The new Tokina SZ PRO Reflex 300mm f/7.1, 600mm f/8, and 900mm f/11 MF CF compact super-telephoto lenses are now available to order


The new Tokina SZ PRO Reflex 300mm f/7.1, 600mm f/8, and 900mm f/11 MF CF compact super-telephoto APS-C lenses for Sony E, Fujifilm X, and Canon EF-M mount are now available to order at Adorama and B&H Photo. Additional information on the new lenses can be found here:

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The 2022 Worst Camera of the Year Award goes to…



Here are the results of the 2022 Worst Camera of the Year Award poll – the winner is the Pentax KF DSLR camera. Congratulations!  The new $850 Pentax KF hardly offers any upgrades except the price from the previous Pentax K-70 model:

Pentax KF vs. Pentax K-70 cameras comparison (almost the same)

Here is the breakdown of the votes for the remaining candidates (previous Worst Camera of the Year winners can be found here):

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Canon will soon announce a new RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens


Canon will soon announce a new RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM full frame mirrorless lens according to Nikishita (via digicame-info). The official announcement will most likely happen at the CP+ show later this month.

Nikon already has a Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens and I assume the Canon version will be very similar:


Canon started a new rebates program in the US (Adorama and B&H) and Europe (Foto Koch, Foto Erhardt, Calumet):



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The latest Kickstarter/Indiegogo updates

The latest Kickstarter/Indiegogo updates:


SPINN CP camera strap 2023 edition: carry your DSLR or Mirrorless more comfortably & shoot with greater intuitiveness.


SnapPack anti-theft bag: a new generation of anti-theft bags that combine sleek & functionality.


Power Junkie v2: use the Sony NP-F battery to power any camera.


AMKOV affordable V-LOG camera: 4K/60fps video, support time-lapse & snapshot video.


The HEIPI tripod: the lightest and most compact 3-in-1 travel tripod.


LEVANTE waterproof modular daily backpack: ocean proof, quick-drying, 6 ways to carry, shock absorbing.


Duovox Mate Pro camera: capture and see the night as if it were day.


Feiyu Scorp Mini4-in-1 gimbal: camera & smartphone controller, hyper-lapse, panorama, focus follow, auto track, quick charge.


Pinhole Pro Max lens: first pinhole lens with 6 apertures & 18-36mm zoom.

Other crowdfunded projects that are still available for purchase:

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ON1 Photo RAW sneak peek at upcoming features



ON1 will soon release a major Photo RAW update that will include new features and updates requested by customers. The new version 2023.1 will be free for existing owners and subscribers of Photo RAW 2023 and will include a handy new crop overlays feature, which includes the rule of thirds, grid, diagonals, and golden spiral to help achieve the perfect composition. Additionally, users can now hide overlays for a more streamlined editing experience. Here is the first sneak peek video:

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Topaz Labs Photo AI version 1.1.9 released



Topaz Labs released Photo AI version 1.1.9 with improved masking and crop tools, an updated blur detection model, and bug fixes:

  • Windows CLI is now accessed via its own executable inside the install directory called tpai.exe
  • Updated AI Engine
  • Fixed Hasselblad A6D camera profile
  • Fixed some Sony camera profiles
  • Fixed some images having incorrect orientations
  • Fixed lens correction after cropping RAW images
  • Fixed lens metadata not being read correctly after processing by some photo managers
  • Fixed metadata sometimes copying to an image’s neighbor
  • Reworded some cropping-related elements
  • Added warning when downscaling images

The Topaz Image Quality Bundle and Topaz Video AI sale is ending today:


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The rumored Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG DN | Art lens will be announced on February 7th, 2023 (for Leica L and Sony E mount)


The previously rumored Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG DN | Art mirrorless lens for Leica L and Sony E mount will be officially announced on February 7th, 2023 – the price is expected to be around $850:

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The global medium format camera market size is expected to grow from $146.5M in 2021 to $181M in 2027


The global medium format camera market size reached $146.5 million in 2021. ResearchAndMarkets.com expects the market to reach $181 million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 3.59% during 2021-2027. Additional information (the full report is behind a paywall):

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