Thursday, October 10, 2019

Nikon Z Series Lens Roadmap 2018-2021

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Nikon have unveiled a new lens roadmap for the Z series, with 13 new lenses scheduled for release by the end of 2021.

Interestingly, only one new Z DX lens, the 18-140mm zoom, will be added to the two new Z DX lenses that were announced along with the Z50 camera earlier today.

New Nikon Z Prime Lenses

  • 20mm F1.8
  • 50mm F1.2
  • 28mm
  • 40mm
  • Micro 60mm
  • Micro 105mm

New Nikon Z Zoom Lenses

  • DX 18-140mm
  • 14-24mm F2.8
  • 70-200mm F2.8
  • 24-105mm
  • 100-400mm
  • 24-200mm
  • 200-600mm


Nikon have unveiled a new lens roadmap for the Z series, with 13 new lenses scheduled for release by the end of 2021. Interestingly, only one new Z DX lens, the 18-140mm zoom, will be added to the two new Z DX lenses that were announced along with the Z5…

Nikon Z50 Hands-on Photos

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format camera now, including the new NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses and a side-by-side comparison with the Nikon Z6 camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format mirrorless camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Z50 APS-C DX format camera now, including the new NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm…

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Canon Finally Adds 24p for 1080 and 4K Video Recording

In response to customer feedback , Canon have announced an upcoming firmware update which will add a 24p mode for video recording for some recently launched EOS and PowerShot cameras. These include the EOS 90D, EOS RP, PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II, and the EOS M6 Mark II.

In response to customer feedback , Canon have announced an upcoming firmware update which will add a 24p mode for video recording for some recently launched EOS and PowerShot cameras. These include the EOS 90D, EOS RP, PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II, and the EOS…

Monday, October 7, 2019

Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar for Sony E-Mount

Mark Goldstein | Lenses

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar is a new fast-fifty prime lens exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras.

According to a report on German photo news site, photoscala, Voigtlander are releasing the new lens to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their Classic lens range.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar will have 12 circular aperture blades, "so that not only at aperture F2.0 but also at aperture F2.8 creates a circular opening".

The optical construction is "to aspheric lens elements, five with anomalous partial dispersion, an integrated floating-focus system and an optical calculation that reduces chromatic aberrations to near zero ensure outstanding performance."

The aperture can be selected in 1/3 stop steps via a manual ring, which can be de-clicked for video use.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar weighs 364g and measures 62.6mm in length.

It has a 49mm filter thread and a minimum focusing distance of 45cm.

The release date and price have still to be officially confirmed by Voigtlander.

The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar is a new fast-fifty prime lens exclusively for Sony E-mount cameras. According to a report on German photo news site, photoscala, Voigtlander are releasing the new lens to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their Classic lens range.The Voigtlander 50mm F2 APO-Lanthar will have 12 circular…

Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Lenses for Canon EF-M Mirrorless Cameras

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.

Pricing

  • 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)
  • 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD)
  • 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD)

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.Pricing16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary…

Friday, October 4, 2019

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Review

Amy Davies

Another year, another new flagship phone from Apple, this time introducing a new triple camera system, night mode and improved battery life. Is the iPhone 11 Pro the best smartphone that Apple have ever released, and can it beat the Android competition? Read our iPhone 11 Pro review to find out, complete with full-size sample images and videos.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Nikon Z50 APS-C Mirrorless Camera on October 10th?

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Nikon released their full-frame mirrorless camera range last year with the launch of the Z6 and Z7 (pictured). Now, according to widespread rumors, it looks as though they're about to introduce an APS-C sensor lineup with the introduction of the Nikon Z50. Read on for everything that we know so far...

Nikon released their full-frame mirrorless camera range last year with the launch of the Z6 and Z7 (pictured). Now, according to widespread rumors, it looks as though they're about to introduce an APS-C sensor lineup with the introduction of the Nikon Z50. Read on for everything that we know so…

Sony A9 II Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Enhances Connectivity and Workflow for Pro Photographers

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The new Sony A9 II full-frame mirrorless camera offers significantly enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10fps with mechanical shutter, evolved AF performance with newly optimised algorithms, a re-designed build to enhance durability and operability, and more.

The Sony A9 II will ship in the UK, US and Europe in October 2019, priced at approximately £4800 / $4500 / €5400 respectively.

