Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 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 APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH lens, mounted on the Leica SL (Typ 601) mirrorless camera. The Leica APO-Summicron-SL 90mm f/2 ASPH lens offers a classic telephoto focal length for portraits with fast and silent autofocusing. It retails for £4,100 / $4,195.

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS Review

Amy Davies
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The Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS is a brand new premium telephoto zoom lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering a versatile effective focal range of 100-400mm in 35mm terms, the Panasonic 5-200mm lens boasts fast and silent auto-focusing and weather sealing. Read our in-depth Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS review now, complete with sample images...

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS 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 Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS lens, mounted on the Panasonic G9 mirrorless camera.

Insta360 Collaborates with Adobe to Simplify 360° Video Production

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Insta360 has developed a new integration for Adobe Premiere Pro to complete every part of their 360° video post-production workflow. The free extension will be released during this quarter to users of Premiere Pro CC 2017 and later.

Insta360 has developed a new integration for Adobe Premiere Pro to complete every part of their 360° video post-production workflow. The free extension will be released during this quarter to users of Premiere Pro CC 2017 and later.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Huawei P20 Review

Amy Davies
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The Huawei P20 is the cheaper alternative to the flagship P20 Pro smartphone that wowed us a couple of weeks ago, but that doesn't mean that it's not worth a look. Check out our in-depth Huawei P20 Pro review with full-size sample images and videos...

Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Amy Davies
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The Galaxy S9 is the smaller of two new flagship smartphones from Samsung for 2018, featuring the much heralded variable aperture lens and super slow-motion video recording at 960fps. Read our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S9 review with full-size sample images and videos now...

Huawei P20 Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Huawei P20 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the new Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone.

SmugMug Buys Flickr

Mark Goldstein | Websites
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In a surprise move, SmugMug has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Together, SmugMug and Flickr represent the world’s most influential community of photographers, marrying SmugMug’s deep industry expertise and strong digital tools with Flickr’s global tribe of tens of millions of photographers.

In a surprise move, SmugMug has agreed to purchase Flickr, the online photo management and sharing application. Together, SmugMug and Flickr represent the world’s most influential community of photographers, marrying SmugMug’s deep industry expertise and strong digital tools with Flickr’s global tribe of tens of millions of photographers…

Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 is a premium wide-angle prime lens for Sony's 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The manual-focus Loxia 25mm lens offers a fast f/2.4 maximum aperture, 10 rounded aperture blades, superlative build quality, and an aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video use. Read our in-depth Zeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 review now...

Moto g6 and e5 Smartphones Unveiled

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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The new moto g6 and moto e5 smartphone families are smarter than ever and focus on display, design and power.

The new moto g6 plus is picture perfect in every way. Featuring a 5.9″, 18:9 aspect ratio, its Full HD Max Vision display delivers vivid colors and all the fine details. Capture the most creative shots using its advanced software, and focus in an instant with Dual Autofocus Pixel technology. Taking great pictures even in low light just got easier, thanks to its large f/1.7 aperture and 1.4um pixel size.

The new moto g6 and moto e5 smartphone families are smarter than ever and focus on display, design and power.The new moto g6 plus is picture perfect in every way. Featuring a 5.9″, 18:9 aspect ratio, its Full HD Max Vision display delivers vivid colors and all the fine details…

Friday, April 20, 2018

Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D and 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT Lenses

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Venus Optics has announced 4 new and unique lenses - the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO,  17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D and 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT lenses.

The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. The 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. The Laowa 17mm f/4 GFX is currently the widest available native lens option for Fujifilm G-mount cameras. The 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT delivers aunique circular fisheye field of view on Micro four thirds cameras.

All four lenses will be available for trial at Venus Optics’ booth (T225) in Beijing P&E Imaging fair during 3rd-6th May 2019. They are expected to be shipped in mid/late 2018.

