Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Manfrotto Present 360° Virtual Reality Range

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
News image

Manfrotto today unveiled the brand new 360° Virtual Reality range, which includes bases, accessories and extension booms that make it easier to create 360-degree videos and photos. Manfrotto VR bases provide reliably stable support and are compact enough not to show in 360° shots. They guarantee the stability photographers and videographers need to get a few metres off the ground and are available in a variety of sizes and materials to suit individual creative requirements. The company’s VR accessories range makes 360° shooting quicker and easier. Last but not least, Manfrotto’s VR boom extensions maximise camera height when required. They can be connected to all the bases in the Manfrotto VR range, enabling users to achieve a wide variety of heights. Prices range from £29.95 to £634.95.

Manfrotto today unveiled the brand new 360° Virtual Reality range, which includes bases, accessories and extension booms that make it easier to create 360-degree videos and photos. Manfrotto VR bases provide reliably stable support and are compact enough not to show in 360° shots. They guarantee the stability photographers and...

UK Pricing Announced for Canon Selphy CP1300

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Printers
News image

Canon UK today revealed the recommended retail price and expected availability of their new Selphy CP1300 wireless compact photo printer. This lightweight, mobile and Wi-Fi-enabled printer can be used virtually anywhere, anytime, thanks to its optional direct-connect battery, to print the perfect photos. The Selphy CP1300’s Party Shuffle Print function is designed to allow Wi-Fi connected users to connect multiple compatible mobile devices to the same Selphy CP1300 unit for everyone to enjoy creating a print layout made of combined images from family and friends. Images are now displayed on a reader-friendly 3.2” tilt-type LCD monitor, while image searching is improved with the ability to filter by date and browse by page rather than one image at a time. The Selphy CP1300 printer will be available from September 2017 in Black, White and Pink with an RRP of £129.99/ €164.99.

Canon UK today revealed the recommended retail price and expected availability of their new Selphy CP1300 wireless compact photo printer. This lightweight, mobile and Wi-Fi-enabled printer can be used virtually anywhere, anytime, thanks to its optional direct-connect battery, to print the perfect photos. The Selphy CP1300’s Party Shuffle...

PaintShop Pro 2018

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
News image

Corel today released PaintShop Pro 2018, a complete photo editing and graphic design suite that promises more speed, flexibility, and creativity than ever before. This latest version offers shorter launch times, a simplified graphical user interface with a new Dual Workspace Environment, customisable toolbars, improved Crop, Text, Selection, Clone Brush, Gradient Fill, Eraser and Dropper tools, ten new colour palettes, thirty new brushes, thirty new gradients, thirty new textures and fifteen new patterns. Choose PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate includes a collection of add-ons including Painter Essentials 5, Perfectly Clear 3 SE and After Shot 3. Also introduced today, the Photo Video Bundle brings together PaintShop Pro 2018 and VideoStudio Pro X10 for a complete photo, design, and video editing package. PaintShop Pro 2018 & PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate are available now in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese. Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro 2018 is $79.99 / €69.99 / £69.99 / $99 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate is $99.99 / €89.99 / £89.99/ $129 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 and Video Studio X10 bundle is $159.99 / €139.99 / £139.99/ $199 AUD.

Corel today released PaintShop Pro 2018, a complete photo editing and graphic design suite that promises more speed, flexibility, and creativity than ever before. This latest version offers shorter launch times, a simplified graphical user interface with a new Dual Workspace Environment, customisable toolbars, improved Crop, Text, Selection, Clone Brush, Gradient...

Ricoh Theta SC Type HATSUNE MIKU

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras
News image

Ricoh today announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition 360-degree camera  called the Ricoh Theta SC Type HATSUNE MIKU. Based on the Ricoh Theta SC, this limited-edition collaboration model features an official Hatsune Miku illustration specially drawn by the illustrator KEI on a turquoise body, the theme colour for Miku. The shutter sound has also been modified, to replicate that of a traditional camera. Images shot in 360° can also be imported into the dedicated image editing application “Ricoh Theta Type HATSUNE MIKU” so that Miku can be part of your shot. In addition, this product includes a “dog tag key holder” printed with a serial number (on the first 3,939 units) and an exclusive colour ABITAX case in a presentation box. The dog tag key holder and presentation box feature an illustration by fuzichoco, exclusive to this limited-edition package. Priced at  £269.99, the camera will be available from the end of September.

