Thursday, 31 March 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Micro43s, Nik and Sony

In this week's summary:
  • Micro43s: A body and lens expected from Panasonic next week.
  • Nik Software: Now free, but is it still supported?
  • Sony: New lenses and RX 10 mk3.

Meanwhile, you'd think major photography websites would know the difference between a selfie and a photo. C'mon guys, you know better!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Everything wrong with the Sony a7R II (that can be fixed via firmware)

When the Sony a7R II was announced it sounded nearly perfect. A cutting edge BSI sensor with great PDAF coverage, IBIS, large EVF all in a small, relatively lightweight body. Sony got all the hard bits, using the latest technologies, exactly right!

Unfortunately, when it came to the relatively easy bit of the user interface to access these incredible new features, they managed to completely bollocks it up.

Fortunately, many of these issues could be fixed in the firmware with no hardware changes required. This is my list of changes I think Sony should make to the a7R II to make it freaking awesome.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Micro43s, Canon, Sony, Adobe and Atomos

In this weeks summary:

  • Micro43s: New cameras and lenses coming
  • Canon: It seems their newest generation sensors have increased dynamic range
  • Sony: Yet another Sony camera, the a6300, suffers from overheating when shooting video?
  • Adobe: A new serach based on image content instead of metadata is coming.
  • Atomos: New versions of their Shogun and Ninja models with much brother screens.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Instagram Feeds, Canon, Sigma, Sony, Affinity, Elinchrom and Nissin

In this two week summary (sorry I missed last week):
  • Instagram: An end to chronological feeds.
  • Canon: A new (disappointing?) entry level DSLR.
  • Sigma: Their Sony FE adapter offers full AF support unlike any other existing adapter.
  • Affinity: Photoshop alternative coming to Windows.
  • Elinchrom: The real replacement for the Skyport triggers are announced.
  • Nissin: Pricing for the new i60 flash is announced.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Micro43s, MagMod, Nissin, Phottix and Tamrac

In this weeks summary (it's a quiet week):
  • Micro 43s: Panasonic GH5 rumours.
  • MagMod: A new kickstarter campaign for a Fresnel lens flash extender.
  • Nissin: More on the i60 flash.
  • Phottix: Teasing the Sony Odin II.
  • Tamrac: Suddenly have their existing Goblin lens pouches out in the news.