This Week in the World: 2/2-2/8

This Week in the World looks at this week’s most interesting stories out of the photo world.

LumoPro published a teaser image of their upcoming LP180 Quad Sync Manual Flash. Check it out at Photo Rumors or LP’s (as we affectionately refer to them) Facebook page. Being their exclusive U.S. dealer, yeah, we’re pretty darn excited.

Yes, but WHEN?

Yes, but WHEN?

I Heart Faces announced the location of their 2013 Photography Conference for Women and it just so happens to be in our neck of the woods.

Where the heck is Columbus, Ohio?

Where the heck is Columbus, Ohio?

Firmware dump: Firmware updates were posted for the Nikon V1 and Capture NX software, a bunch of Sony DSLRs and NEX bodies and lenses, and the Canon EOS-1D X. Thanks to Nikon Rumors, DP Review, and Photography Blog (in no particular order) for the heads-up.

No, me updating your firmware does not mean I don't love you just the way you are.

No, me updating your firmware does not mean I don’t love you just the way you are.

Maybe don’t count on a large sensor compact camera from Canon? However, the 70D is coming, so that’s pretty cool. Read DP Review‘s interview with Canon’s Masaya Maeda here.

Pentax “confirms” full-frame DSLR plans, sort of. At least, they’re considering full-frame. Oh, you’re coy, Pentax. But the truth will out! (via Photo Rumors)

It’s an electric razor! It’s an electric toothbrush! No, it’s Ricoh’s panoramic camera! (via Pop Photo)

One minute I was driving down a dark highway at night. The next minute there was a bright flash of light. Next thing I know, I'm asleep in the woods, naked, and I'm holding this thing. [Image courtesy of Gizmag]

One minute I was driving down a dark highway at night. The next minute there was a bright flash of light. Next thing I know, I’m asleep in the woods, naked, and I’m holding this thing. [Image courtesy of Gizmag]

A compact that shoots RAW? Olympus is like a mad scientist over here with their Stylus XZ-10. Check out DP Review’s hands-on write-up.

So shiny!

So shiny!

Sony NEX-3N leaked, so that’s pretty awesome. (via Photography Bay)

When Sony says, "NEX," you say, "How high?" Er, something like that.

When Sony says, “NEX,” you say, “How high?” Er, something like that.

And, in cased you missed it . . .

We gave you Tips & Tricks for Recording Sound.

We offered some Valentine’s Day gift ideas.

We highlighted the bright, surreal images of local photographer Matt Reese.

We tried to talk you into going mirrorless.

We interviewed December Photo Contest Winner Christen Graham.

And we announced our February Photo Contest, sponsored by Sony!

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