From the monthly archives:

September 2009

Ricoh Releases Firmware Update For GR Digital III

by Isaiah on September 30, 2009

Ricoh Releases Firmware Update For GR Digital III

The new firmware update version 1.21 for Ricoh GR Digital III compact camera is now available for download via Ricoh’s official website. The update “fixes minor issues related to playback and manual focus, plus an issue with the GW-2 wide conversion lens.” Update yours now! [dpreview]

Carl Zeiss's Distagon T* 2,8/21 With EF Bayonet

Carl Zeiss today introduced the new Distagon T* 2,8/21 with EF Bayonet mount. The wide-ange lens fits all analogue and digital EOS camera models. It is perfect for architectural and landscape photography. The lens’s floating elements design also guarantees high imaging performance, from close-ups to infinity. The Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE will be available in Autumn 2009 for a suggested retail price of €1.549 ($2.262). [Carl Zeiss]

Phase One 645DF Medium Format Camera

by Isaiah on September 29, 2009

Phase One 645DF Medium Format Camera

Phase One has introduced its new medium format camera called the 645DF. The new camera offers many performance improvements over its predecessor including high flash sync speeds – up to 1/1600 of a second, an option to dial between predefined modes, capture responsiveness and improved autofocus speeds – up to 5 times faster performance in a typical fashion set up. The Phase One 645DF will go on sale in Q4 2009 for about $5,990. [DCViews]

BodyGuard Pro

by Johan on September 29, 2009

BodyGuard Pro

The BodyGuard Pro is a neoprene suit that will protect your DSLR camera from small knocks and bangs without removing the lens. It is great for camera body protection when you are not breaking down your gear but stowing it temporarily. This camera body cover is perfect for use with most of Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Available in Black, Forest Green, Realtree Max4 HD, Realtree Hardwoods Snow, and Army Digital Camo, the BodyGuard Pro retails for $28.95 each. [Adorama]

Panasonic DMC-LX3 Firmware Update

by Isaiah on September 28, 2009

Panasonic DMC-LX3 Firmware Update

Here’s the latest firmware update ‘version 2.0’ for Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-LX3 digital compact camera. The update will support several new functions like a new High Dynamic scene mode, and improve various performance factors including AF acceleration, better picture aspect ratio and improved AWB. The update is now available for download via Panasonic’s official website. [PhotographyBlog]

Nikon D3s With 1080p Video Rumored

by Johan on September 28, 2009

Nikon D3s With 1080p Video Rumored

Word has it that Nikon D3s with 1080p video will be released on October 15th, 2009. The crew at NikonRumors puts it at “99 percent probability.” The Nikon D3s is expected to add 1080p video and an 14fps burst mode and a 1.6x crop mode. Stay tuned for more updates. [Engadget]

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