Ricoh today announced the upcoming release of a limited-edition 360-degree camera  called the Ricoh Theta SC Type HATSUNE MIKU. Based on the Ricoh Theta SC, this limited-edition collaboration model features an official Hatsune Miku illustration specially drawn by the illustrator KEI on a turquoise body, the theme colour for...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Loupedeck Review

Tim Coleman
Loupedeck Review thumbnail

Conceived by former Nokia developers, Loupedeck is a photo editing console for Adobe Lightroom. Can it really replace the keyboard and mouse when using Lightroom? Find out in our in-depth Loupedeck review...

Cascable 3.0 for iOS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
News image

Cascable, an iOS-based remote control app that works with a number of Wi-Fi capable cameras, has just been updated to version 3.0. This update includes support for nearly 50 new camera models from Fujifilm and Panasonic on top of the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus models already available. In addition, Cascable now contains a set of geotagging tools which enable photographs to be geotagged without a GPS-enabled camera, alongside numerous optimisations and workflow improvements. The app is available from the iOS App Store. Cascable's Pro features come with a free trial when subscribing from $2 per month, or can be unlocked with a one-time $29.99 purchase.

Cascable, an iOS-based remote control app that works with a number of Wi-Fi capable cameras, has just been updated to version 3.0. This update includes support for nearly 50 new camera models from Fujifilm and Panasonic on top of the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus models already available. In addition, Cascable now...

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Sample Images

Amy Davies
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Sample Images thumbnail

Ahead of our full review, here are sample images taken with the new Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens mounted on the EOS 5D Mark IV camera.

Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Sample Images

Tim Coleman
Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT Sample Images thumbnail

Ahead of our full review, here are sample images taken with the new Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT lens mounted on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera.

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Sample Images

Tim Coleman
Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Sample Images thumbnail

Ahead of our full review, here are sample images taken with the new Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens mounted on the Nikon D800 camera.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hireacamera.com Announce New Long-term Rental Rates

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
News image

Hireacamera.com has announced that from now onwards, all camera loans of 4 days or more will benefit from savings of up to 30%, as compared to daily hire prices before July 2017. "Instead of hiring on a job by job basis, it’s now more cost effective to hire for longer, bridging the gap between jobs and giving you the opportunity to use a camera more and get the absolute maximum value out of every hire," the company says. "We have reached a level where we are now able to pass on extra cost-savings to our customers and offer them some of the most competitive rates in the camera hire market."

Hireacamera.com has announced that from now onwards, all camera loans of 4 days or more will benefit from savings of up to 30%, as compared to daily hire prices before July 2017. "Instead of hiring on a job by job basis, it’s now more cost effective to hire for longer,...

Leica TL2 Sample Images

Gavin Stoker
Leica TL2 Sample Images thumbnail

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and a 4K movie taken with a full production version of the new Leica TL2 compact system camera and the Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm f/3.5-4.5 ASPH lens.

The Leica TL2 is a premium mirrorless camera with a 24 megapixel sensor, 4K movies, 20fps burst shooting and a massive touchscreen display.

Canon IXUS 190 Sample Images

Amy Davies
Canon IXUS 190 Sample Images thumbnail

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a full production version of the new Canon IXUS 190 compact camera.

The Canon IXUS 190 is a compact camera with a 20-megapixel CCD sensor, a 10x zoom lens with Intelligent Image Stabilisation, Dynamic NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Ricoh WG-50 Sample Images

Gavin Stoker
Ricoh WG-50 Sample Images thumbnail

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a full production version of the new Ricoh WG-50 compact camera.

The Ricoh WG-50 is a tough compact camera which is waterproof to a depth of 14 metres, shockproof against falls from a height of 1.6 metres, and freeze-proof to temperatures as low as -10°C.

Nikon Coolpix W300 Sample Images

Gavin Stoker
Nikon Coolpix W300 Sample Images thumbnail

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and a 4K movie taken with a full production version of the new Nikon Coolpix W300 compact camera.

