Wednesday, February 21, 2018

60 Seconds to Change Your Life Competition

Mark Goldstein | Competitions
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The Photography Show has launched a life-changing competition called 60 Seconds to Change Your Life, with six months’ professional training and a prize package worth over £15,000 up for grabs.

The Photography Show has launched a life-changing competition called 60 Seconds to Change Your Life, with six months’ professional training and a prize package worth over £15,000 up for grabs.

Sigma Launches SEIN Online Magazine

Mark Goldstein | Websites
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SEIN Online is an original web magazine from Sigma available in both English and Japanese. SEIN Online boasts a variety of creative and informative content – interviews, essays, special features and more – to explore the joy and depth of taking photographs.

SEIN Online is an original web magazine from Sigma available in both English and Japanese. SEIN Online boasts a variety of creative and informative content – interviews, essays, special features and more – to explore the joy and depth of taking photographs.

GoXtreme Barracuda 4K Waterproof Action Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras
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The GoXtreme Barracuda 4K is a waterproof action camera with 4K Ultra HD video. It can be used up to 10 metres underwater without any additional plastic housing required and is light and easy to operate. The GoXtreme Barracuda 4K ultra HD underwater action camera is available now from Argos for £119.99.

The GoXtreme Barracuda 4K is a waterproof action camera with 4K Ultra HD video. It can be used up to 10 metres underwater without any additional plastic housing required and is light and easy to operate. The GoXtreme Barracuda 4K ultra HD underwater action camera is available now from Argos for £119.99.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ200 Sample Images

Tim Coleman
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with a pre-production version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ200 compact camera. The Panasonic TZ200 is a new premium compact camera with a 1-inch image sensor and 15x zoom lens.

BenQ SW271 Review

Amy Davies
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The BenQ SW271 is a new 4K Ultra HD monitor targeted at photographers and videographers. It offers 99% coverage of the Adobe RGB color space and supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) and HDR10. Find out what we thought of this premium monitor in our BenQ SW271 review...

Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 for Canon Full Frame DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses
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The Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is a new manual focus prime lens designed for high resolution Canon DSLR cameras. Claimed to have a resolution of more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video, the Samyang 50mm F1.2 is the third lens of the premium XP series following in the footsteps of the XP 14mm F2.4 and the  XP 85mm F1.2.

The suggested retail price of the Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is £799.00, available from March 2018.

The Samyang XP 50mm F1.2 is a new manual focus prime lens designed for high resolution Canon DSLR cameras. Claimed to have a resolution of more than 50 megapixels for photography and 8K for video, the Samyang 50mm F1.2 is the third lens of the premium XP series following in…

Monday, February 19, 2018

Tamron Tease New Lens for CP+ 2018

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Ahead of next month's CP+ photo show, Tamron Japan have released a teaser for a new lens on their Instagram channel. There aren't any further details yet about the new optic, so stay tuned...

Update: Tamron have confirmed that this new lens will be officially unveiled on the 22nd February.

Ahead of next month's CP+ photo show, Tamron Japan have released a teaser for a new lens on their Instagram channel. There aren't any further details yet about the new optic, so stay tuned... Update: Tamron have confirmed that this new lens will be officially unveiled on the 22nd February.

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH Review

Amy Davies
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The Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH is the most expensive lens that Leica currently produce, but it also offers the shallowest depth of field, making it perfect for portraiture. Read our in-depth Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH review, complete with full-size sample images, to find out exactly what $12,795 / £10,250 buys you...

Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 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 Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH lens, mounted on the Leica M (Typ 240) digital rangefinder camera. The Leica Noctilux-M 75mm f/1.25 ASPH is an exceptionally fast lens with "gossamer-thin depth of focus...that isolates subjects with extreme precision". It also costs a whopping $12,795 / £10,250, making it the most expensive retail Leica lens currently available.

Sony Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor with Global Shutter Function

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Sony has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function.

Sony has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function.

Matterport Pro2 Lite 3D and VR​ Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Matterport Pro2 Lite camera is aimed at smaller companies and individuals looking to harness 3D and VR. At £2,195, the Pro2 Lite is Matterport’s most affordable camera to date, increasing the range of opportunities for those who want to capture spaces in True3D.

The Matterport Pro2 Lite camera is aimed at smaller companies and individuals looking to harness 3D and VR. At £2,195, the Pro2 Lite is Matterport’s most affordable camera to date, increasing the range of opportunities for those who want to capture spaces in True3D.

