Friday, December 7, 2018

Leica CL ‘Street Kit’

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Leica Camera have unveiled the Leica CL ‘Street Kit’ for photographers of all skill levels seeking a compact yet high-performance system camera and lens. The kit includes the small and versatile Leica CL system camera and a Leica Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 ASPH. lens, which together form a set ideal for photographers who covet intuitive handling, iconic industrial design and the storied Leica Look.

The lightweight kit is perfect for travel and daily excursions, and comes outfitted in classic anodized black finish with an ergonomically designed handgrip, premium black leather carrying strap and convenient second camera battery.

The Leica CL ‘Street Kit’ is available beginning today at Leica Stores, Boutiques and Dealers for $4,195.

Leica Camera have unveiled the Leica CL ‘Street Kit’ for photographers of all skill levels seeking a compact yet high-performance system camera and lens. The kit includes the small and versatile Leica CL system camera and a Leica Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 ASPH. lens, which together form a set ideal…

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Review

Mark Goldstein

The new Canon PowerShot SX70 HS super-zoom camera features a 65x zoom lens with a massive focal range of 21-1365mm, a new 20 megapixel image sensor, Digic 8 processor, 4K video recording, 10fps burst shooting, 3 inch vari-angle LCD screen, electronic viewfinder, full manual controls, RAW format support, and built-in wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Read our Canon SX70 HS review now to discover if this is the ultimate all-rounder camera...

Metz Mecablitz M360 Flashgun for Mirrorless and DSLR

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The New Metz Mecablitz M360 is a compact, fully-featured TTL flash that offers intuitive operation for mirrorless and DSLR camera users.

The New Metz Mecablitz M360 is a compact, fully-featured TTL flash that offers intuitive operation for mirrorless and DSLR camera users.

Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 Full-Frame Lens Now Shipping

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

Sigma has announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00.

Sigma has announced that its anticipated cine lens – Sigma Cine 40mm T1.5 FF – will begin shipping in December 2018 for $3,499.00, with the option to purchase a fully luminous version (FL) for $4,499.00.

Velbon UT-3AR Travel Tripod

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The Velbon UT-3AR Travel Tripod weighs just 787g, yet is capable of supporting up to 3kg of camera gear, making it ideal for use when travelling with mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

The Velbon UT-3AR Travel Tripod weighs just 787g, yet is capable of supporting up to 3kg of camera gear, making it ideal for use when travelling with mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

Hasselblad Phocus 3.4

Mark Goldstein | Software

Phocus 3.4 brings additions to both tethered shooting and image adjustment workflows, ensuring users of Hasselblad H and X Camera Systems can achieve their full creative potential.

Phocus 3.4 brings additions to both tethered shooting and image adjustment workflows, ensuring users of Hasselblad H and X Camera Systems can achieve their full creative potential.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pre-order Luminar 3 with Libraries Now!

Mark Goldstein | Software

Skylum have just announced that pre-orders for Luminar 3 with Libraries are now open!

You can now pre-order Luminar 3 with Libraries along with additional bonuses for just $49/£43 using the coupon code "PHOTOBLOG".

Current users of Luminar 2017 can upgrade for just $39 using the coupon code "PHOTOBLOG".

Current users of Luminar 2018 will be able to update for free.

Note that the full price after the Luminar 3 with Libraries release on December 18th will be US$69/£53.

Skylum have just announced that pre-orders for Luminar 3 with Libraries are now open!You can now pre-order Luminar 3 with Libraries along with additional bonuses for just $49/£43 using the coupon code "PHOTOBLOG".Current users of Luminar 2017 can upgrade for just $39 using the coupon code "PHOTOBLOG".Current users of Luminar…

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount lens mounted on a Sony A7R III body. The Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount is a fast wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras.

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount lens mounted on a Sony A7R III body. The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art for Sony E-Mount is a fast standard prime lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the new Canon PowerShot SX70 HS super-zoom camera, including the full ISO range. The Canon SX70 HS is a 20 megapixel compact camera with a 65x zoom lens, equivalent to a focal range of 21-1365mm.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Nokia 8.1 Value Flagship Smartphone

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The new Nokia 8.1 smartphone has a highly sensitive, industry-leading camera sensor, ZEISS Optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

The Nokia 8.1 is available in three colour combinations, Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel, from 14th January 2019 and will retail for an average price of £379.99.

