Friday, March 20, 2020

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…

Manhattan Runner 50 Roller Bag

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The Manhattan Runner 50 is a new cabin-ready photographic roller bag designed for "urban photographers on the move".

Aimed at both DSLR and mirrorless users, the Runner 50 has an easy to use, removable protective insert that converts it from photographic to lifestyle bag in one go.

The Manhattan Runner 50 is available now priced at £255.95.

The Manhattan Runner 50 is a new cabin-ready photographic roller bag designed for "urban photographers on the move". Aimed at both DSLR and mirrorless users, the Runner 50 has an easy to use, removable protective insert that converts it from photographic to lifestyle bag in one go. The Manhattan Runner…

ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 Update Now Available

Mark Goldstein | Software

ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 is now available,adding user interface updates, some new features, and plenty of performance enhancements along with new cameras and lens support.

A 30-day free trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 is available for download now. If you previously ran the trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2020, the trial period is reset in version 2020.1, so you can also try this newest update free for another 30 days.

ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 is now available,adding user interface updates, some new features, and plenty of performance enhancements along with new cameras and lens support.A 30-day free trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 is available for download now. If you previously ran the trial of ON1 Photo RAW 2020, the…

STC Launch Folding Grip for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

STC has expanded its range of innovative camera grips with the brand-new Fogrip (folding grip) for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III cameras.

Available in six colours, (leather and metal), the solid build and clever fold-away design enable the camera to sit completely flat when not in use and allows the user to comfortably shoot with just a single hand.

STC has expanded its range of innovative camera grips with the brand-new Fogrip (folding grip) for Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III cameras.Available in six colours, (leather and metal), the solid build and clever fold-away design enable the camera to sit completely flat when not in use and allows the user…

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Canon EOS R5 First Impressions

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

We were given a very early opportunity by Canon UK to see the exciting new EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera at a briefing at Canon's headquarters in London with David Parry, Product Marketing Specialist.

We were given a very early opportunity by Canon UK to see the exciting new EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera at a briefing at Canon's headquarters in London with David Parry, Product Marketing Specialist.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Canon EOS R5 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

We were given a sneak peek of the EOS R5 at an exclusive briefing with Canon UK earlier today.

So sneaky, in fact, that we weren't actually allowed to touch or hold the camera, open the various compartments, turn it on, or even look at the bottom of it.

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon EOS R5.

Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?We were given a sneak peek of the EOS R5 at an exclusive briefing with Canon UK earlier today. So sneaky, in fact, that we weren't actually allowed to touch or hold the…

Friday, March 13, 2020

Canon EOS R5 Flagship Mirrorless Camera, 8K Video, 20fps Burst Shooting, In-Body Image Stabilisation, Dual Card Slots

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have announced the development of the new EOS R5 flagship mirrorless camera, which offers cinematic-quality 8K movie recording using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p and support for Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, high-speed 20fps electronic / 12fps mechanical burst shooting, unparalleled in-body image stabilisation which works in combination with the lens stabilisation system, dual memory card slots, advanced animal AF recognising dogs, cats and birds, and support for the new image.canon cloud platform service.

The EOS R5 will also have a fully articulating LCD screen and a thumb-operated AF joystick, rather than the divisive MFn bar used on the EOS R.

Richard Shepherd, Pro Product Marketing Senior Manager, said: “We’re confident that the EOS R5 will shake up the global mirrorless market and we’re excited to see the content photographers and filmmakers will be able to capture with this outstanding new device in their hands...The EOS R5 will become the new flagship Canon mirrorless camera, delivering exceptional image quality and video capture."

The official launch date and price of the exciting new Canon EOS R5 camera have yet to be announced.

A preview of the EOS R5 will be on display at the 2020 WPPI Show (February 25-27) in Las Vegas.

Reference exhibits for the EOS R5 and RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x will be on display in the Canon booth at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2020, to be held from February 27 to March 1 at the Pacifico Yokohama convention hall in Yokohama, Japan.

Canon have announced the development of the new EOS R5 flagship mirrorless camera, which offers cinematic-quality 8K movie recording using the full width of the sensor at up to 30p and support for Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, high-speed 20fps electronic / 12fps mechanical burst shooting, unparalleled in-body…

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Fujifilm X100V Review

Mark Goldstein

As its name suggests, the new X100V represents the fifth generation of Fujfilm's now classic 35mm fixed lens premium compact camera series. The new X100V uses exactly the same 26 megapixel sensor and X-Processor 4 as the rest of the latest X-series cameras, and also adds weather-proofing, a revised lens design, tilting LCD touchscreen and 4K video recording into the rich mix. Read our in-depth Fujifilm X100V review now, complete with full-size sample images and videos...