The new Sony A9 II full-frame mirrorless camera offers significantly enhanced connectivity and file delivery, continuous shooting at up to 10fps with mechanical shutter, evolved AF performance with newly optimised algorithms, a re-designed build to enhance durability and operability, and more. The Sony A9 II will ship in the UK…

Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD Review

Mark Goldstein

The 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD is the second Tamron lens for Sony Alpha full-frame mirrorless cameras, joining last year's very popular 28-75mm optic. Is this the perfect partner for that lens and for cameras like the Sony A7 III? Find out now by reading our in-depth Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 review...

Canon EOS 90D Review

Amy Davies

The Canon EOS 90D is that increasingly rare thing, a new DSLR camera. Aimed at sport and wildlife photographers, the Canon 90D uses a new 32 megapixel APS-C sensor and the latest generation DIGIC 8 processor. Read our in-depth Canon EOS 90D review to find out if a DSLR camera can still cut it in the mirrorless world of 2019...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Canon EOS 90D Sample Images

Amy Davies

Ahead of our full review, here are sample JPEG and Raw images and a 4K movie taken with the new Canon EOS 90D DSLR camera. The Canon EOS 90D is a 35mm APS-C digital SLR camera with a 32 megapixel sensor.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

​Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG and Raw images taken with the new Tamron 17-28mm F/2.8 Di III RXD​ lens, mounted on the Sony A7 III mirrorless camera.

Sony Xperia 5 Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample JPEG images and videos taken with the Sony Xperia 5 smartphone.​ The Sony Xperia 5 is a brand new smartphone with a 12 megapixel triple lens camera that features a 2x optical zoom and 130-degree wide-angle lens.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII Sample Images

Mark Goldstein

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images taken with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII premium compact camera, including the full ISO range from 64-12800. The Sony RX100 VII is a new premium compact camera with a 1-inch image sensor.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Canon EOS R ​Firmware Update 1.4.0

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have released a new firmware update for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera, which mainly improves the auto-focus system.

Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  2. Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  3. Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF frame size cannot be changed in the Servo AF setting.
  5. Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Download the Canon EOS R Firmware Update 1.4.0

Canon have released a new firmware update for the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera, which mainly improves the auto-focus system.Firmware Version 1.4.0 incorporates the following enhancements:Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on…

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Sample Images

Amy Davies

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and videos taken with the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro smartphone.

Canon EOS RP Firmware Update 1.3.0

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

Canon have released a new firmware update for the EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, which mainly improves the auto-focus system.

Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:

  1. Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.
  2. Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus on and track smaller subjects.
  3. Reduces lag time between the actual Auto Focus (AF) and the AF frame display for images in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which Main dial icon may not appear when magnify/reduce button is pressed during the image playback.
  5. Fixes PTP communication vulnerability.

Download the Canon EOS RP Firmware Update 1.3.0

Canon have released a new firmware update for the EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, which mainly improves the auto-focus system. Firmware Version 1.3.0 incorporates the following enhancements:Enhances eye detection Auto Focus (AF) for improved face and eye recognition at greater distances.Improved Auto Focus (AF) performance helps the camera to focus…

Apple iPhone 11 Sample Images

Amy Davies

Ahead of our full review, here are some sample images and videos taken with the new Apple iPhone 11 smartphone.

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020

Mark Goldstein | Software

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 offers an abundance of new and updated features, including facial recognition and detection features, focus stacking, HDR, blended clone, and text tool updates.

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 is available for a lifetime license for $149.99 USD or through a subscription starting at $69/year, which provides users access to regular updates and upgrades.

ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 offers an abundance of new and updated features, including facial recognition and detection features, focus stacking, HDR, blended clone, and text tool updates.ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2020 is available for a lifetime license for $149.99 USD or through a subscription starting at $69/year, which provides…

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Canon EOS M200 Mirrorless Camera Price, Specs and Availability

Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera

The Canon EOS M200 is a new entry-level mirrorless camera. Upgrades from the previous EOS M100 model include the latest Canon DIGIC 8 processor, improved autofocus, addition of 4K movie, a guided user interface, new creative functions and vertical movie shooting.

The Canon EOS M200 will be available from October 2019 with an RSP of £499.99 / €569.99 / $549.99.

The Canon EOS M200 is a new entry-level mirrorless camera. Upgrades from the previous EOS M100 model include the latest Canon DIGIC 8 processor, improved autofocus, addition of 4K movie, a guided user interface, new creative functions and vertical movie shooting. The Canon EOS M200 will be available from October…