Monday, February 19, 2018

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH Review

Amy Davies
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The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH is the most expensive lens that Leica currently produce, but it also offers the shallowest depth of field, making it perfect for portraiture. Read our in-depth Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH review, complete with full-size sample images, to find out exactly what $12,795 / £10,250 buys you...

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the new Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH lens, mounted on the Leica M (Typ 240) digital rangefinder camera. The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH is an exceptionally fast lens with "gossamer-thin depth of focus...that isolates subjects with extreme precision". It also costs a whopping $12,795 / £10,250, making it the most expensive retail Leica lens currently available.

Sony Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor with Global Shutter Function

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Sony has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function.

Sony has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function.

Hama Selfie 100 Panorama Monopod

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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The Hama Selfie 100 Panorama is a new monopod for 360° cameras that gets the photographer out of the image. As with a normal selfie stick, the camera is attached to a telescopic pole, but immediately above the handle is an additional holder for a smartphone that acts as a control monitor.

The Hama Selfie 100 Panorama is a new monopod for 360° cameras that gets the photographer out of the image. As with a normal selfie stick, the camera is attached to a telescopic pole, but immediately above the handle is an additional holder for a smartphone that acts as a control monitor.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lensbaby Burnside 35 Creative Effects Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Lensbaby Burnside 35 is an entirely new kind of creative effects lens. This 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris that changes the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh, all while adding or removing vignette and center brightness.

The Burnside 35 is now available for purchase on lensbaby.com and select Lensbaby-authorized retailers for $499.95.

The Lensbaby Burnside 35 is an entirely new kind of creative effects lens. This 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second…

OmiCam​ Wearable Camera Offers Image Stabilization and Virtual Reality

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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OmiCam is a wearable camera with unprecedented image stabilization technology, 15-hour battery life and complete VR compatibility for long-duration sports.

The OmiCam is available for purchase directly on the OmiCam website for $299 (USD).

OmiCam is a wearable camera with unprecedented image stabilization technology, 15-hour battery life and complete VR compatibility for long-duration sports. The OmiCam is available for purchase directly on the OmiCam website for $299 (USD).

ProGrade Digital Memory Cards for Professionals

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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ProGrade Digital today announced a new line of products designed to uniquely fill the needs of today’s high-end DLSRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras. Memory cards will be offered in a variety of formats and industry-leading capacities. The company will also design and market a selection of card readers, starting with a CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow Reader that boasts a USB 3.1, Gen. 2 transfer protocol.

ProGrade Digital today announced a new line of products designed to uniquely fill the needs of today’s high-end DLSRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras. Memory cards will be offered in a variety of formats and industry-leading capacities. The company will also design and market a selection of card readers, starting…

Fujifilm X-H1 OIS Compatibility Chart

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Wondering how your Fujifilm lenses will work with the new X-H1 camera's built-in stabilisation system? Wonder no more, as we've compiled a chart, courtesy of Fujifilm, of all the XF and XC lenses and how many stops of stabilisation they provide when mounted on the X-H1 (according to CIPA standards).

Wondering how your Fujifilm lenses will work with the new X-H1 camera's built-in stabilisation system? Wonder no more, as we've compiled a chart, courtesy of Fujifilm, of all the XF and XC lenses and how many stops of stabilisation they provide when mounted on the X-H1 (according to CIPA standards).

Fujifilm X-H1 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images and movies taken with the Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in a variety of scenarios and lighting conditions, including the full ISO range. The Fujifilm X-H1 is a new compact mirrorless camera that features a 24 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and DCI 4K video recording.

Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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We've spent the last couple of days shooting with the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in Lisbon, Portugal, in a wide variety of different scenarios. Check out our first impressions of using the exciting Fujifilm XH1 camera now...

We've spent the last couple of days shooting with the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in Lisbon, Portugal, in a wide variety of different scenarios. Check out our first impressions of using the exciting Fujifilm XH1 camera now...

Fujifilm X-H1 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-H1 camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T2 camera, an exploded view of the inside of the X-H1's components, the two new XF cine lenses, and the VPB-XH1 Vertical Power Booster Grip.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-H1 camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T2 camera, an exploded view of the inside of the X-H1's components, the two…

Fujifilm X-H1 Flagship Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The new flagship Fujifilm X-H1 is the first camera in the mirroless X series to include in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The 24.3 megapixel X-H1's 5-axis in-body image stabilization system employs three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor to offer a maximum of 5.5 stops of compensation when used with most (but not all) XF and XC lenses. The X-H1 is also the first camera in the X series to include ETERNA, a new film simulation ideal for shooting movies, creating understated colors and rich shadow tones. It features a new F-log video mode and supports DCI 4K video, 200 Mbps high bit rate recording and 1080/120P high-speed video.

