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Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery

Posted by on Jan 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery

Published Jan 13, 2021 | dpreview staff We’ve been busy shooting around with Sony’s brand-new, compact and lightweight FE 35mm F1.4 G Master lens and initial impressions are quite positive: It’s extremely sharp wide open and across the frame, and the optical design controls ghosting, flaring and chromatic aberration with ease. Jump into our sample gallery and have a look for yourself. See our Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery Gear in this story Exposure X6 is the latest Adobe Lightroom competitor from Exposure Software....

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DPReview TV: Sony 35mm F1.4 GM review

Posted by on Jan 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: Sony 35mm F1.4 GM review

Published Jan 13, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The 35mm F1.4 GM brings one of photography’s classic focal lengths to Sony’s G Master series of lenses. How does it perform? According to Chris and Jordan, it’s pretty darn good. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Sony 35mm F1.4 GM sample gallery from this episode Gear in this story Exposure X6 is the latest Adobe Lightroom competitor from Exposure Software. With great image quality, impressive speed and powerful features,...

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Sony launches super-sharp, lightweight FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens

Posted by on Jan 13th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sony launches super-sharp, lightweight FE 35mm F1.4 GM lens

Published Jan 13, 2021 | dpreview staff Sony has just launched the FE 35mm F1.4 GM, the 39th full-frame E-mount lens in the lineup. Users of Sony’s mirrorless cameras have been able to use the FE Zeiss 35mm F1.4 for years, but this new lens is meant to improve on it; it’s also smaller and lighter, coming in at 524g (1.16lb) to the Zeiss’ 630g (1.39 lb). The Zeiss will remain on the market alongside the GM. The FE 35mm F1.4 GM comes with a complex optical formula of 14 elements in 10 groups, including two XA (extreme...

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Sigma CEO confirms RF/Z mount lenses are a ‘possibility,’ estimates camera industry will stabilize this year and more

Posted by on Jan 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sigma CEO confirms RF/Z mount lenses are a ‘possibility,’ estimates camera industry will stabilize this year and more

Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki, pictured at the CP+ 2019 show in Yokohama, Japan. Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki recently penned an article in the ICAN Management Review that confirms the Japanese company is looking at the ‘possibility’ of bringing Sigma lenses to Canon RF and Nikon Z mount camera systems. In addition to the possibility of new lenses, he also notes Sigma estimates the overall decline of the photography industry will stabilize sometime this year and explains why Sigma will continue to make cameras, even if it comes at ‘considerable’ costs...

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ViewSonic unveils new ColorPro monitors, including 32″ 8K display aimed at photographers

Posted by on Jan 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

ViewSonic unveils new ColorPro monitors, including 32″ 8K display aimed at photographers

ViewSonic has unveiled a wide array of monitors at this year’s virtual CES 2021 show. Among the new monitors is the company’s first 8K ColorPro monitor. The display has been designed for photographers demanding high resolution and wide color gamut coverage. The new 32″ 8K ColorPro monitor, the VP3286-8K, has a native 8K resolution (7,680 x 4,320) and displays 99% of the Adobe RGB color space. Connectivity features include Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort plus a USB hub. The monitor has a color-blind mode, which includes...

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BCN+R data shows digital camera sales in Japan were down 40% year-over-year

Posted by on Jan 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

BCN+R data shows digital camera sales in Japan were down 40% year-over-year

BCN Retail (BCN+R), a Japanese analyst firm that collects daily sales data of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras from both online and in-person points of sale in Japan, has published (translated) a summary of its 2020 camera sales data, confirming camera sales were down in the Japanese market due to an already-shrinking market further compounded by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to BCN+R’s data, digital camera sales dropped 40.4% year-over-year (YoY). This is over double the 16.8 percent drop BCN+R recorded in 2019 (compared to...

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Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery updated

Posted by on Jan 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm GF 120mm F4 Macro sample gallery updated

A hundred megapixels is a lot of resolution, no doubt about that, and such resolution places extraordinary pressure on lenses. Good thing the GF 120mm F4 Macro is up to the challenge. We’ve just had the chance to update our lens gallery with shots from the GFX 100 so check out how the lens performs for yourself! Gear in this story In this article, expert macro photographer Thomas Shahan shares advice for successful closeup photography of bugs, insects and small animals. Need a quick refresher? We’re always adding product overview...

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Reply to EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R

Posted by on Jan 12th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Reply to EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R

Photos Members Group Since EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R wbyoungphotos says: Does anybody use these large sensor bodies?If so,how do you utilise the files? 1:44AM, 11 January 2021 PST (permalink) wbyoungphotos says: Perhaps the file is over sized,but then people were talking about Medium cameras…It is just ahead of it’s times? 🙂 13 hours ago (permalink) Would you like to comment? Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you’re already a...