Monday, March 9, 2020

Irix 45mm F/1.4 for Canon, Nikon and Pentax DSLRs

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras , Lenses

The Irix 45mm F/1.4 is a new fast standard prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras.

The Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts. The date of launch and the price are still to be confirmed.

The Irix 45mm F/1.4 is a new fast standard prime lens for Canon, Nikon and Pentax full-frame DSLR cameras. The Irix 45mm f/1.4 lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Pentax K mounts. The date of launch and the price are still to be confirmed.

Manfrotto Chicago Camera Backpacks

Mark Goldstein | Accessories

The Manfrotto Chicago collection consists of two photography backpacks and is the most desirable yet. The philosophy behind this assortment is to combine exclusive quality materials, ultra-stylish design, and exceptional technical features. Chicago is a multi-purpose, modular system devised to fulfil the needs of today’s most energetic promising city-based photographers.

The Manfrotto Chicago camera backpack small is available for £182.95,

The Manfrotto Chicago camera backpack medium is available for £213.45.

The Manfrotto Chicago collection consists of two photography backpacks and is the most desirable yet. The philosophy behind this assortment is to combine exclusive quality materials, ultra-stylish design, and exceptional technical features. Chicago is a multi-purpose, modular system devised to fulfil the needs of today’s most energetic promising city-based photographers.The…

Leica S3 Medium Format Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital

Over 18 months since it was first announced at Photokina 2018, Leica have finally officially unveiled the new S3 medium format camera.

The Leica S3 is a 64 megapixel medium format camera offering a 71 percent increase in resolution, a dynamic range of 15 stops and a maximum ISO sensitivity setting of 50,000. For the first time, the Leica S3 supports 4K cinema resolution video recording with 48 kHz, 16-bit stereo sound.

The Leica S3 will be available online and in-store from 6th March 2020 for RRP £16,500 / $18,995.

Over 18 months since it was first announced at Photokina 2018, Leica have finally officially unveiled the new S3 medium format camera. The Leica S3 is a 64 megapixel medium format camera offering a 71 percent increase in resolution, a dynamic range of 15 stops and a maximum ISO sensitivity…

Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR Review

Mark Goldstein

The Fujifilm GF 45-100mm f/4 R LM OIS WR is a new standard zoom lens for Fuji's GFX mirrorless medium format camera system. Is this versatile zoom a must-buy lens for GFX owners? Find out now by reading our Fujifilm GF 45-100mm review...

Nikon D6 Delayed Until May 2020 Due to Coronavirus

Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras

Nikon's new flagship DSLR camera, the D6, has been delayed until May 2020 because of components delays caused by Coronavirus. Originally slated for a March release, the Nikon D6 will now be released just a couple of months before the Tokyo Olympics, if there are no further delays.

Nikon's new flagship DSLR camera, the D6, has been delayed until May 2020 because of components delays caused by Coronavirus. Originally slated for a March release, the Nikon D6 will now be released just a couple of months before the Tokyo Olympics, if there are no further delays.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Nikon D780 Review

Amy Davies

The Nikon D780 is a brand new full-frame DSLR camera that offers a lot of the same features found in the Z6/7 mirrorless range. The D780 has a 24.5 megapixel FX sensor and EXPEED 6 processor, 4K video recording, ISO range of 50-204,800, 12fps burst shooting, in-camera USB charging, and dual SD card memory slots. Read our in-depth Nikon D780 review now...

Monday, March 2, 2020

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Review

Mark Goldstein

The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is a brand new ultra-wide-angle prime lens for Sony Alpha full-frame and APS-C cameras. Offering a fast maximum aperture of f/1.8 in a compact and lightweight design, is this lens worth the £950 / $900 asking price? Read our in-depth Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G review to find out...

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Sony Xperia 1 II

Mark Goldstein | Camera Phones

The Sony Xperia 1 II is the World’s first smartphone with up to 20fps continuous shooting capability. It has a newly developed triple camera array with focal lengths of 16mm, 24mm and 70mm and features Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals.

The Sony Xperia 1 II is the World’s first smartphone with up to 20fps continuous shooting capability. It has a newly developed triple camera array with focal lengths of 16mm, 24mm and 70mm and features Real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals.