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Photo FOMO: Fujifilm ramen, KodakCoin DOA, and Nikon’s secret sensor lab

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Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photo FOMO is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like Fujifilm’s new XF10 camera and pair of prime lenses, find briefs on the latest in accessories and photo industry news from this week with Photo FOMO.

Fujifilm (sort of) gets into ramen

As part of a promotional stunt, Fujifilm Korea has launched a limited number of Fujifilm Provia-branded instant noodles. According to Fujifilm Korea, the noodles have a ‘hot and tangy kimchi’ taste, which may or may not be better than the taste of Kodak’s D-76 developer.

Kodak’s ‘Kashminer’ Bitcoin operation goes belly-up

Speaking of Kodak, remember when it said it would be getting into the cryptocurrency craze with the help of a rebranded Bitcoin miner it called Kashminer? If so, don’t bother keeping up to date with KodakCoin. According to the BBC, Spotlite, the company behind Kashminer, announced the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has stopped progress with the operation.

Blackmagic’s $700 eGPU designed for MacBooks won’t do much for you in Photoshop

Blackmagic eGPU Review. Not what I was hoping for APPLE.

Colin Smith, who goes under the channel name photoshopCAFE on YouTube, shared a 16-minute review on the Blackmagic eGPU in regard to how well it functions with his 2017 MacBook Pro running Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. As it turns out, an external graphics card doesn’t provide much of a boost at all when working on photos (or even video). What is more important is the CPU, RAM, and the type of hard drive you have inside your computer, due to the way Adobe programs use (and don’t use) a computer’s GPU for processing images.

Imaging Resource goes deep inside Nikon’s ‘super-secret’ sensor design lab

Imaging Resource founder and editor-in-chief Dave Etchells received an exclusive look inside the facility where Nikon designs, builds, and tests its sensors. The article is an incredibly detailed look inside a piece of the production puzzle we almost never get to see as consumers. You don’t need a doctorate in physics or semi-conductors to appreciate the intricacies, but it’s not exactly a simple summarization either.

Gannon Burgett
GoPro’s latest action camera is $50 off for Black Friday
The GoPro Hero 12 action camera recording water on a beach.

GoPro is the best action camera brand for adrenaline junkies and outdoor lovers, so there's always high demand for GoPro Black Friday deals. The latest release, the GoPro Hero 12 Black, was just rolled out in September, but surprisingly, its price has already been slashed for the shopping holiday with a $50 discount from Best Buy, so it will be yours for $350 instead of $400. We're not sure how long this offer will remain online though, so if you want to get the action camera for cheaper than usual, you should proceed with the purchase immediately.

Why you should buy the GoPro Hero 12 Black
The GoPro Hero 12 Black continues the brand's tradition of stepping up the capabilities of its action cameras with every succeeding generation. It's capable of recording 16:9 videos in 5K resolution at up to 30 frames per second, and 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second, and it adds High Dynamic Range, allowing you to capture all of your most memorable adventures with extreme detail. The action camera features HyperSmooth 6.0 stabilization that does magic on shaky footage, and up to 8x slow motion for moments that the human eye will never see on its own.

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This Black Friday camera deal might just get me to switch to Sony
Sony A7 III in hand.

Hear me out — while I've been plenty happy shooting Canon the past few years and would be more than happy with my Black Friday pick on that system — you can't help but look at what Sony has to offer on the full frame front and be at least a little bit tempted. And I'm not even talking about newfangled global sensors on that ridiculously awesome A9 iii.

I'm mostly thinking about the much larger world of lenses, particularly because, unlike Canon, Sony has embraced third-party lens manufacturers these past few years, whereas Canon ... has not. (To put it mildly.)

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This 128GB SD card Black Friday deal is perfect for photographers
version 1647869006 2 insert sd card hand

If there's one thing a photographer can't have too many of, it's SD cards. For one, they tend to go missing every now and then. It happens to us all. Another reason is that an SD card will eventually fail. It's nobody's fault — that's just something that happens with this kind of removable storage.

So better to plan ahead and have a few extras on hand. And that's what makes this 128GB card from ProGrade the perfect Black Friday deal.

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