Thursday, 28 April 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Leica, Micro43s, Nikon, Sony and ON1

In this week's summary:

  • Leica: Leaked images of the Leica M-D Typ 262
  • Micro43s: Rumours about the new Olympus EM-1 and the Panasonic Leica 12mm lens.
  • Nikon: Autofocus auto-tune on D500 and D5, delays in DL, and yet another shutter issue with the D750
  • Sony: New firmware, hacked firmware, and a potential AF bug
  • ON1: Have announced a new RAW converter they claim will offer unrivalled performance

Monday, 25 April 2016

366 Project Third Month - Travel

As February came to an end, I was getting more excited to be able to go back to the Sony RX1R II to take my photos. It was also going to be the first time during my 366 project that I would go on a holiday.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Fuji, Leica, Sony, Zeiss, Blackmagic, Lexar, Pelican and Phottix

In this week's summary:
  • Fuji: Images of the X-T2 leaked
  • Leica: New major firmware update to the SL
  • Sony: Earthquakes affect sensor production, and possible issues with the Sony 85mm G-Master
  • Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic have announced a new public beta of DaVinci Resolve 12.5
  • Lexar: Easy way to access MicroSD cards on your iPhone
  • Pelican: A new, lighter, range of cases
  • Phottix: A new mount for using Elinchrom and Bowen's light shaping tools with speedlights

The TIPA Awards: Everyone wins a prize
I recall correctly, last year many photography sites were making fun of the TIPA awards - by having each of an Entry Level, Advanced, Expert and Professional award for various cameras, they may as well start giving out awards for participation. Was there a mirrorless camera released last year that didn't get an award? If you're thinking the Leica SL, don't worry, they snuck that in as the Best Premium Camera.

For some reason though, most brand focused sites are instead reporting just on what their preferred brand won.

Monday, 18 April 2016

366 Project Second Month - Ultrawide

When I started my 366 project, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stick to the same camera and lens for the whole year, so I instead decided to take it month by month. In January, I often felt there were many cool shots I could have gotten if only I had a wider lens so in February I wanted to try shooting with an ultra-wide. I was expecting to be able to use the ‘gimmick’ of the wide to make taking a daily photo much easier. I was wrong.

Though it did come in handy sometimes.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Zeiss, Lee and Lensbaby

In this week's summary:

  • Canon: Rumours spread of a full frame mirrorless, plus the 5D Mark 4.
  • Panasonic: Interview talks about their current strategy.
  • Sony: A reliable rumour talks about the next generation of the Sony mirrorless cameras.
  • Zeiss: The Batis 18mm f/2.8 announcement is imminent.
  • Lee: A new harder neutral density grad filter is announced.
  • Lensbaby: Lensbaby have announced a cheaper alternative for those who love twirly bokeh.

See digicame-info for more images

Thursday, 7 April 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Panasonic, Think Tank and Lytro

In this week's summary:
  • Micro43s: Panasonic releases a camera with three different names around the world.
  • Think Tank: Announces their largest rolling case yet.
  • Lytro: Lytro quits the consumer market.