurora HDR 2017 software flash sale (lowest price ever)


From June 27-30 Macphun is offering their Aurora HDR 2017 software for the lowest price ever:

  • $79 instead of $99 - for all the new users
  • $59 instead of $69 - for Aurora HDR Basic/AppStore users
  • $39 instead of $49 - for Aurora HDR 2016 users

What you get:

  • Aurora HDR 2017 - HDR photo editor for Mac
  • Trey's Expansion Preset Pack - 26 presets from Trey Ratcliff
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Micron discontinues Lexar memory cards retail business


Micron announced that they will discontinue the Lexar removable storage retail business which includes also Lexar memory cards. Here is the official statement:

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New Lensbaby Velvet 85 85mm f/1.8 lens with 1:2 macro capabilities announced


Lensbaby announced a new Velvet 85 85mm f/1.8 lens with 1:2 macro capabilities for SLR and mirrorless cameras. For pricing and availability check Adorama and B&H. Sample photos can be found here. See also this hands-on report on the new lens.

Velvet 85 lens specifications:

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens listed online


The new Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is not officially announced yet, but it was shortly listed online with a price tag of $1,199. Here are the lens specifications:
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Additional specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera


Additional specifications for the upcoming Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera:

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