Link: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013? « Canon Rumors
LensVid has posted an excellent infographic showing how truly bad 2013 was for the camera industry. At its worst, there was a 40% drop in total camera sales between 2012 and 2013. That included a 19% drop in DSLR shipments.
Link: Nikon D4s vs. D4 specifications comparison | Nikon Rumors
Link: Nikon D4s officially announced | Nikon Rumors
The Nikon D4s is now officially announced: 16MP sensor, ISO 409,600, RAW S (small) and a price tag of $6,500
Link: Canon & the EOS-1D X Dominate The World Press Photo List « Canon Rumors
Have you ever wondered which cameras are used the most by the press? The graphic below sheds some light on which cameras are used the most by press photographers for the World Press Photo 2014 awards.
Link: What’s In Your Camera Bag?: Photojournalist Ed Kashi – Feature Shoot
What is the one thing you would advise a photographer to carry with them at all times? Their wits, so they keep aware of their surroundings and find great images. In terms of gear, bring a camera you are comfortable using.
Link: New Sony Camera Focuses Almost Instantly, Takes 11 Shots a Second | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
Link: LensRentals.com – Disruption and Innovation
Technology changes tend to be of two types: incremental improvements or disruptive innovations. Incremental improvements allow one manufacturer to take market share from another and give fanboys fuel for internet forums. Disruptive innovations may create a million new customers. Or make a million potential customers leave for some new hobby or way of doing things.
Link: Lomography Petzval 85mm lens review | Nikon Rumors
Craig C. Houdeshell reviews the Lomography Petzval 85mm lens on Nikon cameras (the lens is no longer available on Kickstarter, but Lomography is already taking pre-orders on their website -
Link: PDNPulse » BREAKING: Hasselblad Launches HV, a High-End DSLR Based on Sony A99
the HV camera will sell as a kit with a Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for for 8,500 Euros, or $11,500 USD. (The Sony A99 retails for $2,800, body only.)
Link: PDNPulse » Photography Products We Wish Someone Would Invent
For our January issue, which was dedicated to innovation, we asked some photographers: What innovation do you wish someone would invent? See their responses below and add your wishes in the comments.