Tuesday, 31 May 2016

366 Project Month Four - April Portrait Project

April - it was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. A month later, I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about my April Portrait Project – the project to take 30 portraits of 30 different people over 30 days.

When I originally decided to make April all about portraits, the inspiration behind it was to actually make my photography life easier for a month. It would play to some of my strengths, and it would mean I no longer had to go out hunting for a new scene every day. In my head, I imagined mostly sitting back in my place, people popping by for a quick head-shot, and done. This didn’t happen.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Sigma and Sony

In this week's summary:
  • Canon - Finally some news about the 5d Mark IV, and a new lens is coming
  • Fuji - More news on the X-T2, a teleconverter, a new Instax SP-2 printer and a new lens
  • Nikon - The D500 gets DPReviw's highest award
  • Olympus - A new action camera and more rumours on the new 30mm macro lens.
  • Sigma - The long anticipated 85mm f/1.4 ART is rumoured to be coming soon.
  • Sony - The Voigtlander 10mm FE lens is now in stock

The existing Sigma 85mm f/1.4 is reportedly out of production.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Samsung, Sigma for Pentax, Sony and Elinchrom

In this week's summary:
  • Samsung - a new firmware available for the NX1 and NX500 cameras.
  • Sigma -  offers fix to prevent some of their lenses from scratching the new Pentax K-1.
  • Sony - sensor production expected to resume by end of the month, and rumored pricing on the new GM 70-200 f/2.8.
  • Elinchrom - The new Skyport HS for Sony has been tested in the real world.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Canon, Pentax & Olympus

In this week's summary

  • Canon release a new EF-M Macro lens with an integrated ring light, plus a new 600EX flash
  • Pentax's new K-1 sensor is scoring amazing results over at DPReview
  • Olympus has a new macro lens coming, but the E-PL8 has been delayed.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

News and Rumour Thursday: Canon, Fuji, Olympus, Samyang

In this week's summary:

  • Canon: The Canon EOS-1D X II receives some positive results in the DPReview studio tests
  • Fuji: More leaked images of the Fuji X-T2
  • Olympus: Some vague rumours about the E-M1 successor
  • Samyang: Have announced two auto-focus lenses (for Sony FE-Mount)

It's been a pretty quiet week.