The Nikon Coolpix W300 is a tough compact camera with a 16-megapixel sensor, a 24-120mm zoom lens, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4K video recording.

OnePlus 5 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
OnePlus 5 Sample Images thumbnail

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a full production version of the new OnePlus 5 smartphone.

The OnePlus 5 is an affordable flagship smartphone with dual camera technology, f/1.7 aperture lens and Raw file support.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Miggo Expands AGUA Collection of Camera Bags with Three New Models

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
News image

Miggo has announced the expansion of its AGUA line of storm-proof camera bags. The three new bags announced today – the Versa ($169), Sling ($139) and Drone Lander ($129) - are designed for holding everyday gear and provide support for DSLR cameras and the popular Mavic and Spark drones. The company has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the commercialisation of the new bags, which are IPX3-standard storm-proof and carefully designed from durable tarpaulin with an impressive and unique matte finish. "This is miggo’s fourth crowdfunding campaign,” said Guy Sprukt, Marketing Manager and miggo co-founder. “The crowdfunding arena is the place where we bring products to life and is also a way for a young brand like ours to gather real feedback from consumers and implement changes before the final product is brought to market. The new bags we’re announcing today are backed by significant R&D offer a completely different approach to carrying photographic gear and drones."

Miggo has announced the expansion of its AGUA line of storm-proof camera bags. The three new bags announced today – the Versa ($169), Sling ($139) and Drone Lander ($129) - are designed for holding everyday gear and provide support for DSLR cameras and the popular Mavic and Spark drones. The company has launched...

Hasselblad X1D Firmware Update 1.17.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
News image

Hasselblad have posted a firmware update for their X1D-50c medium-format compact system camera. Version 1.17.0 adds a visual overexposure warning, an overlay for the spot metering area, a grid overlay and a clickable White Balance icon in Video Live View and recording; and fixes bugs. The firmware upgrade can be accessed via the website below.

Website: Hasselblad Support

Hasselblad have posted a firmware update for their X1D-50c medium-format compact system camera. Version 1.17.0 adds a visual overexposure warning, an overlay for the spot metering area, a grid overlay and a clickable White Balance icon in Video Live View and recording; and fixes bugs. The firmware upgrade can...

Hasselblad H6D Firmware Version 1.17.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
News image

Hasselblad have released a firmware update for their H6D-50c and H6D-100c cameras. Version 1.17.0 adds a grid overlay in Video Live View and recording, an HTS Infor overlay in Live View, and a clickable White Balance icon in Video Live View and recording; and fixes a number of bugs. Registered Hasselblad users can download the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Hasselblad Support

Hasselblad have released a firmware update for their H6D-50c and H6D-100c cameras. Version 1.17.0 adds a grid overlay in Video Live View and recording, an HTS Infor overlay in Live View, and a clickable White Balance icon in Video Live View and recording; and fixes a number...

Sony A7S II Shoots Astonishing 4K Videos from Space

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
News image

Sony have released a variety of immersive 4K footage recorded by the Sony A7S II 35mm full-frame compact system camera on board the International Space Station (ISS). according to the company, this is the world's first commercial camera to be mounted outside of the ISS used to capture video in 4K. The videos showcase the Japanese islands from outer space with footage taken during day and night, showing off its majestic snow-covered peaks and metropolitan lights right down to the differences in colour tone. It also captured the well-lit cities of the US east coast by night.

Sony have released a variety of immersive 4K footage recorded by the Sony A7S II 35mm full-frame compact system camera on board the International Space Station (ISS). according to the company, this is the world's first commercial camera to be mounted outside of the ISS used to capture...

Leica TL2 Firmware Update 1.1

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
News image

Leica have issued a firmware update for the Leica TL2 compact system camera. Version 1.1 fixes the following defect: "When using the Leica TL2 with an external electronic viewfinder (Visoflex) a defect may occur that could stop the camera from working." You can dowload the firmware upgrade from the website below.

Website: Leica TL2 Firmware Version 1.1

Leica have issued a firmware update for the Leica TL2 compact system camera. Version 1.1 fixes the following defect: "When using the Leica TL2 with an external electronic viewfinder (Visoflex) a defect may occur that could stop the camera from working." You can dowload the firmware upgrade from the website below. ...