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New: Peak Design for Leica backpack

Fujifilm Files Against Polaroid, Because Polaroid Can’t Claim Trademark on Photo Borders

RAYQUAL Fujifilm X Mount Adapter to Hasselblad V

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Kodak still on track to bring back to life EKTACHROME film

Despite the reported $46 million loss and recent layoffs, Kodak is still on track to bring back to life EKTACHROME film in 2018:

“The process is coming along really well,” Kodak says. “We’ve been busy testing and making sure it meets all the expectations that exist in this passionate community.”

Kodak is using “all new equipment” on a much smaller scale to make the film, bringing costs down for smaller manufacturing runs. Continuing to produce the film had been cost-prohibitive before, but now that’s becoming less of a factor.

Kodak is aiming to reassure fans that “this is the real deal” — the actual return of Ektachrome and not just a poor imitation with a catchy name.

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Update: the new Sony a7r III camera is expected to start shipping in early December

Just like Nikon and several other companies, Sony Japan released their regular "demand exceeding supply" memo for the new a7r III mirrorless camera that was supposed to start shipping on November 30th (Google translation):

"The order received from Tuesday, October 31, the digital single lens reflex camera "α 7 R III" has received orders exceeding our expectations greatly, and it is time to receive time to deliver goods I will. For reservations up to the release date it will be delivered in order by early December."

Sony a7R III preorder links: B&H | Adorama | Amazon | WEX | Jessops | Park Camera.

Check out also Adorama's upgrade/trade-in program where you can get cash for your current camera or lens (you can get up to 70% credit that can be applied to purchase the Sony a7R III).

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Luminar 2018 for Mac & PC officially released (plus a $10 off coupon code)

Luminar 2018 for Mac & PC is now officially released. The latest version includes new filters powered by artificial intelligence, speed improvements, a dedicated RAW develop module, new intelligent Sun Rays filter, LUT support, real-time noise removal, new user interface, full support of pro options like layers, masks, blending modes and photo composites. A new DAM (Digital Asset Management) platform is coming in 2018.

If you missed the pre-order Luminar deal, you can still get $10 off with coupon code "PHOTORUMORS":

Top 10 Luminar 2018 features:

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Panasonic G9 will start shipping on January 25, the Leica Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 lens on December 14th

As I already reported last month, that the new Panasonic G9 MFT mirrorless camera will not start shipping before the end of the year. Panasonic Japan now lists the G9 shipping date as January 25th. The new Leica DG Elmarit 200mm f/2.8 lens will start shipping on December 14th.

The next lens from Panasonic will be the Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm f/2.8-4 ASPH Power OIS

Check out also the latest Panasonic rebates at B&H and Adorama.

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Technical drawings of not yet released Fuji mirrorless camera (Fuji X-A5?)

Fuji has at least two upcoming cameras that are expected to be announced in the next 1-3 months. The drawings of a not yet released Fuji mirrorless camera were recently submitted to the FCC. The camera will have a new communication module TYPE 1 FJ (wireless standard: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth). As FujiAddcit noted, this could be the Fuji X-A5 that is expected to replace the current X-A3 that was announced in August, 2016:

"Because the communication module differs from X-E3 (and FF 170002), it seems to be an illustration of FF 170003 registered in another certification body. Judging from strap fasteners and dial placement, it is the rumored X-A5"

Here is the side view:

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First indication that the Nikon D850 sensor could be made by TowerJazz

The new Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens will be in stock this Friday

Additional Leica CL mirrorless camera information

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