Friday, March 27, 2020

Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

​Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Fujifilm XC 35mm F2 lens. The XC 35mm F2 is a fast yet affordable standard prime lens for Fujifilm's range of APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 Series Smartphones

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 are three new flagship smartphones with powerful cameras, high performance 5G and cutting-edge design.

The HUAWEI P40 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, RRP £899) will launch in the UK in Black and Silver Frost. The HUAWEI P40 (8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, RRP £699) will launch in the UK in Silver Frost (Carphone Warehouse only), and Black (Virgin Mobile and selected retailers). HUAWEI P40 Pro+ pricing and availability will be announced in due course.

The HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40 are three new flagship smartphones with powerful cameras, high performance 5G and cutting-edge design. The HUAWEI P40 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, RRP £899) will launch in the UK in Black and Silver Frost. The HUAWEI P40 (8GB RAM, 128GB…

Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless Printer

Mark Goldstein | Printers

The Canon PIXMA TR150 is a new wireless printer that can also be paired with the optional battery for extra portability.

Available in late March 2020, the Canon PIXMA TR150 printer will be priced at $199.995 and the optional battery at $99.99.

The Canon PIXMA TR150 is a new wireless printer that can also be paired with the optional battery for extra portability. Available in late March 2020, the Canon PIXMA TR150 printer will be priced at $199.995 and the optional battery at $99.99.

Silver Fujifilm X-T4 Postponed to Late May 2020

Mark Goldstein

Fujifilm have announced that the silver version of the X-T4 mirrorless camera will now be launched in late May 2020, whilst the black version will be available on April 28th.

Fujifilm have announced that the silver version of the X-T4 mirrorless camera will now be launched in late May 2020, whilst the black version will be available on April 28th.

Fujifilm Updates X-T3, X-T30 and XF 16-80mm Lens

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Fujifilm have just released new firmware updates for the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras and the XF 16-80mm lens.

Fujifilm have just released new firmware updates for the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras and the XF 16-80mm lens.

Sony Electronics Corporation to be Established from April 1st 2020

Mark Goldstein | Digital

In a brief statement, Sony has revealed that it is spinning off its Electronics Products & Solutions segment (Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, and Mobile Communications) into the new Sony Electronics Corporation, as from April 1st 2020.

In a brief statement, Sony has revealed that it is spinning off its Electronics Products & Solutions segment (Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, and Mobile Communications) into the new Sony Electronics Corporation, as from April 1st 2020.

ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender v3

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The new Rogue FlashBender v3 from ExpoImaging fits an even wider variety of lighting equipment. A new internal mesh structure improves FlashBenders’ versatility, and a new quick-release buckle and high-grip strap make for an even quicker and more secure attachment, all while retaining FlashBenders’ pack-flat portability.

The new Rogue FlashBender v3 from ExpoImaging fits an even wider variety of lighting equipment. A new internal mesh structure improves FlashBenders’ versatility, and a new quick-release buckle and high-grip strap make for an even quicker and more secure attachment, all while retaining FlashBenders’ pack-flat portability.

HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4 SDM AW Lens In Development

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Ricoh have announced the development of a high performance prime lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4 SDM AW.

Scheduled for late 2020, this new 85mm optic aims to provide the best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.

Ricoh have announced the development of a high performance prime lens, the HD PENTAX-D FA 85mm F1.4 SDM AW. Scheduled for late 2020, this new 85mm optic aims to provide the best possible image quality with uniform sharpness from the centre to the edges of the image.

Phase One XT Camera Lens Roadmap

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Phase One has announced its new Lens Roadmap for the XT Camera System.

The current XT Rodenstock Lens Range is set to expand significantly, and with it grow the applications of the XT Camera System

In 2020, three new lenses will be available for the XT. A 50mm, which will already begin shipping in May, a 90mm and a tele-photo lens.

Phase One has announced its new Lens Roadmap for the XT Camera System. The current XT Rodenstock Lens Range is set to expand significantly, and with it grow the applications of the XT Camera System In 2020, three new lenses will be available for the XT. A 50mm, which will…

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Update

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras

In response to a phenomenon that may occur when using the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera, Canon is introducing a future firmware update for the camera. The firmware update is scheduled to be available in early April.

The phenomenon may occur when the camera is being used with the electronic level set to “Show” in the viewfinder display. In rare cases, the camera may not perform as it was designed to when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.

Canon is committed to listening to our customers and providing firmware updates accordingly. For more information on this future firmware update, please visit: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Future Firmware Update

In response to a phenomenon that may occur when using the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera, Canon is introducing a future firmware update for the camera. The firmware update is scheduled to be available in early April. The phenomenon may occur when the camera is being used with…

Canon is No.1 in Interchangeable-lens Digital Cameras for 17th Consecutive Year

Canon has again maintained the number one share of the global market for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras for the 17th consecutive year, running from 2003 to 2019.

From the debut of the breakthrough EOS 300D in September 2003, Canon has continued to launch a range of groundbreaking products. Canon released six interchangeable-lens camera models in 2019.