Venus Optics has announced 4 new and unique lenses - the Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom, 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, 17mm f/4 GFX Zero-D and 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye MFT lenses. The Laowa 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 FE Zoom is currently the widest zoom lens available for Sony full frame E-mount…

Meyer Optik Görlitz APO-Makro-Plasmat 105mm f2.7

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 f2.7 is the latest lens from Meyer Optik Görlitz. The Plasmat lenses, especially the Makro Plasmat (Makro meaning for 35mm film), are probably the most famous lens of the Meyer portfolio. The Apo-Makro Plasmat will launch on Kickstarter on May 1st for $2999.

The APO-Makro-Plasmat 105 f2.7 is the latest lens from Meyer Optik Görlitz. The Plasmat lenses, especially the Makro Plasmat (Makro meaning for 35mm film), are probably the most famous lens of the Meyer portfolio. The Apo-Makro Plasmat will launch on Kickstarter on May 1st for $2999.

Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here some sample images taken with a final production version of the brand new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens. The Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 is a compact wide-angle manual focus lens for Sony E-mount cameras that will appeal to both landscape and architectural photographers.

Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer

Mark Goldstein | Printers
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The Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer can print creative 2x3 photos and stickers in seconds. Available in Rose Gold, Mint Green and Slate Gray, the IVY Mini Photo Printer is Canon's smallest and lightest printer yet.

The Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer is currently available for an estimated retail price of $129.99*, which includes the printer body and a starter pack of ten sheets of photo paper. Twenty-sheet and fifty-sheet packs of photo paper will also be available for an estimated retail price of $9.99* and $24.99*, respectively.

The Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer can print creative 2x3 photos and stickers in seconds. Available in Rose Gold, Mint Green and Slate Gray, the IVY Mini Photo Printer is Canon's smallest and lightest printer yet.The Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer is currently available for an estimated retail price of…

Capture One 11.1 Provides New Resource Hub, Expanded Camera Support and Improved Workflow

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Capture One 11.1 is a new feature release to the industry’s premier RAW conversion and image editing software. Improved Styles and presets workflow, support for 11 new cameras, including Sony A7 Mk III and Fuji X-H1 and 10 new lenses, including Tamron lenses for both Nikon and Canon, and an all-new Resource Hub are among the latest updates.   

Capture One 11.1 is a new feature release to the industry’s premier RAW conversion and image editing software. Improved Styles and presets workflow, support for 11 new cameras, including Sony A7 Mk III and Fuji X-H1 and 10 new lenses, including Tamron lenses for both Nikon and Canon, and an…

2018 Sony World Photography Awards Winners Announced

Mark Goldstein | Competitions
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The World Photography Organisation has named the overall winners of the prestigious 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony. The coveted Photographer of the Year title was presented to British artist Alys Tomlinson for her series Ex-Voto, winning the photographer $25,000 (USD).

The World Photography Organisation has named the overall winners of the prestigious 2018 Sony World Photography Awards at a London ceremony. The coveted Photographer of the Year title was presented to British artist Alys Tomlinson for her series Ex-Voto, winning the photographer $25,000 (USD).

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica and Others Confirmed for Photokina 2018

Mark Goldstein | Events
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In response to Elinchrom's recent decision to pull out of Photokina 2018 and rumours that Canon were about to follow suit, Photokina have confirmed that the 35th edition of the show will be full and will include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica and others.

In response to Elinchrom's recent decision to pull out of Photokina 2018 and rumours that Canon were about to follow suit, Photokina have confirmed that the 35th edition of the show will be full and will include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica and others.

Canon EOS 2000D Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Canon EOS 2000D / Digital Rebel T7 is a new entry-level DSLR aimed squarely at new users looking to dip their toe into the world of interchangeable lens cameras. Does the EOS 2000D offer a step-up in quality from a compact camera or smartphone, and can it take on and beat its main rival, the Nikon D3400? Find out by reading our in-depth Canon EOS 2000D / Digital Rebel T7 review...

Billingham Hadley Small Pro Review

Amy Davies
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The Billingham Hadley Small Pro is a new premium messenger shoulder bag aimed at professional photographers and demanding enthusiasts. Read our Billingham Hadley Small Pro review now to find out what this bag has to offer...