Canon teaser says that “something big is coming”

Canon teasing something big

Canon India has posted a teaser on its official Facebook page, inviting people to get their cameras ready. The company added that “something big is coming”, further fueling the speculation that the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera is nearing. Moreover, this could also point to the launch of the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens.

Pentax Q2 camera and 28-45mm f/4.5 lens photos leaked online

Pentax Q2 gold leaked

Sources familiar with the matter are claiming that Ricoh is preparing to launch the Pentax Q2 mirrorless camera and 28-45mm f/4.5 lens for medium format cameras. In order to prove it, the sources have also leaked some photos of these two products. Ricoh is expected to officially announce these products ahead of Photokina 2014.

Flickr introduces new licensing program for its members

Flickr Marketplace

Flickr has announced “Curated Connections”, the website’s new way of providing a commercial licensing experience for its members. The new Flickr licensing program will allow photographers to earn money by having their work licensed by agencies, such as Getty Images, and high-profile websites, such as Reuters and BBC.

New Canon 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm “L” lenses to be launched in 2015

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

Canon’s “year of the lenses” is not turning out as expected. Only three units have become official so far, one for each full frame, APS-C, and mirrorless cameras. However, more goodies should become official by the end of this year. However, two of them, new Canon 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm “L” lenses, are actually coming in 2015.

High-end Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera coming soon

Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera

The rumor mill has been pretty active when it comes to upcoming Olympus products. The latest details are hinting at a Olympus OM-D Micro Four Thirds camera, which is expected to become official this September. It is said that the mirrorless camera will not replace the OM-D E-M5 and that it will record 4K videos.

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS bridge camera officially unveiled

Canon SX400 IS

Canon has launched another bridge camera today, after the introduction of the PowerShot SX520 HS. The second model is called Canon PowerShot SX400 IS and it comes packed with an even lower-end set of specs, such as a CCD image sensor and 30x optical zoom lens. This bridge camera will be released soon for only $250.

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS announced with 42x optical zoom lens

Canon SX520 HS

Canon has decided that there is no point in waiting until the Photokina 2014 to reveal a bridge camera aimed at beginner photographers. The new Canon PowerShot SX520 HS camera is now official with an impressive 42x optical zoom lens that offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-1008 as well as many other features.

MIOPS is a camera trigger with plenty of aces up its sleeve

MIOPS trigger

Are you a beginner photographer without a camera or flash trigger? Do you actually own one, but you are unhappy with it? Well, here comes MIOPS, a camera and flash trigger, which can be controlled using a smartphone. MIOPS is now available on Kickstarter with the promise that it will take your photography skills to the next level.

Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 lens coming soon for Micro Four Thirds

Mitakon MFT 42.5mm f/1.2

Good news for Micro Four Thirds camera owners! Mitakon is preparing to release a new optic for photographers using such mirrorless cameras. According to highly-reliable sources, the Mitakon 42.5mm f/1.2 lens has resumed development and will become available for purchase sometime by the end of the year.

Several new Sony lenses to be unveiled at Photokina 2014

Sony FE-mount lenses

The rumor mill is claiming that we will see plenty of new Sony lenses being announced at the Photokina 2014 or just before the beginning of the world’s biggest digital imaging fair. Sources are reporting that new A-mount, E-mount, and FE-mount optics will be unveiled, including new gear from Sony’s long-standing partner: Zeiss.

Canon 5D Mark III replacement might not record 4K videos

Canon 5D Mark III video

A Canon 5D Mark III replacement is rumored to be in development. Sources have reported that the EOS 5D Mark IV will be released in early 2015 bearing 4K video recording capabilities. However, a new report is suggesting that the upcoming DSLR camera will not come packed with the ability to capture videos at 4K resolution.

Canon 7D officially discontinued by Amazon

Canon 7D Mark II launch details

After a 5-year life cycle, the Canon 7D DSLR has finally been discontinued. Amazon is now listing the camera as “discontinued”, meaning that the device will only be available as stocks last. A recent price reduction, coupled with the new status, could mean that a replacement, in the body of the Canon 7D Mark II, is nearing.

Epic photos of a wedding in Iceland by Gabe McClintock

Sarah and Josh

Sarah and Josh are an Ohio-based couple who have decided to have their wedding in Iceland. The decision to elope has turned out pretty inspired, as wedding photographer Gabe McClintock has been able to capture a series of breathtaking photos with the stunning Scandinavian mountains, lava fields, and waterfalls as the backdrop.

“A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”, says Mike Mellia

Roman Empire selfie

How many selfies are you uploading on your social networking profiles? If the answer is “many”, then you should probably revise your attitude. Photographer Mike Mellia could be an eye-opener for you, as the artist is making fun on the selfie-loving crowd using the amusing “A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” photo project.

Olympus E-M1 to become 4K-ready via firmware update this fall

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Panasonic GH4 is a Micro Four Thirds camera capable of recording 4K videos. As things stand, the competition is rather scarce. However, things may get better soon, as the Olympus E-M1 is rumored to receive a firmware update this September. Among other features, the new firmware should allow OM-D E-M1 users to record 4K videos.