A week ago, we reported that Kodak had entered into a multi-year agreement with American camera supplier JK Imaging for new lines of Kodak-branded digital cameras. While it’s not uncommon to see this type of deal for low-end cameras, what’s interesting is that the agreement will also result in a Kodak-branded compact system camera. Amateur Photographer writes,
In an interview with Amateur Photographer (AP) at CES on 10 January, Eastman Kodak general manager for Film Capture, Paper and Output Systems, Dennis Olbrich, was asked whether the line-up will include a compact system camera.
Olbrich, who used to work inside Kodak’s camera division, replied: ‘That’s part of the portfolio.’
Polaroid, another beleaguered photo brand, recently signed its own agreement with Sakar International for new Polaroid-branded cameras. That duo is also working on a mirrorless camera system.
Kodak-branded Compact System Camera on Way [Amateur Photographer via Photo Rumors]
Canon started quite a fad back in 2010 by handing out novelty lens mugs at the Vancouver Olympic games. Within two years, it seems like everyone is making and selling lens-shaped coffee mugs now. If you thought Leica had stayed out of the craze, think again. Leica Rumors spotted the pen and coffee cup above being sold on eBay last week. The luxury Caran d’Ache pen carries the familiar red dot, while the cup features Noctilux lens markings.
Sure, Nikon USA finally started selling an official lens mug, but over in Nikon’s Japanese online store the company actually sells Nikon-brand confections made with ingredients that include red bean paste, sesame seeds, and chestnuts. Apparently the company has been selling these candies to its employees since 1955, and recently started offering them to non-employees as well.
Nikon Confectionery (via Foto Actualidad)