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August 02, 2011

Also (Leica $upgrade$ M9 to M9p, Noktor hearts M, Kodak no-want takeover, Kenko NDX VND filter, etc)

Time to catch up with a new wave of Newsbytes! Here we go, in lightning-round format:

+ Leica offering optional upgrades to M9 owners to get their cameras closer to the M9-p. Cost$ $1300+ - via Imaging Insider, PhotoXels, PDN Online, Photoscala, et al

+ SLR-Magic-Noktor is working on a 50mm f0.95 Hyperprime 35mm full frame lens for the Leica M-mount says Steve Huff (sponsored by Noktor)

+ Kenko-Tokina's NDX variable neutral density filter getting close to release in Japan. Prices will start at $700-equivalent - via Imaging Resource, dpreview, DC Watch Impress, etc

+ Kodak does not want to be taken over - they are taking defensive measures - Democrat & Chronicle (via PMA NL)

+ new Fuji Digital Minilab Frontier LP5700R at PMA News Line - it would look great in the living room!

+ Vimeo launches professional video service and gets Apple TV hook - via Laforet, PDN Pulse, Ars Technica et al

+ photo-sharing service Smilebox sold for $40 million says Geek Wire (via Techmeme)

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