May 27

Breaking News: Leica T arrives in stores.

The brand new Leica T-System delivers an impressive camera platform, plus several technical accessories to enhance the sheer joy of photography. This is a camera for photographers with the highest standards.With a system small enough to fit in your pocket, and you undertake serious photography an expand your creative horizons! These new and creative accessories follow the same principles as the Leica T – a reduction to the essentials. They have eliminated the extras and simply concentrate on pure imaging essentials so you can focus on capturing the perfect picture.

Art, Engineering and Craftsmanship…The values that have always been associated with the Leica name for more than a century.

The Body alone retails for $1850 , pair it with the Summicron-T 23mm f2 ASPH for an additional $1950

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Dr. Andreas Kaufmann: About the Essence from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

May 09

MeFoto adds a cool new Gizmo to the lineup

Introducing the SideKick360 – a smartphone adapter that provides mobile photographers and filmmakers with solid camera support and precision control. Indispensable for creating sharp photos, videos, time lapse and long exposures. The 360° rotating ball joint allows for quick re-positioning from vertical for photos to horizontal for video and anywhere in between. Fits any Arca-Swill stlye tripod or ball mount.

And now…MeFoto is offering a 50% Rebate with the purchase of any Mefoto tripod!

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After purchasing this product, receive your online rebate by
visiting All you have to do
is fill in your required information along with a picture or scan
of your bill of sale dated within the range of this rebate, effective
from May 1 to June 30, 2014. You will receive a pre-paid
VISA card in the amount of the offered rebate.

All rebates must be entered by July 15, 2014. USA Only

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May 07

Nikon teams up with Black Rapid to offer a new quick draw camera strap.

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The Quick-Draw Strap and Quick-Draw Strap S were developed based on quick-draw straps invented by photographer and BlackRapid founder, Ron Henry, and popular throughout the market for their incredible convenience. The straps have been further refined to offer even greater convenience.

Along with the great mobility offered by BlackRapid products through specifications that enable on-the-go shooting with a mechanism that allows the camera to slide diagonally up and down the shoulder strap, a system that utilizes the camera’s tripod socket so that the camera hangs upside down for a smooth grip, a shoulder pad that effectively distributes weight for less burden, and an under-arm tether that holds the strap firmly in place, these two new straps offer an even greater sense of security with a safety strap that prevents the camera from falling in the unlikely event the fastener comes loose, and a cover that prevents the carabiner that connects the strap to the camera from scratching the camera body.

The Quick-Draw Strap, with a wider shoulder pad, is suited to use with digital SLR cameras. The Quick-Draw Strap S, with a narrower shoulder pad, is suited to use with Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses and Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras.

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May 29

Pentax to Announce new products

Pentax Camera is really on a roll these days. The 93 year old company is making a splash with photographers with their weatherproof 645D Medium Format Camera, the weather proof WGII point and shoot cameras and the brand new weatherproof K30 DSLR. Pentax is seeking to re-brand themselves as the “Adventure Camera Company”. Check out the specs of the amazing new K30  HERE