What’s new on Kickstarter?

Fjord 50-C camera backpack – a 40L adventure photography backpack that expands to 50L.

Radiant Mega Sling – new sling bag designed for modern explorers, perfect for urban & outdoor enthusiasts.

CAZE is an all-in-one memory card reader solution that ensures your shots and content are shielded, organized, and ready for a fast transfer.

Luxceo M8 – the smallest wireless stereo mic: 2-in-1 charging case, 20 hours battery, 100m range, plug & play, noise reduction, magnetic, wireless charging case, monitoring.

Yashica night vision camera/binocular can shoot 4k UHD full-color video in the dark from up to 600 meters away with an impressive 0.0037 lux sensitivity.

Maven Wave 2 color-coded photography and videography filters: dark polarizers, variables, graduated ND, infrared 720, starry focus, and more.

Via PhotoRumors

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Pentax/Ricoh is the only real savior of the film camera

When my daughter went to college, the first thing she asked for was a film camera. After I searched B&H Photo and Amazon, I realized that you can either get a $6,000 Leica M film rangefinder camera or a crappy compact film camera that will probably break shortly after the purchase.

Breaking news: Pentax is starting a new “Film Project” that could include the release of a new film camera

Most of my daughter’s friends are buying old/used film cameras from eBay. There is nothing wrong with that, but the problem with service and parts will come sooner or later. This is where Ricoh/Pentax comes to the rescue: they already announced that they will release several new film cameras: from a beginner to a pro-level and they will be all covered by a warranty + service for years to come.

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The latest updates from Topaz, Luminar, and Excire

Topaz Labs released Photo AI version 2.3.0 and discussed their 2024 roadmap.

→ For the 2nd anniversary there is a new 20% off coupon code for Luminar Neo: AFF-FC7q (expires on February 26). The 20% off code could be used on top of any other existing offers.

Luminar Neo version 1.18.2 released.

→ New: Luminar Neo Photo Manipulation Masterclass.

→ New Excire photo management software launched:

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Prime members can get $20 Amazon credit for backing up photos (unlimited storage)

Amazon Prime members can now get $20 Amazon credit for backing up their photos via the Amazon Photos app (unlimited storage). The fine print for this offer can be found here:

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Is a new Ricoh GR camera going to be announced on February 23?

The 2024 CP+ show will occur on February 22-25 in Yokohama, Japan. Ricoh will not be part of the show, but at the same time, they have scheduled a new GR LIVE! event:

Could this event be for the announcement of a new Ricoh GR camera? We already got the first teaser that a new Ricoh GR announcement is coming soon:

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Amazon is selling refurbished Pentax K1000 SLR film cameras with Pentax 50mm lens for $300

Check those refurbished (renewed) Pentax listings on Amazon:

Refurbished Pentax K1000 SLR film camera with Pentax 50mm lens for $298.99 (16 available).

Refurbished Pentax K-50 camera for $579.95 (only 1 available).

Refurbished Pentax Asahi Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 M42 screw mount lens for $147.99 (3 available).

Additional information on Amazon Renewed products can be found here and here:

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The latest Pentax deals in the USA and Germany

Pentax deals at B&H Photo:

Pentax deals in the US (valid from 7th February to 17th March 2024):

  • Buy a PENTAX K-1 Mark II (Body and Kits) and get a free PENTAX HD DFA 100mm Macro f2,8 ED AW lens*
  • Buy a PENTAX KF (Body and Kits) and get a free PENTAX DA 50 mm f1,8 lens!*
  • Plus 15% instant discount on a selection of PENTAX APS-C and Full Frame Lenses*

Pentax rebates in Germany:

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