Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Loupedeck Review

Tim Coleman
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. ...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Motorola Moto G5S Plus

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Camera Phones
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The Moto G5S Plus is a new, affordably priced dual-camera smartphone from Motorola. The two 13-megapixel rear camera units enable the Moto G5S Plus to offer a range of features including a shallow DOF effect, selective-colour black-and-white images, and more. The dual rear cameras are complemented by a pair of colour-balancing LED flashes, while the 8-megapixel front-facing camera module boasts an f/2 wide-angle lens and comes with its own LED flash. In addition to capturing stills, the Moto G5S Plus can also record 4K videos and panoramic images. The included software enables photographers to set the shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation, white balance and focus manually. The Android-powered smartphone comes with a 5.5" Full HD display with a resolution of 401 pixels per inch, a 2GHz.octa.core CPU, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage expandable via a microSD card. The Moto G5S Plus is available for €299.

The Moto G5S Plus is a new, affordably priced dual-camera smartphone from Motorola. The two 13-megapixel rear camera units enable the Moto G5S Plus to offer a range of features including a shallow DOF effect, selective-colour black-and-white images, and more. The dual rear cameras are complemented by a...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition Delayed

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras
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Nikon Japan have announced the postponement of the release of their Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition. This commemorative model, which has a dark metallic gray finish and a stamp noting Nikon’s contribution to the study and exploration of space, was originally scheduled for release on 28th July. The company now says that the product will be available in "early August."

Nikon Japan have announced the postponement of the release of their Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition. This commemorative model, which has a dark metallic gray finish and a stamp noting Nikon’s contribution to the study and exploration of space, was originally scheduled for release on 28th July. The...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Official Light L16 Sample Images

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras
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Palo Alto based startup Light has released a number of sample images - including a few ultra-high-resolution ones - taken with their unique L16 camera, a new kind of imaging device sporting 16 camera modules. Roughly the size of an iPhone 6S Plus in a case, the Light L16 has 5 cameras with 35mm equivalent lenses, 5 modules with 70mm equivalent primes and 6 units boasting 150mm equivalent telephoto lenses. Each camera module utilises a small imaging chip of the kind typically  used in smartphones. The 35mm equivalent units have a traditional, vertically stacked optical arrangement, whilst the 70mm and 150mm equivalent ones utilise a folded-optics design. When taking a picture, 10 of the cameras fire simultaneously and the resulting images are then "computationally fused" to create a clear, highly detailed final photograph. Additionally, the Light L16 uses depth mapping to allow for post-capture adjustment of the point of focus and depth of field. The official sample images were processed with Light’s Lumen app.

Website: Light

Palo Alto based startup Light has released a number of sample images - including a few ultra-high-resolution ones - taken with their unique L16 camera, a new kind of imaging device sporting 16 camera modules. Roughly the size of an iPhone 6S Plus in a case, the Light L16 has 5 cameras...

Friday, July 28, 2017

Elinchrom ELB 1200 Availability and Pricing Announced

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories
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Elinchrom has announced availability and pricing for its new ELB 1200 battery-powered, on-location lighting solution. Weighing only 9.5 lb (4.3 kg), the ELB 1200 has been completely redesigned to meet the needs of photographers needing a combination of performance and portability. Featuring a lightweight, shock-resistant case and oversized cable connections for easier operating while wearing gloves, the ELB 1200 will become available at the end of August 2017, priced at $3499 / €3749 / £3299 (ELB 1200 To Go) and $3749 / €3999 / £3499 (ELB 1200 To Roll).

Elinchrom has announced availability and pricing for its new ELB 1200 battery-powered, on-location lighting solution. Weighing only 9.5 lb (4.3 kg), the ELB 1200 has been completely redesigned to meet the needs of photographers needing a combination of performance and portability. Featuring a lightweight, shock-resistant case and oversized cable connections for easier operating while...