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Ricoh GXR Mount A12 Coming

Ricoh has posted information on the new GXR Mount A12 module on their blog and announced that it will be available as of September 9th, 2011. If you haven't heard of it, it's an APS-C format sensor at 12.3MP that will mount M (or adapted) lenses to the GXR camera.

Noktor 50mm f/0.95 M Lens Coming

Some of you may remember the Noktor 50mm f/0.95 lens for the Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount formats from Noktor about a year ago. Seems that after some organizational changes (SLR Magic bought Noktor) - the new team is set to release this lens in an M mount - due to be announced soon. It will also be 6-bit coded, which should be interesting to see how they got around the issue that Cosina/Voigtländer and Zeiss don't seem to be able to.

Leica M9 to M9-P Upgrade Program Is Now Official

The Leica M9 to M9-P upgrade program is now official. Two options will be available: the “Sapphire Glass” upgrade package for $1,295 and the “Top Cover and Sapphire Glass” upgrade package for $1,995. Both packages come with a one-year warranty extension. Here is the US press release with all of the details...

Leica Explains M9 and M9-P Delays

In an article on TechRadar, Leica UK's Richard Swan spoke of the delays the company had been experiencing, suggesting an average/maximum three month wait for most customers. He went on to say that Leica is in no rush to speed up the process, allowing factories to take as long as they needed. "We won't rush to get them out, just to meet demand – that's not the Leica way - and the Japanese have bigger issues to tackle at the moment."

Tip of the Week (#002) - Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation. Not everyone's cup of tea, but handy for situations like shooting in the snow or at the beach. It's available on the M7 via the rear dial, in the SET menu of the M8 and configurable for both/either on the M9. But what about older bodies? Easy! Change the film ISO. Remember, each doubling or halving of the ISO (e.g. 200 vs. 100) results in a one-stop adjustment (just like full apertures or shutter speeds). Of course, this only applies to metered bodies - and a limited few at that (mainly the M6, M6 TTL, M5)... Also works on light meters. Don't forget to change it back!

Free Capture One Express

Digital Photographer magazine is giving out licenses for the Capture One Express 6 RAW conversion software by Phase One. Normally this is a $129 piece of software!