Monday, February 20, 2017

LockPort D500 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0 Protector for Nikon D500

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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The LockPort D500 DUAL is a new product developed to protect the fragile HDMI/USB outputs on the Nikon D500 digital SLR camera. Highly requested by professional D500 users, the LockPort D500 plate is designed to fit easily every head, baseplate, sliding plate, support out there using the original camera screws already there. Now available, the LockPort D500 DUAL HDMI/USB 3.0 protector for the Nikon D500 retails for $139/€129.

The LockPort D500 DUAL is a new product developed to protect the fragile HDMI/USB outputs on the Nikon D500 digital SLR camera. Highly requested by professional D500 users, the LockPort D500 plate is designed to fit easily every head, baseplate, sliding plate, support out there using the original...

SIRUI R-3213X Tripod

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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SIRUI will be introducing their new R-3213X tripod at The Photography Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham (18-21 March 2017). Designed for photographers and filmmakers who want to remain flexible in all circumstances, this triple-application tripod is supplied with a centre column, a large mounting plate and a 75mm half bowl adapter - all of which are interchangeable at any time. Robust and stable, the R-3213X is well suited for studio work and can quickly be set up to a tall working height and easily support large, heavy camera equipment. The unique feature of the RX series, including the R-3213X, is the removable mounting plate. It can be removed and swapped for either a centre column or the 75mm half bowl adapter. This means that you can raise the height of the tripod to it’s maximum height of 1790mm with the centre column or, using the 75mm half bowl adapter, attach and use any 75mm half ball fluid head for video work.

SIRUI will be introducing their new R-3213X tripod at The Photography Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham (18-21 March 2017). Designed for photographers and filmmakers who want to remain flexible in all circumstances, this triple-application tripod is supplied with a centre column, a large mounting plate and a 7...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ82 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and video taken with a full production version of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ82 compact system camera.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ82 is a new bridge camera that features a 60x zoom lens, 18 megapixel sensor and 4K video/photo shooting.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Official Canon EOS 77D Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon Japan have released 4 full-resolution sample images taken with the new Canon EOS 77D digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM; these Canon EOS 77D samples were taken at sensitivity settings ranging from ISO 100/21° to ISO 400/27°.

Website: Canon Japan

Canon Japan have released 4 full-resolution sample images taken with the new Canon EOS 77D digital SLR camera. Captured using a variety of lenses including the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and EF 70-20...

Official Canon EOS 800D Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Canon Japan have published four high-resolution sample photographs taken with the new Canon EOS 800D digital SLR camera. Captures using an array of lenses including the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM and EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM; these Canon EOS 800D samples were all shot at a senstiviy setting of ISO 100/21°.

Website: Canon Japan

Canon Japan have published four high-resolution sample photographs taken with the new Canon EOS 800D digital SLR camera. Captures using an array of lenses including the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM and EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM; these...

Official Canon EOS M6 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera
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Canon Japan have posted seven full-resolution sample images and one reduced-resolution sample video captured with the new Canon EOS M6 compact system camera. Taken with a variety of lenses including the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, the EF-M18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, the EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and the EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM; these Canon EOS M6 samples were all shot at a sensitivity setting of ISO 100/21°.

Website: Canon Japan

Canon Japan have posted seven full-resolution sample images and one reduced-resolution sample video captured with the new Canon EOS M6 compact system camera. Taken with a variety of lenses including the EF-M15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, the EF-M18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, the EF-M11-22mm...

VR & 360° Theatre at The Photography Show

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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At The Photography Show, taking place from 18-21 March, at the  Birmingham NEC, the all-new VR & 360° Theatre will offer fascinating insights into an exciting new visual technology through a series of expert talks and hands-on demonstrations. Digital artist and videographer, Nick Driftwood will offer advice on the camera technology needed to film and photograph a 360° field-of-view effectively, while Olympus Visionary, John Nasarri will take to the stage to share his pioneering 360° interactive wedding service – photography accompanied by ambient sound landscapes, video and photo slideshows. Drone and UAV specialists, Aerial Motion Pictures will demonstrate the world of interactive 360° tours with a view from above The Photography Show and will advise on the value that this can bring to businesses and how interactive images can be taken to the next level. Further sessions include: A different view, how to easily incorporate 360° tech into your workflow (Rick Bronks), From VR to 3D (Darius Heydarpour), Photo-based VR: where can it take you? (David Burden), Virtual reality for the creative mind (Drew Gardner) and 360° product photography made simple (Andrew Dibben and Ben Neenan).

At The Photography Show, taking place from 18-21 March, at the  Birmingham NEC, the all-new VR & 360° Theatre will offer fascinating insights into an exciting new visual technology through a series of expert talks and hands-on demonstrations. Digital artist and videographer, Nick Driftwood will offer advice on the...