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Sony reveals new information about its upcoming ‘Airpeak’ drone

Posted by on Jan 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Sony reveals new information about its upcoming ‘Airpeak’ drone

Last November, Sony sent out a press release announcing its entrance into the drone industry with ‘Airpeak.’ A few more details surfaced, today, in conjunction with the launch of the annual Consumer Electronics (CES) show. In its latest unveiling, Sony claims ‘Airpeak [is] the industry’s smallest class of drone that can be equipped with the Alpha system.’ Airpeak is expected to be released to the public in Spring 2021, and aimed at professional photographers and video creators. While the exact dimensions of the...

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Some versions of Capture One are now more expensive

Posted by on Jan 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Some versions of Capture One are now more expensive

A rumored price increase to selected versions of Capture One software has officially taken effect. As of today, January 11, branded (Fujifilm, Nikon and Sony) versions of Capture One software are more expensive for new purchases, subscriptions and upgrades. A new perpetual license for Capture One for Fujifilm, Capture One for Nikon and Capture One (for Sony) will now cost customers $199 USD (€209, £199). Prior to the January 11 price increase, a new perpetual license for these branded versions of Capture One cost $129. Upgrade pricing has...

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OWC’s new Envoy Pro FX SSD is an ‘ultra rugged’ SSD with max sequential read speeds of 2,800MB/s

Posted by on Jan 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

OWC’s new Envoy Pro FX SSD is an ‘ultra rugged’ SSD with max sequential read speeds of 2,800MB/s

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced the Envoy Pro FX, a waterproof and ‘ultra rugged’ plug-and-play SSD that offers sequential read/write speeds of up to 2,800MB/s. The bus-powered SSD is constructed of aluminum. In addition to making the SSD IP67 rated, the aluminum housing also acts as a heat sink to passively cool the internal OWC Aura memory. The Envoy Pro FX is plug-and-play with essentially any device that can accept a USB-A, USB-C or Thunderbolt connection, including Linux, macOS and Windows computers, as well as iPad Pros,...

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Best Camera for Sports and Wildlife Photography in 2021

Posted by on Jan 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Best Camera for Sports and Wildlife Photography in 2021

NIKON D3S + 300mm f/4 @ 300mm, ISO 3200, 1/250, f/8.0Copyright Nasim Mansurov If you are into sports and wildlife photography, you might be wondering which camera is the best for these two genres today. Without a doubt, action photography can be challenging even for the most expensive cameras on the market, since it has very specific requirements. Action cameras need fast autofocus systems, fast continuous shooting speeds, minimum blackout, large camera buffers, extensive weather sealing, solid build quality, and the intelligence to be able...

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Ambarella releases new CV5 SoC that will likely power next-gen DJI, GoPro devices

Posted by on Jan 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Ambarella releases new CV5 SoC that will likely power next-gen DJI, GoPro devices

Ambarella, a semiconductor design company that focuses mainly on imaging hardware, has announced the released of its new CV5 system on a chip (SoC). This new 5nm SoC can process one 8K or four 4K streams while using minimal power consumption and provides plenty of overhead for AI-powered features and capture modes. Ambarella might not be as familiar a name as other semiconductor manufacturers, but it’s played a major role in the imaging industry. Since 2008, the Santa Clara-based company has been manufacturing chipsets for popular...

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Roger Cicala: Understanding field curvature for fun and profit (part 2)

Posted by on Jan 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Roger Cicala: Understanding field curvature for fun and profit (part 2)

Hi, Roger here – I’m going to talk about field curvature again. And first, some admin: If you only use primes with flat fields, shoot only at F11 or F16, or like to pretend your zoom lenses have flat fields, then this article will be of no interest to you. In my last article I discussed how to evaluate your lens for field curvature and why that’s worthwhile information to have sometimes. Today I’m going to show an overview of what to expect from different types of lenses. There are some general tendencies of field curvature,...

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EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R

Posted by on Jan 11th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

wbyoungphotos posted a new topic: Does anybody use these large sensor bodies? If so,how do you utilise the files?

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Exposure X6 software review: Faster than ever and even more capable

Posted by on Jan 10th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Exposure X6 software review: Faster than ever and even more capable

Exposure Software Exposure X6$129-149 | exposure.software Back in 2020, I reviewed Exposure Software’s Exposure X5 and discovered much to love. A rival to the likes of Lightroom and Capture One, I found Exposure X5 to be blazingly fast and quite capable. With a pretty affordable price tag and no subscription fees, it made for a very credible alternative to its more established rivals, especially for photographers on a budget. Now the follow-up, Exposure X6, is here, and I’ve tested all of its new features to see how they stack up....

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NASA’s HiRISE orbital camera captures enlightening close-up shots of Martian surface

Posted by on Jan 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

NASA’s HiRISE orbital camera captures enlightening close-up shots of Martian surface

Image credit: University of Arizona, NASA, JPL. Researchers at the University of Arizona have used NASA’s High Resolution Imaging Experience (HiRISE) camera to capture images of the Valles Marineris canyon on Mars. Researchers want to study the canyon, which is 2,500 mi (4,000 km) long and has depths up to 4 mi (7 km), to better understand how it formed and what its formation means for the history of Mars itself. Valles Marineris is the largest known canyon in the solar system and it may hold the key to solving numerous Martian...

