Nikon cuts forecast. And TheCameraStoreTV calls for a FM mirrorless.

Nikon latest financial report (see here) describes a negative scenario for Nikon. Sales are dropping down and forecast is even worse than expected.

The team form TheCameraStoreTV discussed about the Nikon and Canon very conservative approach regarding the mirrorless market. They suggest Nikon to launch a Full Frame mirrorless system based on the amazing FM design. I couldn’t agree more on that!

Nikon (and Canon) really have to stop thinking in such a conservative way. They have to “risk” if they do not want to be overcome by Sony, Fuji and other companies.

MXcamera announces the “Dark Knight” Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 PRO version!

MXcamera just announced a new upgraded verison of their current Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount lens (here on eBay).

The “The Dark Knight” major upgrade specifications are:
1. Improved lens coating, which makes the lens have better performance
2. Filter thread changed to 67mm from 58mm
3. New bayonet lens hood to prevent light flare and improve “back light “s situation performance.


Sigma Quattro fw update. And E-Pl7 and new Leica V-lux cameras officially registered.

The Sigma DP2 Quattro just got a new firmware update you can download here: It brings the following fixes:

1) It has corrected the phenomenon that details of subjects that have both similar color tones and contrast difference will be lost when images are recorded in JPEG format.

2) It has reduced the longitudinal noise that appears occasionally when changing each adjustment value in the image correction process substantially during the development of RAW files in SIGMA Photo Pro Ver.6. – See more at:

In the meantime the E-Pl7 and V-LUx Type 114 cameras got officially registered as Wifi capable devices in Taiwan.

Pentax QS-1 announced!

Pentax officially announced the QS-1. Specs and price info can be read at Adorama (Click here). In short these are the highlights of the new camera:

Pentax QS-1 Features

1/1.7 inch, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
Q-Mount Compatible with system of lenses
Customized Quick Dial
Smart Effects Modes & Creative User Modes
In-body Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction (SR) Mechanism
High-speed continuous shooting at 5 FPS and shutter speeds from 1/2000 to 30 seconds
Large 3-inch LCD Monitor with advanced anti-reflection coating
Bokeh Control
ISO Sensitivity up to 12800
Traditional DSLR Modes
In-body RAW development
HDR Capture
Full 1080p h.264 HD video recording
Built-In Pop-up Flash
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi card compatibility
Optional External Viewfinder Available