In addition to the launch of the Nokia 8.1, HMD Global are pleased to also announce the Nokia 3.1 Plus will be joining the Nokia smartphone portfolio, available in Blue for £169.99, and the Nokia 5.1 Plus will become available, in Blue and Black for £199.99, from the 14th January 2019.

The new Nokia 8.1 smartphone has a highly sensitive, industry-leading camera sensor, ZEISS Optics and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).The Nokia 8.1 is available in three colour combinations, Blue/Silver, Steel/Copper, Iron/Steel, from 14th January 2019 and will retail for an average price of £379.99.In addition to the launch of the Nokia…

Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD Review

Mark Goldstein

Interested in buying a 70-200mm telephoto zoom that doesn't break either your back or your bank?! Then take a look at the Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens, which only weighs 860g and only costs £699 / $799. Read our Tamron 70-210mm f4 review to find out if it's cut too many corners or not...

Insta360 Launches Exclusive ONE X Apple Bundle

Mark Goldstein | Digital

Insta360 announced today that its flagship 360-degree action camera, the Insta360 ONE X, is now available at Apple.com as part of an exclusive camera bundle.

Insta360 announced today that its flagship 360-degree action camera, the Insta360 ONE X, is now available at Apple.com as part of an exclusive camera bundle.

​DxO PhotoLab 2.1

Mark Goldstein | Software

DxO PhotoLab 2.1 offers improved performance and additional camera support for the Nikon Z 7 and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

DxO PhotoLab 2.1 offers improved performance and additional camera support for the Nikon Z 7 and the DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.

Vuze XR Camera Now Shipping

Mark Goldstein | Digital Compact Cameras

HumanEyes Technologies have announced that worldwide shipments to pre-order customers and select retail partners of the new 5.7K Vuze XR camera began on November 30th.

HumanEyes Technologies have announced that worldwide shipments to pre-order customers and select retail partners of the new 5.7K Vuze XR camera began on November 30th.

Db Equipment Launches "The Backpack" for Photographers

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

Db Equipment's The Backpack is a perfectly sized day bag designed with photography enthusiasts in mind.

Db Equipment's The Backpack is a perfectly sized day bag designed with photography enthusiasts in mind.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SJCAM Gimbal 2

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The new SJCAM Gimbal 2 comes with brushless motors and, unlike most gimbals, is able to perform 4 different functions.

The Gimbal 2 is now available on discounted sale from Amazon.co.uk at RRP £77.60 or in a bundle with the SJCAM SJ7 Star action camera for RRP £222.59.

The new SJCAM Gimbal 2 comes with brushless motors and, unlike most gimbals, is able to perform 4 different functions. The Gimbal 2 is now available on discounted sale from Amazon.co.uk at RRP £77.60 or in a bundle with the SJCAM SJ7 Star action camera for RRP £222.59.

Fujifilm GFX 50R Review

Mark Goldstein

The Fujifilm GFX 50R is a rangefinder-style medium-format mirrorless camera with a 50 megapixel sensor, 3.2-inch tilting touchscreen LCD, electronic viewfinder, ISO range of 50-102400, dual memory card slots and 3fps continuous shooting. Oh, and it only costs £3999 / $4499, making it the cheapest medium format camera on the market. Read our detailed Fujifilm GFX 50R review now...

Monday, December 3, 2018

Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens for Fujifilm GFX Mirrorless Medium Format

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Zhong Yi Optics has released the first third-party lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. The new Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens provides a focal length equivalent to 46mm in 35mm terms. It's also the fastest lens currently available for the Fujifilm G mount.

Zhong Yi Optics has released the first third-party lens for Fujifilm GFX cameras. The new Mitakon Speedmaster 65mm f/1.4 lens provides a focal length equivalent to 46mm in 35mm terms. It's also the fastest lens currently available for the Fujifilm G mount.

Gabrielle Motola Unveiled as New Olympus Ambassador

Mark Goldstein | Photographers

Olympus is kicking off their Documentary and low light month with the announcement of a new ambassador, Gabrielle Motola.

Olympus is kicking off their Documentary and low light month with the announcement of a new ambassador, Gabrielle Motola.