Intro 2020 to Distribute B&W Outdoor Cases in UK

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Intro 2020 has been appointed distributor of B&W's impact-resistant polypropylene cases. The full range consists of 11 different sized cases, most of which are available in black and yellow colourways. Two models are designed for drones and the two largest cases feature a telescopic handle and smooth running wheels. There is also a range of accessories including cubed foam inserts, shoulder straps, lid pockets, mesh bags and a backpack system. B&W's outdoor cases have been designed to survive a temperature range of -30°C to +80°C. They are stackable and 100% waterproof - they have been tested up to a depth of 5 metres and are also dustproof and robust, carrying a 30-year warranty. Prices start at £32.99 SRP for smallest case, the Type 500. The price for the largest case in the range, Type 6800 is £400.

Intro 2020 has been appointed distributor of B&W's impact-resistant polypropylene cases. The full range consists of 11 different sized cases, most of which are available in black and yellow colourways. Two models are designed for drones and the two largest cases feature a telescopic handle and smooth running...

Manfrotto UK Announce Distribution of Shoulderpod Range

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Manfrotto have announced a distribution partnership in the UK with Shoulderpod. Consisting of the G1 Grip, S2 Handle Grip, R2 Pocket Rig and the X1 Pro Rig; the Shoulderpod range is designed to be a modular system. The G1 is a professional grip for mounting your smartphone on any tripod or rig. Fully adjustable for holding any smartphone model, it also works as a portable stand for holding your camera when on the road. The S2 is the first professional handle grip with three functions. It works as tripod mount, filmmaker handle, and traveller stand. It is a solid and portable solution for holding your smartphone camera and fits most devices thank to the adjustable mechanism. The R2 is a multifunctional and compact rig that makes adding external microphones, lights or batteries to your mobile camera easy when on the move. The X1 (pictured) is an advanced production rig that allows you to add professional microphones, light and extra batteries to your mobile camera. It can be quickly constructed for use as a handheld system, or for use with a tripod. Designed to slip easily into your backpack, the X1 is a fully adjustable system that will is fully compatible with other photo and video equipment, allowing you to turn your smartphone into a professional photo or video taking tool. Prices start from £24.90.

Manfrotto have announced a distribution partnership in the UK with Shoulderpod. Consisting of the G1 Grip, S2 Handle Grip, R2 Pocket Rig and the X1 Pro Rig; the Shoulderpod range is designed to be a modular system. The G1 is a professional grip for mounting your smartphone on any tripod...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

ON1 Photo RAW Version 2017.0.2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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ON1 has released the first major update to ON1 Photo RAW 2017. The application offers one of the fastest ways to cull photos making it easy to tag, rate, make color and tone adjustments, or add effects to photos. The non-destructive workflow utilises sidecar files to store edits and allows photographers the ability to edit and adjust photos locally, in the cloud, or on file servers. This also allows photographers to access their photos from multiple computers and/or allow colleagues to access and edit the same photos from where they left off. Version 2017.0.2 includes support for over a dozen new cameras - including the Olympus SH-2, E-M5 MKII and E-M1 MKII, the Pentax K5 II, the Nikon D5600, the Panasonic DMC-FZ2000, DMC-G2, DMC-G5, DMC-LX15 and DMC-TZ80, the Leica M10 and Leica TL, and the Canon EOS 500D -, improved raw processing results, updated support for Fujifilm camera files, better highlight recovery, and other performance tuning and bug fixes.

ON1 has released the first major update to ON1 Photo RAW 2017. The application offers one of the fastest ways to cull photos making it easy to tag, rate, make color and tone adjustments, or add effects to photos. The non-destructive workflow utilises sidecar files to store ...

Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Today, Corel introduced VideoStudio Ultimate X10, the latest version of their most powerful video editing application. New tools and features include a Mask Creator, 360° video support, Time Remapping, three new premium effect collections, integrated learning materials, enhanced H.265 support, and more. Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10 is available now in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese. The suggested retail price is $99.99/€89.99/£79.99.

Today, Corel introduced VideoStudio Ultimate X10, the latest version of their most powerful video editing application. New tools and features include a Mask Creator, 360° video support, Time Remapping, three new premium effect collections, integrated learning materials, enhanced H.265 support, and more. Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X10 is available now in...

Keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 - Mac Version

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Phase One, in cooperation with LogicKeyboard, are now shipping an official new keyboard for Capture One Pro, Mac version. Designed with input from the Phase One Certified Professional programme to support maximum productivity, the new customised keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 is based on the original Apple Pro Keyboard and features full-colour coded keys complete with Capture One shortcut titles and icons. Available now from authorised Phase One dealers worldwide, the Capture One Pro keyboard is priced at $139/€129.

Phase One, in cooperation with LogicKeyboard, are now shipping an official new keyboard for Capture One Pro, Mac version. Designed with input from the Phase One Certified Professional programme to support maximum productivity, the new customised keyboard for Capture One Pro 10 is based on the original Apple Pro...

