What else is new?

Filmtoaster digitize film with digital camera
→ Check out the Filmtoaster - it lets you digitize your own film archive with a digital camera (available on Amazon).

Plustek OpticFilm 135 film scanner
→ New Plustek OpticFilm 135 film scanner announced (price: $399).

PhaseOne ALPA A-series IQ3 100MP camera system
→ PhaseOne and ALPA announced a new A-series IQ3 100MP camera system.


→ Check out the current Olympus and Panasonic rebates.

Olympus OM-D E-M1Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Olympus released new firmware updates for the E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II cameras.

New Sony a7 "drop filter" adapter (52mm) announced.

→ GoPro published a new video from their upcoming Karma drone with the following text:

"You're getting a first look at the latest Karma video ... check it out. While I can't share much prior to launch, I can say this about Karma: it works in mysterious ways and not always as you think."

Also: GoPro will slash camera lineup to just three models in April.


→ The dual camera in the next generation iPhone could be made by Sony.

New Leica M camera underwater housing from Subal

B&H Sold its $180,000 Canon EF 1200mm Lens Yesterday 

FujiFilm X-T1 Firmware Version 4.30 is Now Available!

Ricoh published their Q3 financial reports

Nikon has a patent for a smart watch that emits fragrance

Nikon D500 delayed till the end of April

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  • J.L. Williams

    Filmtoaster: $1700 for a metal box with a light source and a bunch of film holders; you supply your own camera and macro lens. Am I missing something here?

    • SH*T666

      Haha! You didn´t miss anything. It is just a metal box with four LEDs in it. Maybe the cost of making this is under $30.

    • Chaitanya

      Pentax film duplicator is looking like a cheaper option even after factoring cost a used Pentax camera + macro lens + flash.

    • TheInconvenientRuth

      You’re missing the hand-crafted West-African Wenge wood grip and Hasselblad badge…

  • jonasyuan.com

    The “Drop filter adapter for A7” is a very interesting idea. Now can someone just make a leaf-shutter adapter with AF please? I understand it is a specialized thing and I don’t mind paying more for it.

    • nwcs

      It’ll be used a lot by the astrophotography set. A lot of 48mm filters are used by that hobby and I bet people will snap it up to use for light pollution, OIII, Ha, etc.

  • SH*T666

    A lot of people was laughing at the wooden grips in Hasselblad cameras but nobody at the wooden grip in Alpa cameras, why?

    • Because it’s not a rebadged Sony?

      • SH*T666

        Maybe, but the grips in Hasselblads are more beautifully crafted.

        • sebas

          erm – you might want to pick an Alpa up and check it out before you say that. those grips are precision.
          out of my league price wise but for Architectural work they’re fantastic.

          • SH*T666

            I really like these Alpa cameras and the wooden grip too. Maybe you missed my point.

    • sebas

      because Alpa lenses kick serious butt? because their cameras are a thing of beauty? sure – damned expensive, but carrying more cred than poor old Hasselblad now.

    • Spy Black

      Who says we can’t laugh at this?

  • Spy Black

    I wish there was a modern-day focusing scanner with glass carriers like the Coolscan 5000.

  • TheInconvenientRuth

    Wow, $1700 introductory price, $2600 normal price. And here I am, using a $15 repro stand from a car boot sale, all sizes negative carriers from an old 4×5 enlarger ($20, same car boot sale), and old SB-26 and some sheets of foamcore and white acrylic… And the best part of my setup (bar the price) is that you don’t have to have all the weight of your setup on the filter ring of your lens. Now this may be fine with the old AIs micro-nikkors, but I wouldn’t trust to do this with a modern AF-S lens like the 50/1.8 they recommend..

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