Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S. Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the new Panasonic LEICA DG ELMARIT 200mm F2.8 POWER O.I.S. lens, mounted on the equally new Panasonic G9 mirrorless camera.

Adobe Lightroom December 2017 Update

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Adobe have updated the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, as well as updates to Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw. The new Auto Setting creates a better photo by using Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence to analyse your photo and compare it to tens of thousands of professionally edited photos. The Tone Curve has been added to Lightroom CC on desktop, along with split toning.

Adobe have updated the entire Lightroom CC ecosystem, including for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, as well as updates to Lightroom Classic CC and Adobe Camera Raw. The new Auto Setting creates a better photo by using Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence to analyse your photo and compare it…

Fixation Now Offers Repair of Bowens Lighting Equipment

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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Photographers using lighting equipment from recently liquidated Bowens International have been thrown a service and repair lifeline by Fixation, who have set up a dedicated team of lighting equipment experts to deal with all Bowens kit repairs and service requirements.

Photographers using lighting equipment from recently liquidated Bowens International have been thrown a service and repair lifeline by Fixation, who have set up a dedicated team of lighting equipment experts to deal with all Bowens kit repairs and service requirements.

​PortraitPro Body 2

Mark Goldstein | Software
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PortraitPro Body 2 is a new standalone full body retouching software and plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements. Version 2 of the industry’s first and only dedicated body contouring software offers Warp Fixer controls, Photoshop Smart Filter, Lite Mode and is the fastest and most accurate PortraitPro Body ever.

PortraitPro Body 2 is a new standalone full body retouching software and plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Elements. Version 2 of the industry’s first and only dedicated body contouring software offers Warp Fixer controls, Photoshop Smart Filter, Lite Mode and is the fastest and most accurate PortraitPro Body ever.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Leica Out-Performs Camera Market to Grow by 6%

Mark Goldstein | Global
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Leica recorded revenue growth of more than 6% from April 1st 2016 to March 31st 2017, bucking the overall downward trend in the global camera market, which declined by around 10 per cent in the same period. Leica's overall revenue figure of almost 400 million euros was achieved by a systematic realignment of the company that has taken place in recent years, including the setting up of an in-house retail distribution division, and a focus on the Chinese market, with plans to open 20 to 30 more stores.

Leica recorded revenue growth of more than 6% from April 1st 2016 to March 31st 2017, bucking the overall downward trend in the global camera market, which declined by around 10 per cent in the same period. Leica's overall revenue figure of almost 400 million euros was achieved by a…

Video Tripod Manager 44 Rolling Case from Think Tank Photo

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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The Video Tripod Manager 44 Rolling Case from Think Tank Photo is designed to hold cinema-sized tripods, stands, sliders, and/or modifiers up to 40” in height. The well-cushioned, highly rigid rolling case provides hard case protection with soft case convenience. The Video Tripod Manager 44 retails for $349.75.

The Video Tripod Manager 44 Rolling Case from Think Tank Photo is designed to hold cinema-sized tripods, stands, sliders, and/or modifiers up to 40” in height. The well-cushioned, highly rigid rolling case provides hard case protection with soft case convenience. The Video Tripod Manager 44 retails for $349.75.

Honor 7x and Honor View 10 First Impressions

Tim Coleman | Camera Phones
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We were at the global launch of the Honor 7x and the Honor View 10 smart phones in London last week. During the event, Honor CEO George Zhao took us through the key features of the two new phones. 

We were at the global launch of the Honor 7x and the Honor View 10 smart phones in London last week. During the event, Honor CEO George Zhao took us through the key features of the two new phones. 

Honor 7X Sample Images

Tim Coleman
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Honor 7X smartphone.

Honor View 10 Hands-on Photos

Tim Coleman | Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Honor View 10 smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor View 10 smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Honor View 10 smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor View 10 smartphone.

Honor 7X Hands-on Photos

Tim Coleman | Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Honor 7X smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor 7X smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Honor 7X smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Honor 7X smartphone.

Rotolight AEOS Review

Tim Coleman
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The Rotolight AEOS is an ultra-portable, all-in-one bi-colour LED light and HSS flash for both video and photography. Is this the only light that you need for both the studio and on location? Read our in-depth Rotolight AEOS review to find out...

Memistore Dual Memory Card Holder

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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Memistore is the world's first dual memory card holder that attaches directly to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera's tripod mount or hot shoe.

Memistore is the world's first dual memory card holder that attaches directly to a DSLR or Mirrorless camera's tripod mount or hot shoe.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Adaptalux Studio EFX Lighting Arms

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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Adaptalux Studio EFX Lighting Arms are a new range of Lighting Arms for the Adaptalux Studio that will be of particular interest to new photographers and UV enthusiasts. Adaptalux EFX Lighting Arms became completely funded in just 4 hours after launch and they are now over 380% funded. Photographers can enjoy a great discount on the EFX Lighting Arms whilst the campaign is live by backing their project.

Adaptalux Studio EFX Lighting Arms are a new range of Lighting Arms for the Adaptalux Studio that will be of particular interest to new photographers and UV enthusiasts. Adaptalux EFX Lighting Arms became completely funded in just 4 hours after launch and they are now over 380% funded. Photographers can…

Pixedo.com Launches

Mark Goldstein | Global
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Pixedo.com is a new online store with more than 5000 specialised photo and video products available.

Pixedo.com is a new online store with more than 5000 specialised photo and video products available.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Nikon European Wedding Collective

Mark Goldstein | Websites
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The Nikon European Wedding Collective is a team of expert wedding photographers and influencers from across Europe who have been handpicked by Nikon to chart present and future wedding trends and wedding photography styles. It will produce an exclusive, ongoing content series which will be hosted on Nikon’s European website and will launch with a focus on wedding traditions. All of the images taken by The Collective will be shot on the new Nikon D850.

The Nikon European Wedding Collective is a team of expert wedding photographers and influencers from across Europe who have been handpicked by Nikon to chart present and future wedding trends and wedding photography styles. It will produce an exclusive, ongoing content series which will be hosted on Nikon’s European website…

​Kitmapper Online Peer-to-peer Rental Site

Mark Goldstein | Websites
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Kitmapper is an online peer-to-peer rental site for creatives. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, KitMapper has announced this December it will be reducing Lister fees over the winter period from 17.5% to 14% the lowest it has ever been.

Kitmapper is an online peer-to-peer rental site for creatives. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, KitMapper has announced this December it will be reducing Lister fees over the winter period from 17.5% to 14% the lowest it has ever been.

Reflecta Light Pad A4+

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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The reflecta Light Pad A4+ is a new light panel for use with slides and negatives. It features dimmable LED lighting and adjustable color temperature. reflecta’s new Light Pad A4+ is available in late December/early January at a suggested retail price of  $159.99.

The reflecta Light Pad A4+ is a new light panel for use with slides and negatives. It features dimmable LED lighting and adjustable color temperature. reflecta’s new Light Pad A4+ is available in late December/early January at a suggested retail price of  $159.99.

Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage Plus Bag

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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The Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage Plus is a rolling camera bag specifically designed for traveling photographers. The Airport Advantage Pus holds one gripped DSLR with lens attached, one ungripped DSLR with lens attached, plus five to eight additional lenses, and a 17” laptop. Or, it can hold two gripped DSLRs with lenses detached, plus five to seven lenses. For Mirrorless users, the roller can fit two bodies with a crazy amount of lenses. It retails for $289.75.

The Think Tank Photo Airport Advantage Plus is a rolling camera bag specifically designed for traveling photographers. The Airport Advantage Pus holds one gripped DSLR with lens attached, one ungripped DSLR with lens attached, plus five to eight additional lenses, and a 17” laptop. Or, it can hold two gripped…

Manfrotto 190go! M-series

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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The Manfrotto 190go! M-series is a lightweight tripod for professionals on the move. The 190go! is the lightest and most compact tripod in the 190 range. It features the M-lock mechanism, a new twist lock developed by Manfrotto which enables quicker and easier set up with a single 90° hand rotation movement. The new 190go! M-series is available from £174.95.

The Manfrotto 190go! M-series is a lightweight tripod for professionals on the move. The 190go! is the lightest and most compact tripod in the 190 range. It features the M-lock mechanism, a new twist lock developed by Manfrotto which enables quicker and easier set up with a single 90° hand…

DxO PhotoLab 1.1 Released

Mark Goldstein | Software
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DxO PhotoLab 1.1 offers an easier-to-use design, the ability to interface with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic, and an improved brush tool.

DxO PhotoLab 1.1 offers an easier-to-use design, the ability to interface with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic, and an improved brush tool.