Thursday, 25 February 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Micro 43s, Nikon, Nissin, Sigma and Tamron

In this weeks summary:
  • Micro 43s: A new lens from Panasonic.
  • Nikon: 3 new 1-inch sensor compacts (with PDAF).
  • Nissin: New additions to their Nissin Air System.
  • Samsung: “officially discontinued manufacturing of cameras”
  • Sigma: New lenses and new mirrorless cameras.
  • Tamron: New lenses and a USB dock.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

News and Rumour Thursday - Adobe, Canon, Micro 43s, Pentax, Sigma and auto-focus with Leica M

In this weeks summary:
  • Adobe: A fix to stop Adobe from deleting your files.
  • Canon: A prosumer APS-C DSLR and some compacts.
  • Micro 43s: A uninspiring camera from Panasonic and rumours of new Olympus lenses.
  • Pentax: After many years and gnashing of teeth, the full frame Pentax is here.
  • Sigma: Two new lenses are rumoured to be coming this month.
  • Leica M Glass: Can now be auto-focused with Sony cameras.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

News and Rumour Thursday - Sony and Instagram

In this weeks summary:
  • Instagram: Now having multiple accounts on a single device is available to all.
  • Sony: Initial reports on the new G Master lenses, a new Batis and the new MIS TTL cable is in stock.
  • Nikon: The Nikon D500 has been delayed until end of April.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

News and Rumour Thursday - Canon, Sony, Phottix and Sekonic/Elinchrom

In this weeks summary:
  • Canon: 1DX Mk II is here to compete against the Nikon D5.
  • Sony: As well as the long awaited A6300, three new FE lenses have been announced.
  • Phottix: Over a year late, but finally the Odin IIs are here (but no Sony version yet).
  • Sekonic: New versions of the popular LiteMaster Pro L-478DR have been announced with Phottix/Elinchrom compatibility

Monday, 1 February 2016

366 Project First Month - Initial Thoughts

A few years ago, I was considering the merits of a 365 project (a photo a day for a year). At the time I recalled a blog post, sadly no longer available, theorising that practising taking photos without purpose only results in practising poor techniques. The general consensus, and the one I subscribed to, seemed to be to focus on quality instead of quantity.