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DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 II review

Posted by on Jan 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 II review

Published Jan 9, 2021 | dpreview staff [embedded content] The Nikon Z7 II has the same great ergonomics as its predecessor, but has more processing power, dual card slots, 4K/60p video, improved autofocus and more. Chris and Jordan tell us why it’s a solid choice for many shooters. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Nikon Z7 II sample gallery from this episode Gear in this story The new Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are solid updates, but the gap at the top of Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless...

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Nikon Z7 II sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Posted by on Jan 9th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Nikon Z7 II sample gallery (DPReview TV)

Published Jan 9, 2021 | dpreview staff Our team at DPReview TV just wrapped up its review of the Nikon Z7 II. Check out the photos they took along the way and judge the image quality for yourself! View the Nikon Z7 II sample gallery Gear in this story The new Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are solid updates, but the gap at the top of Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless lineup for a truly ‘professional’ model still exists. So what can the Z6 II and Z7 II tell us about what Nikon might do next? The new Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II are iterative...

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Nikon is killing off its international warranty in favor of regional warranties

Posted by on Jan 8th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Nikon is killing off its international warranty in favor of regional warranties

Nikon has announced it will no longer provide a comprehensive international warranty for its products, citing issues with ‘differences in regional laws and safety standards. Instead, the company says it will transition to regional warranties for interchangeable lenses and accessories by the end of this month. Nikon says the change will affect ‘NIKKOR interchangeable lenses (F mount and Z mount lenses, mount adapters, etc.) and accessories (Speedlights, etc.).’ Going forward, if you purchase a Nikon product with an international warranty, said...

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Nikon Z Firmware Update Wishlist (Updated 2021)

Posted by on Jan 8th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Nikon Z Firmware Update Wishlist (Updated 2021)

Without a doubt, camera firmware is one of the most important parts of any modern digital camera, and this is especially true for mirrorless cameras that have a lot more electronics compared to DSLRs. Nikon has been building its arsenal of Z-series cameras in both full-frame (FX) and APS-C (DX) formats since 2018, and as of early 2021 there are a total of 6 mirrorless cameras available: Z50, Z5, Z6, Z6 II, Z7, and Z7 II. Although they are all highly capable and solid, they do have their list of issues that we would like to see addressed in...

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NiSi releases its first lens, a 15mm ‘Sunstar’ wide-angle lens for RF, Z, X and E mount cameras

Posted by on Jan 8th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

NiSi releases its first lens, a 15mm ‘Sunstar’ wide-angle lens for RF, Z, X and E mount cameras

NiSi Optics has announced the release of its very first lens, a 15mm F4 ‘Sunstar’ wide-angle lens for Canon RF, Fujifilm X, Nikon Z and Sony E mount cameras. [embedded content] The fully-manual lens features an all-metal construction and is comprised of 12 elements in 10 groups, including one double-side aspherical element and two extra-low dispersion elements. It has an aperture range of F4 through F22 and uses a ten-blade aperture diaphragm, which helps to create the signature sunstars this lens is named after. The angle of view is...

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The Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Part 1 – Getting started

Posted by on Jan 8th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

The Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Part 1 – Getting started

Photos Dan Bracaglia Film photography is alive and well. Though digital photography is by far the dominant medium, film is still around, and has been growing in popularity over the last decade as photographers discover (or re-discover) the joys of chemical, analog photography. There’s also a healthy supply of good used film cameras and many of varieties of film still on the market. So how does one take the plunge into analog photography? This edition of the ‘Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography,’ (our first) will...

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Fujifilm GF 63mm F2.8 R WR sample gallery

Posted by on Jan 8th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

Fujifilm GF 63mm F2.8 R WR sample gallery

We’ve been shooting with Fujifilm’s GF 63mm F2.8 R WR for some time now, usually on the 50MP GFX 50S and 50R bodies. Well, we’ve got some of those images here, but we also added a boatload of 100MP images from the GFX 100 to see just how well Fujifilm’s first GF lens stands up to that massive pixel count. Gear in this story Need a quick refresher? We’re always adding product overview videos to our collection, and just published a few detailing the Fujifilm GFX 50S medium-format camera and three GF lenses....

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OmniVision releases 40MP smartphone sensor with 1.0 micron pixels, 256x gain and more

Posted by on Jan 7th, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

OmniVision releases 40MP smartphone sensor with 1.0 micron pixels, 256x gain and more

OmniVision has announced the details of the OV40A, a 40-megapixel image sensor designed to be paired with the next generation of smartphones. The 1/1.7” sensor is built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus-S stacked die technology, features 1.0 micron pixels and offers ‘super high gain and de-noise technologies for the best-in-class low light camera performance’ for its size. OmniVision says the OV40A offers multiple high dynamic range (HDR) options for both stills and video, as well as slow-motion video capture up to 240 frames per second (fps) with...

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