Saturday, October 13, 2018

Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 Full-frame Lens Available on October 26th

Mark Goldstein | Lenses
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Sales of the new Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens for full frame Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras will begin on October 26th.

Sales of the new Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 FF lens for full frame Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras will begin on October 26th.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Testing the Canon EOS R's Autofocusing

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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One of the key selling points of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is its backwards compatibility with Canon's vast range of EF lenses - 130 million produced so far and counting - not to mention 3rd-party lenses from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. This backwards compatibility is made possible by the new Canon EF-EOS R mount adapter.

So we've tested out the autofocusing system of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera, firstly with the RF 24-105mm f/4 kit lens and then with a wide variety of EF lenses.

One of the key selling points of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera is its backwards compatibility with Canon's vast range of EF lenses - 130 million produced so far and counting - not to mention 3rd-party lenses from the likes of Sigma and Tamron. This backwards compatibility is made…

Photography Blog Launches on Instagram!

Mark Goldstein | Photography Blog
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We have just launched our brand new Instagram account, which joins our popular Facebook (15K followers) and Twitter (12K followers) accounts.

You can now keep up to date with Photography Blog and the wonderful world of photography on your favorite social network, or by visiting our website.

We''ll be regularly updating our Instagram account, sometimes with exclusive content, so follow us on Instagram and help spread what we do with more people.

We have just launched our brand new Instagram account, which joins our popular Facebook (15K followers) and Twitter (12K followers) accounts. You can now keep up to date with Photography Blog and the wonderful world of photography on your favorite social network, or by visiting our website. We''ll be regularly…

​Adobe DNG Converter 11.0 Supports EOS R, X-T3, and Z 7

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Adobe DNG Converter 11.0 adds support for the following cameras:

  • Canon
    • Canon EOS R (pictured)
  • Fujifilm
    • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Nikon
    • Nikon COOLPIX P1000
    • Nikon Z 7
  • Panasonic
    • Panasonic LUMIX DC-LX100 II

The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 600 cameras to the more universal DNG raw format.

Adobe DNG Converter 11.0 adds support for the following cameras: Canon Canon EOS R (pictured)Fujifilm Fujifilm X-T3 Nikon Nikon COOLPIX P1000Nikon Z 7 Panasonic Panasonic LUMIX DC-LX100 II The Adobe DNG Converter is a free utility that enables you to easily convert camera-specific raw files from more than 600 cameras…

Skylum Adds AI Sky Enhancer to Luminar

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Skylum is adding an AI Sky Enhancer, a new and highly advanced AI filter, to Luminar. AI Sky Enhancer is a new filter developed in the company’s AI Lab to add depth, definition, and detail to the sky without creating artifacts or affecting other aspects of the image, including permeable objects like bridges and trees where sky is intertwined. The new filter will be available as a free update to all Luminar 2018 users in November.

Skylum is adding an AI Sky Enhancer, a new and highly advanced AI filter, to Luminar. AI Sky Enhancer is a new filter developed in the company’s AI Lab to add depth, definition, and detail to the sky without creating artifacts or affecting other aspects of the image, including permeable…

Preserve Your Memories with the Kodak Digitizing Box

Mark Goldstein | Film
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The Kodak Digitizing Box brings a modern version of Kodak’s yellow envelope back to customer door steps. A box is shipped to the customer and they place inside of it the media they want to be converted. The media is mailed back in a pre-paid, pre-addressed box. The Kodak Digitizing Box offers four options of service, with 19 types of media available for conversion to digital, including, VHS tapes, Reel to Reel audio tape, Super 8 Film, 35mm slides and picture negatives.

The Kodak Digitizing Box brings a modern version of Kodak’s yellow envelope back to customer door steps. A box is shipped to the customer and they place inside of it the media they want to be converted. The media is mailed back in a pre-paid, pre-addressed box. The Kodak Digitizing…

​Infltr App Now Free for iOS

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Infltr, the photography App with an infinite number of filters, is now free for all iPhone and iPad users.

Infltr, the photography App with an infinite number of filters, is now free for all iPhone and iPad users.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9 Features Four Rear Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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The Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphone debuts the world’s first rear quad camera. The Galaxy A9 has a 24MP Main Lens, a 2x Optical Zoom lens, an Ultra Wide Lens, and a Depth Lens.

The Galaxy A9 will be available in the UK from November priced at £549.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 smartphone debuts the world’s first rear quad camera. The Galaxy A9 has a 24MP Main Lens, a 2x Optical Zoom lens, an Ultra Wide Lens, and a Depth Lens.The Galaxy A9 will be available in the UK from November priced at £549.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Leica Q ‘Khaki’ Special Edition

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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The Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is a new special edition camera with khaki-coloured leather trim and classic Leica script. The special edition of the Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is strictly limited to 495 pieces globally and is available from today priced at $4995.

The Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is a new special edition camera with khaki-coloured leather trim and classic Leica script. The special edition of the Leica Q ‘Khaki’ is strictly limited to 495 pieces globally and is available from today priced at $4995.

Insta360 ONE X Action Camera: 5.7K Video, Impossible Stabilization, Cinematic Slow-Mo

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Insta360 today launched the ONE X, a 5.7K camera that uses 360° capture, groundbreaking stabilization and cinematic slow-mo to radically expand what’s possible with a camera.

Insta360 today launched the ONE X, a 5.7K camera that uses 360° capture, groundbreaking stabilization and cinematic slow-mo to radically expand what’s possible with a camera.

HEX Launches Ranger Collection of Camera Bags

Mark Goldstein | Accessories
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HEX has announced that its new capsule of DSLR/Camera Bags are now available. The Ranger Collection consists of an innovative Clamshell Backpack as well as a Sling. Both bags come in all black Cordura as well as a fresh new camo.

HEX has announced that its new capsule of DSLR/Camera Bags are now available. The Ranger Collection consists of an innovative Clamshell Backpack as well as a Sling. Both bags come in all black Cordura as well as a fresh new camo.

Tourbox Creative Controller for Photoshop and Lightroom

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Software
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Tourbox is an advanced controller with customized creative inputs to simplify and optimize control of Photoshop, Lightroom, and other software. TourBox is launching soon on Kickstarter with discounts of to 50% Off retail price for early adopters.

Tourbox is an advanced controller with customized creative inputs to simplify and optimize control of Photoshop, Lightroom, and other software. TourBox is launching soon on Kickstarter with discounts of to 50% Off retail price for early adopters.

Sony A7 III and A7R III Firmware Update 2.0

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera
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Sony have released a major firmware update for the A7 III and A7R III cameras. Version 2.0 adds support for the 400mm f/.28 GM and 24mm f/1.4 GM lenses, improves LA-EA3 mount adaptor support, and offers better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures.

Sony have released a major firmware update for the A7 III and A7R III cameras. Version 2.0 adds support for the 400mm f/.28 GM and 24mm f/1.4 GM lenses, improves LA-EA3 mount adaptor support, and offers better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures.

Canon Digital Photo Professional Express for iOS

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Canon's Digital Photo Professional Express (DPP Express) app brings the powerful features of Canon's DPP software to the iPad. View JPEG and .CR3 RAW images and adjust settings right on your mobile device, and save files to the cloud, a computer or your camera.

Canon's Digital Photo Professional Express (DPP Express) app brings the powerful features of Canon's DPP software to the iPad. View JPEG and .CR3 RAW images and adjust settings right on your mobile device, and save files to the cloud, a computer or your camera.

7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 for Canon, Sony, Fujifilm and Micro Four Thirds

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses
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The 7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 is a fast manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras. It's available now in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mount.

The 7 Artisans 35mm F1.2 is a fast manual focus lens for mirrorless cameras. It's available now in Canon EF-M, Sony E, Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds mount.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Review

Mark Goldstein
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The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM is the standard kit lens for the new Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless camera, but is it any good? Find out if you should buy one to go with your EOS R by reading our in-depth Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM review...

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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Want to see exactly what the new Google Pixel 3 flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Google Pixel 3 smartphone.

Want to see exactly what the new Google Pixel 3 flagship smartphone looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Google Pixel 3 smartphone.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones
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The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are new flagship smartphones from Google. New features for photographers include Top Shot, which uses AI to help you capture the perfect photo every time, Super Res Zoom, which produces sharp details when you zoom, and Night Sight, which lets you take natural-looking photos in dark surroundings without flash.

The Pixel 3 (5.5” screen) will be £739 (64GB) and £839 (128GB) and Pixel 3 XL (6.3” screen) at £869 (64 GB) and £969 (128GB).

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are new flagship smartphones from Google. New features for photographers include Top Shot, which uses AI to help you capture the perfect photo every time, Super Res Zoom, which produces sharp details when you zoom, and Night Sight, which lets you take natural-looking photos…

Free Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan with X-Rite Products

Mark Goldstein | Accessories , Software
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Get a 1-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, worth £119, when purchasing either an X-Rite i1Display Pro, i1Photographer Kit, ColorMunki Photographer Kit or i1Studio.

Get a 1-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, worth £119, when purchasing either an X-Rite i1Display Pro, i1Photographer Kit, ColorMunki Photographer Kit or i1Studio.

​PortraitPro Body 3

Mark Goldstein | Software
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PortraitPro Body 3 is an intelligent full-length portrait editor which includes automatic body selection, advanced tools for fixing warps, and intelligent tutorials.

PortraitPro Body 3 is an intelligent full-length portrait editor which includes automatic body selection, advanced tools for fixing warps, and intelligent tutorials.