Epson at The Photography Show

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Printers
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At The Photography Show (18th-21st March 2017, Stand E81, NEC, Birmingham) Epson will be demonstrating a variety of its latest 17-64" Expression Premium and SureColor SC-P professional photo printers and the new SureColor P5000 17", 10-colour inkjet printer (pictured). In addition, visitors will see the 64" SC-P20000, the 10-colour 24" SC-P7000, and A3+ SC-P400, SC-P600, SC-P800 models. The 10-colour SC-P7000 with Light Black UltraChrome HDX ink configuration makes it ideally suited to high-end photographs who require the ultimate in print quality for both colour and monochrome reproduction. The A3+ SC-P400 pro-photo printer combines a lightweight and compact design with many features for creating professional-quality prints on a range of media. This printer uses a 7-colour UltraChrome HiGloss 2 ink-set with gloss optimiser to produce photos with vibrant colours and a uniform smooth gloss finish. Alternatively, the A3+ SC-P600 and A2+ SC-P800 feature a 9-colour UltraChrome HD and Vivid Magenta ink to reproduce a very wide colour gamut and deep, rich blacks and ultra-smooth tonal gradations. Visitors can also browse Epson’s range of photo and fine art roll and cut-sheet media and speak to Epson’s imaging experts throughout the show.

At The Photography Show (18th-21st March 2017, Stand E81, NEC, Birmingham) Epson will be demonstrating a variety of its latest 17-64" Expression Premium and SureColor SC-P professional photo printers and the new SureColor P5000 17", 10-colour inkjet printer (pictured). In addition, visitors will see the 64" SC-P20000, the 10-colour 24" SC-P7000, and A3+...

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a final production version of the new Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens.

The Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS is a new mid- telephoto prime lens with a unique STF (Smooth Trans Focus) design.

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Sample Images

Amy Davies
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a final production version of the new Sony FE 85mm F1.8 lens.

The Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 is a new, affordable mid-telephoto prime lens for full-frame Sony cameras.

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens.

Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Hands-on Photos

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Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 85mm F1.8 lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 lens.

Want to see exactly what the new Sony FE 85mm F1.8 lens looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 lens.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mkomazi Wild Dog

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events
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Leica UK will host a new exhibition by wildlife photographers Olly & Suzi, entitled Mkomazi Wild Dog, at Leica Mayfair from 24 February until 10 March 2017. In this exhibition, Olly & Suzi will show for the first time their photography of the endangered African wild dogs at Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania. They photographed these elusive creatures for 20 years capturing them on Leica M-Series film cameras. The exhibition will be open for public viewing from 24 February - 10 March 2017, Monday to Saturday, 10.00 - 18.00 at Leica Mayfair, 27 Bruton Place, London.

Leica UK will host a new exhibition by wildlife photographers Olly & Suzi, entitled Mkomazi Wild Dog, at Leica Mayfair from 24 February until 10 March 2017. In this exhibition, Olly & Suzi will show for the first time their photography of the endangered African wild dogs at Mkomazi National Park, Tanzania. They...

Leica M10 Firmware Version 1.3.4.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital
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Leica Camera has released a firmware update for the Leica M10 digital rangefinder camera. This updateadds numerous improvements to the camera’s handling. These include optimised colour-coding of the status bar for SD memory cards and battery level, which now change from green to yellow to red as the battery charge level reduces or the card becomes full. The ‘Favourites Menu’ has also been revised: up to 15 menu entries can now be created and a second Favourites page opens after adding more than seven entries. Furthermore, the main menu can now be opened by pressing the Menu button in the Favourites Menu. The same button can also be used for page-by-page scrolling. An additional new feature enables the selection of the target display for automatic review on the monitor screen. The menu entry now offers the alternatives ‘Auto’, ‘EVF’ or ‘Display’ as target options, while ‘Edit Favourites’ allows the activation of direct access to ‘M-ISO’ as a Favourites Menu item. The firmware update also brings a further significant reduction in the lag (dark screen) between exposure and display when taking pictures in Live View mode.

Website: Leica

Leica Camera has released a firmware update for the Leica M10 digital rangefinder camera. This updateadds numerous improvements to the camera’s handling. These include optimised colour-coding of the status bar for SD memory cards and battery level, which now change from green to yellow to red as the...

WildlifePhoto Photography Competition Winners Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions
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The winners of the WildlifePhoto.com 2016 Photo Competition have just been unveiled. Dillon Anderson, a photographer from New Zealand has won the title of Photographer of the Year and a Zambian safari worth $12,000. His portrait of a nocturnal Margay Cat, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest (reprinted above), is a technically challenging photograph of an extremely elusive subject. Will Burrard-Lucas, judge and professional wildlife photographer, said: “Dillon’s photograph captures a strong sense of the cat in its shadowy rainforest habitat. The backlighting has picked out the vegetation on the log and the outline of the cat beautifully. The strong composition and eye contact complete the image.” In addition to the overall winner, there were two further category winners who each received an F-stop camera bag and a Camtraptions camera trap sensor. Tracey Jennings won the Habitats and Landscapes category with her underwater photograph of a Puffadder shyshark in the kelp forest in South Africa, whilst Greg Lecoeur won the Animal Behaviour category with his image of gannets and common dolphins feeding on sardines.

The winners of the WildlifePhoto.com 2016 Photo Competition have just been unveiled. Dillon Anderson, a photographer from New Zealand has won the title of Photographer of the Year and a Zambian safari worth $12,000. His portrait of a nocturnal Margay Cat, photographed in the Amazon Rainforest (reprinted above), is a technically...