The Fujifilm X-H1 will be available from March 2018, priced at £1699 body only and £1949 with the new VPB-XH1 vertical battery grip.

The new flagship Fujifilm X-H1 is the first camera in the mirroless X series to include in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The 24.3 megapixel X-H1's 5-axis in-body image stabilization system employs three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor to offer a maximum of 5.5 stops of…

Fujifilm MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and MKX 50-135mm T2.9 Cinema Lenses for X Series Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 are the first full manual cinema lenses to be compatible with the X Series camera range. These lenses deliver high optical performance and comfortable operability for professional video shooting.

The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 lenses will be available from early Summer 2018 priced at £3499 and £3799 respectively.

The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 are the first full manual cinema lenses to be compatible with the X Series camera range. These lenses deliver high optical performance and comfortable operability for professional video shooting. The FUJINON MKX 18-55mm T2.9 and FUJINON MKX 50-135mm T2.9 lenses…

New Firmware Updates for Fujifilm GFX 50S, X-T20, X-A3 and X-A10 Coming Soon

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Fujifilm have announced new firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-T20, X-A3 and X-A10 cameras will be released in the next few months. The GFX firmware update 3.00 will add two new functions “Focus Bracketing” and “35mm Format Mode”. The X-T20 firmware update 2.00 will provide support for “FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO”, improve studio flash controller compatibility, introduce new AF tracking algorithm and include other functional and operational updates.

Fujifilm have announced new firmware updates for the GFX 50S, X-T20, X-A3 and X-A10 cameras will be released in the next few months. The GFX firmware update 3.00 will add two new functions “Focus Bracketing” and “35mm Format Mode”. The X-T20 firmware update 2.00 will provide support for “FUJIFILM X…

ZEISS Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The ZEISS Loxia 25mm f/2.4 is a compact wide-angle manual focus lens that will appeal to both landscape and architectural photographers.

The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25 will be available from March 2018 for £1,189.99 (incl.VAT). Filmmakers can also look forward to a special offer on a set comprising all five ZEISS Loxia focal lengths ranging from 21 to 85 millimeters.

The ZEISS Loxia 25mm f/2.4 is a compact wide-angle manual focus lens that will appeal to both landscape and architectural photographers. The ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25 will be available from March 2018 for £1,189.99 (incl.VAT). Filmmakers can also look forward to a special offer on a set comprising all five ZEISS…

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

World Press Photo Announces 2018 Awards Nominees

Mark Goldstein | Competitions
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The six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year have been revealed. The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 12 April.

The six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year have been revealed. The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 12 April.

Panasonic Announces 8K High-Resolution, High-Performance Global Shutter

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Panasonic has announced the world's first 8K high-resolution global shutter technology. This can capture 36 megapixel images at 60fps using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF). Utilizing the global shutter function that enables simultaneous image capture by all pixels, Panasonic expect to be able to capture moving objects instantaneously without distortion. Will we see this sensor used in the successor to the GH5/GH5s cameras?

Panasonic has announced the world's first 8K high-resolution global shutter technology. This can capture 36 megapixel images at 60fps using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF). Utilizing the global shutter function that enables simultaneous image capture by all pixels, Panasonic expect to be able to capture…

Tamron Tease New Lens for CP+ 2018

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Ahead of next month's CP+ photo show, Tamron Japan have released a teaser for a new lens on their Instagram channel. There aren't any further details yet about the new optic, so stay tuned...

Ahead of next month's CP+ photo show, Tamron Japan have released a teaser for a new lens on their Instagram channel. There aren't any further details yet about the new optic, so stay tuned...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

LG Adds AI Technologies to Flagship Smartphone

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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LG will introduce the first of a suite of AI technologies for its smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The new technology will be featured in the 2018 version of the LG V30, LG’s most advanced flagship smartphone to date.

LG will introduce the first of a suite of AI technologies for its smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The new technology will be featured in the 2018 version of the LG V30, LG’s most advanced flagship smartphone to date.

‘Love in London’ Charity Photography Competition

Mark Goldstein | Competitions
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‘Love in London’ is an iconic photography competition celebrating unity and hope in the aftermath of a turbulent year. The aim is to inspire London with a wave of positivity and love, with the winning photos being displayed across the capital on digital adverts, including billboards and bus stop signs. 

‘Love in London’ is an iconic photography competition celebrating unity and hope in the aftermath of a turbulent year. The aim is to inspire London with a wave of positivity and love, with the winning photos being displayed across the capital on digital adverts, including billboards and bus stop signs.