Hama Selfie 100 Panorama Monopod

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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The Hama Selfie 100 Panorama is a new monopod for 360° cameras that gets the photographer out of the image. As with a normal selfie stick, the camera is attached to a telescopic pole, but immediately above the handle is an additional holder for a smartphone that acts as a control monitor.

The Hama Selfie 100 Panorama is a new monopod for 360° cameras that gets the photographer out of the image. As with a normal selfie stick, the camera is attached to a telescopic pole, but immediately above the handle is an additional holder for a smartphone that acts as a control monitor.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lensbaby Burnside 35 Creative Effects Lens

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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The Lensbaby Burnside 35 is an entirely new kind of creative effects lens. This 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris that changes the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh, all while adding or removing vignette and center brightness.

The Burnside 35 is now available for purchase on lensbaby.com and select Lensbaby-authorized retailers for $499.95.

The Lensbaby Burnside 35 is an entirely new kind of creative effects lens. This 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second…

OmiCam​ Wearable Camera Offers Image Stabilization and Virtual Reality

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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OmiCam is a wearable camera with unprecedented image stabilization technology, 15-hour battery life and complete VR compatibility for long-duration sports.

The OmiCam is available for purchase directly on the OmiCam website for $299 (USD).

OmiCam is a wearable camera with unprecedented image stabilization technology, 15-hour battery life and complete VR compatibility for long-duration sports. The OmiCam is available for purchase directly on the OmiCam website for $299 (USD).

ProGrade Digital Memory Cards for Professionals

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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ProGrade Digital today announced a new line of products designed to uniquely fill the needs of today’s high-end DLSRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras. Memory cards will be offered in a variety of formats and industry-leading capacities. The company will also design and market a selection of card readers, starting with a CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow Reader that boasts a USB 3.1, Gen. 2 transfer protocol.

ProGrade Digital today announced a new line of products designed to uniquely fill the needs of today’s high-end DLSRs, camcorders and digital cinema cameras. Memory cards will be offered in a variety of formats and industry-leading capacities. The company will also design and market a selection of card readers, starting…

Fujifilm X-H1 OIS Compatibility Chart

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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Wondering how your Fujifilm lenses will work with the new X-H1 camera's built-in stabilisation system? Wonder no more, as we've compiled a chart, courtesy of Fujifilm, of all the XF and XC lenses and how many stops of stabilisation they provide when mounted on the X-H1 (according to CIPA standards).

Wondering how your Fujifilm lenses will work with the new X-H1 camera's built-in stabilisation system? Wonder no more, as we've compiled a chart, courtesy of Fujifilm, of all the XF and XC lenses and how many stops of stabilisation they provide when mounted on the X-H1 (according to CIPA standards).

Fujifilm X-H1 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein
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Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images and movies taken with the Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in a variety of scenarios and lighting conditions, including the full ISO range. The Fujifilm X-H1 is a new compact mirrorless camera that features a 24 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and DCI 4K video recording.

Fujifilm X-H1 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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We've spent the last couple of days shooting with the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in Lisbon, Portugal, in a wide variety of different scenarios. Check out our first impressions of using the exciting Fujifilm XH1 camera now...

We've spent the last couple of days shooting with the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera in Lisbon, Portugal, in a wide variety of different scenarios. Check out our first impressions of using the exciting Fujifilm XH1 camera now...

Fujifilm X-H1 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-H1 camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T2 camera, an exploded view of the inside of the X-H1's components, the two new XF cine lenses, and the VPB-XH1 Vertical Power Booster Grip.

Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm X-H1 compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm X-H1 camera, including a side-by-side comparison with the X-T2 camera, an exploded view of the inside of the X-H1's components, the two…

Fujifilm X-H1 Flagship Mirrorless Camera

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The new flagship Fujifilm X-H1 is the first camera in the mirroless X series to include in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The 24.3 megapixel X-H1's 5-axis in-body image stabilization system employs three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor to offer a maximum of 5.5 stops of compensation when used with most (but not all) XF and XC lenses. The X-H1 is also the first camera in the X series to include ETERNA, a new film simulation ideal for shooting movies, creating understated colors and rich shadow tones. It features a new F-log video mode and supports DCI 4K video, 200 Mbps high bit rate recording and 1080/120P high-speed video.

The Fujifilm X-H1 will be available from March 2018, priced at £1699 body only and £1949 with the new VPB-XH1 vertical battery grip.

The new flagship Fujifilm X-H1 is the first camera in the mirroless X series to include in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The 24.3 megapixel X-H1's 5-axis in-body image stabilization system employs three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor to offer a maximum of 5.5 stops of…