Canon has again maintained the number one share of the global market for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras for the 17th consecutive year, running from 2003 to 2019.From the debut of the breakthrough EOS 300D in September 2003, Canon has continued to launch a range of groundbreaking products. Canon released six…

Free DxO Webinar Series During April 2020

Mark Goldstein | Software

DxO will be hosting free webinars throughout the month of April. These webinars are perfect for beginners as well as seasoned photographers and offer step-by-step workflows and tips on everything from Landscape and Nature Photography to how to fix and solve common issues after the photo is taken.

DxO will be hosting free webinars throughout the month of April. These webinars are perfect for beginners as well as seasoned photographers and offer step-by-step workflows and tips on everything from Landscape and Nature Photography to how to fix and solve common issues after the photo is taken.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS Review

Mark Goldstein

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS is a super-zoom bridge camera with a whopping 42x zoom lens. Available in red or black, the Canon SX420 also features a 20 megapixel sensor, a 3-inch LCD screen and 720p HD video recording. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX420 IS review now...

Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some full-size sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the brand new Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens. The Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM is an affordable all-purpose standard zoom lens for Canon's EOS R and RP full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Luminar 4.2 Adds AI Augmented Sky and Portrait Enhancements

Mark Goldstein | Software

Luminar 4.2 now offers AI Augmented Sky capabilities, which enables photographers to create unique, one-of-a-kind digital art pieces. This free update for all Luminar 4 users also contains important enhancements to its portrait tools.

Luminar 4.2 now offers AI Augmented Sky capabilities, which enables photographers to create unique, one-of-a-kind digital art pieces. This free update for all Luminar 4 users also contains important enhancements to its portrait tools.

Serif Affinity Photo Now Free for 3 Months, or 50% Off

Mark Goldstein | Software

You can use Serif's Affinity apps on Mac or Windows, including Affinity Photo, completely free for three months. There's also a 50% discount for users who would rather buy and keep the apps.

You can use Serif's Affinity apps on Mac or Windows, including Affinity Photo, completely free for three months. There's also a 50% discount for users who would rather buy and keep the apps.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Zhiyun CRANE 3S is a Stronger and More Versatile Gimbal

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

Zhiyun has just launched its brand new CRANE 3S gimbal, which has a modular design offering a wider range of applications and more intuitive control to make even intense chase shots easy to capture.

On March 20th at 12 pm UK time Zhiyun will host a CRANE 3S debut live show on the official YouTube, to fully introduce the gimbal and showcase the field test, followed by a Q&A section here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXknyZrY7k4&feature=youtu.be

Zhiyun has just launched its brand new CRANE 3S gimbal, which has a modular design offering a wider range of applications and more intuitive control to make even intense chase shots easy to capture. On March 20th at 12 pm UK time Zhiyun will host a CRANE 3S debut live…

Photokina 2020 Has Been (Unsurprisingly) Cancelled

Mark Goldstein | Events

After last week's UK Photography Show was axed because of Covid-19, today Photokina 2020, the leading international trade fair for photography, video and imaging, has also been cancelled.

Interestingly, this decision was made not just because of coronavirus, but also because "the imaging market was already subject to strongly dynamic movements.This trend will now gain momentum and must be factored into plans for the upcoming photokina."

The next installment of Photokina is now scheduled for 2 years time, 18 to 21 May 2022.

After last week's UK Photography Show was axed because of Covid-19, today Photokina 2020, the leading international trade fair for photography, video and imaging, has also been cancelled.Interestingly, this decision was made not just because of coronavirus, but also because "the imaging market was already subject to strongly dynamic movements.This…

DxO PhotoLab 3.2 Update Now Available

Mark Goldstein | Software

DxO PhotoLab 3.2 has made local adjustment mask management even more flexible, optimized its Repair Tool, and improved PhotoLibrary keyword support.

It also now supports the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Nikon D780, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Leica D-Lux 7 and Leica Q2 cameras.

DxO PhotoLab 3 users can download this update for free.

DxO PhotoLab 3.2 has made local adjustment mask management even more flexible, optimized its Repair Tool, and improved PhotoLibrary keyword support. It also now supports the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Nikon D780, Olympus E-M1 Mark III, Leica D-Lux 7 and Leica Q2 cameras.DxO PhotoLab 3 users can download this…

LEE85 Filter System for Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The new LEE85 Filter System is designed for smaller-bodied cameras and lenses. It shares the same intuitive design features and benefits as the popular LEE100 Filter System, which launched in 2019 for DSLRs and medium- and large-format cameras.

The LEE85 Filter System will be available in a range of four kits: Discover, Develop, Aspire, and Deluxe. It will be available to purchase beginning in late Spring 2020 and will replace the existing Seven5 Filter System.

The new LEE85 Filter System is designed for smaller-bodied cameras and lenses. It shares the same intuitive design features and benefits as the popular LEE100 Filter System, which launched in 2019 for DSLRs and medium- and large-format cameras. The LEE85 Filter System will be available in a range of four…