Scary prospect: AI Generated Videos Just Changed Forever!

This week OpenAi released a demo of Sora (Click here). It’s their text to video generation tool and the samples are impressive! If you are a photographer and/or filmmaker you have to take into account the devastating influence those tools will have on the industry. We have to learn from these tools how they work so that we can adapt are business. Don’t worry, AI is not going to replace the entirety of photography and filmmaking. But if your business is doing stock photography/filmography you might be in trouble :(

Find your camera if it gets stolen: PolarPro announced the new Defender Body cap with secret AirTag compartment!

PolarPro announced the new Defender Body cap you can buy now at BHphoto (Click here) and at Amazon (should be listed soon). It has a secret storage for Airtag or SD card or CFexpress card. I would have ZERO doubts that it would be best to store your own Apple Airtag (here on discount at Amazon). It’s your best chance to find your camera if you get robbed!

This is how it works:

The second option to keep track of your camera is to buy this Quick Release Plate for AirTag from Smallrig (here on Amazon). I kind of prefer this solution because I usually have a lens on the camera.


First leaked images of the Leica SL3

Here you have the first leaked images and full specs of the Leica SL3.



  • Same sensor as M11/Q3 60/36/18 MP
  • 15stops dynamic range
  • Smaller body than SL2
  • Improved ergonomics
  • 3.2-inch 2.3 million dot tilt monitor
  • 5.76 million dots OLED viewfinder
  • Maestro IV processor with L2 technology
  • ISO 50-100000
  • 6.5 steps of image stabilization
  • Hybrid AF system
  • Not 9fps
  • FHD, 4K, C4K, 8K
  • MP4, MOV, H265, ProRes 1080p
  • Crop 8K 30p, 4K 60p
  • Full width 4K 30p
  • CFexpress Type B + SD UHS-II
  • timecode interface
  • HDMI 2.1A
  • USB-C 3.1
  • 3.5mm input
  • Bluetooth 5.1・Wi-Fi 6 2×2 MIMO
  • IP54 dust and splash proof
  • BC-SCL6 battery
  • Apple MFi
  • 769g
  • New DC coupler/charger
  • new grip
  • Announced around March 7th
  • Content authentication similar to M11-P
  • less than 8000 euros

via Asobinet via LR

Bummer: Canon R1 not coming any time soon!

As expected, all those rumors were totally unfounded. The Canon R1 is not coming any time soon!

I told you previously to not trust all those specs you read on the web, and I told you my trusted sources did not get ANYTHING about a possible Canon R1 release any time soon. Latest rumors do now say that we will get first a new R5II in late Spring and the R1 sometimes after that.

What’s weird is that there are no rumors of possible gear announcement for the Cp+ show. Is Canon really going to release NOTHING? Hopefully we will get some new lens like the 35mm f/1.2 for example…

via CR

Sigma will announce a new 15mm f/1.4 diagonal fisheye L-mount lens!

Damn what a surprise! Around February 21 (day varies according to timezone) Sigma will announce two new lenses:

  • 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports

And that 15mm f/1.4 is a never seen before kind of lens. Nobody ever made such a fast Full Frame Fisheye lens before. The only lenses coming close are the Olympus 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye PRO (it’s a MFT lens so FF equivalence is 16mm f/3.6) and the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Lens. Having a f/1.4 fisheye lens will likely open some new possibilities never explored before. Bold move Sigma! But I wonder how big this lens will be! I bet it’s going to be massive! I hope trusted sources can soon share some images and full specs of this lens.

Circular vs Diagonal Fisheye:
The circular fisheye effect gives a 180-degree angle of view across the whole periphery.
A diagonal fisheye effect captures a roughly 180-degree diagonal angle-of-view and a greatly distorted view of the image periphery. This effect is also known as a “full-frame fisheye” effect because the resulting image covers the entire frame.

Reminder: Sigma 500mm f/5.6 specs:

  • Lightweight lens…less than 1,5kg and so the lightest telephoto prime lens you can buy.
  • Very fast AF on Sony A1 (lens has linear motor)
  • The lens sharper than the Sony 200-600 G
  • very low chromatic aberration
  • Coming for Sony E and Leica L mount cameras
  • Price just under $3,000
  • Announcement on February 21.