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Ricoh Thinks Mirrorless Shooters Will Switch Back to DSLRs in 1-2 Years

Camera brands have been shifting their attention from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras, with Canon even reportedly deciding to focus entirely on launching RF mirrorless lenses in 2019 with zero EF announcements. But Ricoh isn't convinced the trend will last -- it believes some mirrorless shooters will soon return to the DSLR.

Yes, Nikon Designs Its Own Sensors

Sony has been receiving attention and praise in recent years for the quality of its sensors and the fact that it produces sensors for other heavyweight camera companies, including Nikon. But even though some of Nikon's CMOS sensors may be manufactured in Sony factories, Nikon actually spends a considerable amount of resources designing those high-end sensors.

Panasonic Cuts the Onion, Fixes Strange Effect Caused by Aspherical Lenses

Have you heard of the "onion ring" effect in bokeh? It's a rather obscure term that emerged as lenses began featuring aspherical lens elements to reduce aberrations and reduce size. Due to the way aspherical lenses are produced, strange "onion ring" lines can appear in out-of-focus points of light.

The term may also soon be a thing of the past: Panasonic has reportedly figured out how to cut the onion (effect), allowing aspherical lenses to produce smooth and pleasing bokeh.

Photog Loses $7,000 of Gear On Japanese Bullet Train, Gets Every Bit of It Back

News in the photo world isn't always uplifting -- what with all the layoffs and copyright scandals -- but once in a while you stumble onto one of those 'renew your faith in humanity' stories that just make you smile.

That's the uplifting story told by Imaging Resource Editor-in-Chief Dave Etchells, who recently lost $7,000 on a bullet train in Japan, only to have it found and returned to him with nary a piece missing.